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Jeff Bezos Briefly Tops Bill Gates as the World's Richest Person

A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report briefly propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill …

WhatsApp is apparently really popular because 1 billion people use it daily

WhatsApp is just one of the many available messaging apps for mobile, and apparently it's also one of the most popular.<p>The company announced on …

Norway may block UK return to European Free Trade Association

Norway could block any UK attempt to rejoin the European Free Trade Association, the small club of nations that has access to the European single market without being part of the EU.<p>Senior Norwegian government members are to hold talks with David Davis, the Brexit minister, in the next few …

Europe

Panama Papers reveal offshore secrets of China’s red nobility

The eight members of China’s Communist party elite whose family members used offshore companies are revealed in the Panama Papers.<p>The documents show the granddaughter of a powerful Chinese leader became the sole shareholder in two British Virgin Islands companies while still a teenager. Jasmine Li …

Corruption

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Travel

What to Do with Leftover Red Wine

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

The Mashed Potato Recipes You Want And Need

Dive in.<p>Side dishes are often overlooked, a mere afterthought to fill up the plate. But when sides are mashed potatoes, they are the main event. They’re are buttery and fluffy, filling and savory, and all in all wholly satisfying (so long as they aren’t made with potatoes that have been stored in …

Cooking

Making Krispy Kreme-Style Doughnuts at Home

Doughnuts are one of those pastries that seem too advanced for the average cook. But yeasted doughnuts, glazed or filled, just require a few tools and facility with a deep fryer. Above our friends over at culinary lab Chefsteps break down how to make a perfect facsimile of a Krispy Cream-style …

9 Expert-Approved Hacks For A Decent, Manageable Hangover

It gets better. We promise.<p>At one point or another, we've all experienced the headaches, nausea and extreme fatigue caused by downing one too many. And we've all vowed, Never again. Moreover, hangovers cost the U.S. economy tens of billions (!) of dollars a year, according to Quartz. So what can …

Molecule stops body from making Alzheimer's protein - Futurity

A new way to attack a nasty Alzheimer's protein doesn't clear it from the brain. The compound prevents the body from making it in the first place.

One Journalist Shares the Architectural Beauty of India's Disappearing Stepwells

India is home to many of the world's most stunning sights, but one of the country's most beautiful—and historic—classification of architecture is …

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language

Luxury Cars on Display in UK

Classic Cars

V-J Day at 70: China Mangles History and Projects A More Doubtful Future

There were only a few things wrong with the massive parade today in Beijing celebrating the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, Victory over Japan Day. The folks doing the celebrating only tangentially represent the Chinese who most actively resisted the Japanese invaders. And the celebration itself, …

NASA's iconic 'worm' logo and design manual are getting a new lease of life

Last year, designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth started a project to bring the 1970s New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual back to life in the form of an elegant book. The pair set a target of $108,000 on Kickstarter and ended up blowing that out of the water and raising over …

Team uses laser to de-spin a tiny 'asteroid' - Futurity

Simulations show how lasers could intercept and deflect asteroids heading toward Earth. The team is working on asteroid mining and photon recycling, …

Santa Barbara

‘God Particle’: New CERN Experiments Shed More Light on Higgs Boson

GENEVA -- After three years of scrutinizing the elusive Higgs boson closely, scientists say they've determined that the "God particle" behaves just as predicted. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, said Tuesday two experiments that previously helped …

Physics

Is a text message more romantic than a phone call?

When it comes to expressing a romantic interest, the results of a new study suggest typing and texting are more effective than talking<p>Modern dating seems to be characterised less by face-to-face encounters and bunches of flowers than by buzzing smartphones and the screen-swiping of dating apps. And …

What Your Favorite Type Of French Fry Says About You

Apologies to lovers of waffle fries and steak fries.<p>Who doesn't like French fries? The answer is no one. Unless maybe you're a monster.<p>In what can only be described as the most important task of the day, we embarked on a journey to describe what your favorite type of French fry says about you. Our …

French Fries

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Google Life Sciences teams up with Sanofi to take down diabetes

Google Life Sciences, the new Google Alphabet standalone division established several weeks ago, today entered into a partnership with Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical firm to expand its research into treatments for diabetes.<p>Sanofi and Google will pool their expertise in science and tech to work on …

Diabetes

World's Most Powerful Camera Will Map The Universe

The Department of Energy has given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the world’s largest and most powerful digital camera. Forming the digital ‘eye’ of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), to be built at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, the camera will …

Cameras

These 10 work apps have gone bonkers in the last few months

Cloud security company Okta works with 4,000 of them, helping big companies manage employee passwords for them.<p>By analyzing the data from its 2,500 enterprise customers in 185 countries, it discovered the 10 apps that are growing the fastest among business users last quarter, from April 2015 to …

This Brazilian mayor was using WhatsApp to run her town remotely

Many of us conduct our work and personal lives largely via instant messaging these days, but the young mayor of Bom Jardim, a small town in northeastern Brazil, took it to the next level. Authorities there say Lidiane Leite ran the town for three years via the mobile app WhatsApp—while living a …

Brazil

Machine or Picasso? This algorithm can transform photos into fine art

What if a run-of-the-mill photo could actually employ an algorithm that would make it look like a Van Gogh or a Picasso?<p>A new paper published in the journal Arxiv by researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany entitled, A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style, may have a dry scientific name …

Machine Learning

Our Favorite Low Key (and Low Maintenance) Weeknight Dinners

We don't always have time to cook elaborate weeknight dinners. On those nights, we turn to our reliable steadies, the low maintenance dishes we love most when we're feeling lazy.<p>We've already professed our love for back pocket pasta—you know, the kind of pasta you make when you haven't gone grocery …

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