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Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

How to Make Homemade Candy Corn

Remember coming home from trick-or-treating on Halloween and trying to figure out a safe place to stash all your candy before your family members would find and eat it?<p>I would always try and stash some candy corn—those tri-colored candies that are probably dentists' most-hated sweet. Meant to …

Short story vending machine promises old-school distractions

In the French city of Grenoble, there are unusual vending machines that don't dispense soda or snacks -- they print out short stories that look like paper receipts instead. These machines were built by a publishing company called Short Édition, which placed eight of them in public locations (such …

Styrofoam-Eating Mealworms Could Happily Dispose of Plastic Waste

One man's trash is another man's — or worm's — treasure. Research from Stanford shows that darkling beetle larvae, commonly called mealworms, will happily eat a diet of polystyrene (better known by its trade name, styrofoam), providing a possible method for disposing of this notoriously durable and …

Pollution

Cancer wins by eating all the sugar

Cancers have many strategies for avoiding attacks from the immune system. And now scientists have identified a new one.<p>If tumor cells take in enough …

Immune System

Drought Is Driving Beekeepers And Their Hives From California

The drought in California over the past four years has hit the agriculture industry hard, especially one of the smallest farm creatures: honeybees. A lack of crops for bees to pollinate has California's beekeeping industry on edge.<p>Gene Brandi is one of those beekeepers. He has a colony of bees near …

Walnuts Through Time: Brain Food, Poison, Money, Muse

The latest on the list of foods for boosting memory, concentration, and cognitive function may just be a handful of walnuts. A recent study published in the <i>Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging</i> (and, to be fair, funded in part by the California Walnut Commission) found that walnut-eaters scored …

New York State

Holiday packing list: the ultimate guide

Essentials for any holiday<p>passport and copy of it; email a copy of it to yourself<br>• visa document and copy of it; email a copy of it to yourself<br>• insurance documents (including EHIC card if applicable) and copies of them; email a copy of them to yourself<br>• driving license, code for hire car and a copy of …

Camping

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

9 Amazing Female Graphic Novelists, Illustrators And Cartoonists You Should Read

It's been a big couple of years for women in the comic book world, with Marvel Comics unveiling female versions of their previously male-dominated troop of heroes. Last month, a girl-powered Avengers cast was announced, including such superheroes as She-Hulk, Dazzler, and Medusa. It's a bound in …

Simon Beck: Creating art with a compass and snowshoes

<b>Simon Beck has been walking in circles for years - and the results are astonishing.</b><p>The British snowshoe artist creates detailed geometrical designs by donning snowshoes and walking for miles, creating images that can be seen only from above.<p>It all started as just a hobby back in 2004.<p>"I just …

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

How to Make Flipboard Cookies

How to Make Flipboard Cookies<p>For the holidays, our German Curator Stefanie Bastian delighted us with adorable Flipboard cookies. Here’s how she made …

Dessert

Secret US cybersecurity report: encryption vital to protect private data

The NSA files,Encryption,UK security and counter-terrorism,Technology,Espionage,World news,Surveillance,GCHQ,UK news,NSA,US news,MI5,MI6,David Cameron,Politics<p>Newly uncovered Snowden document contrasts with British PM’s vow to crack down on encrypted messaging after Paris attacks<p>A secret US …

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

Dessert

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

Hong Kong

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

Books I bailed on in 2014

Salon’s book critic dishes on the popular titles she kicked to the curb this year<p>Laura Miller<p>January 4, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>There are some readers who finish every book they start as a matter of principle. However, I put it to you that these are not the sort of people who need to review at least one …

Books

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

14 DIY Recipes of Your Fave Cereals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so shouldn’t it involve more than just a bowlful of off-the-shelf sugar (or simply a mugful of coffee)? These 14 homemade cereal recipes offer a more healthful spin on some of our childhood faves. Whip up a big batch over the weekend to make morning …

British and Dutch researchers develop new form of lie-detector test

Polygraph replacement could be in use in police stations around the world within a decade.<p>Police and intelligence agencies around the world have for almost 100 years relied on lie detectors to help convict criminals or unearth spies and traitors.<p>The polygraph is beloved of the movies, with …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Belize

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

7 Surprising Biometric Identification Methods

Everything from your smell to your ears can be used to prove you're you<p>Biometrics has long been put forth as the next big thing in authentication, replacing or supplementing the concept of "things that you know"—passwords, PINs, and so on—with "things that you are." But despite lots of advances in …

A Photograph Can Help Fool Your Phone's Fingerprint Sensor

Well, several photographs, really<p>We already knew it was possible to trick a fingerprint sensor -- such as the Touch ID system on the iPhone -- into believing that you're the owner of said phone. Now, a German hacker has shown that it's possible to acquire a fingerprint simply from a photograph of …

The Best DIY Projects Of 2014

From hacked beer cans to drivable fish tanks, these are the coolest, craziest projects of the year<p>Makers enjoyed a particularly fruitful year in 2014. They created projects ranging from the simple to the complex, the small to the large, and the useful to the bat$&*t crazy. In celebration of that …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …