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26 unbelievable aerial photos of Earth

Have you ever wondered what the planet looks like from above? What it would be like to get a bird’s eye view of sprawling cities, stunning landscapes …

A volcano in Indonesia erupts with electric-blue lava

Although surreal, this bright blue coloration is a result of nothing more than a tweak of chemistry.<p>Volcanoes come in a variety of destructive flavors, both on Earth and on other planetary bodies in our Solar System.<p>Shield volcanoes like Kilauea effusively erupt lava, fairly slow, over long periods …

Geology

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50 Cupcake Recipes, Because Sometimes More Is More

We'll always have a soft spot for cupcakes; they're cute, individually-portioned — because really, no one likes sharing — festive, and infinitely adaptable. Sure, you could hit up Sprinkles to get your fix, but why not bake your own? We've rounded up 50 stellar recipes ranging from the classics …

Dessert

35 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat of …

Dessert

Holey Deliciousness: 12 Heavenly Doughnut Recipes

The cake-versus-yeast debate is a matter of fierce contention. These, with their crisp edges and fluffy centers, make a compelling case for the former.

10 Perfectly Sweet Cupcake Recipes (Because Cupcakes Are Still Awesome)

Having reached its fever pitch around 2011, the craze for shops selling softball-sized, gourmet-flavored, elaborately decorated cupcakes on seemingly every block in every major American city is definitely...well, definitely not a craze anymore. And as someone who tends toward savory foods, I was …

Dessert