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10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …


Rare Ambrotype Portraits Give Us a Peek into Souls Living During the American Civil War

From 1861 to 1865, the US was embroiled in a monumental civil war that pitted countrymen against each other in a struggle that would change the nation's history forever. Thanks to the generous donation of the Liljenquist family, the Library of Congress is now home to over 1,000 ambrotypes taken …


MIT uses patent from 1997 to sue Apple over chips

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.The Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a patent lawsuit against Apple and its suppliers this week, …


Sexism in China: where women are second class citizens

For unmarried 'leftover women' in China, even a simple business meeting can throw up the most surprising of questions<p>In 1985 I received an invitation from a delegation of Chinese businessmen offering me the opportunity to see Shenzhen. It was the height of China’s policy of economic Opening Up, and …

Communist Party

Get to the Point: 5 Fast Facts About Porcupines

We identify a porcupine in a reader's photo and separate prickly fact from fiction.<p>When Emily in Canada asked for help identifying what species of porcupine she photographed here in NatGeo's Your Shot, we turned to Uldis Roze of Queens College at the City University of New York, who wrote the book …

Air Pollution

Apple Loop: iOS 8.1.3 Angers Users, Outlook Arrives On iOS, Record-Breaking iPhone Sales

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the Q1 2015 results from Cupertino, how many people in the world bought an iPhone, iOS 8.1.3 fails to fix any of the big bugs, don’t install the latest OS, Outlook’s stunning debut on iOS, Tim Cook’s monopoly …

Satya Nadella

MIT has an easier way for multicore chips to use data structures

Image copyright Flickr / Andrew Magill.A group of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have discovered a …

Computer Science