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Friday Cocktails: Homemade Irish Cream

The longest I've ever spent on Irish soil was an hour in an Athens-bound plane as it refueled at the Shannon International Airport, but the view from …

Goodbye, Cameras

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable …

Step by step, a way to health, happiness and friendship

I was having a period of bad health — quite a long period. I had a hip replacement, and another, and a hand surgery. Then a broken leg. Then a spinal surgery. Then another spinal surgery. I was falling apart faster than the doctors could put me back together.<p>When they told me I needed a third …

Grapefruit, cucumbers, and egg. @andrewoknowlton on a plate.

Microsoft's Twitter account: Don't use our e-mail

Sometimes, irony adorns Twitter like the sugar on a doughnut.<p>On Saturday morning, however, the Microsoft News Twitter account offered a curious instruction. It read: "Don't use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook),They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. #SEA …

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Blaze destroys ancient Tibetan town dubbed 'Shangri-La'

Inferno rips through 1,300-year-old Tibetan community, which had been pin-pointed as the location of the mythical Shangri-La in James Hilton's novel The Lost Horizon<p>A ten-hour inferno has destroyed the ancient Tibetan town which, according to the Chinese government, was the earthly incarnation of …

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I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Starting fire with water

Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with “supercritical water,” a form of water with a strange property: it can help start fire.<p>When firefighters …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Britain Is Threatening to Leave EU

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (here he is being booed at the 2012 …