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Homegrown Hot Dogs

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/Homegrown-Hot-Dogs<p>article<p>Hot dogs, whether tucked in a bun at the ballpark or served on a stick at the state …

Coney Island

Afghanistan tightens security ahead of voting

Security forces in Afghanistan have been put on high alert ahead of the presidential runoff vote.<p>Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, who survived an assassination attempt last week, is expected to defeat his opponent, Ashraf Ghani in Saturday's vote in Afghanistan.<p>There are, however, …

Obama says no combat troops to Iraq; U.S. weighs airstrikes

No troops to Iraq, but other options are being considered.<p>That was President Barack Obama's message Friday in response to the lightning advance by Sunni militant fighters in Iraq that could threaten the government of Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.<p>In a statement delivered from the White House …

Google Now Suggests Calendar Events Based on Gmails

Google Now is making your calendar that little bit smarter and more proactive after the service began testing a feature that creates calendar entries based on information in your Gmail inbox — as spotted by Android Police.<p>So, for example, if you’ve been emailing friends about catching up one night …

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen creates dazzling, futuristic images by painting with light. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him to get illuminated about this unique art form.<p>Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen …

Digital Art

The classic iPhone ringtone gets a sweet remix

There have been a lot of remixes of the iconic iPhone ringtone over the years, and this one may be the best. The guitar solo at the end is an unexpected twist.<p>The remixer goes by the name MetroGnome, and his YouTube account features countless remixes of popular songs. He’s got some original stuff …

The True Origins of 'X-Men'

How a second-tier comic inspired a legion of misfits and changed Hollywood<p>It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, …

The Dogs of War

Here is Marine Corporal Jose Armenta in his tent on the night before getting blown up in Afghanistan. He jokes with Mulrooney and Berry and the medic the guys have nicknamed “Christ.” He feeds and waters his dog, Zenit, a sable-coat German shepherd. He lets Buyes, who will be dead in three months, …

The Tinkerbell Fairyfly, also known as Tinkerbella nana, is one of the Top 10 New Species of 2014. Photograph by Jennifer Read. To see the full list of species, visit science.time.com.

The three majestic natural bridges of Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home. This is also home to some of the darkest night skies in the United States. Photo: Manish Mamtani

La Roux - Let Me Down Gently (Playless Club Mix)

My Singing Monsters

<b>Welcome to My Singing Monsters!</b> Raise a monster pet, then feed your musical monster to help them grow. Take care of a collection of fun monster …

Ike Returns to Smash Bros. Wii U, 3DS

Prepare yourself: The 30th Smash Bros. character is revealed.<p>Ike, from the Fire Emblem series, has been confirmed as a returning character for Smash …

World's Oldest Sperm Is Discovered In Shrimp Fossil, And It's Huge (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The oldest petrified sperm ever discovered is gargantuan, at least for a gamete.<p>The sperm comes from the early Miocene epoch, between about 23 million and 16 million years ago, and belonged to a tiny crustacean called a seed shrimp or ostracod. Seed shrimp are bivalves like mussels, but sport tiny …

The Week in Review: #BringBackOurGirls

Inside Flipboard / May 16, 2014<p>One month after their abduction, nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls are still waiting to be rescued. Considered ransom by …

Ex-NBA Coach Mike Brown Is Making A Ton Of Money For Getting Fired Twice In 2 Seasons

The Cavs went 33-49, finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference in a year when they expected to make the playoffs for the first time in the post-LeBron era.<p>This is the second time Brown has been fired in the last two seasons. The Los Angeles Lakers fired him five games into the 2012-13 season.<p>Brown …

Basketball

Deutsche Börse prize won by Irish artist for war landscapes on infrared film

Richard Mosse wins prestigious photography prize for portraying war-scarred eastern Congo using discontinued surveillance film<p>Photographs from Mosse's prize-winning exhibition The Enclave<p>An Irish artist who used discontinued military surveillance film to portray the war-scarred landscapes of the …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

New York hotel probes video leak of apparent Jay Z family fracas | Reuters

(Reuters) - A New York boutique hotel on Monday said it was investigating how a recording of a security video that purportedly shows rapper Jay Z being attacked by his sister-in-law, R&B singer Solange Knowles, was leaked to a website.<p>Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of …

Chinese Dairy Led By Billionaire Yang Kai In Joint Venture Talks With FrieslandCampina

China Huishan Dairy Holding, led by billionaire Yang Kai, is in joint venture talks with Dutch dairy supplier FrieslandCampina to produce and sell infant formula in China, according to a statement by FrieslandCampina yesterday.<p>The new business would set up a fully integrated supply chain in the …

Katy Perry's Tour Outfits Include Rainbow Couture and a Stunning Skintight Catsuit

Last night Katy Perry kicked off her Prismatic World Tour in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and her tour wardrobe did not disappoint. The singer's …

Draft's Day 2 winners, losers include Reggie McKenzie, Johnny Manziel

<i>The first 100 picks of the 2014 draft have been called. Here is another installment of winners and losers based on the events that unfolded Friday in the second and third rounds:</i><p><b>WINNERS</b><p><b>Blake Bortles:</b> So much for the Jaguars' supposed emphasis on defense. After their surprising pick of Bortles, the …

Hot Air Balloon Explosion Kills One, Two Missing

Officials have found one body after a hot air balloon hit a power line, caught fire and then shot up into the sky before exploding and crashing in eastern Virginia.<p>Two were still missing and presumed dead, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said during a news conference on Saturday …

Airplanes

A bitter war between chimps in the 1970s might be explained with social networking software

43 years ago, a group of chimpanzees that were once living peacefully in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park suddenly split in two — one in the north area of the park, and the other in the south. The members, who once cohabited the same area, eventually became so territorial that those unlucky …

LeMons Real Hoopties of New Jersey Inspections: Pinto Beans VW, Rover 3500, and Many Penalty Laps

As we’ve seen in past years, the Real Hoopties of New Jersey 24 Hours of LeMons race, held at New Jersey Motorsports Park, this part of the country gives us lots of BMW 2002s, lots of BMW E30s, lots of Volvo 240s, lots of nowhere-near-500-buck cars… and some excellent British machinery. Here’s what …

New Jersey

The 20 photographs of the week

The abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria, the crisis in Ukraine, the penultimate matches in the Premier League – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week