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NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

Solar System

On the road in America: travelling in the US without a car

Travelling in the US without your own wheels doesn’t have to be a form of purgatory. Beat writer, Jack Kerouac, unwitting inventor of the modern American road trip, never owned a car or a driver’s license. Aside from the odd brief (and presumably illegal) turn behind the wheel of someone else’s …

Trains

Inside The Most Ambitious Ground Telescope Ever Built

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope has already made some impressive discoveries, with more on the horizon.<p>The first scientist I meet at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope site is wearing a portable oxygen tank. At 16,400 feet in the …

A Calendar We Love — with Penélope Cruz

<b>Campari's annual calendars</b> seem to work seamlessly with their subjects. Last year's Milla Jovovich calendar was fittingly apocalyptic. But there's something even more perfect about seeing Penélope Cruz in evening dresses, in heels, in deep-red lingerie against a "sea of salt." The theme — "Kiss …

Lingerie

Triumph Bonneville Custom by Ton Up Garage

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>British<br>• Custom<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<br>• Triumph<p>The modern Triumph Bonneville, released in 2001 to much critical acclaim, is based …

These Republicans Who Voted To Cut Food Stamps Personally Received Large Farm Subsidies

Some Republican members of Congress receive their own share of government money.<p>Several of the House Republicans who voted Thursday for a bill that slashed billions of dollars from the food stamp program personally received large farm subsidies for family farms. The bill cutting the food stamp …

Sports Illustrated's 50 Greatest Swimsuit Models: 13 Marisa Miller | Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

Top 10 Angry Moments in sports

Sports pictures taken at just the right moment

Associated Press News

John McCain aims broadside at Vladimir Putin with reply editorial

US senator answers Russian president's New York Times article by branding him a repressive leader and friend to tyrants<p>• John McCain: 'Putin: tyrant at home, friend of tyrants abroad'<p>Senator John McCain has taken to the web pages of Pravda.ru to tell<br>Russians their ruler is corrupt, repressive and …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Italy

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Chevy begins shipping C7 Corvette Stingray

If you live in the greater Detroit area or in one of General Motors' favorite testing zones, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the C7 era is already upon us – Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupes are thick on the ground in every color of the rainbow around here. Of course, that's just our Motor …

Trucks

Donations pour in for homeless man who returned backpack with $42K - U.S. News

Glen James, left, smiles as Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis looks on during a news conference at the police headquarters recognizing James' Good Samaritan actions on Monday.<p>Honesty really paid off for a homeless man in Boston who turned in a backpack worth nearly $42,000 earlier this …

Twin-turbo Lamborghini ignites at 250 mph

Yesterday we covered a crash at the Unlimited 500+ drag race in Moscow, featuring a Nissan GT-R, but today brings better news: a Lamborghini Gallardo making 2,005 horsepower successfully went 250 miles per hour on the one-mile strip in 23.9 seconds without crashing. That's the good part. The bad …

The GOP Civil War Just Exploded Messily Into The Public

Republican divisions over the party's strategy in budget battles exploded into the public sphere Wednesday evening.<p>In feelings that have been brewing privately for some time, House Republicans let their anger out at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). And they accused him of surrendering on the plan to defund …

Ted Cruz

Republican Civil War Over Obamacare Explodes on Twitter

Ten­sions between House and Sen­ate con­ser­vat­ives has been brew­ing for weeks over a scheme to try to force a gov­ern­ment shut­down un­less …

Republicans

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.

National Geographic Travel

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

hawaiian marinated flank steak

My husband announced that I needed more <i>meat</i> recipes on the blog.<p>Typical guy.<p>But he was right- I glanced over my recipe collection and realized I only …

BBQ

Quinoa Fritters with Ají Amarillo Aioli

Ingredients<p>Aioli<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons (or more) ají amarillo chile paste or other chile paste<p>1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Fritters<p>2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained<p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup finely crumbled Cotija cheese or …

Recipes

Switchel, a Drink to Keep in Your Pantry and Your Liquor Cabinet

<b>Before there was Gatorade,</b> there was switchel. While it most likely originated in the Caribbean, switchel became a trendy summer drink in the American colonies in the 1600s. During hay harvest season, farmers needed it to rehydrate and replenish electrolytes after a long day in the sun baling hay …

Bok Choy

Self-Sustaining Beer: World Saver

<b>The Alaska Brewing Company has changed everything.</b> Not only has it almost completed a brewery powered by beer—it's a brewery that will be powered by beer without using up any of its beer. The craft beermaker, with the help of a North Dakotan partner and a federal grant, developed a furnace that …

Anheuser-Busch

Men, Booze, and Tarot Cards: An Excerpt of Drinking With Men

<b>Rosie Schaap believes</b> "every drink has a story to tell," she says. And it's this fundamental belief in the joint power of alcohol and storytelling that propels her debut memoir, <i>Drinking with Men</i>, published last week. Schaap is the voice behind the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>'s "Drink" column, said her …

Mind

Dogfish Head Sixty-One: Should I Be Drinking This?

<b>So I'm sitting here with a bottle of Dogfish Head Sixty-One,</b> which on the beer weirdness scale would seem to clock in at about a 9. First of all, it's an IPA brewed with Syrah grape must — a fact that sends the mind reeling toward the many conceivable ways in which such a combination might …

Alcohol

The Great Bourbon Rebellion of 2013 Succeeds

<b>Without putting too fine a point on it: we won!</b> Over the weekend, Maker's Mark, distillers of (usually) fine bourbon and recent whipping boys of distilling blogs across the country, reversed their decision to lower Maker's alcohol content from 45 to 42 percent. The announcement came through a noon …

Alcohol