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Mocha Layer Cake Recipe - Great British Chefs

Angela Field's mocha layer cake recipe is an impressive bake, using cacao powder and espresso for a seriously luxurious cake full of deep, heady …

Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe

Black holes are more powerful than we ever imagined. Kurzgesagt drives that point home with frightening words in a calm voice. Then they go on to …

The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

Retrogaming

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent a memo to all employees explaining why the company is resisting an FBI request to break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.</b> In it, Cook says the FBI should withdraw its demand to have Apple develop a tool to help it bypass the iPhone's passcode …

The Dark Side of Trendy Animal Photos

Think before you shoot video or snap selfies with creatures like these.<p>Selfies, GIFs, and viral videos can be deadly for wildlife. Just last week, an endangered baby dolphin died after beachgoers in Argentina hauled it out of the water to pose with it for photos. Also this month two peacocks in a …

Universal snatches up con woman story from Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn

Now that Hollywood has put at least a token effort into adapting all three of <i>Gone Girl</i> author Gillian Flynn’s so-far published novels, its hit-hungry …

150,000 penguins perish after giant iceberg traps colony

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 150,000 penguins have died since being stranded by a vast iceberg that became lodged off the coast of Antarctica six years ago, according to the journal Antarctic Science.<p>Combined with expanding ice, the B09B iceberg, which at 1,120 square miles is almost the size of Rhode Island, has …

Antarctica

HBO's 'Vinyl' has lots of sex and drugs but is light on rock 'n' roll

Martin Scorsese, the film director, and Mick Jagger, the rock star, along with "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter and journalist-screenwriter Rich Cohen, make up the formidable force behind "Vinyl," a newHBOseries about the music business set in New York in the early 1970s. For better or …

TV

What Happens When You Take Girls’ Education in Laos Beyond the Classroom?

“This was the most memorable experience of my life.”<i> — </i>Vilayvone<p>Vilayvone was sure she would never get into college. Her mother and father, a retired …

D.C. Library Fosters Kids’ Love of Learning With 5 Years of Free Books

“I think I can. I think I can.” Soon each child in the D.C. area will know the iconic phrase spoken by a tiny blue train engine determined to conquer …

Education

Books fight bombs: Why school matters in Syria and beyond

For most of us reading this right now, we are lucky enough to have been afforded our right to education. It probably doesn’t really enter our minds …

Activism

Man found on fire outside Kensington Palace dies

<b>A man has died after being found on fire outside Kensington Palace.</b><p>Officers were called to the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at 03:42 GMT but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.<p>A Met Police spokesman said: "This incident is not being treated as terrorist-related."<p>The force …

Royal Family

Why Don’t We Wipe Mosquitoes Off The Face of The Earth?

It can't be that bad, right?<p><i>This article was written by Mike Jeffries from Northumbria University in Newcastle and was originally published by The</i> …

Zika Raises the Question: Are Mosquitoes Necessary?

The insects are crucial pollinators for many plants—including orchids—and food for a range of species.<p>The mosquito—tiny, frail, eminently squishable, and yet capable of such destruction.<p>In the wake of a rapidly expanding Zika virus epidemic, many have talked of declaring war on the insect …

A simple explanation of Guillain-Barré syndrome, the rare nerve disorder that scientists suspect may be linked to Zika virus

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that causes flu-like symptoms such as fever, joint pain, rash, or red eyes. Zika infections are mild in most individuals except for pregnant women, where scientists have cited a potential link to birth defects such as microcephaly.<p>There have also been reports of a</i> …

Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest …

Brain damaged violinist makes music for first time in 27 years with mind-reading technology

Violinist Rosemary Johnson has spent the last 27 years coming to terms with the reality she would never make music again, following a devastating car crash. A member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra she was destined to become a world class musician before the road accident in 1988, which left …

Flute

Using mathematics to improve human health

Scientists at the Universities of York and Torino have used mathematics as a tool to provide precise details of the structure of protein …

Why Math and Reading Skills Usually (But Don't Always) Go Hand-In-Hand

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Do you remember second grade reading groups? They had nifty names like redbirds, bluebirds, and goldfinches to keep us from …

Time Is Math Wall Clock

• Material: Acrylic / PMMA / perspex / plexiglass<br>• Color: White , Silver , Red ,Black<br>• Size: 12 inch<br>• Appearance: trendy, elegant, exquisite, …

New mathematical model illustrates link between energy use and aging

Why does a great dane have a shorter lifespan than a pug? The answer lies in a complex relationship between energy usage and lifespan. That …

Great Dane

Think You Stink at Math? Amazon Wants to Change That.

The initiative, called "With Math I Can," hopes to change the mind-set around learning math.<p>“I stink at math.”<p>If you have kids, you’ve probably heard that phrase — or maybe you’ve even uttered some variant of it yourself. But in a world where good jobs increasingly require good math skills, that …

Expert consulting in applied mathematics

How can we help you?<p>Companies come to us for help with probability, data analysis, mathematical modeling, number crunching, … anything that falls …

Mathematics

We did the maths on rock star deaths and the answer is grim…

I waited a long time for David Bowie to die.<p>When <i>The Next Day</i> came out in 2013 - suddenly, with no adverts, no promo interviews or TV appearances – I …

Classic Rock

What are the odds of a moon landing conspiracy? (It's incredibly unlikely, says this mathematical model)

<i>When he was accused online of being involved in climate change and vaccination conspiracies, Oxford researcher David Robert Grimes devised a</i> …

Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children

<b>By Herbert P. Ginsburg</b>Reading is an opportunity for you to learn about your child’s world. Young children (roughly ages 2–6) are often described as …

Mathematics