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Six of the best pancake recipes

<b>Ricotta pancakes with sour cherries, clotted cream and honey (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>10-15 mi</b><b>n</b><br>Cook <b>2 min per pancake</b><br>Makes <b>18</b><p><b>100g dried and sweetened sour cherries</b> (or cranberries), whole or roughly chopped<b><br>6 tbsp water</b><b><br>2 tbsp caster sugar</b><b><br>A few knobs of butter</b><b><br>1 large egg</b><b><br>150g self-raising flour</b><b><br>250ml milk</b><b><br>1</b> …

Breakfast

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

Silicon Valley

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

Privacy

'We were blown away' - researchers eliminate obstacle to fusion energy

Fusion powers the sun, and if we could harness it here on Earth, we could obtain unlimited clean energy. Scientists have been working on that goal …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Counterfactual Communication<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual …

Quantum Mechanics

Famed climber Ueli 'the Swiss Machine' Steck killed near Mount Everest

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.<p>Mingma Sherpa …

Mountaineering

If You Make This Homemade Sourdough Bread, You'll Never Want Store-Bought Again

Homemade bread is everything.<p>Starter:<p>2 cups warm water<p>1¼ teaspoon (1 packet) dry yeast<p>3½ cups flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>Bread:<p>4 cups flour<p>2 teaspoon salt<p>1¼ cup water<p>1 cup starter, stir before using<p>1. In a glass bowl, add water and yeast. Mix the yeast into the water and let it sit for a couple minutes.<p>…

Slideshow: 20 New Species of 2016

1. New species of Beaked Whale (Mongabay, by Jeremy Hance)<p>When a dead whale washed up in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands in 2014, people believed that …

Zoology

20 Best Camping & Hiking Gifts For The Outdoorsman

Opinel No. 8 Trekking Knife<p>Nothing beats the combination of affordability and functionality when it comes to outdoor gear. And for years Opinel has …

Weather

17 Movies So Freaky They'll Probably Make You Shit Yourself

"It's so surreal, horrifying, and uncomfortable."<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

290<p>153<p>6<p>Shares 449<p>When I worked in the restaurant business, if you happened to walk in during staff meal, you could always tell who were the pastry …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Mashed

Harvard scientists created a 'bionic leaf' that's better at converting the sun's energy than real plants

Researchers at Harvard University have created a system that allows them to store the energy of the sun, converting solar energy into chemical energy using a hybrid mechanism of inorganic chemistry and living organisms.<p>Comparing their invention with the natural process of photosynthesis, they refer …

Clean Energy

Coming to the Stampede: Scorpion pizza

Calgary Stampede<p>Things wrapped in bacon<p>Bacon makes everything better, right? This year it’s wrapped around everything from a cob of corn to a chunk of roasted pork belly (on a stick, naturally).<p>Calgary Stampede<p>Deep-fried everything<p>There was a time when the deep-fried Mars bar was a novelty. Those …

Deep Frying

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