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The best way to grill corn? With the husks still on

There’s only a few weeks before summer ends: Don’t spend them grilling sub-par corn.  (iStock) When it comes to end-of-summer cooking, all we want to do is grill, grill, and grill some more. Which generally means corn with every meal, because you pretty much can’t have a cookout without grilled corn on the cob. But when it comes to making grilled corn, ...

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A planetary census puts humans in their place

BILLIONS of years ago a star began to die. In the process, it created something new: 65,500 billion tonnes of carbon that would later be incorporated into the nascent planet Earth. That carbon is still there, and nowadays a fair chunk of it makes up the bodies of living beings. A new study, published this week by Yinon Bar-On and ...

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Dear oil helps some emerging economies and harms others

When they are not fretting about the American dollar or Chinese debt, policymakers in emerging economies keep a close eye on the oil market. The price of Brent crude has risen by nearly 50% in the past year to around $80 a barrel. It ranks as the 11th-biggest spike in the past 70 years (adjusted for inflation), according to UBS, ...

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Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to NYPD, expected to face charges connected to alleged sexual assault

Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York, U.S., May 25, 2018.  (Reuters) Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the New York City Police Department Friday and is expected to face criminal charges connected to a sexual assault investigation. Weinstein arrived in a black SUV and didn’t reply as news crews ...

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Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; suspect dead

OKLAHOMA CITY –  A man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour Thursday and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said. The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. at Louie’s On The Lake, a restaurant on Lake Hefner in the Oklahoma capital. ...

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Gazprom is enjoying a sales boom in Europe

FEW firms have more power to heat up the cauldron of global geopolitics than Gazprom, the state-backed Russian energy producer. It supplies more than a third of the natural gas that Europeans use for power generation, heating and cooking, creating what many—especially Americans—see as an unhealthy dependence (see chart). It has used its strength to bully countries which are out ...

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