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Tutorial: Faux Sponge Cake

Have you ever wished for a piece of cake that had no calories? Well, wish no more! Believe it or not, these slices of cake are actually made out of …


GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

We have good news for all of you who find browned apple slices unappetizing. It's bad news, though, if you don't like scientists fiddling with your food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given a green light to apples that have been genetically modified so that they don't turn brown when you …


Lung cancer breath test trialled

Scientists in Cambridge have developed a revolutionary device that could be used to detect lung cancer on a person's breath.<p>The breathalyser is being tested in NHS hospitals, with the hope of preventing some of the 35,000 deaths there are every year in the UK as a result of the disease.<p>Mike …


Top Tips for Handling Chocolate, Plus the Richest Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Valentine's Day will be extra sweet with tips from master chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt and his recipe for Double Chocolate Cupcakes.<p>It’s February, …

Valentine's Day Cookie Recipes

Surprise your valentine with one of these homemade treats as a sweet way to say "I love you." Choose from heart-shaped brownies, conversation cookies, and more.

Working Out Too Much Is as Dangerous as Never Working Out

Headline: Everything is bad for you. (But don't stress out about that—stress is bad for you!) Seriously though, a new report says that running at a quick pace for more than four hours a week heightens your mortality risk. *Whaaaat?! *<p>A 12-year Danish study followed runners who really put in the …

Sequined slippers

S MAGA holiday is usually an escape. But this one was going to be different<p>You wanted to come here, once. I remember. I found some way of distracting …

5 Creativity Myths You Probably Believe – Learn

<i>The one thing you learn as a neuroscientist is how awesomely creative every single human being is. It’s in our DNA.</i><p>Creativity is how we, as a …


In defense of boredom: Why your phone is killing your creativity

Last week I asked people on Facebook a question.<p>“If you had to sit on a bench in a park alone for a half hour without your phone, or tablet, or book …


Articles about professor teaches physics his solar powered house on - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to...<p>A Washington, D.C.-based architecture …

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How-To: Personalized Name Plate Hangers

Make a wedding day, prom night, or any other big event feel even more special with two creative methods for making personalized hangers—engraving and leather stamping—from Always Rooney.<p>These would make a great handmade gift idea for wedding parties, graduations, or even baby showers!<p>Ready to give …



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From Pantry to Paint: DIY Watercolors for the Family

Looking for an awesome family-friendly weekend project? If you’ve got creative kids who love painting, surprise them with an afternoon of color-filled DIY fun! Make your own set of homemade watercolor paints using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen with this easy-to-follow …

French Macarons

Macarons are light-as-a-feather French confections that can be assembled pulling from a mix-and-match palette of sweet fillings and bases. Our recipe for this sophisticated French treat offers variations for vanilla bean, chocolate, peanut, coconut, raspberry and pistachio macarons.

Holographic Portraits Painted on Delicate Layers of Fabric and Netting

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles.<p>A pensive, …


Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

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What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …


DIY African Neck Ropes

Inspired by bold African fabrics and design, these neck ropes are virtually weightless and easy to assemble.<p>512<p>4035

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …


Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

No Bake Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

I’m not a pumpkin pie fan, but the rest of my family does like it. I think this might be a good alternative to an actual pie this year. Along, with …


Check out this complete tutorial to make this beautiful hanging table. The idea started by the gorgeous cross cut of …

Demystifying Caramel

It’s a one-ingredient wonder, a bit of culinary magic -- here’s how to make it, complete with pro tips.<p>Caramel is a true one-ingredient wonder (okay, two if you’re counting water). Granulated sugar is melted in a pot and boiled until it turns into caramel. Simple, right? Not so fast. Even skilled …

Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake

An American-born beauty, the cheesecake gets upgraded with a triple dose of chocolate. It's in the crust, in the filling, and over the top. To help prevent cracks, turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit inside for an hour. To cut the cleanest slices, use a knife dipped in warm water.

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Stop-Motion Music Video Made from Yarn

Bafta-nominated filmmaker Ainslie Henderson managed to wrangle some yarn into an incredibly moving performance in this stop-motion music video for the band James.<p>[via Colossal]

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“This Is Your Brain On Knitting”

In case you missed it (like I did), CNN recently featured an article by Jacque Wilson about the effects of knitting and crafting on the brain.<p>Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say. It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain …


Spreadable Beer

<i>Mmmm</i>, nothing cures a hangover like more carbs and alcohol. Though Birra Spalmabile, or Spreadable Beer, contains no actual alcohol, it does contain …

Artist Continues to Photoshop Rescue Dogs to Help Find Them Homes

We were one of the first ones to help spread the word about artist Sarolta Ban's heartwarming project, <i>Help Dogs with Images</i>, and now we're happy to report that four out of the ten rescue dogs she's worked with have been adopted to loving homes! As you may know, Ban is a Photoshop master who's able …