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How to Cook Perfect Eggs: Tips from the Founders of Egg in Williamsburg

These days, <b>George Weld</b> and <b>Evan Hanczor,</b> the farmer /restaurateur and chef behind Willamsburg’s Egg eatery, are serving up more than just scrumptious concoctions like Eggs Rothko or Grafton cheddar omelets with broiled tomatoes. Authors of the newly released <i>Breakfast,</i> they are now offering menus and …

Isis: the inside story

In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with …

The One-State Reality

Israel’s conservative President speaks up for civility, and pays a price.<p>Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin, the new President of Israel, is ardently opposed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. He is instead a proponent of Greater Israel, one Jewish state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. …

Marines on alert ahead of torture report

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Thousands of Marines have been put on a higher state of alert around the world in advance of the anticipated release of a Senate report on coercive interrogation techniques as a precaution, a U.S. defense official tells CNN.<p>White House spokesman Josh Earnest at the briefing …

Exclusive: Putin Cut Ukraine Criticism From Speech Ahead of Peace Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently cut out a blistering critique of Ukrainian authorities in a speech to human-rights advocates last week, …

Russia

CIA torture report: spy agency braces for global impact of inquiry as release date nears

The CIA is bracing for what could be one of the most damaging moments in its history: a public airing of its post-9/11 embrace of torture.<p>The Senate intelligence committee is poised to release a landmark inquiry into torture as early as Tuesday, after the Obama administration made a last-ditch …

Let's talk about the plot of 'Interstellar'

<b>Warning: Major ‘Interstellar’ spoilers lie ahead!</b><p><i>Interstellar</i> is the most and least confusing movie that Christopher Nolan has ever made. The most …

Nolan Responds to Interstellar Science Gripes

Pondering the theories of the sci-fi epic.<p>Say what you will about Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but there’s no denying that it’s got those who’ve …

The End of INTERSTELLAR Explained by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A 150 year old Victorian prosthetic hand. Or could be The Terminator’s.

The Deadliest Animal in the World

What is the deadliest animal in the world? Sharks are pretty scary, and snakes even more so. Ask anyone, and they’ll probably tell you that humans …

How To Drink Beer All Night Without Getting Drunk

Jim Koch is a man who knows a thing or twenty about beer- he's the founder of the Boston Beer company, he helped design the Perfect Pint glass and …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

'Mafia' Cuckoos Rule By Fear, Foisting Young On Other Birds

Cuckoo bullying, explained.<p>Great spotted cuckoos lay their eggs in other birds' nests, and the host does all the work of raising the impostor. But if the new foster parent doesn't cooperate and ditch the new arrival, the the cuckoo sometimes retaliates, destroying the poor birds' other eggs. …

A Mars Mission for Budget Travelers

Twenty years and $100 billion could get us there, panel says.<p>Sending astronauts to Mars could be done at a small fraction of the cost of developing and flying the F-35 fighter jet, according to a rough estimate put forward by a panel of NASA, industry, and academic experts. The panel will present …

15 Scary Things You Didn’t Know About The Yakuza

By Michael Koh,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1eZccoj<p>1. The Yakuza “employ” more than 100,000 people, effectively making them the largest criminal …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>In honor of National Park Week, which begins today and runs through April 27th, we found some spectacular pictures of national parks, monuments, seashores and heritage …

DIY Mosaic Projects With Which You Can Change Your Home’s Décor

Creating custom features for your home is what makes interior decorating so fun and interesting. You get to choose the tiles for the bathroom, the …

Cats and Bunnies Are Our New Favorite BFFs

Cats, while stereotyped for being stingy with their affection, seem to have no problem snuggling up with fluffy bunnies. After all... look at that face<p><i>Image via</i> Reddit<p>But before you are overwhelmed with all the cuteness and rush out to adopt an "Easter" bunny, do some research on responsible pet …

20 Reasons Tall Guys Are The Best

By Madison Moore,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/LghhC9<p>1. Around a hot tall guy, you get to wear heels with reckless abandon without worrying that …

Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.<p>Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died …

Kids Getting Spooked By The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is a fluffy, joyous creature who hops around delivering surprises on Easter...or is he? Some kids are just flat out terrified by this big, floppy-eared bunny and they've got the screams to prove it.<p>Watch the mashup above of easter bunny scares and remember to keep your Easter candy …

Almost Earth: A Newly Discovered Planet Could Be a Lot Like Ours

When a faulty aiming device crippled the Kepler space telescope last year, NASA officials reluctantly declared the orbiting observatory’s …

Astronomy

Six-Layer Pizza Cake Is About to Become a (Canadian) Reality

Canadian pizza chain Boston Pizza (real actual thing) is holding a social media poll to determine which non-pizza food item it will attempt to graft …

Loneliness

This Edgar Allan Poe Statue Is As Intense As You'd Want It To Be

The statue of dark writer Edgar Allan Poe is almost ready to see the light of day.<p>The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston announced this month that sculptor Stefanie Rocknak's "Poe Returning To Boston" will officially be unveiled Oct. 5.<p>The piece features the writer holding an open briefcase with …

Coconut Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Driven by Design: BMW E9 3.0CS

<i>(This article is part of the Driven by Design series.)</i><p>Photography by Afshin Behnia and Andrew Schneider for Petrolicious<p>Commonly known as the …

Francis Bacon

Bonnie, Clyde, and an E28 M5

Reimagining the notorious couple behind the wheel of a Bavarian classic.<p>In this short clip directed by Nicholas Maggio, a couple exchange meaningful glances as they drive past each other, she in a Civic, he in an early BMW 5 Series. Their gazes lock. Her hair blows softly in slow motion. He looks …

BMW