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15 Classic Baked Goods Every Cook Should Know

Even realtors know that there’s nothing that makes a house feel like a home as much as the smell of fresh baked goods. That’s why they always use cookie-scented candles or pop a pie in the oven right before showing a new listing. A plate of fancy stuffed cookies sitting on the counter is oh-so …

Dessert

India to fight climate change with 'dwarf cows that rarely break wind'

Standing less than three feet tall, the Vechur “dwarf” cow of Kerala is officially the smallest bovine in the world.<p>Its diminutive size and cute appearance has seen it become a prized, exotic pet among Indian families, echoing the “micro-pig” fad that briefly gripped Britain.<p>But Indian scientists …

Styrofoam cups get a bad rap, and other surprising environmental revelations

A few decades ago, it was pretty easy to feel eco-friendly. All you had to do was avoid being a litter bug—and maybe commit to saving a whale or two.<p>But as we’ve come to understand more about climate change, species loss, and other environmental issues, our options have become a lot harder to …

Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

It has been about a decade since beekeepers and scientists began documenting a decline in honeybee populations and other important pollinators.<p>Even if you're not a lover of bees or honey, you should know that bees are critically important to our food supply. They help pollinate billions of dollars …

US expert Alan Robock raises concern over who would control climate-altering technologies if research is paid for by intelligence agencies<p>A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate change research to learn if new technologies could be used as …

Climate Change

Massive Forest Fires Could Be Cooling the Earth

Wait, what? A forest fire may not sound like a great way to cool off, but Earth's climate is a complicated beast. It turns out that some of the …

Climate Change