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How to Grill the Perfect Steak | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Aside from burgers and hot dogs, steaks are some of the most (deservedly) popular foods to cook on the grill. Here’s how to take yours to the next level, plus our go-to recipe.<p><b>Buy Good Meat</b><p>Grass-fed and grass-finished beef tastes better and has a bolder flavor that holds up particularly well …

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

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POLAROLL Toilet Paper Holder

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Nod

Goodbye touch screens, meet NOD, a tiny ring that serves as your home’s new remote control, in fact you can use it to control your entire connected …

3D Printed Cars Will Look Weird, Cost Less, Offer Crazy MPG

The days of the iconic car assembly line seems to be numbered. 3D printing technology will one day scale up for mass production of full-size …

Horrified Politicians Act to Ensure Aborted Fetuses and Stillborn Babies Won’t Be Incinerated to Generate Energy

After learning that human fetal remains may have been among the medical waste used to generate electricity at a Marion County, Oregon, waste-to-energy plant, officials have taken definitive action to end the possible incineration of aborted fetuses.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Commissioners made …

North Korea Nuke Threat Is Much Worse Than White House Admits: Report

North Korea has developed advanced nuclear weapons that can be delivered with its ballistic missile forces, a startling fact that the White House has worked to downplay, according to a report from former Pentagon strategic analyst Mark Schneider.<p>In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 image made from …

Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’

The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders …

15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids

Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended! Parents and teachers across the internet have …

Kids

It's Official: 'Goonies II' Is a Go and Steven Spielberg Is Writing It

It’s been a few days since we first heard the rumors that a <i>Goonies</i> sequel was on the way. But now there’s confirmation and, what’s more, there’s a …

Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System' By 'Nullifying' Immigration Laws

On Thursday, 22 Republican senators, including even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), denounced President Barack Obama in a scathing …

Ukraine helicopter hit by grenade taking off

A Ukraine helicopter has been crippled in a grenade attack as OSCE monitors are feared missing in volatile east<p>Following the incident there were fears that the situation had taken a sinister new turn when Germany said it feared a group of military observers operating in eastern Ukraine had gone …

Pentagon: Russian Spy Ship, Tug Operating Near U.S.

A Russian intelligence-gathering ship has been operating off the U.S. East Coast and near the Gulf of Mexico for the past month, the Pentagon said …

Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists’ military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.<p>The …

Special Forces and Nuclear Weapons

Over the past several weeks as events in Crimea and eastern Ukraine have unfolded, the world has had a chance to see the new Russian defense strategy …

Possible North Korean nuclear test looms over Obama's visit to South Korea

President Obama arrived in Seoul on Friday to news that North Korea may be counting down to a nuclear weapons test.<p>Such moves out of Pyongyang are no surprise and are typical behavior for the North, Obama told reporters while in Tokyo, his previous stop on his Asia trip.<p>The President said he was …

Russia 'Wants To Start World War III': Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk

Russia "wants to start World War III" and Moscow's veiled threats of military action could start an armed conflict in Europe, Ukraine's prime minister said Friday,<p>Arseniy Yatsenyuk made the comments a day after Russia said it had been "forced" to start fresh military drills just over the border …

I Walk Between (Part 2)

<i>Here's Part 2 of a unique story. Today, Aidyn talks about tension and our common, difficult path of discipleship. (Be sure to read Part 1 if you</i> …

I Walk Between (Part 1)

<i>Open cultural conversations about sexuality highlight our need to listen well, walk humbly, and skillfully navigate complex stories. Leaders—how good</i> …

Is This Unlikely Nation Poised to Become the ‘Largest Christian Country in the World’?

When pondering countries with overtly Christian inclinations, China likely isn’t one of the first to come to mind. But one expert believes that the East Asian nation is poised to see major growth in the faith arena.<p>Fenggang Yang, professor of sociology and director of Center on Religion and Chinese …

The Arrow-Shooting Slingshot: Y'Know, (DEFINITELY NOT) For Kids!

We usually think of slingshots as the weapon of choice for precocious little kids, but in the right hands they can be deadly. Especially when they're …

5-Minute Project: Hand Warmers

Make your own portable hot packs<p>Instant hand warmers are great--just shake 'em up, and you've got spontaneous warmth to thaw your hands during the cold winter months. But they're awfully expensive, and not because they're complicated to manufacture. In fact, you can make them yourself in a few very …

The Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle Can Travel Over 120 Miles On a Single Charge

Buying an electric vehicle of any sort that can only take you a handful of miles on a charge is fairly pointless. The Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle …

This Three-Wheeled Car Costs Just $6,800 And Goes 672 Miles On A Tank Of Gas

“The premise behind the concept is that most households have at least one vehicle that’s single occupant,” says Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors. …

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Toyota Has A Tron Bike

The FV2 is a motorcycle straight out of a 1980s vision of 2050.<p>I have made this comparison before, and perhaps will again, but, damnit, this is a _Tron _bike, right? That is, inarguably, what this is.<p>The FV2 is a concept motorcycle from Toyota, set up only a little ostentatiously at the New York …

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HAL Robot Suit - Next Generation Prototype

Japanese robotics company Cyberdyne began their Hybrid Assistive Limb, or HAL trials in 2012. A powered exoskeleton endeavoring to turn humans into …