Tina Koumoudouros

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Eat This Now: Salt Cod Croquetas at Ataula, Portland, OR

I've never thought of tapas as much more than bar snacks, usually a crunchy-greasy diversion before the main event: sangria. But one bite of the <b>salt cod croquetas</b> ($8) at Ataula changed my mind. The Iberian tapas restaurant has become a jewel in the crown of the Portland food scene since opening in …

Too Many Cooks: Our Favorite Dishes of 2013

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>2013 was a good year. We worked hard, we aimed high, we cooked our socks off, and we ate well. Really well. So, naturally, we've rounded up …

Should We Try Eating Bugs? (VIDEO)

"Entomophagy" isn't a word that rolls easily off the tongue, and depending on your cultural background you might want the diet it describes to stay far away from the rest of your mouth as well.<p>As the narrator explains in this TED-Ed video by enviro-food writer Emma Bryce, entomophagy refers to …

The Pound a Day Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Rocco DiSpirito<p>THE POUND A DAY DIET is an accelerated program designed to help dieters lose up to five pounds every five days-- without frustrating plateaus-- while enjoying all their favorite foods. It rewrites every carb/fat/calorie rule in the book! This delicious, easy-to-use, plan is …

Sanaz Nezami's family in Iran watches her final hours online

Transplanted organs of student who died of beating saved lives of 7 patients in U.S.<p>A nurse in a Michigan hospital kissed the patient's forehead. …

Five of the Most Controversial Articles Published on Techvibes in 2013

Everybody has an opinion. It’s human nature to take a stance on almost anything, regardless of how well-informed we are about a particular topic.<p>In …

Wearable tech at CES 2014: Prepare your body parts for an onslaught of options

Samsung Chairman Lee Urges Focus on Innovation in Apple Battle

Samsung Electronics Chairman, Lee Kun Lee, is aiming high for 2014: in an email to employees, he urges workers to adopt focus on innovation and move …

Mobile

Space will be a hive of activity in 2014 - Quirks and Quarks

<b>By Bob McDonald, Quirks & Quarks</b><p>This year will see a lot of activity in space, as new robots reach Mars, another robot touches a comet, a new capsule …

New cosmetic test uses protozoa instead of rabbits

A new test using protozoa — single-celled organisms — has been developed by U.K. researchers, who say it has "great potential" for reducing the use …

Rabbits

This Week in Crowdfunding: thingCHARGER, Octofire, ERI

Welcome to This Week in Crowdfunding, an occasional column where we take a look at interesting projects currently raising the necessary funds to …

Polaroid launches Q-Series line of budget Android tablets

Polaroid announced a new line of Android tablets yesterday that might introduce a whole new generation to the beleaguered consumer electronics …

Neanderthal caves organized as 'pleasant places to live'

Neanderthals may have been more like us than previously thought, according to new evidence suggesting they organized their living spaces in ways …

Anthropology

Corning and GTOC Announce New 3D-Shaped Gorilla Glass Manufacturing Technology

Corning announced today the manufacturing readiness of their 3D glass-forming technology to shape Corning Gorilla Glass. Partnered with G-Tech …

Will Facebook be torn apart by a pack of wild dogs? On our viral news fever

If you've spent any time perusing science and tech headlines recently, you may have been surprised to learn these amazing things: that cancer will soon be cured; that men and women's brains are wired differently; and that Facebook is doomed.<p>There's only one problem: none of that is true – or not …

The Nine Invaluable Lessons I Learned During My First Year as an Entrepreneur

A little more than a year ago while we were still in school, my cofounder Ramli and I began working on our startup, FamilyTales.<p>It was his fourth …

Why hitting the snooze button is bad for your health

You're either a morning person or you aren't — it's that simple.<p>For those forced into getting up early, hitting the snooze button can be just another …

Self Control