Renee Ortega

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27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

Seafood

How To Become A First-Person-View Aircraft Pilot

A Q&A with a professional flyer<p>Raphael Pirker turned his hobby of flying first-person-view (FPV) aircraft into a career. We asked how he did it so that you might too—if and when the U.S. government ever lightens up.<p>**How’d you get started? **<p>My uncle got me into model planes as a kid in …

Drones

Secretary Kerry warns climate change is a 'weapon of mass destruction'

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called climate change perhaps "the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction," reports Reuters. Warnings over climate change have become increasingly dire from the scientific community lately, and Kerry is reportedly expected to make a series of speeches …

Could monkeys help banks avoid another collapse? - Futurity

Studying the internal networks that exist in monkey colonies and in the banking industry could offer ways to predict when a crisis is about to strike.

Monkeys

Forensic Reconstruction Shows What A Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle Looks Like With A Face

"Drink my brains, drink them all!" it maniacally cackles.<p>Each face contains a skull, and every skull was once inside a face. Crystal Head Vodka, named after its distinctive packaging, has had for a long time no face attached to its glassy bone structure. Thanks to Nigel Cockerton, who reconstructs …

Alcohol

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

Tesla is not the next Amazon

Before it gains even more traction this week, let’s put an end to this theory now: Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA, -2.10% is simply not the next Amazon.com …

Edward Snowden Just Got Yet Another New Job

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>Feb. 18, 2014, 9:04 a.m.<p>He may be a wanted fu­git­ive, but Ed­ward Snowden is still a worthy hire in the eyes of many around the …

Donald Trump

Google Glass-a-like 'Icis' smart glasses want to connect tech with fashion

Wearable tech might be <i>the</i> hot trend of 2014, but Boston-based Laforge thinks there’s just enough room on the market for its Icis smart glasses.<p>The company claims that where other devices go wrong is by focusing exclusively on the tech experience, but in doing so, completely ignore fashion. This is …

Bitcoin ATMs landing in the US

Seattle and Austin are the first US cities to get Robocoin's digital currency machines.<p>Robocoin's bitcoin ATMs are hitting the United States later this month, Reuters reported Tuesday.<p>Robocoin is installing these automated teller machines in Seattle, Wash., and Austin, Texas. The kiosks will enable …

Bitcoin

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Cooking

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Study Skills

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Public Places Into Alien Landscapes

Stepping inside one of Penique Productions' massive balloon installations is like walking into the ghostly remains of an alien palace. The walls of the giant, inflatable structures press up against the balconies, alcoves, fountains and ceilings of public spaces, transforming otherwise familiar …