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Secret Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants That Famous Chefs Love

<i>What's the most memorable hole-in-the-wall restaurant you've ever been to?</i> <br>Arnold's Country Kitchen in Nashville, Tennessee.<br>—Carla Hall, co-host, …

The Most Ridiculous Super Bowl Prop Bet Involves Beyonce’s Cleavage

Super Bowl 50 will go down in San Francisco this Sunday, and with it comes the countless number of prop bets created to satisfy the ridiculous gambling urges of all you degenerate bettors out there. As usual, you can bet on the coin flip, the over/under on the time it takes to sing the national …

Jay Z Fights Back Against Rita Lawsuit

JAY Z's label, Roc Nation, is said to have filed a countersuit against British singer Rita Ora, after she filed against them late last year. The …

How El Niño is Impacting Lake Tahoe's Ski Season

I got used to hearing “Is there even any snow there?” as I planned my ski trip to Lake Tahoe last year. A pessimistic refrain that was clearly …

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The secret world of membership libraries

Public libraries are a relatively new phenomenon. Before the 1880s, when Andrew Carnegie started funding the more than 1,600 library buildings that bear his name, most libraries in America were subscription-based, with members funding and shaping the collections. As free public libraries sprouted …

Woman arrested on suspicion of helping trio escape from Orange County jail

A 44-year-old woman who worked as an English teacher at a Santa Ana jail was arrested Thursday on suspicion of helping three inmates mount a daring escape last week, officials said.<p>The arrest comes after police and security experts suggested that fugitives Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu and Bac …

This 3D display on Kickstarter is straight out of Star Wars

The Holovect Volumetric Display, which draws dots, lines, and shapes in mid-air with light, is the brainchild of Jaime Ruiz-Avila, who was inspired by early sci-fi movies.<p>The first model failed to get enough funding on Kickstarter, but Ruiz-Avila is working on another prototype that displays a …

Robots That Could Decompose When They're No Longer Needed

It might be time to start building robot cemeteries<p>Scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are developing materials that could allow robots to decompose at the end of their lives, much like humans, according to Reuters.<p>Most robots are made of plastic and metal, which are …