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How-To Reverse Sear A Steak

Arguably one of the best ways to cook a steak.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 2-inch thick rib eye steak, preferably USDA Prime<br>Salt<br>Pepper<br>3 tablespoons canola oil<br>2 tablespoons butter<br>2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed<br>2 sprigs fresh rosemary<br>3 sprigs fresh thyme<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS</b><p>1. Preheat oven to 200°F/95°C.<p>2. Pat the steak …

​10 Protein-Packed Dinners That Take 10 Minutes Or Less to Make

Bye bye delivery guy<p>Eating out is not only hard on your wallet, it's hard on your overall health. Studies have shown that people who eat and cook at home have lower rates of obesity, are better at controlling their portions, and tend to be better about overeating (especially when they aren't …

Rosetta Spacecraft Suggests Asteroids, Not Comets, Birthed Earth's Oceans

Ice on comet 67P displays chemistry unlike seawater, the spacecraft circling overhead reveals.<p>Asteroids, not comets, likely delivered Earth's ancient oceans from space, concludes a Wednesday study from the Rosetta spacecraft, now in orbit around a comet that is a frozen relic from the dawn of the …


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Egypt's Largest Newspaper: "Middle East Report Translated, Declares that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim Terrorist" (Video News Report)


Chromecast hacked: It's based on Google TV and Android, not Chrome OS - ExtremeTech

Chromecast hacked: It’s based on Google TV and Android, not Chrome OS<p>By on July 29, 2013 at 10:23 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …


What the Pentagon's Own Report Card Says About Afghanistan

A new report from the Pentagon evaluates Afghanistan's ability to defend and govern itself once coalition forces withdraw next year. As is usually the case in Afghanistan, there is some good news—but also plenty of bad.<p><b>The Good and the Bad</b><p>A new Pentagon report details the progress and challenges in …


Blast Away Grime With Baking Soda

If you've got heavy-duty cleaning jobs to tackle, get yourself a soda blaster, which uses sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to remove paint, gunk, and corrosion.<p><b>A soda blaster is like a sandblaster</b>—it works in conjunction with an air compressor to clean dirty parts and surfaces. But instead of using …

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Google Chromecast: All Your Screens Are Belong to Us

With Chromecast, the followup to its disappointing Google TV, Google has decided that less is more. The diminutive dongle effortlessly streams digital content from your desktop and mobile devices to your HDTV, bringing hardcore TV junkies one step closer to cutting the cable.<p><b>Television has been</b> …


3 Things We Learned from Curiosity's First Year

For 365 (Earth) days, NASA's Curiosity explored the Martian surface. Here's what we've learned about the Red Planet.<p><b>After a 352-million-mile journey</b>, NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on the early morning of Aug. 6, 2012. The fated "Seven Minutes of Terror" had passed, and JPL headquarters …


DIY Tip: Thicken Your Epoxy For Even More Versatility

A couple of recent repair project remind PopMech's home blogger of the utility of thickening epoxy.<p>Adding a thickening agent, or a filler, to a two-part epoxy mix advances your game to a new level. I've needed epoxy twice in the last few months, and the contrast of my two experiences illustrates …