Ross Allen

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What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

The world of the Internet mirrors the real-world in myriad ways: there are members (we call them populations), websites (destinations to visit), acquisitions of companies (redrawn political boundaries). So what if the Internet could be visualized like our global politics?<p>That’s exactly what …

Luscious Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe (for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!)

<b>Written by Kristi Arnold</b><p>Pancakes for breakfast (and even often for dinner) are a family-favorite at our house. But we love to mix it up with different varieties. This luscious lemon ricotta pancakes recipe is filled with rich ingredients and it's absolutely packed with healthy nutrients.<p>With 1 1/2 …

Breakfast

27 Truly Magnificent Peanut Butter Desserts

Because it's National Peanut Butter Day. And, yes, a bacon-peanut butter-marshmallow sandwich is dessert.

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them. Every other week, she's sharing those recipes with Food52</i>.<p><i>Today: A cookie with the perfect combination</i> …

Dessert

Cinnamon Buns From Scratch

It all started with a Facebook post from a friend sharing the Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Buns recipe. (Yes, Laurie, it's all your fault!) I've wanted to make cinnamon buns for ages, but now I was downright obsessed. I studied the Pioneer Woman's recipe and it looked yummy, but it made seven pans of …

Baking

My Modern Shop Spotlight – Christoph Schaller’s Delicate Young Beauty

German photographer Christoph Schaller captures the delicate beauty of a fragile, young woman on the beach. He manages to turn her vulnerability into an appealing, almost seductive, mode of beauty. Like her open-air environment, the anonymous young woman exudes a refreshingly youthful sense of …

Beauty

Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

This flourless chocolate souffle cake is so creamy-chocolatey, it's practically a mousse in cake form.<p><b>Notes:</b> When served at room temperature, the texture of this cake is soft and creamy. Served chilled, the texture is more firm. Use a hot, wet, knife to cut slices of cake. Be sure to use a high …

Sun erupts with two big solar flares

The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth.<p>The sun fired off a flare that registered at X1.7 on the space weather scale at 4:01 a.m. ET (0801 GMT) Friday, then followed with an X.2-class event at 11:03 a.m. …

Natalie Portman Interview - Thor: The Dark World Premiere

New trailers for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The KVWN Channel 4 Evening News Team are set to return to the big screen this December, and ahead of its release, Paramount has dropped a pair of new …

Launch trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins

With <b>Batman: Arkham Origins</b> set to try and wrestle gamers away from <b>Grand Theft Auto V</b> when it hits shelves two days from now, and Warner Bros. has …

Ben Affleck talks more about his role as The Dark Knight in Batman vs. Superman

We’ve already heard some comments from Ben Affleck about his controversial casting as The Dark Knight in Warner Bros.’ <b>Batman vs. Superman</b> but now the …

Video Game Review - Batman: Arkham Origins

<i>Andy Naylor reviews Batman: Arkham Origins….</i><p>The third instalment of the popular <b>Batman: Arkham</b> series has arrived. This time Rocksteady, who were …

Doomsday in 2032 from asteroid 2013 TV135? Not likely

Asteroid 2013 TV135 is big. But it’s not likely to hit us.<p>There’s a new scary asteroid on the scene, but it’s not likely to strike us in 2032, …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

Biggest star ever found in universe is ripping apart

The largest star ever discovered may give scientists a better sense of how massive, dying stars seed the universe with the ingredients for rocky planets and even life.<p>W26 is about 1,500 times wider than the sun, making it the biggest known star in the universe. The red supergiant star is nearing …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

U.S. Government Releases 1,300 Stunning Park Photos Before Shutdown

The Ultimate Travel Destination

I’ve been transcribing two boxes of travel journals I keep stashed under my desk. I’m far from finished (deciphering bus-bounced scrawl on coffee-stained pages takes time), but a clear pattern has emerged. Wherever I was making my entry – geographically or mentally – one key part of the journey …

Time-Lapse | Earth

I've watched this video several dozen times now and it takes my breath away, <i>every single time</i>. It's a compilation of video shot by the astronauts from the International Space Station whilst orbiting Earth, and it's set to music. There's no message, no science, that I wish to describe: instead, I …

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Butternut

Mind-Blowing LEGO Recreation of LOTR’s Helm’s Deep Battle

We've all seen some incredible LEGO builds before, but this one, by Rich-K & Big J, takes the cake as one of the most impressive pop culture recreations of all time! About 150,000 LEGO bricks and 1,700 mini-figures were used to recreate the Helm's Deep battle scene from Peter Jackson's <i>The Lord of</i> …

"What have they got in there? King Kong?!" LEGO CUUSOO give us LEGO Jurassic Park!! Click this way for more images and let us know if you want this one to be made officially by LEGO (we do!!). http://wp.me/pEI7R-ORn

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

Amazing Road Trips

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.