BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants.A growing number of apps and websites are taking the traditional chef-diner relationship out of established eateries and into private homes. Cookapp, for example, is just the latest to...
The World Health Organization is expressing concern about the recent sharp rise in MERS cases in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.The organization is particularly worried about what it calls two significant outbreaks in health-care facilities.The global case count of infections with MERS virus has skyrocketed this month, with...
NEW YORK, N.Y. - This year's Architectural Home Design Show, one of the industry's premier events, was attended by tens of thousands of interior designers, architects and design enthusiasts looking for inspiration. Few could have imagined all the effort and organized chaos that went into making it.On the day before...
With grilling season upon us, we'll all be looking for new and delicious ways to feed a crowd. So I want to share one of my favourites — a centre-cut salmon fillet.All salmon grills up wonderfully, but centre-cut fillets are particularly great when feeding larger groups. Because these fillets tend...
They're vermin to some. Cunning adversaries to others. Squirrels have long been a source of fascination and frustration for gardeners and bird enthusiasts engaged in a near-constant battle to keep them away from the nuts and seeds put out for birds.Greased poles. Loud music. Motion-activated sprinklers.Bill Adler Jr. has heard...
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We don’t usually talk about Shakespeare and science in the same breath: For one thing, science, as we think of it today, didn’t really exist in Elizabethan England. And yet, with hindsight, Shakespeare lived during a remarkable period of discovery – a period that we now look back on as the first phase...
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he's regained enough of his eyesight...
An anonymous B.C. man's random act of kindness to a shoeless transit passenger has elicited an amazing online response. Over the weekend, a man riding the No. 341 bus route in Surrey was wearing only plastic bags on his feet, reported 24...
NEW YORK, N.Y. - These are the finalists in a 9 million euro city-innovation contest sponsored by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg:— Amsterdam— Athens, Greece— Barcelona, Spain— Bologna, Italy— Bristol, England— Brno, Czech Republic— Cardiff, Wales— Florence, Italy— Gdansk, Poland— Kirklees, England— Krakow, Poland— Lisbon, Portugal— London— Madrid— Schaerbeek,...
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to require officials to debate ideas from citizens.The...