Fernando Vera

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Tropical Carrot Cake

True confession, I ate 1/4 of this cake by myself before pleading with my husband to take it to work. It started innocently enough, a bite here, a bite there. Then it turned into a sliver here and a sliver there. Before I knew it, my beautiful 8 inch cake looked like Pacman incarnate. Damn you …

Homemade Candy Apples Are SO Easy!

<i>Candy apples are a quintessential fall treat. Make them for your Halloween party - everyone will be mega impressed!</i><p>Today I'm stepping out of my "chocolate fanatic" box to share some Candy Apples. If you're going to take a break from chocolate, I think candy is the perfect way to do that. Step away …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Folgers Coffee

<i>Photo Credit: Flickr / LWYang / CC BY 4.0</i><p>Here's the 411 on one of America's most successful coffee brands.<p>Everyone knows the famous Folgers jingle, "The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup." There's a chance you've heard the jingle, watched the commercials, or seen a big red Folgers tin …

Smoking Hot This Year: Beer-Can Burgers

<i>Photo by Rob Baas.</i><p>"Every few years, a dish or two comes along that captures the fancy and taste of a generation. Typically, it's a dish that most people had never heard of one year, then couldn't seem to live without the next." I wrote these words in the preface to <i>Beer-Can Chicken</i> (Workman, 2002), …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

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- The Washington Post

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

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What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

17 Foods That Can Help You Live Longer

The fountain of youth is located in the produce aisle.<p>The world's oldest person, 116-year old Susannah Mushatt Jones, enjoys a hearty meal of bacon, eggs and grits most mornings. The breakfast sounds delicious, but unless Jones has upended decades of nutritional science, it is unlikely the secret …

The 14th Amendment Did Not Include American Indians

By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji)<p>The Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States brought it up first.<p>Donald Trump suggested that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States be changed. That amendment automatically guarantees the right of citizenship to anyone born on …

Here’s why we don’t have flying cars yet

Flying cars in <i>The Jetsons</i> and <i>Back to the Future</i> and <i>Star Trek</i>’s spaceships and teleportation may have captured the imagination decades ago, but most current methods of transport have been around a long time.<p>Railways were being rolled out rapidly from the 1830s, while the commercial breakthroughs in …

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FDA Approves Controversial 'Little Pink Pill' But With Restrictions

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pill that aims to increase a woman’s desire for sex — a controversial decision made only after an extended lobbying campaign by the drug’s makers.<p>But the agency’s imposed an unusual number of restrictions on who can prescribe the drug and how they can …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

'Doctor Who' trailer has monsters, Missy, Maisie Williams, and much more

Do Zygons have gills? Either way, there’s no doubt that the new trailer for the forthcoming season of <i>Doctor Who</i> is packed to the you-know-whats.<p>In …

Batman V. Superman's Henry Cavill Teases Warner Bros. Big Plans For DC Comics Movies

Even Superman knows that he’s far from the center of DC’s Cinematic Universe.<p>The Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, recently touched on Warner …

Unreleased Kurt Cobain songs to come out in November

<b>(CNN) —</b> A compilation of never-before-heard audio recordings by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain now has a release date: November 6, the director of his film biography said.<p>The album will go on sale alongside the DVD release of "Montage of Heck," filmmaker Brett Morgen told Deadline's AwardsLine.<p>In …

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Search for Nefertiti's burial site given green light

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

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The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

35 weird objects seen on Mars, explained

12 Of The Saddest Science Facts Of All Time

It's lonely spacecraft and abandoned animals all the way down. I'm so sorry.

June 2015

Here's the futuristic piece of tech that NASA is betting all its Mars chips on

When you're planning a trip, one of the most important things to remember is factoring in the transportation cost. And that's especially true for space travel.<p>Traveling to Mars is going to be expensive, so NASA is betting on the future development of a more efficient and less costly type of …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Survey shows one in five teenagers in north-west England have bought or tried e-cigarettes and found a strong link to to binge drinking<p>Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in …

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