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The Ultimate Guide to Maui

Visit Hawaii’s second largest island for the best of every watersport under the sun. (Many argue Maui is home to the world’s most beautiful beaches.) …

This Impressive-Looking Cranberry Trifle Dessert Is as Easy as 1-2-3

If you want to astonish your friends and family with a beautiful and elegant dessert, this Cranberry Dreamsicle Trifle is the recipe you need to …

See the Real-Life Locations That Inspire Pixar’s Amazing Environments

It’s an understatement to say that Pixar films are beautiful. We’ve always appreciated how much work went into every Pixar film, but it wasn’t until …

Greek Fire

Greek Fire was an incendiary weapon first used in Byzantine warfare in 678 CE. The napalm of ancient warfare, the highly flammable liquid was made of …

Ancient History

Eggnog Spice Cake with Bourbon Custard Filling and Eggnog Buttercream Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Bourbon Custard Filling: Whisk together granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy saucepan. Whisk together …

Cats may prevent children getting asthma, scientists say

Keeping a cat in the home may prevent asthma in young children, according to Danish scientists.<p>A study of nearly 400 toddlers revealed that those growing up with a cat had a far lower likelihood of suffering from the inflammatory condition.<p>Researchers believe this is due to a genetic variation that …

Pear Bundt Cake

Cardamom, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon add warm spice to this pear bundt cake. Great for dessert, it also makes an amazing afternoon snack—or even …

50 Holiday Cookies

Fill your cookie tins with batches and batches of classic cookies and creative variations.<p>Classic Sugar Cookies (No. 1)<p>Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup …

Dessert

A Beluga Whale Living With Dolphins Swapped Her Language For Theirs

She's just trying to fit in.<p>A captive beluga whale has done something amazing: she has seemingly "learned" another language and adopted it over her …

Beluga Whales

5 health-promoting plants that will clean the air in your home — and are very hard to kill

It can be tough keeping plants alive indoors, especially during the dark, dry, winter months.<p>But if they can thrive, indoor plants have all sorts of benefits. Plants can regulate indoor humidity, and they've been shown to make people feel content and peaceful around the world. In Norway, office …

Germany's top 10 travel destinations in 360-degree videos

The German National Tourist Board asked tourists from abroad to vote for their favorite attractions in Germany in 2017. Here are the Top 10 in …

This New Book Will Take You Around The World In Eighty Wines

What we crave between covers of a book is transportation. We want to visit—vicariously—lifestyles, emotions, times, cultures, stories and situations that differ from those we are familiar with.<p>Through reading, we can taste meals never eaten or savor wines not yet swallowed. A satisfying book …

Creamy Potato-and-Ham Hock Slow-Cooker Soup Recipe

Step 1<p>Place potatoes, ham hocks, onion, celery, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper in a 7-quart slow cooker; add broth, and stir to combine. Cover and …

Scientists have solved one of Pluto's most puzzling mysteries

There are regions in Pluto where huge ice structures exist. Scientists finally think they know how they are formed.<p>Scientists have solved one of Pluto's most puzzling mysteries. In 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto. What it saw near Pluto's equator has baffled scientists ever …

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

The Absolute Best Sushi In NYC

Sushi and NYC are two peas in a pod. They go together like bread and butter, sugar and spice, cheese and crackers — yeah, you get the picture. So …

Why was Pluto stripped of planet status?

After years of arguments astronmers voted to strip Pluto of its planet status in 2006<p>Astronomers voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet in 2006<p>The International Astronomical Union's (IAU) said that Pluto failed to dominate its orbit around the Sun in the same way as the other …

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs That Taste Like Real-Deal BBQ

You could easily take a rack of ribs, drown them with a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce, set the slow cooker to low, and come back to tender, …

These Hawaiian Recipes Will Give Your Kitchen Major Island Vibes

Think of Hawaii, and foods like juicy pineapple, tender pork, and sweet coconut likely come to mind. While a ticket to the Aloha State may not be in the cards today, those tasty ingredients are sitting in your nearest grocery store, ready to be cooked into simple yet scrumptious meals and desserts …

Cooking

USS Indianapolis discovered 18,000 feet below Pacific surface

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been 72 years since the USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine torpedoed it in the final days of World War II.<p>A team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the cruiser's wreckage Friday on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 18,000 feet …

Rowing

Napa Valley’s New Luxury Winery Experiences

Napa Valley wineries never stop becoming more luxurious. Here are five new or recently redesigned tasting rooms for your next wine touring experience.<p>…

Wine & Spirits

10 Foil Packet Chicken Recipes for Easy Dinners

Foil packet dinners are a lazy cook's best friend. All you have to do is place your ingredients in the center of a large piece of tin foil, seal it …

Your Caprese Salad Doesn't Need Tomatoes

Swap tomatoes for fruit like figs and peaches this summer.<p>Confession: <b>I hate raw tomatoes</b>. It's something about the seedy, watery texture and the acidic flavor that just doesn't work for me. They're fine when they're cooked—roasted, blitzed into tomato sauce, or in soup primed for grilled cheese …

Tomatoes

Where to Stay, Eat, Shop, and Explore on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

STAY HERE<p>Ocracoke Island's most (in)famous resident—Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard—never spent a night in Blackbeard's Lodge, but the owners have deep …

North Carolina

This Easy Greek Cucumber Salad Is Calling Your Name

Summer is all about the simple side salads. When fresh produce is at its best, you only need a few pantry staples and spices to dress it up. Case in …

National Parks in Every State That’ll Inspire You to Get Outside

National Parks

10 Summer Side Dishes You Never Knew You Could Make in an Instant Pot

There are arguably infinite recipes for the Instant Pot, and while it's common to turn to the pressure cooker for soups and meats, there's a whole world of side dishes for you to explore in your Instant Pot, particularly during the Summer when you want to keep cooking and its residual heat to a …

Side Dishes

DNA discovery reveals genetic history of ancient Egyptians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less in common than you might think. That is, at least genetically, a team of scientists have found.<p>Researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, both in Germany, have …

Nature Communications

The Maine Meal: Where to Eat in the Pine Tree State

Make the most of Maine with these 15 iconic regional dishes (and the best places to try each one).<p>The Best Meals in Maine<p>If you visit Maine thinking …