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What Is That Loose White Powder In Your Easy Mac And Cheese?

It ain't cheese.<p>If you're feeling really hungry, you may not even notice the loose, white powder strewn among the noodles in your single serving cup of Kraft Triple Cheese Macaroni & Cheese.<p>Kraft doesn't promise "natural ingredients," and with a nuclear orange cheese powder that comes ready to stir …

More great moments in science (if Twitter had existed)

A month ago, this blog looked at what it might be like if famous scientists had access to Twitter.<p>The post was surprisingly popular, and many who read it insisted on seeing more. So, in a blatant demonstration of submitting to peer pressure, here are some more examples of what it would be like if …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

George Steinmetz’s Eye From the Sky

Picture Stories<p>What is it like strapping yourself into the equivalent of a leaf blower, getting a running start, then taking off into the air with a camera in your hand?<p>“You have 180-degree horizontal and vertical visibility and you’re going about 27 or 28 miles per hour. You don’t need a …

This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video of a Roller Coaster | Colossal

<p>Could this be the most meta thing on the entire internet? Just so we’re clear, the title isn’t a typo. This really is a GIF of a Vine of a video of …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Google privacy ruling is just the thin end of a censorship wedge

Sooner or later, every argument about regulation of the internet comes down to the same question: is this the thin end of the wedge or not? We saw a dramatic illustration last week when the European court of justice handed down a judgment on a case involving a Spanish lawyer, one Mario Costeja …

Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere?

Federal district courts around the country have been ordering states at a surprisingly rapid clip to endorse (not merely tolerate) gay marriage in …

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

A paw on the leg. A nose nuzzling against your arm. Maybe even a hop onto your lap.<p>Dogs always seem to know when you're upset and need extra love, even though they hardly understand a word of what you say. How can that be?<p>Our four-legged friends have a little patch of their brain devoted to …

The World According To Vladimir Putin

The worldview of Russian President Vladimir Putin could be summed up along these lines:<p>Moscow's precipitous decline in global influence since the Soviet breakup must be reversed. Russia must be respected as the dominant power in former Soviet republics like Ukraine. Russia is entitled to a strong …

Trader Joe's Caught In Sticky Lawsuit Over Peanut Butter Pretzels

Among the many snacks you can find in the aisles of Trader Joe's is an icon of sweet and salty goodness: the peanut butter pretzel. It's a combination so tasty, famed food writer Ruth Reichl once raved, "You haven't lived until you've tried the two together."<p>But the beloved treats aren't just …

As discontent grows, Singapore budget to tighten noose on the rich

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is known as a tropical refuge for the world's wealthy, endowed with exclusive residential enclaves, a marina for super-yachts, two casinos and an annual Formula One race that brings in the global jet-set.<p>But as the orderly city-state comes within a whisper of …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images …

Missed connections: Limbo in high tech's culture clash

"Too often, in frustration, some people turn to easy targets -- a commuter shuttle bus or a company's IPO, or even, toast." <br />--San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Sheryl Sandberg Presents Stock Photos of Hip Working Moms

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Today, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization will announce a partnership with Getty …

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FYI: Can Humans Hibernate?

Involuntarily? Yes. On purpose? Maybe. In February, for instance, Swedish snowmobilers found a man who had been trapped under snow in his car for two months with barely any food. After he was rescued, local doctors suggested that he had survived by adjusting his core body temperature downward to …

Zipcar, Uber And The Beginning Of Trouble For The Auto Industry

There’s a good chance if you’re a city dweller and a regular Zipcar user, you don’t own a car. And according to a new study from Alix Partners, you’re probably not alone. Had it not been for car-sharing services, automakers would have sold about 500,000 more new cars over the past decade. And Alix …

Taliban: We’re holding this American military dog hostage

Though the nationality of the dog is disputed, a video shows a confused pup surrounded by heavily armed militants<p>Sarah Wolfe<p>February 8, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>In the annals of prisoner-of-war videos, this could be a first.<p>The Taliban released a video …

Mobile Marketing and the Magic of Push Notifications (Infographic)

If <i>Mad Men</i> took place in 2014, the boardroom talk would have been all about push notifications on your smartphone.<p>Mobile marketing is where the magic is these days, but it’s not enough to have notices of sales and discounts landing in a customer’s inbox. Now, they want those alerts in real time, …

Ambassador To Argentina Nominee Has Never Been To the Country

As if Victoria Nuland's leaked phone call wasn't enough, here's a diplomatic embarrassment that hasn't made as many headlines: President Obama's nominee for ambassador to Argentina made a fairly stunning admission before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday.<p>Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida …

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22 Delicious Russian Foods For Your Sochi Olympics Party

Wrap me up in blini and let the games begin.

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Valentine's Day Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Surprise your sweetheart for Valentine's Day by making these strawberry shortcake cookies!<p>Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Kansas. You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she's famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.<p>Your favorite summertime dessert …

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How Richard Nixon reinvented American warfare

<b>Richard Nixon (AP)</b><p>As the public soured on Vietnam, Nixon rebooted U.S. military strategy — and paved the way for Iraq and Afghanistan<p>Steven Casey<p>February 2, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “When Soldiers Fall: How Americans Have Confronted Combat Losses From World War I to Afghanistan”<p>In 1972, with …

Labor pains: The racist policies that set workplace equality back decades

<b>(AP)</b><p>In the Jim Crow-era South, white soldiers returning from war used their bargaining power to get black workers fired<p>Daria Roithmayr<p>February 2, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage.”<p>On a cold winter morning in Memphis, in January of …

Obama’s 34 Words That Matter Most

It may have been one of the most important lines in President Obama’s State of the Union address–and also the most overlooked. Between his remarks on …

27 Red Velvet Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

Some things are meant to be.

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