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Candied Pecans

<i>Candied Pecans-an easy recipe for Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Pecans! They are the perfect topping for salads, main dishes, desserts, or grab a handful</i> …

Happy National Coffee Day! 4 barista-approved ways to make the perfect cup

Most coffee geeks agree: You can’t make the best cup of coffee using an electric drip machine. Sure, it’s efficient, but the machines get very dirty over time, and that tends to ruin the flavor of the coffee. Plus there’s no way to control the water temperature—two factors that also drastically …

Coffee

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i> Leave a review »<p>5 Freestyle Points 106 calories<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>2 hours 30 min<p>These Gingerbread cookies are made with a fraction …

NOAA: 2014 is shaping up as hottest year on record

The first ten months of 2014 have been the hottest since record keeping began more than 130 years ago, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.<p>That may be hard to believe for people in places like Buffalo, New York, which saw a record early snowfall this year.<p>But …

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

posted by Chungah on October 24, 2014 79 Comments »<p><i>An easy, creamy chowder that’s incredibly smoky, sweet and packed with tons of flavor!</i><p>I’ve still …

Ana White | Laundry Basket Dresser - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: …

World's first lab-grown burger to be cooked and eaten

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/999000/999685_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522264237_37397d18f6b43a51b10c491c54a74780<p><b>The world's first lab-grown burger is to be unveiled and eaten at a news conference in London on Monday.</b><p>Scientists took cells from a cow …

Oxford University

Climate change pushing marine life towards the poles, says study

Marine species, more than land-based species, are altering their breeding, feeding and migration patterns<p>Rising ocean temperatures are rearranging the biological make-up of our oceans, pushing species towards the poles by 7kms every year, as they chase the climates they can survive in, according to …

Why Not Just Dispose Of Nuclear Waste In The Sun?

We could do it, but should we?<p>After FYI answered why dumping the world's nuclear waste into a volcano would be a bad idea, our inbox was flooded with readers wondering, "Well, how about shooting it into the sun?"<p>On paper, this is a fantastic way to wipe our hands clean of all that pesky waste. The …

Honey bees in trouble? Blame farm chemicals, study says

In a study of real-world conditions encountered by honey bees as they pollinate crops, researchers gathered pollen from commercial beehives placed in farm fields in the Northeastern US. Here the scientists take pollen samples from bees pollinating Maine blueberries.<p>Honey bees rented to out …

Ecology

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Gravity

<b>1.</b> <i>Star Wars</i>' Obi-Wan Kenobi said the Force “surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” He could have been talking about gravity. …

Machine Squeezes Drinking Water From Your Sweaty T-Shirt

Tasty<p>I think the question here isn't whether you'd drink your own, but whether you'd drink someone else's. One company has designed a system, called Sweat Machine, to wring sweat out of clothes and turn it into potable water.<p>The Sweat Machine heats and spins clothes to extract the liquid from them, …

The Battle Over Climate Science

Climate scientists routinely face death threats, hate mail, nuisance lawsuits and political attacks. How much worse can it get?<p>There's no police tape across Michael Mann's office doorway this morning. "Always a good start," he says, juggling a cup of coffee as he slides his key into the lock.<p>Mann, …

The Odd Way Beavers Impact Climate Change

It's all in the dams.<p>When the industrious beaver scurries around being its toothy self, cutting down trees and blocking up waterways, it's not just altering the lay of the land; it's out there combating climate change, a few carbon emissions at a time.<p>When beavers build a dam, impeding the natural …

This Goofy-Looking Helmet Is Made Of Old Newspapers

Recycled newspapers: Good for the planet, good for preventing head injury.<p>Most safety gear isn't exactly fashionable, and these helmets are no exception. As a consolation, though, at least you're saving the environment in addition to your bean: They're made of recycled newspaper.<p>The concept for the …

Store Your Housekey In the Cloud And Cut Copies On Demand

Self-serve robot locksmiths have arrived in New York City.<p>It's 11 pm on a Saturday and you've locked yourself out of your house. You'll have to call a locksmith. Then you'll wait for him or her to come to your place… and, if you're a New Yorker, you'll end up paying about $100 to get back into your …

Reporters Aren't Drawing The Connection Between Climate Change And Wildfires

A Media Matters analysis shows just 4 percent of recent TV reports and 9 percent of print articles mentioned climate change when reporting on wildfires.<p>Climate change is a major contributing factor to wildfires, like the blaze in Arizona that killed 19 firefighters this week. But is that connection …

FYI: What Is The Most Dangerous Piece Of Laboratory Equipment?

Consider the autoclave, which scientists use to sterilize tools and which issues scalding steam to do so. Or consider the heat gun, which is used to dry glassware and to warm distillation devices. It can also ignite anything flammable that gets too close. Glass containers in a vacuum can implode, …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

This 3-D Printed Tarantula Robot Is Actually Kinda Cute

Aww. Come here, little guy.<p>Robot spider! Sounds terrifying. But the T8--an octopod 'bot made from 3-D printed parts--is actually charming. For your viewing pleasure, watch it dance like a drunk high-school kid.<p>The company behind the T8, Robugtix, is taking pre-orders for the robot now, if you're …

FYI: Why Do Kids Hate Brussels Sprouts?

Because Brussels sprouts are bitter, and kids generally don't like bitter tastes. It's not their fault. Researchers say that an aversion to bitter and sour (generally a heightened gag reflex) is a survival instinct, since most toxins taste that way too. On the other hand, sweetness typically …

NASA Successfully Tests First 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Injector

Another step toward the day when 3-D printers spit out entire spacecraft.<p>We've seen 3-D printed aircraft and drone parts, and even plans for a printable private jet. Now NASA has demonstrated another 3-D printing first: The agency has just finished successful tests of a 3-D printed rocket engine …

Turn Any Sketch Into A 3-D Printed Cookie Cutter

Really make cookies from scratch<p>Sometimes the conveniences of the future are small, but still awesome. The staff at Thingiverse has created a program to turn any sketch into a digital file for a cookie cutter that's ready for 3-D printing.<p>You can even make a cookie design with cutouts inside—for …

FYI: Why Does Some Food Taste Bad To Some People And Good To Others?

People who have a lot of papillae—the bumps on our tongue, most of which house our taste buds—often find flavors overwhelming. They're "supertasters," and as such they add cream to their coffee and order food mild instead of spicy. Subtasters, on the other hand, have low papillae density and prefer …

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

June 2013: Smokin' Hot Globally - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | July 15, 2013 5:29 pm<p>In the map above, the colors show how surface temperatures varied from the 1951-1981 average. (Map: Goddard …

Asteroid plan looks rocky

NASA mission to retrieve a small space rock could be tripped up by lack of candidates.<p>NASA has plans to grab an asteroid and tow it near to the Moon …

Space

An Astronomer Followed a Whim -- and Discovered a New Moon for Neptune

A reminder of how much we still have to learn about our own little corner of the universe<p>It started when Mark Showalter followed a whim. On July 1, the SETI Institute astronomer was studying -- as one does, when one is a SETI Institute astronomer -- archival pictures from the Hubble Space …

Nasa's Hubble telescope discovers new Neptune moon

<b>The Hubble space telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting Neptune, Nasa has confirmed.</b><p>Designated S/2004 N 1, this is the 14th known moon to circle the giant planet.<p>It also appears to be the smallest moon in the Neptunian system, measuring just 20 km (12 miles) across, completing one revolution …

Astronomy

Ice-free Arctic may come as soon as 2054, study says

Polar bears in the Arctic Ocean near Barrow, Alaska are confronted with reduced summer sea ice.<p>Cruise ships and oil tankers may be sailing through ice-free waters of the Arctic as early as 2054, according to a new study that narrows to a handful of years the uncertainty of when this climate-change …

Climate Change