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9 Ridiculously Great Uses of Brisket

By: Dan Gentile<p><i>Credit: JW Walthall</i><p>In some parts of Texas, putting anything other than salt and pepper on a brisket is considered blasphemy. But to the dismay of more traditional pitmasters (and Spinderella) there's a whole host of folks around the country (and Canada!) who're using brisket to …

The 'Crazy Russian Hacker' Shows Us How To Make Potato Chips In The Microwave

The next time a potato chip crisis strikes, do not panic. If you've got a potato on hand (which you always should) and your kitchen is equipped with a microwave, all is well. In the video above, YouTuber CrazyRussianHacker shows just how simple it is to nuke up a batch of your own crispy …

MH370: Sonar Reveals Secrets Of Sea Floor

The hunt for missing Malaysian plane MH370 has revealed unsuspected secrets about the Indian Ocean, including underwater volcanoes and trenches dating back up to 100 million years.<p>High-resolution sonar has found no clear signs of the plane’s wreckage, but instead discovered a wealth of unexpected …

Starwatch: The ice giants

When Pluto was exiled to the class of dwarf planets in 2006, it left a solar system of eight planets that could be divided neatly into two sets of four. Closer to the Sun we have the smaller rocky worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars while beyond the asteroid belt are the gas giants Jupiter, …

Comet Probe Finds Elements Of Life

The Rosetta spacecraft has discovered all the elements of life in the gases jetting from a comet as it approaches the Sun.<p>The ingredients that make up amino acids, life’s building blocks, are all contained in the tail of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G). Among them are methane, …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

'My Saddest Photo': Astronaut Sees Gaza-Israel Conflict from Space

German astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image Wednesday on Twitter of Gaza and Israel as seen from the International Space Station, saying "My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel."<p>The weeks-old conflict that began with Israel …

What the Xbox One's new developer update means for games, according to Microsoft

This month's update to the Xbox One XDK — the software development kit that game makers use to build their titles — aims to give developers more system resources. That should mean better looking games and, according to Xbox Software Engineering director of development Kareem Choudhry, more …

First Aston on All-New Platform Will Be DB9 Replacement

Aston Martin is busy at work on its next-generation sports-car line, and the first model to market will be the successor to the current DB9 (pictured above).<p>According to a report from the U.K.’s <i>Autocar</i> magazine, work on the next-gen Aston GT “is well under way” and the car could be unveiled as soon …