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Apricot Rice Pudding Pops

Makes 8 Servings<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup whole milk<p>3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. canned unsweetened coconut milk<p>1/4 cup heavy cream<p>1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer layer removed, thinly sliced<p>1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger<p>1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>3 tablespoons short-grain rice (such as …

Recipes

What It Means To Say A Dolphin Committed Suicide

There are two famous, and extremely sad, accounts of dolphin suicide. The first involves Peter the bottlenose dolphin, who is said to have killed himself after being separated from the woman he "loved" -- animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt, who lived with him in a specially built house in the …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

ObamaCare patients with serious pre-existing diseases could face expensive drug costs

People with serious pre-existing diseases, precisely those the president aimed to help with ObamaCare, could find themselves paying for expensive drug treatments with no help from the health care exchanges.<p>Those with expensive diseases such as lupus or multiple sclerosis face something called a …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

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A 92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

A 92-year-old Japanese woman’s amazing collection of painstakingly-crafted traditional Japanese temari handballs has been unveiled to the public for …

The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine

He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it.<p>Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest — wines in the world.<p>He was also, prosecutors alleged, a fraud who duped some of the country's …

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …

Microbiology

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Cats Have Been Crashing on Our Couch for 5,300 Years

To my mind, there’s no excuse for cats. They’re animal hipsters — preening, demanding and terribly full of themselves. Plus they make me sneeze. Yes, …

Mandela Memorial Signer Allegedly Burned Two Men to Death

The fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service last week was among a group of people accused of assaulting two men found …

Jennifer Lawrence's Photoshop Job On Flare Cover Makes The Internet Rounds (PHOTO, GIFS)

Leave it to the fashion world to find flaws in Jennifer Lawrence's appearance.<p>A GIF circulating the blogosphere has caused a June 2011 Flare magazine cover of the actress to resurface, bringing the gratuitous Photoshop job to the world's attention. In the resulting cover, it appears as if J.Law has …

Missing CIA operative failed by US government, family says

The family of an American missing for almost seven years, revealed to have been engaged on a rogue CIA mission in Iran, berated the US government for failing to do enough to secure his release on Friday and called on the Obama administration to “step up and take care of one of its own”.<p>A day after …

'Layaway Santa' rings up $21k for strangers

He was just going to pick up bicycles for a charity event. Instead, this real-life Santa turned his stop at a central Florida Wal-Mart into an early Christmas delivery for 76 strangers.<p>Greg Parady, 40, was at The Villages Wal-Mart last Saturday to pick up the bikes for a Toys-for-Tots drive held by …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Frog Whose Young Erupt From Under Its Skin

Amphibians have it made. Frogs sometimes just up and turn into princes, salamanders can emerge from fire unscathed, and a certain newt almost got to …

Christian conservatives have perfected playing the victim card

Scaring people can convince them to hand over their money<p>Religious freedom and separation of church and state have always been hated concepts to the religious right. Indeed, it’s fair to say that the religious right exists to fight any legal or cultural support for people who don’t want their …

ALERT: You Are Peeling Oranges Wrong (PHOTOS)

How do we know you are peeling oranges wrong? Because you're peeling them at all.<p>Since citrus season is about to get into full swing, we should really be eating oranges correctly. We're already well-acquainted with having a tiny bit of clementine skin stuck under our fingernails (I may or may not …

Ted Cruz Commenters Hate Mandela

Rising party stars like Ted Cruz might be trying to pay tribute to the South African leader, but their conservative elders hated him as a dangerous …

Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Students of the Advanced Program in Digital Architecture (CEAAD) in Portugal teamed up with the company AMORIM Isolamentos to create a beautiful …

Craze for coveted craft brews creates black market

<b>MONTPELIER, Vt.</b> — Fancy a pint of Pliny the Elder or Heady Topper double India pale ales, but can't find them in your neighborhood? Get out your wallet.<p>As craft brews gain an intense following, a black market has bloomed in which some opportunists are selling for hundreds of dollars top-rated beers …

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The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

The AIDS Granny In Exile

In the '90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.<p>The enormous brick fortress in West …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

The Psychology Of Why Being Really, Really Weird Can Get You Hired

Lady Gaga and foundational psychological theory help unlock the ways a little eccentricity can land you at the top of the “hire” pile.<p>Do us a favor and look at the below set of words:<p>apple<br>• truck<br>• necklace<br>• tomato<br>• glass<br>• dog<br>• rock<br>• umbrella<br>• butter<br>• spoon<br>• Lady Gaga<br>• pillow<br>• pencil<br>• chocolate<br>• desk<br>• banana<br>• bug<br>• soup<br>• milk<br>• tie<p>Which …

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