Portuguese Punched Potatoes, Onion, and Cheese | Batatas à Murro

These Portuguese punched potatoes, onion, and cheese are essentially crisp-skinned, creamy smashed potatoes smothered in caramelized onions and melted cheese. Sharing optional. Adapted from Nuno Mendes | My Lisbon | Ten Speed Press, 2018 This traditional Portuguese smashed potato dish, batatas à murro, is simply roasted potatoes that are crisp-skinned and soul-achingly tender smothered with…

Cat Hit By Car And Left To Die

Earlier this week, someone hit a cat while driving in California. The driver stopped and got out of the car. However, instead of rushing the injured cat to the vet, the driver picked up the cat and placed him on the side of the road to die. Thankfully, someone witnessed the incident and immediately contacted…

How to Make a Perfect Smoothie

Learn how to make a perfect smoothie with this simple formula that includes fruits, vegetables, flavor boosters, healthy fats, and natural sweeteners. Say goodbye to boring blends forever. Adapted from David Frenkiel | Luise Vindahl | Green Kitchen Smoothies | Hardie Grant, 2016 Whether you’re completely new to the smoothie game or your toss-some-random-stuff-in-the-blender-and-hope-for-the-best approach…

Dog Rescue Stories: Bacon Spent His First Year On the Streets

Bacon’s pawrents adopted him a little over a year ago from a local rescue in Tampa, FL, Guardian Angel Dog Rescue. Bacon was found living on the streets by the Humane Society and then Guardian Angel picked him up to prevent him from getting euthanized. Bacon had already been returned to the rescue twice before…

Proposed engineering method could help make buildings and bridges safer

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Researchers discovered that the distance between dislocations in nanolayer interfaces of pearlite can determine how much the material can stretch or contract without breaking (ductility). The dislocations are disruptions in the regular arrangements of atoms in nanolayers. This discovery opens the possibility of engineering materials with higher ductility by simply manipulating the spacing between…

US$10b committed to I&T

http://bit.ly/2T0pygL Indeed, since becoming Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in July 2017, I have placed innovation and technology development at the top of my policy agenda. To that end, I’ve launched an eight-pronged strategy to promote innovation and technology in Hong Kong. To date, my Government has committed US$10 billion towards a variety…

Kyoto massage parlor would like to offer you a head rub on a self-driving tatami reed floor【Vid】

Company behind Tokyo’s steampunk massage parlor goes even more old-school with beautiful and relaxing innovation. There’s something inherently relaxing about tatami, traditional Japanese reed floors. Maybe it’s their connection to a simpler era, or maybe it’s because classical Japanese design sensibilities mean less clutter and more space to stretch out. Kyoto-based massage chain Goku no…

Xi Jinping tells judiciary and law enforcement agencies to ‘scrape away the poison’ amid investigation into missing documents for US$56 billion coal mine

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told law enforcement and judicial agencies that they must police themselves to eradicate corruption and prevent the abuse of power, as a top-level team continues to investigate the disappearance of legal documents from the country’s top court. Speaking on Wednesday at a high-level annual meeting on political and legal affairs,…