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The Presidents on the Presidents: How They Judge One Another

The two men could hardly have been more different. One the fatherless son of a single mother, the other a scion of the most important American …

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Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France

The "bioprosthetic" artificial heart from Carmat has been implanted in a human being. The procedure was performed on December 18th at France's Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is said to be doing well. Carmat says he is currently awake in the intensive care unit and is speaking …

South Sudan rebels control Jonglei state capital, says military

South Sudan's military says it no longer controls a key town in the rural state of Jonglei, where fighting has spread in the aftermath of what the government says was an attempted coup mounted by soldiers loyal to a former deputy president.<p>Authorities in the state capital of Bor were not answering …

Italian Recipe: Fiocchetti with Pears and Parmesan Cream

For the pasta, combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment and pulse a few times to mix. Add the eggs …

Mushroom-Sausage Ragᅢᄍ

Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

They're perfect for entertaining -- either as an appetizer or main course -- because all of the prep is done ahead of time.<p>In this easy recipe, shrimp are quickly marinated in a bright and tangy mixture of olive oil, tomato paste, lemon, garlic, and herbs and then grilled until plump and slightly …

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How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

Paella is meant to show off the rice itself and to highlight a few special ingredients.<p><b>By Martha Rose Shulman</b><p>I was so saddened by the recent death of food writer Penelope Casas. I never met her, but I've long depended on her work for my own research. Her first cookbook, <i>The Foods & Wines of Spain</i>, …

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How Not to Buy The Most Costly Weapon System in the History of the World

The <i>good</i> news is that someone finally did a study to see if <i>one-size-fits-all-services</i> warplanes actually save the taxpayers money.<p>The <i>bad</i> news is that …

DARPA developing implant to monitor brain in real time

There's a high incidence of mental illness reported among soldiers compared with the general population -- in fact, one in nine medical discharges is due to mental illness, according to US Army statistics. This is not surprising. If you ask people to see and do horrific things, it will likely …