Claire Anderson

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The Black Death helped reveal how long humans have polluted the planet

Before this 14th-century plague, there was lead in the air.<p>When the Black Death barreled through Europe in the 14th century, people had every reason to believe the end of the world was at hand. During the height of the pandemic, entire towns were felled. At least 75 million people met gruesome …

Pollution

Your schedule could be killing you

Viktor Koen<p>Modern lifestyles are at war with the way our bodies evolved to function.<p>It is 7 p.m. on a spring Friday, and the Highland Hospital emergency room in Oakland, one of the busiest trauma centers in northern California, is expecting. When the patient—a young bicyclist hit by a car—arrives, …

University of California

New species of gecko has giant, disposable scales

Researchers have introduced a new gecko species with a remarkable survival tactic. Geckolepis megalepis is so named because of its unusually large …

Zoology

The Only Acceptable Way To Serve Sweet Potatoes

If you mash them, we are not friends. Get the full Thanksgiving menu here.<p>Recipe by Alison Roman<p>Serves 8<p>3 lbs. sweet potatoes, scrubbed, unpeeled, sliced about ½" thick<p>4 sprigs rosemary<p>2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>Kosher salt and pepper<p>2 Tbsp. unsalted butter<p>2 Tbsp. honey (or more if you're really feeling it)<p>2 …

Why Mantis Shrimp Send Secret Messages Using Twisted Light

In the oceans, secret messages are being exchanged all the time. Some are obvious if you look closely enough, or at the right angle, or with sharp enough eyes. But mantis shrimps—a group of belligerent crustaceans—exchange signals that are <i>so</i> secretive that only they can see them.<p>Mantis shrimps have …

Four new species of huntsman spiders have been discovered in southern Africa

The arachnologist Dr Peter Jäger of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt has discovered a new genus from the family of huntsman spiders. …

Meet the sarcastic fringehead, an oddly named fish who looks like the Predator

The sarcastic fringehead (<i>Neoclinus blanchardi</i>) is a footlong fish that lives off the Pacific coast of North America. When unthreatened, the …

5 Foods That Can Lead To Inflammation

Can your dinner lead to your demise? People who eat foods that spur inflammation, such as those high in fat and sugar, have a greater risk of dying than folks who stick with fruits and vegetables, according to new research from the University of South Carolina.<p>Chronic low-grade inflammation can …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2015 winners - in pictures

Canadian amateur photographer Don Gutoski has been named wildlife photographer of the year at London’s Natural History Museum for his image, Tale of two foxes. Here are the winning images in all categories

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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The largest fish farm in America could be built 4 miles off San Diego's coast.<p>Rose Canyon Fisheries could have a footprint on the ocean floor of 1.3 square miles, about the same size as New York's Central Park. The goal is to produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year.<p>The …

San Diego

B.C. man says he has world’s longest cucumber and pickle

The record for the world's longest cucumber might belong to a Kelowna, B.C., man who's also vying to have the longest pickle on the planet.<p>Daniel Tomelin, 54, said his garden has produced the king of all cucumbers, somehow splitting off from the crowd and going above and beyond his wildest …

Kiribati president says Australia's loyalty to coalmines 'selfish and unjust'

Anote Tong, whose island nation is threatened by rising seas caused by climate change, says Australia has moral obligation to worry about at-risk countries<p>The president of Kiribati has criticised Australia’s commitment to new coalmines on economic grounds as a “very selfish perspective” that …

How Your Gut—Yes, Your Gut—Affects Your Skin

Turns out, the secret to a blemish-free complexion lies in your tummy.<p><i>This article was written by Katie Mulloy and provided by our partners at Women's Health U.K.</i><p>High above No.10 Harley Street, London, in the squishy-cushioned, heavy-draped offices of holistic skin care specialist Claudia Louch, a …

5 Cupcake Recipes Worth Every Calorie

I know I've told you this before but I'll tell you again, I love dessert! If I go out to dinner you better believe I'm ordering it. At the top of my list of favorite sweet treats are cupcakes. Try one of these delicious recipes worth every single calorie!<p><b>Peach Cobbler Cupcakes</b><p>I've married two …

Dessert

The Best Starter Houseplants & How to Care for Them

<i>Life-long plant whisperer Caroline Lange shares her love for houseplants—and which are easiest to care for.</i><p><i>Some of my plants at home in Brooklyn</i><p>Part of my affair with houseplants comes, I’m sure, from my mother, a landscape designer whose own houseplants trail their leafy arms along two thirds of …

The Back Story: A Photo Trend From The 1890s

In the early years of photography, shooters in America began taking pictures of people from the back. Thumb through old turn-of-the-20th century snapshots — in this country and in Europe — and you are liable to see women, men, couples facing "the wrong direction."<p>Sometimes you see only one eye of …

The Best Marinades to Use for Grilled Fish, Meat, and Veggies

en_US<p>article<p>Before grilling, give your favorite ingredients a bit more flavor. We're sharing some of the best marinades to do just …

Food

Checking On My Vegetable Garden

Thank you for all the birthday wishes and lovely comments I’ve received. I enjoyed a wonderful celebratory weekend with my family.<p>Last week, while I was home at the farm, I took some time to tend to my vegetable garden, which is now located by the chicken coops. The garden is so much fun to visit …

My Portraits Of The 7 Deadly Sins

Concept Photography of 7 Deadly Sins.<p>Lust<p>Envy<p>Sloth<p>Greed<p>Wrath<p>Gluttony<p>Pride

Science, progress and optimism

Telegraph View: Medical innovations are good reasons to be cheerful about the future<p>It is easy to get the impression that the world is changing for the worse. Many aspects of economic, and social change have problematic consequences. Easier international travel brings human migration, which must be …

DIY: A Desktop Zen Garden

Sometimes working in a creative field can feel like living in a Tom Cruise spy film. Like when you open an email from your editor inquiring if you …

Making moss terrariums – or not…

When glass gathers moss , the glory is intensified. By night, glass glistens from the light of a firefly or the stars shining from above. Inside, …

Gardening

Build a Grow Light System for Starting Seeds Indoors

Here is a simple and affordable indoor grow light setup that is perfect for starting seedlings and growing edibles indoors.<p>Growing plants indoors is …

How to: Make a Mini Moss Garden [From Backyard Materials]

I've always been a huge fan of miniature gardens and plants – likely stemming back to the first time my 8 year old self saw <b>Mr Miyagi</b>working on his …

Miniature

Pallet Compost Bin

Quick-Release Bandsaw Fence<p>Patchwork Plywood and Ebonized Oak Dresser<p>Warbirds Wood & Aluminum Bar<p>PVC Class<p>i would have turned all flat sides to …

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Permaculture

Grandma Kathy's Coffee Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Is Grandma Kathy's coffee cake the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. The coffee cake recipe of recipe developer</i> …

23 Glorious Cupcakes Inspired By Other Desserts

This is what happens when a cupcake and another dessert love each other very much.