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Not really bourbon?

Whiskey tasters couldn’t tell the difference between bourbon and rye– but they could distinguish Jim Beam spirits. (Beam Suntory) Cocktail aficionados may talk a big game, but when it comes to identifying certain liquors, average Americans can’t really tell the difference. According to a new study completed by researchers at Drexel University published in the Journal of Food Science, the average ...

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Here’s looking at you

The view is very different from in here AHEAD of its time or just plain weird? Whatever the answer, Google last year stopped selling consumer prototypes of its controversial Google Glass, a camera-equipped head-mounted display resembling a pair of spectacles. Using a process known as augmented reality (AR), Glass can display in the viewer’s line of sight information about what ...

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Why Lying to Your Landlord Might Cost You Money

lie detector test (Jaco Wolmarans) Being a renter — while often easier than being a homeowner — can feel like a trap sometimes. You can’t do anything without your landlord’s permission, and if you don’t get his approval, then you don’t have much recourse. You’re just SOL, right? But then the devil on your shoulder says, “Maybe we could just lie ...

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Sanders has less to say about Clinton, more to say about contested convention

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in Springfield, Ore., on Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two days after his bruising losses in the final East Coast primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) flew west and found refuge. Down the road from Eugene, site of the University of Oregon’s biggest campus, Sanders filled a riverside park with ...

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NFL Draft: Live Recap

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Major McNugget change

McDonald’s is ditching preservatives in its Chicken McNugget. (AP) McDonald’s chicken McNuggets are about to get a little bit McHealthier. Like the Twinkie, McNuggets are practically a culinary punchline, a symbol of hyper-processed fast food with a list of ingredients that reads like a chemistry exam. In 2014, the chain tried to dispel some of the pink slime rumors with a ...

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Sinosphere: Q. and A.: Tomas Plänkers on the Psychic Legacy of the Cultural Revolution

Photo Red Guards waving copies of “Quotations From Chairman Mao Zedong” as they paraded in Beijing in June 1966. Credit Jean Vincent/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Fifty years after the start of the Cultural Revolution in 1966, when Mao Zedong and the Communist Party called on young people to “beat, smash, loot and burn” in a rebellion against authority and ...

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