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Intel is Testing a Blockchain it Built With a Fantasy Sports Game

IT giant Intel is running an internal blockchain trial centered on a fantasy sports market.<p>The proof of concept works by enabling the exchange of …

Fantasy Sports

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

35 Radish Recipes That Are More Than Just Snacks

These radish recipes celebrate the spiciest root veggie of them all.<p><b>Radishes are one of our favorite snacks.</b> They're healthy...but also taste especially great with butter (just sayin'). Here are our favorite ways to eat 'em—roots, tops, and all.

A Decade After Committing Massive Fraud, A Cloning Scientist Is Back To Work

Ten years ago, South Korean geneticist Woo Suk Hwang was caught making up data about cloning human stem cells.<p>Ten years ago, South Korean geneticist Woo Suk Hwang made big news, twice. First, scientists heralded him for creating a population of stem cells from human embryos, which scientists had …

Stem Cells

How birds fly in V formation

A new study says birds precisely time when they flap their wings, and position themselves to capture upwash (“good air”) and avoid downwash or (“bad …

Birds

20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals

Gallery20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals<p>Time, effort, and dishes? Making dinner on a weeknight can be a challenging prospect, especially for those hoping to steer clear of labor-intensive meals. But whether you're saving money or simply can't resist a home-cooked meal, we've dipped into our recipe …

Oldest ever human DNA found in Spain, raises new questions about evolution

<i>Artist's interpretation of the human ancestors who lived near Sima de los Huesos.</i><p>A fossil discovered in a Spanish cave has given researchers the oldest human DNA found to date. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, the DNA comes from a femur bone and is believed to be around 400,000 years old. But while …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Chicken, Turkey, Steak, and Pork: 7 Tutorials to Help You Cook Perfect Meat

In advance of Turkey Day, we're talking about meat this week — how to find it, how to fix it, how to make the most of it. Meat is usually the most …

Cooking

Associated Press News

Shell to negotiate over Nigeria oil spill compensation

Royal Dutch Shell faces claims exceeding £100m from local communities in Nigeria, ahead of talks to begin next week over two oil spills dating back to 2008.<p>Much of the oil that leaked into waterways around Bodo in the Niger Delta has yet to be cleared, amid disagreement over how the clean-up …

Fracking is an economic boon to U.S. – love it or hate it

The shale oil and gas boom in the United States has done more than rewrite the energy supply picture south of the border. It may also have put an extra $1,200 (U.S.) a year into the average American's pocket.<p>According to a study by energy industry consulting firm IHS CERA, in 2012 the hydraulic …

Oil tops $110 on increasing Syria tensions

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil topped $110 a barrel Friday as Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country will continue helping Syria even if it comes under attack.<p>Benchmark oil for October delivery rose $1.87, or 1.7%, to $110.47 a barrel in afternoon trading on the New York Mercantile …

Raghuram Rajan is the central banker who can do no wrong—for now

Welcomes don’t get much warmer than this—especially not for central bankers. But Raghuram Rajan, the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India, is being treated like a rock star by the media and a savior by the markets.<p>In his first briefing since taking office as governor on Sept. 4, Rajan …

India

Why Is Starbucks So Expensive in China?

And why do people go there anyway? The culture and economics of drinking lattes in China<p>In fairness, per capita income is a crude way to measure the buying power of Starbucks' actual customer base: The majority of its stores are located in China's large, coastal cities, where most people earn a lot …

San Francisco Launches Tech Incubator To Transform Governments

San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is launching an entrepreneur-in-residence program with help from the White House to try to bring Silicon Valley innovation to government.<p>At venture capital firms, these EIR programs are typically designed to give entrepreneurs time and resources to develop a new startup …

Clean Your Grill Grate The Lazy Way!

Buff off crud with the help of nature<p>Grill grates, unlike cast iron skillets, do not acquire "seasoning" by failing to give them a good scrub. In fact, all that gunk that builds up on your grates can impede the formation of the crucial crust needed for great grilled food.<p>There's an easy fix to all …

Blackout Risk Tool Puts Price Tag On Power Reliability

In 2012, 25 million people endured at least one electric power outage in the United States.<p>For many if not most of those people, the experience wasn’t cheap.<p>Electric grid outages result in an estimated $100 billion of economic losses annually, nearly three quarters of those losses occurring in the …

Here are 10 big car-makers Tesla now outsells in California

If you’ve visited California lately and there seem to be a lot of Tesla Model S’s on the road, it’s not your imagination. Californians are snapping up the luxury electric sports sedan like organic dry-farmed tomatoes, according to sales figures. In June Tesla outsold Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, …

Electric Vehicles

The Uneven Geography Of Consumers Who Will Buy A Green Product

Not all consumers are the same, though. Nielsen, which interviewed 29,000 people in 58 countries, finds big differences depending on age and where …

CSR

New Insurance Offering Reduces Risk For Investors in Solar Power

The growing menu of insurance products tailored to address specific risks associated with solar power projects suggests that the solar power industry is maturing at a rapid clip.<p>SolarShield is the most recent solar insurance product to hit the market. The policy, which is the brainchild of San …

Inside The Beef Industry's Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

When the drug company Merck Animal Health announced plans to suspend sales of its Zilmax feed additive last week, many observers were shocked.<p>Yet concern about Zilmax and the class of growth-promotion drugs called beta agonists has been building for some time. In an interesting twist, the decisive …

The Charity That Just Gives Money To Poor People

<i>For more of our reporting on this story, please see our recent column in the New York Times Magazine, and the latest episode of This American Life.</i><p>There's a charity called GiveDirectly that just gives money to poor people in Kenya. No strings attached. People can spend the money on whatever they …

Cash, Cows And The Rise Of Nerd Philanthropy

<i>For more of our reporting on this story, please see our recent column in the New York Times Magazine, and the latest episode of This American Life.</i><p>This morning, we reported on a charity called GiveDirectly that's trying to help poor people in the developing world in an unusual way: It gives them …

5 Iconic Recipes from Iconic Chef Emeril Lagasse

You know his catch phrases and love his food—now here’s your chance to make a few of those signature divine dishes right in your own home.<p>Whether …

Build The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Because you deserve better than the drive-thru<p>The breakfast sandwich is not inherently a bad thing. Stacking eggs, meat, and cheese between two slices of bread isn’t just delicious, it’s efficient, too (no silverware to clean!). But as more and more fast food joints have added breakfast to their …