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Best Ever Coconut Cream Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>To make the cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut out 3 8-inch round pieces of parchment paper and place them in the bottom of 3 …

Sponge Cake

Makes one 13x9" cake<p>This recipe can also be used to make a 9" round cake; cook time is the same. If you like, double the recipe for a two-layer cake. It’s great with fruits, jams, and any fillings that are a little bit wet and can be soaked into the cake (...like a sponge!).<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>…

The scientific breakthrough that enabled physicists to solve the puzzle of infinity

During the mid 20th century, physicists were grappling with a perplexing puzzle. It seemed that every time they applied equations to explain fundamental properties we see and experience around us — like the mass of a particle or what happens when two particles interact with each other — they always …

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

Brand New Math May Explain Strange Phenomena in Space-Time

Of Patterns and Disturbances<p>Mathematicians from the University of Utah have developed a new mathematical theory that could explain how waves and …

Physics

Donald Trump’s plan to bring jobs back to America comes with one giant asterisk

If you call something “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere,” you kind of have to get rid of it when you have the chance.<p>So it seems like only a matter of time before President Trump really does begin to pull us out of the North American Free Trade Agreement so that he can try to …

Economics

The war on facts is a war on democracy: Scientific community has a warning for President Trump

<b>(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>In a time when facts don’t matter — and science is being muzzled — American democracy is the real victim<p>Jonathan Foley<p>January 30, 2017 12:29am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>There is a new incumbent in the White House, a new Congress has …

Trump signals changes to US interrogation, detention policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's renewed embrace of torture in the fight against Islamic extremism sets up a heated dispute with a long …

GOP leaders: Bill to build wall will cost up to $15 billion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Congress will move legislation this year providing up to $15 billion to build a wall along the Mexican boundary, Republican …

Science Is the Latest Casualty of Trump’s War on Truth

A Trump spokesman said, then tried to unsay, that EPA science would be reviewed by politicians. Republicans have tried this before.<p>This week, the EPA …

Bitcoin doesn’t care what Silicon Valley thinks—it’s trading at a 34-month high

There’s been plenty of news to keep bitcoin down this year, from plunging venture capital investment to rising skepticism about blockchain technology’s viability in the marketplace. Yet the cryptocurrency is trading at its highest levels since its insane bull run of 2013.<p>Today, bitcoin hit $788.49, …

Bitcoin

Physicists Think These Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

"Strange stars" could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other material. …

Here's What The Trump Presidency Will Mean For Net Neutrality

Things are going to change a lot under the Trump presidency–not least because he will have the full force of the Senate and the House of Representatives behind him. While net neutrality was never a big talking point of Donald Trump’s campaign, it is likely to figure in to his first 100 days in …

Net Neutrality

The future of pop culture: robot performers, an avatar Drake and a Kanye West superstore

AI, VR and smartphones are changing the way we consume culture, but what comes next? From film to visual arts, we explore entertainment’s new frontiers<p><b>You can star alongside Leo when cinema enters its ‘karaoke’ phase</b>

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Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

The eight scientific breakthroughs set to revolutionise our future

Science is the scaffolding on which innovation is built. From quantum computers to 3D-printed organs, genetic tweaking and super-strong materials, …

Albert Einstein

The sun poses a crippling yet little-known threat to Minnesota — here's what is at stake

Minnesota is a likely and high-risk target for a crippling threat from the sun, according to a recent USGS study.<p>That threat, called a coronal mass ejection, is a giant spray of charged particles that our sun frequently burps off its roiling, plasmatic surface.<p>Each high-speed cloud of particles can …

Tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh

Video<p>by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin<br>published on 16 September 2016<p>The newly discovered, partially broken, tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh: "the …

A Siberian River Has Mysteriously Turned Blood Red

Alarmed Russians are sharing photos on social media of a Siberian river that has suddenly and mysteriously turned blood red.<p>Russian authorities are trying to determine the cause of the ominous change to the Daldykan River, located above the Arctic Circle and flowing through the mining town of …

Social Media

How To Make The Best Overnight Oats Recipe

Shares 3K<p>If your mornings are crazy busy, breakfast doesn’t get any easier than this <b>easy apple crisp overnight oats recipe</b>.<p>Gluten-free oatmeal is …

Breakfast

Science and IT students struggle to get jobs upon graduation, study finds

Grattan Institute reports only half of those graduating with degrees in science found work within four months, 17% below the average for all graduates<p>Graduates with bachelor degrees in science struggle to find work in comparison with their counterparts in other science, technology, engineering and …

We are living in the future: Alphabet & GSK in $715M deal to develop ‘bioelectronic medicine’

It doesn’t seem that long ago when putting tiny machines into people’s bodies to cure or manage diseases was the stuff of science-fiction, but bioelectronics is a real – if very new – field of medicine. Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences) and pharma company GSK are …

50 Charming American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When you plan a vacation, most people tend to go to more popular places, right? It's usually cities they've read about or towns and attractions that have been recommended by friends and family. But that's about to change, because there are plenty of small towns in …

New England

4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Successful people never stop learning.<p>Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest …

Self-improvement

Google boasts quantum computing breakthrough with first display of real-world use

Scientists team up with Google to demonstrate one of the first real-world uses for quantum computers.<p>US and UK scientists have teamed up with Google …

Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

<b>The quest for storage devices that pack more information into a smaller space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.</b><p>Dutch scientists developed rewritable memory that stores information in the positions of individual chlorine atoms on a copper surface.<p>The …