Peter Robinson

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Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

5<p>5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 12 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>70 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 40 minutes<p>A cheesecake fashioned after turtle candies; …

Our 15 Favorite Apple Pie Recipes

From crumbly pies to the classic lattice top, these 14 apple pie recipes will get you baking all fall<p>There's nothing quite like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven—sweet fruit, warm spices, buttery crust. But even better than smelling it? Eating it. We have 15 awesome recipes that you've …

Baking

Robicelli's Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cupcakes

<i>All this week, our friends Allison and Matt from Robicelli's will be sharing recipes from their cookbook Robicell's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes, answering our questions, and giving away a book every day.</i><p><i>Today: The Robicellis' inaugural cupcake happens to combine all of our favorite snacktime</i> …

Dessert

Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cupcakes

Every time I opened the refrigerator this week I had leftover pumpkin puree staring me in the face. It wasn't enough to make a pie, and it was too …

Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Brown Butter Glaze

<b>Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Brown Butter Glaze</b><p>makes about 12 scones<p>recipe adapted from Mockingbird Bakery<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>2/3 cup packed light …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Creme Brulee Ice Cream

What's could possibly make a rich, creamy, custard-y vanilla ice cream even better? How about a warm, crispy sugar shell like that found on creme …

Popcorn Crunch Sundae

6 Servings<p>When adding the caramel to the popcorn and peanuts, work quickly and thoroughly to coat the other ingredients before it hardens.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Popcorn Crunch<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces, plus more for pan<p>3 cups popped popcorn<p>½ cup salted roasted peanuts<p>…

Dessert

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle Recipe | Thanksgiving Recipes

For the Gingerbread:<p>2⅓ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon ground ginger<br>• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>• ¾ teaspoon salt<br>• ½ cup vegetable …

How to Maximize Sharpness with a Telephoto Lens

Maximizing Sharpness - Tips for overcoming the difficulties associated with shooting at long focal lengths to help you maximize image sharpness

Landscape Photography

Apigenin, Found In Celery, Has Cancer-Killing Powers In Lab Setting

Two phytonutrients found in foods like celery and artichokes could someday play a powerful role against cancer.<p>Researchers from the University of Illinois found that apigenin and luteolin, which are flavonoids found in these vegetables as well as some herbs (such as Mexican oregano), seem to have …

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

Self-improvement

Custom Video Game Makes Grandpa As Good At Multitasking As Grandkids

Watch out.<p>Grandma may not be able to multitask quite as well as you can, but that doesn't mean she can't learn. In a new study, researchers developed a driving-based video game that helped 60-plus folks multitask better than twentysomethings who didn't play the game.<p>So much for so-called "digital …

Nettlebox Is A $28,000 Hologram Rig That Lets You View Real-Time 3D From All Angles

Russian startup Nettle, which is based in the Skolkovo Tech City area, is showing off a $28,000 holographic gaming set-up at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Hardware Alley. The Nettlebox rig consists of a 3D plasma display, with four fisheye lens infrared cameras at the corners to track the position of the …

Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley: Mapping ideas worth spreading

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

This Drug Could Help Skin Cancer Patients Survive For Decades

A huge step forward for the long-term survival of those with serious melanoma.<p>Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have just concluded a ten-year study on the effects of a drug called ipilimumab on patients with advanced melanoma, a form of skin cancer, and have found that the …

Cancer

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

Hacking our senses to boost learning power

Some schools are pumping music, noises and fragrances into the classroom to see if it improves exam results – could it work?<p>What did your school smell like? Was it noisy or peaceful?<p>It might not seem important, but a growing body of research suggests that smells and sounds can have an impact on …

The Brain

Meet The Inspiring 18-Year-Old Who Built A Simple Water Purifier That Could Save Lives

A busy university professor didn’t have time to work closely with his high school student intern. So he sent her off to figure out her own project. What happened next will make you feel good about the future.<p>If you’re worried about the state of the planet, fear not. The next generation has it …

Design contest: Students envision appliances of future

An army of tiny flying robots won the big prize at this year's Electrolux Design Lab competition, an annual contest for futuristic home appliances hosted by the Swedish appliance maker.<p>For Mab, an automated household system that cleans the home with hundreds of flying robots armed with drops of …

Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

Bulbs or reactors?<p>Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question–or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades. Should they invest in technology and projects that generate power or into products like solid-state lights or dynamic air conditioners …

Drug Reduces Gambling Behavior In Slot Machine-Loving Rats

Rats couldn't resist a slot machine that offered up sugar—until researchers gave them a dopamine blocker.<p>Scientists have found a way to reduce gambling-type behaviors in rats by blocking a specific dopamine receptor, signaling a potential treatment for pathological gambling.<p>In a study led by Paul …

Neuroscience

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now"

DNA sequencing: how much do you want to know about your health future?

Join us for a live chat with with Dr Robert Darnell, president of the New York Genome Center, where we'll examine both sides of the debate surrounding gene sequencing<p>This past July, the New York Genome Center opened its shiny new doors in downtown Manhattan. The massive, sparkling multi-million …

Old drugs, new tricks: ADHD medicine could help with binge-eating

The body is a complex and mysterious machine. This is not lost on pharmaceutical firms, which sometimes stumble onto winning drugs when the unanticipated side-effects of a new medicine prove more useful—or lucrative—than its original aim.<p>Today British pharma group Shire announced promising results …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …