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Chicago reporter leaks secret KFC recipe he found in an old Colonel Sanders scrapbook

If the fast food industry had a Wikileaks, this would be it.<p>An intrepid reporter named Jay Jones has found the so-called secret recipe for KFC fried …

Food

French official threatens to sue social media users who share burkini photos

Image of Muslim woman removing her clothes in front of male policemen fuels ongoing debate over religion and women's rights<p>A French politician has threatened to file a lawsuit against anyone who shares photos or videos of police enforcing a ban on the burkini — the full-body bathing suit, designed …

Social Media

Here's What Happens to Your Brain on LSD

Yes, there's a good chance it could make you more creative.<p>There isn't a whole lot of research out there about LSD, but that research is slowly growing, helped by this very small study. Like, 10 people small. Still, it's the first since the LSD heydays to study the connection between the drug and …

Consciousness

The Future of Smart Home Technology Is Looking Good

Smart home dream has already become a reality for many average Americans. According to one survey, 28 percent of U.S. adults and 47 percent of …

Artificial Intelligence

Thousands of Christians just ‘unsubscribed’ from God

A one-click ticket to hell?<p>Thousands of Norwegians just gave God the digital finger – thanks to a new one-click web form.<p>More than 15,000 members of …

Faith

Google Fiber flips the switch on super-fast internet in Salt Lake City

Residents are invited to check whether their address is served by 1-gigabit service, which costs $70 per month.<p>Google Fiber is live in Salt Lake City and ready to serve the internet needs of Utah's capital.<p>The web giant made the announcement Tuesday in a tweet that invited residents to check …

Google Fiber

Apple proposes new job-related emoji, including astronaut and pilot

And Unicode accepted the proposal<p>Apple has been quite opinionated regarding emoji standards of late, and today its latest recommendations have been approved by the Unicode Consortium. The iPhone maker suggested earlier this month that Unicode adopt new job-related emoji for firefighters, pilots, …

Unicode

Google app on iOS updated with expanded 3D Touch support

The Google app on iOS has today been updated to version 18.0, expanding support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. While the app first gained support for 3D Touch back in December, today’s update brings the feature to more aspects of the app.<p>Google says that deep pressing on search …

There’s a tragic tale behind the H on the Hollywood sign

“They didn’t consider it a permanent structure,’’ film historian Leonard Maltin told the <i>New York Post</i>.<p>“It was only going to be up for a year and a …

New Jersey

'Wow, that's a lot of money' — how Netflix reacted to Amazon's knockout bid for Jeremy Clarkson

Speaking with The Guardian, CEO Reed Hastings acknowledged that Netflix wanted to sign Clarkson and his cohosts Richard Hammond and James May after they left the BBC.<p>He suggested, however, that the company was unwilling to match Amazon's reported £160 million ($210 million) offer for the trio, who …

Jeremy Clarkson

Great Lakes no help for a struggling Trump on road to 270

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The numbers are stark for Donald Trump. Down in Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina.<p>Hillary Clinton is starting to spend a little money in Georgia and Arizona, states that any Republican running for president ought to be able to count on.<p>The road to 270 electoral votes — …

Government

Chimney fire burns 4,000 acres in San Luis Obispo County

A fire that broke out near Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County has burned 4,000 acres and is threatening as many as 300 structures, fire officials said Sunday.<p>The Chimney fire was first reported about 4 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Running Deer and Chimney Rock roads, according to …

Emirates airliner with 300 onboard crash lands in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — All 300 people aboard an Emirates airliner survived a crash landing in Dubai on Wednesday, scrambling down emergency slides before flames consumed the plane in an accident that halted flights for hours at the world's third-busiest airport. One firefighter was …

Airplanes

Watch Jonah Hill Talk About E-Mailing Drake His Food Diary By Mistake

Jonah Hill may have appeared on Tuesday night’s episode of <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i> to promote his upcoming film <i>War Dogs</i>, but his true …

Jonah Hill

17 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

Psychology

The first 13 years of Nintendo Power are available free online

Nintendo is continuing to give back to the gaming community — or at least the nostalgic members. As we get ready for the mini NES to drop this Fall, Nintendo has made the first 13 years of Nintendo Power available online for free.<p>Via Internet Archive, we get a page-by-page digital recreation of all …

Beyond the specs: The 7 best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features

While over-the-top hardware is the norm for Samsung’s Note series, this year the company is taking a bit more of a laid back approach, focusing primarily on the design and software experience.<p>Since these aren’t all details you won’t get in a spec sheet – and if our extensive hands-on review was too …

Zoo news: this month’s animal antics from round the globe – in pictures

A collection of zoological wonders from July 2016, featuring more snow leopards, lubricated swordfish, faithful falcons and more

Nature Communications

Best Nigerian Blog

Chukwuma: I love you. Oluchi: ‘I love you too’ she said and hugged the man who has been there for her since her parents died. Chukwuma: So what now? …

See What The Nintendo Offices Were Like During Their ’90s SNES Heyday

This is the perfect week to revisit the company’s creative heyday.<p><b>WHAT:</b> A ten-minute clip from a documentary set inside the Nintendo offices in the early ‘90s heyday of the Super NES (or Super Famicom, if you’re old school).<p><b>WHO:</b> Game historian and podcaster “Game Escape” unearthed the clip and …

Boy, 12, dies after hike during triple-digit temperatures in Phoenix

Boy was airlifted to children’s hospital after walk with adult male, police say Phoenix reached 112F (44.4C) on Friday<p>A 12-year-old boy has died after going out hiking in north Phoenix amid triple-digit temperatures.<p>Phoenix police said the boy was hiking with an adult male on Friday afternoon in …

Weather

Suspected Drunk Driver Survives 40-foot Plunge Off Sea Cliff (VIDEO)

A suspected drunk driver is alive despite having driven his 4-door sedan off a 40-foot sea cliff in San Diego early Monday morning.<p>Incredibly, the unidentified driver was able to walk away from the crash site, something that couldn't be said for his car, which had to be hoisted away with a …

NAKED VAMPIRE ROB CHARMS ANGRY NEIGHBOR LADY

TWILIGHT DELIGHT: When a noisy pool party packed with skinny-dipping guests at a swanky Hollywood Hills mansion blasted on into the wee hours, an …

WHY YOU WON’T SEE PAWN STARS NEW BRIDE ON TV

<b>AFTER saying “I do” in a ritzy oceanside ceremony, “Pawn Stars” boss Rick Harrison has vowed to keep bride DeAnna Burditt off his top-rated reality</b> …

Environment: News & features

Warm weather sparks jellyfish invasion

Hundreds of thousands of jellyfish with 'powerful stings' have descended on Britain after the recent heatwave warmed coastal waters, creating ideal conditions for the sea creatures.<p>Despite a "mass invasion" of jellyfish along thousands of miles of the Mediterranean coastline in June, they had been …

FARRAH SON NEW ADDICTION: PIGGING OUT

RYAN O’NEAL has put his troubled son REDMOND on a crash diet in a desperate bid to save the former heroin addict’s life, say sources.<p>Redmond, who’s …

RHONJ TERESA & JOE GIUDICE FEDERAL INDICTMENT

<b>UPDATE 7/30/13:</b> <b>Joe and Teresa Giudice are free on $500,000 bonds each and were required to surrender their passports, with instructions not to leave</b> …