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Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Ricin Suspect Described As Conspiracist, Elvis Impersonator

Paul Kevin Curtis, the 45-year-old Mississippi man arrested Wednesday in connection with the possibly ricin-tainted envelopes sent to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., is "better known to some as a celebrity impersonator," <i>The Clarion-Ledger</i> writes.<p>The Jackson, Miss., newspaper …

Psy's 'Gentleman' video banned, but the singer is praised by South Korean president

The video for Gangnam Style singer Psy's new single, Gentleman, has been banned by a South Korean broadcaster – despite the country's president praising the singer.<p>The video for Psy's new single Gentleman has been viewed nearly 150 million times on YouTube, but it's set to attract even more …

Tributes paid to Pink Floyd album artist Storm Thorgerson

<b>Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is among the artists who have praised album artwork designer Storm Thorgerson, who has died aged 69.</b><p>In a statement, he recalled his "great ideas and high, sometimes infuriatingly high, standards".<p>Mason said the artist - whose work included The Dark Side of the Moon - …

Search continues in rubble of Texas fertilizer blast

Mayor says at least 10 first responders among those killed in explosion that officials say was likely an industrial accident.<p>WEST, Texas — Emergency teams went house to house through mounds of debris Thursday searching for bodies and possible survivors of the earthquake-like blast at a fertilizer …

Q&A: Pressure cooker bombs

<b>Early investigations into the deadly attack on the Boston Marathon suggest that the two bombs were placed in pressure cookers.</b><p>The vessel has long been favoured by bomb-makers in Afghanistan because it can be rigged into a cheap but murderously effective anti-personnel device.<p><b>What are the advantages</b> …

Denial of Service Attacks Are Getting Bigger and Badder

As we’ve become accustomed to more reliance on the Web in daily life, we’ve also had to become accustomed to the occasional day when someone tries to …

Pocket goes social with new Send to Friend sharing feature

A new update to Pocket overhauls the read-it-later service's social features with a more robust experience. While you could previously share articles to Facebook, Twitter, email, and so on, the new version allows you to send links to specific Pocket-using friends, who'll then be alerted of it …

New 'Star Wars' films to be released every summer, beginning with 'Episode VII' in 2015

Are you ready for a barrage of <i>Star Wars</i> films? Disney hopes so: according to multiple outlets, the company has just announced at CinemaCon that it will be releasing a new film in the universe every summer, starting in 2015. We had previously heard that <i>Episode VII</i> was destined for a 2015 release, …

Margaret Thatcher funeral: thousands line streets to witness final journey

Lady Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister, was borne to St Paul's Cathedral for a ceremonial funeral as thousands lined central London's …

Apple’s AirPlay dominates screen sharing report, but few actually use it

NPD thinks screen sharing just needs more time on the market.<p>Apple's AirPlay is leading in mind share when it comes to screen sharing technologies, …

Power of Arduino and Raspberry Pi combined in $99 Android/Linux PC

Arduino board uses quad-core ARM CPU for the power of "4 Raspberry Pis."<p>The Raspberry Pi is all the rage for hobbyists in search of cheap, credit …

How an accountant created an entire RPG inside an Excel spreadsheet

Arena.Xlsm puts macros to work for leveling, battling, and collecting items.<p>It's not always easy (or possible) to install your favorite games on your …

Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option to bypass 'Metro' interface

Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly …

Fixing this Excel error transforms high-debt countries from recession to growth

It looks like the most frequently cited justification for fiscal austerity in the aftermath of the global financial crisis is based on a boneheaded Microsoft Excel error.<p>When advanced economies began slumping in 2008, the immediate debate was whether to boost growth with short-term deficit spending …

Research

Explosions at Boston Marathon Kill 3 — Now, a 'Potential Terrorist Investigation'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FBI has taken over "a potential terrorist investigation," FBI special agent in charge Richard …

Kidney grown in lab successfully transplanted into rat

Scientists have grown a kidney in a laboratory and shown that it works when implanted into a living animal. The work is an important step towards the …

Telescope that can see into the early universe to begin construction in April 2014

Construction will begin next year on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an instrument that will allow researchers to see galaxies forming 13 billion light years away near the beginning of the universe. The TMT will be the world's largest optical telescope when it's completed later this decade, and …

The Sequel to Gangnam Style Has Arrived

Oppa sequel style!<p>South Korean musical dynamo Psy just released his musical followup to “Gangnam Style,” the very definition of a viral video that …

PSY Says He Hopes NKoreans Enjoy His New Single

The NYPD's Taunting Thieves with iPads and Purses Full of Cash

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>New York City isn't necessarily known to be home to the country's friendliest police force, but the …

Here’s How To Get Facebook Home Running On Nearly Any Android Device

In case you happened to miss the furor earlier today (or yesterday, depending on your timezone), Facebook officially pushed its Facebook Home launcher into the Google Play Store for owners of a select few devices to muck around with. Early impressions seem to run the gamut, but unless you had the …

The design history behind the iconic 'Pegman' of Google Maps

The imagery used in Google Maps is so common at this point that it's easy to forget that it didn't just leap into existence fully-formed; it actually had to be <i>designed</i>. <i>Buzzfeed</i> takes a look at the process behind creating one of the most familiar elements of Google Maps: the humanoid "Pegman" …

Amateur space enthusiasts may have discovered missing Soviet Mars lander

Photos captured from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may provide new clues about a Soviet spacecraft that mysteriously vanished 40 years ago. In a press release published Thursday, NASA credited a group of amateur Russian space enthusiasts with discovering what could be remnants of the Mars 3 — …

US and China form working groups to collaborate on cybersecurity, climate change

The United States and China will form working groups that focus in on two of today's most pressing issues: cybersecurity and climate change. That's according to US Secretary of State John Kerry, who outlined the plans during a visit to Beijing. The collaboration on cybersecurity is particularly …