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Ferran Adrià Plans Five-City North American Book Tour

<b>Ferran Adrià's</b> mammoth seven-volume elBulli catalog, <i>elBulli 2005-2011</i>, comes out March 3, and he's going on a North American tour to promote it. See the full schedule below, but there will be events in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver, and Toronto between March 7-15. The book itself is a …

Apple paid its lawyers over $60 million to beat Samsung in court

The damages retrial for last year's Apple vs. Samsung legal battle recently wrapped, and new court documents reveal how much Cupertino paid its legal team to get its wins: over $60 million. The revelations come as Apple requests that Samsung reimburse a portion of those legal costs. According to …

Bitcoin Takes Stage In Texas Senate Campaign

When Texas Rep. Steve Stockman announced recently that he'll accept donations in bitcoins, he raised some eyebrows.<p>Stockman, a conservative who is challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican primary in March, has already had some run-ins with the Federal Election Commission over …

Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …

House prices down 5pc over ten years in real terms

UK house prices have fallen significantly when inflation is taken into account, countering claims of a bubble<p>UK house prices have fallen by 5pc in real terms over the last ten years when inflation is taken into account, dispelling fears of a house price bubble.<p>Some commentators fear that Government …

Coconut, Almond and Chocolate Bars | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Nutty, chewy and chocolaty, these bars hit every craving. A toasty almond crust is topped with a creamy coconut and dark chocolate filling, and finished with a thick bittersweet glaze. This recipe calls for cream of coconut; similar to condensed milk, it can be found on the baking or drink aisle in …

Bitcoin boon? Overstock to become biggest retailer to accept the virtual currency

Overstock.com could start accepting bitcoin sometime in 2014.<p>Bitcoin enthusiasts will soon be able to go on a bigger shopping spree thanks to Overstock.com, which is slated to become the biggest retailer in the U.S. to accept the virtual currency.<p>Online retailer Overstock.com plans to start …

Bitcoin

London icons

London is home to some of the most famous and iconic attractions in the world - from Big Ben and the red telephone box, to black cabs and Tate …

England

BTC China CEO Attempts To Calm The Bitcoin Market After RMB Deposit Shutdown

In a letter posted on the Chinese bitcoin trading site BTC China CEO Bobby Lee attempted to calm the markets by posting a long, detailed description of the way forward for the company. “As China’s first Bitcoin and Bitcoin trading platform company, we have more than two and half years of operating …

33 Super-Fancy Ways To Eat More Nutella

Obviously you could just smear it on toast, but where's the fun in that?

Garlic & chilli prawns with pepperberry & saltbush

Place the prawns, garlic, chilli, pepperberries and a good pinch of sea salt into a bowl, Mix well and refrigerate until needed.<p>In a small bowl …

Malted Hazelnut Meringue Torte Recipe

Crunchy, delicate layers of malted hazelnut meringue form the "cake" layers of this decadent dessert. For gluten-free just omit the malt.<p><b>Notes:</b> Make sure to start your meringue in a clean, dry bowl. An alternative to piping the meringue is to divide the meringue between the 4 circles, then gently …

33 Festive And Beautiful Foods To Make For Christmas

There are so many great things about the holidays. One of them is presents; all of the rest of them are food.

The 33 Cutest Cakes Of 2013

If you ever doubt that the world is a beautiful place, just remember: We'll always have sugar, butter, and flour.

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Most Americans don’t know what bitcoin is, and that’s good news for speculators

Bloomberg surveyed a bunch of Americans and discovered that only 42% could correctly identify what bitcoin is. A small minority (12%) thought bitcoin was either an Xbox game or an iPhone app. (Scroll to the bottom of this Bloomberg page for an unintentionally hilarious pie chart depicting the …

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Chocolate Coconut Pecan Bars

Whether it's a holiday buffet, a pot luck, or simply a winter's afternoon when baking a seems like a great idea, these bars hit the spot. I created them for an evening when I hosted my book group, but they have since become a "go-to" home-baked snack.<p>The bars began as a concept, rather than a fixed …

Watch Ferran Adrià Talk Creativity and Culinary Innovation

Here's world-famous Spanish chef <b>Ferran Adrià</b> giving a lecture to business school students on the topic of "Should Business Meet Art." Adrià's speaks to the nature of creativity and creative personality ("Most creatives aren't happy"), pursuing a creative career ("Do you want to be at the top or are …

Bitcoin Market In Sharp Correction, What Is Next?

Some call Bitcoin the currency of the future. Others call Bitcoin a digitalmania.<p>Which side is right?<p>Only time can tell. Nonetheless, one thing is for sure: The digital currency is getting a great deal of buzz from users, politicians, and central bankers. Yesterday, the University of Nicosia …

Bank of America: Bitcoin Will Be 'Serious Competitor' to Cash | Inc.com

For the first time since the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin in 2009, a major Wall Street bank has issued an opinion on the cryptocurrency--Bank of America is betting on Bitcoin's legitimacy, according to a report released today.<p>Bank of America Merrill Lynch claims Bitcoin may "emerge …

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My Bitcoin Bummer — World’s Virtual Currency Plummets in Price (Again)

So, I bought a bitcoin a few weeks ago — just a single one, <i>for fun!</i> — at around $800, after having listened to a bunch of Internet nerds wax on about …

New U.K. tax on foreign home buyers could kill a golden goose

Thinking of joining the Great London Property Rush? Well, apart from the exorbitant prices, foreign investors face another deterrent: A hefty capital gains tax of up to 28 per cent on any future flipping of homes in the U.K., beginning in April, 2015.<p>The government has finally decided that …

The knowledge: insights from four London cabbies – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 1:30 pm, December 9, 2013 in Secret London, Transport<p><i>They might have internal satnavs, but what do London’s cabbies really know about the</i> …

Bitcoin Now Accepted at Staten Island Wine Store

John Ha says right now he’s only accepting the virtual currency for online orders, but plans to add a Bitcoin-enabled POS system at his store City …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The first was a sense of banging his head against a wall. Raine, who grew up in Darlington and is now a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was a …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

Top 20 things scientists need to know about policy-making

When scientists moan about how little politicians know about science, I usually get annoyed. Such grouching is almost always counterproductive and more often than not betrays how little scientists know about the UK's governance structures, processes, culture and history.<p>So when the Guardian …