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food recall

If you have any of these crackers in your cupboard, throw them out

October 12th, 2020

A cracker distributor accidentally packed a bunch of product boxes with peanut butter cookies. The cookies themselves aren’t harmful unless you have a peanut allergy, and that was enough to trigger the recall. It’s unclear exactly how many packages were messed up, but the company claims it was a small number. As though we need …

space cookies

Astronauts baked cookies in space and it took forever

January 23rd, 2020

One of the coolest things about being chosen for a mission to the International Space Station is that you get to carry out experiments that show just how different life in space is when compared to Earth. Recently, astronauts had the opportunity to do something that has never been done before: baking cookies in space. …

National Cookie Day 2017

National Cookie Day 2017: Where to find free and cheap cookies today

December 4th, 2017

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday season is officially upon us. Hanukkah kicks off in just over a week, and Christmas is three weeks from today, but you don’t have to wait that long to begin the celebration, because Monday, December 4th is National Cookie Day. Like other food-related holidays, there are …

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Science

The science of making a perfect chocolate chip cookie

July 22nd, 2015

Baking, much more than other forms of cooking, is a science and not an art. Sure, there are plenty of opportunities to be creative and experiment when you bake but you can’t just double the amount of baking soda or flour you use just for kicks and expect the result to be any good. With this in …

How to stop Google ads from tracking you on the web

February 28th, 2012

It was recently revealed that Google and a number of advertisers had found a way to bypass some privacy features in modern web browsers, allowing them to forgo third-party cookie policies and serve targeted ads regardless of a user’s privacy settings. The report caused a stir among privacy advocates and consumers alike, and it prompted …

Google responds to Microsoft’s accusations of Internet Explorer policy violations

February 21st, 2012

Google on Monday responded to a new round of finger pointing, this time from Microsoft, which claimed Google was using falsified cookie policies to bypass certain security features in the Internet Explorer Web browser. The new accusations followed an earlier revelation that Google and other advertisers were using “a special code” to bypass Safari’s third-party …

Microsoft claims Google is bypassing Internet Explorer privacy settings

February 20th, 2012

Last week, it was revealed that Google and other leading advertising companies had been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of unknowing Safari users. The Mountain View-based company maintained its innocence and claimed it “used known Safari functionality to provide features that signed-in Google users had enabled.” Microsoft is now claiming that the search giant …