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  • U.S ban on sales to ZTE triggers patriotic rhetoric in China April 19, 2018
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corp has unleashed a patriotic backlash in China's cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world's two largest economies.
  • North seeks 'complete denuclearization', says Moon, as U.S. vows continued pressure April 19, 2018
    SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang.
  • FAA to order inspections of jet engines after Southwest blast April 19, 2018
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger.
  • P&G to buy German Merck's consumer health unit for $4.2 billion April 19, 2018
    (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) has agreed to acquire Merck KGaA's consumer health unit for 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion), giving it vitamin brands such as Seven Seas and greater exposure to Latin American and Asian markets.
  • New Novartis CEO feels heat on U.S. generics business April 19, 2018
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis' first quarterly results under new CEO Vas Narasimhan have been marred by a prized psoriasis treatment that disappointed and a sharp slump in sales by its U.S. generics unit.
  • Commodities rocket on $100 oil talk, metals stress April 19, 2018
    LONDON (Reuters) - Talk that Saudi Arabia has its sights on $80-$100 a barrel oil again ignited a fierce rally in commodities and resource stocks on Thursday, though the potential boost to inflation globally put some pressure on fixed-income assets.
  • Nestle confirms outlook as volume growth picks up April 19, 2018
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Food group Nestle confirmed its full-year guidance after organic sales growth accelerated to 2.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, helped by improving volumes.

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  • Amazon and Best Buy Team Up to Sell Smart TVs April 19, 2018
    David Pierce: Rivals Amazon.com Inc. and Best Buy Co. are joining forces to sell television sets powered by Amazon’s Fire TV operating system. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly revealed the partnership on Tuesday at a Best Buy store in Bellevue, Wash. The companies will sell 11 models, starting this summer […]
    John Gruber
  • German Supreme Court Rules Ad Blockers Legal April 19, 2018
    New submitter paai writes: The publishing company Axel Springer tried to ban the use of ad blockers in Germany because they endanger the digital publishing of news stories. The Oberlandesgericht Koln (Germany's Higher Regional Court of Cologne) followed this reasoning and forbade the use of ad blockers on the grounds that the use of white […]
  • Publisher Helps To Keep Sci-Hub In The Public Eye By Trying To Bully It Into Submission Using Ineffectual Legal Remedies April 19, 2018
    As Techdirt has pointed out a number of times, attacking the huge free online repository of academic papers, Sci-Hub, is wrong from a number of viewpoints. It's wrong because Sci-Hub is not a site aiming to profit from the labor of others, but is simply trying to make knowledge accessible to everyone. That's also what […]
    Glyn Moody
  • Swapping Out My Noisy Old PC Case Fans Made A Huge Difference April 19, 2018
    Usually when I hear the words “upgrade your PC,” I think of buying a new CPU or graphics card. But there are a lot of smaller, less expensive things you can upgrade that still make a pretty big difference. For example: fans.Read more...
    Kirk Hamilton on Kotaku, shared by Melissa Kirsch to Lifehacker
  • Hold onto your youth, Ikea sells skateboards now April 19, 2018
    Desperate to hold onto your fleeting youth? Ikea's got your back with a new collection of skateboards, hoodies, and furniture with a streetwear model aesthetic.  Dubbed SPÄNST, the collection is the brainchild of designers Chris Stamp and Maja Ganszyniec. SPÄNST includes a black skateboard rack, clear acrylic shoe boxes, and even a $90 skateboard.  It's […]
    Morgan Sung
  • Kanye just played Twitter like a fiddle April 19, 2018
    Kanye West finally ended his social media hiatus this past weekend, nearly a year after he randomly deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Over the past few days, the producer/rapper/fashion designer has sent out an avalanche of tweets ranging f...
  • Filings show Qualcomm's layoffs will happen on or around June 19, will impact ~1,231 employees at its San Diego HQ, 269 in its San Jose and Santa Clara offices (Becky Peterson/Business Insider) April 19, 2018
    Becky Peterson / Business Insider:Filings show Qualcomm's layoffs will happen on or around June 19, will impact ~1,231 employees at its San Diego HQ, 269 in its San Jose and Santa Clara offices  —  - Qualcomm will layoff a total of 1,500 employees across its San Diego and Bay Area locations, according to WARN filings […]
  • Qualcomm cutting 1,500 jobs at its California offices April 19, 2018
    (Reuters) - Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is cutting 1,500 jobs across multiple divisions at its offices in California, as part of its promise to investors to cut annual costs by $1 billion.
  • The new poster for the Lando movie — I mean 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' — is a stunner April 19, 2018
    Just about everything we've seen of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story has been met with the same fan reaction. Uh ... can we get Lando: A Donald Glover Story instead, please? This was true of the first trailer, where the young Lando — played by actor/writer/director/rapper/comedian Donald Glover — stole the show with a single […]
    Jess Joho
  • ‘X’ marks the spot for sustainability focus April 19, 2018
    If you’re around Auckland's Wynyard Quarter, you might notice a bit of an art project going on next to Te Wero Bridge. Xero's Craig Hudson shares what it's all about - and how every company can be sustainable.
    Craig Hudson
  • Springload and Touchtech are merging April 19, 2018
    Wellington-based digital agencies Springload and Touchtech have announced a merger and will now trade under the Springload brand. The merged entity will mean that Springload is now Wellington’s largest independently owned experience design company, housing almost 70 staff.
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  • New Alexa Blueprints Let Users Make Custom Skills Without Knowing Any Code April 19, 2018
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Amazon just released a new way for Alexa users to customize their experience with the virtual assistant. New Alexa Skill Blueprints allow you to create your own personalized Alexa skills, even if you don't know how to code. These "blueprints" act as templates for making questions, […]
  • Nintendo Labo, the build-your-own cardboard kits with accompanying software for Nintendo Switch, is great for families; Variety Kit offers more than Robot Kit (Scott Stein/CNET) April 19, 2018
    Scott Stein / CNET:Nintendo Labo, the build-your-own cardboard kits with accompanying software for Nintendo Switch, is great for families; Variety Kit offers more than Robot Kit  —  We spent a week with Labo and its crazy folding forms.  Here's what Nintendo's ode to papercraft...
  • Digital assistants just took a big step toward real 'human' conversation April 19, 2018
    Talking to Alexa is too often a one-sided affair. Certainly, the primary purpose of a digital assistant is to listen, but its responses tend to favor cold efficiency — get in and get out. If a human spoke to you the same way, you'd think they were being passive aggressive in order to get you […]
    Pete Pachal
  • Chevrolet now lets you pay for Shell gas right from the driver’s seat April 19, 2018
    Hate having to fumble for your wallet or plastic payment card just to get some gas in your tank? Chevrolet and Shell know your pain and have developed a solution. You can now pay for gas without even touching your wallet, but you still have to step outside to fill up. The post Chevrolet now […]
    Chris Chin

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  • Takeda makes $61 billion bid for drugmaker Shire: sources April 19, 2018
    LONDON (Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical has made a bid for Shire that values the London-listed drugmaker at around $61 billion, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
  • Daimler open to buying small stake in Volvo cars: Manager Magazin April 19, 2018
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish carmaker, Manager Magazin said, raising the possibility of increased cooperation between Mercedes-Benz and China's Geely [GEELY.UL].
  • Oil climbs on Saudi price ambitions and U.S. stocks draw April 19, 2018
    LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices kept rising to their highest since late 2014 as U.S. crude inventories declined, moving closer to five-year averages, and after sources told Reuters that top exporter Saudi Arabia aims to push prices even higher.
  • Futures dip as chip stocks, Apple offset rising oil prices April 19, 2018
    (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Thursday, as the effect of higher oil prices was offset by declines in chipmakers, following a weak forecast from Taiwan Semiconductor, the world's largest contract chipmaker.
  • Qualcomm concessions insufficient to clinch NXP deal: commerce ministry April 19, 2018
    BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will have to do more to complete its proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors , a commerce ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
  • P&G quarterly results surpass estimates April 19, 2018
    (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co reported better-than-expected quarterly results on Thursday, boosted by strong demand for skincare products Olay and SK-II, as well as fabric and home care products such as Febreze.
  • U.S ban on sales to ZTE triggers patriotic rhetoric in China April 19, 2018
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corp has unleashed a patriotic backlash in China's cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world's two largest economies.
  • EU court adviser snubs Nestle KitKat trademark appeal April 19, 2018
    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - A legal adviser to the European Union's top court advised judges on Thursday to reject an appeal by Nestle in defense of its EU trademark for its KitKat chocolate wafer biscuit.
  • P&G to buy German Merck's consumer health unit for $4.2 billion April 19, 2018
    (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) has agreed to acquire Merck KGaA's consumer health unit for 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion), giving it vitamin brands such as Seven Seas and greater exposure to Latin American and Asian markets.
  • Exxon faces setback in Iraq as oil and water mix April 19, 2018
    LONDON/BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the oil major's ambitions to expand in the country.

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  • A Victorian survivor in fund management April 18, 2018
    WHEN the Foreign & Colonial Government Trust was launched in 1868, The Economist had its doubts. “The shape is very peculiar,” we worried, adding that “the exact idea upon which it starts has never been used before.” Some of the trust’s promises were “far too sanguine to ever be performed”. Nevertheless, we concluded that: “In […]
  • Six precepts every investor should remember April 18, 2018
    SIR ELTON JOHN has a three-year farewell tour planned. This columnist has only a few weeks to go, before heading off to a new Economist beat. So it seems like a good idea to summarise some of the themes which have dominated this blog. To start, long-term investing. Here are a set of precepts every investor […]
  • One person dies after an engine explodes on a Southwest flight April 17, 2018
    A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES flight became the stuff of nightmares on April 17th when a jet engine apparently exploded in mid-air and a passenger was partially sucked out of a window before being rescued by fellow flyers. The flight from New York’s LaGuardia airport was bound for Dallas, but at 11:30am, when it was near Philadelphia, […]
  • After a good run of growth, China’s economy braces for bumps April 17, 2018
    JUST a few years ago Wuhan, a sprawling metropolis in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, exemplified China’s economic woes. Municipal debt had soared. The most senior local official was known as “Mr Dig Up The City”, a reference to his zeal for grandiose construction projects. A movie theme park, intended as a landmark, […]
  • A plan to put beds on planes April 16, 2018
    Airbus recently announced that it has entered into a partnership with Zodiac Aeropsace, a French aviation-equipment company, to develop “lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths.” In other words, passengers in need of 40 winks might eventually be able to go below decks to the cargo hold and sleep in bunk beds. The video released by […]
  • Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten struggles to retake the lead from Amazon April 12, 2018
    RAKUTEN is a jack-of-all-trades. Since pioneering e-commerce in Japan in 1997, it has been a rare example of a highly entrepreneurial Japanese firm. Today it spans more than 70 businesses providing credit cards, a travel agency, a golf-reservation system, matchmaking, wedding planning and insurance. It owns Viber, a calling and messaging app and has invested […]
  • Indian states squabble over how to share out federal cash April 12, 2018
    THE population of Uttar Pradesh is over 220m, enough to make the northern Indian state the world’s fifth-most populous country. But statistics still used by bureaucrats in New Delhi put it at less than 85m. Antiquated census data are used to split everything from federal funding to seats in the national parliament. A proposal to […]
  • How developing countries weave social safety nets April 12, 2018
    SOUP kitchens serve the needy for free; restaurants serve the hungry for money. In parts of South Asia, eateries near mosques sometimes fall into a third category. They feed the poor sitting patiently outside, whenever a pious or charitable passer-by pays them to do so. Alms-giving of this kind provides one traditional safety net for […]
  • America’s chemicals industry is booming. But politics may get in its way April 12, 2018
    “THIS is what $3bn looks like.” So beams a manager at Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPC), a petrochemical company jointly owned by Chevron and Phillips 66, both American oil firms. She throws open her arms in a figurative embrace of a giant cracker (pictured) built by the firm in Baytown, a gritty part of Houston. The […]

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  • This is what it’s like to shoot ultra large format wet plate macro in a cherry blossom tree April 19, 2018
    Because the snowdrop shoot what so much fun, I wanted to do something like that again. After I saw the cherry blossoms on my tree, it was crystal clear what comes up next. I wanna shoot one of these with my wet plate camera, but this time I will shoot them on the tree. When […]
    Markus Hofstätter
  • New Canon Camera Body & Lens Rebate Program End Soon | Up to $700 Off April 19, 2018
    In our field, gear matters, and you’d have to have a bank balance bigger than your bank account number for you to acquire all you likely would want when the whim takes you. However, if you keep your ear to the ground like we do, you come about the best photography deals currently on the […]
    SLR Lounge Official
  • Lifestyle Family Photography Tips & Advice On Photographing Kids April 19, 2018
    When photographing a couple either during a portrait session, engagement or a wedding, posing and directing can be relatively easy as your subjects are likely to listen to you.. Once you add children to the mix, all of the rules change and a different approach is required. With lifestyle family portraiture having become so popular […]
    Justin Heyes
  • This handmade medium format camera is built completely from aluminium April 19, 2018
    Building your own camera can be a whole lot of fun. Lucas Landers has been building them for a little while now. His latest creation is the Landers AL6, a 6×6 medium format camera. People have made 6×6 medium format cameras before, but this one’s not your typical DIY project that anybody can do at […]
    John Aldred
  • Woman arrested for smuggling 209 pounds of cocaine, says she did it for Instagram fame April 19, 2018
    People will do lots of crazy, dangerous and senseless stuff only to become Instagram famous. The chase for such fame sent 24-year-old Canadian to jail. Melina Roberge pleaded guilty for smuggling 209 pounds (95 kilos) of cocaine into the Sydney Harbour in 2016. And reportedly, she did it just so she can climb the Instagram […]
    Dunja Djudjic
  • GoPro cuts prices by $50-$100 by creating a “trade-in” program for any digital camera April 19, 2018
    In the latest efforts to make you buy their new cameras, GoPro has started a new trade-in program. The new program lets you trade in any digital camera in any condition for a GoPro. This is different from the previous time, when you could only trade in one of their older models. GoPro’s TradeUp program […]
    Dunja Djudjic
  • Wedding venue catches fire while filming the newlyweds’ first dance April 19, 2018
    Some couples want a nice low key wedding. Others, however, want it to be somewhat extravagant. But sometimes that extravagance comes at a cost. In the case of one couple, pyrotechnics during the happy couple’s first dance caused the venue to go up in flames. It starts off as many first dances do. The happy […]
    John Aldred
  • Wedding photos of Marilyn Monroe’s first marriage when she was 16, 1942 April 19, 2018
    Hollywood sex symbol Marilyn Monroe had her fair share of lovers, none of them stuck around long. She was divorced three times before dying of an overdose at age 36 in 1962. Marilyn’s first husband was James Dougherty, a Los Angeles police officer. They began dating in January 1942 and were married in June of […]
    RHP
  • Essential Tips for Photographing Theater Performances April 18, 2018
    Theater photography involves providing images that are concise and maintain the integrity of the light and the vision of the director. Over the last several years, I’ve worked with local theater groups in our area to provide promotional images and headshots, as well as archive images of their productions. Archive images are used by the […]
    Guest Poster
  • Is personal editing style as important as photographic style? April 18, 2018
    Chances are, most of you arriving here are aware of the backstory to this article, but just in case, I’ll quickly catch you up. A few weeks ago I announced a community competition on my Facebook page; all you had to do to enter was to submit a ‘before’ photo (the raw) and an ‘after’ photo (the […]
    Jake Hicks
  • Tips for Light Painting and Some Common Pitfalls to Avoid April 18, 2018
    In this article, I will focus on light painting objects in night scenes during a single long exposure (rather than multiple exposures combined in Photoshop) and some of the pitfalls I have experienced. I hope you will gain an understanding of how different light sources, intensity, and warmth can illuminate your foreground elements in a […]
    Ian Johnson
  • 4 Ways To Make Better Street Portraits While Traveling April 18, 2018
    One of my favorite things about travel photography is the opportunities it provides to meet interesting people in the street and make portraits of them. Here are some of the things that I have learned that you can put into practice when you are traveling and make street portraits. 1. Ask people for permission It’s […]
    Andrew S. Gibson
  • Developing Your Photographic Style April 18, 2018
    Defining your style is one of the, if not the, most difficult and time-consuming aspects of photography. It takes many people years or even decades of shooting before they really start to narrow down their photographic style. Today I am going to try and speed you up past all that trial and error to help […]
    Carsten Schertzer
  • This Guy Built an Aluminum Medium Format Camera at Home April 18, 2018
    Photographer Lucus Landers has built one of the most impressive do-it-yourself cameras we’ve ever seen. Called the Landers AL6, it’s an all-aluminum camera that shoots medium format film. “I have recently completed my most recent camera build,” Landers tells PetaPixel. “With the exception of the lens and shutter, everything is handmade in my Brooklyn apartment.” […]
    <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a>
  • eternity by Justin Lim April 18, 2018
    eternity by Justin Lim instagram | website Justin Lim: Photos

RSS Restaurant News

  • The Hummus & Pita Co. Announces Aggressive Bicoastal Expansion into Southern California April 19, 2018
    The Hummus & Pita Co., the fastest growing Mediterranean concept in the U.S., has announced a bicoastal expansion that will bring 3 stores to Los Angeles before year’s end.The Healthy Mediterranean Concept Plans To Open 3 Los Angeles Locations Before End of 2018  Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Hummus & Pita Co., the largest and […]
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  • Straw Hat Pizza Has Another Positive Sales Year in 2017 April 19, 2018
    Straw Hat Pizza stores had significant sales growth in 2017 San Ramon, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Straw Hat Pizza, the original California Pizza since 1959, announced it had positive same store sales in 2017.  Stores open for a full year in 2017 showed positive growth of 4.8% year over year with 20% of the chain showing double […]
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  • Del Taco Continues Southeast Expansion April 18, 2018
    Veteran Multi-Unit Operator Signs on to Develop Seven Locations Across the Region Lake Forest, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant,* is continuing its expansion in and around Atlanta. Led by franchise veteran Mac Kamara, MK Energy, LLC, which operates brands such as BP, Circle K and […]
    RestaurantNews.com
  • A new chapter for Chinese food April 18, 2018
    Updated classics join more traditional flavors on menus
    Tara Fitzpatrick 1
  • Quaker Steak & Lube Announces 2018 National Buffalo Wing Festival Sponsorship April 18, 2018
    Festival Favorite Returns to Back U.S. Professional Chicken Wing Eating Championship Westlake, OH  (RestaurantNews.com)  The award winning, family casual dining restaurant, Quaker Steak & Lube®, operated by TA Restaurant Group (TARG), a division of TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), has announced its sponsorship participation in the 17th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival scheduled to take […]
    RestaurantNews.com
  • 4 lessons from Starbucks’ racial bias incident April 18, 2018
    Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance’s Gerry Fernandez offers takeaways for businesses
    ChristiRavneberg 1
  • Rush Bowls Headed to Oakland in Expansion Deal April 18, 2018
    Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Rush Bowls, a fast-casual restaurant chain known for its meals-in-a-bowl crafted from the finest fruit and vegetables, topped with granola and honey, and blended with protein, vitamins and other nutritious ingredients, has signed a development deal to open a location in downtown Oakland. Located at 350 17th Street, the 950 square foot store is […]
    danny
  • Boston Tables: Mediterranean April 18, 2018
    With the exception of Highland Fried, which is very, very American, popular restaurants in the Boston area are drawing much of their inspiration from southern Europe and the Middle East.
  • Trending Tables: Restaurants with stories to tell April 18, 2018
    Unique touches attract customers
    Bret Thorn
  • Chicago Tables: Reflecting on heritage April 18, 2018
    Every dish, and every restaurant, has a story behind it, and popular Chicago restaurants are emphasizing that, whether the inspiration is company bars, the Russian steppes or the Brazilian seashore.
  • 10 restaurant promos lighting up 4/20 April 18, 2018
    Operators feature LTOs and discounts for those with a case of the munchies
    Anna.Kang
  • Seattle Tables: Getting specific April 18, 2018
    Crowd-drawing restaurants in Seattle don’t tend to be eclectic these days. They’re focused, serving the best of whatever their specialty is — soul food, seafood, Nashville hot chicken — that they can.

RSS Food News

  • For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences April 19, 2018
    The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.(Image credit: Rick King Design)
    Jim Zarroli
  • When Is It Safe to Eat Salad Again? April 19, 2018
    An outbreak of infections linked to bagged romaine lettuce has left salad lovers confused. Here are answers to common questions about leafy greens.
    TARA PARKER-POPE
  • Meherwan Irani Plans to Expand Indian Street Food Empire April 19, 2018
    The Atlanta chef could open as many as 50 Botiwalla locations across the US Chai Pani and Botiwalla chef-owner Meherwan Irani is expanding his Indian street food mini empire. Irani has confirmed he is opening three more metro Atlanta Botiwalla locations in the next year, and as many as eight to ten more locations over […]
    Beth McKibben
  • That Humble Object of Desire April 19, 2018
    At Ho Foods, crowds huddle outside for the single entree listed on its menu: Taiwanese beef noodle soup.
  • Hungry City: At Ho Foods, a Noodle Soup That Nourishes and Transports April 19, 2018
    The tiny storefront lists a single entree on its menu — Taiwanese beef noodle soup — a taste of home for some, and a ticket elsewhere for others.
    LIGAYA MISHAN
  • The Pour: A New Restaurant, Frenchette, Stands Up for Natural Wines April 19, 2018
    For the TriBeCa bistro from the duo who made Minetta Tavern popular, unfamiliar names on the wine list are nothing to fear.
    ERIC ASIMOV
  • How to Eat a More Sustainable and Nutritious Diet April 19, 2018
    There’s no magic diet for sustainable eating. There are, however, some actionable tips for eating with sustainability in mind. It’s impossible to name the most nutritious foods. After all, individual foods only provide parts of a healthy diet: Some foods don’t contain protein; others don’t contain iron or zinc. Similarly, it’s impossible to put together […]
    Chris Leo Palermino
  • Veterans-Turned-Brewers Help Others Who Served Develop New Skills April 19, 2018
    Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.(Image credit: Zachariah Fike )
    Rebecca Sheir
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Ice Cream Is Finally Here April 19, 2018
    Coffee ice cream is one of the most ideal flavors. It’s sweet, yet has an acidic bite, plus it provides a caffeine jolt in dessert form. Dunkin’ Donuts brand loyalists, however, have never had the opportunity to eat their favorite coffee in ice cream form—that is, until now. Baskin-Robbins is finally offering three new flavors […]
    Jessica Gentile
  • 12 French toast recipes to start your morning — or evening — off right April 19, 2018
    Is there a wrong way to enjoy French toast? For fans, probably not. Which is why we've compiled a dozen great variations, from the classic topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup, to variations stuffed with cheese, baked, topped with chocolate and nuts — we even have a savory version. noelle.carter@latimes.com...
    Noelle Carter
  • Recipes for marathon success from Michel Roux Jr (who has run 21 of them) April 19, 2018
    Tomé Morrissy-Swan
  • What's wrong with rosé wines, and why you should never pay more than $25 for a bottle April 19, 2018
    It’s spring, which means, in L.A. at least, that it’s officially rosé season, that time of year when everyone, but everyone, is starting to think pink. Did I say think pink? Sorry, I meant drink pink. When? Whenever, all the time, I mean, it’s rosé o’clock somewhere, right? When you’ve got on your...
    Patrick Comiskey
  • First Waffle House to Sell Beer Has Opened in Atlanta April 19, 2018
    Plus, more details on Mountain Biscuit’s replacement and a new coffee shop opening on Howell Mill First Waffle House to sell beer opensWaffle House opened its second (much smaller) outpost at SunTrust park on Monday night. While the only food listed on the menu are several variations of their famous hashbrowns, the kiosk became the […]
    Beth McKibben
  • Up Your Brunch Game with the Cro’saffle, a Croissant and Waffle Hybrid April 19, 2018
    From the Piecaken to meatball pizza bowls, we have covered a lot of impressive food mash-ups in past. But none of them have tackled breakfast as well as this latest hybrid. Introducing the Cro’saffle, which is just as it sounds: part croissant, part waffle, and all brunch awesomeness. Just pour a mimosa and you’re all […]
    Jessica Gentile
  • Atlanta’s 16 Hottest Rooftop Patios for Outdoor Dining and Drinking April 19, 2018
    Al fresco dining to soak in the sun and the views The weather has finally turned warmer in the South. That means it’s officially patio season in Atlanta. The best season. Looking for somewhere to dine al fresco high above the city streets or amidst the trees? This unranked list maps 16 of Atlanta’s best […]
    Sarah-Ann Soffer

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RSS Animals

  • Better species mapping can improve conservation efforts
    The scientific models that ecologists and conservation biologists rely on to determine which species and habitats to protect lack critical information to help them make effective decisions, according to a new study.
  • Better species mapping can improve conservation efforts
    The scientific models that ecologists and conservation biologists rely on to determine which species and habitats to protect lack critical information to help them make effective decisions, according to a new study.
  • New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama
    A sea turtle discovered in Alabama is a new species from the Late Cretaceous epoch, according to a new study.
  • 10 Most Loved Endangered Species Are at a Higher Risk of Extinction Than We Think
    Some of the world’s most beloved animals are endangered species who are facing a growing risk of extinction, but we see them everywhere every single day. Researchers fear that the variety of representations we continuously encounter are creating a false sense that they’re doing alright when that’s not the case at all. To come to […]
    Alicia Graef
  • Working with Your Legislators: Powerful Action for Animals
    During National Volunteer Week, the ASPCA is proud to recognize our amazing District Captains! Our District Captains are high-level advocates who have taken their advocacy further as they work to make a positive difference for animals. These super-volunteers ideally live in congressional districts that are especially crucial to our legislative priorities (a shifting landscape, to […]
    madeleine.rolka@aspca.org
  • Coho salmon die, chum salmon survive in stormwater runoff research
    Scientists found that coho salmon became sick and nearly died, within just a few hours of exposure to polluted stormwater. But chum salmon showed no signs of ill-effects after prolonged exposure to the same water.
  • New new genus and species of extinct baleen whale identified
    Paleontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found in the Hakataramea Valley, South Canterbury.
  • How to improve habitat conservation for migrating cranes
    Every year, endangered whooping cranes travel along a 4,000-kilometer corridor linking their Canadian nesting grounds and their winter home in Texas. Habitat in their path through the northern Great Plains is being lost at an alarming rate, but identifying key spots for protection is a challenge. Now, researchers behind a new study have created a […]
  • Bugged out by climate change
    Warmer summer and fall seasons and fewer winter freeze-thaw events have led to changes in the relative numbers of different types of bugs in the Arctic. The study relies on the longest-standing, most comprehensive data set on arctic arthropods in the world today: a catalogue of almost 600,000 flies, wasps, spiders and other creepy-crawlies collected […]
  • Competition between males improves resilience against climate change
    Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to new research.
  • Bugged out by climate change
    Warmer summer and fall seasons and fewer winter freeze-thaw events have led to changes in the relative numbers of different types of bugs in the Arctic. The study relies on the longest-standing, most comprehensive data set on arctic arthropods in the world today: a catalogue of almost 600,000 flies, wasps, spiders and other creepy-crawlies collected […]
  • Competition between males improves resilience against climate change
    Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to new research.
  • Smooth dance moves confirm new bird-of-paradise species
    Newly publicized audiovisuals support full species status for one of the dancing birds-of-paradise in New Guinea. This new species, called the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, is found only in the island's far-western Bird's Head, or Vogelkop, region.
  • Smooth dance moves confirm new bird-of-paradise species
    Newly publicized audiovisuals support full species status for one of the dancing birds-of-paradise in New Guinea. This new species, called the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, is found only in the island's far-western Bird's Head, or Vogelkop, region.
  • Marine fish won an evolutionary lottery 66 million years ago
    Why do the Earth's oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes, colors and ecologies? The answer, biologists report, dates back 66 million years ago, when a six-mile-wide asteroid crashed to Earth, wiping out the dinosaurs and approximately 75 percent of animal and plant species worldwide.

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  • Independent British festivals commit to banning plastic bottles and straws by 2021
    The Drastic on Plastic initiative will target single-use plastics, including drinks and toiletry bottles, straws, food trays, cable ties and glitterMore than 60 independent British music festivals have committed to ban single-use plastic from their sites by 2021. The Drastic on Plastic initiative, led by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), will lead to the […]
    Laura Snapes
  • Tesla factory to be investigated over safety concerns
    California base faces claims of unreported injuries as it struggles to roll out Model 3Tesla is facing an investigation by Californian safety regulators into reports of serious injuries at its factory in Fremont, California, where it is struggling to scale up production of its Model 3 mass-market electric car.The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]
    Samuel Gibbs
  • 'Very angry badger' causes part of Scottish castle to be closed
    Repairs to masonry damaged by intruder put Craignethan’s cellar tunnel out of bounds to publicParts of a Scottish castle remain closed to the public after a “very angry badger” took up residence. The cellar tunnel at Craignethan Castle, in South Lanarkshire, was initially closed last week after the animal arrived, and remains closed while the […]
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  • Australia's largest python in captivity gets a weigh-in – video
    'Monster' is the largest reticulated python in captivity in Australia. Getting her on the the scales for a weigh-in required a number of handlers, and caution. In December she bit one of her handlers on the hand.  Continue reading...
  • Stella McCartney: ‘Only 1% of clothing is recycled. What are we doing?’
    The designer’s ethical stance made her a style outsider – but now the industry is finally catching up. Ahead of a new V&A show, she talks about reclaiming her name, the joy of nature and the trouble with fast fashionStella McCartney is a designer, a businesswoman and an environmental activist, but of the three, she […]
    Jess Cartner-Morley
  • Researchers create super sponge that mops up oil spills
    Australian scientists say new polymer can remove crude oil and diesel from seawater • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Oil spills could be soaked up by a new floating substance that combines waste from the petroleum industry and cooking oil, according to new research led by South […]
    Adam Morton
  • Last caribou to roam lower 48 US states all but extinct: 'The herd is functionally lost'
    Experts fear only three of South Selkirk herd, which moves from Canada into Idaho and Washington, survived winter – all femaleThe last remaining herd of caribou to roam the contiguous United States is believed to be on the brink of disappearing, after an aerial count suggested that only three members survived the winter – all […]
    Ashifa Kassam in Toronto
  • Japan carbon capture site shows promise for industrial use
    TOMAKOMAI, Japan (Reuters) - A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by cutting costs and increasing efficiency, its developer says.
  • Japanese volcano erupts, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A volcano in Japan erupted on Thursday, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the sky, and prompting authorities to ban access to the peak, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.
  • The cost-effective technology that can clean up oil spills – video
    Researchers from South Australia’s Flinders University demonstrate how a polymer can act like a sponge to remove crude oil and diesel from seawater. The lead researcher, Dr Justin Chalker, says it has the potential to be a cheap and sustainable recovery tool in areas affected by oil spills. 'Our goal is for this to be […]
  • Great Barrier Reef: 30% of coral died in catastrophic 2016 heatwave – video
    Scientists have chronicled the 'mass mortality' of corals on the Great Barrier Reef, in a new report that says 30% of the reef’s corals died in a catastrophic nine-month marine heatwaveThe study, published in Nature and led by Prof Terry Hughes, the director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, examined the link between […]
  • Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes southern Iran, no casualties reported: TV
    ANKARA (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Thursday struck Iran's southern province of Bushehr, which is home to a nuclear power plant, state television reported, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. 
  • Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say
    A huge heat wave killed 30 percent of the reef’s coral in 2016, and continuously high temperatures are preventing its recovery.
    By JACQUELINE WILLIAMS
  • Hundreds flee homes as 4.4 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake brought down hundreds of poorly built buildings in Indonesia, forcing more than 2,000 people to flee their homes, rescue officials said on Thursday. The 4.4 magnitude quake hit the Banjarnegara district of Central Java late on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring more than 20.
  • China environment ministry warns of 'stalemate' in war on smog
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's war on pollution is at risk of reaching a "stalemate", with poor weather conditions undermining the country's efforts to reduce smog, an environment ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

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