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Hands Down the Best Way to Roast a Sweet Potato

I thought I knew how to roast a sweet potato, but I was wrong. Sure, pricking a sweet potato with a fork, wrapping it in tinfoil, and roasting it until done at 350 degrees Fahrenheit <i>works</i>, but there is a better way. A method that’s equally uncomplicated, takes no more time, and yields superlative …

Recipes

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Travel

Want to bond with your pet? Try 'dog-speak'

Adopting a baby-like tone when talking to a dog can help owners bond with their pets, scientists have found.<p>Most owners can be found changing their voice when talking to their pets, often mirroring the same exaggerated high-pitched sounds that parents use with their children.<p>Now scientists at the …

Pets

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

Mathematics

18 Simple Keto Dinner Recipes That Are Packed With Flavor — but Not Carbs

Alas, a diet that encourages healthy eating without taking away the joys in life, like cheese and butter. The keto diet has gained popularity in recent years because of its effectiveness and adaptability while allowing you to eat delicious food (keto brownie cake anybody?). In a nutshell, keto …

Cooking

Here's 7 Pancakes From Around The World That Will Change The Way You Think About Pancakes

Which one would you eat?

You Have to See These Photos of a Baby Spooning With His Rescue Pup

We're big fans of this mama's Instagram feed starring her baby boy and his rescue dog, who love to nap together.<p>Got a thing for cute dogs and napping babies? Then let us introduce you to your new favorite Instagram account. It's called @wellettas. But what the name doesn't tell you is that much of …

Dog leotards – an inspired solution to keep pet hair off your furniture

Dogs. Such noble creatures; descended from the wolves, they live alongside humans as our loyal companions, fully earning the title ‘man’s best friend’.<p>So what if they occasionally moult and leave a bit of hair around the place? That’s a small price to pay for the countless ways they serve us. And …

Pets

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How can we do a Hawaii trip on a reasonable budget?

Although our limp travel dollar means you might have to reduce your beachside mai tai intake, there are ways to shave a few bucks from your vacation in Hawaii – by thinking creatively and avoiding some pricey pitfalls.<p>"Getting here, staying here and eating here are often expensive, but what you do …

For worried pet owners, new online help when Fido gets sick

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Fido or Fluffy appear ill or behave strangely, pet owners wonder whether to rush to an emergency clinic or wait to see how …

Scientists detect mysterious radio pulse from deep space. What is it?

The scientific explanation is that it's a radio signal from 6 billion light years away, possibly coming from a supernova or a forming star.<p>Using new …

Skypicker Is Your New Source For Dirt Cheap Airfare

We here at Uproxx love cheap airfare. Travel is great, but paying buckets of cash just to get someplace is not so great. And while we may have relied on timing tricks combined with Travelocity in the past, there’s a new game in town that we’re excited to try out: Skypicker.<p>The company is not …

The Best Latke Recipe. Ever. Thank You, Julia Child.

<i>Julie Child's potato galette. Photo by Renee Comet for Fig Tree & Vine.</i><p>I've been collecting latke recipes for many years. Most of those described as "traditional" require numerous ingredients -- onions, eggs, flour etc. -- and impose complicated tasks on the cook: potatoes must be grated, then …

The US Senate just voted to block gun control, defund Planned Parenthood, and gut Obamacare

It was a busy day on Capitol Hill.<p>The US Senate voted 52 to 47 on Dec. 3 in favor of “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015,” a bill that repeals the “core pillars of Obamacare,” as The Hill explains, by “repealing authority for the federal government to run healthcare …

Planned Parenthood

Anti-ageing dog trial could see pets live for an extra four years

Scientists have begun trialling the drug rapamycin on dogs to see if it could delay ageing and increase lifespan by up to four years<p>Experiencing the death of a family dog is a miserable rite of passage for children and adults alike, but now scientists are conducting trials to try and increase the …

Musical instruments can be carried on airplanes; Sen. Reed applauds change

The Rhode Island Democrat had pushed for the final step in the regulations after reports in late July that members of the Rhode Island band Deer Tick …

Rhode Island

Do dogs have more cancer than other mammals?

<i>By Carol Beuchat PhD</i><p>Two very interesting papers have appeared this week that are getting lots of buzz in the press about cancer in elephants - or …

Banish Your Sweet Tooth in 3 Minutes

Some people crave salty snacks, like chips, pretzels, and pumpkin seeds. Others crave desserts, like chocolate, candy, and cookies.<p>If you are anything like me, you NEED a [guilt free] dessert option that you can enjoy every day of the week. As you know, most desserts are filled with sugar, …

To Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet

<i>This article by Ken Harbaugh originally appeared on Fatherly:</i><p>Every morning for the past three weeks, he has woken me at 4 AM with his pacing -- collar jangling, looking for God knows what. He has been talking to ghosts lately. He wanders into corners, gets stuck, and lets out a hoarse "woof." I …

UK city guide: The 11 best places to live to suit you and your family

Willing to up sticks to find your ideal home? Looking for affordable house prices or rents? Here’s where you should be going<p>Who wants to live in London these days? Overcrowded, overpriced and overhyped, the mass exodus away from the capital continues.<p>With 82pc of Brits now living in towns and …

NASA tells lawmakers to brace for more Pluto secrets revealed by mission

Hoping to capture lawmakers' imaginations and perhaps loosen their purse strings, NASA officials said Tuesday that the new scientific information gleaned from the New Horizons mission to Pluto was "revolutionizing" what they know about the icy dwarf planet.<p>Among other things, the mission revealed …

Pluto's escaping atmosphere extends 1,000 miles out into space

That's more than 13 times farther than Earth's atmosphere reaches<p>Pluto's atmosphere has an extended reach. Data collected by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveals that the gas surrounding the dwarf planet extends as far as 1,000 miles outward into space. That's more than 13 times farther than …

Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Paleo Sliders with Sweet Potato "Buns"

These low-FODMAP, gluten-free, paleo sliders on sweet potato “buns” are a MAJOR WIN. Trust me.<p>Recipe:<p>-several half-inch-thick sweet potato slices, …

Orange polenta cake | Fruit recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>200 g unsalted butter , (at room temperature), plus extra for greasing<br>• 200 g demerara sugar<br>• 3 large free-range eggs<br>• 1 teaspoon …

Nepal's year-round trekking route

Does a low-altitude Himalayan hike that includes gin and tonics and nights in comfortable lodges offer the same rewards as a more challenging journey?<p><i>“Ukaalo</i>, <i>oraalo</i>,” said our guide, Naresh Gurung, describing the three-hour hike we’d just begun toward Three Mountain Lodge in central Nepal. He …

Jupiter May Have Destroyed Early Planets And Paved The Way For Earth

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has, to date, enabled astronomers to discover over 1,000 planets outside of our solar system. But there’s a funny thing about the solar systems astronomers discovered – they don’t look much like ours at all. Most of them have larger, “super-Earths” – planets smaller than …

Universe

Why Indian Cuisine Breaks All The Flavor Science Rules

Everything we Westerners thought we knew about flavor pairing was recently turned on its ear by a study of the delicious and contradictory jumble of sensation known as Indian cuisine.<p>But let’s step back a minute and look at how we decide what tastes good. Why do we choose certain flavor combos and …

University of Florida

APOD: Molecular Cloud Barnard 68 (2014 Dec 14) Image Credit: FORS Team, 8.2-meter VLT Antu, ESO http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141214.html Explanation: Where did all the stars go? What used to be considered a hole in the sky is now known to astronomers as a dark molecular cloud. Here, a high concentration of dust and molecular gas absorb practically all the visible light emitted from background stars. The eerily dark surroundings help make the interiors of molecular clouds some of the coldest and most isolated places in the universe. One of the most notable of these dark absorption nebulae is a cloud toward the constellation Ophiuchus known as Barnard 68, pictured above. That no stars are visible in the center indicates that Barnard 68 is relatively nearby, with measurements placing it about 500 light-years away and half a light-year across. It is not known exactly how molecular clouds like Barnard 68 form, but it is known that these clouds are themselves likely places for new stars to form. In fact, Barnard 68 itself has been found likely to collapse and form a new star system. It is possible to look right through the cloud in infrared light. http://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/paranal/instruments/fors.html http://www.eso.org/projects/vlt/ http://www.eso.org/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141214 #APOD

See a celestial Chariot in December

Tonight, or any one of these long December nights, you can find the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. The Heavenly Chariot – with its brilliant …