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Protect yourself from hackers who can hold your personal info hostage

The latest strategy of cyber criminals involves locking up your computer and holding ransom everything on your hard drive. As one expert shows, falling victim to these schemes is as easy as clicking once on a bad pop-up window or email. NBC’s Tom Costello reports in the latest edition of TODAY’s …

Mini Gingersnap Icebox Cakes

Between roast turkeys, pumpkin pies and holiday cookies, your oven is exhausted. So we've come up with a way to pull off an impressive seasonal dessert without any baking: mini icebox cakes.<p>They're a sweet twist on the original, and all you have to do is assemble the ingredients and then …

How to Add More Avocado to Your Thanksgiving Meal

You already know that avocado can upgrade anything, from your morning toast to your burger to your happy hour cocktail, so why not include the creamy …

Why Rob Lowe Has a McDonald's Gold Card

Here's a marketing play that you don't hear about every day: McDonald's selectively gives out Gold Cards that entitle the carrier to either a year or a lifetime of free McDonald's food. Last night on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i>, actor Rob Lowe stopped by to show off his new McDonald's Gold Card which expires …

This Line Cook Says All You Need in the Kitchen Is a Good Knife and a Hot Pan

When it comes to real cooking advice, we turn to the kitchen ninjas that make it all happen: The line cooks of America. Here, the sous chef at L.A.'s Petit Trois gives us his best tricks.<p><i>Line and prep cooks bring the heat night after night, working tirelessly like ninjas with super sharp knives.</i> …

Sous

#TheLIST: Gifts For The Stylish Jet Setter

Holiday wish-list essentials for every travel lover.<p>Jet, set, gift—from plane essentials to packing must-haves, the best travel gifts to give this holiday season.

Rose Gold

Chris Hemsworth Talks Trading In His Thor Costume for In the Heart of the Sea

Chris Hemsworth does not get seasick. It's a good thing—<i>The Avengers</i> star and middle brother of Luke and Liam spent two months sailing and learning the proper way to throw harpoons for <i>In the Heart of the Sea</i>, based on the real events that inspired Herman Melville's <i>Moby Dick</i>. Hemsworth, 32, who last …

Stephen Colbert Unveils Christmas-Heavy Starbucks Cup on 'Late Show'

"Don't fight this: Give the customers a cup so crammed with Christmas, they'll be picking tinsel out of their Yule log for months," host …

The Late Show

Julianne Moore Reveals Her Biggest Addiction: Why She Can't Get Off Twitter

Julianne Moore needs a social media intervention.<p>“[Twitter] is the one thing I m addicted to,” the <i>Still Alice</i> actress, 54, reveals to <i>Town & Country</i> …

Social Media

Lunar alpenglow and Orion

The beautiful constellation Orion, and all that surrounds it in the sky. Plus light from the setting moon on the sacred Chana Dorje peak in …

Queen add Classic Rock Roll's Living Legends award to honors | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Forty years after their smash hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released, British rock band Queen have been honored as “Living Legends” at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards.<p>Brian May of the band Queen performs with Adam Lambert (not pictured) during the Rock in Rio Music Festival …

Music

Lenovo blames smartphones for its first loss in six years

Lenovo had a nice run of profits thanks to its PC business, but like many others, it's finding smartphones to be a tougher go. Thanks to charges related to its Motorola acquisition and $300 million worth of unsold phones, the company incurred a hefty $714 million net loss for the first time in six …

Mobile Technology

Obstacle avoidance is the next big step for drones

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images<p>Consumer drones have come a long way in just a few years, evolving from complex hobbyist …

Drones

Activists choose broad path to preserve Berryessa-Snow Mountain area

Nature has no rival when it comes to patience. It took millions of years for the gnashing of tectonic plates to form the magnificent riot of rocks that is home to the unspoiled rivers and rolling oak woodlands of California's inner Coast Range.<p>For a group of residents here determined to provide …

Forests

A new breakthrough could end our antibiotic crisis

The rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is a growing worry and threatens to put healthcare back to the early 20th century. Such resistance to drugs was inevitable, because bacteria evolve and learn to defend themselves. But we are worried now because new classes of antibiotics aren’t …

Biology

Climber on Historic Yosemite Attempt Faces Yet Another Fateful Choice

A brush with armed kidnappers and a table saw almost ended free climber Tommy Caldwell's climbing career years before his Dawn Wall moment.<p><i>Editor's Note: Climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have completed their ascent of Yosemite's Dawn Wall. See photos of the moment they reached the top.</i><p>The …

DNA, It Turns Out, Is A Lot More Loopy

There's another image for DNA that goes beyond the double helix — bundles and bundles of loops. NPR's Arun Rath talks to researcher Suhas Rao about how this discovery could help fight disease.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>We may have mapped the human genome, but what we don't know about our own genetic …

Genetics

How Killer Fungus Burns Up Bats From the Inside

Hibernating bats with white-nose syndrome expend twice as much energy as healthy ones, a new study says.<p>A deadly invasive fungus has been wiping out hibernating bats for years in the U.S., eating away at their wings and muzzles. But it's been unclear exactly how the interloper kills its victims, …

Cholera Bacteria Kill Each Other With Spears To Steal DNA

The Highlander film series is about a race of immortal warriors who try to behead each other with swords, so they can steal the powers of their fallen rivals.<p>This is basically the same story but instead of badly accented Scotsmen with katanas, we have diarrhoea-causing bacteria with syringes. And …

Biology

APOD: Cataclysmic Dawn (2015 Jan 11) Illustration Credit & Copyright: Mark A. Garlick (Space-art.co.uk) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150111.html Explanation: Will this dawn bring another nova? Such dilemmas might be pondered one day by future humans living on a planet orbiting a cataclysmic variable binary star system. Cataclysmic variables involve gas falling from a large star onto an accretion disk surrounding a massive but compact white dwarf star. Explosive cataclysmic events such as a dwarf nova can occur when a clump of gas in the interior of the accretion disk heats up past a certain temperature. At that point, the clump will fall more quickly onto the white dwarf and land with a bright flash. Such dwarf novas will not destroy either star, and may occur irregularly on time scales from a few days to tens of years. Although a nova is much less energetic than a supernova, if recurrent novas are not violent enough to expel more gas than is falling in, mass will accumulate onto the white dwarf star until it passes its Chandrasekhar limit. At that point, a foreground cave may provide little protection, as the entire white dwarf star will explode in a tremendous supernova. http://www.space-art.co.uk/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150111 #APOD

Earthquakes, tsunamis and a naked tribe: how Chile inspired Darwin

Reports of the botanist’s round-the-world voyage are dominated by his findings in the Galápagos. The much longer time he spent in Chile and what he saw there have been overlooked – until today<p><i>“‘</i>The climate is certainly wretched: the summer solstice was now passed, yet every day snow fell on the …

South America

A winding river of stars called Eridanus

Tonight, you’ll need a very dark sky in order to see Eridanus the River. You won’t see this one from the city, or even the suburbs. Eridanus the …

Astronomy

Winter Circle, or Hexagon, made of bright stars

Whether you call it the Winter Circle or Hexagon, it’s a big circular pattern of stars in the night sky. Its stars are some of the brightest up there.<p>…

Astronomy

Dogs arrived in Americas only 10,000 years ago, says study

By associating with early humans, dogs enjoyed new foods and the relative safety of human camps. Eventually, dogs traveled the world with their …

Anthropology

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Cosmology

The Science of Dating: why a box of chocolates could spark first-date romance

The box of chocolates used to be a first-date staple but has fallen out of fashion of late. Sarah Knapton, the Telegraph's Science Editor explains why the tradition should be revived<p>Turning up with a box of chocolates on a first date is about as naff as brandishing a bouquet of Tesco 'seven-day …

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

Literature

Why Do "Disco Clams" Put On Brilliant Light Shows?

The mollusk's flamboyance may warn predators or lure prey, research suggests.<p>The so-called "disco clam" is one eye-catching mollusk—nestled in coral reefs off Indonesia, the animal generates brilliant flashes of light that earned it its festive name.<p>Though fascinating, this flamboyant bivalve …

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

C 25. That's the badge number of Mr. Lewis G. Doom, one of the men who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1944 as part of the Manhattan Project: an effort that culminated with two nuclear detonations over Japan and the end of World War II.<p>We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet …

Move over Nessie, Scotland gets a new prehistoric marine reptile | Reuters

(Reuters) - Scotland has its very own prehistoric marine reptile - and, no, we’re not talking about Nessie, the mythic Loch Ness monster.<p>The newly identified prehistoric marine reptile Dearcmhara shawcrossi, a member of a group called ichthyosaurs that swam the world's oceans at the same time that …

Paleontology