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Soft Pretzel Recipes, Because You Need One (Or 20)

When a soft pretzel craving hits, there isn't much else that will satisfy it. You might think that your one option for making soft pretzels at home is to buy those terrible, plastic-smelling, frozen pretzels from the grocery store. If that's you, and you're stuck in that frame of mind, prepare …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

5 Ways to Use up Leftover Corn on the Cob

Got leftover corn on the cob? Besides eating it cold (one of my favorite breakfasts, actually!), there are lots of tasty ways to use up corn, from …

Cooking

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Show us your favourite photo of your parents

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Do you have a photo that tells a story about your parents – or the people you think of as parents? That could mean a …

Watch: Edward Norton and Martin Sheen Talk ‘Catcher in the Rye’ in the ‘Salinger’ Trailer

Watch: Edward Norton and Martin Sheen Talk 'Catcher in the Rye' in the 'Salinger' Trailer<p>“When you’re a kid and you read ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ you’re …

Literature

Rebel Without A Kitchen - Fresco's Fish and Chips - Best Fish and Chips in Toronto

Enjoy the best of Dublin without spending a dime

From an 18th-century lighthouse to an eccentric literary re-enactment, take advantage of the Irish capital’s free summertime offerings.<p>Lonely Planet’s Ireland expert Fionn Davenport shares his tips for what’s free in the capital this summer.<p><b>Bloomsday</b><br>June sees James Joyce fans dressing up in …

Ireland

ScienceCasts: An Early Start for Noctilucent Clouds

Primate fossil believed to be world's oldest discovered in China – video

Scientists display what they believe to be the oldest primate fossil ever found. Using digital reconstruction, the Chinese team generates an image of …

Scientists Find 3 Billion Year Old Plankton Microfossils

Scientists have found 3 billion year old plankton microfossils in marine sediment rocks from the Farrel Quartzite in Western Australia. The …

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Amelia Earhart: Sonar Shows Possible Wreckage of Electra

A sonar image may show where Amelia Earhart’s plane went down more than 75 years ago.<p>The sonar image, described as “grainy” by Discovery News, was …

Airplanes

What really happened to Ludwig Leichhardt?

The boundless Australian deserts are the stony lockers of many secrets – but the most enduring modern mystery to be held there is the fate of Ludwig …

Hay Festival: 'Science fiction goes hand in hand with real research', scientist admits

Speaking at the Hay Festival, a research fellow of The Royal Society claims books and films aid scientific research.<p>Science fiction stories can inspire real scientists to make new discoveries, a research fellow of The Royal Society has admitted, as she claims a vivid imagination goes hand-in-hand …

Jules Verne

New Candidate for World's First Bird

Discovery of the feathered Aurornis stokes the debate over the first avian.<p><b>For over a century and a half, the prehistoric Archaeopteryx has been celebrated as nature's earliest bird.</b><p>The iconic Jurassic creature was covered in feathers yet retained the teeth, claws, and bony tail from its …

Dinosaurs

Scientists and policymakers: wave goodbye to the valley of death

Powerful metaphors are often used to describe the challenges of linking science to its application and use in the world. We often hear about the gap …

World’s First Bird May Have Roamed Jurassic Period

<b>World’s first bird?</b> Researchers say they have discovered a new fossil that might be the world’s first bird.<p>The Aurornis xui specimen was discovered …

Paleontology

Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

Scientists in Siberia say they've extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included …

Watch Live: Asteroid a Third the Size of the Dinosaur-Killer Flies by Earth

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.31.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:00 pm. 4:00 pm<p>Watch as an enormous asteroid safely careens …

Chinese Axes Polished Better in 4,500 B.C. Than Today

Many people think modern technology is very advanced, but according to Dr. Peter J. Lu, post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Chinese …

Salted, Smoked & Frozen: 10 Tasty Variations on Lemonade

Memorial Day has come and gone, and I think that means it's officially lemonade season! But skip the store-bought stuff — it's so easy to make your …

Matcha

17 Hybrid Desserts That Will Blow Your Mind

Dominique Ansel has blessed us with the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut crossbreed. If such a wonderful thing exists, what other hybrid pastry possibilities are there?

U.N. Urges Eating Insects; 8 Popular Bugs to Try

From beetles to stinkbugs, people in dozens of countries eat insects.<p><b>Ants are sweet, nutty little insects, aren't they?</b><p><b>I'm not talking about their personalities, but how they taste. Stinkbugs have an apple flavor, and red agave worms are spicy. A bite of tree worm apparently brings pork rinds to</b> …

Insects

Invasive Lady Beetle Kills Off Competition Using Parasites

Changing Planet<p>A ladybug pileup. Photograph by Ed Young, Corbis<p><b>The Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis)—a relative of the ladybug—was originally imported to the U.S. in 1916 in an attempt to naturally control pests. After escaping greenhouses, they spread uncontrollably throughout the U.S. and</b> …

Insects

How do hurricanes get their names?

The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and ends November 30. Here are the hurricane names for the 2017 season.<p>Ever wonder how hurricanes get …

Divers film using a 3-D camera near Papua New Guinea. (Photo by Mark Thiessen) See more from the record-breaking descent to the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean: http://on.natgeo.com/12We9hz

National Geographic Travel

Scientific Tooth Fairies Investigate Neanderthal Breast-Feeding

When it comes to weaning, humans are weird.<p>Our closest relatives, chimpanzees and gorillas, breast-feed their offspring for several years. Some baby orangutans nurse until they are 7 years old.<p>But modern humans wean much earlier. In preindustrial societies, babies stop nursing after about two …