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Texas Waitress Gets $1,000 Tip to Pay for College

An 18-year-old waitress in Gun Barrel City, TX got the surprise of her short career last weekend when she received a $1,000 tip on a $9.69 tab. As Texas television station KLTV reports, Alesha Palmer had been waiting tables at Vetoni's Italian restaurant for about a month to save up for college …

Shortage Of Addiction Counselors Further Strained By Opioid Epidemic

As the drug-related death toll rises in the United States, communities are trying to open more treatment beds. But an ongoing labor shortage among drug treatment staff is slowing those efforts.<p>Each year, roughly one of every four substance-abuse clinicians nationally chooses to leave the job, …

Telescope used on Armstrong's moon landing finds new galaxies

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian telescope used to broadcast live vision of man's first steps on the moon in 1969 has found hundreds of new galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way by using an innovative receiver that measures radio waves.<p>Scientists at the Parkes telescope, 355 km (220 miles) west of …

Drinking Wine Before Bed Could Help You Lose Weight, Says Science

The best way to fight night cheese pounds? Night wine.<p>File this under <i>too good to be true</i>: Two recent studies suggest that drinking wine could help …

50 KitchenAid Recipes That Stand, Mix, and Deliver

Monkey bread, pretzels, easy cakes, and more ways to let the stand mixer do the work. Your arms deserve a break.<p>Did you order a KitchenAid stand mixer that’s perfectly color-coordinated with the rest of your appliances? That’s nice. (Same.) But now it’s time to get even more use out of it, with …

Dessert

Dawn Finds Evidence for Salty Spots, Morning Mist on Ceres

The largest world in the asteroid belt is sprinkled with bright, enigmatic spots, could have craters that fill with haze each morning, and may even be a transplant from far, far, away, scientists report today in <i>Nature</i>.<p>These preliminary conclusions are based on data from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, …

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Salted Maple Butter

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Biscuits<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 2 teaspoons baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, 8 tablespoons cubed and chilled, 2 tablespoons melted<br>• 1 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed (sweetened or spiced leftovers can be used here as well)<br>• 2/3 cup …

Baking

Your Expert Guide to Making Bar-Worthy Cocktails at Home

There’s a reason people seek out the coolest bars in their hometowns: Often times, the cocktails at a sleek speakeasy or the high-end neighborhood haunt are hard to recreate at home. And of course that’s the case. At home, your bar might not be stocked with dozens of diverse spirits, liqueurs, …

4 Quick and Cozy Dinners to Make in December

During the frenzy of cookie season, put these quick and cozy weeknight dishes on dinner duty.<p>You’re going to work up an appetite decorating all those cookies. That’s where these low-stress recipes come in.<p>Foolproof Fish<p>Slow-roasting fish is to cooking seafood what bumper lanes are to bowling: the …

Iraqi forces surround Ramadi, but it could be a long siege

BAGHDAD (AP) — After months of sluggish progress, stalled advances and outright failures, Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes …

Islam

Does Earth create dark matter hairs?

Theoretical calculations by a JPL astronomer suggest that streams of dark matter – passing through Earth – would emerge as ultra-dense filaments or …

Autonomous Materials Will Let Future Robots Change Color And Shift Shape

Some of the applications sound like pure science fiction<p>New robots could take on exciting new forms and applications, with each component of the machine able to react and act on its own, according to a review published today in <i>Science</i>.<p>The materials making up a robot are themselves are becoming more …

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How to Cook Winter Vegetables When You're Sick of Winter Vegetables

Can't eat another roasted potato? Don't!<p>The transitional period from late winter to early spring is tough not just on suede boots (ugh; so much slush). It's a veritable wasteland of root vegetables that you grew tired of back in early February. But we've still got weeks before tender lettuces and …

Skyworld and SteamVR could change the way we play tabletop war games

The Skyworld demo shown at Valve's GDC meetings for the HTC Vive begins with a table rising up out of the ground. It flips over, revealing a beautifully animated city, allowing you to walk around the structure while leaning in to peer at any of the many details. Imagine the most ornate example of …

How to Make the Best Brisket (and Why It Makes Excellent Leftovers)

Red wine-braised brisket has all the makings of a family classic.<p>We’ve been on a bit of a bender lately. A meat bender, that is. Last week we were all about the meatloaf. And now we're diving directly into a pot of big, beautiful, beefy, braised brisket. Whether you make this for a crowd, for a …