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It's National Adoption Month: 20 surreal photos of foster kids at play

November is National Adoption Month in the U.S., and photographer Rob Woodcox is helping foster kids act out their dreams in real life. As a former …

California can't challenge ruling on concealed guns, court says

Relaxed rules for carrying concealed guns in public may not be challenged by California state officials or advocacy groups, a federal appeals panel decided Wednesday.<p>The decision was another victory for gun rights advocates, but it was not likely to be the last word. The state has the right to …

Netherlands glow-in-the dark cycle path unveiled

A new glow-in-the-dark cycle path has been unveiled in the Netherlands.<p>The idea was inspired by Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. It runs through the Dutch province of North Brabant, the place where the artist was born and raised.<p>The designer responsible is Daan Roosegaarde, famous for his …

Poll: Latin America Catholics steadily leave faith

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Latin Americans born into Roman Catholic families have increasingly left the faith for Protestant churches, while many others …

Obama Coordinating With Iran In Islamic State Fight, Growing Evidence Suggests

Adding to mounting evidence that President Barack Obama's administration sees Iran as something of a partner in its fight against the Islamic State, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Obama wrote to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month about the campaign against the …

L.A.'s not-quite 'subway to the sea' finally breaks ground

More than 30 years ago, officials promised that Los Angeles' first modern subway would cut through the congested and heavily populated Wilshire Corridor connecting downtown to the city's coastal suburbs.<p>Now, after decades of delay over safety and environmental concerns, court battles and …

Sopa Verde de Elote Recipe

Not that I need much encouraging, but I've been compiling a good number of older cookbooks - early titles by authors I love, first editions, and …

Mexico

Argentina president claims US plotting to oust her

Argentinian opposition politicians have accused the country’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, of being “completely out of touch with reality” after she gave a rambling televised address in which she claimed the US may be behind a plot to overthrow her government and possibly even …

Worker arrested at Elgin water treatment plant: 'He had a bad day'

Conflicting reports emerged Wednesday afternoon as to whether a man forcibly taken into custody at an Elgin water treatment plant had a gun or took a hostage.<p>Police said they responded to reports that a man had a gun and was threatening to shut down water treatment equipment at the Fox River Water …

Crime

Elon Musk says next year's Tesla cars will be able to self-drive 90 percent of the time

In an excerpt from a <i>CNNMoney</i> interview, Tesla boss Elon Musk says that the self-driving car — or "autopilot," the term he prefers — is basically just months away from retail. Here's the language:<p>Autonomous cars will definitely be a reality. A Tesla car next year will probably be 90 percent capable …

How to Make Fluffy Quinoa

<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: No one likes soggy quinoa. Here's how to fluff up your favorite starchy seeds.</i><p>Quinoa is the indisputable wunderkind of the grainy food world, so much so …

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Following yesterdays Crispy Cauliflower Tacos, I thought I’d share our favorite recipe for homemade flour tortillas. This is one of those situations …

Vessel Bathtub Features Hammock Style Bathtub from Splinter Works

<b>Vessel Bathtub</b> features hammock style tub that blends the 2 iconic symbol of relaxation, yes, a hammock and a bathtub. The attractive shape makes …

Drizly, the app that delivers booze to your doorstep, just launched in L.A.

So you're sitting at home, longing for a Negroni, only to discover you're out of Aviator gin and/or Campari and vermouth.<p>You could hop in the car, or pull out your skateboard, but hey, it's hot out there. And who's to say whether the closest liquor store will have your preferred brand of gin or any …

You Have an Eye Inside Your Head: What's it For?

Human beings all have what has been called a vestigial (unused) eye in their brains. This eye has a structure similar to our external eyes, with …

Immune System

Alzheimer's patients' brains boosted by belting out Sound of Music

Belting out classic numbers from hit musicals can boost the brain function of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers who worked with elderly residents at a US care home.<p>Over a four-month study, the mental performance of patients who took part in regular group singing sessions …

10 Non-Boring Oatmeal Recipes

Raise your hand if you've ever had an unpleasant experience with oatmeal. Yeah, we thought so. Even the staunchest oatmeal advocates have encountered gloopy, bland, oddly textured oatmeal that looks like an alien life form. The culprits can be hotel breakfasts, school cafeterias, or even your …

Crockpot Pulled Pork Chili.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 6, 2013 138<p>Never fails… gotta make a new red chili every year.<p>It’s just my never ending quest for the best. Or for something …

Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

Call me old fashioned or a traditionalist, but I think breakfast in bed is the perfect way to start Valentine’s Day. And no, I am not just dropping …

Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter Recipe

Do you have your grill on? Here’s a quick and easy way to grill salmon. No marinade required. The trick to grilled salmon, so that your fillets stay …

Perfect Salmon

It never fails. If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, given anything, they almost always ask for salmon. I love it when they do because it's so healthy, so easy, and so delicious! I've found a way to make it that makes everyone happy, and it's totally quick.<p>1. The first key is to start with …

How to Break Down a Whole Fish

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, we'll be going beyond the basics to help you tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Camille Becerra teaches us to</i> …

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

I love cookies.<p>I love allllllll kinds of cookies.<p>I especially love cookies I don’t know very well!<p>(Sorry. <i>About Last Night</i> reference. I was going to …

Rose Levy Beranbaum's Fresh Blueberry Pie

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A brighter, lighter blueberry pie for Labor Day.</i><p>If you've ever cooked a blueberry for more than a minute, you know their fatal flaw.<p>A blueberry is really just a …

How to Clean, Prep, and Grill Fish + Shellfish

<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: We're rounding up all the how-tos needed to get your fill of seafood, while the summer lasts.</i><p>There's something about eating seafood in the summer that …