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Why a few drops of water make whisky taste better

20 hours ago from Physorg

Ignore the snobs, because most experts agree: a few drops of water enhance the taste of whiskies, from well-rounded blends to peat bombs redolent of smoke, tobacco and leather.

Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain

21 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientist, for the first time, have developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks -- a breakthrough that could speed up...

Alibaba profit nearly doubles on robust revenues

23 hours ago from Physorg

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of solid revenue growth in its core shopping business and in cloud...

Chinese, Indian troops clash in Himalayas amid border dispute

23 hours ago from UPI

A standoff that's lasted for more than two months escalated Wednesday when Chinese and Indian troops clashed along a disputed border in the western Himalayas.

Clouds developing over U.S. LNG export potential

23 hours ago from UPI

A U.S. industrial trade group said Washington's domestic focus should prioritize the retention of natural gas, rather than target it for the export market.

Language puts ordinary people at a disadvantage in the criminal justice system

23 hours ago from Physorg

Language is pervasive throughout the criminal justice system. A textual chain follows a person from the moment they are arrested until their day in court, and it is all underpinned...

NASCAR: Kyle Busch scores fifth Truck Series win at Bristol

23 hours ago from UPI

By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service

Raspberry mousse cakes sold in multiple provinces recalled by CFIA for norovirus

23 hours ago from CBC: Health

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling a number of raspberry mousse cakes due to norovirus.

Computational Body Models: The New Generation of Crash Test Dummies

23 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Computerized models have not replaced crash dummies in assessing the protective properties of motor vehicles, military equipment and other products. But virtual figures offer many advantages over mechanical manikins and...

What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains

1 day ago from Physorg

Until quite recently, businesses didn't have a reason to dig deeper than assessing the price and appearance of the products shipped to their warehouses. But the reality of buyer-driven global...

New study offers answers to improve elderly transport mobility

1 day ago from Physorg

A new study led by the University of Plymouth and funded through the EU-funded TRACY project has advised governments to do more to develop transport policies that allow those over...

No Powerball winner; next jackpot worth $510M

1 day ago from UPI

Saturday's Powerball drawing jackpot is valued at an estimated $510 million, with no grand prize winner chosen in Wednesday night's drawing.

Magnetic resonance is used to evaluate food quality

1 day ago from Physorg

The applications and benefits of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in medicine are well known, but the technology is also used in other areas, such as agribusiness, where its applications include...

Berry research project seeks Alaskan volunteer citizen scientists

1 day ago from Physorg

Across Alaska, berry harvests have begun in earnest—and, this year, so has a project in which Alaskans will help track their berry patches scientifically.

Researchers consider the growing trend of working in coffee shops

1 day ago from Physorg

The rise of the freelance and gig economy has brought more and more people to coffee shops, where they set up a virtual office to work. At the same time,...

New Ford CEO says company will balance present with future

1 day ago from Physorg

The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn't taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future.

Hackers take over several HBO Twitter accounts

1 day ago from UPI

HBO was once again a hacking victim after its Twitter account was compromised Wednesday night.

Florida cancels all prison visits due to 'security threat'

1 day ago from UPI

The Florida Department of Corrections announced it has canceled visitations at all 149 of its facilities this weekend over concerns of a "security threat."

Nokia finally has a flagship Android phone and it's beautiful

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

5.3-inch display is pin sharp, thanks to the ultra HD resolution (2,560x1,440 pixels) and it's bright enough to use under the midday sun

Sam Bradford likes versatility of Minnesota Vikings running backs

1 day ago from UPI

For the first time since 2006, this isn't Adrian Peterson's offense. Nor is it any other running back's offense.

Minnesota Wild sign Minnesota native, former Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen

1 day ago from UPI

The Minnesota Wild signed free agent center Matt Cullen, who decided to return for a 20th NHL season after winning back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.

Seattle Seahawks sign former San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock

1 day ago from UPI

The Seattle Seahawks signed cornerback Tramaine Brock to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Severing ties with utilities isn't as easy as cutting the cable cord

1 day ago from Physorg

If disaster ever struck, Joe Fleischmann could keep the lights, refrigerator and big-screen TV running in his Orange County home, even if the power company went dark.

'Free cruise' lawsuit settlement offers up to $900 for claimants

1 day ago from UPI

A robocall advertising a cruise trip giveaway could mean hundreds of dollars for consumers under the terms of a recent court settlement.

Melbourne named world's most livable city again in report

1 day ago from UPI

Melbourne, Australia, was named the world's most livable city for the seventh year in a row.

Hope Hicks named White House's interim communications director

1 day ago from UPI

President Donald Trump has named his longtime aide, Hope Hicks as interim White House communications director.

Startup wants to do for cybersecurity what ADT does for home security

1 day ago from Physorg

Over the last three years, Einaras Gravrock has turned his concerns as a parent into a fast-growing cybersecurity startup.

Pike tries to steal fisherman's catch, ends up as two-for-one bonus

1 day ago from UPI

A Michigan fisherman who ended up in a tug-of-war with a large pike over a hooked bass ended up reeling both fish into his boat.