john hoskin

19 Added | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | @johntom | Keep up with john hoskin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “john hoskin”

We Just Found The Strongest Evidence Yet That Fracking Affects Human Health

"We're beginning to see a pattern."<p>More than 100,000 babies born in the US every year start life in such close proximity to fracking sites that it …

Weird Ways to Cook Eggs You Haven’t Thought of Yet

The humble egg isn't above being poached, scrambled, hard-boiled, fried — even pickled. But isn't it time we found new tricks for this fan …

Secrets of the Instant Pot

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. So I got one of these new-era science cookers, now sitting on the counter with its …

Seafood

11 Peanut Butter Recipes That Are (OMG!) Perfect for Dinner

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of peanut butter is jelly, then you’re doing something wrong. Don’t just let that jar sit lonesome in your cupboard for the day you might want to smear it on a slice. Think outside the bread box and make the seemingly impossible, possible. Check …

Healthy Eating

These Are the Top 15 Fan-Favorite Recipes From Blue Apron

How often do you <i>actually</i> keep the recipe cards for the meals you make through food delivery services like Blue Apron? Yes, the dishes are good, but the best of the best are worth replicating. For the month of October, Blue Apron is actually bringing back fan favorites, so you can make them again or …

Cooking

Mazda made a game-changing fuel efficiency breakthrough other carmakers have spent decades working on

The Japanese carmaker has announced it is ready to reveal a combustion engine using compression technology Ford, General Motors and Hyundai have been trying to get into production for the best part of a decade.<p>It's called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition and it uses the same sparkless …

Tesla

GM salmon hits shelves in Canada – but people may not know they're buying it

AquaBounty salmon was approved for sale in Canada in 2016, paving the way for it to become the first genetically engineered animal to enter the food supply<p>Canadian supermarkets have become the first in the world to stock genetically modified fish, and about five tonnes of GM salmon have been sold …

Aquaculture

ACLU: Absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data | Ars Technica

Opening brief filed in Carpenter, an important privacy case pending at Supreme Court.<p>Lawyers representing a man convicted of six robberies in the …

Surveillance

Grilled Salad Is So Much Better Than It Sounds. Here's How To Nail It.

Chances are, you’re going to eat a lot of salad this summer. And while there are more ways you can put that meal together than you can imagine ― with the fresh corn, watermelon, tomatoes, zucchini and greens available in abundance ― sometimes it still gets a little tired. Before you start getting …

Food

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Worms

Celebrate Hubble's Birthday by Tearfully Reviewing Its Best Photos

For so many nerds, the Hubble space telescope feels more like a friend than a hunk of metal in the cold vacuum of space—a friend whose job you’re …

Astronomy

Beans and Green Soup with Salted Yogurt and Sizzled Mint

6 servings<p>This soup is inspired by ash reshteh, a thick Iranian soup made with chickpeas, a boatload of herbs, and noodles, with one big exception: We omitted the noodles. If you don’t have time to soak the chickpeas and beans overnight, bring them to a boil in separate pots of water, then turn off …

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple vs. FBI: What Was Obama Thinking at SXSW?

There's nothing terribly surprising about the conclusion Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford reached in an essay posted this week on Medium's …

Privacy

The world is facing a pension disaster

A new report released by Citibank estimates that the total value of unfunded or underfunded government pension liabilities for 20 OECD countries stands at a staggering US$78 trillion.<p>That's US$78,000,000,000,000, unfunded, that's owed to public-sector workers. Putting that figure into perspective, …

Retirement

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

When Should Search Engines Ignore Court Orders To Remove Search Results?

Companies and individuals are constantly seeking more effective ways to scrub unwanted online content. One common technique is to get a court declaration that content is unlawful and should be removed, and then send that ruling to websites and search engines anticipating that they will honor the …