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Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Pancakes: Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk …

The Earth's Ozone Hole Is Shrinking And Is Now The Smallest It's Been Since 1988

Here's how we fixed it.<p>Here's a rare piece of good news about the environment: The giant hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking and …

New Evidence Points to Jupiter as the Solar System's Oldest Planet

According to a new study, the great gas giant likely formed only a million years after the sun, roughly 50 million years before Earth.<p>Which planet in our solar system formed first? The question has long been one of the great unsolved mysteries of planetary science. The first planet was almost …

Astronomy

Raspberry Trifle with Custard and Whipped Cream

16 servings<p>This trifle recipe was inspired by our love for The Great British Baking Show. These instructions will help you get even, beautiful layers. If you want to loosen it up a bit, Mary Berry might not approve, but it’ll still be delicious.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>Custard<p>4 cups whole milk<p>2 …

Baking

1000 Layers of Custard and Puff Pastry—The Italian Way

<i>Millefoglie</i>, better known by it's French name, <i>mille-feuille</i>, literally means, “a thousand layers.” Although it has a French origin, it is the go-to dessert for many Italian celebrations. In Tuscany, it's the cake you'll most likely find at someone's birthday, baptism or even wedding—a giant, …

Huge Galaxies' Curious Alignment Started Early

Galaxies can form pointing every which way in space, but researchers have been surprised over the years to find that the most massive ones in huge …

Electric-Powered Lunar Space Tug Could Facilitate Future Moon Missions

As NASA considers sending astronauts deeper into the solar system, one major barrier will be cost. Launching cargo from Earth is expensive, which is …

Barbecuing Meat This Way Will Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer

Every man loves a good old barbecue during the warmer months. Correction: During any month, really.<p>With the prospect of more grills and smokers …

The Week in Review: Manchester Terror Attack

Twenty-two people died and 120 were injured on Monday, after suicide bomber Salman Abedi targeted an Ariana Grande concert at the U.K.’s Manchester Arena. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack.<p>Many of the victims were children, the youngest was eight-years-old. The device contained …

52 of Cassini's most beautiful postcards from the outer solar system

The spacecraft completely changed our view of Saturn and her moons<p>One of NASA's greatest spacecraft will call it quits on September 15, 2017. The Cassini spacecraft has made countless discoveries during its sojourn to Saturn and its surrounding moons. It has also sent back nearly 400,000 images, …

Ancient humans might have weathered the ice age and mass extinction in San Diego

The semi-arid climate was cooler, the now-dry landscape covered with expansive grasslands. Long before they were replaced with possums and rodents, this was the land of woolly mammoths and mastodons, whose main concerns probably would have been the five-foot-long dire wolves and saber-toothed cats …

These Arnold Palmer Chicken Thighs Are Calling Your Name

There's something magical that happens when you combine iced tea with lemonade. This refresher, known as an Arnold Palmer, is a classic for good …

Recipes

Lemon and White Chocolate Truffles (Super-Easy-No-Bake Dessert)

These white chocolate lemon truffles are made in heaven! I mean…this must be the perfect dessert – no-bake and only 5 minutes to make! Plus, it …

Comet 67P Found to Be Producing Its Own Oxygen in Deep Space

In 2015, scientists announced the detection molecular oxygen at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which was studied by the Rosetta spacecraft. It was …

L.A. school district reaches $88-million settlement in sex misconduct cases at two campuses

The Los Angeles school district will pay $88 million to settle sexual abuse cases at two elementary schools where complaints about the teachers behavior had surfaced long before their arrest, officials confirmed Monday.<p>The settlement with 30 children and their families, finalized over the …

Chinese-American General Tso'Boy Brings Po’ Boys This June

Another fast-casual concept comes to Austin with <b>General Tso'Boy</b>. The Chinese-American restaurant will open its doors in <b>June</b> in The Domain’s Rock Rose district with po’ boys, vegetables, soft serve ice cream, and root beer.<p><b>Update, June 14:</b> General Tso'Boy soft opens on Friday, <b>June 17</b> with half-off …

Bits of 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Asteroid Tell Story of Monster Impact

Three and a half billion years ago, a mega asteroid slammed into Earth, triggering massive tsunamis and leaving craters bigger than many U.S. states. …

Scientists clone Zika virus in step toward vaccine

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Scientists have for the first time cloned the Zika virus, a development that could bring a desperately needed vaccine within closer reach.<p>The mosquito-borne virus -- which can also be sexually transmitted -- has torn through Latin America in recent months, bringing an increase in …

Public Health

New rule expands overtime pay to millions of workers

Starting later this year, millions more workers will become eligible for overtime pay.<p>Under a new rule announced by the White House Tuesday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.<p>That's roughly …

Retirement

University professor sacked after dismissing mass shootings as "fakes"

Professor James Tracey dismissed the Sandy Hook massacre as a government "drill" and said the Paris attacks were a "fake" to implicate Isil<p>A university has sacked an academic who alleged that a string of mass shootings - including the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre that killed 20 school children - were …

Superfast Military Aircraft Crashed in Pacific Ocean, DARPA Says

<i>This story was updated at 5:42 p.m. ET.</i><p>An unmanned military plane billed as the "fastest aircraft ever built" crashed into the Pacific Ocean today …

Icelandic Volcano Earns Name a Year After it Finishes Erupting

The informally-named Holuhraun volcano in Iceland now formally bears the same name, making fans of naming it after dragons, witches, or internet …

Geology

Superfast Military Aircraft Hit Mach 20 Before Ocean Crash, DARPA Says

A superfast unmanned military plane traveled at 20 times the speed of sound and managed to control itself for three minutes before crashing into the …

Hate Attacks on Muslims in U.S. Spike After Recent Acts of Terrorism

Muslims in America appear to have a bull's-eye on their backs.<p>Hate crimes targeting Muslims, their mosques and businesses, have tripled this year and the bulk of the attacks have occurred in recent weeks, according to a tally by California State University San Bernardino college professor Brian …

Laser-plasma accelerators ride on Einstein's shoulders

Using Einstein's theory of special relativity to speedup computer simulations, scientists have designed laser-plasma accelerators with energies of 10 …

Scientists discover oldest words in the English language, predict which ones are likely to disappear

The oldest words in the English language include "I" and "who", while words like "dirty" could die out relatively quickly, British researchers said …

No Joke: Canadian Company Bottles Air and Sells It to China

The lack of quality air problems seen in Mel Brooks’ spoof film <i>Spaceballs</i> are a reality in China, but now a company is bottling up air and shipping it to the polluted country. <b>Vitality Air</b> bottles air from Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, and sells three liters for $19 Canadian or about …

How to build the world's first underground park

James Ramsey is brimming with confidence. He says so as he gazes at the lush, undulating mini-forest he helped build in the middle of an empty warehouse in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Lowline Lab, as it is called — two small hills of ferns and flowers, draped in ivy, bisected by a gravel path, …

California lieutenant governor orders environmental review of nuclear plant | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California’s lieutenant governor on Friday directed the State Lands Commission to draw up a plan for a thorough environmental review of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon power plant, the state’s last operational nuclear power plant.<p>California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom arrives on the …