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15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Dessert

2014 Jaguar F-type V-8 S

The Pied Piper: Come, children, and be charmed by Jaguar's first true sports car in a generation.<p>Hamlin, West Virginia, is nowhere. Which is exactly the place Jaguar sports-car development has been for the past 40 years. The XK? That, good sir, is a GT. That anything small and uncompromisingly …

"The Universe is Shrinking" --Bold New Theory Challenges Standard View of an Expanding Cosmos

In his paper: <i>A Universe Without Expansion</i>, Wettrich discusses a cosmological model "where the universe shrinks rather than expands during the …

How a vast ancient city was discovered in the Cambodian jungle

'It should be about here," Stéphane De Greef says. He glances at a hand-held GPS, then examines his surroundings: charred tree stumps, termite mounds and a low tangle of bushes, saplings and thorny vines that cling to clothing and scrape flesh.<p>On the GPS screen, a black-and-white image shows that …

Archaeology

Canadian Forces test ‘Loki,’ a stealth snowmobile for covert Arctic ops

The Canadian military has been secretly test-driving a $620,000 stealth snowmobile in its quest to quietly whisk troops on clandestine operations in the Arctic.<p>The Canadian Press has learned that soldiers have taken the new hybrid-electric snowmobile prototype on trial runs to evaluate features …

Canada

How to build your business through distinct customer service

Think about the goods and services you purchased this week and ask yourself, "Was the customer service level exceptional, ordinary, or poor?"<p>The research I do for clients repeatedly demonstrates that the majority of customer service experiences are on the latter end of that scale. Disturbingly, …

Customer Service

3 Food Trucks We Love at the Durham Farmers Market, North Carolina

Out of the 50-odd food trucks cruising around Durham, North Carolina (check out our favorites here), you can always count on three or four parking alongside the Durham Farmers' Market, ready to serve an eclectic mix of portable breakfast and lunch offerings to the town's locavores and early risers. …

Latin Cuisine: How To Make Tequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks)

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Back in February, I posted a recipe for guasacaca, a Venezuelan avocado salsa. While that green creamy sauce got some love, it was clear from Serious Eaters that the real star were the <b>tequeños</b> also in the photo—made …

Valve’s Former Steam Guru Jason Holtman Lands At Microsoft To Spearhead Its PC Gaming Efforts

Microsoft confirmed today that it has hired Jason Holtman to help lead its PC gaming efforts. Holtman left Valve in February for unknown reasons. As Neowin reported, he was known in that role for his work on Steam, the exceedingly popular PC game sale and delivery platform.<p>Microsoft has a similar …