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20 pound rodents are invading California — and officials don't know how to stop them

Creatures are emerging from the California marshlands with orange buckteeth, webbed feet, and round, rat-like tails. They can weigh more than 9 kilograms (20 pounds) and reach lengths of up to 1 meter (3.5 feet).<p>No, we're not introducing the next bad horror flick. The real-life drama starring the …

Chesapeake Bay

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Cooking

Training Center: Core strength for cyclists

Years ago, I was out to dinner with a group of friends when an unassuming gentleman joined us. (I’m still embarrassed to admit that, at the time, I …

Bradley Wiggins

Wylie Dufresne’s Scrambled Egg Sandwich

Soft scrambled eggs in about a minute? We didn’t believe it either until we tried this recipe from Wylie Dufresne, who created this sandwich hybrid at Du's Donuts in NYC. Mixing in cream cheese adds back the richness lost by cooking the eggs quickly.<p>Ingredients<p>Scrambled Eggs<p>4 large eggs<p>1 small …

Breakfast

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought<p>Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and …

Archaeology

A Teenager’s Basketball Dream Is Size XXXXXL

GENEVA, Ohio — When strangers approach Robert Bobroczkyi, as they often do, the first question is almost always, “How tall are you?” Lately, he has been responding with typical teenage snark.<p>“Five-eleven,” he might say, making up a figure nearly two feet off the real answer.<p>Forgive him. Though his …

Dirk Nowitzki

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

I Took a Shot of Apple Cider Vinegar for a Month and I Won't Stop

What's ACV?<p>More literally, apple cider vinegar is made out of the liquid of crushed apples. Bacteria and yeast are added to it to start fermentation …

Alternative Medicine

Drugged Driver Manages To Crash Car Into Second Story Of Building

Incredibly, nobody was killed in this bizarrely impressive wreck, so you can be grimly amazed without all the guilt. A driver, who admitted to being …

Hype Meets Reality as Electric Car Dreams Run Into Metal Crunch

By Elisabeth BehrmannElisabeth Behrmann, Jack FarchyJack Farchy and Sam DodgeSam Dodge<p>When BMW AG revealed it was designing electric versions of its …

Alternative Fuel

19 Breakfast in Bed Recipes You Don't Need a Special Occasion to Make

Breakfast in Bed Is Easy to Pull Off With These 19 Recipes<p>If you're going to be lazy, you might as well go all out.<p>January 09, 2018<p>Breakfast in …

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

Agriculture

The 10 Best Pairs of Anti-Boring Socks for Under $20

Add a little something extra to every outfit.<p>Socks might be rooted in functionality, but they can be so much more than that if you let them. While the crazy-socks-with-a-suit move feels stale, a more casual, street-style approach to a cool sock feels especially on-point at the moment. Here are some …

Clothing

Apple iOS 11.2.5 Release: It's A Big One

So far Apple iOS 11.2.5 is a mystery. Why Apple has jumped four version numbers (from iOS 11.2.1) is a mystery. What it contains is a mystery. But following the last week of iPhone power throttling revelations (and a fully deserved backlash), the upcoming iOS 11.2.5 just became the biggest and most …

iOS

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

Eggnog Banana Bread

Eggnog Banana Bread<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F.<p>Step 2<p>Combine first 4 ingredients. Combine brown sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand …

Here's Why a Bloody Bull Is Better Than a Bloody Mary

I come from a long line of Bloody Mary lovers. Proof: At my parents’ house, we drink them before dinner. It doesn’t matter what time it is, we’re …

This Man Used A Hidden Spy Camera To Take Secret Street Photos In The 1890s

Carl Størmer (1872-1957) enjoyed a hobby that was very, very unusual at the time. He walked around Oslo, Norway in the 1890s with his spy camera and …

14 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

1. You Can Trade In Unwanted Items for Cash.<p>Amazon accepts a long list of electronics (tablets, phones, cameras, video games, and more), as well …

7 Unexpected and Insanely Delicious Ways to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

Anyone who’s dabbled in Paleo or Whole30 knows the value of hard-boiled eggs. Really anyone who enjoys starting their day with a high-protein, …

Here Are the World’s Most-Googled Recipes of 2017

People are cooking everywhere in the world, and the things we eat say a lot about us. And for much of the world, making food involves looking up …

Solar-powered forever home is a modern take on the rustic farmhouse

‘Waste not want not’ seems to be a motto of Horseshoe Farm Residence, a modern solar-powered farmhouse built with reclaimed materials in North …

Rachael Ray's 9-Ingredient Carbonara Recipe Is an Internet Favorite

The Food Network's Rachael Ray knows comfort food, and her carbonara recipe is exhibit A. The chef recently shared the crowd-favorite recipe on her …

Recipes

Huge, mysterious object flying past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists say

A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.<p>Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object …

How to Use the Other 3 Sides of Your Box Grater

There are four ways to use a box grater. Give that one side a rest and learn about the other three.<p>There’s more than one side to a box grater. We know. Shocking. The side you always use, the one that shreds cheese to make it look like it does in the package, is great, but you should be exploring. …

Cooking

Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Caviar and truffles are all well and good, but nothing says “I’m pampering my guests” quite like a tray of hot, crisp gougères straight from the oven.<p>It isn’t because these French cheese puffs are expensive to make. They’re not. A humble mix of grated cheese, butter and flour, they’re among the …

The Story of Human Migration Out of Africa Just Got Rewritten

Some of our ancestors jumped the gun.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>For anyone trying to trace the …

25 Cookies Recipes You Won't Believe Are Vegan

Typically, cookies are not considered a vegan-diet staple. Most recipes contain eggs or some animal byproduct that would violate the diet. That may be the case for most desserts or sweat treats, but these 25 cookie recipes are vegan-diet approved and can even fool nonvegans just by how tasty they …

DeTomaso Pantera Hidden From The World For Decades Turns Out To Have An Interesting History

This DeTomaso Pantera hadn’t been on the road for decades, so long locked away in a trailer nobody had the keys to open it anymore. As it turned out, …

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

These are the not-so-obvious tips iPhone pros use.<p>If your iPhone ($899.00 at Walmart) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help …

iOS