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How to Make Our Best Buttermilk Pancakes

There's a skill to the perfect pancake. Here's how to master it.<p>We really like pancakes around here, and not just because they're a vehicle for butter and maple syrup. And while it's simple to open a box of pancake mix, we wanted to create a classic buttermilk pancake recipe so good and so easy …

Amazing birthday cake recipes (that even adults will love)

Whether you’re a five-year-old or all grown up, a birthday isn’t a proper occasion without a delicious and lavishly decorated cake<p>Next Saturday will be my birthday, and I sincerely hope the weather is bright. Ever since I was a little lad, the sun has seemed to shine during my birthday weekend. Mum …

Your Christmas planner is here

Make most of your Christmas eve and Christmas day by indulging in last-minute shopping, tasty festive bites, and throw in some carol singing as</i> …

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A beautiful view of Mount Semeru in Indonesia. See more of this week's top submissions to the National Geographic Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1rfbfyK Photo by Hartono Hosea

The best Halloween food ideas and recipes

There are few occasions which provide as much opportunity for fun in the kitchen as Halloween. From toffee apples to garishly-decorated cakes, it is the perfect excuse to channel your inner child.<p>Pumpkins are often just used for jack 'o' lanterns, but they taste delicious, especially when roasted: …

How to bake the perfect flourless chocolate cake

How do you get it creamy yet fluffy, have you made the original River Café chocolate nemesis recipe, and which other gluten-free desserts are worth a go?<p>This week has been a learning curve for me. I’d naively assumed that a flourless chocolate cake was the kind of thing you might make when a …

Photographer Coats a Ferrari in an Explosion of Color with UV Paint and a Wind Tunnel

It’s safe to say photographer Fabian Oefner — whose many projects have never failed impress us — has a thing for paint and physics.<p>Usually this means …

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America's scariest new rollercoasters

From the world's tallest waterslide to a sheer 60 mile-per-hour drop at Busch Gardens, here are some of this summer's most terrifying new theme park rides in the United States<p><b>Falcon’s Fury</b> (shown above)<br>Busch Gardens Tampa, Florida<p>Standing at over 335 ft (102 metres) tall, it is the tallest …

Swimming with sharks in the Philippines

Off the coast of Malapascua Island, the Monad Shoal is one of the only places in the world where majestic thresher sharks can be seen nearly every day.<p>Nestled in the centre of the Philippine archipelago, the island of Malapascua is the Philippines’ new unspoiled, not-yet-hot spot for beach lovers …

Honeybee Dances Map Healthy Landscapes

Waggling insects could give information that leads to better land-use practices.<p>Honeybees are all about sharing: When a foraging one finds a great place to eat, she performs a dance for her nestmates that charts a course to the source.<p><b>Now the bees' moves are giving scientists a map as well—one that</b> …

African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

9 Places We Never Remember To Put Sunscreen

We all know we should wear sunscreen. Whether or not we do -- or do so correctly -- is a horse of a different color.<p>But skin cancer remains the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and more than 9,000 people died from aggressive skin cancers in 2010, the most recent year from which data is …

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Frat Bros Arrested After Breaking Into Sea World to Steal Ice Cream, Take Selfies with Shamu

Five Texan frat bros broke into San Antonio’s SeaWorld early Thursday morning not to free Willy, but rather to take after hours selfies with …

Maple Ice Cream Recipe

A rich ice cream full of deep maple flavor, perfect for topping pie—or French toast.<p><b>Note:</b> Use Grade B maple syrup for a deeper maple flavor.<p>Ingredients6 egg yolks3/4 cup maple syrup1 cup cream1 1/2 cups half and half1 teaspoon Kosher salt<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> In a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan, whisk …

Sprinkles Ice Cream Recipe

Most sprinkles ice creams just add colored sprinkles to a plain, unflavored sweet cream base. That's pretty boring. This recipe uses candy-colored, delightfully artificially flavored cereal (Fruity Pebbles, specifically, but Trix and Froot Loops would work well) to make something that's far more …

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How Do Dolphins Sleep?

For humans and other land mammals, sleep involves partial or total unconsciousness, the inactivation of all voluntary muscles (those that are …

Scientists Identify When Innocent Bacteria Became Flesh-Eating Horror

Bacterial diseases cause millions of deaths every year. Most of these bacteria were benign at some point in their evolutionary past, and we don't …

Badminton Rackets online

We have wide selection of badminton racket and bag that will suit your game style. Ranging from Stiff to flexible, head heavy to light <i>badminton …

3 New Ideas For Finding Lost Planes

A floating black box and more<p>As the weeks-long search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has demonstrated, the tools currently used to find lost aircraft are badly in need of updating. When an airplane crashes at sea, it can be torn apart and separated across the vastness of the ocean, with currents …

Is Hair In Food A Health Risk?

A dermatologist investigates<p>Finding a hair in your spaghetti is gross, no question. But it is not, for the most part, a health threat. It's so benign that the Food and Drug Administration in its Food Code guidelines doesn't even place a limit on strands per plate. The FDA has received no reports of …

NASA's breakup with Russia is a manipulative money grab

Why the agency is really leveraging the crisis in Ukraine<p>NASA ordered its officials to put an end to communications with Russian government officials and scientists yesterday. The order was leaked through an internal memo, obtained by <i>The Verge</i>, in which the US space agency explained that …

My dividend portfolio keeps churning out cash

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>The latest Strategy Lab performance numbers are in and today I'm going to share the results with you. I hope you'll agree that they validate the dividend …

Small microbes almost killed all life on Earth, study suggests

Tiny microbes on the bottom of the ocean floor may have been responsible for the largest extinction event our planet has ever seen, according to a new study.<p>These microbes of death were so small, that 1 billion of them could fit in a thimble-full of ocean sediment, and yet, they were almost …

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