Robert Bershadsky

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Indian Spices 101: How to Work With Dry Spices

Many of my friends, new to Indian food, think that it's all spice and fire. But that's not true. Sure, there are spices, but it's not all chili. It's cumin, cinnamon, cardamom; fragrant spices, robust ones, peppery ones. And they're used carefully and thoughtfully. Each has its own aroma and adds …

This Edible Popcorn Bowl Just Changed Movie Night Forever

Popcorn is one of those snacks that always sounds a little boring before you start eating it; but once you start, it becomes totally addictive. Whether it's slathered in butter and salt or coated in caramel, popcorn quickly becomes an unstoppable snack. Popcorn is predictable in that way -- its one …

Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world’s first real universal translator

Universal translators are a common trope in science fiction. In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy</i>, they come in the form of the babelfish, a tiny crustacean you jam in your ear. In <i>Farscape</i>, they are bacteria injected into your body. In <i>Star Trek</i>, they take a less squishy form as a wand or tiny …

Translation

Google Reveals Its Self-Driving Cars

Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin announced at the Code Conference today that the company has built a number of prototype self-driving cars from scratch.<p>Google’s prototype cars don’t need a human to intervene at all — which means there isn’t a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal. …

Climate science is a hoax: Big Oil, GOP, God say so

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, climate science is a hoax. Why? No solution. The problem is obvious. But talk’s cheap. No solution? No …

Climate

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Mark Henson’s Visionary Twist on Reality

I’ve always had the perception that visionary art is synonymous to psychedelic art, well, after seeing the stimulating paintings of Mark Henson, my …

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LG Nexus 5 with LTE makes probable appearance in FCC (update: 5-inch display, Snapdragon 800)

The oft-rumored Nexus 5 is turning into quite a riddle. If you've been following the saga, there has been no shortage of drama in recent memory. Most recently we saw a Google employee snapping pictures with an unknown LG-branded Nexus at HQ in Mountain View -- in an official video, no less, which …

NSA Subverts Most Encryption, Works With Tech Organizations For Back-Door Access, Report Says

The National Security Agency’s most wanted man and newly minted Russian resident, Edward Snowden, has revealed new details about the ability of intelligence agencies to crack supposedly secret communications.<p>“The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using …

"Aliens, Insectoids, and Elves! Oh, My!" (DMT Entities)

"No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded. How to regard them is the …

The Scale of the Universe 2

This device does not support Adobe Flash, which the Scale of the Universe 2 requires.<br>Watch the YouTube video!

The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

Pomona hit by a new wave of killing

Pomona, where killings had decreased since the 1990s, has seen a sharp increase in the last two years. Gangs, drugs and personal fights are among the causes.<p>August 19, 2013|By Joseph Serna<p>Parents, left, of a shooting victim talk to a Pomona police investigator… (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles…)<p>At 2:45 …

Tesla Model S Earns Highest Safety Rating Ever From US Agency

The Tesla Model S earned a 5-star safety rating, both overall and in each individual category, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The company claims that the Model S achieved a new combined record of 5.4 stars.<p>Around 1 percent of cars tested by the NHTSA earn five …

Is there a link between the Higgs boson and dark energy?

The Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate and we’re not entirely sure why. To deal with the problem, scientists have conjured up dark energy, …

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

Mars

Asteroid Mining To Become A Two-Horse Race

Deep Space Industries is due to reveal its plans to mine asteroids. The announcement will occur later today in Santa Monica’s Museum of Flying. Within just two years Deep Space Industries says it will send drones called FireFly to examine asteroids reachable in near-Earth space. Once is has proven …

Space Exploration

Private space shuttle in taxi testing in California

A private U.S. space shuttle has successfully undergone ground tests in California designed to assess the spacecraft's braking and landing systems, …