Farouk Desai

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The Key to Fruity Ice Cream That Actually Tastes Like Fruit

Summer is ice cream season. (Though, if you're me, so is winter and fall and spring.) Homemade ice cream is not only a fun project to tackle, but it means you can create exactly the flavor you want. Do you like more fudge ripple in your pint? Add it in! Prefer a pinch of salt in your caramel cone? …

Islamic Law

Lancashire living rooms: the backdrop to cottage industry revolution

Area is experiencing a makers’ renaissance as small-scale producers set up shop in their lounges and kitchens<p>In a small galley kitchen in a terraced house in Blackburn this week, a crack operation was under way. With the first ever National Festival of Making opening in the town on Saturday, Zainab …

Living Rooms

Knee replacement joints created by 3D printer for first time in breakthrough by US university

Printable synthetic cartilagewhich can be perfectly shaped to fit a knee joint has been designed by scientists in the US.<p>Duke University in North Carolina said the breakthrough will allow surgeons to 3D print replacement parts which are an exact match for a patient’s anatomy.<p>Human knees come with a …

Kuching, Malaysia: what to see plus the best restaurants, hotels and bars

The capital of Malaysian Borneo is one of Asia’s most alluring cities, with fabulous food and new hotels, but little traffic and few high-rises to spoil the laid-back vibe<p>Just as Penang was swiftly transformed into one of Asia’s hottest destinations a few years ago, the buzz in Malaysia right now …

Asia Travel

Winning The Sea Breeze Game

This is a story about the physics of sea breezes. Yeah, I know...the last thing you want is a physics lesson. But take it from me - someone whose …

Sailing

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

Happiness