Archive for August 13th, 2016

Mass Shootings May Be Affected by 'Media Contagion': Researchers

Saturday, August 13th, 2016:

Alarmed by an increase in mass shootings in the U.S., researchers are examining whether the 24-hour news cycle and social media may play a role. This week, two media researchers from Western New Mexico University presented a paper that looked at whether the incidence of gun massacres may be affected by what they call a “media contagion.” At a meeting of the American Psychological Association, researchers Jennifer Johnston and Andrew Joy gave findings from their research examining past studies on when gun massacres occur and profiles of the perpetrators. In particular, they looked at a 2015 study that examined 57 […] Read More →

The spice is right: Famed chef Alice Waters shows you how to create new flavors from your pantry

Saturday, August 13th, 2016:

Alice Waters, executive chef and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant & Café in Berkeley, is often dubbed the mother of California cuisine. She founded the Edible Schoolyard Project and is the recipient of three James Beard Awards. In her newest cookbook, “My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own” (Pam Krauss Books, $24.99), she encourages readers to nuance dishes with easy-to-prepare pantry staples. From candied citrus peel to slow-roasted nuts to wine vinegar, she offers advice on practical ways to boost flavors. The chapter I like most covers the topic of spice mixtures. New Year’s resolutions often focus […] Read More →

Google kills 1.2 million search results in a month

Saturday, August 13th, 2016:

Since the early years where it was thought of as little more than a low level search engine, Google has proven itself against the test of time to become what is easily the best recognised household brand name that most people think of when they hear the term ‘search engine’. Its widespread use has created a situation where most persons use it also to track down their own content on the web and to ascertain that it has not been misappropriated by others. When it turns out that this content has in fact been taken without the creator’s permission, Google […] Read More →

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