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Ed Miliband hits Ibiza: here's where he should go

The former Labour leader Ed Miliband has gone on holiday, leaving the kids, both kitchens, and his humiliating election defeat at home.<p>So where has the man whose hopes and dreams were dashed in such brutal fashion gone to "reacquaint" with his wife and his sense of self worth? <b>Ibiza</b>? Oh. Right.<p>It's …

The Perfect Snacks for Your Geeky Game Night

<i>We're the kind of people who have to eat every three hours, and Pure Leaf Iced Tea is here to help with that.</i><p><i>Today: Your next game night spread shouldn't be a game of chance.</i><p>Game night is serious business. There are wins and losses, highs and lows, and the inevitable question of "Are there snacks? …

The Magic of Marbling

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: An easy, artistic way to make your glazed desserts instantly more impressive.</i><p>Everyone loves the classic marbled spider web pattern on cakes, or the neat chevron design on …

Faster-than-light travel: Are we there yet?

There’s a cosmic speed limit that unfortunately means we won’t be firing up warp drive anytime soon.<p>Long before the Empire struck back, before the …

Physics

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Physics

15 utterly gorgeous wedding readings (pass the tissues)

We've rounded up a beautiful and cheese-free selection of wedding readings for your big day<p>Weddings<p>Combing through wedding readings for your big day? …

17 Bread Recipes to Bake Your Way to Yeasty, Chewy Goodness

These 17 homemade breads are impressive, delicious, and (bonus!) will make your whole house smell great.<p><b>Nothing makes us feel quite as accomplished</b> as a homemade loaf of bread fresh out of the oven. From pillowy, salt-topped Parker House rolls to the ultimate sandwich loaf, here are 11 ways to …

Best ever chocolate-chip cookies recipe

Claire Ptak's recipe is simple to follow - but makes the perfect crispy yet gooey cookies<p>Somewhere between crisp and gooey, and made with plenty of dark chocolate and just enough salt to bring out the flavour, for me this is the perfect chocolate-chip cookie. Nearly everyone has their own recipe …

9 Apps That Can Change the Way You Work

Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making it faster, easier and cheaper than ever to do business on a global scale.<p>But with a new year in front of us, productivity is top of mind for entrepreneurs, as is doing …

Apps

How Big Are The Biggest Squid, Whales, Sharks, Jellyfish?

A few years ago, Carl Zimmer and I ran a workshop on science writing, where we talked, among other things, about explaining science without talking down to your audience. It apparently left an impression on Craig McClain, a marine biologist and blogger who was in the audience. “I made a comment …

The Best Way to Mince Garlic

I remember the first time I saw a chef use a microplane grater to finely mince a clove of garlic. He was making mayonnaise, and in just a few seconds the clove had dissolved into a fine puree that fell directly into the mixing bowl below. I was blown away, and from that day forward, it was one more …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

Looking to the year 2039, her book includes interviews with a dozen well-known futurists on everything from brain research to the future of cities …

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Now Tinder Is Being Used To ID Suspected Thieves

Stories of thieves being caught by social networks like Facebook or Twitter are nothing new. But what about Tinder?<p>“Isn’t that a dating app,” you say. Yes, but one enterprising victim of repeat thefts used the popular mobile app to ID the person he claimed is responsible for stealing $30,000 worth …

Glasgow bin lorry crash: police quiz suspected Twitter troll over offensive messages

Northumbria Police say they will be speaking to a person from Sunderland after receiving a report of the message on social media<p>A Twitter user will be quizzed by police following a report of an offensive message relating to the bin lorry crash in Glasgow.<p>Six people were killed after a bin lorry …

Adam Sandler tops list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors — again

Despite Grown Ups 2 raking in $246m at the global box office, comedian topped Forbes’ list for second consecutive year, edging out Johnny Depp for dubious honour

Sunderland overcome own-goal curse to beat Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace<p>Sunderland<p>1<p>3<p>FT<p>Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now »<p>Sunderland recovered from another own goal gaffe to collect their first away …