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The ultimate choc chip cookies

These perfect chocolate chip cookies are given a wonderful crunch with added nuts<p>You will need two non-stick baking trays, ungreased<p>SERVES<p>18 large cookies<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 x 100g bar Divine dark chocolate<br>• 100g walnut or pecan pieces<br>• 125g soft unsalted butter<br>• 100g caster sugar<br>• 100g light muscovado sugar<br>• 1 …

Today's Best Science Fiction Writers Imagine The Future

Predictions for how we will live and work—on Earth or in space—in the decades and centuries to come<p><i>Hover over the bold words to see the real science behind the stories.</i><p><b>* * *</b><p>Scott Lynch<p><i>Volunteer firefighter Scott Lynch's next book, The Republic Of Thieves, will hit shelves in October.</i><p>Pickle-jar …

Mapping children's chances

A Californian university has produced maps comparing how family-friendly countries are around the world

Extend the battery life of your MacBook, no matter how old it is

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>The battery life of the brand new MacBook Air is an enviable 12 hours (or more, as some reviewers found). If you can’t afford …

Humor: The Pain of Being Rejected as Someone’s Passerby Photographer

Here’s a little bit of photographic humor to help get you through to hump day. Have you ever been asked to take someone’s picture in public? Most of …

Germany's Fairy Tale Route: who needs Disneyland?

Is it really every parent’s duty to grit their teeth and take the children to Walt Disney World in Florida? Or Disneyland Resort in California?<p>Or Disneyland Paris by way of a middle-class compromise, in the earnest belief that a flânerie along the Boulevard de Buzz Lightyear will be less tacky than …