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ruffled milk pie

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch round cake pan lightly with butter, then use a large sheet of parchment paper to fit into the bottom and …

Baking

5 Ways Trump’s UN Speech Proves He’s the World’s White-Supremacist-in-Chief

President Donald Trump delivered what essentially was a truncated version of his typical campaign stump speech to the United Nations General Assembly …

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe

It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage breast, so too does a chocolate cake with its ability to make the eyes of a crowd mist over. It inspires the familiar questions: how good is …

Dessert

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

BP Arctic Oil Well Still Leaking, Too Unstable to Shut Down

BP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials spent the holiday weekend trying to repair a leaking oil well on Alaska's North Slope. …

Outcry as Utah judge calls Mormon bishop who raped girl a ‘good man’

A Utah judge has caused outcry after he called a former Mormon bishop convicted of rape an “extraordinarily good man” who did something wrong, a judicial oversight organization said on Friday.<p>In sentencing Keith Robert Vallejo on Wednesday, Judge Thomas Low said: “The court has no doubt that Mr …

Jesus

15 ways to support someone who is grieving

<b>1.</b> Never avoid someone who has been bereaved. It’s confusing and hurtful. Texts, emails and letters are all acceptable – it’s the contact that matters. Grief can make you feel scared and alone. Saying “I’m sorry” is enough if you can’t think of anything else. But if you have any memories of the …

Grieving

Programming while black will cost you $10,000 in salary

Racial discrimination may be alive and well in the technology industry.<p>The online hiring platform Hired released its 2017 State of Salaries report today (Feb. 9). The San Francisco-based company has a database of 280,000 interview requests and job offers for 45,000 engineers and technologists on …

Employment

9 Megalomaniacal Facts About Narcissism

You hear the term <i>narcissist</i> tossed out frequently, but is that date who’s more interested in hearing himself talk really a narcissist or just a jerk? …

Scientists made drones that can pollinate plants so bees don’t have to

The humble bee has a lot of responsibility. In addition to producing millions of hundreds of millions of pounds honey every year, they’re also one of the many species of pollinators that help plants reproduce.<p>Bee colonies all over the world, though, are dying out, to the point where bumblebees been …

Remote Controls

How We Got Here: Essential Reading to Understand the History of Racism

Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass went on to become one of the most brilliant and influential authors, abolitionists, and general champions of human rights in American history. While his first and most acclaimed book, <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass</i>, describes his brutal life as a …

Human Rights

When the black justice movement got too powerful, the FBI got scared and got ugly

In the 1970s, the surveillance and intimidation was no joke<p>On a sunny January day in 1969, a gun battle broke out during a meeting of the Black …

Black History

Artist Depicts Black Female Nudes as Ancient Egyptian Goddesses

Joshua Sessoms' drawn symbolism seeks to inspire and heal through legendary history.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Over the last two years, artist Joshua Sessoms has developed a drawing practice that focuses on blending Ancient Egyptian symbolism with contemporary portraits. Sessoms has turned …

How Were Hieroglyphics Deciphered?

<i>How were Hieroglyphics deciphered?</i><p><b>Steve Theodore</b><b>:</b><p>It was a tricky task, which defied several centuries of effort. Hieroglyphic writing was a very …

Rancorous Senate 'silencing' gives Warren a national boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The turbulent national debate over race, gender and free speech consumed the normally staid Senate on Wednesday after the GOP …

Rights & Freedoms

White terrorists ‘different’ to Muslim terrorists argues Republican congressman (VIDEO)

Republican Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI-7) has argued “there’s a difference” between attacks carried out by Muslim terrorists and those carried …

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My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references to Amusing Ourselves to Death, a book written by my late father, Neil Postman, which anticipated back in 1985 so much about what has …

Literature

Coal rule killed by U.S. Congress, others near chopping block | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress moved swiftly on Thursday to undo Obama-era rules on the environment, corruption, labor and guns, with the Senate wiping from the books a rule aimed at reducing water pollution.<p>Yellow mine waste water is seen at the entrance to the Gold King Mine in San Juan …

Environmentalism

James Baldwin, In His Own Searing, Revelatory Words: 'I Am Not Your Negro'

James Baldwin is having a posthumous resurgence, but we are so in need of his words at this moment that it's hard to believe he hasn't still been writing every day since his death in 1987. In every genre Baldwin dabbled, from novels to political commentary to arts criticism, he found the core of …

Black History

Trump Just Removed White Supremacist Groups From Terror Watch Program

Reuters reports that the Trump regime is implementing a new change to America’s domestic terrorism programs that will officially install religious …

For 1200 Years People Thought It Was A Myth, Then Archeologists Uncovered This

For centuries, historians thought it was merely a legend, but it turned out to be so much more. After a cataclysmic event wiped this massive feat of …

This Ultra-Cheap Material Uses Sunlight To Purify Drinking Water

Leave it in a bottle and it uses the water’s own oxygen to destroy bacteria.<p>After sitting in the sun, a piece of coated plastic can turn sewage water into clean drinking water at almost no cost.<p>A photocatalytic material (which uses light to fuel a chemical reaction) designed by researchers at the …

Particles

Mothers of the Movement share what they'd rather be doing with their loved ones

What do you call a mother whose child has been brutally and irrevocably snatched away from her? Usually, we call her an "advocate." And that's what …

How to Make PVC Look Like Wood

Jason Poplinski's method is inexpensive and effective<p>If you're building a set, an installation or props, it might be helpful to have a ready source …

10+ Honest Illustrations About Today’s Society By Brecht Vandenbroucke

Brecht Vandenbroucke is a Belgium-based artist who illustrates the darker side of modern society. His subjects are varied but his work often revolves …

Want to understand what Trump and Bannon are up to? Look to the Russian Revolution of 1917

The key to a successful insurrection, Vladimir Lenin wrote three days before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, was the seizure of the telephone and telegraph. Every Soviet child, including myself, learned this dictum in the fourth grade.<p>In the 21st century, I never thought I’d have reason to …

Political Science

‘FBI secret rules’ exposed: Pattern of white supremacists infiltrating police known - report

An FBI investigation, carried out quietly, into white supremacy infiltration of US law enforcement has been revealed by the Intercept as part of its …

Student known for far-right sympathies charged in Quebec City mosque attack

QUEBEC CITY — Canadian authorities on Monday charged a 27-year-old university student known for his far-right sympathies with six counts of first-degree murder in a mass shooting the day before at a local mosque.<p>Alexandre Bissonnette, described by neighbors and acquaintances as a socially awkward …

Extremism

'It's payback time,' says Nigerian king suing Shell over claim it pumped his region's drinking water with deadly diseases

A Nigerian tribal king has accused oil giant Shell of pocketing "blood money" after leaking pipelines allegedly polluted his community's drinking water with deadly diseases.<p>Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi, who is the leader of Nigeria's Ogale people, has taken the Royal Dutch Shell company to the High …