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How to Roast Potatoes

Few side dishes satisfy like warm, crispy roasted potatoes, showered with just the right touch of sea salt.<p>How to Make Perfect Roasted Potatoes<p>Few …

Breakfast Egg Casseroles and Quiches

01 of 31<p>Breakfast Egg Casseroles and Quiches to Please the Crowd<p>Whether you call it a breakfast egg casserole, strata, quiche, or egg pie, you can …

Cooking

The Russian Space Shuttle That Never Was

Space Exploration

The Best Way to Celebrate National Shrimp Day? With Lucy Buffett's Spicy Shrimp Ceviche

There’s a moment in Lucy Buffett’s new cookbook, <i>Gumbo Love</i>, where she pauses to reflect on the Sunday evening meals of her childhood—a mandatory …

Seafood

Old economics is based on false ‘laws of physics’ – new economics can save us

It is time to ditch the belief that economies obey rigid mechanical rules, which has widened inequality and polluted our planet. Economics is evolving<p>Things are not going well in the world’s richest economies. Most OECD countries are facing their highest levels of income inequality in 30 years, …

Economics

Is Dark Matter Hiding Aliens?

In that case, dark matter could contain real complexity, and perhaps it is where all technologically advanced life ends up or where most life has …

April Fool's Day: What are the best pranks and where did it come from?

A day of laughter<p>It is a tradition in Western societies to take-part in pranks and trickery on the first day of April every year. Taken as an opportunity by many to inflict some quick humour into an otherwise ordinary day.<p>Although April Fool's activities are often trivial, there is an increasing …

April Fools' Day

These are the things you shouldn't judge your partner for, because everyone has their *quirks*

We can probably all agree that judging, criticizing, and putting down a significant other are surefire ways to snuff out the fire of a relationship —</i> …

Farming

Mexico’s Congress Is Cooking Up Dozens Of Anti-Trump Measures

Senators are drafting up proposals — many of which were unthinkable several months ago — to protect Mexico from Trump’s aggressive border policies. But are they likely to pass?<p>MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Stop buying corn from the US. Levy a special tax on Americans living in Mexico. Reclaim nearly …

Mexico

Why are pandas black and white? California biologists think they know

By Ben Guarino, (c) 2017, The Washington Post<p>Mammals are a mostly drab bunch. Due to camouflage, a nocturnal lifestyle and other evolutionary …

'Physics-Defying' Gravity Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

See What Happens When You Tickle A Rat

Science isn't always fun, but sometimes scientists get lucky. Researchers studying how the brain processes tickling sensations, for example, get to …

Love Songs

Break Out of Your Scrambled Egg Rut With These International Recipes

There are many ways to scramble an egg, but it can still be easy to find yourself in a scrambled egg rut. To help you mix it up and keep it …

Do cells have exotic vibrational properties?

A little-understood biological property that appears to allow cell components to store energy on their outer edges is the possible key to developing …

New Jersey

Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns U.S. aid under review by Trump

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall.<p>Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray …

Mexico

Pacific Ocean iron particles can travel thousands of miles, study finds

Can a better understanding of iron particles that are carried vast distances across the Pacific Ocean help scientists predict how our oceans can reduce carbon emissions?<p>A new study by researchers at Texas A&M, Rutgers University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Minnesota and the …

Immigration

Radioactive pigs are wandering Central Europe, 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

That’ll do radioactive pig, that’ll do<p>Thirty years after a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, radiation is still turning up in some unexpected places: for instance, in the wild boars tramping through the mountains of the Czech Republic — almost a thousand miles …

Environmental Health

'Women appreciate' billboard in North Carolina sparks protest

Some women in North Carolina apparently don't 'appreciate' a new billboard.<p>A billboard appeared last weekend on a highway connecting the city of Winston-Salem to Greensboro that reads, “Real men provide. Real women appreciate it.”<p>The billboard sits on a heavily-traveled commuter stretch of an …

North Carolina

A Girl With Cerebral Palsy Was Denied Her Service Dog at School. The Supreme Court Has Sided With Her.

The family of a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who was barred from bringing her service dog to school is hailing a Supreme Court ruling in their …

ACLU

Ex-sheriff with Alzheimer's faces trial on corruption counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca went on trial on federal corruption charges Friday stripped of a ceremonial badge and unable to present a defense that might have won him sympathy if jurors knew he was in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease.<p>Instead, his lawyer …

Corruption
Immigration

Boy, 10, bitten by world's deadliest spider in Australia, makes 'incredible' recovery after 12 vials of antivenom

A 10-year-old boy in Australia was bitten by the world’s deadliest spider - a funnel-web – but made an “incredible” recovery after being given the largest dose of antivenom in the nation’s history.<p>Matthew Mitchell started sweating and began to froth at the mouth after he was bitten on his hand by …

Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanup

OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination.<p>The …

Pollution

Mumps outbreaks underscore need for vaccinations

Several players on the Vancouver Canucks have been benched because they are suspected to have the mumps. The same thing has happened to the Brandon Wheat Kings in Manitoba, and the Medicine Hat Tigers in Alberta. (Some will recall another outbreak in the NHL in 2014 that sidelined Sidney Crosby, …

Public Health
Public Health

Trump’s taunts are stirring a level of nationalism Mexico hasn’t seen in years

Confrontation with the United States is so central to Mexican history there’s an institution dedicated to the trauma. It’s called the Museum of Interventions.<p>Remember the Alamo? They do here — as the prelude to a string of defeats, invasions and territorial losses that left Mexico wounded and …

Mexico