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Keystone Vote Falls Short in Senate

Senators supporting the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday came up one vote short of securing approval for the controversial project after days of intense lobbying from some of the pipeline’s biggest supporters in the upper chamber.<p>Fourteen Democrats joined all 45 Republican senators in voting for the …

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Major brain pathway rediscovered

A massive white matter tract at the back of the brain, overlooked for the past century, might be crucial for skills such as reading.<p>A team of neuroscientists in America say they have rediscovered an important neural pathway that was first described in the late nineteenth century but then …

Building a globe-spanning quantum internet

Last October, leaked NSA documents confirmed a massive privacy violation: government spies were tapping into private networks run by Google and Yahoo which were running unencrypted between data centers. Both companies scrambled to protect their private networks, but the deeper problems remained. As …

Once Thought Extinct, North America's Rarest Mammal May Bounce Back

The black-footed ferret is returning to prairies, but it still faces steep challenges.<p>The black-footed ferret, North America's rarest mammal, is returning to the western prairie 35 years after being declared extinct.<p>The comeback trail for Mustela nigripes began in 1981, when a ranch dog with a dead …

Photographer Tim Plowden travels Alaska in search of elusive wildlife - Telegraph

The greening of Barack Obama

He didn’t set out to be an environmental president. He is now.<p>For Barack Obama, it wasn’t easy being green — until, suddenly, it was.<p>During his earlier years in office, Obama never pushed the environment to the forefront of the national agenda. The economy took precedence. Then health care. At one …

A 40-Story Skyscraper Built of Wood May Not Be Far from Reality

A new generation of buildings are proving that tall wood construction is a rising trend.<p>When Skidmore, Owings & Merrill built the Dewitt-Chestnut Apartments in Chicago in 1965, the 42-story building was by-the-books as far as materials went, another stately concrete-and-steel structure to add to …

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Herb, Feta, and Quinoa-Filled Frittata + Penelope Casa's Garlic Green Beans

<i>Today: Make eggs and cheese part of your daily diet.</i><p>Eating eggs and cheese at least once a day should be a marker of a successful human being. Not only are eggs and cheese a whole and versatile source of protein, they're also a delicious pair that makes every meal better, no matter if it's …

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15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

A healthy body image is not just about healthy eating

‘Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one’<p>Mon, Nov 17, 2014, 01:01 Updated: Mon, …

The Secret to Extra-Crispy Herb-Roasted New Potatoes: More Than a Pinch of Salt

"Kenji, why don't you ever make those salt-crusted potatoes we have back home for me?" my wife, Adri, said to me the other day as we were driving home from an afternoon at the beach. As the husband of a Colombian woman, I've come to learn a couple things about their culture. Namely, when it comes …

How to Make Stuffing Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Cathy Barrow -- author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry -- explains how to mix up your Thanksgiving</i> …

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A Global System for Graduate Education?

An interview with the president of the Central European University, John Shattuck<p>When John Shattuck first stepped out of the esteemed halls of Yale Law in 1970, even his wildest expectations could not have predicted the next four decades of his career. Whether it’s been Watergate, the Bosnian war …

The Way We Learn Has Changed. Why Haven’t Our Schools? « Educational Technology

<b>by Morning Start Advisor</b><p>“Contrary to popular belief, online learning isn’t a substitute for student-teacher interaction—it’s the catalyst for it,” …

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Six of the best hot chocolates for winter

Bonfire night, Christmas Eve... even a chilly afternoon is a good enough excuse to whisk up these wonderful, warming drinks<p>In our search to find the best hot chocolates to suit all tastes, we tried 23 products from supermarkets and online. They ranged from sweet, stir-in chocolate spoons and solid, …

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How to Get Your S*** Together in the Morning: Tips from An Early Bird

Tips for getting your s*** together in the morning, from someone who (kinda) has it down.<p>In every office environment, there's always one: The co-worker who arrives to work obnoxiously chipper and chatty, having successfully put on matching socks, combed her hair, and made (and Instagrammed) both …

Coffee Grinders

How to Avoid a Nervous Breakdown on an Eight-Week Wine Road Trip

Dan Dunn is taking an extensive road trip across America to research his forthcoming book. This week: A great discovery in Vermont and some trouble …

MasterChef Junior Episode 1: Tears, Torches, and Tiny Cooks

I had a lot of trouble watching the premiere of <i>MasterChef</i> <i>Junior</i>. It has all of the hallmarks of a traditional reality cooking show: an expansive kitchen, celebrity judges, high-stress challenges where competitors race against the clock. I thought I knew exactly what I would be getting, just like, …

The Nation's First Soda Tax Passed in Berkeley, California

For the first time in the nation's history, a law taxing calories has passed. Yesterday, voters overwhelmingly passed Measure D in Berkeley, Calif., which puts a one-cent-per-ounce tax on everything from energy drinks to Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Coke. It's a landmark decision in a nation still …

Garlic Recipes

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/garlic-recipes<p>article<p>One of mankind's oldest crops, garlic is also one of its most versatile. In its raw state, …

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

Russia accused of blocking creation of vast Antarctic marine reserves

Diplomatic tensions over Ukraine blamed by negotiators for fourth failed attempt to create world’s biggest marine protected areas<p>Russia has been accused of blocking the creation of the world’s largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean, with frustrated negotiators blaming …

Seth Rogen may play Steve Wozniak alongside Christian Bale as Steve Jobs

Not only has the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic likely found an actor to play Jobs, it may have found an actor to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak too: according to <i>The Wrap</i>, Seth Rogen is being considered for the role. <i>Variety</i> reports more definitely that he's actually set to play it. Rogen would be …

World’s Most Haunted Cities

These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghastly, ghostly close encounters.<p><b>1. Madrid, Spain:</b> Ghosts haunt all walks of life in this capital city, appearing in museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, whose central building was formerly a hospital, and even the imposing Linares Palace, …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Riana Raymonde Randrianarisoa 16 March 2018<p>ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — Two weeks ago, the bodies of 11 critically endangered lemurs were discovered …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Riana Raymonde Randrianarisoa 16 March 2018<p>ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — Two weeks ago, the bodies of 11 critically endangered lemurs were discovered …

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Parallel Universes Colliding Could Explain Quantum Weirdness

All that quantum behavior? Actually the result of different, parallel worlds smashing into each other.<p>The notion that our universe may be just one in a series of endless parallel universes—some very similar, some wildly different—has captivated the hearts and minds of many science fiction fans. A …