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100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

Fantastic Images of Gigantic Waves Crashing Against a Lighthouse

Photographer Owen Humphreys recently captured some fantastic images as gigantic waves of over 100-feet came crashing against a lighthouse. These were …

How air travel has changed

British Airways

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Dessert

The Uncanny Places on Earth That Look Like Alien Worlds

We've made huge strides towards finding exoplanets and surveying the other worlds in our solar system recently — but most of us will never know what …

National Parks

Einstein's brain a wonder of connectedness

Albert Einstein had a colossal corpus callosum. And when it comes to this particular piece of neural real estate, it's pretty clear that size matters.<p>Chances are, that brawny bundle of white matter cleaving the Swiss physicist's brain from front to back is part of what made his mind so phenomenally …

The Brain

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Fall Music Preview: 21 Albums to Watch

From M.I.A. to N.I.N., 2013 wraps up with some big names.<p>Fall is always a hotbed of the year's biggest releases, but after a handful of long-awaited comebacks (Justin Timberlake, My Bloody Valentine), dueling records from rap's titans (Kanye West and Jay Z), and standout efforts from Vampire …

Qatar's Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup

The small Arab state of Qatar has had to deal with much criticism for being chosen to host the 2022 World Cup. Not only have there been concerns about cooling the large stadiums and guests during the brutal summer months, but questions have risen about where the large influx of spectators will stay …

Architecture

New Ecstasy Craze Molly Leads to Deaths in Unregulated Market

Two fatal suspected Molly overdoses have cancelled the Electric Zoo festival. Kent Sepkowitz reports.<p>The recreational drug Ecstasy muscled its way …