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Which junk foods can you eat for only 250 calories?

As Cadbury pledges to limit all its chocolate bars aimed at one person to 250 calories or fewer, we see which junk foods you can eat for 250 calories<p><b>One chocolate bar</b><p>Despite Cadbury's pledge, many of its ordinary products already fall under the 250 calorie limit. A bar of Dairy Milk, for example, …


11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.

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24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

It's summertime, and the cookin's easy—master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September


Tonight is a panzanella kinda night, says @coluhenry. Radicchio, salami, fennel, parsley, and pecorino—get the whole recipe on!

6 Common Burger Cooking Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

We love burgers—but from choosing the wrong meat to overloading on the condiments, are you making any of these common cooking mistakes?<p>Is there anything better than the classic simplicity of a burger fresh off the grill? A good burger—juicy, flavorful, and with just the right fixin's—is summer …


39 Recipes to Celebrate the Beginning of Strawberry Season

We wait all year for strawberry season—it's finally here, so we're celebrating with these strawberry recipes.


Reinvented Father's Day Gifts For Extraordinary Dads

Whether Dad's a gear-loving outdoorsman, a high-tech wine connoisseur, or an aspiring inventor, we've got you covered.

APOD: Open Cluster NGC 290: A Stellar Jewel Box (2014 Jun 08) Image Credit: ESA & NASA; Acknowledgement: E. Olszewski (U. Arizona) Explanation: Jewels don't shine this bright -- only stars do. Like gems in a jewel box, though, the stars of open cluster NGC 290 glitter in a beautiful display of brightness and color. The photogenic cluster, pictured above, was captured recently by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Open clusters of stars are younger, contain few stars, and contain a much higher fraction of blue stars than do globular clusters of stars. NGC 290 lies about 200,000 light-years distant in a neighboring galaxy called the Small Cloud of Magellan (SMC). The open cluster contains hundreds of stars and spans about 65 light years across. NGC 290 and other open clusters are good laboratories for studying how stars of different masses evolve, since all the open cluster's stars were born at about the same time. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

Your favorite ocean photos

We asked, and you answered with some of the most awesome ocean photos yet! Thanks for all in the EarthSky community who contributed.<p>World Oceans Day …


10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …