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Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Doughnuts

Meet Vega, Sri Lanka's all-electric supercar

At first blush, it’s lunacy – a 900-horsepower, all-electric supercar from an island nation best known for tea and tourism, not tech.<p>Yet the team behind the stunning Vega sports car has credentials – and financial backing – befitting similar passion projects emerging in California’s Silicon Valley. …

Sri Lanka

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

San Francisco Bay Area

The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad

If you’ve unwrapped a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas, here is the Guardian’s guide to the best new apps to download<p>For most people with a smartphone or tablet, their most-used apps weren’t released in 2014. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Candy Crush Saga, Kindle, Spotify, Clash of Clans, …

'Leviathan' Movie Review

An ordinary man suffers at the hands of church and state in this devastating Russian drama<p>Why should you suffer through a 140-minute Russian film …

American Sniper feeds America's hero complex, and it isn't the truth about war

Real life is not like the movies. So why does Hollywood keep trying to make us believe that elite commandos can do anything, and save anyone, all the time?<p>American Sniper review: Clint Eastwood’s heartfelt salute to US muscle in Iraq<p>Like most people, I could only imagine what war was like before I …

OS & OOS upholsters Keystone chair in Raf Simons' Kvadrat textiles

Eindhoven studio OS & OOS have unveiled a version of their Keystone chair upholstered in textiles from the Raf Simons collection for Danish company …

Hikers Record Themselves Walking on Ice as Clear as Glass in Slovakian Mountains

Two hikers recently stumbled upon an amazing phenomenon while exploring the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia–a frozen lake with a surface as clear as glass. In a viral video shared by Tomas Nunuk, one of the hikers, he and his friend find themselves walking on ice so transparent that the rocks at …

Hiking

LEGO Enthusiast's Bird Models Will Soon Hit the Shelves

In 2012, we shared the fantastic work of Bristol-based LEGO enthusiast and bird lover, Tom Poulsom. His affinity for the winged creatures lead him to construct a series of popular birds in the UK and North America. They are stunning in their attention to detail, and we're happy to report that …

Lego

Starry Oregon Skies Sparkle in Breathtaking Milky Way Photo Series

Ben Coffman spends his nights capturing the starry skies of Oregon, and the results are astonishing. The Portland-based photographer frequents Crater Lake and other iconic Oregon vistas during odd hours to achieve awe-inspiring, long-exposure shots showcasing the Milky Way.<p>The effortless natural …

Photography

Hardcore Athlete Portraits of Weightlifting Grandmas and Basketball Playing Grandpas

Advertising imagery for everything from basketball shoes to weightlifting attire usually features muscled athletes performing some amazing (if …

Tour New York’s Underground Art Museum

New Yorkers and tourists may head to the Met and MoMA to look at art, but many of the city's best works lie beneath the streets, as part of the MTA's …

Optical Illusions

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

Morgan Freeman

30 Creative Tattoos That Make Clever Use Of The Body

The rising popularity of tattoos and the easing of the taboo surrounding them means that more and more people are choosing to express themselves with …

Etymology

Supercar Blueprint: 6500 Mile 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP500S

This 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP500S (VIN ZA9C00500CLA12540) looks amazing in red with gold tone telephone dials, and though we normally prefer this …

Artist Transforms Children's Drawings into Adorable Plush Toys

Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls “softies,” are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up–from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed …

Kids

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

How to bring Kinect-like gesture control to your Apple TV

We know that Apple is interested in giving the Apple TV Kinect-like motion sensing abilities — they bought the 3D motion tracking company behind the tech last year, after all — but who knows when, if ever, it will actually come to living rooms.<p>If you want to start waving your way through your Apple …

See the artwork that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle

These images seem to appear in front of your eyes - as they're formed from a formation of 160 glass strips.<p>The artwork is a quirky anamorphic structure that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle, when a fish or a bird is brought to life before quickly disappearing.<p>Despite three images completing …

Root & Bone's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

In honor of National Homemade Bread day, Root & Bone, a New York City mecca for rural Southern cooking, shares the recipe for their must-try buttery biscuits.<p><b>Root & Bone Buttermilk Biscuits:</b><p>Makes about 35<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>750g Wondra flour<p>45g baking powder<p>15g salt<p>100g honey<p>8 oz butter (frozen, grated on …

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …