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My Date With Adele

With Adele on the red carpet in 2009<p>In preparation for her appearance at the 51st annual Grammy Awards a few years ago, the 20-year-old Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was busy being ministered to in the black-curtained hair and makeup area set apart from Los Angeles’s Shrine Auditorium. She was being …

How to Make Salmon Burgers Worthy of the Name

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Salmon burgers are one of those foods that always seem like they should taste better than they do. In my mind, I picture a delicate yet fatty fish patty, seasoned well, with a lightly seared crust and a tender and juicy medium-rare center. What I tend to get at …

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

Dr. Seuss' Raunchy, Forgotten WWII Cartoons Are Coming to TV

They were boozy, they were sex-laden, they taught soldiers a thing or two about life.<p>It was 1943, the thick of World War II, and the U.S. Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit needed to lift spirits and shed light on military behavior. So they turned to professionals: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i> …

AUDIO DEMOS: Creative Compression Techniques: 4 Ways to Pump Up the Excitement in Your Drum Tracks

<i>This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the September 2015 issue,<br>which is available here.</i><p><b>Electronic Insights</b><p><b>Creative</b> …

Music Production

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Sloppy Tacos

6 Servings<p>The only thing better than Sloppy Joes for dinner is taco night. This hybrid is the best of both worlds.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Lime sour cream<p>1 cup sour cream<p>1 Tbsp. finely grated lime zest<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice<p>2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro<p>1 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar<p>Kosher salt<p>…

12 Gorgeous Pictures from the ISS

Chris Hadfield got famous for singing David Bowie in orbit and demonstrating what happens to tears in microgravity. But the Canadian astronaut also took plenty of gorgeous photos from the International Space Station. Those images have been compiled into t<p>Chris Hadfield got famous for singing David …

The Internet's First Message Was Sent 45 Years Ago Today

Happy birthday, WWW.<p><i>Leonard Kleinrock, a computer science professor who on October 29, 1969 headed a team that sent the first message over the ARPANET. Getty Images.</i><p>The first message traveled over the internet on Oct. 29, 1969, 45 years ago today. It failed after just two letters.<p>ARPANET, the U.S. …

Music world reacts to the death of Cream bassist Jack Bruce

Slash, Flea, Brian May, Tony Iommi and Ringo Starr among stars to pay tribute to Bruce<p>Ringo Starr, Slash and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea have lead …

Weapons can be easily smuggled past airport body scanners

Two years ago, a blogger named Jonathan Corbett published a YouTube video that seemed to show a facepalm-worthy vulnerability in the TSA's Rapiscan …

Hackers Can Now Tap Into USB Devices To Evade All Known Security Protections

Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin's SR Labs, noted that hackers could load malicious software onto tiny, low-cost computer chips that control functions of USB devices but which have no built-in shields against tampering with their code.<p>"You cannot tell where the virus came from. It is …

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

Tesla, Panasonic Cement Their Vow To Build A Gigafactory

It’s official: Tesla Motors will team up with Panasonic to build what is shaping up to be the Mother of All Lithium-ion Battery Factories. Or Gigafactory, as Tesla calls it.<p>The announcement on Thursday says Tesla will be in charge of providing and managing the land, buildings and utilities of the …

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

Ireland

Denise Paolucci on Impostor Syndrome

Denise Paolucci is a self-taught programmer who works at Dreamwidth Studios. She's been talking about a cultural trend nearly everyone experiences, …

Self-improvement

50 Pictures to teach you about decisive moment in bird photography

<b>Bird Photography</b> would be the purest form for any nature photographer. Hence forth, what would a bird photographer or a plain nature lover expect or …

Nature Photography

How To Get Nothing Done, A 15-Step Illustrated Guide

Jacob Andrews of For Lack of a Better Comic has created a handy guide for “How To Get Nothing Done.” Check out the full 15-step process on …

The Food Lab: How to Make a Turkey Porchetta

GalleryThe Food Lab: How to Make a Turkey Porchetta<p>Behold! The Mighty <b>Turchetta!</b>, King of the Thanksgiving roasts. Gentle and benevolent ruler of the holiday table, fair in his judgment and ample in his juiciness. If ever you sat down on the third Thursday after the first Monday in November and …

How-To: Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

Bring the natural beauty of the season into your home decor with these lovely DIY autumn leaf mason jar candle holders from Spark & Chemistry!<p>The best part: Is fall foliage already past peak color in your area? No problem! According to the tutorial, this project works well with both real and …

Crafting

How To Transform Into Batman Using a Black Cat

ZethM shows us a simple technique for transforming yourself into Batman using a black cat.<p>photo by ZethM<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is …

Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme's Volvo commercial 'The Epic Split'

A new commercial starring Jean-Claude Van Damme has gone viral with over 9 million views in less than two days. Somebody had the genius idea of …

Childhood Music Lessons Could Benefit Your Brain Later On

If you took piano lessons as a child but never continued with them in adulthood, they could still provide brain benefits later in life, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Northwestern University found that brain responses to speech are faster among older adults who took childhood music …

Incredible colorized historical photos

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945<p>Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937<p>Japanese Archers circa 1860<p>View from Capitol in Nashville, …

Color photos of Hitler among adoring crowds

Color photos of Hitler among adoring crowds<p>Whatever the source of his malevolent charisma, for more than a decade in the middle of the 20th century, men, women and children were drawn in droves to Hitler and his message. A series of color pictures from Life by Hitler’s personal photographer testify …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

How Oreos Work Like Cocaine

Research made national news this week that the cookies are more addictive than psychoactive drugs. That claim may be exaggerated, but the neuroscience of junk food addiction is nonetheless fascinating and relevant—mentally, physically, and socially.<p><i>"Nothing gets me high as that sandwich cookie</i> …

25 Shadow Images to Inspire You

Today as I was pulling together some images for this weekend’s photo challenge (on the them of ‘Shadows’ – I’ll officially launch it later today) I …

Photography

Vietnam: The Real War

“Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History from the Associated Press” opens October 24th at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. The …