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"Motherlode" of Alien Worlds Unveiled by Space Telescope

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has nearly doubled the number of alien worlds known to humanity.<p>NASA astronomers nearly doubled the number of alien worlds known to humanity on Wednesday, reporting the discovery of 715 planets located in nearby solar systems.<p>The discoveries bring the total number of …

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Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

More Than a Canal: Panama City

After a decade of stop-and-go development, the Frank Gehry-designed <b>BioMuseo</b> opened in early February. The debut marked a defining moment for the capital in the centennial of another game changer: the Panama Canal.<p>Actually, the museum’s protracted birth fits the subject matter of its galleries, …

Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?

Algal blooms might have been responsible for mass deaths in ancient baleen whales.<p>Ever since a highway construction crew in Chile uncovered a fossil graveyard of some 40 prehistoric whales in 2010, with skeletons dating back more than five million years, scientists have wondered why so many giant …

Expedition Diaries: The Monteverde Cloud Forest

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the first of Kike Calvo’s visual diary as a National Geographic Expert on the Lindblad Costa Rica-Panama Expedition aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion.</i><p>As we advance through a non-paved road uphill, the Costa Rican landscape starts to paint my pupils—we are heading …

National Geographic Thematic Maps Launch in New Google Tool

Google Maps Gallery brings classic cartography online.<p>National Geographic has been producing thematic maps for decades, revealing not just physical features but also location-based details on cultures, history, wildlife, science, and more. Now, a treasure trove of more than 500 of those maps are …

What Is Lyme Disease? New Findings Deepen the Mystery

A new study that points to sexual transmission has added to the controversy.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Rampant disagreement over what constitutes Lyme disease—in particular, who may have contracted it and how, and how long it lasts—has spawned the larger</b> …

The Legacy of Arctic Explorer Matthew Henson

<b>“The lure of the arctic is tugging at my heart. To me the trail is calling! The old trail, the trail that is always new.” ~Matthew Henson</b><p><i>In honor of Black History Month this story was excerpted from the forthcoming work of narrative nonfiction</i> The Adventure Gap <i>by James Edward Mills to be published</i> …

Indian Spiced Chicken Stew

Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place skin side down in to the pan. Cook until …

Fettuccine with Peas, Ricotta & Prosciutto | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Pasta makes an easy and delicious weeknight dinner, especially when dressed according to the season. Make this wholesome sauce in the spring, when you can find fresh peas — it can be assembled in the time it takes to boil the pasta water.<p><b>Fettuccine with Peas, Ricotta & Prosciutto</b><p>Fine sea salt and …

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White Cheddar Potato Garlic Soup

Happy mid-March!<p>I cannot even begin to express how ready I am for summer (or at least a bit of warm weather.) Milwaukee has been hit pretty hard this …

Mushroom & Goat Cheese Bruschetta | Williams-Sonoma Taste

These topped toasts are awesome for parties: They make great finger food and look deceptively fancy. All it really takes is a few slices of toasted bread, a slathering of goat cheese, and a topping of sauteed mushrooms — seriously easy and seriously impressive.<p><b>Mushroom & Goat Cheese Bruschetta</b><p>2 …

chicken piccata

My husband calls this chicken ‘panna cotta’ by the way.<p>Chicken <i>piccata</i> happens to be a childhood favorite of mine; tender chicken simmered in white …

Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This is one of the most heart-healthy salads you can eat. Perfect for a light supper or a lunch, it can be prepared quickly just before serving, or the salmon, potatoes and asparagus can be prepared up to a day ahead, then dressed just before serving.<p><b>Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad</b><p>1 lb. (500 g.) …

Bacon, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyere Focaccia | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Rich with olive oil, nutty Gruyere cheese, crisp thick-cut bacon and sweet onions, this focaccia is like taking a trip to the Alsace. Serve it as an appetizer, part of a brunch, or in place of bread at the dinner table.<p><b>Bacon, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyere Focaccia</b><p>1 package (2 1/4 tsp. ) active dry …

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Pea, Feta & Mint Salad | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Here’s a delicious way to ring in spring with the season’s signature lamb and peas. Look for grass-fed, pasture-raised lamb at the butcher shop and, to simplify prep, use thawed frozen peas in place of fresh, if you like.<p><b>Grilled Lamb Chops with Pea, Feta & Mint Salad</b><p>Grated zest of 1 lemon<p>2 Tbs. …

Fresh Ricotta-style Cheese | Bijouxs | Little Jewels from the Kitchen

When fresh traditional ricotta disappeared from local Italian markets, it was time to consider making my own ricotta, well sort of… This basic, …

Chinese Noodles 101: How to Make Lo Mein With Beef and Broccoli

From crispy pan-fried noodles to a bowl of wonton noodle soup, fresh Chinese egg noodles are a staple of Chinese restaurants. Just like Italian pasta or ramen, when cooked properly, they should have a firm bite and springy texture, and the wide variation in thickness and springiness makes Chinese …

The Ultimate San Francisco Date Night Guide

There's no denying it: San Francisco is a city made for romance. Neighborhoods are full of hidden gems ripe for exploring; there are stunning, screen-worthy kiss backdrops atop every hill; and even the fog invites you to cuddle just a little bit closer.<p>Or so you'd think. According to, well, just …