Chocolate Chestnut Cake

This wheat-free chocolate cake with the earthy flavor of chestnuts is surprisingly light. The recipe is a slight adaptation from one in Alice Medrich’s baking book “Flavor Flours.” The cake may be baked a day or two in advance of serving. Ingredients 4 ounces/115 grams chocolate (64 percent cacao or less) 4 ounces/113 grams unsalted…

Exoskeleton Could Help Children With Muscular Atrophy Walk For First Time

Researchers in Spain have created the world’s first child exoskeleton which will enable children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy to walk, in some cases for the first time. The 12kg exoskeleton has been constructed from a mixture of aluminium and advanced titanium and fits around the child’s legs and torso. The joints contain a series of…

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

The chef Pierre Thiam puts a twist on these traditional Senegalese accara, or black-eyed pea fritters. They are sold on street corners throughout West Africa, usually on fresh baguettes as a sandwich. But Mr. Thiam treats them a bit like falafel and stuffs them into fresh pita bread instead. The spicy pickled carrots he uses…

Gigi Hadid Wasn’t ‘Thin’ Enough In 2015 According To Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger has body-shamed Gigi Hadid in a new interview, revealing just how fickle the fashion industry can be. Speaking to Yahoo! Style, Hilfiger said that his brand’s casting director said Hadid didn’t “fit” with the other models in their AW15 catwalk show. “She’s not quite as tall as the other girls, she’s not quite…

Casual Sex Can Make Men And Women Both Unhappy, But It’s Usually For Different Reasons

Sex is meant to be fun, but recent research has highlighted that the casual kind isn’t for everyone.  The international study of heterosexual people found that casual sex can cause both men and women to experience negative emotions, but for different reasons. While the average woman wants to feel closeness after sex, the average man…

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