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Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Breakfast: too early for culinary innovation?

Citizens of Britain, it is time to make your voices heard. Ahead of January's annual Farmhouse Breakfast Week (FBW), voting has opened for the inaugural Best Breakfast Awards, which, intriguingly, include a category dedicated to unearthing Britain's most innovative breakfast.<p>You have until 19 …

Noodles for Breakfast at Lao Wang Ji in Flushing

<b>Lao Wang Ji</b>, a small noodle and dumpling shop in the Golden Shopping Mall, does better Fujianese-style small wontons than any place I know in New York. But I view those paper-thin wontons floating in soup as cold-weather-only food; it's too hot now for chicken broth, no matter how good it may …

The Perfect Breakfast for Christmas Morning

Cinnamon rolls are always are great breakfast option, especially during the winter. But if you want something really seasonal, try tweaking the …

Turkey Paitan Ramen With Crispy Turkey and Soft-Cooked Egg Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab: Turkey Paitan Ramen With Crispy Shredded Turkey and Slow-Cooked Egg</b><p>Ingredients3 pounds turkey backs and wings or leftover roasted turkey bones and carcass, roughly chopped with a cleaver or a heavy duty chef's knife2 pounds turkey drumsticks and/or thighs3 tablespoons …

Articles about 7 fantastic backyard buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer …

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

This Thanksgiving, Some Luscious Cranberries Have a Smaller Water Footprint

Growing cranberries, those plump red little fruits that add a splash of color and taste to our Thanksgiving plates, promises to get more water-efficient, thanks to a new technique pioneered on coastal Cape Cod in Massachusetts.<p>Commercial cranberries are grown in bogs in the cooler regions of the …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …