Cait O'Connor

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Ratatouille + White Bean Dip

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Breads and spreads.</i><p>What do ratatouille and white bean dip have in common? Lots of olive oil, a little Provençal <i>je ne sais quoi</i>, and …

Chasing Purple in Rocky Mountain National Park

I came to Estes Park, Colorado, to see purple mountain majesties, blue hollows, and flaming red alpenglow. Maybe get some taffy and a T-shirt.<p>My guide is a marked-up copy of Isabella Bird’s <i>A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains</i><i>,</i> a remarkable travelogue spun from letters the British writer wrote …

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

A drive through the sticky Florida heat into Alton Road in Miami Beach can be an unexpectedly awkward business. Most of the boulevard, which runs north through the heart of the resort's most opulent palm-fringed real estate, has been reduced to a single lane that is hemmed in by bollards, …

Sean Hannity will have blood on his hands: Fox News promotes Cliven Bundy’s war

Cliven Bundy’s “range war” is only getting more tense — and Fox News seems determined to touch off the tinderbox<p>Consider the following hypothetical scenario: A left-wing militant says that he doesn’t recognize the legitimacy of the sweetheart deals between the federal government and …

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Seafood often travels huge distances over many days to reach the people who eat it. And it's often impossible to know where a fillet of fish or a few frozen shrimp came from — and, perhaps more importantly, just how they were caught.<p>Fortunately, activists are doing the homework for us, and what …

The True Cost of Extreme Weather…Or is it Climate Change?

Politicians and businesses have long complained about the price of fighting climate change. Now they're getting a taste of just how expensive …

Why Traffic To These Google Alternatives Is Soaring

What you look for on the Internet reveals a lot about you, which is why a growing number of people are turning to services that do not track their searches and offer greater privacy protections than Google.<p>“The consciousness is only slowly building on the dangers,” says Robert Beens, CEO of Dutch …

Growing up gamer: should your child play classic games?

Why parenting might be the key to preservation<p>When Owen Goss was young, he and his brother would often head up to the local public library to borrow some of the classics — but not of the literary variety. Instead, the two would take the opportunity to check out older films, the kinds starring the …

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Scientist settles in iconic 'drowning polar bears' row with US agency

An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency.<p>Charles Monnett was briefly suspended in 2011 from his work with the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement …

Hawaii's Big Island Bans Biotech Companies & GMO Crops

Large biotech companies like Syngenta, Monsanto, Pioneer, Dow and BASF have long been experimenting with GMO crops and seeds in Hawaii. They have farms on Oahu, Kauai and Molokai, but they've never operated on Hawaii's Big Island -- and now they never will.<p>On Tuesday, the Hawaii County Council …

Taking the tablets: a personal guide to anti-depressants - video

Rate not matched by increase in global diagnoses, prompting concern among psychiatrists about over-use of medication<p>Published: 20 Nov 2013<p>Adrian Strain's son had everything to live for but he took his life when he became depressed. His father is determined to keep the debate going<p>Published: 14 Aug …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

How Dealerships Forced Tesla Motors' Business Model Out Of Texas

Want to buy a Model S from the dealer? If you're in Texas, you're out of luck. Here's why.<p>Tesla Motors is the car company behind the electric Model S, of which we are fans. But along with cars, the company is also trying to innovative on the business-side, skirting the traditional third-party …

After NSA encryption-cracking revelation, can we trust Internet security?

Blue LEDs on a row of servers indicate that everything is running smoothly, at the Google data center in Douglas County, Georgia.<p>News that the NSA can break or bypass a variety of digital encryption tools has researchers second-guessing the strength of Internet security products they previously …

Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People's Data, But That's Way More Than You Think

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of people's data.<p>In the report released Friday, Yahoo says that the U.S. government requested "less than one-hundredth of one percent of Yahoo users …