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White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare Filling: Bring first 3 ingredients and 3 cups cranberries to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil, …

Greece’s disappearing whistled language

For some 2,500 years, residents of this mountainous village have used an astonishing language that only they understand. But there are only six people left who can ‘speak’ it.<p>Hidden deep in the south-east corner of the Greek island of Evia, above a twisting maze of ravines that tumbles toward the …

Linguistics

15 Veggie Ribbon Salads to Eat All Summer Long

If you want to add maximum color to your summer meals while taking advantage of the best in-season produce, look no further than veggie ribbon salads. More substantial than spiralized produce, vegetable ribbons stand up to heartier ingredients and dressings, so you can eat well but still walk away …

Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

<b>Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her feminist sci-fi novel The Power.</b><p>Her book envisages a world in which women have developed the ability to give electric shocks at will.<p>The chair of this year's judges, Tessa Ross, praised Alderman's "brilliantly imagined dystopia, …

Mapped: the optimal road trip across Europe

RANDY OLSON is a man who likes to optimize road trips. He has previously organized the ultimate US road trip and the best cross-Canada journey and, …

European Travel

Taste Beyond The Tongue

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Astronomy Apps

"Several astronomy-oriented weather apps are available, but Scope Nights has become my favorite… it does a fine job of summarizing the data in a …

Here's what Goldman Sachs' Henry Goldman said about Hitler's Germany in 1933

So, in "Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power," Andrew Nagorski details how Americans living in and visiting Germany from the early 1920s through the early '40s reported on the rise of Nazi Party.<p>For the most part, he focuses on diplomats and journalists, noting that some of …

The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2016 So Far

From silkpunk to Big Data dystopia, the year's best SF/F (so far).<p>Four magical Londons or four women who meet during a violent rebellion? Sleeping …

Science Fiction

Chef John's Shrimp Toast Recipe

"While virtually unknown compared to most other popular fried party snacks, these shrimp toasts are easy to make and every bit as delicious, and …

A Spring Version of Summery Potato Salad—Sans Potatoes

For many of us, the weather continues to waffle back and forth: One day we’re grabbing our light spring jacket, the next we’re reluctantly grabbing our heavy winter coat—the one we’d been <i>sure</i> we’d worn for the last time. Stuffing our arms into puffy sleeves—and indignantly leaving behind the hat we …

Potatoes

Homemade Curry with Babu Ji's Jessi Singh

<i>Tadka</i> refers to the hot oil and spice mix at the base of many Indian dishes; mastering its basic formula means having a myriad of curry options in your arsenal. On this episode of Savvy, <b>Jessi Singh</b>, chef and owner of New York’s East Village Indian hotspot Babu Ji, explains the <i>tadka</i> basics — plus …

Beef Short Rib Stew

<b>Crock-Pot Kalbijjim (Beef Short Rib Stew)</b><p>This dish simply speaks to us—a recipe that uses traditional Korean flavors but with a preparation that is …

Slow Cookers

Can We Have This Ground Chicken Larb for Dinner Every Night?

This 30-minute larb is crunchy, salty, spicy, and everything we want to eat tonight.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. *<p>I'm a fan of anything …

Onions

17 Recipes to Make Use of Your Springform Pan (Not Just Cheesecake!)

What can you bake in a springform pan? According to this roundup of recipes, a whole heck of a lot.<p>Springform pans are a must for perfect cheesecake. But that's not all they can do! From an impressive pasta casserole to a gigantic blueberry muffin, these recipes make the most out of your springform …

Dessert

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

Images of Earth From a Year in Space

On February 29, the NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will turn over command of the International Space Station to astronaut Tim Kopra, then prepare to return to Earth after spending nearly a year in space. Last March, Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko launched into low Earth orbit aboard the ISS, and …

Lamb Shanks in Red Wine With Creamy Eggplant

In an 8-qt. saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Season the lamb shanks with salt and pepper and, working in batches, add to the pot and …

Easy Sandwich Recipes

Here, easy sandwich recipes for a quick lunch or snack, from Indian pulled-chicken sandwiches to tofu-salad sandwiches.

'Star Wars': Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks, George Lucas Said No

Michael Jackson, like most fans, wanted to be in a "Star Wars" movie. The King of Pop campaigned for a role in "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace"; he hoped to play Jar Jar Binks, an unfortunate choice for several reasons, one being that George Lucas didn't want to go in that direction. MJ …

Michael Jackson

9 Delicious Chicken Dinners From Around the World

Spice up your repertoire with these delicious chicken dinners. They come from all over the globe, but are easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket.<p><b>1. Asian BBQ Chicken</b><p>Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of Asia. It …

The radical Bernie Sanders idea that could reclaim America for the 99 percent

Bernie Sanders has brought new attention to the perils of inequality. What if he could do even more?<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has electrified the 2016 presidential race with his no-nonsense energy, authenticity, and class-politics platform. Some of his proposals have already made right-wing heads …

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

Leave the race to the ponies, you'll be busy serving this winning menu.<p><b>See All Kentucky Derby Recipes</b><p><b>Mint Julep</b><p>The signature cocktail of the American South. No Kentucky Derby party is complete without it. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Chicken and Waffles</b><p>These heavenly minis will undoubtedly be a hit, so …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking