Nick Hoeffner

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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Future-ready cities: Choosing where to live on a planet in crisis

Why the capacity and willingness to change trump everything.<p><i>Alex Steffen is a planetary futurist and creator of the books</i> Worldchanging <i>and</i> Carbon …

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The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

8 of New Mexico’s most spectacular hikes

1. Yapashi Ruins Trail<p><b>Distance:</b> 6 miles one way<b><br>Rating:</b> Difficult<b><br>More info:</b> Bandelier National Monument<p>700 years ago, the Pajarito Plateau northwest …

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Beautiful Boozy Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshakes!

Boozy Cadbury creme egg milkshakes are just as decadent as they sound. What's better than chocolate? Boozy chocolate.<p>When I was a kid the Cadbury Crème Eggs belonged to my dad. He almost always tried to steal them from my Easter basket and would then hoard them like a squirrel saving acorns for the …

God is on the ropes: The brilliant new science that has creationists and the Christian right terrified

A young MIT professor is finishing Darwin’s task — and threatening to undo everything the wacky right holds dear<p>The Christian right’s obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could someday be rivaled by the hatred of someone you’ve probably never even heard of. Darwin earned their …

First digital animal will be perfect copy of real worm

THE Lego robot trundles forward, encounters a wall, stops, reverses. You might think there is nothing clever about that, except that this one has not …