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What to Cook This Weekend

Good morning. It’s my first Friday back in forever and if I’m glad to be back in your inbox (and I am), I’m also thankful to Emily Weinstein for giving me summer Fridays off for the first time in my professional life. Please won’t you sign up for her newsletter, “Five Weeknight Dishes,” today?<p>For …

Recipes

How to Invest in Marijuana Stocks

Seven straightforward steps to help you invest in high-growth -- but high-risk -- marijuana stocks.<p>Global marijuana markets are, pardon the pun, …

Cannabis

These homemade pretzel bites will ruin all other pretzels

Photo via Thanksgiving.comAmerica loves pretzels. They’re a great accompaniment to watching TV, pair well with beer and, of course, what baseball …

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Researchers Find Grave Downside to Sleeping More Than 8 Hours a Day

"I think that longer sleep could be a red flag."<p>It’s no secret that chronic sleep deprivation is taking its toll on America’s health, but a new study …

The next major innovation in batteries might be here

Lithium-ion batteries were first introduced to the public in a Sony camcorder in 1991. Then they revolutionized our lives. The versatile batteries now power everything from tiny medical implants and smartphones to forklifts and expensive electric cars. And yet, lithium-ion technology still isn’t …

Clean Energy

This ‘flow battery’ could power green homes when the sun goes down and the wind stops blowing

With solar and wind electricity prices plunging, the hunt is on for cheap batteries to store all this power for use around the clock. Now, …

This Chicken Thigh Recipe Changed the Way I Think About Cooking Chicken Thighs

Seriously. One small recipe hack set me on a path toward a lifetime of golden, crackly-skinned chicken thighs.

Commodore 64 Mini release date finally gets some good news

Last year, Retro Games announced that it was reviving the Commodore 64. Following in Nintendo’s footsteps with the NES and SNES Classic, the machine …

Futuristic system uses nothing but Wi-Fi waves to detect motion anywhere in your home

Home security camera systems are all the rage right now, but they never give you 100% coverage. It would obviously be hugely inappropriate to install …

These Liquid-Filled Eyeglasses Allegedly Make Wearers Immune to Motion Sickness

French car maker Citroën recently unveiled a pair of glassless, liquid-filled eye-glasses that can reportedly treat the symptoms of motion …

Arctic’s fanless CPU cooler can help you build a silent PC

Alpine has released a couple of new coolers for builders who are trying to assemble a quiet or completely silent PC. The company's new Alpine 12 …

I Do Not Like This New Wasp Species Whose Giant Stinger Lays Eggs Inside Spiders

Hi, do you see that long red thing? It belongs to that wasp. Its function is to both sting and lay eggs inside of another creature, which is …

Is the Anchor Cable the best smartphone charging cable currently available?

The Anchor Cable is a versatile, rugged cable that can be used to charge your iPhone, Android devices, Kindle tablets, USB-C MacBook, and much …

This Raspberry Pi rival offers a beefy CPU, 4K video, and more

Libre Computer<p>The Renegade Elite, from tech company Libre Computer, is a single-board computer that delivers more power than the Raspberry Pi.<br>• It isn’t the cheapest single board computer around, at $100, but you’re getting a lot for your cash.<br>• The Renegade Elite sports a hexacore processor, USB …

Raspberry Pi

How To Retire At 63 With Half A Million In 2018

<i>This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments.</i><p>Ted and Mary, a Hypothetical Story<p>One of the most …

Social Security

This Marinated Zucchini Recipe Is Changing the Way I Make All Vegetables

I took the method from our marinated zucchini with ricotta and hazelnuts recipe, but I’m using it on all vegetables this summer.

Recipes

Talk, Text, And Even Use Maps With No Cell Service Thanks to This Futuristic Device

It can be a huge inconvenience to lose cell service when you need the most, but it can also be dangerous in an emergency or during a camping trip or …

A new laser eye surgery fixes your vision without any gnarly eyeball slicing

As someone who wears glasses, the idea of corrective laser eye surgery is certainly tempting. But then you start reading about how the invasive …

U.S. Army

Realities of off-grid living

WHEN Jeff and Marg Foster took on the 160-hectare “Bendee” outside of Bingara in 2011 it was a no-brainer when it came to operating independent of …

Standalone

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

Cancer

Logitech's G305 is an affordable, no-lag wireless gaming mouse

You don't have to splurge to see what the fuss is about.<p>Logitech's extremely-low-latency Lightspeed technology was largely reserved for well-heeled gamers when it first hit the scene last June, but it's a much different story a year later. The peripheral maker has unveiled the G305, a …

No, a Human Year Isn't Equivalent to 7 'Dog Years'

Here's how old your dog really is.<p>Dogs age at different rates compared to humans, but the simple rule of seven dog years to one human year is far …

Westminster Abbey

Lockheed says 'flow' battery will boost use of renewable power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp hopes to launch a new "flow" battery made of inexpensive, nontoxic materials that can help utilities save money and use more renewable energy, company officials said on Monday.<p>"You open up a chance not only to make renewables more marketable and more …

Doctors say 'superblood' may work against deadly malignancies

Innovation<p>New therapy seen as possible treatment for pancreatic cancer and triple-negative breast cancer, among others.<p>Cancer care has seen its share of false dawns in recent years, with many new drugs failing to live up to their early promise. But now there’s great excitement over so-called …

Cancer

How to make perfect crispy bacon using one simple ingredient

There’s no denying that bacon is beloved by many across the country.<p>However, the question over the best way to cook bacon is hotly contested. …

Cooking

Vision-improving nanoparticle eyedrops could end the need for glasses

High-tech eyeglasses can give blind people the ability to see, but could the development of eyesight-improving eyedrops help eliminate the need for …

Coinbase just made a big move to tap Wall Street's appetite for cryptocurrency

Coinbase, the cryptocurrency trading platform, announced Tuesday the launch of an index fund which will allow investors to put money into a basket of four of the largest cryptocurrencies.<p>The so-called Coinbase Index Fund will give investors access to the digital currencies listed on GDAX, the …

A Massachusetts company claims to be close to a solid-state battery

New Investments<p>According to <i>Axios,</i> technology giants like Samsung and Dyson have collectively invested $65 million in Massachusetts-based Ionic …

Solar power: the next generation

Scientists are working on an exciting new material called perovskite – a light sensitive crystal which could revolutionise solar power.<p>In just a few years its power conversion efficiency figure is nearly on a par with traditional silicon at around 22 per cent, and it’s some 1,000 times thinner.<p>All …