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Pedestrian dramatically tackles knife-wielding cyclist

Dashcam video shows the moment two members of the public tackled a man, said to have been carrying a hunting knife, as he was fleeing police on a bicycle in central Cardiff.<p>The cyclist is shoved off the bike by a pedestrian in a blue jacket before getting up and trying to run away.<p>He's s then …

Cycling

All Aboard the "Most Scenic Train Ride in the World"

Rolling rice fields, terraced tea plantations, sprawling mountains blanketed in vegetation, buffalo-peppered farms, indigenous villages... I’d read …

Asia Travel

Cast-Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie | America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients<p>12<p>tablespoons unsalted butter<p>¾<p>cup packed (5 1/4 ounces) dark brown sugar<p>½<p>cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar<p>2<p>teaspoons vanilla …

Dessert

Sheet Pan Pancake Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd

1<p>Buttermilk<p>Serve everyone at the table a warm stack of pancakes all at once. We’ve made the breakfast favorite hassle-free by baking the batter in a …

Breakfast

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …

Education

The Rocky Mountaineer Is the Most Luxurious Way to Explore Canada

The luxury passenger train just announced four new vacation packages for 2019.<p>Some good things come in moving packages — like the Rocky Mountaineer train's new travel bundles. This privately owned luxury tourist train is the largest in the world and has just added four new trips across Canada to …

Trains

Someone Photoshopped Mark Zuckerberg as Data from 'Star Trek' and it's incredible

This week on the internet, we've collectively ripped Mark Zuckerberg as he attempts to save Facebook from public scrutiny by the U.S. …

Mark Zuckerberg

This Famous Luxury Train Has Announced Amazing New Vacation Packages for 2019

Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The …

Hiking

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

16 Authentic Mexican Dishes to Make for Cinco de Mayo

When it comes to Cinco de Mayo—a date that commemorates the Mexican Army’s defeat of the French Empire in 1862, but is now more widely recognized in …

Cooking

The Fire Inside the World’s Oldest Restaurant’s Oven Has Been Burning Continuously for 293 Straight Years

Restaurante Sobrino de Botin has been serving food since 1725.<p>Nearly a century ago Ernest Hemingway wrote his novel <i>The Sun Also Rises</i>, a book that …

Barcelona

This Easy Chicken and Rice Bake Is a Dinner Winner — Delicious Links

Baked chicken and rice is one of the ultimate comfort foods, and this recipe is a one-pot wonder. With bone-in chicken thighs and long-grain rice …

Cooking

Driving Across Canada: 40 Places You Shouldn’t Miss

<b>If you’re thinking about driving across Canada – which is an exceptional way to see the country, don’t rush it. Savour the experience, the small</b> …

Hiking

Best beaches in Portugal from the Algarve to Lisbon that you'll want to bookmark for your next holiday

Portugal has long been a firm favourite with Brits for a family holiday thanks to its hot and sunny weather, the plethora of activities on offer and, …

European Travel

The Fall of Gondolin, 'new' JRR Tolkien book, to be published in 2018

Edited by his son Christopher, Tolkien’s tale of a reluctant hero defending a city was written while the author was in hospital after the Battle of the Somme<p>JRR Tolkien’s The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which The Lord of the Rings author …

Literature

You Can See America's Most Stunning Sights By Purchasing a Single Amtrak Ticket

A little while ago college friends rented a house in Montana for the summer and invited my family and me to visit. In an e-mail containing …

National Parks

This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

27 'healthy' habits that are actually making you gain weight

Nutrition

‘We Were Madly, Madly in Love’: The Untold Story of MLK’s White Girlfriend

It took me a long time to find Betty Moitz.<p>I had first learned her full name while reading <i>Bearing the Cross</i>, the 1986 biography about Martin Luther King Jr., written by David Garrow. In the book, Garrow briefly describes a serious relationship between King and a young white woman around the same …

University of Pennsylvania

What To Do in Seville, Spain : A Southern Spanish Gem

Spain quickly became one of my favorite countries after my trip to Sevilla and Barcelona. My time in Seville (or “Sevilla” to the Spaniards) was an …

Sheet Pan Caprese Chicken

Your dishwasher will thank you for this easy one-sheet weeknight dinner-- no prep bowls needed! Juicy roasted tomatoes and cheesy chicken breasts get …

Hawaii Dumped 1.5 Billion Gallons Of Lava Into Pacific As Volcano Wall Collapses

A rare volcano wall collapse was captured recently on Kīlauea volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The collapse occurred on February 10th, at 8:21 a.m. local time when a massive chunk of the volcano collapsed.<p>The sudden collapse was on Kīlauea volcano’s active East Rift Zone, …

Geology

30 Hearty Sandwiches You Can Eat for Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

We always hear about breakfast for dinner (of which I am a big fan), but I'm also a fan of lunch for dinner (I guess I just like to mix things up!). …

Cooking

Where to Eat in Porto, Portugal for Every Meal

No matter what type of meal or atmosphere you’re craving, chances are Porto has a restaurant to match.<p>Porto is known as Portugal’s best food city, …

Exploring Lisbon and Its Surrounding Areas

The charming city is laid back, the locals are friendly and the food is amazing<p>By Claire Carponen<p>Lisbon, one of Europe’s oldest cities, has an …

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

Sci-Fi Short Film Explores What Happens When You Travel at Light Speed

Adam Stern and Artifex Studios present a new short film detailing the incredible story of astronaut Ethan Kane, the first person attempting to travel …

The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM

A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.<p>Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of all students taking the AP Computer Science exam in the United States are female. The gender gap only grows worse …

Computer Science

7 regular people who went undercover in high school found teachers face an unprecedented obstacle — and it's an uphill battle

At Highland Park High School, technology is a double-edged sword.<p>On one hand, computers and Smart Boards have transformed the way teachers can convey information in the classroom.<p>But on the other hand, the ubiquity of smartphones has made students more distracted than ever, leaving teachers with …

High School

Poison pass: the man who became immune to snake venom

Rock singer Steve Ludwin has been injecting himself with snake venom for 30 years. In a strange twist, his bizarre habit could now save thousands of lives. His former partner Britt Collins tells his outlandish story<p>Sometime in 2006, when my ex-boyfriend failed to show up for dinner, I assumed …

Zoology