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15 Knotty Pretzel Recipes That'll Leave You Spellbound

Soft pretzels are one of the best things to come out of concession stands, but homemade pretzels are a million times better. Pretzels are surprisingly easy to make, and there are so many varieties you've never thought of before (buffalo ranch pretzels and pumpkin beer pretzels with chipotle queso, …

Dessert

12 Baking Tricks That Make Food Prep So Much Easier

These are sure to make you seem like the best pastry chef around. (Because you are.)<p>1. Make your own buttermilk using regular milk and lemon juice.<p>Never buy buttermilk again with this trick! Using a 1-cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Fill the remainder of the cup with …

Recipes

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

Black Holes Set the Clock for Life on Earth

There is a chance – just a chance – that if black holes rule the universe, they could have "switched on" habitable planets, such as Earth, allowing …

10 Best Dinosaur Discoveries of 2015

This year was one of the best ever for paleontology, marking the discovery of a diverse group of new dino all-stars.

Science: Liking Your Alone Time May Mean Greater Success

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

Real life Dr. Dolittle Allan Dixon is animal selfie king, in pictures - Telegraph

Cute Animals

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

Are You Happier Without Facebook?

You may not 'like' the answer<p>As social networks become more and more prominent in our lives, one has to wonder if we are happier being constantly connected. The Happiness Research Institute, an “independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of life” in Copenhagen, quite …

November’s Leonid meteor shower

Here are all the details you need for 2018’s Leonid meteor shower, at its best on the mornings of November 17 and 18.<p>November’s wonderful Leonid …

Astronomy

Why Do Stars Really Twinkle?

Short answer: It’s an optical illusion<p>Aristotle reasoned that stars twinkle because people need to stretch their vision to see them, and that vision wavers. Centuries later, scientists guessed that stars spin like diamonds, twinkling as they turn through different facets. It wasn’t until the early …

University of British Columbia

Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA<p>A curator holds a stuffed juvenile great auk, which became one of the most famous victims of the drive to find ever-more exotic …

Conservation

40 Bedroom Colors That Will Make You Wake Up Happier

Because beige is no way to start the day.<p>These take-notice bedroom color ideas are total mood boosters. Once you've gotten all the inspiration you can here, check out our most stylish bedroom ideas.

Interior Design

How colliding satellites created Saturn's craziest ring

Saturn's rings are not joined together in a single glorious rainbow of rock. The striations you see in photos of the planet are caused by gaps, which create five discrete rings. The thinnest and outermost of these is the F ring. It's also the most active, having been observed to undergo changes in …

Astronomy

WATCH: Legendary Black Knight 'alien satellite' captured passing ISS AND Moon

NASA•MUFONThe 1998 Nasa image and a picture taken of the Blue Moon in July 2015<p>Footage which could show the mysterious Black Knight satellite passing …

Paranormal

Earth - What is our Universe made of?

If an alien managed to visit our Universe from a parallel reality, there is a high chance they would not even notice we exist.<p>In a way that's obvious: the Universe is enormous and our planet is but a small, pale blue dot. But it's worse than that: the aliens might not even notice all the stars and …

Europa or frying pan? Which is Jupiter's moon?

Is it moon or is it a pan? Can you spot which image is the real Europa out of the nine photographs posted by Nasa?<p>One of the images is Jupiter's moon Europa. The rest are the bottoms of frying pans after many years of wear and tear.<p>Nasa's Europa Mission released nine images and invited members of …

Space lizard? Alien creature ‘on high alert’ on Mars catches UFO fans’ eyes

Mars seems to be quite an inhabited planet, according to UFO freaks. Perhaps inspired by stories about space boobs and a space crab, they have now …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

What does a tiny creature look like at the end of the microscope? - Telegraph

Biology

Ghost of a dying star

This glowing bubble is the Southern Owl Nebula – the remnants of a dying star.<p>The shimmering orb ESO 378-1, nicknamed the Southern Owl Nebula, is a …

Researchers pluck carbon from the sky, turn it into diamonds

Carbon's the perfect material to build strong yet lightweight materials, but it's also the reason we're running head-first into an ecological apocalypse. Wouldn't it be great if we could snatch the excess CO2 from the air and use it to cheaply build aircraft fuselages, modern cars and <i>artificial</i> …

George Washington

Here's What 45 Minutes of Meteor Shower Looks Like in a Single Photo

Taken at Big Sur, this photo by Marc Donahue shows the seventy meteors that crossed his one patch of space in 45 minutes during last week’s Perseid …

Nasa Curiosity rover takes selfie on Mars

The Curiosity Rover has taken a panoramic selfie after stopping to drill into rocks at the Marias Pass on Mars<p>Nasa’s Curiosity rover used its inbuilt ‘selfie stick’ to capture this 360 degree image of itself sitting in the Marias Pass region of Mars.<p>The robot has been in the area drilling into rock …

Mars Rover

Our Milky Way Galaxy: A Traveler's Guide (Infographic)

Our Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy containing 400 billion stars bound together by gravity. From Earth, the galaxy has the appearance of a …

Starbucks Holiday Drinks, Ranked According To Hype

It's that time of year again: Thanksgiving hasn't even hit and stores are already decked out in holiday cheer. Lights are up on trees, stars are hanging from street lamps and little red cups are out in full form. We're not talking about Solo cups, but the ubiquitous Starbucks holiday cups, of …