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NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.<p>Moments before opening …

Rosetta Spacecraft Suggests Asteroids, Not Comets, Birthed Earth's Oceans

Ice on comet 67P displays chemistry unlike seawater, the spacecraft circling overhead reveals.<p>Asteroids, not comets, likely delivered Earth's ancient oceans from space, concludes a Wednesday study from the Rosetta spacecraft, now in orbit around a comet that is a frozen relic from the dawn of the …

Astronomy

This Site Visualizes Your Death

And your birth, plus everything in between.<p>Ever wonder how you fit into the teeming swarm of humanity, statistically? Now in beta, Population.io is a great new site designed by Benedikt Groß (previously featured on Co.Design for his typeface made up of satellite imagery) that visualizes your place …

Rethinking China’s state-owned enterprises

The last time China got serious about reforming its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) was nearly two decades ago when hundreds of firms were privatized …

Sears' Former World Headquarters Is Now In Ruins

Sears tested its products and printed the famous catalog in the complex just outside Chicago.<p>But in 1974, the company moved to the Sears Tower and these buildings were left deserted for 30 years. In that time, Sears went from being on top of the world to being one of the most distressed American …

Urbanism

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Black Swans

The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?<p>A new …

App Helps You Pick the Perfect Beer or Wine

A new app called Next Glass is engineered to help uninformed drinkers make better decisions when buying beer and wine.<p>After downloading the app, users are asked to list some of their favorite wines or beers to create a “taste profile” based on the chemical composition of their selections. The next …

Alcohol

Learn the Basics of Braising and Transform Meat to a Dinner-Worthy Feast

Once you learn the basics of braising, you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender masterpiece.<p>Chilly weather is made for braising. Cooking tougher cuts of meat in a braise transforms them into tender, fall-off-the-bone dinner masterpieces that satisfy our desire to hunker down …

Cooking

A Cranberry Ginger Upside-Down Cake To Steal the Show

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A cranberry cake that's ready to be front and center at your Thanksgiving dinner.</i><p>If there's anything you need to know about me, …

Dessert

The Indispensables: Moscow Mule

Introducing The Indispensables: Liquor.com's series devoted to the classic cocktails drinkers of every skill need in their arsenal. Each installment features one signature recipe, assembled from intel by the best bartenders. The Indispensables may not save the world, but they'll sure rescue your …

Solar road could change how we power the world

The Solar Roadway hopes to use the large, flat areas provided by roads to generate solar power, decreasing the reliance on fossil fuel energy.<p>What if one single source of renewable energy could replace our reliance on coal-fired energy? That's the dream of electrical engineer Scott Brusaw, who, for …

CEO Of Sunrun: Solar Energy Is On The Rise

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, 74% of new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2014 came from solar.<p>In the past, solar energy may have been seen as that thing you'd do to "make the world a better place," but had to compromise on things like cost …

Solar Power

New York To Spend $23 Million for Solar Panels on 24 Schools

New York City will spend $23 million to install solar-paneled roofs on 24 public schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.<p>The installations will triple the …

Can solar bonds transform America's energy infrastructure?

Lyndon Rive, the loquacious co-founder and chief executive of SolarCity, says his company isn’t desperate for capital.<p>The largest installer of …

'Game-changing' solar company says things are sunnier than reported

Following the failure of a number of solar companies, the investing climate has not exactly been sunny for that industry.<p>It’s a challenge for a Durham, North Carolina-based company that has developed technology it describes as “a game-changer.” But the CEO of Semprius, Joe Carr, told VentureBeat …

Will coal or solar power fuel India’s drive to bring electricity to its villages?

Narendra Modi says 400 million Indians without electricity will be connected, but plans for new coal mines are controversial<p>The village of Geer in Madhya Pradesh is about to undergo the simplest of revolutions. After 25 years of being told electricity is coming, it is finally here. “After sunset we …

Here comes the sun: America's solar boom, in charts

Solar Power

New Nanomaterial Could be a Major Breakthrough for Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated solar power (CSP) is set to become much more efficient – a team of researchers at UC San Diego just developed a new nanomaterial that …

Clean Energy

Adding Aroma to Cocktails: Cardamom Tincture

There’s this Indian spiced rice pudding that I make every now and then. It’s one of those recipes where you have to stand there and stir over a flame …

Recipes

Make Your Own Herb-Infused Simple Syrups

At the end of each summer, we’re faced with the same problem: How do we use up all of our herbs before they freeze over? Mojitos, Smashes and Mint …

The 13 Most Influential Craft Cocktail Bars in the US

<i>The Dead Rabbit</i><p>Many of the drinks on today's cocktail menus owe a debt to history, specifically the power-player bars of the last decade or so. From …

Wine & Spirits

Your ‘Craft’ Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana

The artisan whiskey industry has a big secret—many of the ‘small-batch’ distillers are actually buying their product from a large factory in …

Two years after first launching in the States, Woodford Reserve is rolling out its Double Oak expression in the UK.

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked has finally arrived in the UK, two years after first being launched in the US<p>The small batch, twice-matured Bourbon was …

Woodford Reserve releases Pinot Noir finish

The ninth installment in Woodford Reserve’s Master’s Collection series, the Woodford Reserve Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish, is claimed to be the …

A time for cha: traditional Chinese tea in Chengdu

Drinking tea is as central to life in Chengdu as its pungent Sichuan peppercorns or the city's other favourite pastime, mah-jong. Many people carry flasks, pre-filled with tea leaves, ready for hot water wherever they go. Others head to the city's many teahouses. A single street might be populated …

Waiting To Buy Flights Makes These Destinations More Expensive

Most of us would rather spend our travel budgets <i>being</i> there rather than <i>getting</i> there, so any insight into saving money on plane tickets is welcome.<p>The latest comes from a study by flight data site Hopper, which analyzed over 300 million flight searches in a three-month period. They found that not …

Myrtle Beach

How To Meet Women While You're Traveling

By: Stephanie Be<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Traveling while you're single has plenty of perks, principal among them meeting -- or even hooking up with -- other people. Visiting a new place presents the opportunity for fun, self-discovery, and adventure. Who better to see the town with, learning about your …

A Dash Of Spice Can Help Manage Diabetes

spices, herbs, diabetes<p>Blueberries, pomegranates and dark leafy veggies like spinach and kale are commonly known as “super foods” with powerful …

Diabetes

Which Spices Protect Against DNA Damage?

In my post Which Spices Fight Inflammation? I profile a landmark study that compared the ability of different spices to suppress inflammation. The …