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What are the best books of all time?

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”<br>― <b>Mark Twain</b><p>I had read hundreds of books. Sometimes I’m regretted “why I …

Books

Our Universe: It's the 'Simplest' Thing We Know

Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading …

Do We Live in a Star Wars Universe?

On one small rocky planet orbiting a middle-aged main-sequence star, in an otherwise rather dull backwater of a rather ordinary spiral galaxy, a …

Star Wars

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Galaxy Grows Monstrous X-Ray Tail

In a galactic cluster far, far away, a galaxy has grown an unprecedented tail of super-heated gases, providing astronomers with a unique glimpse of …

Why Are We Made Of Matter And Not Antimatter?

When we look around at the Universe:<p>at the planets and stars,<br>• at the galaxies and clusters of galaxies,<br>• and at the gas, dust and plasma populating the space between these dense structures,<p>we find the same signatures everywhere. We see atomic absorption and emission lines, we see matter interacting …

Physics

Ginger Roast Chicken and Elbow Macaroni with Tomatoes and Pan Sauce

This is what I call a sleeper recipe. At first glance it doesn’t look like much — a whole chicken rubbed with a little fresh ginger, roasted, and …

Home trends: In Out for 2016

And so it begins.<p>Texture, warm whites and personal touches mark home design in 2016<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Buy Photo<p>Buy …

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The Force Is With Timo

Those lightsabers looked a whole lot more dangerous in the movie- but Timo handles them with ease. I mean, can you see Master Yoda CHEWING on a …

Happy Late Birthday, Toto!

Toto’s Birthday Pawtay was yesterday! Now, did he get all his birthday presents lumped in with Christmas? Hope you had a good one Toto!* From Jessica …

Happy New Year Pear

“Hi there, I was cutting a pear for breakfast when I saw this face on a slice,” says Carrie M. “A friend said I should send this your way, so I am! I …

Life’s A Beach

It is for THIS Puppeh. Now let’s go chase some of those pesky little Sand Crabs! (Imgur/Reddit.)<br>Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh

This helpful infographic shows the chemistry behind diamond rings

Diamonds might purportedly be 'a girl's best friend', but they're also quite interesting from a chemical perspective.<p>You could be forgiven for thinking that there's not a whole lot to them; after all, they're simply one of the possible forms of carbon, formed at high pressure beneath the Earth's …

35 Adorable Cake Pops for Every Occasion

Nothing is more festive than cake on a stick.<p>Talk about the perfect party treat — these cake pops are portable, precious and always-delicious. Grab …

25 Incredibly Beautiful Wedding Cakes That Won 2015

So many tiers of joy.

Oregon bakery pays $144,000 fine for refusing to bake gay wedding cake

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa finally paid a state-imposed fine for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.<p>Portland, Ore. — …

You Have to See This Trippy Color-Changing Cake to Believe It

It's almost unreal.<p>Like the infamous dress that virtually tore apart the internet with arguments about whether it was black and blue or white and gold, this cake is totally mind-blowing. After being given a quick flick of the wrist, the dessert transforms from orange, yellow, and pink to blue, …

How can we encourage creativity in the classroom?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>Creativity is a big deal in the 21st century classroom. Many countries include it as …

Where does 'creativity' happen in your brain?

Don’t go hunting for it as though it were a single entity. Creativity emerges from a variety of mental process and has no precise location<p>Even in the wilderness that is human thinking, creative ideas seem to be deliberately designed to defy empirical inquiry. There is something elusive, perhaps …

Creativity

Salt and Vinegar Chicken Recipe

"This is a chicken recipe that can be done in the oven or on a grill. It has a very salty/vinegary taste and a crispy outside. To do on a grill, …

Bulls win 3rd straight, blow out Knicks 108-81

By Sam Smith | 1.2.2016 | 10:15 a.m.<p>The Bulls Friday began the 2016 new year with what is becoming a welcome formula from the old year, a dominant …

Major League Gaming Reportedly Bought by Activision Blizzard

What's next for MLG?<p><b>UPDATE:</b> <i>According to MLG's Adam Apicella, the acquisition won't have any effect on the upcoming CS:GO championship in March.</i><p>Major …

8 Show-Stopping Cakes with Hidden Surprises Inside

Many of you home bakers may have perfected your go-to cake icing technique to a tee, but how many of you have experimented with the design of the …

Dessert