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11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Victories against Trump are mounting. Here's how we deal the final blow | Rebecca Solnit

The judiciary, legislative and media have all helped keep Trump in check. But it’s the residents of the United States whose response will matter most in the end<p>In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not as hate and attack but as an expression of popular will and power. Or as love, …

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'

<b>Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts.</b><p>It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice.<p>Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than …

Why you should manage your energy, not your time

When our workloads increase, many of us decide to up our number of working hours. But harnessing moments of 'unfocus' might be the key to getting more done in less time.<p>For ten years, Lisa Congdon’s days were packed like a “can of sardines.” Juggling between five and 20 projects at any one time, …

Incredible image shows International Space Station passing in front of the sun

This incredible composite image, showing the International Space Station's transit past the sun, was taken at Csakanyhaza in Slovakia, close to the Hungarian border and around 150km north-east of Budapest.<p>The ISS took one second to pass across the sun - and the picture above is made from 11 …

The single best type of diet for overall health, according to nutritionists

But it isn't, at least according to existing research.<p>Several recent studies suggest that whether you're looking for weight loss or to improve your overall health, the best eating plans are based around vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. In its most recent report on the best eating plans, …

Nutrition

How to lose weight after 40: 6 new habits to start now

After 40, our bodies don't bounce back from bad habits so quickly.<p>Very soon, I’ll stand up in front of the graduating class of my former high school and give the commencement speech. I’ll focus on the usual “work hard” and “follow your dream” themes, but, in reality, I just want to shout out to all …

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Tom Brady is designing an Aston Martin, and it can be yours for $360,000

Any Patriots fans have a little extra cash lying around?<p>Tom Brady signed a new endorsement deal with Aston Martin earlier this year, and part of the deal included a curious clause: He gets to design a car.<p>It was reported in May that only 12 of the Brady-designed cars will ever be sold, which will …

Tom Brady

5 Daily Habits of People Who Age Well (Warning: Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough)

By following these five accessible habits, it is possible to slow, and even reverse, the aging process.<p>"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

This NASA Image of a Nebula is as Cool as Photos Can Get

On Wednesday, NASA scientists released an incredible photo they’ve taken of the famous “Crab Nebula,” the gaseous remains of a huge supernova …

Stop what you're doing and put this timelapse of the Milky Way on fullscreen

Just turn your video to full HD, go fullscreen, and set the gearshift of your soul to high for the best experience possible.<p>Airline pilot Sales Wick …

Time-lapse Photography

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

<b>The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.</b><p>More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study.<p>Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in …

Literal interpretation of Bible 'helps increase church attendance'

Study finds conservative theology mixed with innovative worship approach helps Protestant churches grow congregations<p>Churches that are theologically conservative with beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster than those with a liberal orientation, according to a five-year …

The Forgotten Man: a fitting oil painting for Trump's America

Jon McNaughton’s painting won’t win any prizes for artistic merit or subtlety, but it could be the defining image of Trump’s presidential moment<p>Obama’s 2008 campaign had Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster; if there’s a defining image for Donald Trump’s presidential moment, it could well be The …

Christopher Columbus: The myth that keeps on giving

Why has a symbol of mass slaughter been unrepentantly idolised for more than half a millennium?<p>On October 12, 1492, a geographically misguided voyager by the name of Christopher Columbus happened upon the so-called New World.<p>Five centuries later, famed Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano would refer …

Latin America

US elections: What the polls won't tell us

You’d think that the 24/7 cable "news" networks could spare a few moments during this odious, interminable election for the millions of Americans who have to endure the kind of daily, grinding poverty that is decidedly at odds with the aspirational and largely mythical American "dream".<p>You'd think …

Lies, fearmongering and fables: that’s our democracy | George Monbiot

People power can challenge the status quo, but only if we understand our political system has inherent flaws<p>What if democracy doesn’t work? What if it never has and never will? What if government of the people, by the people, for the people is a fairytale? What if it functions as a justifying myth …

This place ain’t what it used to be – the politics of geographical names

The reasons for rebranding countries, cities and streets can be serious, pedantic, justice-restoring – and sometimes comical<p>“For some people, it’ll always be Straddie,” a thick Australian accent remarks on the radio. “Straddie” is an abbreviation for Stradbroke Island, in that sanguine way that …

Documentaries

Concrete jungle: why brutalist architecture is back in style

From Washington DC to London, concrete edifices aren’t to everyone’s taste, but they’re here to stay – and people have learned to love these sights<p>Mies van der Rohe was born first, in 1886, in Aachen, Germany. Le Corbusier arrived the following year, and 250 miles to the south, in La …

Emails show Colin Powell unloading on Clinton, Rumsfeld and Trump

And former Vice President Dick Cheney should 'go away already,' Condoleezza Rice writes back in one leaked document.<p>The newly leaked trove of Colin Powell’s emails offers a rare window into the former secretary of state’s unvarnished, at-times scathing thoughts on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and …

Junior doctors' strikes increasingly hard to justify, says regulator

General Medical Council chair says medics set to take part in all-out walkouts this month should carefully consider the impact<p>The ongoing campaign of strikes by junior doctors are increasingly hard to justify because they are causing suffering for patients, the boss of Britain’s medical regulator …

Long-term effects of virtual reality use need more research, say scientists

Many VR side-effects are believed to be temporary and leave no lasting damage, but there have been few long-term studies into use of the technology<p>Virtual reality might be marching into the mainstream, but questions remain about its long-term effects, scientists say.<p>With a handful of virtual …

Walmart Will Launch Its Own Mobile Payments Service

Mega-chain Walmart announced today that it plans to offer mobile payments to its shoppers. Called Walmart Pay, the service will launch next year as a feature in Walmart’s existing smartphone app. The company accounts for about 10 percent of retail sales in the U.S., so Walmart Pay can potentially …

Apple Pay

On board the world's biggest ship

<b>The latest ship to take the title of "world's biggest cargo carrier" has docked in the UK. What's it like on board?</b><p>"It doesn't look so different when you look out from the front of the bridge," says captain Giuseppe Silviero. "But when you look out the back, you realise it's about 200m longer than …

Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO

UN health body says bacon, sausages and ham among most carcinogenic substances along with cigarettes, alcohol, asbestos and arsenic<p>Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same …

Ministers consider scrapping exam boards, as students await A-level results

The government is considering making dramatic changes to school exams amid alarm among ministers about the rigour and capacity of the existing system.<p>Ministers are thought to be furious after the scale of the exams marking crisis in 2014 emerged with the publication last week of an investigation by …

Solar Impulse's troubled round-the-world flight: ‘We need to raise €20m'

Photograph: Solar Impulse | Stefatou | Rezo.ch<p>It looks like an enormous but underfed gull . . . the Solar Impulse 2 in flight.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/27/1438010216486/fd611f71-f8f5-4d77-b961-244f68142778-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Solar Impulse | Stefatou …