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Six of the best birthday cake recipes

From a light velvet sponge to a rich chocolate layer cake, any one of these will make a celebration special<p><b>Grandma Ptak’s red velvet cake (main picture)</b><p>Prep: 30 min<br>Cook: 1 hr<br>Serves: 8-10<p>For the sponge<b><br>600g caster sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp fine salt</b><b><br>5 eggs</b><b><br>250g vegetable oil</b><b><br>5 tbsp red food colouring</b> <b><br>2 tsp vanilla</b> …


The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: what to watch, and how to watch it

The Winter Olympics offers a bounty of thrills, chills and spills for sports lovers. From hockey to curling to figure skating and more, here’s what …

Mark McMorris

Ricky Gervais: Hosting The 2018 Golden Globes Would've Ended My Career

Golden Globes

Dressing with an Ostomy: A Clothing Guide for Men

'Wearing a stoma bag is part of my life and it is a great one'

<b>Living with a stoma is not always easy. Natalie Toper from London spoke to the BBC about her reaction when she found out she would need an ileostomy. She also told us how hard she found it to come to terms with life as an ostomate.</b><p>An ileostomy is an operation involving the small intestine being …


Unicorn Cupcakes

Ingredients<p>Cupcakes:<p>1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 1 cup packed brown sugar<br>• 1/3 cup cocoa powder , sifted<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/4 …


Mini Chocolate Dutch Babies

Ingredients<p>4 eggs<br>• 3/4 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 3/4 cups milk<br>• 2 tablespoons granulated sugar<br>• 2 tablespoons cocoa powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest<br>• pinch …

A Tiny New Chip Could Secure the Next Generation of IoT

The Internet of Things security crisis persists, as billions of inadequately secured webcams, refrigerators, and more flood homes around the world. …

Internet of Things

Stephen's Got A Fishbone To Pick With Guinness


God Forgives Those On Their Phones At Church


'Future city' to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

<b>Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto.</b><p>It aims to turn a waterfront area into a working laboratory for a range of "smart" technology.<p>It is likely to feature fast wi-fi availability, millions of sensors, sustainable energy and autonomous cars.<p>…


New Zealand faces 'chipocalypse' as farmers warn of crisps shortage

<b>New Zealand is facing a potential crisps shortage this summer, producers say, in a snack crisis being labelled the "chipocalypse".</b><p>Persistent wet winter weather on the islands has hit potato production, resulting in higher prices.<p>In some places, up to a third of the crop has been lost.<p>And crisps - …

Jon Stewart Grants Trump's Request For Equal Time On Late-Night

Jon Stewart

Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.<p>But she also has personal experience with building resiliency. While in her 20s Morin faced the unexpected loss of …


Field of machines: Researchers grow crop using only automation

<b>(CNN) —</b> A farm in the United Kingdom is the first in the world to successfully plant, tend and harvest a crop without a single person ever setting foot in the field, according to researchers and developers involved in the project.<p>From sowing the seeds to picking the grain, human workers were …


Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails

Exclusive: hackers may have accessed usernames, passwords and personal details of top accountancy firm’s blue-chip clients<p>One of the world’s “big four” accountancy firms has been targeted by a sophisticated hack that compromised the confidential emails and plans of some of its blue-chip clients, …


'People are being duped'

Some Ontario vendors caught misleading consumers about the food for sale on their tables<p>Some farmers market vendors push bogus homegrown stories to …

Stephen's Crappiest Monologue Ever


Snopes and the Search for Facts in a Post-Fact World

It was early March, not yet two months into the Trump administration, and the new Not-Normal was setting in: It continued to be the administration’s …


IBM contract cost for failure-plagued Phoenix payroll system jumped to total $185M

'IBM basically has an open bag of money to help themselves,' procurement expert says<p>The massive 1,700-page IBM Phoenix contract obtained by CBC News …

Equestrian Dressage National Championships sponsored by Deloitte, and CDI-W

Watch the country's top para-dressage athletes and horses compete in the 2017 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships Sponsored by …


Jaguar Embraces Its Electric Future by Resurrecting Its Past

Apologies to Elon, but the world has a new ruler when it comes to combining electric propulsion with beauty. Because this week, Jaguar Land Rover …

Jaguar Land Rover

Liev Schreiber's Acting Secret Is The 'Silent Fart' Face

Liev Schreiber

Domino's Pizza tests driverless car delivery

Starting this week, company will test self-driving Ford Fusion for Ann Arbor, Mich., deliveries<p>No ring of the doorbell, just a text. No tip for the …

Disney’s ‘Magic Bench’ Fixes AR’s Biggest Blind Spot

You sit on the bench, as one does. Across from you hangs what appears to be a mirror. Before you can fix your cowlick, a pygmy elephant saunters …

Augmented Reality

Netflix hikes Canadian prices for new members — and current users soon, too

Watching your favourite shows on Netflix Canada just got a little more expensive.<p>The popular video streaming service is hiking prices for new members …

Progress On Psoriasis, From 'Last In Line' To Often First, But At A Price

After 40 years of psoriasis treatments from tar to cortisone shots, a writer sees progress as new -- but very pricey -- drugs called biologics target …

World Health Organization

Sausage roll row: US 'invents' new summer snack

<b>There has been a British outcry on social media after a US chain claimed to have invented a new summer snack that looks suspiciously like a sausage roll.</b><p>Supermarket Trader Joe's has called it the "Puff Dog".<p>Los Angeles-based lifestyle website Hello Giggles said it was "genius".<p>However, the UK's The …

New York Times

Welcome to the Wikipedia of the Alt-Right

<b>Vox Day thinks that Wikipedia is the worst.</b> But the things that bug him aren’t the typical complaints you’ll hear about the crowd-sourced …


Guacamole gone wrong: 7 of the most common guac-making mistakes

Look, we know you all have a lot of ~feelings~ about guacamole. Like politics and religion, it’s a sensitive subject that’s best approached with tact (or better yet, not at all. Definitely never on a first date).<p>But whether or not you put peas in your guac or not, there are a few non-negotiable …