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The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

BBQ

Five things to know to avoid getting hacked

Cyber attacks are now so common that many people are desensitized about the danger of their personal data falling in the hands of criminals.<p>That’s …

10 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.<p>These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.

A New Global War Front is Taking Shape in Cyberspace

Sep.05.2015 / 10:12 AM ET<p>The United States may still be the world's preeminent superpower, based on size and reach of military and intelligence operations, but defending the virtual borders of cyberspace is another matter. Cyberattacks by foreign nations and their agents are on the rise, and this …

Cybersecurity

How Much Damage Can the OPM Hackers Do With a Million Fingerprints?

The Office of Personnel Management announced last week that the personal data for 21.5 million people had been stolen. But for national security …

Jason Bourne

The Five-Minute Fitness Recharge

A weekly workout designed to build and sustain energy levels throughout the day.<p><i>Perform workout A on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, and workout B on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This will give the muscles plenty of time to rest, repair, and recover, while also working them from different</i> …

Yoga

Better Than Pop-Tarts: Danish Raspberry Bars

If you think this is a Pop-Tart, think again. As I peered through countless bakery cases on my recent trip to Copenhagen, I came face to face with the household toaster pastry's Danish doppelganger, the <i>Hindbærsnitter</i>, or raspberry bar. While the resemblance to the cardboard-like snack is striking …

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Sweet Rice Porridge!

Norwegian Rice Porridge or Risegrynsgrot as it's called in Norwegian has been one of my favorite comfort foods for such a long time! It's warm, sweet and delicious!<p>We used to make it for lunch on Saturdays as a special treat, both at home and at my grandma's house. Sometimes she would lure in a …

Evidence of largest asteroid impact zone on Earth found in Australian outback

Two huge meteorite scars spanning 400km have been linked to one huge asteroid, creating an impact zone dwarfing that of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula<p>Scientists have discovered a giant asteroid impact zone spanning 400km in the central Australian outback, the largest ever recorded.<p>The impact was caused …

The Kochs take millions in subsidies in Montana, then try to block Medicaid expansion

Even GOP legislators are pissed at AFP’s campaign to deprive the poor and uninsured of healthcare in this red state<p>In every red state where they’ve spent big, the Koch brothers have defeated Medicaid expansion, the piece of the Affordable Care Act that is optional for states and gives relief to the …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

5 signs America is devolving into a plutocracy

One-percent elections. Congressional gridlock. An increasingly demobilized public. Our democracy is on life support<p>Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that, and let me put what I do understand …

Long Before Net Neutrality, Rules Leveled The Landscape For Phone Services

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to regulate access to the Internet as it would a public utility, under something called Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. Critics of the FCC say it's an old, dusty law meant to apply to phone service, not the complexities of the …

Net Neutrality

AT&T is putting a price on privacy. That is outrageous

Poor customers should not have to choose between being spied on and forking over money<p>Imagine if the postal service started offering discount shipping in exchange for permission to scan every letter you receive and then target you with junk mail based on the contents of your personal mail.<p>One of …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

A Security Researcher Just Dumped 10 Million Real Passwords

Security researcher Mark Burnett released a torrent of 10 million passwords and usernames, a trove of comparatively anonymized data that he sourced from open websites from around the web. The passwords and usernames are older and most probably dead and, most importantly, Burnett sourced them from …

Anthem's stolen customer data not encrypted

But under federal law, health insurance companies don't have to encrypt user data.<p>Health insurer Anthem says the hacked database containing the personal information of 80 million people wasn't encrypted. But here's the catch: the company was not required to do so.<p>On Wednesday, Anthem revealed that …

The right’s home-school conspiracy: How I helped GOP launch a religious war

I helped start the religious right. This is how we sought to undermine secular America — and build a theocracy<p>As someone who participated in the rise of the religious right in the 1970s and 1980s, I can tell you that you can’t understand the modern Republican Party and its hatred of government …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Dick Cheney’s grotesque legacy: Why the record is so much worse than reported

He was an unpopular VP, whom history won’t remember kindly. But this is Dick Cheney’s real contribution to America<p>As many of us wade through the horror of the Senate torture report, it's hard not to think back to a time when the man who ran the country explained to us in plain language what he was …

7 leading candidates for corporate rip-off of the year

Pharmaceutical companies are jacking up drug prices, while Wal-Mart is paying its employees with your money<p>There are so many to choose from. Every one of these selections is an act of corporate treachery that takes billions of dollars from the American people.<p><b>1. Selling Medication For Up To 100</b> …

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Littoral Combat Ships

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Space Travel

In pictures: Star Wars art

Science Fiction

10 most appalling comments from the right — just this week

A Republican congressman actually argued that Obamacare is as bad as the Fugitive Slave Act<p><b>1. On Fox TV, it is assumed that the Nicaraguan meteorologist knows all about tacos.</b><p>It’s fairly obvious by now that Fox News is a place where being offensive and ignorant is not just permitted, but …

Shutdown shows the Civil War never ended

The battle lines are still drawn<p>One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865. Unfortunately, it has not ended yet. What was achieved back then was an armistice, similar to the situation between the two Koreas.<p>As the current logjam in the U.S. Congress makes …

5 Surprising Facts About Nikola Tesla

The brilliant inventor gets a new statue in Long Island.<p><b>A new statue of Nikola Tesla now graces New York's Long Island, the latest homage to the celebrated visionary. At the statue's unveiling last week, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic told the dedication crowd at Tesla's former Wardenclyffe</b> …

Tesla