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100 Best Recipes Ever: Desserts

F&W's editors combed through the more than 10,000 recipes we've published in our 35 years of existence to find the very best. We only had room for …

Ask JJ: Type 2 Diabetes

<b>Dear JJ: My doctor just diagnosed me with pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes runs in my family, but I will not accept it as my fate. You've written about sugar's detrimental impact, so how can I get this under control so it doesn't blow up into full-blown diabetes?</b><p>Diabetes doesn't happen overnight or …

Companies Start Building Habitat Prototypes For Future Mars Missions

As stated by Washington, technology, and engine construction is a challenging endeavor. Even more challenging is the concept of maintaining the …

Space Science

Striking "Double Exposure" GIFs Replace Fashion with Energetic Nature

Exploring the concept of the universe within, dynamic duo Ayla El-Moussa and Lucas Ighile present a striking collection of double exposed GIFs. <i>Deep Discovery</i> is the newest addition to their series of visual philosophies, organized under the company name 25th Century. <i>Deep Discovery</i> dances along the …

Greek Photographers Win Pulitzer Prize With These Haunting Images Of Refugee Crisis

"Their voice was heard through our photographs and our stories," said Pulitzer winner Yannis Behrakis.<p>Two teams of photographers working for The New York Times and Reuters received the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday for documenting the journeys of migrants and refugees.<p>The …

Nutrition

Anchovies May Be The Secret To Living Past 100

The other secret: Having good genes.<p>Everlasting life might not be found in the waters of the elusive fountain of youth, but rather in the abundant sea just off the Mediterranean coast.<p>Acciaroli, Italy is a small town of about 600 people who smoke, don't jog and are often overweight. But a whopping …

Researchers Develop All-Weather Solar Cell That Generates Power From Rain As Well

It is now possible to get more energy from the sun than it was ten years ago. In China, there is now a way to collect solar power when it rains or is …

Clean Energy

This mysterious startup wants to kill computers for good

A startup called Magic Leap is working on a headset that displays augmented reality (AR), which means overlaying virtual images on top of the real world. And if all goes according to plan, it'll be able replace all the screens in your life.<p>In fact, according to a new profile on Magic Leap in Wired, …

Augmented Reality

Futuristic Apple touchscreen will let you feel textures and temperatures

3D Touch is all well and good, but future Apple devices may incorporate advanced haptic technology which lets software simulate textures ranging from the grain of wood surface to the cold feeling of metal.<p>That’s according to a new patent published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The Ultimate Devil's Food Cake

I dreamt about chocolate cake the other night.<p>Chocolate cake plagues me unlike any other baking project. There are so many versions, from buttermilk to cocoa to flourless. Until now I’ve been sticking with my go-to recipe (from the back of the Hershey’s box), but can one person ever be satisfied …

Dessert

Can we trust robots to make moral decisions?

Last week, Microsoft inadvertently revealed the difficulty of creating moral robots. Chatbot Tay, designed to speak like a teenage girl, turned into a Nazi-loving racist after less than 24 hours on Twitter. “Repeat after me, Hitler did nothing wrong,” she said, after interacting with various …

The Future

A Living Wall That Generates Electricity From Moss

Moss is now being used to generate electricity. Elena Mitrofanova has produced a living wall that provides clean energy. “Moss Voltaics” use live …

Clean Energy

Carte Blanche Recipes: Coconut Cream Cake by Sugar & Cloth

When we asked a trio of bloggers to put their own unique spin on our blank-slate Lotus Dinnerware and share a recipe, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth …

Dessert

Future skylines: 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>Rain-making buildings and a bee hive-like tower covered in buzzing drones -- these are the structures that could shape the skylines of the future.<p>Both concepts were submitted to the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which invites young architects and designers from …

Skyscrapers

Marc Vetri’s Favorite Ricotta Pie

<i>When we asked Marc Vetri—award-winning chef, restaurateur, philanthropist and our cool new coworker—to share some thoughts on pie for our newest</i> …

Baking

Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw Bring New Dimension to The Crucible

<i>Ben Whishaw and Saoirse Ronan play foes and former lovers in Ivo van Hove’s Broadway revival of</i> The Crucible_._<p>If you are in the market for revelatory—and pulse-quickening—productions of plays that you thought you knew all too well, then the Belgian director Ivo van Hove is your man. On the heels …

Saoirse Ronan

Now anyone can build their own version of Microsoft's racist, sexist chatbot Tay

Company releases open-source chatbot framework allowing developers to build their own versions of its disastrous Twitter bot experiment<p>Microsoft has released open source tools for people to build their own chatbots, as it set out its view of the immediate future of artificial intelligence as …

Rare Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Vast Collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Here are just a few of the fascinating artifacts you might encounter during a visit to The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.: Moon rocks; the Hope Diamond; the fossilized skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex; ancient mummies dating back to 1200 BC–and …

Paleontology

16 Films You Should See This Season

spring movies<p><i>Everybody Wants Some!!</i><br>After his incomparable portrait of growing up in <i>Boyhood</i>, Richard Linklater kicks back in this amiable quasi-sequel to his teen classic, <i>Dazed and Confused</i>. Set on a Texas campus in the ’80s, it stars <i>Glee</i>’s Blake Jenner as a freshman baseball player who moves into a …

Alexander Skarsgård

How to see all the terrifying things Google knows about you

We have come to accept that the technology we interact with on a daily basis is tracking and recording our every move.<p>Your iPhone knows everywhere you've been, Google Maps is always tracking your location, and Facebook has built a detailed character profile of all its users.<p>By following these five …

AdWords

11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

Doctors may treat dying patients for too long, finds BMA report

Inquiry into end-of-life care finds some doctors carry on giving treatment to dying patients because of pressure from relatives<p>Some doctors go on treating dying patients beyond the point at which it provides benefit because of pressure from relatives or a fear of perceived failure, a report by the …

Researchers have a radical plan to freeze rising sea water and transport it to Antarctica

A new study investigates one radical solution: 'geoengineering,' or reshaping the planet in a substantial way. In this case, by enlarging Antarctica's continental glacier via pumping ocean water onto the ice surface.<p>If it works, and the ice sheet grows thicker, it could sequester huge volumes of …

Climate Change

Understanding Schizophrenia

Childhood schizophrenia is a severe brain disorder which causes children to interpret reality abnormally. This type of mental condition is …

New plastic-eating bacteria could help save planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists in Japan have discovered a strain of bacteria that can eat plastic, a finding that might help solve the world's fast-growing plastic pollution problem.<p>The species fully breaks down one of the most common kinds of plastic called Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It's the type …

Pollution

Our brains are wired to predict the future — but it might be holding us back

According to computer scientist Ray Kurzweil, humans struggle to comprehend a fundamental part of the modern world because of one major hangup.<p>Although our brains are hardwired to predict the future, <b>we're not pre-programmed to think exponentially</b>.<p>Kurzweil brought this up in a talk with …

Singularity

A Robotic Ceiling Sets the Precedent for AI Architecture

In ‘Aurora,’ architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi imagines a future of sensory spaces.<p>Architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi has created a number of mind-bendingly futuristic and inspiring installations, from breathing walls to morphing headpieces. Her latest, <i>Aurora</i>, an …

Robotics

IBM Is Uploading the Weirdest Damn Robot Videos on YouTube

Carrie Fisher giving robot therapy is, like, the most normal out of the batch.<p>IBM's YouTube channel is not, uh, typically the most engaging. Let's just say that at certain points in the last few weeks it has uploaded PowerPoint presentations. But a weird, weird batch of videos posted today are …

Carrie Fisher