Kenneth Hopkins

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The Hope Diamond was spawned in the most hellish depths of Earth, study suggests

Before the massive Hope Diamond came to rest in a Smithsonian exhibit, before the gem passed among wealthy owners and thieves and French royals, before it acquired its cursed reputation, before it was mined in India, the diamond was born at hellish depths beneath Earth's crust. Fittingly, the birth …

Earth Science

Life May Have Once Existed on the Moon

3.5 billion years ago, the moon could have had liquid water, an atmosphere, and even microbial life.<p>The moon is a dry and barren place, utterly devoid of life. But has it always been this way? New research suggests that perhaps at one point in its history, the moon may have harbored microorganisms …

Magnetism

Plant-Based ‘Meat’ and ‘Fish’ May Be the Future. But How Do They Taste?

Starting today, White Castle will serve the vegan Impossible Burger in 140 locations. Cookbook author Alison Roman tried it out, along with ‘shrimp’ made from fungi, ‘salmon’ made from algae and more<p>When I was in high school, I made the bold and noble choice to become a vegetarian for the rest of …

Wall Street

He was one of millions of Chinese seniors growing old alone. So he put himself up for adoption.

By Emily Rauhala<p>, Reporter<p>TIANJIN, China — Han Zicheng survived the Japanese invasion, the Chinese civil war and the Cultural Revolution, but he knew he could not endure the sorrow of living alone.<p>On a chilly day in December, the 85-year-old Chinese grandfather gathered some scraps of white paper …

China

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

In Urban China, Cash Is Rapidly Becoming Obsolete

SHANGHAI — There is an audacious economic phenomenon happening in China.<p>It has nothing to do with debt, infrastructure spending or the other major economic topics du jour. It has to do with cash — specifically, how China is systematically and rapidly doing away with paper money and coins.<p>Almost …

Mobile Payments

A Must-Make Dish Before You Die: Jet Tila's Drunken Noodles

Every region of the world has its drunk food. In America, it's often pizza. In parts of China and Thailand, it's drunken noodles, according to chef Jet Tila. The recipe, from his latest cookbook <b>101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die</b> ($16), features an umami-rich sauce that coats the …

“It’s a bummer that the implementation looks completely different than what we designed”

There are very few things more disappointing when I’m interviewing someone to fill a UX or UI Design position than <i>that</i> comment.<p>That one.<p>That …

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Augmented Reality

The Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

Motor Authority The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron.<p>So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no one has been able to fully experience the true speeds the 1,480-horsepower hypercar is capable of.<p>That's …

Sports Cars

NASA's Juno Reported Back, and Things Are Getting Weird

Juno’s Revelations<p>NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just revealed a wealth of new information about our Solar System’s biggest resident, Jupiter, and it’s …

Outstanding Sales People Possess These Unique Character Traits. Do You?

What separates an average sales person from a highly successful one? Experts say to look for these 12 qualities.<p>Whether you want to grow your own sales abilities, mentor an employee, or hire the best candidate, these experts volunteered their informed opinions to help. Ranging from middle market …

Good samaritans who came to woman's rescue make headlines in China

Lack of legal protections and string of extortion cases have contributed to a general reluctance to help strangers<p>A woman is punched and thrown to the ground by a man who then proceeds to kick her as she raises her arms to deflect the blows. A pedestrian marches ahead; a car drives by.<p>Many similar …

Barbecue Ribs with Spiced Rum Pineapple Sauce

Barbeque Ribs with Spiced Rum Pineapple Sauce<p>Prep time<p>20 mins<p>Cook time<p>3 hours<p>Total time<p>3 hours 20 mins<p>Are you ready for the best ever barbecue ribs? …

BBQ

Xi calls for ‘staunch’ belief in communism to ensure national rejuvenation as China marks 80th anniversary of Long March

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for renewed faith in orthodox Marxism and a revived revolutionary spirit, saying they were crucial for …

The next wearable technology could be your skin

Artificial electronic skin (e-skin) could one day make this a possibility. Researchers are developing flexible, bendable and even stretchable electronic circuits that can be applied directly to the skin. As well as turning your skin into a touchscreen, this could also help replace feeling if you've …

Nanotech

How Hard Is It To Burn All The Calories In An In-N-Out Combo Meal?

A couple months ago, the Royal Society for Public Health (yes, that society is precisely as British as it sounds) proposed new labeling for snack foods. But they didn’t want to highlight the calories in Coke or the added sugar or even whatever the hell Caramel e150d is and how it may or may not be …

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

Nutrition

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Start planning a goodbye party for your tummy.<p>In the weight-loss game, not all fat is created equal. And if you're trying to lose that belly pooch you just <i>know</i> is hiding a six pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast.<p>But never fear: A recent study just found that one workout is …

6 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Eggs

Are they the most perfect food on Earth?<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs were loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But that perception is changing. When Wake Forest University researchers reviewed some …

Nutrition

This Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwich Is All the Rage in Hong Kong These Days

This colorful grilled cheese looks like it belongs in a My Little Pony show, but it’s actually a real treat that’s all the rage in Hong Kong. It’s …

Cuban Roast Pork Sandwiches with Mojo Sauce

This recipe makes about 1 cup of citrusy, garlicky mojo sauce, much more than enough for 2 sandwiches. <b>Fast Pork Recipes</b> <b>More Sandwich Recipes</b>

Alex Guarnaschelli's Bananas Foster Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of</i> Old-School Comfort Food <i>and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter</i> …

Ice Cream

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

When Life Gives You the Perfect Beef Tenderloin, Make Stroganoff

What happens when you serve a medium-rare roast to a table of medium-well eaters? A whole lot of leftover beef.<p>What could go wrong?<p>That’s what I was thinking. I had offered to make Christmas dinner for my wife’s family in Buffalo. I would roast a beef tenderloin—the ultimate centerpiece, with its …

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Your breakfast won't know what hit it.<p>Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, …

Eggs

The Making of The Society Hotel, Portland, Oregon

3 No-Cook Pasta Sauces You Should Have Up Your Sleeve at All Times

Three simple pasta sauces that come together in minutes, with zero stove time? Sign us up.<p>Skip the stove and toss together one of these three pasta crowd pleasers. They're not just simple, quick, and endlessly customizable: They're about to become your new favorite ways to top linguine, …

These Magical Bananas Taste Exactly Like Ice Cream

If you've never heard of 'Ice Cream Bananas' before, we're about to rock your fruit-eating world.<p>While there are more than a thousand different types of bananas around the world, most of us, sadly, only know the Cavendish variety.<p>Cavendish bananas are hearty and can survive overseas shipping, but …

Ice Cream