James Kaplanges

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Cloning Your Dog, For A Mere $100,000

It's a typical morning at the Dupont Veterinary Clinic in Lafayette, La. Dr. Phillip Dupont is caring for cats and dogs in the examining room while his wife, Paula, answers the phone and pet owners' questions. Their two dogs are sleeping on the floor behind her desk.<p>"That's Ken and Henry," Paula …

Pets

How To Make Your Own Almond Milk, Because It's Ridiculously Easy

Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.<p>The list of ingredients on a carton of almond milk is long. Too long. It includes things like locust bean gum, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum and sometimes even carrageenan. Though those are all commonly found in many foods you buy at the grocery store and <i>most</i> aren't …

Meet Kava Tea, a Prescription-Free Alternative to Xanax

For centuries, Pacific Islanders have been drinking kava, a physioactive "tea" of sorts made from the root of a plant in the pepper family. A variety of kava species grow across the islands, some more potent than others. But their basic effect, when ground and mixed with water, is the same: to …

East Village

Best Hiking Backpack: Best Products to Buy And Why

Having the right gear while hiking is crucial for having a comfortable and safe journey through the wild, and making sure you have the best backpack …

Tivoli - the best amusement park in Europe

The Tivoli Garden amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark, opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world. It still to …

Cotton Candy

Associated Press News

Rainforest Hiking: The Top 4 Basecamps in San Juan

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>San Juan, Puerto Rico, has something for everyone: beaches, historic cities, and a vibrant nightlife. And if you're looking for a hike like no other, look no further than the nearby El Yunque National Forest, a 28,000 acre tropical rain forest (the only one in the US …

New Horizons Probe Focuses on Pluto's Moon Charon ... and Vader Crater?

LAUREL, Md. — Pluto is the star of the show for NASA's New Horizons mission — but its biggest moon, Charon, is a close second. The two icy worlds are sometimes characterized as the first known double dwarf planets because they orbit a common center of gravity in a complex gravitational dance.<p>So …

Memory loss in old age breakthrough offers dementia hope, say researchers

Breakthrough linking protein in blood to memory loss raises hopes for dementia treatment, and could be key to keeping people healthy for longer in old age<p>Researchers may have found a way to slow down or prevent memory problems that arise in old age and which can become devastating in patients with …

Dementia

Microsoft is launching a site to help teachers master 'Minecraft'

<i>Minecraft</i> has proven to be an invaluable tool for educators and students. Not only is the game popular with children and adults, but its open, customisable nature means it can be used for all sorts of different purposes. Like learning to code, understanding Britain's geography and reimagining …

Minecraft

Make a Better Baked Pasta With These Can't-Ignore Tips

Baked pasta is always good—but with these tips, it can be a whole lot better.<p>Baked pasta is, hands down, one of the best comfort foods we know. Done right, this classic is the perfect combination of cheesy, starchy, saucy, hot, and salty. Pair it with a bottle of red, and you’ve got a darn fine …

A Magical New Egg Replacement (That's Already in Your Pantry)

<i>A newly-discovered "magical" egg replacer has been under our noses—and in our pantries—this whole time.</i><p><i>This Lemon Meringue cake is made with eggs—but it could be made with chickpea water instead!</i><p>The ideal replacement for eggs has been under our noses—and down our sinks—this whole time. <b>As it turns</b> …

Six ways Google is changing travel for the better - and the worse

Remember when people went on holiday with a suitcase, travel documents folder, guidebook, maps, brochures and camera?<p>Then Google came along.<p>It claims that its latest apps function as a personal “butler”, ridding travellers of the need to carry around heavy cameras, maps, guide books and the things …

The best tour companies for solo travel

And for good reason— it allows you much more freedom and a greater opportunity to connect with locals.<p>According to the 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions study, which surveyed over 13,000 travelers from 25 different countries, 24% of travelers traveled alone on their most recent leisure trip. …

Get your festival on with Everfest.com

With this website, you can spend your year traveling from one festival to the next. Literally.<p><b>Name:</b> Everfest.com<p><b>What it does:</b> Tell the site which topics you're interested in, and it gives you a page of festival options. Topics include cultural, historic, arts and crafts, faith, food and wine, books …

Breathtaking Photos Taken During a Journey Across America's Southwest

Chicago-based photographer Matt Lief Anderson is an expert at capturing amazing travel images and he has recently outdone himself. While on a trip around America's Southwest, Anderson travelled through Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Along the way, he photographed amazing natural scenery and …

Barack Obama calls on China to end 'aggressive' actions in South China Sea

Chinese reclamation projects in the disputed region have caused alarm in Washington and throughout southeast Asia<p>President Barack Obama called for an end to China's "aggressive actions" in the South China Sea on Monday, saying that the country cannot establish its claims in the disputed region by …

China

Banning legal highs: the biggest obstacle is the human brain | Dean Burnett

Science,Legal highs,Drugs policy,Society,Politics,Neuroscience,Psychology,UK news,Drugs,Drugs,Theresa May,Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)<p>There has been considerable confusion and concern around new government plans to ban legal highs. Scientifically, the only solution is to ban the human brain<p>New …

This Arizona 'Castle' Is A Beautiful And Well-Preserved Mistake

When it comes to national monuments, Montezuma"s Castle near the town of Camp Verde, Arizona, is one of my favorite mistakes.<p>The riverside cliff dwelling is believed to be made and once inhabited by the Sinagua people, a pre-Columbian culture closely related to the Hohokam and other indigenous …

Cannabis Coffee Pods Will Give You The Wake And Bake High You're Looking For

Stoners, rejoice -- cannabis single-serve pods are finally here to elevate your coffee cup wake and bake.<p>While weed coffee isn't a new concept, a few innovators on the west coast have started making weed-infused pods, Yahoo Business reports. One such coffee pod called Catapult retails for $10 each, …

How to Make the Best Damn Burger on Your Backyard Grill

Anyone can grill burgers. Here's how to grill really, really good ones.<p>When the weather heats up and the backyard barbecues begin anew, there's one thing we crave: a big, juicy burger. Luckily, <i>Bon Appétit</i> editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport is here to walk us through the process for grilling up the …

14 culture shocks Americans experience in France

1. Customer service is an adventure in itself.<p>Forget the smiley waiter who tells you his name with a big grin and says he will be “taking care of …

France

Unthinkable: Should children be encouraged to doubt?

School debating is no substitute for Socratic inquiry, argues author and campaigner Peter Worley<p>Tue, May 19, 2015, 09:00 Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015, …

Critical Thinking

The Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education

Peter Gray, Ph.D., Guest, Waking Times<p><i>Forced education interferes with children’s abilities to educate themselves.</i><p>In my last post I took a step that, …

A concern for critical thinking

When I think about my education, I realize much of the information I have retained is of very little value to my fast-approaching life as an …