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Baked layered aubergines with tomato, ricotta and mint

I learnt to make a version of this in Greece, where sweet-flavoured fresh spearmint is used to season aubergine, with brilliant results. You can usually find pots of spearmint in garden centres in summer, but if not, use ordinary mint. Aubergines are nicer, and less slimy, if you choose smaller …

Italian Food

The Most Terrifying Glass Slide Ever Opens Atop LA Skyscraper

Beware this new Los Angeles attraction if you’re afraid of heights. I know I am because <i>nope.</i><p>The Skyslide, a glass slide fixed along the tallest …

Los Angeles

India's $4 smartphone will begin shipping next week

Earlier this year, a $4 smartphone meant for the rural Indian market was announced, sending waves throughout the industry. Believe it or not, it’s real — and about to start shipping.<p>The Freedom 251 is now set to start shipping on June 30 to those who pre-ordered the device. Built by India’s Ringing …

41 Starbucks Secret Menu Items and How to Order Them

Pinterest<p>After years of serving as your source for all things Starbucks, we believe we've racked up enough street cred to finally reveal our curated list of the best drinks on the Starbucks Secret Menu. From Butterbeer Lattes, to Fruity Pebbles Frappuccinos—once you try one (or all) of these …

New Ultrathin Solar Cells Are Light Enough to Sit on a Soap Bubble

Scientists have created the thinnest, lightest solar power cells yet — so lightweight that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble without popping …

You can finally disable the iPhone's default apps

The newest versions of Apple's iOS 9 allows you to delete more than 30 stock apps included on the iPhone<p>It started with Stocks, then Apple added iBooks, Maps, Watch, Health, Tips and more. There are now 32 apps on the iPhone that users are unable to get rid of.<p>Many of these are essential, like …

Watch How the Mafia Is Corrupting the Italian Olive Oil Industry

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State of Emergency Declared as Brazil Faces Virus That Shrinks Babies' Brains

And it’s spreading quickly through neighbouring countries.<p>Between 2014 and 2015, Brazil has seen the number of babies born with microcephaly - a rare …

Talking Sake With Katana Sommelier Johanes Yoharry

Johanes Yoharry, one of the few certified sake sommeliers in Atlanta, oversees the wine and sake program at Katana Tappanyaki and Sushi in Buckhead and Ichiban Steak and Sushi in Cumming and Alpharetta. A veteran of Japanese restaurants for more than 15 years, Yoharry recently educated Eater on all …

New York City

This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Stand Under It When It Rains

The Tree of Death.<p>In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with …

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15 secret features hidden in your iPhone

Your iPhone has a lot of hidden features you may not know about, like a hidden map of everywhere you've been and the ability to let you control your screen by tilting your head.<p>We've rounded together 15 hidden features that will help make you an iPhone power user.

The 7 Best iPhone Hacks We Learned in 2015

If you haven't tried these yet, get on it ASAP.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, this year's best iPhone hacks can solve all your smartphone-related woes. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts, and more.

Batteries

Mystery of swirling Northern Lights finally solved

Scientists from Japan's Kyoto and Kyushu Universities have identified the cause of auroral surges, the dancing polar lights that have endured as one …

Some hackers just won’t go away — to the annoyance of big tech companies

George “geohot” Hotz just won’t go away, and big tech corporations are very likely annoyed about that. It shows that young hackers can grow up to be slightly older hackers who are still thorns in the sides of the establishment.<p>The 26-year-old hacker came back into the news this week as he unveiled …

Mother Teresa to become a saint after Pope Francis recognizes 2nd miracle

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, paving her way to sainthood.<p>On Thursday, he ratified a miracle attributed to her after her death, the Italian Catholic Bishops' association's official newspaper Avvenire reported.<p>Catholics believe a saint is …

Move Over, Graphene: Borophene Could Be the Strongest Material Ever

Graphene is the best-known two-dimensional material, with its atom-thick layers proving plenty of fascinating material properties. But now a team of …

Nanotech

Can Christmas Lights Really Play Havoc With Your Wi-Fi?

<i>A telephone regulator has warned that festive decorations can spoil your festive internet fun. Here’s the science.</i><p>Ofcom, the UK’s independent …

Wi-Fi

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Breakthroughs

Sound Waves Could Power the Hard Drives of the Future

Our need to store data is growing at an astonishing rate. An estimated 2.7 zettabytes (2.721) of data are currently held worldwide, equivalent to …

Engineering

A Tapeworm With Cancer Gave Its Tumors to Someone

Tapeworms are bad enough. They get inside people, lay their eggs, and cause symptoms such as diarrhea and weakness. And they can infest a body for a lifetime.<p>But doctors were stunned to find out they can do something worse: infect people with tumors.<p>“We were amazed when we found this new type of …

Cancer

Myanmar Election: What You Need to Know About Historic Vote

MYAUNGMYA, Myanmar — When Aung San Suu Kyi's candidate emerges at a campaign rally in southern Myanmar, the crowd bursts into cheers and showers him with flowers, confident that the opposition will prevail this weekend after decades of struggle against military rulers.<p>The scene in the town of …

The Pentagon Spent Nearly $43 Million On A Gas Station In Afghanistan

"It’s hard to imagine a more outrageous waste of money."<p>WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense spent almost $43 million to build a compressed natural gas station in Afghanistan that would have cost up to $500,000 anywhere else and which may no longer even be operational, a congressional watchdog …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

Last week changes to the Windows 10 upgrade path mean it is going to become increasingly difficult for any non-techy users to avoid being pushed to Microsoft’s new operating system. But given Windows 10 <i>is</i> better than Windows 7 and Windows 8, why would that be a problem? Because of policies like …

Windows 10

Dirty Chai Porridge Is Practically Perfect In Every Way

Can't decide between coffee or tea? Hot or cold cereal? With this breakfast, you can actually have it all.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the</i> …

Breakfast

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

The US is Finally Heeding Warnings About a Monster Solar Storm

We’re all too familiar with the dangers posed by earthquakes, droughts, and hurricanes. But there’s another natural phenomena that represents a …

Hydrogen or electric: which will drive petrol cars off the road?

As drivers look to the future, will it be hydrogen that is powering their vehicles in coming decades?<p>There is a race taking place in the motor industry between two powerful camps to decide what will propel the cars of the future.<p>On one side sit some of the big names of car making: Japanese giant …

Energy

9 of the Spookiest Types of Produce

When it comes to Halloween produce, pumpkins have a stronghold. There's nothing quite like a moody pile, whether or not you take the time to carve them.<p>But there's no reason other types of produce can't fit into the holiday just as well. After all, pumpkins weren't even the first jack-o'-lanterns, …