Rachel Paletta

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What's Happening at The US Geological Survey Looks a Lot Like Censorship

Let the scientists speak.<p>Over the past year, the Trump administration has been "tightening rules" at the US Geological Survey (USGS), and when you …

Trump Administration

These Sticky Fish-Sauce Chicken Drumsticks Are a Gift From the Glaze Gods

Great things happen when you combine fish sauce, fire, and a few packs of chicken drumsticks.<p>In the competition I just made up in my head of who eats the most in the Test Kitchen on any given day, I come second only to our staff photographer Alex Lau. The day our awesome assistant Gaby Melian …

Cooking

9 Fiction Editors on What They’re Reading for Fun This Summer

It’s June, which hopefully means we’re all finding more opportunities to loaf about. Proper loafing, we tend to think, requires very little: a sunny …

Books

26 of Our Favorite Thai Recipes

Skip the pricey takeout bill and learn to make your favorite Thai recipes right at home.<p>Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles<p>This versatile chicken recipe …

Recipes

This Mountaineer Stunned The Internet With Rare Timelapse Of Incredible Storm Phenomenon

Peter Maier is a 27-year-old from Switzerland who managed to capture a breathtaking moment, when a rare thunderstorm dumped tonnes of water into an …

Videography

Mini Veggie Cucumber Wraps With Avocado Hummus [Vegan]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

This Historic Fort For Sale Is The Ultimate Fixer Upper

Here's a residential retreat that will make you work to earn the solitude it offers: A historic island fort located off the coast of Milford Haven, …

Henry Viii

Is Theoretical Physics Wasting Our Best Living Minds On Nonsense?

The history of physics is filled with great ideas that you’ve heard of, like the Standard Model, the Big Bang, General Relativity, and so on. But it’s also filled with brilliant ideas that you probably haven’t heard of, like the Sakata Model, Technicolor theory, the Steady State Model, and Plasma …

Physics

10 of Our Best Chicken Skillet Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

I am not sure which is more tried and true when it comes to weeknight cooking: a trusty skillet dinner or crowd-pleasing chicken. It really doesn't …

Cooking

Twenty-nine of history’s most influential scientists in one photograph - now in color!

I can't get over how fantastic this image is. It was originally captured in 1927 at the fifth Solvay Conference, one of the most star-studded …

Physics

What the world would be like if land and sea were inverted

You've likely seen maps of the earth with land and sea inverted, where Asia becomes the world's greatest ocean and the Pacific a vast, sprawling …

Sea Level

Recipe: Sausage & Potato Foil Packets — Recipes from The Kitchn

These sausage, potato, and green bean foil packets are about to become your go-to dinner trick this summer. They can be cooked on the grill, in the …

Recipes

Physicist Brian Greene on the three biggest science mysteries he'd like to see solved

Brian Greene is a busy man. In addition to teaching at Columbia University in New York City, the theoretical physicist has written four books, starred in a handful of TV specials and along the way has become one of the world’s leading science communicators.<p>Along with his wife, Tracy Day, Greene …

Physics

The Only Sauce You'll Need This Summer

It’s officially Summer Sauce season. When fresh herbs start popping up in gardens and at farmers’ markets, it’s time to break out your food processor …

Recipes

Gardening 101: Garlic

Garlic, <i>Allium sativum</i><p>Pungent garlic is one of the most satisfying crops to grow. From a single clove planted the previous autumn comes a full, fat …

Gardening

Michael Pollan Drops Acid — and Comes Back From His Trip Convinced

<b>HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND</b> <b><br>What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence</b><br>By Michael Pollan<br>465 pp. Penguin Press. $28.<p>Michael Pollan has long been concerned with the moral dilemmas of everyday life. “Second Nature,” his first book, …

Book Reviews

This Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad Could Not Be Easier to Make

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

For six years now, life has been really good for James. He has a great job as the creative director of an advertising firm in New York City. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.<p>And it has all been possible, he says, because for the past six years he has been taking a drug called ketamine.<p>…

Mental Health

Water Has More Than One Type of Molecule, And That's Even Stranger Than We Thought

Scientists have finally managed to separate them.<p>Not that you could tell by looking at it, but the glass of water sitting on your desk contains two …

Nature Communications

Why You Should Always Use a Sleeping Bag Liner

The sleeping bag liner is one of the most underrated pieces of gear. Most hikers don’t even bother adding this extra layer to their sleep system, but a good liner provides added insulation and warmth to your bag while creating a barrier between your dirty body and the difficult to clean synthetic …

Backpacking

The Wild Physics of a Firefighter's Window Catch

Are superheroes real? Maybe. In this recently released video, a firefighter in Latvia catches a man falling past a window. Let me tell you something. …

Physics

Let This Hanger Steak with Scallion Sauce Be Your Life Coach

We have a new recipe that swaps your usual chimichurri with a charred scallion sauce instead, and is easy enough to pull off on a weeknight.<p>You know when you get back from vacation and you’re like “I’m going to eat so healthy and treat my body right and even go to the gym in the morning”? Well good …

BBQ

A lava-ly setting! The stunning destinations nestled in the shadow of VOLCANOES, from a ski resort in Japan to luxury villas in Bali

• <b>Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, is an active volcano measuring 9,944ft high and it last erupted in February</b>• <b><br>Stromboli is a volcanic island off the</b> …

Costa Rica

25 Recipes for Pork, the Meat That Can Do Anything

To quote the venerable Homer Simpson, "Pork chops and bacon, my two favorite animals."<p>If you’re a child of the 80s or 90s, you might remember the inescapable advertising campaign from the National Pork Board hailing pig products as “The Other White Meat”—even though the USDA classifies it as a red …

Cooking

Why Basil Is So Good for You—Plus 14 Ways to Use More of It All Summer Long

The herb can add a nutrient boost to everything from pasta salad to tuna sammies.<p>“The most useful thing one can know about basil,” writes Marcella …

Food

The Cheap and Healthy Meals Kitchn Editors Swear By — Tips from The Kitchn

When it comes to deciding what to cook, our guidelines are usually pretty simple. Obviously we want a meal that's as tasty as possible, but we also …

Healthy Eating

This Is Where Italian Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

When planning your first trip to Italy, there are a few standout cities that provide a perfect first glimpse at the Italian way of life. But after …

Italy

20 Easy, Breezy Potluck Sides & Salads — Recipes from The Kitchn

You can never ever go wrong with bringing a side dish to a potluck. And now that summer is upon us, fresh and vibrant salads and slaws make the very …

Healthy Eating

Everything You Need to Know to Trek Patagonia's Torres Del Paine

As we crested the rise of John Gardner Pass, our breath was taken away — and not just from Patagonia’s famous fierce wind. Below us lay the …

Hiking

Middle Eastern Grilled Kofta Kebabs Recipe

Kofta kebabs are a popular dish in the Middle East. You might not want to bother making these deliciously spiced patties into kebabs, but you can put …

Grilling