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Beagles are the dog breed most often used in animal testing, due to their size and passive nature

By Andre Menache BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS<p>Please read the title again. As a veterinary surgeon, I find this title very strange. Why on earth are Beagle …

Forget Drugs, These Dogs Sniff Out a Different Kind of Evil Weed

Australia tries using spaniels to hunt for invasive plants called orange hawkweed, a.k.a ‘Grim the Collier’<p>On a recent afternoon in Australia’s Kosciuszko National Park, Sally’s body tightens as she detects danger nearby. She senses her nemesis, Grim the Collier, lurking in the shadows. Her mission …

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Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study

Research finds 20cm rise since start of 20th century, caused by global warming and the melting of polar ice, is unprecedented<p>The rise in sea levels seen over the past century is unmatched by any period in the past 6,000 years, according to a lengthy analysis of historical sea level trends.<p>The …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

Swimming Manta Ray Looks Like a Spaceship

Robert Sorokanich of Gizmodo notices that this huge manta ray swimming straight at a diver's camera looks like a spaceship ready to swallow you …

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

Blood Orange Sangria

RockSugar uses the juice of calamansi, a delicious but hard-to-find citrus fruit. We approximated its flavor with a mix of other citrus.<p>Ingredients<p>1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer layer removed, finely chopped<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 cups dry Riesling<p>2 cups fresh blood orange juice<p>6 …

Los Angeles

One Block of Parmesan Cheese, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>See that block of Parmesan sitting in your fridge? Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt is going to show you</i> …

Recipes

10 Beer Cocktail Recipes That Do the Impossible: Make Beer Even Better

Alcohol

Roasted-Almond Thumbprints

The great thing about these roasted-almond thumbprint cookies? They can be any shape or size, and the fillings are customizable.<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>1½ cups unsalted, roasted almonds<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>½ cup …

Dessert

Better Than McDonalds?

I love the McDonalds French Fries and the red box that they serve it in. But I think the potatogether is a tad better concept and something all …

Our Latest Contest: Your Best Recipe with Corn

As we gear up for the warmer months, our minds are on foods that are best eaten outdoors -- the picnic salads, the dinners al fresco, anything grilled. Our minds are on corn. Show us your best -- everything from the kernels to the silk to the whole cob is fair game.<p>Head to the contest page to enter!<p>…

Recipes

South Africa's Wine Industry Goes Head to Head With Other New World Producers

At a wine luncheon in New York yesterday, I was happy to find that South African wines have come so far in the last ten years. I didn't say "so fast," because South Africa has been making wines far longer than most "New World" producers like California, Australia, New Zealand and much of South …

The Truth About What Your Brunch Order Says About You

Brunch is often, if not always, the most indulgent meal of the week. You lounge around the table for hours on end, you may consume one or more alcoholic beverages despite it being the middle of the day, and you usually aren't trying to be healthy about it. For all these reasons, we will always love …

9 Gorgeous Cakes To Celebrate HuffPost's 9th Birthday

The best part about birthdays has always been the cake. We don't care if it's our kids' birthdays, our parents' birthday or even our own birthday, we just want cake. And when it comes to <b>The Huffington Post's Ninth Birthday</b> -- which we are proudly celebrating today -- we don't just want cake, we …

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

Dessert

Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

This Easter, you can drown your sorrows in a glass of Jellybean milk — or with a pile of beer-flavored jelly beans.<p>The new twists are a sign that jelly beans are continuing their march to candyland domination. Americans buy 16 billion beans in the Easter season alone (mid-February until the actual …

Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

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