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Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

The Best YouTube Workouts to Make You Sweat

Photo: YouTube<p>There's a stigma against YouTube workouts. I get it. I too used to be a little wary of them—but then I grew up and got busy and moved somewhere cold. And since then I've learned to love a YouTube routine, especially on days when I'm realistically not going to do anything at all. See: …

Carbon Markets Show Glimmers of Recovery in 2014

Changing Planet<p>A year after the launch of its cap-and-trade program, California formally linked its emissions trading scheme with Quebec’s—enabling carbon allowances and offset credits to be exchanged between participants in the two jurisdictions. The linkage, which marks the first agreement in …

The 20 Best Cold-Weather Dog Breeds

If you like to rough it in freezing temperatures and wet snow, your dog should too. "In general, a dog that thrives in a snowy climate has a dense coat that insulates them from the elements," says Bernadine Cruz, who has worked with arctic dogs as a trail veterinarian for the Iditarod, Yukon Quest, …

Archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old tomb of brewer to the gods in Egypt

Japanese archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old, Egypt's minister of antiquities said.<p>Mohammed Ibrahim said on Friday that the tomb dated back to the Ramesside period and belonged to the chief "maker of beer for gods …

Syrian opposition turns on al-Qaida-affiliated Isis jihadists near Aleppo

The most serious clashes yet between the Syrian opposition and a prominent al-Qaida group erupted in the north of the country on Friday as a tribal revolt against the same organisation continued to rage in Iraq's Anbar province.<p>Opposition groups near Aleppo attacked militants from the Islamic State …

Facebook, Google, Yahoo all being sued over message scanning

The right of technology companies to read the personal communication of their users is set to get a good run in the courts this year. Last week, two Facebook users filed a class-action lawsuit against the social network, claiming that it violates state and federal law by mining information from …

Judiciary

W.H.: New gun rules for mentally ill

The Obama administration proposed two new federal rules Friday that it said would provide more information about the mentally ill to gun-background-check databases.<p>The rules, proposed by the Justice and Health and Human Services departments, would allow the federal database access to some mental …

Facebook Isn't Actually A Good Way To Judge Potential Employees, Say Researchers

Back in 2012, we learned that Facebook stalking would tell you if a person was worth hiring. Researchers at Northern Illinois University found that they could predict job performance based on just 5-10 minute reviews of college students’ Facebook pages, based on interviews with their employers six …

Atmospheric Pressure Has Entered 'Bomb' Territory And Now It's About To Get Insanely Cold

A heavy snowstorm and dangerously cold temperatures gripped the northeastern United States on Friday, dumping up to two feet of snow in some places .<p>Meteorologist Eric Holthaus described the ferocity of the storm system as a "weather bomb," accompanied by a pressure drop of 26 millibars. The lower …

Weather

Nearly million people displaced by CAR conflict - UN

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1041000/1041225_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534447205_7083bff15da5b792260ac88f63fe94f6<p><b>The number of internally displaced people in the Central African Republic (CAR) has more than doubled to 935,000 since December, the UN says.</b><p>Around …

Africa

23 Successful Actors Who Dropped Out Of High School

Back in September, Wahlberg penned a column for the Huffington Post, explaining his motivations for finishing his degree.<p>"For almost a year, I've been taking classes and studying any chance I could get - on the set, traveling for work and at home," he wrote. "It has been both humbling and …

US grapples with snow as 'polar vortex' of subzero temperatures approaches

At least 16 people died as a result of the winter storm which hit the north-eastern US on Friday, authorities said. But as the cleanup from near-blizzard conditions continued, in temperatures as low as -9.4F (-23C), forecasters warned of worse to come for the midwest on Sunday.<p>One meteorologist, …

Why Companies With Zero In Revenue Get Valued At Billions Of Dollars

It's somehow seen as a sign of failure if a company isn't making money on day one. Twitter was dogged by the revenue question for years. Today it's doing billions in sales, and it's publicly traded at a ~$38 billion valuation. Same with Facebook, which faced the revenue question. It's making plenty …

Salesforce

Street views: over 100 cameras 'watch' a single block in Madrid

It may well be impossible to escape surveillance these days. From cameras out in the streets to blanket sweeps of metadata by the government, there's an eye just about everywhere — even where there's nothing to watch.<p>That sentiment may be more evident than ever on a narrow block in Madrid, where …

Associated Press News

Password Protection

NSA secretly funding code-breaking quantum computer research, says Washington Post

The NSA is funding quantum computer work that it hopes will allow it to break virtually any encryption used today, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports — though there's no sign it's managed to crack the puzzle better than any of the other companies or agencies working on the same thing. Leaks from Edward …

How Badly Can Potholes Damage Your Car?

Been feeling a faint vibration ever since you ran over that huge pothole? Our car guys discuss what might be wrong.<p><b>I was driving my Mazda5 to work when a pothole came out of nowhere. I avoided it with the front tire, but nailed it with the rear. Ever since there's been a faint vibration that I can</b> …

How to Soften Chilled Cookie Dough

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Anxious to bake with your rock hard cookie dough? Here's how to speed up the</i> …

Dessert

How to make Crisps/Potato Chips ft. Ollie

Sweet Potato and Kale Frittata with Goat Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place sweet potato pieces in medium microwave-safe bowl. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, and microwave on high power 5 minutes, …

What is the coldest place in the world? It is a high ridge in…

What is the coldest place in the world? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6° Fahrenheit (minus 92° Celsius) on a clear winter night - colder than the previous recorded low temperature.<p>Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center made the discovery while analyzing the most detailed global surface temperature maps to date, developed with data from remote sensing satellites including the MODIS sensor …

Humanity has been sending spacecraft to Mars since the Soviet Union launched Marsnik 1 on Oct. 10, 1960 (but it failed to reach its goal). Now, the Curiosity rover is exploring the Red Planet. A walk down Mars mission memory lane: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/l6qk

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