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The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

Timeline to 'Retribution': Isla Vista attacks planned over years

The Isla Vista killer wrote in his "twisted world" journal that when his "life took a very dark turn" at 17, he began fantasizing about punishing "all of the popular kids and young couples for the crime of having a better life than me."<p>Elliot Rodger, 22, stabbed to death three people in his …

Wildfires scorch San Diego County: 'Mother Nature was not on our side'

In her 42 years of living in Southern California, Sophie Payne of Carlsbad has "never, never, never" witnessed so many wildfires at one time.<p>Three dozen raged overnight. Eight of them continued to burn Thursday in a patchwork across of San Diego County, ravaging 10,000 acres since Tuesday, and …

Oklahoma Halts Executions After Botched Lethal Injection

The state of Oklahoma called a temporary halt to executions Tuesday, after a botched lethal injection caused a condemned inmate to clench his teeth …

Samsung's damages expert calls Apple's patents ‘negligible' in value

An Ivy League professor of economics and finance says Apple grossly miscalculated how much its patents are worth when compared with the billions it now wants from Samsung as part of the latest court battle between the two companies. She even used Apple's own accounting math for iOS releases to help …

Stowaway survives Hawaii flight in jet's wheel well: A 'miracle'

Authorities said it was a "miracle" that a 16-year-old boy from Santa Clara survived a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet.<p>Security video from San Jose's Mineta International Airport verified that the teen hopped a fence and made his way to Hawaiian …

Airports

‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

NTSB says it can't corroborate truck fire claim in deadly California crash

The National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday that it could not corroborate a driver's claim that a Federal Express tractor-trailer was on fire when it crossed a freeway median, sideswiped her car, and crashed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people.<p>NTSB member Mark …

Anti-Dropbox protest fires up after Condoleezza joins board

#DropDropbox protesters say it doesn’t make sense for an alleged warrantless wiretapping advocate to be appointed to the board of a secure cloud storage service.<p>Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a polarizing figure.<p>In some circles, she's portrayed as a fiercely intelligent and loyal …

Wiretapping

Canadian Inuit post 'sealfies' in protest over Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar-night selfie

Inuit reject Oscar host's anti seal-hunting photo stunt and say practice is humane and sustainable<p>Canadian Inuit have embarked on a unique form of protest against the decision by host Ellen DeGeneres to highlight an anti seal-hunting charity on Oscars night. DeGeneres' Hollywood megastar "selfie" …

Office for iPad: It's arrived!

Microsoft has released its highly anticipated Office suite for iPad, a freemium app that lets everyone view documents but grants Office 365 …

Why Everyone's So Mad About Facebook Buying Oculus

A lot of people are mad at Mark Zuckerberg right now. Yesterday his company, Facebook (in case you weren't familiar), bought Oculus, maker of the intense virtual reality headset above (called the Oculus Rift), for $2 billion.<p>The buyout came as a shock to early investors in Oculus, who funded the …

'X-Men' Are Fighting Extinction In New Trailer

20th Century Fox has just released a new trailer for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and it's great.<p>This is probably the summer movie we're looking most forward to not only because it's been three years since "X-Men: First Class," but because it reunites a lot of actors from the 2006 film "X-Men: The …

Intimate Black and White Portraits of Exotic Animals in Captivity

It’s been a very news heavy couple of days, with much of the news being depressing or controversial at that. So if you need a break from all the …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Is a 30-Minute Workout Better Than a 60-Minute One?

Kate Upton's trainer, David Kirsch, seems to think so.<p>When it comes to your body, you get what you give. Luckily, that no longer means hours on the treadmill or double spin classes. Instead, celebrity trainer David Kirsch says that quality over quantity is the missing link to reaching your get-fit …

Feinstein excoriates CIA for spying on Senate committee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein blasts CIA chief John Brennan for allegedly spying on Senate Intelligence Committee computers, whom Edward Snowden then accused of hypocrisy.<p>Senator Dianne Feinstein is not a fan of government surveillance, at least when it's directed at the Senate Intelligence Committee.<p>The …

Google developing SDK to make Android the standard for wearables

Google wants to make it easier for lots of wearables to run on the Android operating system.<p>In about two weeks, the tech giant will release an Android software-development kit (SDK) for wearable devices. This comes from Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and apps, …

FBI to investigate disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet

WASHINGTON — The<p>FBIis deploying agents and technical experts to assist in investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet, based on the American citizenship of three of the passengers aboard the lost flight, a top federal law enforcement official in Washington said Saturday.<p>He said that …

How it Works: Sony’s Super-Fast Hybrid AF Explained

One of the most exciting things about Sony’s new A6000 is the crazy-fast AF system that’s been built in. At just 0.06 seconds of lag, the A6000 …

This Camera-Shaped Building Isn’t Quite What You’d Expect It To Be

Every so often, something comes across our desks that makes us do a bit of a double-take. This was one of those moments.<p>What you see above is a …