Jessica Uddo

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Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."<p>Mandela's death …

Nelson Mandela: A look back

POLITICO rounds up career highlights and praise U.S. politicans had for the former South Africa president and anti-apartheid leader.<p>12/05/2013 04:50 PM EST

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

With Mandela, the unsurprising is still a shock

I was drifting off to sleep when my cell phone screen lit up.<p>“We may want to talk to you about Mandela,” said a message.<p>Semi-lucid, I typed “Mandela” into my phone’s web browser. But I already knew what I was about to find.<p>Nelson Mandela was dead.<p>The abruptness of being suddenly awoken only added …

FW de Klerk: world has lost a great unifier with Nelson Mandela's death

FW de Klerk, the South African president under whom Nelson Mandela was released from prison, has said his country and the world have lost "a great unifier".<p>De Klerk shared the Nobel peace prize with Mandela in 1993 for brokering the end of apartheid and, when the ANC leader was elected president in …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

India’s Mysterious Skeleton Lake

For decades, experts puzzled over hundreds of ancient dead bodies found at a remote lake. Were they victims of disease? Mass suicide? War? The answer …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …

Penelope Cruz

A Machine To Hand-Crank Your Animated GIFs

The animated GIF is the Hallmark card of the internet–distributed on a whim to verbalize some emotion, only to be tossed aside after a brief laugh. It’s the most disposable and reproducible of medias, so making the GIF a fine, handmade piece of art seems borderline impossible.<p>But the Giphoscope …

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Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Busted! Mythbusters Not Allowed to Talk About RFID Chips

In what has become a controversial story as time goes on, due to the increasing research into RFID technology, it still remains a little un…

RFID

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

DIY Projects & Crafts

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Oreo Milkshake

<i>Candy Corn Oreos and vanilla ice cream combine to create a deliciously festive Halloween Oreo Milkshake.</i><p>I’ve never been one to wholeheartedly dive …

pink and white frosted circus animal crackers

Most of the time I can resist an impulse buy, or rather, delay it until doing at least one lap around the store. It was another story however with …

Butter Toffee Candy Bar Shots in Edible Chocolate Shot Glasses

I can hardly believe we're sailing into November this week! As we cruise into these major holiday months, my attention is turned toward entertaining. …

Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes

Not every pumpkin recipe will use a whole can of pumpkin puree. Most pie recipes do, but cookies and cakes often just use a portion of that 15 …

How to Celebrate Halloween Like Grown-up

Every year when Halloween rolls around, I'm reminded of my childhood. Growing up in Connecticut in the 1970's, Halloween consisted of homemade costumes fastened together with staples and tape (there were no Halloween superstores back then offering pint-sized versions of every character under the …

How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg And Never End Up With A Sloppy Mess Again (PHOTOS)

Listen. Poached eggs are delicious, and I doubt you need to be convinced of that. What you <i>do</i> need to be convinced of, however, is that poaching eggs is easy. Before you start throwing things at your screen, just hear us out.<p>For some reason, many home cooks seem to be paralyzed by a fear of poaching …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

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 …

Dessert

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

Tea Party

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Breakfast