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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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If you have to pre-bake a pie for some function or another, chances are the crust will get a little soggy by the time you serve it. Luckily, pastry genius Stella Parks has a blindingly elegant solution: Magnesium sulfate.

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American cheese may be lacking in the flavour department, but there's no denying the beauty of its meltiness. I hate choosing between taste and texture, but it turns out I don't have to. Using the glory of melting salts, almost any cheese can be transformed into creamy, melty slices.