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How to Cook Ribs in the Oven for Meaty Satisfaction All Year Long

<b>1. Oven-Braised Short Ribs with Pasilla-Tomato Mole</b><br>Chef Hugo Ortega uses smoky pasilla chiles, tomatoes and spices to make a rich, tangy mole sauce …

Cooking

'Sadistic' paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Cambridge graduate blackmailed victims over dark web and encouraged rape of child<p>A scientist and university academic described as a “warped and sadistic” paedophile has been jailed for 32 years after blackmailing a string of vulnerable victims, many teenagers, into carrying out depraved sexual and …

Crime

RightEye’s portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but physiologically speaking, they’re really windows to the brain.<p>RightEye looks through that window to detect common but often subtle vision issues resulting from concussions and other brain troubles. Its quick, portable eye-tracking station can tell …

The Brain

Faith is no longer a virtue in America

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Last week Joy Behar, co-host of the ABC show “The View,” did something that has become an escalating trend in our popular culture …

Kim Yo-jong

Comment Of The Day: Humans Are Idiots Edition

When one grown-ass man apparently spits in another grown-ass man’s face, and the spat-upon grown-ass man then rolls his own SUV onto its roof in an …

Biology

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate haggling

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Kelley Blue Book

Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s inaugural committee paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm started by an adviser to the first lady, Melania Trump, while donating $5 million — less than expected — to charity, according to tax filings released on Thursday.<p>The nonprofit group that oversaw …

Stephanie Grisham

Tiger snake's high-wire act at Tasmanian farm a social media sensation

A tiger snake's turn as a tightrope walker on a wire fence at a Tasmanian vineyard has caused a stir on Facebook, with a reptile expert confirming …

Zoology

“Markets Don’t Just Go One Way”: Why Everything About the Trump Crash Is B.S.

The world isn’t ending. Actually, what has happened in the last few weeks is fabulous for anyone who is long-term greedy.<p>There have been a lot of screaming headlines in the past two weeks about how the stock and bond markets have turned volatile, unpredictable, scary, and downright bearish—that …

Midtown Manhattan

The Seven Best Ruin Bars of Budapest

Budapest is one fin-de-siècle city with two idiosyncratic personalities of once-separated regions: the placated peaks of Buda and the pulsating Pest. …

European Travel

Man Wears Vulgar 'F**k Trump' Shirt to Texas Restaurant — It Goes Like You'd Expect

He wore a vulgar T-shirt about President Donald Trump, and he certainly paid for it.<p>Visiting a local restaurant over the weekend, Andy Ternay, a …

Donald Trump

Picture of a Single Atom Wins Science Photo Contest

A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. …

Quantum Mechanics

Trump Administration To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms.<p>Now, President Trump's interim appointee to run the bureau Mick Mulvaney is making radical changes to deter the agency from aggressively pursuing its mission.<p>…

Finance

VIX Surge Hands 8,600% Profit to Little-Known Hedge Fund

Not everyone got crushed when the market collapsed.<p>For traders at a little-known Denver hedge fund who saw it coming, it was the score of a lifetime …

Investing

Suffragette heir pens child’s guide to ‘fantastic women’

Kate Pankhurst releases follow-up after selling 100,000 copies of children’s book that redresses gender imbalance<p>For most of her life, children’s author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst had no idea she was distantly related to Emmeline Pankhurst, and a cousin of the suffragette’s direct descendants. …

Books

California science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science fair, where it drew outrage from some students, parents and staff.<p>The project by a Sacramento high school student …

Equality

How playing the good Christian housewife almost killed me

Whenever I talk about my escape from the Quiverfull movement, Christians immediately dismiss my experience by saying, “Your problem was not with …

Marriage Laws

Fox Pulls Column Calling the U.S. Olympic Team 'Darker, Gayer, Different'

Fox News has deleted a column in which executive editor and executive vice president John Moody wrote that the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) …

The City

Timothy Nolan: Former Donald Trump Campaign Manager Sentenced To 20 Years For Child Sex Trafficking

Tim Nolan was once riding high as a top-ranking judge and Donald Trump’s campaign manager in Kentucky, but now he is headed to prison for the next 20 …

Crime

Make Bacon Roses for the Meat Lover in Your Life

A dozen roses and a box of chocolates. These classic Valentine’s Day gifts are oldies, and certainly goodies, but why not flex your creative muscles …

Cooking

A pastor helps revive MLK's most radical campaign

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most pastors say they preach the truth. The Rev. William Barber also delivers sermons on another topic: "the trick."<p>The trick is Barber's term for something that he describes as a weapon of mass distraction. It stymied the leaders of the populist movement in late 19th century. It vexed …

Occupy Wall Street

Heat fans shower Dwyane Wade with cheers in his first game back in Miami

The Cavaliers traded Dwyane Wade back to the Heat on Thursday, and Wade was back in a Miami jersey on the American Airlines Arena court the very next day. He was eager to play in front of the home fans as soon as possible.<p>When Wade, who won three championships with the Heat, entered the game and …

NBA

Lightning nearly struck this kid. What happened?

It seemed harmless enough, playing in the rain with an umbrella under an overflowing rain gutter. The thunderstorm was passing, and the worst of it was over. Then lightning struck—very narrowly missing the kid outside. It was so close that, in the video taken that day, it looks like he was directly …

Weather

Espionage, LSD and a man walking a rabbit – welcome to Europe's new Capital of Culture

A man walks his rabbit – yes, rabbit – in the town square, puffing on what definitely isn’t a cigarette as the floppy-eared bunny hops along the cobbles on the end of a leash. Welcome to Leeuwarden: a European Capital of Culture for 2018.<p>It takes six minutes for the rabbit walker to stagger across …

Netherlands

Albuquerque Newspaper Apologizes For Racist Cartoon About 'DREAMers'

The <i>Albuquerque Journal</i> issued an apology Thursday for running a nationally syndicated cartoon that's been assailed as a racist attack on Latino immigrants by critics.<p>"In hindsight, instead of generating debate, this cartoon only inflamed emotions. This was not the intent, and for that, the Journal …

Rupert Murdoch

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

The Rio carnival women opposing harassment – in pictures

Last year police in Rio received 2,154 calls about violence against women during the city’s annual carnival. Women’s groups say Brazil has a long way to go to address inequality and ingrained machismo, but they see the carnival as an opportunity to initiate a dialogue about the problem. They have …

Brazil

These Truffle Oil Recipes Prove That Fries Are Just the Beginning

Is there anything more indulgent than the rich taste of truffle oil? While often a mainstay of restaurant cuisine, this ingredient is not exclusive …

Recipes

Paul Ryan deletes tweet that lauded $1.50 pay rise as proof tax bill works

Ryan praised bill for giving school secretary an extra $1.50 a week Republican House speaker accused of being out of touch<p>Paul Ryan deleted a tweet that cheered a $1.50 increase to a Pennsylvania school secretary’s weekly pay because of a $1.5tn tax cut, after it drew criticism that he was out of …

Gavin Newsom

A Bitcoin Conference Rented a Miami Strip Club—and Regretted It

The North American Bitcoin Conference wrapped up 10 hours of speeches by inviting 5,000 attendees to what it called a networking party. “It’s been a …

Cryptocurrency