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Bergdahl says he tried to escape Taliban captors a dozen times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl tried to escape his Taliban captors a dozen times in five years as a prisoner of war, once remaining free for nine days, but each time he was found and brutally beaten, he said in a statement released on Wednesday.<p>U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe …

Bowe Bergdahl

The Truth About Black Holes, the Large Hadron Collider, and Finding Parallel Universes

I am a huge science enthusiast and an unabashed science fiction fan. There are tons of really cool stories out there that fire the imagination and even inspire young people to go into science. (I know they did me.) But I also know the difference between fiction and fact and there is a clear …

Physics

Free PDF: Advanced Quantum Thermodynamics (is a subject I know very little about)"

Dave Ng writes, "My new book is Advanced Quantum Thermodynamics (is a subject I know very little about) collecting my science humor and creative …

Cory Doctorow

A ramen breakfast sandwich or a ramen noodle dessert- that's how we roll. http://buff.ly/19B0c0H

Turn Store-Bought Pizza Dough Into Sweet Treats!

I reached out to Chowhounds for ways to transform store-bought pizza dough into great dishes other than pizza, and Chowhounds came through (check out …

Beyond Pepperoni: 6 Amazing Pizza-Dough Transformations

Everybody loves pizza, but after your 100th large pepperoni with extra cheese it can get a little boring. To shake things up, CHOW photographer Chris …

Baking

For this Valentine's Day, make the most of unripe winter strawberries - http://buff.ly/1iPgvI0

Standout Sushi in West LA

At the easily overlooked Sushi Central in Palms, the talent in the kitchen comes through in every bite, from the ono, treated deftly with a crème …

Foodily Blog

How to Boil an Egg: It's Simple—and Complicated!

The ultimate guide to boiling an egg, whether you want it soft and runny or hard-cooked and ready to be deviled<p>It used to be so simple. How do you boil an egg? Easy. Place large eggs (older eggs will be easier to peel) in a medium heavy saucepan. Add water to cover by 1 1/2 inches. Bring to a boil; …

Breakfast

The Nightmare of Flu-Induced Narcolepsy

What a difference a month makes.<p>Before the start of December, the annual flu season was expected to be normal with an average number of people suffering and a low rate of hospitalizations and deaths. Yet in the last week, that picture has changed completely as flu has spiked in certain regions of …

The Chelyabinsk Meteor: What We Know

LEGO Xbox 360 Disc Changer Isn't Really for the Lazy - Technabob

If you and your indolent ass ever wished that there was a gadget that could insert your Xbox 360’s discs for you, this contraption is not the answer. …

Press Start: Next-gen consoles big on free-to-play, Xbox Infinity rumours and more

A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>Sony, Microsoft going 'heavily' on free-to-play next-gen, says Epic VP Rein | …

99% Invisible-79- Symphony of Sirens, Revisited plus Soviet Design

Cat Loves Flopping Around On Concrete Floor (VIDEO)

This is basically feline breakdancing.<p><i>Via Tastefully Offensive</i>

“A Questionable Shape” by Bennett Sims

More on sexy dinosaurs

As readers may know, I've been away in Canada for the last few weeks, and coupled with a rush at work, the Lost Worlds had rather ground to a halt. …

To think clearly under stress, focus on values - Futurity

CARNEGIE MELLON (US) — New research provides the first evidence that self-affirmation can protect against …

Research

Did China's agriculture sprout in Ice Age? - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — The discovery of grinding stones pushes the origins of agriculture in China …

The Plantagenets

<b>The</b> Plantagenets: these were the kings under whose inconceivably turbulent and violent reign England became the country it still recognizably is …

Merchant, Soldier, Sage

<b>How</b> did we get here, to this endless wasteland of debt and economic disparity, living standards falling as if in the thrall of gravity, for most of …

'Proof' Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/974000/974902_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522286579_2827ce18b37d87f87bc3fd3c5fa9462c<p><b>Newly discovered human bones prove the first permanent English settlers in North America turned to cannibalism over the cruel winter of 1609-10, US</b> …

Archaeology

How to cook perfect gumbo

The spectre of gumbo has loomed large over this column for some months: unable to find a source of filé powder in the UK, it has been twice delayed. …

Recipe roundup: Feast on Thanksgiving leftovers

So you overindulged Thursday, slept it off (all the while dreaming about that turkey), and now you're ready for round two. But having a fridge crammed full of leftovers doesn't mean you need to eat the same thing you did last night.<p>These recipes will transform what remains of your Thanksgiving …

Cooking

10 Dishes That Only Exist In New Orleans

And though Gumbo and Jambalaya have become popular across the US, some of New Orleans' favorite dishes are still just catching on.<p>From Mardi Gras King Cakes to a breakfast of cornmeal mush known as couche-couche, we rounded up 10 of the Big Easy foods that are still relatively unknown around the …

New Orleans

Shrimp Gumbo with Andouille Sausage

It’s Mardi Gras season, time for gumbo! If you question anybody from Louisiana or the Mississippi Sound about making gumbo, the first thing they will …

Seafood

14 Taco Recipes We Love for Your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Gallery14 Taco Recipes We Love for Your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta<p>With Cinco de Mayo coming up, we collected all of our favorite taco recipes. Everything from carnitas and barbacoa to vegetarian fillings like charred asparagus and butternut squash. And we couldn't forget the breakfast taco. Check out all …