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7 St. Patrick's Day Recipes to Celebrate the Luck o' the Irish

Can't make it to Dublin to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? You can still claim the luck of the Irish, and we've got seven recipes for inspiration.<p>After all, what are holidays if not an excuse to eat?<p><b>Chocolate Stout Cake</b><p>Stout beer. Chocolate chunks. Homemade whipped cream. It's a dessert worthy of a …

Cooking

Hilarious Photos Offer a Fun Look into Secret Lives of Superhero Toys

Photographer Edy Hardjo humanizes superhero toys in his hilarious, on-going series of images. Using high-quality action figures, the Indonesian creative poses characters from the Marvel and DC-comic universes into picture-perfect situations. The Hulk, Thor, Spiderman, and many more are seen playing …

Photography

A Beautiful Time-Lapse Video of the Milky Way Galaxy From the International Space Station

Artist Hugh Carrick-Allan created a beautiful time-lapse video of the view of the Milky Way Galaxy as seen from the International Space Station. The …

Three nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby star

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, despite being hobbled by the loss of critical guidance systems, has discovered a star with three planets only slightly …

Universe

NASA's Kepler telescope identifies most Earth-like planet yet

Kepler passes the 1,000-planet milestone as hundreds of new candidates are identified<p>Scientists have identified eight new exoplanets, including one described as perhaps the "most Earth-like alien world." The far-away planets were spied by NASA's Kepler telescope, which has now identified more than …

Telescopes

Here's What They Found Inside Paul Revere's Time Capsule

The coins and newspapers aren't in such bad shape for their age.<p><i>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (L) speaks with Pam Hatchfield, Head of Objects Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as she displays a silver plaque inscribed by Paul Revere. (All Photos by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)</i><p>…

10 best email apps for Android

Email is one of the oldest and most important forms of online communication. It’s a service many of us use every single day. There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them. Some may only have a single account on something like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo. Their individual apps …

Apps

Should TV Have More Full-Frontal Male Nudity?

We mean, it's only fair.<p>2014 gifted us with an abundance of iconic pop culture moments, including but not limited to Emma Watson's remarkable UN speech, literally everything Miley Cyrus did (hot dogs will never be the same), and Ben Affleck's full-frontal nude scene in <i>Gone Girl</i>. The split-second …

Microsoft 'building first new web browser for 19 years'

Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch an all-new web browser code-named Spartan alongside Windows 10<p>Microsoft is planning to release an entirely new web browser in the vein as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox under the code name Spartan, according to new reports.<p>The new browser will be the …

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for …

Learn More About Professor Snape's Past in a New (and Very, Very Short) Harry Potter Story

J.K. Rowling is spreading Christmas cheer with 12 new pieces of Harry Potter content to be posted over the next two weeks.<p>First up? A short piece …

HP Stream 11 review: meet the next generation of cheap laptops

Netbooks were actually a great idea.<p>When you boil it all the way down, it's simple: build a computer that does all the things an average user needs and doesn’t try to do anything else, and sell it as cheap as possible. The problem was in the execution: netbooks were poorly made, slow, ugly, thick, …

Chromecast update brings screen casting to most Android phones

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Chromecast got its long-awaited guest mode earlier this week, but Google also quietly …

The best Chromebooks so far: Acer C720 and Chromebook 13

Acer C720 and Chromebook 13 Review<p>Chrome That Keeps on Ticking<p>Chromebook C720<p>Core Power<p>Great Keyboard<p>Chromebook 13<p>Monitor Connection<p>Ace Design<p>C720 …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Effectively Malware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Google Earth API will be retired on December 12, 2015

Google today announced it plans to retire the Google Earth API on December 12, 2015. The reason is simple: Both Chrome and Firefox are removing support for Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) plugins due to security reasons, so the API’s death was inevitable.<p>The timing makes …