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In Mexicali, Mexican and Chinese food meet in a distinct, delicious way

“It means ‘welcome’ in Chinese,” a man said to me in Spanish, looking up at me from a grey velvet loveseat. He pointed to the wooden sign I was …

Food & Dining

Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

DALLAS — Usain Bolt of Jamaica appeared on a video screen in a white singlet and black tights, sprinting in slow motion through the final half of a 100-meter race. Each stride covered nine feet, his upper body moving up and down almost imperceptibly, his feet striking the track and rising so …

Marathons

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

Liquid Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Lethal Risk for Adults With Dementia

One day last May, an 87-year-old woman named Edith was rushed to the hospital in a small Texas town after she was found slumped over and unresponsive …

Alzheimer's Disease

5 Reasons Why The 21st Century Will Be The Best One Ever For Astrophysics

It’s been a staple of science throughout the centuries: the arrogant thinking that we’ve almost arrived at the ultimate answers to our deepest questions. Scientists thought that Newton’s mechanics described everything, until they discovered the wave nature of light. Physicists thought we were …

Physics

Report: Mexico was second deadliest country in 2016

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was the second deadliest conflict in the world last year, but it hardly registered in the international headlines.<p>As Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan dominated the news agenda, Mexico's drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 -- second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of …

Mexico

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

Shipping Containers

The 7 Best Cuts Of Meat For The Slow Cooker

There’s a lot to love about the slow cooker ― the fact that it can make you dinner and dessert is one big reason. And then there’s the way it can fix you a cocktail on the side, too<p>But our favorite thing about the slow cooker is how well it can take a big, tough, inexpensive piece of meat and …

Cooking

Yotam Ottolenghi’s one-pot wonders – recipes

The combination of meat and grain is an ancient tradition. Such one-pot wonders have been simmering away for centuries, not least for reasons of necessity and efficiency: necessity in that the addition of a starch is a way to make meat stretch further; efficiency in that, by cooking everything in a …

Onions

NYT: Samsung engineers can't replicate Galaxy Note 7 problems

Even though Galaxy Note 7 production has shut down and the phones should be on their way back to Samsung in fireproof boxes, the question of how everything went so wrong has yet to be answered. When it initiated a recall on September 2nd, the company said that "we conducted a thorough investigation …

Les Stars du Cinema: The 20 Most Iconic Movie Cars on Display at the 2016 Paris Auto Show

Sports Cars

Nice terror attack: 'soldier of Islam' Bouhlel 'took drugs and used dating sites to pick up men and women'

• <b>Terrorist drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice</b><b>, killing 84 people</b>• <b><br>Police vans blocking off promenade withdrawn just before attack</b>• <b><br>Driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was a career criminal</b>• <b><br>Bouhlel was radicalised within months and sent £84,000 to his family days before attack</b>• <b><br>Everything</b> …

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes

Germany is having a credibility crisis

The image was fleeting, a prologue to a sound-and-light show that was a German 'thank you' for peace and unity with fellow Europeans since the Berlin Wall fell.<p>But as it fetes the merger of East and West on Oct. 3, 1990, that made Germany the Union's dominant power, the flashback was a reminder of …

Europe

Google Chrome just made big changes to save your battery

The notorious battery drain is cleaning up its act<p>Amid much vocal complaining about Chrome's woeful effect on laptop battery life this year, Google began cleaning up its act with a series of improvements that bolster the browser's performance. Today the company rolled out a new version of Chrome …

Google Chrome

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.<p>Maps are big these days. Blogs and news sites (including this one) frequently post maps and those maps often go viral—40 maps that explain the world, the favorite TV shows of each U.S. state, and so on. They’re all over Facebook, Twitter, and …