Mark McPherson

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The Doomsday Invention

Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction?<p>I. Omens<p>Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a <i>Times</i> best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford. Titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, …

11 Tips to Improve Your Diet and Make Your Abs Pop

There’s a layer of flab over your abs.<p>Yes, you do have abs. It’s just time to get your diet in check. And by getting it in check, we mean it’s time …

The secret to the best grilled chicken is...a brick? Here's how you do it

Want a foolproof grilling recipe that will blow your friends away this Fourth of July, even if you’re a novice at the grill? All you need are a few bricks (yes, bricks!) and some basic ingredients to make the juiciest, most crisp-skinned grilled chicken you've ever tasted.<p>“I love grilling chicken …

BBQ

6 delicious ways to turn chicken broth into dinner: http://thekitc.hn/1fDBTLO What are your favorite ways to use chicken broth?

Understanding Umami

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Which ingredients carry that fifth taste -- and the best ways to cook with them.</i><p>A long, long time ago, only four tastes ruled the culinary world: sweet, …

A Surprising Tip for the Best Bacon (With Less Mess)

Earlier this year we shared a surprising tip that we had just discovered: You make better bacon (with less mess) by cooking it in water. Weird, …

Coming Attractions

New York State-based chainlet <b>Dinosaur Bar-B-Que</b>, best known for its biker roots, is opening a Chicago location in <b>Spring 2015</b>. The <b>12,868-square-foot space</b> will be the restaurant's ninth location and will serve a similar menu to the other locations, plus a few local specials. [Eater Chicago] <i>—Khushbu</i> …

SXSW 2014 Where to Eat Austin Tacos Tex Mex BBQ SEO

Austin's annual nerdfest bacchanal <b>SXSW</b> is here. Gimmicks, swag, and hundreds of thousands of visitors abound downtown. There's no shame in scamming free food and beer, but when you're over the Lone Star and Kind Bars, the fine folks at Eater Austin have compiled this handy guide you to the <b>best of</b> …

The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth with wheat noodles, slices …