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Wendy's adds automation to the fast-food menu

Wendy's Co., home of the old-fashioned burger, is serving up something cutting-edge: self-service ordering kiosks.<p>The Dublin, Ohio-based fast-food company is adding machines to at least 1,000 restaurants, or about 15% of its stores, by the end of the year. Wendy's began installing these kiosks last …

From the Archives: Cars abandoned during 1983 snowstorm

This photo by staff photographer Con Keyes appeared in the Feb. 4, 1983, Los Angeles Times. In an accompanying article, staff writer Jack Jones reported:<p><i>Stranded motorists and students emerged from schools and other shelters in the Antelope Valley and in San Diego County on Thursday as heavy</i> …

After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor

Nearly three years have passed since Google announced it would offer an end-to-end encryption add-on for Gmail, a potentially massive shift in the …

Privacy

The Promise of 3-D Printing Body Parts

Cheap, easy-made prosthetics could address a major need in developing nations.<p>He was barely a teenager when he was grabbed by a Sudanese guerrilla army and forced to become a child soldier. He was made to endure weeks of walking with so little food and water that some of his fellow captives died. …

South Sudan

'A handsome Valentine': May Morris's love letter to George Bernard Shaw

On 14 February 1886, George Bernard Shaw wrote in his diary: “Got a handsome Valentine.” The hand-painted card he had received showed a procession of pre-Raphaelite maidens worshipping at his shrine, his noble profile floating on a banner among the trees over their heads. It had been sent …

Lars von Trier inspired by Donald Trump for new serial-killer film

Lars von Trier, the Danish auteur whose films have rarely shied from controversy, is to make a film inspired in part by new US president Donald Trump.<p>The previously announced The House That Jack Built stars Matt Dillon in the title role as a “highly intelligent” man we follow over 12 years. The …

Donald Trump

Mexican bakery king Lorenzo Servitje, who turned Bimbo Bread into international empire, dies at 98

Mexican bakery magnate Lorenzo Servitje, who built his<p>Grupo Bimbointo an international snack and baked-goods empire that acquired brands such as Entenmann's, Thomas, Freihofer's and Stroehmann, has died. He was 98.<p>Grupo Bimbo said Servitje died Friday in Mexico City but did not mention the cause of …

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

<b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as we age?</b><br>If you think of your chromosomes – which carry your genetic material – as shoelaces, telomeres are the little protective tips at …

Medicine

Empire State Building

A Grandmother’s Secret Turmeric Prescription

I want to tell you that I don’t really believe in the magical properties of turmeric, that I was radicalized when I was only a child. Turmeric was prescribed to me weekly at my grandmother’s house in Nairobi — dumped into a pot of sweetened, simmering milk, or smushed with ginger powder and bronze, …