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How Chefs Teach Their Kids to Cook (and Eat Their Vegetables)

You and the kids have the weekend cookie routine down—so here's what and how to cook next.<p>There's nothing like the promise of a warm batch of chocolate chip cookies to get your kids running into the kitchen ready to bake on a weekend afternoon. But when it comes to cooking the everyday …

Kids

Christopher King obituary

Christopher King, who has died 71, was a quiet, studious geologist who used a trowel and garden fork in searching for microscopic fossils, while his student contemporaries sported huge hammers.<p>He was born in West End, Hampshire, a village strategically placed between the fossiliferous outcrops at …

North Sea

75 Reasons Green Food Is the Best Food

Yes, we compiled 75 recipes in honor of our favorite color of food.<p><b>Sometimes, we just can't get enough green.</b> No, really. So we created this monster slideshow that celebrates our favorite color of food. Break out these recipes on St. Patrick's Day if you want to get really festive.

Healthy Eating

Amazon delivery drone wins FAA approval for testing in rural Washington

Company must fly below 400ft in ‘visual meterological conditions’ Amazon will need to obtain new certification if it modifies drone design<p>Amazon.com Inc has won US federal regulators’ approval to test a delivery drone, as the e-commerce giant pursues a vision of speeding packages to customers …

Jeff Bezos

California farmers resign themselves to drought: 'Nobody's fault but God's'

Despite efforts to dig deeper into the earth to get at diminishing groundwater, the spectre of desertification may cost Central Valley farmers too much to carry on<p>Kim Hammond does not want responsibility for her neighbours’ livelihoods, or for the crops which stretch in all directions as far as the …

Reality TV

U.S. sued over planes that suck up cell phone data

Image copyright BackyardProduction/iStock.A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Marshals Service, demanding more information …

Surveillance

David Gulpilil: the lessons I learned from Charlie's Country

The Aacta award-winning actor on career longevity, working with the director Rolf de Heer and the importance of a close relationship with nature<p>Charlie’s Country has an important message for all young people about the destruction that drugs and alcohol can cause, according to its leading man David …

Northern Territory

Chicken and Veggies Stir Fry: Low Calorie and Super Yummy

This skinny stir-fry is chock full of broccoli, pea pods, carrots, cabbage, onions and lean chicken breasts. <b>Each huge, fiber rich serving has 264 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.</b> You'll be so satisfied with this dish just the way it is but it can be served over brown rice …

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Cannabis

Listening to the Star Wars Soundtrack in a Pygmy Village

A new study looks at how music affects emotions across cultures.<p>Four decades after the debut of the brassy score that announced a galaxy far, far, away, music from <i>Star Wars</i> has reached a whole other world: a Pygmy village in the Congolese rainforest.<p>The Mebenzélé Pygmies, an isolated group of …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

Sleep

49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food)

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

The Real Constitutional Crisis Is Hidden

It's the Bush-Obama record of surveillance and lack of accountability—and not executive action on immigration—that ought to concern citizens.<p>“By acting lawlessly and assuming legislative power, the Obama administration is driving full speed ahead to a constitutional crisis, tilting the scales of …

Mexico authorities ‘knew about attack on students as it happened’

Leaked government documents say federal officials did nothing to stop disappearance and probable massacre of missing 43<p>Mexican federal authorities had real-time information of an attack on a group of student teachers by corrupt local police, but did nothing to stop the disappearance and probable …

How the Inventor of the Kimchi Taco Plans to Save the World

Here, a weekend's worth of excellent stories about food—in five fast clicks. First up: a look at chef Roy Choi's plans to save the world.<p>A weekend's …

A scientist unlocks one of the mysteries of Arctic ice melt

On a bright day in early May, Chris Polashenski tromps across the ice north of Alaska — 100 miles from the nearest land — to sink half-a-dozen plastic pipes into the ice.<p>Other researchers are spread out around the <i>Healy</i>, a Coast Guard icebreaker. Some have begun drilling through the ice or sawing up …

7 Bold Spices That Will Liven Up Your Cooking

Life's too short to eat bland food, but chances are, your spice cabinet is filled with listless flakes and powders that do nothing to liven up your cooking. Our recommendation? Toss the paprika and generic “seasonings” and upgrade your pantry to foodie status.<p>In partnership with Toyota, we’ve …

The new experimental Sony launches the Qrio Smart Lock

From the group that brought you the FES e-paper watch<p>In the midst of a crisis, Sony has decided to crowdfund a little more security. The Japanese electronics giant has launched a campaign for its Qrio Smart Lock, a device it says is the smallest of its kind, allowing users to open their doors with …

Exclusive: Gorbachev Blames the U.S. for Provoking ‘New Cold War’

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Project Goliath: Inside Hollywood's secret war against Google

What is "Goliath" and why are Hollywood’s most powerful lawyers working to kill it?<p>In dozens of recently leaked emails from the Sony hack, lawyers from the MPAA and six major studios talk about "Goliath" as their most powerful and politically relevant adversary in the fight against online piracy. …

Army Builds Airport Just For Drones

Gray Eagles find a new roost<p>In the far Western corner of Texas, where the state almost spills over into New Mexico, the U.S. Army is building an airport for drones. Located within Fort Bliss, the new 150 acre complex will have a 50,000 square-foot hangar, a 5,000-foot runway for Gray Eagle drones, …

Seth Rogen forced to tone down key Kim Jong-un scene in The Interview

<b>Spoiler alert: key plot details follow</b><p>Seth Rogen was forced to tone down a Kim Jong-un death scene for his new comedy The Interview following a personal intervention by the Japanese head of Sony’s parent company, according to hacked emails.<p>Studio boss Amy Pascal relayed a series of requests to …

Sony uses hacker techniques to fight back over stolen data

As revelations from the stolen files over executive pay, actor strife and poor security continue, Sony Pictures tries to stop people downloading its data<p>Sony Pictures is employing hacking techniques in an attempt to prevent computer users from downloading its stolen data from file-sharing websites, …

How to Braise Meat Like a Professional Chef

I used to work at a restaurant in Seattle where one of my responsibilities was to get the braise going every morning before the rest of the chefs showed up. All day long, the restaurant filled with heaven-sent meat perfume. UNLIKE braising at the restaurant, I actually get to sit down and enjoy the …

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Angelina Jolie Was Called A "Minimally Talented Spoiled Brat"

The hack also includes revelations about Leonardo DiCaprio deserving an Oscar, Michael Fassbender's package, and a planned mash-up film of the Jump Street and Men in Black franchises.<p>Updated — 2 p.m., ET:<p>The emails have reportedly come about due to the group Guardians of Peace, which is demanding …

Angelina Jolie