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This No-Knead Bacon Bread Recipe Is Our Everything

Bacon bread is the stuff that great days are made of. Soft, doughy bread loaded with bites of salty, briny bacon is the culmination of all of our favorite things. It's downright irresistible. But when you add the fact that this loaf of bread is no-knead -- read: almost no work -- it gets even …

The truth about 'sexy' male fragrances

Scientists may have isolated an ingredient that makes men’s fragrances irresistible to women, but it's no guarantee of success, says our grooming expert Lee Kynaston<p>Last week, a bunch of men in white coats finally proved what a bunch of men dressed like Don Draper have been trying to tell us (or …

Beauty

Photos: Japan's 34 most beautiful places | CNN Travel

CNN

Germanwings Disaster Is Rare Instance Of Crash Of An Airplane Flying At High Cruising Altitudes

Airplanes don’t easily fall from the sky, especially not when they are in the longest, least-stressful phase of flight known as “cruise” at altitudes above 30,000 fleet.<p>Yet that’s what happened Tuesday in Southeast France when something – we don’t know yet what – quite unexpected occurred aboard …

US Airways

How to Make Refreshing, Bubbly Homemade Sodas

Seasonal fruit and some soda water are all you need to get your bubble fix at home.<p>When we're in the mood for a treat, few things are more appealing than a tall, ice-filled glass of homemade soda. We like it loads more than the canned stuff not just because it's healthier, but also because it just</i> …

Recipes

Smiling Scots, worried Welsh and lazy Londoners: survey maps regional personality types

New research by Cambridge scientists analyses the way different personalities cluster across Great Britain<p>The finding may be no surprise to those outside the M25, but Londoners rank among the least welcoming and most lazy people in the country, according to a survey of personalities in Great …

Mapping the Great British personality

A new survey has provided a snapshot of the country’s psychological landscape

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

Led by the Queen, Britain commemorates end of Afghan war

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth joined army top brass and relatives of British soldiers who died in Afghanistan at a commemoration service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday, marking the end of 13 years of British military operations in the country.<p>Also among the congregation was Tony …

Afghanistan

Google is absolutely, positively not going to buy Twitter. Yet.

Let’s just start by saying that the idea that Google is going to buy Twitter any time soon is ludicrous.<p>Apparently, there were some rumors floating around yesterday that such a deal might be in the works, and Twitter’s stock got a nice little bump out of it.<p>Here’s the reality. Twitter’s stock may …

Social Media

The next frontier in first-class air travel: priority landing

There aren’t many perks left to being an economy-class flyer. Most airlines have thrust the burden of meals, checked bags, and seat arrangements onto their lowliest passengers. No doubt they will find other ways to make economy-class travel more miserable—starting with how long their aircrafts wait …

Aviation

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Emeril Lagasse

8 Gadgets That Might Make Your Home Smarter Than You

New smart-home products, as part of the Internet of Things movement, aim to connect phones with just about everything.<p>In the near future, you may no longer need to remember to turn the oven off when the cake's done, switch on lights when you enter a room, or run the clothes dryer when electricity …

Smart Homes

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Longevity

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

Travel

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.

Cooking

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Little Ice Age

Keurig Reels In Dr Pepper for Its Coming Soda Machine

New Cold-Beverage Maker Will Feature Coke, Dr Pepper Products<p>Keurig Green Mountain Inc. signed a deal with Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. to sell capsules that make its sodas in Keurig’s planned cold-drink machine, giving the maker of coffee and brewing machines two of the top three soda companies on …

Coffee

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

Astronomy

Watch a Black Hole Get Evicted From a Galaxy

A couple of years ago, astronomer Michael Koss was searching the heavens for active galactic nuclei (AGN). In plain English, those are giant black …

How Supercomputing Is Cracking The Mysteries Of Human Origins

The power of petaflops penetrates the mists of time<p>A Texas supercomputer capable of 9.6 quadrillion operations per second has solved a thorny problem in genetics, by looking at the bones of a young boy who died 24,000 years ago in Mal’ta in south-central Siberia.<p>Existing genetic models have …