Kyril Rullan

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The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

Russia launches airstrikes in Syria amid U.S. concern about targets

Russian warplanes launched their first airstrikes Wednesday against opposition targets in Syria, signaling a new and uncertain turn in the long conflict there.<p>Russian officials said the attacks in support of President Bashar Assad's government targeted positions of Islamic State, the Al Qaeda …

Georgia executes Kelly Gissendaner, despite plea from Pope Francis

JACKSON, Ga. — Convicted murder conspirator Kelly Renee Gissendaner was put to death by lethal injection at 12:21 a.m. Wednesday, despite a flurry of last-ditch efforts to stay the execution.<p>Lawyers for the only woman on Georgia’s death row filed multiple appeals with high courts of both the United …

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

1K<p>2K<p>I <i>have</i> to eat fruit every day. If I don’t, I wither away psychologically. When I was in New York for a while this winter, it was tough because …

Dessert

The internet risks hitting peak capacity soon, but it can be saved

The internet has more than one capacity problem to worry about, apparently. Researchers met in London this week to tackle growing concerns that fiber optic cables, which represent the internet's backbone, are hitting their physical limits. An Alcatel-Lucent representative warned that we could hit …

Police: 9 dead in Texas shooting all members of biker gangs

WACO, Texas (AP) — A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent …

Law Enforcement

Watch a Starbucks Manager Completely Lose It Over a Frappuccino Cookie Straw

Starbucks newest Frappuccinos are causing more than a fuss: At one Starbucks store in New York City, a manager lost her cool after a customer failed to provide her name for the barista to inscribe on the cup. Watch what appears to be an awful misunderstanding at the end of a long and stressful …

The Easiest Morning Coffee Fix Is Primula's Cold Brew Bottle

Make cold brew while you sleep with Primula's sleek to-go bottle.<p>At $4 for a 16-oz. <b>cold brew</b> at my local coffee shop, I know the smarter budget choice is to make it at home. But I find myself dragging at the thought of having to grind a whole bag of beans, soak them for 24 hours, then painstakingly …

Wasabi: More Than Just a Hot Sushi Condiment

There’s more to wasabi than meets the eye—or rather, more forcefully, the nose. It’s not only an essential in Japanese cuisine, but it may also soon help us devise more effective painkillers, and it’s the secret behind a new kind of fire alarm for the hearing impaired. And by the way, most of us in …

Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns

When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been …

Science Explains Why Tomato Juice Tastes Best on a Plane

Airplane food is notorious for tasting like crap, but scientists say that is due to more than processed, gloppy ingredients. According to a new study by researchers at Cornell University, certain items aren't all that palatable 36,000 feet in the air all because of loud airplane noise. Robin Dando, …

Art Collector Robert Ellsworth Left His Two Favorite Waitresses $50,000 In His Will

For many years, according to the New York Post, wealthy art collector Robert Ellsworth ate almost every meal at Donohue's Steak House on the city' Upper East Side; his go-to order was a grilled cheese with bacon. In that time, he developed a friendly rapport with many of the employees. And after he …

Email Shows How Google Gets Things Done In Washington

Days after a damaging Wall Street Journal article, a Google lobbyist in Washington pushed the FTC to issue a statement that would help clear the air. The statement came soon after.<p>On the evening of March 23, Johanna Shelton, a senior lobbyist at Google, emailed an official at the Federal Trade …

June 2015

The First Alcohol-Serving Taco Bell Opens In Chicago, With More On The Way

Alcohol has never been hard to find at Taco Bell, at least during the Mexican fast food chain's signature Fourthmeal period late at night. It courses through patrons' veins! Now, though, one Taco Bell in Chicago is making the presence of alcohol official by putting it on the menu... <i>and</i> hiring a …

Pump Up the Volume

<b>The hack:</b> Use what you already have around the kitchen to make iPhone speakers.<p><b>How to do it:</b> Cut a slit lengthwise in the middle of an empty paper …

Things You Didn't Know You Could Smoke

<i>May is Grilling Month at Tasting Table.</i><p>When it comes to smoking, meat is no longer the meat of the matter.<p>These days chefs apply the technique to …

Ice Cream

Squid Is the Real Chicken of the Sea

Don't be scared of squid. Cook it, already!<p>Look, squid isn't weird anymore. When a would-be challenge food like squid becomes a ubiquitous menu item at chain restaurants like Olive Garden and The Cheesecake Factory (fried calamari, anyone?), it's safe to say that it's swam its way into the category …

This make-ahead Asian chicken salad recipe brings an Applebee's favorite home

Believe us, we know — salad for lunch is a smart move, but it can get boring day in and day out. Restaurants know this, too; that's why they entice us so often with their crispy chicken and their irresistibly crunchy add-ins. For those afternoons when you can't spend your break power-lunching at a …

Cooking

Why scientists put dinosaur snouts on chickens

Scientists have transformed chicken embryos to give them a snout and palate configuration similar to that of small dinosaurs like <i>Velociraptor</i> and</i> …

Artists