Timothy Crook

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5 Weeknight Dishes Great for March, From Twice-Baked Potatoes to Pork Chops

Pork chop perfection, weeknight cake (!), a meaty take on lentils, and more wonderful ways to liven up your dinner table.<p></head>Pork chop perfection, weeknight cake (!), a meaty take on lentils, and more wonderful ways to liven up your dinner table:<p>Starch de Triomphe<p>Double-baking means double the …

Cooking

How to Make the Juiciest Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

After you master our method for brined and pan-roasted chops, prepare to say goodbye to those dry, flavorless things you used to call pork chops.<p>A juicy, pan-roasted chop basted in aromatic brown butter? This is the kind of weeknight-friendly comfort food recipe you’ll want to have on hand." Start …

BBQ

Scientists Warn We're Ever-Closer To The Apocalypse

WASHINGTON -– The world crept closer to doomsday on Thursday.<p>That's according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which each year updates the hands on a clock meant to symbolize how close we are to the annihilation of the human race, or midnight. For the last three years, the world was five …

Income Sharing Agreements Could Help Fix the Student Loan Crisis

A novel funding concept is sweeping the college education funding system by storm. Income Sharing Agreements (ISAs) are a financial vehicle in which a student receives a fixed amount of money to pay for their college tuition and in exchange agrees to pay back a percentage of their income for a …

The Difference Between Champagne And Sparkling Wine, Explained

There's one thing many of us know about Champagne, and it's that we like it. There's something about the bubbles, elegant glasses, and its pale amber color that makes the world feel festive and celebratory. But, that's where most of our knowledge stops.<p>With New Year's Eve right around the corner -- …

How I Manage My Stock Portfolio

If you're wondering what to do in the current stock markets you are definitely not alone. I myself have certainly wondering what to do in the current volatile times. In this piece I would like to discuss what I have done, the reasons I have done what I have done, and how I see the future going …

How hip-hop millionaires rise from the margins

As artists including Dr Dre and Jay Z build fortunes, the same entrepreneurial potential can be seen at street level<p>Why do some rap artists take so readily to the boardroom, asked an article last week about the rise of hip-hop millionaires? And there was certainly evidence of that transition. Dr …

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 for Drinkers of Every Kind

A fifth of good bourbon; a bottle of fine aged rum; a sampler of well-made gin: Giving spirits is a reliable holiday plan. But it's also--let's face it--a lazy one. There are so many other booze-related gifts out there. The glassware of the moment? The hottest group bar game? Art for the bartender …

This May Be The Most Remarkable Story In The CIA Torture Report

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee’s long anticipated report on CIA interrogation and detention techniques is filled with anecdotes that make readers squeamish and disturbed. Tales of rectal feeding, threats to rape family members, death by hypothermia and the use of power drills …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer

You know the fix is in when a suspect who shot an unarmed man voluntarily provides four hours of un-cross examined testimony to a grand jury without taking the Fifth.<p>On August 9, Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old African American Michael Brown. Since that …

Boneless Whole Turkey for Thanksgiving - How to Bone, Stuff, & Roast a Whole Turkey

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well, water could be a possibility. German company Sunfire …

Federal Reserve put financial system at risk, Senate report finds

Banks hoarded so much aluminum that beer producer MillerCoors complained Consultants shrug at lack of ‘smoking gun’ Fed failed to discipline banks; hearings expected to be no more than ‘good theater’<p>The Senate has rapped the Federal Reserve on the knuckles for the central bank’s failure to oversee …

How to Make Your Own Tequila in 6 "Easy" Steps

I have to be honest with you, tequila was never my jam. In college, there was too much of it, there was usually a worm involved and the smell just made me gag. It also causes a weird side effect for me. It makes me go all vampire on people and try to bite anyone within a two-feet radius. It's not …

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

Consciousness

Here's what the FCC thought about John Oliver's net neutrality rant

Remember when John Oliver gave the net neutrality issue a hammering on his HBO Show? If you hadn't heard (and we've embedded the segment after the break), Oliver's call to (digital) arms led to internet users collapsing part of the FCC's site with a torrent of comments. But what happened on the …

Newfound Mega-Storms on Uranus Pose Planetary Puzzle

Known for calm weather, the seventh planet from the sun is suddenly sporting a series of storms.<p>A distant, icy, green giant—the planet Uranus—appears to have unexpectedly awakened from a long slumber. Astronomers have discovered a yet unexplained rash of extreme storms on the normally placid planet.<p>…

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

Mohamed Husen: The black immigrant actor of 1930s German cinema

A new film tells the unlikely story of the African former child soldier who emigrated to Europe and appeared alongside the biggest German film stars of the Nazi era<p>Why are we so obsessed with films about the second world war? Oldest surviving film with an all-black cast moved me to laughter and …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …

Tristan Walker: The Visible Man

A bold entrepreneur with a radical startup. An African-American. In tech, those two phrases usually don’t go together. Enter Tristan Walker.<p>Tristan Walker is in the house.<p>He is posted up in the vestibule of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California, where the hottest venture-capital firm in …

Mind-control device lets people alter genes in mice through power of thought

Volunteers in experiment successfully send signal to implant in mouse through brainwaves picked up by wireless headset<p>Scientists have created a mind-control system that allows a person to alter the genes in a mouse through the power of thought alone.<p>The approach fuses the latest advances in …

Unusual varieties of soul butterflies

New research challenges an age-old assumption about the basic structure and function of the neuron.<p>The father of modern neuroscience had a sharp eye and an even sharper mind, but he evidently overlooked something rather significant about the basic structure of brain cells.<p>Santiago Ramón y Cajal …

Wine Pairings for Food52's Thanksgiving Menu

<i>We may have food down cold, but wine? This is where we'll conquer it. Join us; we don't want to drink alone.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to holiday wines, the pressure is off. Here's what to drink with Food52's Thanksgiving menu.</i><p>If I showed up at your door for Thanksgiving dinner, these are the wines I’d …

Food Preservation

Comedy club uses iPad facial recognition to charge by the laugh

A Barcelona comedy club brings rationality to humor. How funny.<p><i>Seventeen laughs, eight giggles, four guffaws and one snort till the snot slipped into your cerveza? That'll be 6.6 euros, please.</i><p>This, I imagine, was the sweet sound of the checkout at one Barcelona comedy club, after it took the bold …

Comedy

Sony's tiny high-resolution audio player might be the next big thing

It's called the Walkman NWZ-A17, and this wafer-thin player has a lot going for it, says the Audiophiliac.<p>Sony's latest reboot of the Walkman -- the NWZ-A17 high-resolution music player -- brings back memories of the original Walkman analog cassette players that were all the rage in the 1980s. Sony …

Audiophile

JRDN x PS4s: the Nike shoes every gamer needs

Designer Jonny Barry has created prototype Nike Air Jordan trainers inspired by the console, which also feature a HDMI port in the heel<p>FANBOYS<p>WE HAVE YOUR SHOES<p>FreakerSNEAKS designer Jonny Barry has created a pair of Nike Air Jordans IV and given them a Sony Playstation 4-influenced makeover; their …

Coin customers left fuming after getting shut out of beta program

Unless customers got their orders in early -- and we mean very early -- they'll now have to wait until spring 2015 to get their hands on Coin's all-in-one credit card.<p>San Francisco-based Coin tried to soothe tensions last week after a public relations snafu tied to its product delay. But the …

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