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All The Cakes You Can Make With Just A Box Of Cake Mix And A Bottle Of Soda

It would appear that no cake recipe is as easy to follow as the one printed on the back of a cake mix box.<p>Eggs, butter (or oil), water. Heat, beat, bake. Easy as cake from a box pie.<p>But there <i>is</i> something easier, dear cake-lovers. Swap all but the cake mix for a bottle of soda. As Youtuber Mind Over …

4 Things That've Been Extracted From Animal Poop, Which We Choose To Consume Anyway

If you think your latest meal or cup of coffee was kind of crappy -- well, you just might be on to something.<p>In the latest installment of "trends we never wanted to see happen," more and more things we eat or drink are being extracted from poop. That's right, poop.<p>It's our doodie duty to figure out …

Decapitated Worms Regrow Heads, Keep Old Memories

<b>In French Revolution-style, researchers decapitated flatworms—then did something that would give even Madam Defarge the creeps.</b><p>The scientists let the worms’ heads grow back and found that their memories returned along with the new noggins, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of Experimental</i> …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Fukushima Groundwater Shows Record Radiation Levels

By Kentaro Hamada and Antoni Slodkowski<p>TOKYO, July 9 (Reuters) - Japan may restart several reactors shut down by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in about a year, a senior regulator said in an interview on Tuesday, a day after new safety rules went into effect designed to avoid a repeat of the disaster.<p>…

Pollution in northern China has shaved residents’ life expectancy by an average of 5.5 years

In 1999, Shanghai’s mayor at the time visited Beijing and, noticing the smog, said, “If I worked in your Beijing, I would shorten my life at least five years.” His comment turned out to be not just prescient but weirdly precise. According to a new study, air pollution in northern China has …

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Bangladesh Garment Sales Soar Despite Deadly Incidents

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's exports rose 16.3 percent in June to $2.7 billion on the year, boosted by stronger clothing sales, an export body said on Tuesday, as the low-cost country retains its allure for cost-crunching global retailers despite deadly incidents.<p>Duty-free access to Western …

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World's 20 Best Surf Towns

A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

5 Food Frauds You Might Have to Watch For

<b>Europe's horsemeat scandal</b> has brought food fraud to the forefront, so much so that we are still reading about horse-peddling restaurateurs back-pedaling on their convictions and what the EU health commissioner's office recommends. But, really, faked food is almost as old as civilization. Today's …

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Argentina Ghost Town Re-Emerges After Being Underwater For 25 Years

An Argentinian town has re-emerged after being underwater for 25 years, The Associated Press reports.<p>In the 1920s Villa Epecuen, located in the farmlands 340 miles south of Buenos Aires, was established as a tourist village along the shore of Lago Epecuen.<p>The saltwater lake has 10 times more salt …