Nicole Davis

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These Puppy Chow Recipes Come With a Side of Nostalgia

Whether you call it puppy chow or muddy buddies, one thing remains the same: it's one of the best snacks (if not the best) ever. Popularized in the '90s, puppy chow is a Chex-based treat that's traditionally made with melted chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. While the classic version is …

Dessert

Dalai Lama Thinks Europe Has Let In 'Too Many' Refugees

Mainz, Germany — The Dalai Lama thinks Europe has let in "too many" refugees.<p>The Tibetan spiritual leader said that "we feel the misery" of each individual refugee and that humans have a "responsibility to help" — but that there are "too many" who have been accepted in Europe.<p>"Europe, for example …

North Africa

Adorable Tortoise Receives a 3D-Printed Shell After Being Burnt in a Fire

This is the best.<p>A ridiculously cute tortoise named Fred has been given the world's first 3D-printed prosthetic shell, after most of her own shell …

3D Printing

Village Without Roads Uses Canals to Maneuver Along Its Fairy Tale-Like Landscape

Tucked away in the rural Netherlands is Giethoorn, a picturesque village that’s earned the nickname “Dutch Venice” because it lacks roads or any form of modern transportation. To get around, you travel the old-fashioned way—via canals or on foot across one of its 176 bridges.<p>The peaceful setting, …

Roads

The Easy Path: Why I Avoid Higher Difficulties When Playing Video Games

As much as I adore <b>XCOM 2</b>, I’m not playing it on Commander or Legend difficulty. I’ve played mainstay shooters like <i>Call of Duty</i> and <i>Halo</i> since their inception so I’m no slouch, but I steer clear of the masochistic challenges that Veteran and Legendary, respectively, dish out. For that matter, as …

XCOM

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

There Are No Roads in This Town, Just Waterways

Giethoorn, Holland is the kind of city that storybook scenes are made of. Here's why: There are no roads. Instead, the entire city is linked by a …

Travel

16 active volcanoes you should visit in your lifetime

So, it's important to know which active volcanoes you can visit and to take precautions that often include wearing gloves, leather boots, a face mask, and sunglasses, according to The Weather Channel.<p>We've put together a list of active volcanoes you can visit around the world, from the spewing fire …

Geology

How to Get the Flavor of Graham Crackers in the Form of Cake

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: A crazy trick to turn graham crackers into cake.</i><p>This past weekend I baked a very deceptive little cake. …

Breathe Clouds of Aerosolized Booze at this London Cocktail Pop-Up

Breathe responsibly. That's the tagline for culinary alchemist duo Bompas & Parr's new London cocktail pop-up Alcoholic Architecture. The temporary bar, which runs from now through early 2016, gives new meaning to London fog by inviting visitors to get buzzed in a room filled with thick clouds of …

Alcohol

Long-Exposure Photos of California Wildfires at Night

For the past few wildfire seasons in Southern California, Los Angeles-based photographer Stuart Palley has taken his camera out into the hills to …

California Wildfires

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

Drones

These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

Starlight?

San Francisco