Brandon Newins

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Gadgets for Playing With Your Pet Remotely

For absentee dog and cat owners, connected pet gadgets promise to foster long-distance relationships with four-legged friends<p>By<p>Keith Blanchard<p><b>IT’S NO SECRET</b> that Americans are pet-crazy. Between food, doggy day care, cat tuxedos and everything else, we spent an estimated $60 billion on our animals …

The Best Part of Building a Warship? Using a Plasma Laser to Cut Steel

To cut steel sheets down to size, all you need is a real-life, computer-guided lightsaber.<p>Building a warship is no small task. Fortunately, BAE Systems has is down to a fine science, and they made a four-and-a-half minute video that takes us inside their Scottish shipbuilding plants. The British …

The 15 Best Adults-Only Resorts in the Caribbean

There are times when getting away with the kids is great, and times when getting away <i>from</i> them sounds even better. For those latter moments, here are this year's 15 best adult-only resorts in the Caribbean. Plan your visit for early 2016 now and you'll get your pick of hotel rooms and packages.<p><i>--</i> …

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Video: How to Make the Ultimate Cornbread

Frozen corn kernels are actually sweeter and tastier than fresh ones because they're frozen within minutes of being picked. That's one of many …

Elephants Discover Public Toilets Are Great Watering Holes

Your dog isn’t the only one who likes drinking from the toilet. Clever elephants at the Elephant Sand Lodge campsite in Botswana have also wised up …

A giant crane lifting a huge crane lifting a big crane lifting a crane

This is my favorite thing. A few years ago Liebherr showed off the power and strength of its giant mobile cranes by lifting each other. That is the …

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Icebox Cake the Simple Way (& the Outrageous, S'mores-Flavored Way)

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The most chill summer dessert can be simple or over-the-top—you choose.</i><p>The nice thing about an icebox …

Assembling a huge Cat 797 dump truck is like building a mechanical giant

The CAT 797 mining truck is one of the largest haul trucks in the world and putting one together requires giant machinery that makes the truck look …

Watch NASA's documentary about its 50 years of spacewalks on YouTube

This Wednesday, NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States' first ever extravehicular activity, or "spacewalk." In honor of that, the space agency made "Suit Up," a 30-minute documentary that revisits the numerous spacewalks that have happened since then like the Hubble repair …

Rhonda's Spaghetti with Fried Eggs and Pangrattato for One Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> In his book, Naples at Table, Arthur Schwartz introduced me to the simple delights of pasta cooked with fried eggs. Living alone overseas while my husband was deployed with the USAF, I became a bit obsessed with this dish - to the point where my sister, Amanda, thought she might have …

5 Family-Friendly Dinners You Need to Try

Is it time to branch out from the same few meals you make over and over again? <i>Everyone</i> in my family gave these recipes an enthusiastic thumbs-up.<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>This delicious pasta dish is adapted from <i>Lidia's Italian Table</i> by Lidia Bastianich. Not only is it quick and easy …

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10 Recipes You Loved in May

From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.<p><b>From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella</b> to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.