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A New Genius Recipe for Wildly Juicy Roast Chicken—Without Preheating the Oven

My favorite roast chicken method will always be my first love, a merit badge in confident cooking. Its notoriously high oven temperature and crisp skin are the legacies of Barbara Kafka, the pioneering cooking expert who changed how we think about roasting and much more, and who sadly passed away …

Cooking

The 19 coolest places for a European holiday in 2018, according to travel experts

Globetrotters are always looking for inspired travel recommendations from those in the know in order to experience new destinations in the most authentic way possible — and those passed by word-of-mouth are always best.<p>As summer kicks off, Business Insider asked friends, colleagues, and some of the …

European Travel

Where To Shop And Sleep In Marrakesh

I made a promise to myself when I started to really travel a little over a decade ago, that I would not return to the same place more than once. I needed to go to every place ‘on my list’ but then I found Morocco.<p>If you are lucky enough to be based in Europe, you might consider heading there if you …

Travel

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Tesla

The Best Dim Sum Restaurants in New York City

New York City is a great place to enjoy dim sum, whether it's your first time or a seasoned veteran of the morning delights. Dim sum is typically …

The 15 Best Pizza Places in NYC

New York is a pizza-lover's paradise. There's nowhere else in the world where you can find so many pizza places so close to one another. You’ll find …

36 Hours in Bergen, Norway

Before setting off for nearby fjords and waterfalls, explore the cultural scene and Nordic cuisine of this beguiling coastal city.

10 Bargain Destinations for 2018

New routes and cheaper fares from budget carriers are among the factors leading to more options for travelers seeking domestic and international bargains, according to the travel website Hipmunk.<p>“It’s all about supply and demand,” Hipmunk’s chief executive, Adam Goldstein, said. “In this case, …

Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans

Humans have officially given their voice to machines.<p>A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text.<p>The system is Google’s second …

If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brain

Rigetti, a quantum computer startup, recently announced its researchers created a method for quantum computers to run a clustering algorithm (a way for AI to separate data into groups). There are a number of companies, including IBM and Google, using AI in the development of quantum systems, but …

9 Recipes Where Sriracha Mayonnaise Is the Star - Chowhound

Sriracha may have started as a trendy Asian condiment with a fiery kick, but it’s now found a permanent place in pantries nationwide. One of our …

Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals of 2017

Weeknights seems to get busier and busier lately — they definitely didn't slow down in 2017. That's why 30-minute meals are our saving grace. They …

Pentagon is developing drone swarms of over 250 robots

The Pentagon is developing drone SWARMS that could one day deploy more than 250 robots at a time<p><b>Pentagon is working to develop systems that would all</b> …

The 8 Best Melting Cheeses, For Your Cheese Pull Pleasure

By Alex Delany<p>You've got options.<p>There are two types of cheese. There’s cheese that you nibble off a platter, while saying things like, “Hmm, quite nutty.” And then there’s cheese that you melt and stretch and pull and gaze longingly at. But what's the best melting cheese? What varieties get you …

Cooking

Instant Pot Sunday Sauce and Meatballs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Meatballs: Whisk together parmesan, dried minced onion, half-and-half, eggs, egg yolk, garlic, parsley, basil, and …

Recipes

Alpha Zero’s “Alien” Chess Shows the Power, and the Peculiarity, of AI - MIT Technology Review

The latest AI program developed by DeepMind is not only brilliant and remarkably flexible—it’s also quite weird.<p>DeepMind published a paper this week …

Artificial Intelligence

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t always pay attention to what it can …

Recipes

30 Ways to Eat Fried Eggs

Those of us who thrive on a diet of mostly fried eggs have done some wacky stuff to keep it interesting. (I know I’m not alone here.) We’ve put an …

Recipes

14 One-Pot Dinners For Harried Holidays (Or Any Day)

I don’t know about you, but between organizing goodies for my Holiday Swapee and baking batches of granola for snackable gifts (look away, friends!), there isn’t too much room on my kitchen counter. I try to stay organized, but inevitably I’ll stir my cookie dough with the soup spatula. Such is the …

Top 10 Scary Facts About Artificial Intelligence

We are in the fourth industrial revolution, which is characterized by advances in robotics and self-driving car technology, the proliferation of …

Marinated and slow cooked, a row of thick beef short ribs and mash will add cheer to the grimmest of winter days<p>It’s wet and cold, and the wind is rattling down the chimneys. I need meat on the bone. Flesh to usher towards tenderness in stock and aromatics or maybe something to roast slowly and …

Food

AI’s Cool New Thing: Capsule Networks (explained)

A buzz is about in AI circles around “capsule networks,” a new variant on neural networks that backers say could simplify, cut the costs of, …

LG OLED55B7 And OLED55C7 OLED TVs Review: Game Changers

Until this year there were two things I thought I knew about OLED TV technology. First, that it was notoriously difficult to mass produce and so would likely always be prohibitively expensive. Second, that while it’s consistently stunning when it comes to delivering rich, deep, even black colors, …

A Black Friday cheat sheet for buying the right TV

Buying a TV is bizarrely complicated, but we break down some of the key features.<p>Picking a TV is hard, especially when the Black Friday advertisements are plastered with a seemingly infinite checkerboard of displays that promise crazy prices, and sport cryptic, jargon-filled names that are almost …

For The First Time Ever Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

So it begins...<p>With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before …

Dementia

Recipe: Easy homemade shepherd's pie

Scottish chef Jak O’Donnell shares her recipe for this classic dish – topped with fluffy potatoes, there's nothing better on a cold winter's …

Recipes

Romaine with Creamy Olive Dressing Recipe

You will say goodbye to store-bought salad dressings once you taste this easy, homemade blend. Mix your favorite mayonnaise, some liquid from a jar …

The 48 least visited destinations in the world that should be on every globetrotter's bucket list

Brits made 70.8 million visits overseas in 2016, with 49% of all trips taking them to either Spain, France, Italy, the Republic of Ireland, or the USA.<p>Spain was named the UK's favourite holiday destination by a landslide, accounting for 14.7 million overseas trips and over a fifth of all …

What's the Difference Between Regular, Cultured, and European Butter?

By Alyse Whitney<p>There are so many types of butter out there. Here's what to use when.<p>Some of my favorite memories of eating involve butter. On top of pancakes or frozen waffles, as a roux for the first time I made macaroni and cheese, or whipped into frosting for cupcakes. But there are so many …

Baking