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One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

How To Microwave Mug Cakes That Actually Taste Good

Attention, dorm-bound people. Here are some important tips and recipes from the author of a new mug cake cookbook.<p>Microwave mug cakes are not as good as real cakes. But they are awesome in a different way: You can make them fast enough to satisfy an emergency homemade treat craving without an oven, …

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39 Sweet Ways To Eat Berries For Breakfast

Blueberry muffins? Absolutely. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Breakfast

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Cupcakes

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .

The Spirit of Winter

A series of Winter photos, all taken 2012 and 2013 in Finland.

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum)<p>While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museums that take child-friendliness to a much higher level. These institutions are specifically designed to engage the younger set through hands-on, …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

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Ricotta Cake with Fresh Berries

4.5<p>4.5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>A light ricotta cake topped with macerated …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

7 Awesome Photos Of The 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Stargaze without leaving your laptop.<p>Missed the peak of the Perseid meteor shower last night, or just want to compare shots? Check out these lovely photos, shared by folks in several places throughout the Northern Hemisphere.<p>The Perseids occur annually from July to August, peaking one night in …

Marine biologists call this borg-like organism the unicorn of the sea

Large portions of the internet think the narwhal is the unicorn of the sea. Large portions of the internet are wrong. That title clearly belongs to …

National sea simulator to offer insights into Great Barrier Reef perils

A groundbreaking new sea simulator will recreate human impacts on marine conditions in a bid to better understand urgent challenges such as the starfish plague and bleaching that has ravaged the Great Barrier Reef.<br>The National Sea Simulator, or SeaSim, was unveiled by science minister Kim Carr in …

Whales flee from military sonar leading to mass strandings, research shows

Whales flee from the loud military sonar used by navies to hunt submarines, new research has proven for the first time. The studies provide a missing link in the puzzle that has connected naval exercises around the world to unusual mass strandings of whales and dolphins.<p>Beaked whales, the most …

Why One Nation Wants To Turn Its Undersea Volcanoes Into A National Park

Back in 2008, researchers discovered a massive hydrothermal vent system in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, between Greenland and Norway. This is basically a group of enormous undersea volcanoes, more than 7,500 feet underwater, shooting out superheated water in 40-foot plumes of sulfides. They were …

Forest Corridors Help Link Tiger Populations in India

A tiger in the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Photo by Dineshkannambadi<p>A group of animals separated from their kin by miles of roads, crop …

Dolphins, Sharks, and Mermaids, Oh, My! Interview With a Real-life Mermaid and Ocean Activist

We're not in Kansas, anymore in our popular imaginations. In fact, Dorothy, in the 21st century, we're not even on land anymore. We're underwater. Perhaps it was inevitable that as coastlines sink and monster hurricanes flood our cities with increasing fury, we wake up to the fact that ours is a …

Cracking how life arose on Earth may help clarify where else it might exist

Does life exist elsewhere or is our planet unique, making us truly alone in the universe? Much of the work carried out by NASA, together with other …

Unexpectedly well-organized planetary systems

Planetary systems orbiting other stars have been found to be more organised than our planetary system.<p>In fact, the way that they are arranged means …

Dolphins have 'longest social memory' among non-humans

<b>Forget about elephants - scientists say that dolphins have the longest memories yet found in a non-human species.</b><p>Researchers in the US say that even after 20 years of separation, dolphins could recall the whistles of former companions.<p>The authors believe that these long-term memories are a product …

Great news: India declares it morally unacceptable to keep dolphins captive for entertainment purposes! http://t.co/KnEvL60ACz

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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University's website lets you keep track of sharks

One tiger shark, affectionately known as Harry Lindo, swam an unprecedented 27,000 miles in three years. A couple of others, a tiger and a shortfin …

Earth 2 Hub - Visioning the Future - Showreel 2013

NASA Ponders Life-Seeking Mission to Europa Moon

<b>With tantalizing hints of a global salty ocean lying beneath a layer of fractured ice, Jupiter‘s moon Europa has been catapulted to the top of the list of suitable homes for ETs in the solar system.</b><p>Now NASA has begun mapping out what a future mission to this intriguing worldlet may look like.<p>A new …