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Hugh Jackman Lip Syncs ADVENTURE TIME’S ‘Bacon Pancakes,’ Breaks the Internet

The existence of the Internet is useful for oh so many reasons. It’s changed the way we perform research, consume media, and communicate with our …

Pancakes

Why we shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP

Gross Domestic Product has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But, says Michael Green, GDP isn’t the best way to measure a …

Economics

Hillary Clinton Launches Presidential Bid

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an official Democratic candidate for president. She has that “Getting Started” video now, so it’s on.<p>One wonders how the media will treat her compared to other candidates. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie had a now-famous exchange with a testy Sen. Rand Paul last week after …

Government

Metallica v. Napster, Inc. 15 years later: Lars, forgive me

Fifteen years ago today, a suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that shifted the fate of a beloved rock …

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

University of Washington

18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook In A Mug

Perfect for a dorm room. Or for not a dorm room.<p>Get the recipe from The Saint Louis Post.<p>Get the recipe from Spark Recipes.<p>No-hassle brunch for one. Find the recipe for french toast here.<p>Find the recipe for "Baked" Oatmeal on Food and Whine.<p>Find the recipe here.<p>Find the recipe for coffee cake …

Breakfast

Behind the scenes of The Hobbit

A land of snow-capped peaks, primeval forests and glacier-carved river valleys, New Zealand seemed destined to play a starring role in Peter Jackson's <i>Lord of the Rings</i> films. As Middle-earth fans gear up for the last and final movie of the <i>Hobbit</i> series, here's a look at some of the fantastical set …

New Zealand

Obama Says He's 'Glad' Hillary Clinton Asked for Release of Emails

President Barack Obama said Saturday that he found out about Hillary Clinton's use of a private, nongovernmental email account during her time as secretary of state at "the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports."<p>In an interview with CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill …

U.S. Dept. of State

Mice, smog and MPs: UK parliament faces urgent repairs

Leaking roofs mean members of parliament have to use waste paper baskets to catch drips when it rains and the ornate stonework has been eroded by air pollution.<p>Asbestos is a constant hazard and even the famous clock tower snapped by tourists from around the world leans 46 centimetres (18 inches) …

Queen Elizabeth II

Can the UK win Eurovision 2015?

Pop duo Electro Velvet will represent Britain at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, once again demonstrating the BBC's commitment to never again hosting Eurovision, says Neil McCormick<p>The BBC have once again demonstrated their commitment to never hosting the Eurovision.<p>Surveying all the …

Holi, the festival of colors

India

Red velvet cake recipe

The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York shares the recipe for its legendary red velvet cake<p><b>SERVES</b><br>10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the cake</b><br>3 ounces (or 85g) dark chocolate, chopped<br>2 cups (or 400g) granulated sugar<br>4 large eggs<br>1 ½ cups (or 450ml) vegetable oil<br>1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract<br>2 cups (or 220g) plain flour<br>2 ¼ …

Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dead at 83

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.<p>Nimoy died this morning in Bel Air, California, his son Adam Nimoy told CNN.<p>According to his granddaughter, Madeleine Nimoy, the …

Pop Culture

Scarlett Johansson Recruits Este Haim for Girl Group the Singles, Shares "Candy"

The Singles: "Candy" (via SoundCloud)<p>On occassion, actress Scarlett Johansson has dabbled in the music world, putting out albums like 2009's Pete Yorn collaboration <i>Break Up</i> and the 2008 Tom Waits tribute <i>Anywhere I Lay My Head</i>. Now she is going "super-pop"—her words—with a girl group called the …

Scarlett Johansson

Why Eddie Murphy refused to play Bill Cosby on 'SNL' special

<b>(CNN) —</b> Remember that awkward Eddie Murphy moment during the "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary special on Sunday?<p>According to Norm Macdonald, Murphy's return after 30 years to the show that made him famous was supposed to be so much more.<p>In a series of tweets Wednesday, Macdonald explained …

Justice only partly served

The case of Altantuya's murder has been closed with too many questions unanswered.<p>COMMENT<p>When the Federal Court upheld the conviction of Corporal …

Paris Attack Hero Lassana Bathily Receives French Citizenship

A 24-year-old Malian immigrant who hid a group of hostages during a terror attack at a kosher supermarket was awarded French citizenship Tuesday in a …

France

How I Became a Straight-A Student By Following These 7 Rules

<b>Note: I’ve created a Straight-A Student Weekly Schedule Template to show you exactly how to use the seven rules in your daily schedule.</b> <b>Scroll to the</b> …

Productivity

18 Mason Jar Salads That Make Perfect Healthy Lunches

Easy ways to eat yer greens all week long.<p><b>The dressing goes in first.</b> This is so important! This guarantees that your salad ingredients don't get soggy.<p><b>Then go with a grain or a protein, or anything else big and chunky.</b> This protects your more delicate ingredients from getting wet.<p><b>Then the fixings.</b> …

Fall Out Boy cover Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ – watch

Band performed their version of Number One single on Radio 1 earlier today<p>Fall Out Boy covered ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson in session for Radio 1 …

Google's internet balloons are staying aloft longer than anyone expected

The company is announcing a number of milestones as it moves forward with its ambitious X Labs project<p>When Google announced Project Loon in June of last year many balloon experts were skeptical of its chances. The stated goal was that the balloons that would last 100 days or more in the air, but …

Faster than a speeding bullet? Meet the world's first 1,000 mph car

<b>(CNN) —</b> What has a jet engine, a rocket booster and travels on a set of aluminum wheels? It's the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) and it has plans to hit the world land speed record at 1,000 mph.<p>Made of titanium, carbon fiber and, like superman, is designed to go faster than a speeding bullet, the …

British banker 'fit' to enter plea over brutal Hong Kong murders

A court in Hong Kong has ruled that a British banker charged with the grisly murder of two Indonesian women is psychologically fit to enter a plea on both counts.<p>However, the case has been adjourned until July next year to allow for more than 200 pieces of forensic and DNA evidence to be …

In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels

Could changing food labels save millions of tons of good food from being thrown away?<p>LONDON—Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days …

Glass walkway shatters at London's Tower Bridge - CNN.com

Making gravity-free espresso in space really is rocket science

Specially designed ‘ISSpresso’ machine overcomes absence of gravity by firing pressurised water through capsule of coffee<p>Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed; a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station …