Christopher J. Howerter

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Bye Bye Birdie: 18 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Devour This Memorial Day

If I show up at a barbecue and don't trust the chef, I steer clear of any chicken I see—more often than not it's going to be mediocre. But grilled chicken doesn't have to be stringy and flavorless—use the right technique and it'll be perfectly juicy and still have shatteringly crispy skin. And, of …

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Waitress's $1,000 Tip From Stranger Funds Dream Vacation To Italy (PHOTO)

We've all had moments at work and thought, "I need a vacation." And fortunately for one over-worked waitress, a dream vacation just became reality, courtesy of a stranger's kindness.<p>Per the Tumblr of "Casual Cynic," a photo of a restaurant receipt shows a $60.42 charge for the diner's meal. Below …

Irish potato famine mystery solved after 168 years

Scientists believe they have finally identified the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. <i>BBC News</i> reports a research team led by The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, England, used dried leaf cuttings — some of which are nearly 170 years old — to reconstruct the spread of the HERB-1 strain …

Yes, an Old Mac G5 Does Make a Great BBQ

An old Mac G5 case, some scrap aluminum—and you have the perfect geek's grill. OK, so there may strictly be more efficient ways to cook outdoors, but …

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Yuck: A Fourth Grader Reveals What School Lunches Really Look Like

When you were a grade school student, you probably complained about particularly bad school lunches to your parents or your friends, but fourth …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

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Tiniest Drone Takes Off, Sort Of

A robotic fly flies freely at Harvard (as long as it's plugged in).<p><b>Researchers at a Harvard robotics laboratory have created a drone the size of a large fly or bee that can fly freely in the lab—though it still trails a power cord.</b><p><b>The slender carbon-fiber body of the robo-insect is just half an</b> …

Locks Of Love: $6 Million Of Hair Donations Unaccounted For Each Year

Our firm Nonprofit Investor did an analysis indicating that approximately $6 million worth of hair donations are unaccounted for each year by the West Palm Beach, Fla., charity Locks of Love. Children, celebrities, relatives of those in need, and countless others have been selflessly donating their …

Japan WWII 'comfort women' were 'necessary' - Hashimoto

<b>A prominent Japanese politician has described as "necessary" the system by which women were forced to become prostitutes for World War II troops.</b><p>Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said on Monday that the "comfort women" gave Japanese soldiers a chance "to rest".<p>On Tuesday, Japanese ministers tried to …

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …

The future of Bitcoin: 3 predictions from experts

Bitcoin is a cyber-currency of growing interest to speculators, the media and — most recently — the U.S. government. Many stories about Bitcoin, …

8 Questions for a Bitcoin Millionaire

What's the deal with Bitcoin? Inc. talked to Charlie Schrem--Bitcoin millionaire and "evangelist"--for the low down.<p>It's been described as both "an online form of money laundering" and a brilliant "anarchist's brainchild." The developer who goes by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto called Bitcoin …

Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell convicted of first-degree murder

Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of three counts of first-degree murder for the death of three babies that prosecutors said were delivered alive and subsequently killed.<p>Gosnell, 72, could face the death penalty when the jury reconvenes for the sentencing phase next …