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Shrimp & Grits

4 Servings<p>This Low Country favorite is spiced up with two secret ingredients: a little Budweiser and a lot of tasso, a Cajun-spiced ham. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Grits<p>1 cup yellow grits (not instant)<p>1 cup grated sharp white cheddar<p>1 tablespoon …

How Vietnam became a coffee giant

<b>Think of coffee and you will probably think of Brazil, Colombia, or maybe Ethiopia. But the world's second largest exporter today is Vietnam. How did its market share jump from 0.1% to 20% in just 30 years, and how has this rapid change affected the country?</b><p>When the Vietnam war ended in 1975 the …

Vietnam

Facebook v academia: The gloves are off

<b>In December we learned that Facebook was "dead to teens", according to anthropological researchers from University College London, whose conclusions seemed questionable. Now this week we've heard from academics at Princeton University that Facebook is like an infectious disease which will die out,</b> …

Google Search

'Master' computing teachers recruited to train others

<b>A network of 400 "master" computer science teachers is being recruited to deliver a new computer science curriculum in schools across England.</b><p>These specialist teachers will train teachers in other schools and provide resources for teachers to use in class.<p>Funded by government, the scheme is run by …

Education

'Fastest ever' broadband passes speed test

<b>The "fastest ever" broadband speeds have been achieved in a test in London, raising hopes of more efficient data transfer via existing infrastructure.</b><p>Alcatel-Lucent and BT said speeds of 1.4 terabits per second were achieved during their joint test - enough to send 44 uncompressed HD films a second.<p>…

Alcatel-Lucent

Shape-shifting software 'defends against botnet hacks'

<b>A technology that constantly changes websites' code to defeat hackers has been unveiled by a US start-up.</b><p>Shape Security says its product works with the HTML, JavaScript and CSS languages, transforming a site's code into a "moving target" to prevent cybercriminals from carrying out scripted …

Hacking

Developer finds Chrome eavesdropping bug

<b>Any computer running the Chrome browser can be subverted to eavesdrop on conversations happening around it, claims a developer.</b><p>Israeli coder Tal Ater found the bug while working on his own speech recognition software.<p>Despite Google finding a way to fix the bug in October 2013 the update has yet to …

Information Security

How To Make Biodegradable Mini Planters From Toilet Paper Rolls

If you plan on starting your own vegetable and flower seeds, you can get a little more mileage out of that toilet paper roll. Make yourself a …

Biodegradation

How Food Hubs Are Helping New Farmers Break Into Local Food

Lots of consumers are smitten with local food, but they're not the only ones. The growing market is also providing an opportunity for less experienced farmers to expand their business and polish their craft.<p>But they need help, and increasingly it's coming from food hubs, which can also serve as …

Oxfam: World's Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth

Just 1 percent of the world's population controls nearly half of the planet's wealth, according to a new study published by Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.<p>The study says this tiny slice of humanity controls $110 trillion, or 65 times the total wealth of the poorest 3.5 …

What Is This Bombogenesis And Why Is It Dumping Snow On Us?

Just as we're getting used to hearing about the polar vortex, there's another cool-sounding weather term being thrown around that we've had to look up:<p><b>Bombogenesis</b><p>This post by Philadelphia meteorologist John Bolaris caught our eye: "Old Man Winter to drop bombogenesis."<p>It led us to a 2010 piece by …

The Army’s Reading List: A Look Into the New Joint Chiefs Chairman

This week, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey published his new professional reading list. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like a big story, …

The decay of the profession of arms

<b>By Maj. Matthew Cavanaugh, U.S. Army</b> <b><br>Best Defense guest columnist</b><p>The Profession of Arms is decaying (weakening or fraying — as opposed to a relative …

The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

<b>Carl Sagan</b> (November 9, 1934–December 20, 1996) was many things — a cosmic sage, voracious reader, hopeless romantic, and brilliant philosopher. But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and critical thinking, a master of the vital balance between skepticism and …

Spotify lifts time limits -- letting users listen on and on

Spotify upped the ante in the music streaming game on Wednesday by getting rid of all time restrictions on Web listening. Now, users in all countries where Spotify operates can stream music for free on the Web endlessly.<p>"In the past, we had to restrict your listening time to some hours a month once …

New breed of lenders use Facebook and Twitter data to judge borrowers

Companies and colleges regularly look to social media activity when deciding whether to hire or accept an applicant. Now, another sector is using the …

2014: What's coming – and what's going

Technological change: It's not pretty. Our recent past is littered with millions of abandoned PCs and other gadgets. And when it comes to tech, the pace of change is increasing, not decreasing. That's my number-one tech prediction of 2014. Do you think things are dizzy now? Hold on, it's going to …

Closing Windows: Microsoft and its platforms are nowhere to be found at CES

For over a decade, Microsoft was the dominant presence at CES. But since pulling out of the show in 2013, the company has faded almost completely from view this year: the biggest Microsoft story at CES 2014 is that first-choice CEO candidate Alan Mulally has declined the job.<p>Since it’s not at the …

This is your brain on religion: Uncovering the science of belief

<b>(AP/Andrew Medichini/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>From Pope Francis to Phil Robertson: Why are some people of faith generous — while others are nuts?<p>D.F. Swaab<p>January 4, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “We Are Our Brains.”<p>As far as I’m concerned, the most interesting question about religion isn’t whether God …

Should Baby Boomers Invest in Bitcoin?

In 2012 it was $5.48. In 2014 it’s reached $1,040. Could Bitcoin fund your retirement years?<p>Growing a retirement nest egg is no easy feat …

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NSA spying is just the beginning, a far greater threat lies ahead

The lynch pin of the NSA system is the continuous gathering of all types of digital data on political leaders, economic institutions, and hundreds of …

China to allow private banks in 2014

China's bank regulator says it will allow the creation of up to five privately financed banks this year as part of reforms to open up the state-controlled industry and support economic growth.<p>The banking regulatory commission also said it would look at ways to allow foreign banks greater access to …

Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …