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The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …

Nutrition

The Sad, Dark End of the British Empire

Scottish independence could be the final insult.<p>During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain had dominion over so many portions of the Earth it was said, famously, that “the sun never set on the British Empire.” Since the end of World War II, however, that sun has been steadily dipping toward …

'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' Movie Review

The followup to 2005's eye-popping <i>Sin City</i> is neither the dazzler I hoped for nor the disaster I feared. But "meh" is hardly the reaction you expect …

Microsoft has a new NFL app for Xbox One and Windows 8

The start of a new NFL season is just around the corner, and Microsoft's been working hard to improve the experience for football fans on the Xbox One. What's different now, among other things, is that the company's NFL application is expected to be ready by Week 1; as opposed to last year, when it …

MIT researchers use drones as photography lights

Rim lighting is a technique used to illuminate the side of a subject, with the light source usually positioned behind or next to the subject.<p>Also known as backlighting, the technique requires the photographer to position the lights and the subject precisely in order to achieve the desired effect.<p>If …

Drones

Apple Facing Production Issues with iPhone 6 as 5.5-Inch Version May Be Delayed Until 2015

The launch of Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed into 2015 as Apple's production issues with the smaller 4.7-inch version will likely carry over into the larger model, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the …

Microsoft launches a price assault on Chromebooks

Microsoft is aiming straight for Google’s Chromebooks this holiday season. At the company’s partner conference today, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed that HP is planning to release a $199 laptop running Windows for the holidays. Turner didn’t provide specifications for HP’s "Stream" device, but …