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Why Vinegar Should Be a Home Bar Staple

Fresh citrus is the traditional way of adding acidity to cocktails, but it’s not the only way.<p>Vinegars like apple cider and balsamic also lend a …

The Next Negroni

The temperature’s dropping, the coats are coming out, tea, fireplaces—fa la la blah blah. You’re probably still ordering Negronis like it’s Summer 2015 (and 2014). We are, too. But not without curiosity about what else is out there.<p>For the times when you want the citrus, bitter, and deep-hued lure …

How to Fix the Amaretto Sour

The best way to make an Amaretto Sour could be by taking out the amaretto.<p>You probably don't miss the Amaretto Sour. In fact, you probably haven't …

Fernet -- Argentina loves this bitter Italian booze | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Think medicine tastes awful? Maybe Fernet isn't the drink for you.<p>To some palates, the incredibly bitter Italian liquor is worse than cough syrup. Bizarrely though, in Argentina it's so popular that the country now consumes more than 75% of all Fernet produced globally. And since the drink …

The Pico Home Brewing System Is Slower Than a Keurig...But It Makes Beer!

Leave the bottles behind.<p>Instant coffee and soda makers from Keurig and Sodastream have changed the beverage game, but what about brewed beer on demand? That was the goal of the minds at Pico Brew, who came together to develop a countertop brewer for those who want their favorite craft beers fresh …

Drinking

No-Bake Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

<i>by guest blogger Adrianna Adarme recipe developer, blogger, and author of</i> The Year of Cozy<p>An ideal cozy day to me looks like this: I have on fluffy socks, chill (maybe slightly emo) music is playing, the weather is brisk, and leaves are falling on the trees outside my windows. My oven is preheated …

#IStandWithAhmed Hashtag Protests Arrest of 9th Grader Who Brought Clock to School

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Founders Brewing Co. is forced to get rid of the baby on its label

The baby's gone, but left a note.<p>Michigan has followed New Hampshire by banning the sale of Founders Brewery’s Oatmeal Breakfast Stout because a baby appears on the label<p>The Grand Rapids-based brewery announced last week it was changing the label after the image was said to promote underage …

FDA issues recall notice for exploding bottles of hard cider

Angry Orchard, presumably, goes for explosive flavor and not <i>actual</i> explosions when it brews its popular hard ciders. However, it got the latter …

For The First Time, A Laser That Shines Pure White

A full spectrum of exciting potential<p>The laser is a versatile tool in the modern technological arsenal. It can provide immense energy to a precise location at a very specific wavelength, but it’s always fallen short in one regard: lasers emit light at a single specific wavelength. Until now.<p>A team …

The Pentagon now says at least 192 laboratories accidentally received anthrax

A US Army lab accidentally shipped live anthrax to at least 192 laboratories, according to a Department of Defense statement. That’s more than double the number reported by the Pentagon in June.<p>On the DOD's Laboratory Review site, the agency on Monday updated the list of all the laboratories that …

Avery Twenty Two Wild Ale debuts at company’s 22nd Anniversary party on August 8th

<i>Press Release:</i><p>(Boulder, CO) — After 21 years of piecing together 6- and 8-car-garages in an industrial alley off Arapahoe Avenue, Founder and CEO …

Flavors

The right way to pack for camping trips — according to a pro

To that end, we enlisted Sheppard to assemble a packing list anyone can refer to in preparation for a camping trip.<p>"Before setting out on purchasing camping gear, you want to ask yourself a few simple questions. That way, you can set your sights on what's going to make this the best possible …

Bell's Brewery to release 30th Anniversary Ale in September

<b>COMSTOCK, MI --</b> Bell's Brewery Inc. will release 30th Anniversary this September to commemorate 30 years of making beer.<p>The beer is an American …

New Video Shows California Police Officers Shoot, Kill Unarmed Man

A video showing police officers in the Southern California city of Gardena shoot and kill an unarmed man was ordered unsealed by a federal judge on Tuesday.<p>Police dash-cam footage released Tuesday shows two officers in Gardena, California, shooting and killing an unarmed Latino man after he removed …

ZTE's $450 Axon challenges Samsung with premium specs and design

ZTE is not a household brand in the U.S., but the Chinese cellphone manufacturer desperately wants to be.<p>In the lead-up to the announcement of the …

Mobile Technology

Muslim charities raise nearly $45K to rebuild burned-down black churches

Over the past several weeks, a handful of predominantly black churches across the South have burned down. Some were ruled arson, others accidents — but they still recalled racist attacks against black churches throughout American history.<p>The church fires followed the mass shooting at Emanuel AME …

Religion

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Has Died At 55

Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo Co., Ltd, has died at the age of 55. This news comes suddenly and by word of Nintendo’s investor relations team in Japan.<p>The company has disclosed the cause of death as a growth in his bile duct.<p>Iwata was an early employee at HAL, the company behind classics …

Hurl Wiffle Balls At 50 MPH—With A Leaf Blower

Fast-paced fun<p><i>Update: We made a video to demonstrate how to build a wiffle ball pitcher; watch it here.</i><p>At this year’s Labor Day picnic, don’t yawn through another game of Wiffle ball. Instead, transform the low-key sport into a battle of batter versus machine. With only cheap plumbing supplies and …

Power Tools

Sketching with Data Opens the Mind’s Eye

When does drawing become design? When does design become a story?<p>The first storyboards for <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> were drawn by Steven Spielberg, who used stick figures. Artist Edward Carlson penciled his vision for Seattle’s Space Needle on a napkin in a coffee house. The inventors of</i> …

Data Visualization

Amazing Gunpei Yokoi Interview Unearthed

Back in 1997 the world tragically lost the gaming visionary that was Gunpei Yokoi. Father of the Game Boy and a slew of other devices at Nintendo, he is also one of the figures responsible for reinvigorating gaming after it crashed in the 80s. So I was ecstatic to see a recently unearthed interview …

Retrogaming

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

St. Louis Microbrewery Introduces New Beer That Mocks Islam, Libs Go Berserk…

The company chief brewer sums up the hypocrisy of the left’s selective outrage with this quote, “No one was upset when we put the pope on a …

Beer

Turing Phone promises physical strength and secure communications like no other

Turing Robotic Industries recently took the wraps off a phone which — if it lives up to its promises — could be essentially indestructible and ridiculously secure. The Turing Phone is built from a “revolutionary liquid-metal” called Liquidmorphium which is stronger than steel and titanium. If that …

Makers of controversial government surveillance software hacked

When you call your enterprise "Hacking Team" you'd like to think you're pretty on top of that whole, well, hacking thing. Yet here we are, telling you about how the aforementioned organization has just seen 400GB of data pilfered from its servers, and put onto BitTorrent for all to see. Hacking …

Civil Rights

We're in Love With Bacanora, the Missing Link Between Tequila and Mezcal

If you see bacanora at a liquor store or on a bar menu, don't think, just drink.<p>If you see a bottle of bacanora on the shelf of your local liquor store, <b>don't think, just buy</b>. With a flavor that lands somewhere between tequila and mezcal, bacanora is one spirit we're totally okay with drinking neat. …

Alcohol

Giant American robot wants to lay the smackdown on Japanese rival

Two giant robots with blazing guns is what apocalyptic nightmares and Michael Bay films are made of. While those autonomous machines continue to live in the fictional world, a breed of towering rideable robots is becoming a reality. One such machine is the MegaBot, a 15-foot tall bot large enough …

Robotics

Why North Carolina Is Facing a 'Perfect Storm' for Shark Attacks

Two people were bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina this weekend, bringing the number of shark attacks in the state over the past three weeks to five. While some have speculated that shark fishing in the area is responsible for this uptick in the number of bloody encounters, others say …