MY FIRST RESTAURANT, Momofuku Noodle Bar, had an open kitchen. This wasn’t by choice—I didn’t have enough money or space to put it farther away from the diners. But cooking in front of my customers changed the way I look at food. In the early years, around 2004, we were improvising new recipes every day, and I could instantly tell what was working and what wasn’t by watching people eat. A great dish hits you like a Whip-It: There’s momentary elation, a brief ripple of pure pleasure in the spacetime continuum. That’s what I was chasing, that split second when someone tastes something so delicious that their conversation suddenly derails and they blurt out something guttural like they stubbed their toe.
It is not often that Usain Bolt is upstaged but on a balmy night in London the fastest man in the world played second fiddle to Laura Muir, a veterinary science student from the University of Glasgow, and Kendra Harrison, a god-fearing hurdler from Tennessee.
Two planets in the constellation of Aquarius may have atmospheres that could support life. After using the Hubble Space Telescope to spy on the planets, astronomers have concluded that these worlds don’t have the inhospitable atmosphere of most gas planets.
A backpack’s a great way to carry a bunch of stuff while keeping your arms free. That’s why they can be a great photography accessory. The fact that it’s always out of reach on your back is annoying, though. This is surely why Wolffepack has created a photography-focused pack you can access without having to remove it.
We’re about seven months into the “Cancer Moonshot” mission, the federal project with the ambitious goal of doubling the rate of progress of cancer research. It’s President Barack Obama’s reboot of the “War on Cancer,” which despite more than $100 billion in government spending since the 1970s didn’t really make a big difference in the overall cancer death rate in the U.S.
Former college and NFL head coach Dennis “Denny” Green died early Friday morning after suffering complications from cardiac arrest. He was 67. His family confirmed his death in a short statement:
Remember when Verizon bought out AOL (Engadget’s parent brand) last year? Then get ready for deja vu: the communications giant is reportedly in closing talks to purchase Yahoo later this year. Sources familiar with the deal have told Bloomberg and ReCode that Verizon is offering almost $5 billion to take over Yahoo’s core business and real estate holdings. The deal still isn’t finalized, but sources say it’s close. That’s good news for Tim Armstrong, who’s been hoping to use the buyout to expand the AOL userbase from 700 million to almost two billion.