Xavier Torres

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Simple Snacks You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Until now, you've probably only used your slow cooker for stews and Super Bowl wings. If that's the case, you're missing out on a whole slew of slow cooker snacks. Yes, believe it or not, your slow cooker doubles as an awesome snack maker.<p>Slow cookers are the ideal cooking vessel when you don't …

Harry Potter, from Snape's point of view, is 14 minutes of pure heartbreak

<b>Updated on January 14, 2016:</b> Alan Rickman has passed away, with Harry Potter's Severus Snape remaining one of the actor's iconic roles. This edit shows just how much heavy lifting it took to create a story we would only really understand once the series was complete.<p>He did this all without knowing …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

Nutrition

What newlywed George Clooney needs to know about married life

George Clooney and I have an awful lot in common. Like me, George has spent a portion of his life writing newspaper articles. Like George, I would be heavily tempted by a big-money offer to front a series of terrible television commercials for a range of adequate coffee machines that would air …

Where Does 'Destiny' Go From Here?

It seems Destiny-mania might be winding down just a bit, as we’re about to head into fall release season where a number of huge titles are going to start dropping left and right. The embargoes for both Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Shadow of Mordor broke last night, and both appear to be fantastic …

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

How DARPA’s Brain Chip Could Restore Lost Memories

The newly launched $40 million Restoring Active Memory program aims to develop a neural prosthesis.<p>You drive to the supermarket as if in a dream, guiding your car without really thinking about it, piloting from memory. Details like the path to the market’s address that can be recalled as facts and …

Interesting Engineering

The Soldier of the Future Looks A Lot Like Science Fiction

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Forget an Apple iWatch, the U.S. military is the one really taking wearable technology to new levels.<p>Different divisions of the U.S. armed forces, as well as other government agencies such as Darpa, are all working on developing high-tech armor that will help …