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How to Make the Ultimate Mac & Cheese.... Because It's Important

Our digital food editor walks you through the steps to creating the perfect mac & cheese—a recipe everyone should know how to make.<p>There's not really a debate at this point—macaroni and cheese is pretty much universally accepted as the ultimate comfort food. But the dish comes in many forms, and …

Crocodiles Play, Too, Study Says—Why Do Animals Have Fun?

Weird & Wild<p>Several crocodile relatives amuse themselves by splashing water and giving each other piggyback rides, a new study says.<p>When Vladimir Dinets first heard several years ago that a Cuban crocodile at Ohio's Toledo Zoo appeared to be playing with an inflatable ball, he didn't think anything …

Animals

Insects survive the winter through a trick right out of science fiction

BI Answers: Where do insects go in the winter?<p>In the summer, when the air is sticky and hot, insects are everywhere: circling your fruit bowl, marching across your picnic, buzzing in your ear, and sometimes — the worst of times — flying directly into your mouth.<p>But when temperatures drop, icicles …

Insects

Florida by Land: Take a Naturalist-Guided Beach Walk

Learn about Florida’s unique marine ecosystem on one of the guided nature walks offered at many coastal preserves and parks.<p>Seeing the shoreline through the eyes of a naturalist or park ranger reveals the complex science at the beach. Learn about Florida’s unique marine ecosystem on one of the …

Animals grow as they evolve: so says science

This week a paper has been published in the journal Science which suggests that the mean size of marine mammals has increased 150-fold in the last …