Anna Luisa Corbetta

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The giant pyramid hidden inside a mountain

This temple at Cholula dwarfs the Great Pyramid at Giza, yet it went unnoticed by Spanish invaders. Why?<p>They arrived in their thousands. Hardened by months of war with ferocious natives, near-starvation and exotic diseases, Hernan Cortez and his Spanish army marched into the great city of Cholula …

8 Million People Have Watched This Video of a 3-Ingredient Cheesecake

Don't let looks fool you — this dessert is so easy to make.<p>Three-ingredient soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake, is a magical thing. It's blowing the minds of people on the Internet right now (myself included). With just three ingredients — eggs, dark or white chocolate, …

24 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

All the chocolate.<p>Unless you're one of the lucky few, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone (don't worry, you're not) or it convinces you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral (not true, either). The expectations of love for this one …

Dessert

How Sherlock Holmes changed the world

Modern fandom wouldn't exist without Conan Doyle’s famous creation, writes Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.<p>In 1893, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle shoved detective Sherlock Holmes off a cliff. The cliff was fictionally located in Switzerland, over the Reichenbach Falls. But Conan Doyle did the dirty work …

Literature

The secret life of Beefeaters

Having guarded the Tower of London since 1485, the Yeoman Warders welcome three million visitors a year. But the Tower doesn’t shut down when tourists leave – nor does its hidden pub.<p>It was 11 am behind the crenellated walls of one of England’s best-known attractions, and I was in a room few people …

England

Were these remote, wild islands the centre of everything?

Orkney’s number of Stone Age sites implies that the remote Scottish islands once may have been at the centre of it all. But why? An exciting new discovery could hold the clues.<p>When the owners of Brodgar Farm ploughed up a large notched stone in their field in 2003, they knew it was no normal rock. …

Archaeology

Butter Pound Cake Recipe

"This is a real rich pound cake which is tasty alone or with ice cream or a fruit topping such as peaches."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup butter<p>6 eggs<p>3 cups white …

The Best Chocolate Pastries and Desserts in NYC

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>It's rare that I enjoy a chocolate dessert without pausing to think of my childhood. On occasional Sundays, my mother would surprise us with a brown paper bag of <i>pains au chocolat</i> from Épicures, one of New York's early gourmet food …

Saved by a whisker, the kitten stuck in a bin

Dusty the kitten pulled to safety after getting her head wedged in the two-inch wide drainage hole<p>A hungry kitten called Dusty needed rescuing after getting its head firmly stuck in a drainage hole of an industrial waste bin.<p>The five-week-old female stray got herself in a tight spot while …

A Famous Frank Lloyd Wright Home Will Soon Go Up For Auction

The George D. Sturges home in Los Angeles, California is expected to bring in at least $2.5 million.<p>A famous Frank Lloyd Wright-built home in Los Angeles, California is hitting the market for the first time in nearly 50 years.<p>According to Curbed, the redwood and brick home that Wright built in …

The Real Climate Change Hoax

As a performing magician, I naturally take a keen interest in deception. So it was also with a professional, not merely personal, interest that I watched the spectacular fraud perpetrated on the world's public in Paris last month, as political leaders from nearly 200 nations signed the first …

Climate Change

Surrogacy should be treated like a sex crime, says Italian minister

Angelino Alfano says proposal to let partners adopt stepchildren subverts family values and that all Catholics should support him<p>Surrogate parents should be treated as sex offenders and sent to prison, Italy's interior minister said on Wednesday, escalating his opposition to plans to give gay and …

Ethiopian Christians Go Underground to Celebrate Christmas

Worshipers clamor up the sides of the buried rock cutouts to take part in the ceremony.<p>ROME — It has been more than 30 years since that old rocker …

How cats won the internet

The ubiquitous clips of frolicking felines reveal much about our attitudes to beauty and the absurd. They should give us hope, writes Maria Bustillos.<p><i>The following is an essay called</i> Hope Is the Thing with Fur <i>by Maria Bustillos, from the book Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong:</i><p>I once dreamed I was a grey …

Pets

The secret of Ken Follett’s success

How the author became a bestseller

Books

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Breakfast

Why does Santa wear red and why do we kiss under mistletoe? The mysteries of Christmas unwrapped

Why do we have a tree in our living room, and pull crackers at lunch? Some of our favourite Christmas traditions had their roots much further back than the Victorians<p>A tree in the living room, mince pies with our tea, and Santa coming down the chimney: all are staples of the Christmas experience, …

I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back

I placed an iPad into the outstretched hands of each of my third-grade students, and a reverent, tech-induced hush descended on our classroom. We were circled together on our gathering rug, just finished with a conversation about “digital citizenship” and “online safety” and “our school district …

Education Technology

Things to Do in Edinburgh

I often travel to Edinburgh on the train from my home in Northeast Scotland.<p>The anticipation of the first glimpse of the city builds as I walk up the ramp that leaves the station and spills out onto Waverley Bridge. I stop on the bridge to take it in: the castle on the hill to the left, the Sir …

This is what happens when the driest place on Earth gets its first rainfall in seven years

WHAT USUALLY LOOK LIKE AN ARID, INHOSPITABLE landscape has now turned in a beautiful carpet of pink mallow flowers, as well as 200 other native …

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

My City: Maximum Milan

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>By Beppe Severgnini</i><p><b>Milan</b> may not take your breath away, like Venice. It’s not as elegant as Florence, as spectacular as Rome, or as picturesque as Naples. It doesn’t have Como’s gorgeous lake or Siena’s harmonious hills. But Milan is Italy, more so than any of those lovely …

Italy

William Shakespeare: Study sheds light on Bard as food hoarder

<b>William Shakespeare's lesser known role as an illegal food hoarder 400 years ago helps us understand him as a more complex figure, says new research.</b><p>As well as hoarding during food shortages, the Aberystwyth University study said the bard was also threatened with jail for tax evasion.<p>They looked at …

William Shakespeare

Stonehenge

Travel<p><b>Site</b>: Stonehenge, Avebury, and Associated Sites<p><b>Location</b>: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1986<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria:</b> (i)(ii)(iii)<p><b>Reason for Designation</b>: These prehistoric stone circles are a striking reminder of the architectural, engineering, social, …

10 Surprising Facts About Nutella

Nutella has rescued us from breakups, from bad days at work, and often from our own hangry selves. But how much do we really know about the …

Pack All Your Summer Tomatoes Into This Tomato and Smoked Feta Tart

As a kid who loved animals and science, it was always one of my dreams to visit the Galápagos Islands, and a few months from now, thanks to the tireless last-minute organizational skills of my mother and my wife, it looks like it may actually happen. This both excites and frightens me. I have very …

Tomatoes

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Often?

Sometimes too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing—even when it comes to brushing your teeth. While there’s no denying the importance of …

Dental Care