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Upside-down apricot, cornmeal and lime cake

SERVES<p>10<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the topping:</b><p>55g butter<br>• 100g soft brown sugar (light or dark)<br>• Juice of ½ lime<br>• Approx 7 large apricots, halved and stoned (you may need one or two more)<p><b>For the cake:</b><p>115g butter<br>• 175g golden caster sugar<br>• 2 eggs, lightly beaten<br>• Finely grated zest of 2 limes<br>• 125g plain flour<br>• 75g fine …

Supergirl & Flash Crossover Clip: Barry Explains the Multiverse

When Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen, aka <i>“The Flash,”</i> turns up on <i>Supergirl</i> for the first time, he won’t just be continuing the universe-hopping storyline …

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Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

Chemistry

Scientists create metallic foam that shatters bullets

The foam could be used as bulletproof armor and space-safe heat shields, say researchers.<p>Engineers are developing new materials with the potential to …

Engineering

10 Ways to Achieve Success Without a Mentor

Looking for a mentor? This successful entrepreneur suggests you may actually be the best person to fill the role.<p>I often hear people lamenting that they would only be more successful if they could find the right mentor. And yet several successful people have questioned the actual value of having a …

Leadership

If you think Mexican food is unhealthy, then you need to read this cookbook

Living in Los Angeles means having to keep up with all the diets: Atkins diet, the Whole 30, the Paleo diet. There's no shortage of advice on what you should be eating.<p>Now there's finally a cookbook for the politically aware Chicano activist. "Decolonize Your Diet" serves up Mexican food recipes …

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

Could Time Travel Be Possible? Here Is What Some Scientists Say About the Theory

Time travel is a familiar subject of science fiction and fantasy stories, from H.G. Wells to Rod Serling to <i>Hot Tub Time Machine.</i> But could time …

Physics

Morning

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

The state is known as 'quantum spin liquid' and it causes electrons — one of the fundamental, indivisible building blocks of matter — to break down into smaller quasiparticles.<p>Scientists had first predicted the existence of this state of matter in certain magnetic materials 40 years ago, but …

Quantum Mechanics

9 Entrepreneur Habits That Lead to Long-Term Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle that requires staying power, because starting a new business is a long-term process with many tough challenges. As an angel investor, I look diligently for signs that an aspiring startup founder has …

Entrepreneurship

Why Time Is One of Humanity's Greatest and Most Important Inventions

Without the pendulum clock, the Industrial Revolution doesn’t happen. Without the quartz clock, the technology in the digital revolution doesn’t …

Explore the many easter eggs of Daredevil’s 2nd season

The second season of Marvel’s <i>Daredevil</i> only recently premiered, and while some people have binged through it already and others are going at a slower …

Comics

5 Foods That Are Healthier Than They Seem

You may have learned that certain foods will trip up your overall health. But in reality, nothing needs to be avoided altogether. In fact, experts say some foods we're taught to avoid are actually <i>good</i> for you. So, if you've felt bad about indulging in these treats, drop that guilt. Here are some …

Malaysia school shut amid 'mass hysteria' over sightings of a black figure

A school in Malaysia was forced to close after sightings of a mysterious "black figure" sparked a suspected outbreak of "mass hysteria".<p>The panic began last Monday when several students and teachers in the city of Kota Bharu said they had seen a "black figure" in the school.<p>Sightings continued to …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing

<b>The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the first modern detective story, was published in the USA on April 20, 1841. In this article, first published in January 2009, author Joanne Harris celebrates the psychological complexity of his Gothic tales.</b><p>I first became …

3 Things You Should Stop Doing to Turn On Your Creative Brain | Inc.com

If you read any of my articles you would know that I don't believe that some people were born more creative than others. I don't believe that introverts are more creative than extroverts, or vice versa. In fact, even the left-brain right-brain myth was dispelled. In a recent article, Neil Stevenson …

Creativity

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Jokes

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

Dessert

Apparently, this is what happens when you throw a pokeball. Anime: Pokemon ...

Wow Ash. What a jerk. If I was my legendary Pokemon OC. I would totally beat up Ash, safely put charmander back and vanish before Ash can see me.

19 things successful people do in the first 10 minutes of the workday

"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of any workday, as well — particularly busy ones," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work."<p>"The first 10 minutes can also …

Productivity

13 reasons you aren't as successful as you should be

Focus on some common causes— so you can figure out why you are not as successful as you want to be — and start addressing them.<p>Here are 13 common problems:<p>1. You don't believe in yourself.<p>If you don't believe you can succeed, you won't make a serious attempt. Sometimes you have to make yourself …

Self-improvement

6 Things You Might Not Know About Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

<b>1. Einstein relied on friends and colleagues to help him develop his theory.</b> <br>Though the theory of general relativity is often presented as a work of …

Physics

18 Easy Desserts That Only Look Impossible

5 Delicious Ways to Upgrade Your Scrambled Eggs

Think beyond basic scrambled: try these delicious variations for simply better breakfasts.<p>Think beyond basic scrambled: try these delicious …

Breakfast

Netflix will premiere The Little Prince after it was dropped from theaters

Streaming service Netflix has picked up distribution rights in America for animated feature <i>The Little Prince</i>, according to the <i>Hollywood Reporter</i>. Paramount Pictures had originally slated the title for a March 18th theatrical release, but dropped it last Saturday without any explanation. There's no …

Animation

A Beautiful Box of Chocolates Ingeniously Packaged as a Pantone Color Guide

This past Christmas, the design and communication company BLOCD. in Barcelona, Spain dreamed up an ingenious gift for their esteemed clients – a …