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Goodbye Cronuts, Hello Shaved Ice! Bidding Farewell to the Foods of 2014 and Welcoming the Foods of 2015

In the fickle world of foodie culture, culinary trends swing in and out of fashion about as quickly as It bags. Cronuts may have caused mass hysteria in 2014, but, like the cupcake before them, will their coolness factor fade into a distant memory? Here, we bid farewell to the foods of 2014 (it’s …

Lying on Facebook profiles can implant false memories, experts warn

A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality<p>Embellishing the truth to impress friends on sites like Facebook may implant false memories, psychologists have warned.<p>A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality, and …

2014: The year we reinvented meat

<b>(stefbennett/Shutterstock)</b><p>Move over, cows and chickens<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 28, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>The companies that did the most to change the food system this year weren't the ones that got rid of the antibiotics in their otherwise undesirable offerings (à la Chick-fil-A) or that marketed …

Xmas Preparations Around the World

Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

In Cuba, some still remember three decades of “silent Christmases”

Just a week after US president Barack Obama and Cuban president Raúl Castro made history by announcing that the United States and Cuba would normalize diplomatic relations, much focus in the American media has been on the isolation that Cuba has lived in for over five decades.<p>Part of that isolation …

Cuba

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Pictures of the Week 12.25.14

Facebook's oldest fan dies at 114

PLAINVIEW, Minn. -- The oldest person in the state of Minnesota, a woman who lied about her age so she could get a Facebook page, passed away Sunday after a life that spanned more than 114 years.<p>Anna's son Harlan Stoehr said she died in her sleep Sunday morning at her senior apartment in Plainview, …

5 moderately disturbing ways to experience the weirdness of the holidays online

We know why you’re here. And it’s okay.<p>You’re online, maybe hunched over your smartphone, or hidden in a room browsing the Web just to get a little me time.<p>You need a mental break from weeks of stress shopping. You need to get away from the those long unseen relatives who can’t even be bothered to …

The best Android games of 2014

Monument Valley, The Room Two, Clumsy Ninja and much, much more in our pick of games released this year through the Google Play store.<p>• <b>The best Android apps of 2014</b><p>What we say: Beautiful puzzler Monument Valley won bags of critical acclaim in 2014, deservedly. It’s a surreal shape-shifting game …

Artist Melts Glass Rods Together to Create a Loaf of Awesomeness

Californian artist Loren Stump is a master of the ancient Italian glass art of <i>murrine.</i> The age-old technique involves fusing canes of glass together …

Digital Art

Spanish Artist Reveals The Ugly Side Of Society In Controversial Illustrations

Spanish artist, Luis Quiles, is known for causing splash after splash with his controversial artwork, which reveals the ugly side of society. Quiles …

Digital Art

Microsoft Introduces the Surface Tablet

The new Microsoft Surface tablet on display following a press conference at Pier 57 to officially launch Windows 8 and the tablet in New York on October 25, 2012.

The Year's Most Googled Fashion Designer Might Surprise You

Bethany Mota didn't need a high-profile runway show to get attention.<p>The fashion designer who set trends on Google this year didn't show at Fashion Week. Instead, she made a name for herself online.<p>Google has released its top search terms of the year, and Bethany Mota<p>topped its list of fashion …

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

The Diet That Can Save Your Life

What you eat can dramatically affect your chances of developing heart disease, a.k.a. the number-one killer of women in the U.S.<p>When many women think of something that could seriously threaten their health, the bogeyman often starts with a "C": cancer. But if you're going to fear anything, it …

Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city called Yiwu. Tim Maughan visited the global epicentre of festive decorations and plastic gifts.<p>I’m a few hours away from Shanghai and I’ve not seen daylight for over three hours. I’m also hopelessly lost. I’ve been …

Christmas Ornaments

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years.<p>In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans for building …

Books review of 2014: novel ways of seeing

Some of the best books of 2014 have defied the conventions of genre, but two young writers of fiction have triumphed, says Gaby Wood<p>Earlier this year, Rachel Cusk claimed she’d lost faith in fiction. It seemed “fake and embarrassing”, she said; in her view, autobiography was “increasingly the only …

Pictures of the Week 12.18.14

Cold Spice: Using Seasoning to Stay Healthy This Winter

Few things convey the arrival of the festive season as well as the smell of spices; from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg, these scents are synonymous …

Food

YouTube's top 10 trailers of 2014

In a world where trailers rack up millions of views, there can be only one No. 1 most viewed sneak peek.<p>YouTube has released its list of the most …

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.<p>Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they’re folded up, and they’re awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator. Folding electric bikes are even bulkier. But the Impossible Bike, a new electric bike now crowdfunding on …

NYC Holiday Window Displays

A Look At The Photographer Behind Andy Warhol's Silver Factory

At the mention of Andy Warhol’s name one specific color comes to mind: silver. The artist became known for his Silver Factory -- which, as you may have guessed, was a space covered entirely in silver. It was also the birthplace of many iconic Warhol artworks, from films and Brillo Boxes to the …