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The Perfect Pizza Crust

Yes you can make your own pizza at home. The recipe for the dough is very simple, but you must have a pizza stone for your oven in order to get that …

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes<p>From Tennessee and Italy to India and Korea, we've got all the best recipes for fried chicken—and their attendant sides, of course—from nearly every corner of the globe. …

Cooking

Rare Jewish prayer book predates oldest known Torah scroll

Scholars are calling a rare Hebrew text dating back to the 9th century the earliest known Jewish prayer book, predating the world's oldest Torah scroll.<p>The 50-page book is 4.3 inches tall and about 4 inches wide and is written in an archaic form of Hebrew, on pages of aged parchment. The text …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

The Earth’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” as Seen from Space | Colossal

<p>We all know that as the seasons change on Earth, temperatures rise and fall, plants grow or die, ice forms or melts away. Perhaps nobody is more …

For Struggling PC Market, It's PC Gamers To The Rescue

IDC Insights Research dropped some doom and gloom earlier this year, reporting that Q1 2013 PC shipments were down a drastic 13.9% globally, compared to the same period in 2012. This represented the worst decline in the US since 2006, despite Windows 8 and some inspired hardware to accompany it …

Here's what Samsung's iWatch rival could look like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Gear could look like. The mock-up above shows what we could expect from the hotly-anticipated smart watch that talks …

Mockups

The apps that Apple does not want you to use

They are the applications that Apple has tried to stop the world from using.<p>With more than 700,000 apps available for download, perhaps Apple can afford to be picky, but some of those to be banned show Apple’s squeamishness for nudity, bodily functions and upsetting important people.<p><b>Send me to</b> …

Barack Obama

Chinese anger as Japan launches biggest warship since WWII

Japan has launched its biggest warship since World War II on the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, sparking Chinese accusations of a military escalation as tensions simmer between the two countries over disputed islands.<p>A ceremony was held in Yokohama on Tuesday for the 19,500 ton …

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

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Your Life in a Backpack: What to Pack For 6 Months Traveling Abroad

Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything you needed for six months on the road, or even a year, and it all had to fit into one big …

Loft-Living Around the Globe

From London to Los Angeles, Sydney to San Francisco, loft-living as a hip alternative to the traditional dwelling option. With more and more creative …

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Prince Philip

Cristiano Ronaldo Was Right to Dismiss Classic Jose Mourinho Tactics

Link to Media<p>Jose Mourinho is back, ladies and gentlemen, and for his first act he's taken a swipe at his former employers.<p>In his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea taking on Real Madrid, the Portuguese let fly with a volley of bitter comments directed at los Blancos.<p>According to John …

Soccer

Top Things to Do in Japan

When it comes to the top things to do in Japan, including Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond, most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into …

Futuristic iWatch Concept

Continuing the current trend of wearable technology, check out this stylish and futuristic iWatch concept designed by James Ivaldi. This sleek watch would feature two separate screens, one being a touch screen for the user's music, contacts, and apps and another that would simply display the time. …

Wearable Tech

The 13 Quirkiest Roads You Need To See

Driving can be a little monotonous -- the same views for miles, switching lanes just for a change of scenery, constantly checking your rearview mirror to avoid highway hypnosis -- but we've found a few roads where you'll find a lot more excitement. In most cases, you'd be on the edge of your seat, …

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Samsung Busted Boosting International Galaxy S4 Benchmarks

Powered by a new Exynos 5 Octa system on a chip, the international version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 boasts some impressive benchmarks — a graphical …

Galaxy S4

In Florida, A Clash Over Exhuming Bodies At Reform School

Researchers at the University of South Florida are fighting with the state over access to the grounds of a now-closed reform school.<p>For decades, the Dozier School for Boys was notorious for the harsh treatment boys received there. Now, a forensic anthropologist and her team want permission to …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

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Sealed coffin found near Richard III grave site in Leicester

Another body has been recovered from the Leicester car park where the remains of Richard III were discovered last year – but while a king of England …

Who Invented the Umbrella: The Romans, the Chinese, or Frogs?

We've seen umbrellas stuck into car doors; optimized for wind resistance; slapped onto bikes; and the design potential for this simple device is so …