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What I Learned About the Future by Reading 100 Science Fiction Books

<i>By Tiago Forte of</i> <i>Forte Labs</i><p><i>Now available in</i> <i>Russian</i><i>,</i> <i>Portuguese</i><i>, and</i> <i>Chinese</i><i>.</i><p>Over the past two years I’ve read 100 sci-fi novels, averaging about one …

Why Cadbury's new Creme Egg is not all it's cracked up to be

Robin Whitefield invented mini Creme Eggs - but is left unimpressed by the new version of the chocolate treat<p>From the reaction of consumers, you would have thought <b>Cadbury</b> had announced it was using rabbit droppings for its Chocolate Buttons and the tears of children to flavour its Crunchie …

Dessert

Bolinhos de Laranja "Little Orange Cakes"

<i>Recipe by Paula.</i><p>I love the simplicity of Portuguese desserts. These little cakes have a lovely orange flavour and are so moist and delicate. They are …

5 Ways to Use Avocados Besides Guacamole

We're not ragging on guacamole; we're just hardcore crushing on avocado. Here's how to sneak it into everything you make.<p>So you've perfected your guacamole game, you're Instagramming expertly-crafted avocado toast, and you'll never eat a brown rice bowl without a few slices on top. You're now ready …

Healthy Eating

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. …

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

Nutrition

Glass transition temperature

While the familiar melting and freezing transitions of water occur at well-defined temperatures, the transitions in polymers are surprisingly different<p>At this time of year it always becomes obvious when the temperature has plummeted, not simply from the ice on the puddles but from the difficulty I …

University of Cambridge

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Microbiology

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

I should cocoa: why we're all going mad for bean-to-bar chocolate

Andrew Baker takes a look at the booming market in high-quality bean-to-bar chocolate<p>You may already be aware of the looming food trends for this year – Leah Hyslop having recently <b>pointed the way in the Telegraph to souping and coconut sugar</b>, whatever they may be. You may also by now have sampled …

San Francisco

Tips for Slow Cooking Food

Crock pots/slow cookers are amazing. I was given my crock pot when I acquired my very first apartment, and have lugged the heavy thing around with me …

Cooking

Classic Madeleines Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Annie Bell | Annie Bell’s Baking Bible | Kyle Books, 2013<p>These meltingly tender little madeleines are essentially made …

Dessert

3 Books You Absolutely Must Read Next Year

There is a famous conversation between Eisenhower and the Russian General Zhukov. Ike asked, how did you advance so quickly across those minefields …

The Notecard System: The Key For Remembering, Organizing And Using Everything You Read

After the response to this recent LifeHacker piece, I thought I would explain the system I use to take notes, research books and keep track of …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Mapping The Most Influential Languages On Earth

An MIT Media Lab project maps the links that spread information from people who speak Urdu to Italian to Swahili.<p>The most influential language on the planet is English, as you could probably guess. But why? Chinese has the most native speakers worldwide. A new interactive graphic from researchers …

Language Learning

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Nigella Lawson and Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes for edible Christmas treats

From gingerbread tree decorations to chocolate fudge, celebrity chefs show how to create delicious, homemade Christmas gifts you won't want to hand over<p>Yotam Ottolenghi's Champagne chocolates<p>Choose the best dark chocolate you can find to make these marvellous truffles (well, not quite truffles, …

Watch What It's Like To Be An Astronaut Returning To Earth

This footage is so incredibly rare that it almost seems like it's from a sci-fi movie.

Space Exploration

Review of Michio Kaku’s, Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

Summary of Michio Kaku’s Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century (1997) “There are three great themes in science in the 20th …

Singularity

Somlói galuska recipe

This Hungarian dessert is like a crazy delicious trifley chocolate cake<p>This is an old Hungarian recipe with as many variations as you would expect. You usually have three kinds of sponge, a rum syrup and crème patisserie.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>12-15<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the hazelnut</b><p>220g peeled hazelnuts<br>• 3 eggs, …

Golden Cashew-Curry Brittle

8 Servings<p>Everyone loves brittle, and most people are happy to avoid the holiday shopping crowds, which is why homemade presents like this rule. Learn how to make brittle in this video.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup cashews<p>⅓ cup sugar<p>¼ cup light corn syrup<p>1 teaspoon …

Dessert

Jackson Pollock: master of physics?

Jackson Pollock's remarkable works have long mesmerized art lovers and scientists alike. Scientists were particularly impressed to learn back in 2011 that Pollock's work took advantage of fluid dynamics even before physicists studied the principle.<p>Now, using an experimental technique, researchers …

6 Adult Hot Chocolates for All of Your Favorite Cozy Scenarios

Here are six incredible hot chocolate recipes (both boozy and booze-free) that will upgrade any snuggly situation.<p>Picture this: You’re snuggled up …

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

Italian Food

These Are Butter Days

Normally, we'd be telling you why you should be picking up persimmons or some such of-the-moment fresh produce at the market. But we interrupt our …

Dessert

Things you didn't know about dark chocolate

Chocolate has a bad reputation in the food community because most (read: milk) chocolate is packed with sugar and doesn't offer any real nutrition. But dark chocolate can actually be very healthful.<p>If you look at the basic building blocks of chocolate, you'll find that it's full of antioxidants and …

What really happened in Beijing: Putin, Obama, Xi — and the back story the media won’t tell you

Ukraine, Iran’s nukes, the price of oil: There are ties worthy of a Bourne film, if the media connected the dots<p>By way of events on the foreign side, the past few weeks start to resemble some once-in-a-while event in the heavens when everyone is supposed to go out and watch as the sun, moon and …

Scientists Find Link Between Gut Bacteria and How the Brain Works

A week from today, researchers will gather for a neuroscience conference in Washington D.C. titled "Gut Microbes and the Brain: Paradigm Shift in …

Neuroscience