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New to nature special: the top 10 new species

On 23 May,the International Institute for Species Exploration announced the annual top 10 new species for the sixth time. A committee of taxon …

One in the US: 1965 Fiat OSI Neckar St Trop Spider

This 1965 Fiat OSI Neckar St Trop Spider is said to be one of less than 140 examples produced by OSI, and is only the second one we’ve seen for sale. …

Scientists Have Solved The Mystery Of The White Tiger's Coat

The strikingly beautiful, milky coats of white tigers are caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study finds.<p>Since their discovery in the Indian jungle centuries ago, white tigers, a variant of Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), have had a certain mystique. Captive white …

Wildlife

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

This Week in Recipes

Appetizers & Condiments<p>Ramp Gravy<br>• Tricolor Sweet Pepper Relish<br>• Stromboli with Olives, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ham, Salami, and Cheese<br>• Grilled Pimientos de Padrón<p>Mains<p>Gluten-Free Spinach and Onion Tart<br>• Make-Ahead Spring Vegetable Soup with Pesto<br>• Bacon and Kimchi Steamed Buns with Carrot and Cucumber …

Iterations: How Tech Hedge Funds And Investment Banks Make Sense Of Apple’s Share Buybacks

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Apple has a good deal of cash. And, in the Valley, the startup ecosystem — for many reasons — wants to see Apple spend that cash. As their cash pile continued to grow as their stock price and market cap …

Android 4.2.2 firmware leaks for Galaxy S3, brings Galaxy S4 features

<i>A leaked Android 4.2.2 firmware for the Galaxy S3 surfaced online. Features like a new Settings UI, a new lockscreen, and more are coming to the Galaxy S3 in the future.</i><p>It’s no surprise that Samsung is planning to bring some of the software features launched on the Galaxy S4 to the Galaxy S3. The …

Android News

Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?

Here's a finding that shouldn't be all that surprising: Since 1991, roughly 97 percent of all published scientific papers that take a position on the question agree that humans are warming the planet.<p>That stat comes from this extensive new survey led by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli, who run the …

What We Know About the Record Breaking Powerball Jackpot's Mystery Winner

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The frenzy for last minute tickets is over. The numbers have been picked out. Somewhere, a single …

Dan Pfeiffer Explains the IRS Scandal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>White House senior adviser <b>Dan Pfeiffer</b> did a tour of the sunday shows to try and calm everyone down …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

Apps

Recipe Of The Day: Affogato

In Italian, the direct translation of affogato means drowned. In almost all instances, that could mean only bad things. But when it comes to the ice-cream-and-coffee dessert that's so common in Italy, it's a great thing. This dessert consists of a scoop of vanilla ice cream that has been "drowned" …

Homemade Horchata

<i>Every Friday, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Kate from Cookie and Kate shares a creamy, refreshing Latin American drink that you can make from what's in your pantry.</i><p>A traditional drink in Latin America and …

Latin America

Post-Gym Meals: Quick, Simple Dinners To Accommodate Weeknight Workouts

Weeknights can be tough dinner nights. Weeknights when you try to squeeze the gym in after work? Even tougher.<p>We've written a post in the past …

Cooking

3 Vegetarian Substitutes for Gelatin

Sweets like panna cotta, mousse, and jellies rely on gelatin for their unique textures. Gelatin is made from animal collagen, but if you're a …

Dairy

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>You've made it to Friday, which means it's time to treat yourself to a roundup of links we love. Go ahead, procrastinate a little.</i><p>In keeping with the theme of spring and new beginnings, we’re freshening up our links post a bit -- every Friday from here on out, we'll be sharing some of our favorite …

Turntables

Food for Change: 5 Food Groups Doing Great Work

<b>Editor's note:</b> In "Food for Change," we'll profile groups out there connecting people to better food access. In this series we want to applaud the passionate people and organizations doing meaningful work with food in their communities. Please share tips for others to include in this column in the …

Foods That Are Surprisingly Unhealthy

Some foods just have a healthy halo. But just because a food sounds healthy, doesn’t mean it is. Don’t be duped by these four foods that sound …

Taco Salad for Two, No-Bake Fat Elvis Pie, How to Make Kimchi & Creamy Watercress Soup with Dumplings

What's on the menu this weekend, folks? That taco salad is sounding mighty fine for a Saturday midday meal — though it's a toss-up with the pasta …

Elvis Presley

So This Exists: Ravioli Pizza at Rosa's in Huntington, Long Island

A couple weeks ago, my wife and I were scheduled to go on a romantic hot air balloon ride out above the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. Unfortunately, the wind and weather had a different plan for us. Our balloon was grounded, so we packed up the dogs and drove off to make our <i>own</i> adventure, …

This 18-Year-Old's Invention Could Make Your Future Phone Instacharge

While you are hanging out on the Internet (in your underwear, maybe?) on a Saturday, kids that are smarter than either of us are out there getting …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

Samsung responds to GS4 storage complaints, might free up space through 'further software optimization'

After being taken to task by the BBC's consumer rights show, <i>Watchdog</i>, Samsung says it's looking into reducing the memory footprint of its TouchWiz features on its flagship Galaxy S 4. A spokesperson told <i>CNET UK</i> that Samsung, "appreciate(s) this issue being raised," and that it is "reviewing the …

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

Google Play

Google smartwatch is real, Gmail and Maps updates incoming

Leading into I/O, lots of information gets tossed around. Some of it is complete nonsense, later unearthed to be so. Some is solid information, and questioned thoroughly before being vetted as accurate.<p><i>Android Authority</i> has recently spoken with sources close to Google regarding some of what is in …

Apps

The World's Most Powerful Computer Network Is Being Wasted on Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining machines are insane powerhouses, and they're only getting crazier. How much power is getting sunk into the digital cryptocurrency? …

30-Year-Owner: 1973 Ginetta G15

This 1973 Ginetta G15 is said to be one of 790 built, of which only 4 are known to be in the USA. The seller adds that he’s owned the car for nearly …

Greenwich Concours Preview: 1973 Momo Mirage

2012 was not only the year that the Mayan prophecy came true (the one about New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys combining to battle the …

Lamborghini Veneno LOUD Exhaust SOUND! - 2x Start and Moving

Dubai police add Aston Martin One-77 plus Bentley and SLS AMG to exotic fleet

<i>GulfNews.com</i> reports the Dubai Police will add even more exotic cars to its fleet of law enforcement vehicles. As you may recall, the city's police department already has a Ferrari FF and a Lamborghini Aventador. Now it looks as if officers will be able to patrol the streets in an Aston Martin …