Barbara Spraktes

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Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what …

There’s Still No Such Thing As Sound Science

Scott Pruitt wants to base EPA decisions on a kind of science that doesn’t exist.<p>Last week saw a major development in how the Environmental …

EPA

Instant Pot Chickpea Cauliflower Korma

Today's recipe is a fantastic mash-up of sorts. It's an Insta-friendly riff on the Chickpea Cauliflower Korma recipe in Jennifer Iserloh's The …

Cooking

Who makes the best jarred pasta sauce? We taste the top brands.

Pasta sauce, slow-cooked on the stove by one’s mother or grandmother or romantic partner, has long captured the public imagination. And no wonder. Not only can home-cooked tomato sauce taste incredibly delicious, but also few other foods, ladle for ladle, pack in so much symbolism. Sauce means …

Cooking

Snow Peak updates Mini Solo cookset for better backcountry meals

Japanese camping gear manufacturer Snow Peak is known for creating some of the most unique, innovative, and interesting products in the outdoor …

Outdoors Gear

Mental Preparations for a Thru-Hike

Anyone who has told a person their plans to a attempt a thru-hike has inevitably heard the response, “Why?”<p>And I would not doubt that many, like …

Recipe: The Only Pad Thai Recipe You’ll Ever Need

“There are kind of two types of cookbooks out there,” chef Jet Tila, frequent Food Network contestant, host, and judge says. “There is the ‘Yo, slap a bunch of this on this, pow, bang, zoom,’” the succession of onomatopoeias suggesting a set of haphazard, 15-minute recipes. “And then there’s the …

Thai Flavored Pan-Fried Salmon

What makes this recipe so special is the tangy Thai lemongrass-honey sauce that marries so perfectly with salmon's natural flavors. Pan-frying salmon …

Recipes

20 Traditional and Modern Indian Recipes to Make Instead of Takeout

Many of us resort to takeout Indian food, but making it at home can be more cost effective. From classic butter chicken to a modern take on biryani, these Indian sides, drinks, and main dishes can be whipped up easily and mastered sooner than you think.

Recipes

Raspberry Trifle with Custard and Whipped Cream

16 servings<p>This trifle recipe was inspired by our love for The Great British Baking Show. These instructions will help you get even, beautiful layers. If you want to loosen it up a bit, Mary Berry might not approve, but it’ll still be delicious.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>Custard<p>4 cups whole milk<p>2 …

Baking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Best Hikes in the Parks: Trail Maps

North Cascades National Park, Washington<p><b>Cascade Pass to Sahale Arm Trail</b><p><b>When to Go:</b> July to September<p><b>Round-Trip:</b> 14 Miles<p><b>Level:</b> Challenging Day Hike<p>Cascade Pass Trail is the most direct route to the heady essence of the North Cascades—true alpine high country with craggy summits that look like …

Hiking

How to Capture Fantastic Photos of Rainbows

Few natural phenomenon can cheer people up faster than the beauty of a rainbow. Getting great images of one is a challenge, they are difficult to …

A Letter to Female Thru-Hikers

Dear Female Thru-Hikers,<p>In 2016, I hiked the Appalachian Trail and became apparent of how my gender played a role in how my abilities were perceived. …

Rediscovering a Lost Hiking Trail in California

2.6K<p>SHARES<p><b>I unfold a topo map</b> to scope out two clearly distinguished mountain ranges. To the southwest, the Caliente Range rises more than 5,000 …

Blackout Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Cake:<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease three 9-inch round cake pans. Whisk the dry ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients and …

The Best Camping Sites to Visit (and What to Eat Once You're There)

Ah, camping. We’ve already discussed its more glamorous sister glamping, but some weekends call for roasting marshmallows over a fire, sleeping in a …

Hiking

Saving a one-of-a-kind gravestone, a piece of an archaeological puzzle at historic Jamestown

Six months after launching a painstaking probe aimed at English America's second-oldest church, Jamestown archaeologists have unearthed a jumbled historical puzzle that reaches back 400 years.<p>First, there are the fractured layers of brick pavers and floor tiles laid during construction of three …

The 20 Best Day Hikes in America's National Parks

Summer is a time for family vacations, outdoor exploration, and simply having fun in the longer, warmer days. If your plans for the summer ahead …

How to go ultralight backpacking—the right way

Bring these basics.<p>Summer is a great time to get outside for a day hike. Since it’s warm, and you’re not planning on camping overnight, you only need to carry a minimal amount of gear.<p>If you’re going on a jaunt through some flat conservation land, you’ll require little if any equipment. But for …

Hunan Beef with Peppers and Asparagus

This Hunan beef stir-fry is pleasantly spicy and deeply flavorful. Deep-fried beef is beautifully browned, flavorful and very tender on the inside. …

Bake brown soda bread in a cast iron skillet

If you have breakfast while traveling in Ireland you are bound to come across brown soda bread. Soda bread is super easy to make and a fantastic …

6 Dairy Foods Naturally Low in Lactose

By Helen West<p>People with lactose intolerance often avoid eating dairy products.<p>This is usually because they are concerned that dairy may cause …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Photography, Books, UI/UX, Comics, Typography, Artificial Intelligence, IKEA, Apple

This couple and their toddler have visited 39 places in nine countries on three continents

Many parents of a toddler would find a weekend away hard enough to achieve, but one Polish couple and their three-year-old daughter have visited 39 places in nine countries on three continents over the past year, all while keeping their jobs.<p>Łajka and her husband Wadyń have full-time corporate jobs …

NASA Just Captured Some of The Most Mind-Blowing Images of Saturn's Icy Rings Ever

Before the final plunge.<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured some of the closest-ever views of Saturn's rings, with new images revealing …

14 Harry Potter-Inspired Desserts You Can Bring to Life

The most dedicated Harry Potter fans view Halloween as just another excuse to throw a Harry Potter-inspired party. After you've served up homemade Butterbeer and the Leaky Cauldron's pea soup, you're going to want to satisfy your sweet tooth with licorice wands, golden snitch chocolates, and more …

Dessert

Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

Physics

7 Tricks to Cheap Business Class and 5 Misconceptions About Premium Economy

“7 secret tricks to scoring a cheap business class seat”, advice from me and from Zach Honig in <i>US News</i> and “5 myths about premium economy” in <i>USA …