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Ultimate Birthday Cake From 'Baked Occasions'

Nearly every cookbook has one crowning jewel of a recipe. One big, beautiful must-try. In the case of <i>Baked Occasions</i>, this is that recipe. Three layers of densely spongy "very vanilla" cake are enveloped in layers of bright white frosting and coated with rainbow sprinkles. Cutting into the cake …

‘Right-o!’ the new universal expression? From the archive, 10 November 1925

The word of the moment runs its course and is apparently as catching as measles<p>When our whistling butcher’s boy calls for his order, whether I ask for best end of neck or say: “Not this week, thank you,” his answer is the same. He does not say “Yes, ma’am” or “Thank you, ma’am,” as his ancestors …

New genetic 'operating system' facilitated evolution of 'bilateral' animals

The evolution of worms, insects, vertebrates and other "bilateral" animals—those with distinct left and right sides—from less complex creatures like …

Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

Bats produce "pings" or "clicks," right? They make these high-pitched sounds, too high for us to hear, but when their cries ricochet off distant objects, the echoes tell them there's a house over there, a tree in front of them, a moth flying over on the left. And so they "see" by echolocation. …

Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

Plans are afoot to test drugs to treat Ebola in West Africa — and those studies could have far-reaching benefits far beyond this rapidly expanding epidemic.<p>That's because some of the drugs are based on nascent technologies that can be used to treat other infectious diseases — and even inherited …