Megan Roney

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How insects could feed the world

At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles slicked with oil and studded with shredded chicken, the aroma of ginger and garlic, a few wilting chives placed on the plate as a final flourish. And then, I notice the eyes. Dark, …

Obama serves post-election, bipartisan meal that was yummy but still left a bad taste

There was no chatter about the bill of fare the White House dished up at the bipartisan, bicameral luncheon for congressional leaders Friday afternoon.<p>Nothing about the Bibb lettuce, frisee and endive. Not a word on the herb-crusted sea bass or tomato-lemon confit. Nobody remarked about the pumpkin …

Gorbachev: World ‘On brink of new Cold War’

BERLIN—Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Saturday.<p>The …

Russia

2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Two Americans released from captivity in North Korea returned to the United States Saturday night, landing at …

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<i>Via WeChargeGenocide</i><p>Chicago grassroots organization We Charge Genocide, an anti-police brutality volunteer group, travels to Geneva today in order to …

Daily hits and misses in pop culture

AG pick Lynch called strong civil rights defender

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick …

The War of the Words

Amazon’s war with publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing has earned it a black eye in the media, with the likes of Philip Roth, James Patterson, and Stephen Colbert demanding that the online mega-store stand down. How did Amazon—which was once seen as the book industry’s savior—end up as …

Tableau and Infosys to unlock power of Big Data

Partnership which will see Infosys mine Tableau for its data analytics talent.<p>Infosys and Tableau are set to join forces, as both firms look to …

Big Data

10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android’s Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

500 Greatest Albums of All Time

200<p>AC/DC, ‘Highway to Hell’<p><i>Atlantic, 1979</i><p>Bon Scott was a bourbon-swilling force of nature, and by AC/DC's fourth LP, he and guitarist Angus Young had …

Bob Marley

19 Surprisingly Sexist Messages in Modern Pop Culture

It's the 21st Century and you'd figure we'd be making some headway on this whole equality thing. Of course, unless you've been living in a cave these …

Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.<p>…

African-American News

The Best Makeup Trends for Spring 2015

The standout makeup looks spotted on the Spring 2015 runways.<p>Spring makeup tends to look like bronze skin, glossy lips and soft, pastel eyes, but the beauty on the runway this season threw us a few surprises in the form of seriously smoky shadow, vivid red lips and strokes of brilliant color. Click …

Mass Effect studio helps couple get engaged

BioWare Montreal's studio recently helped a couple of <i>Mass Effect</i> fans get engaged.<p>Jackie, a fan of the series, wrote BioWare Montréal asking for help in proposing to her partner, Amy. The studio responded by creating a custom <i>Mass Effect</i> level, in the Frostbite 3 engine, under the pretext of …

Literally, We Can't Believe A Song This Offensive Exists In 2014

Here is a new official music video from Playz-N-Skillz featuring Redfoo, Lil Jon and Enertia McFly that is basically the plot of a re-occurring nightmare about rape culture. It stars a crew of women, the "#LIC sorority sisters," who are coded as a mix of "stuck up" and "asking for it" (the official …

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Box office report: 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' blast off

Christopher Nolan’s mysterious and cerebral blockbuster <i>Interstellar</i> and <i>Big Hero 6,</i> the latest film from Disney’s resurgent in-house animation studio, …

Running off the Reese's