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The Secret to Super-Moist Cake Every Time

"Moist." It's a word feared by many, but a texture favored by most—especially when it comes to cake. And if you're serving that cake for a special …

Whisky Aged on Space Station Returns to Earth With 'New Flavors'

A vial of smoky Scotch whisky has returned to Earth after a four-year stint in the International Space Station, and its owners have subjected it to sophisticated instruments (and palates), to find that it does indeed have a flavor all its own. The results are given in a white paper published by …

Flavors

Seattle Teachers To Strike; First Day Of Classes Canceled

Teachers in Seattle will walk picket lines Wednesday after last-minute negotiations over wages and other issues failed to avert a strike in Washington state's largest school district.<p>Classes for 53,000 Seattle Public Schools students were canceled Wednesday, on the scheduled first day of …

Education

ISIS Using Rape as 'Policy,' UN Envoy Angelina Jolie Warns

The terror group ISIS is using rape as a weapon of terror to a degree "beyond what we have seen before," actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie told a committee of the House of Lords in England on Tuesday.<p>"It is a violent, brutal, terrorizing weapon," Jolie, special envoy for the United …

Angelina Jolie

Family jokes and school struggles, film shows private side of Malala | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people know Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for demanding girls’ right to education, but few have heard of the 19th century Afghan heroine she was named after.<p>Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala …

13 Chinese customs that are shocking to foreigners

Every country has its own culture and unique customs that come with it. Understanding the social etiquette of the country before visiting can help to make the experience less overwhelming.<p>In China, you might be surprised to find that burping is considered a way of complimenting the chef or that a …

Humans Have Eliminated Half the World's Trees

Human beings are having an overwhelming impact on Earth’s ecosystems, whether we’re pouring plastic into the ocean or filling the skies with carbon. …

Ecology

Conservative Backlash Emerges Against Black Lives Matter Movement

A growing backlash is emerging against activists who have protested the killings of African-Americans by police officers and called for major reforms in law enforcement.<p>Conservatives, including two Republican presidential candidates, and some police departments in more liberal cities have cast the …

How to Plate (and Instagram) Like a Pro

<i>Photo: Alex Lau</i><p>BY AARON ARIZPE<p>The look of a dish matters more than ever in the age of Instagram. We asked four chefs to teach us how to smash and swoosh with the best of them.<p><i>Photo: Dylan + Jeni</i><p><b>The Yin & Yang</b><p><b>The Pro:</b> Zach Pollack, Alimento, Los Angeles<p><b>The Move:</b> Pollack shifts the center of gravity, …

'Solar powered' nanofibre factory pulls CO2 out of the air

A new technique for pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and turning it into valuable nanofibres is being mooted as a potential 'cure' for CO2 …

Will Rising Wages Lead to Restaurants Full of Robots?

With minimum wages rising in cities across the country — Birmingham, Ala., is the latest to approve a hike — some industry insiders worry about potential unintended consequences. One result might be a dystopian future where robots an computers take orders, cook food, and deliver it, writes the</i> …

Employment

How Google’s Networking Infrastructure Has Evolved Over The Last 10 Years

Google today announced that it wants to fix your home Wi-Fi, but internally, it has long been working on far more complex networking issues. To connect the hundreds of thousands of machines that make up a Google data center, you can’t just use a few basic routers and switches. So to manage all the …

'No foreign role' in Bangkok bomb

<b>Monday's bombing in Thailand was "unlikely" to have been the work of an international terror group, the Thai government has said.</b><p>Col Winthai Suvaree, a spokesman for the ruling military junta, said this was the preliminary conclusion reached by investigators.<p>However, authorities say the prime …

Increasingly taken by healthy people to improve focus before exams, after a comprehensive review researchers say modafinil is safe in the short-term<p>Modafinil is the world’s first safe “smart drug”, researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities have said, after performing a comprehensive review of …

The Brain

Take a look inside India's brand new ghost airport

Located in northwestern India, Jaisalmer Airport was completed more than two years ago at a cost of $17 million. At a time when the spanking new facility should be welcoming hundreds of thousands of passengers per year, it sits abandoned. In fact, the airport has yet to operate a single …

New Eco-Friendly Design Offers More Refreshing Showers While Minimizing Water Usage by 70%

On average, a typical eight-minute shower uses 20 gallons of water. Depending how many daily showers your household takes, this could mean a lot of water down the drain. The new Nebia shower promises to minimize this usage by 70% without compromising water pressure or a refreshing experience. Their …

HP+ Electronic Learning Band for Kids Teach Them About Healthy Eating Habits

Nowadays, due to parents busy schedule, they often forget to teach their children about healthy food habits. <b>HP+</b> is a concept electronic band designed …

Thailand's currency sinks to a 6-year low

At least 21 people were killed and over 120 wounded when a bomb ripped through a Bangkok religious shrine late Monday, in what authorities said was the worst ever attack on Thai soil and targeted at foreigners<p>The baht fell to 35.648 against the dollar in early trading on Tuesday, it's lowest point …

Here's Why Royal Caribbean's Expansion in Singapore Matters

Asian cruising is booming and Singapore has quietly capitalized on it to become the most popular cruise port in Asia.<p>Royal Caribbean International …

15 Ways To Make Quick, Healthy Summer Lunches

Yum.<p>Lunch is one of those meals you often forget about until you're starving. And once that point of hunger desperation has been reached, the idea of making the meal a healthy one gets overtaken by the need to get food into your belly <i>fast</i>. Pizza, burgers, whatever's quick. Unfortunately, this is …

Gold is undervalued for the first time since 2009

Investors are full of "bearish sentiment" with two-thirds saying a Chinese recession and an emerging market debt crisis are the two biggest tail risks out there. Tail risks being events you don't expect to happen, but are possible.<p>Cash holdings are up at 5.2%, near the record 5.5% seen in the wake …

Venezuela's currency is now so worthless that people are using it as napkins

A Reddit user uploaded a picture on Monday of a man using a 2 bolivar note to hold an empanada.<p>According to Venezuela's official bolivar-dollar exchange rate, the man using his money as a napkin is wasting about $0.31 (£0.20).<p>But on the black market, the reality is completely different. You can get …