Kathleen Mottus

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A Closer Look at Your Italian Bakery's Cookie Case

The Italian-American bakery, with its cannoli and fruit-shaped marzipan, is a bonafide American tradition dating back to the late 1800s, when waves of Italian immigrants settled in cities from New York to Philadelphia to Boston and beyond. They came holding tight to family recipes, but the Italian …

5 Old-Timey Medical Treatments That Actually Work

Leeches, lobotomies, and more<p>Thanks to vast improvements in hygiene, pharmaceuticals, and surgical techniques and devices, medical treatments today tend to be significantly less painful—and less deadly—than they were a century ago. Though the cures of yesteryear often seem brutally primitive, some, …

Penguins in Norway in danger of overheating

Zookeepers at the Bergen aquarium are taking extraordinary precautions to keep the birds cool<p>Save the Earth. If not for your grandchildren, do it for this penguin:<p>Penguin stupor at the Bergen aquarium in Norway. (Greg Gladman/Flickr Commons)<p>Hotter than usual temperatures in Norway this summer have …

Arctic sea ice: Global warming is melting more ice every year

It’s no surprise to regular readers I am quite concerned about climate change. My concern on this issue is two-fold: one consists of the actual …

Nasa's Curiosity 'hitting full stride' in lead-up to Mount Sharp mission

Expect the pace of the Curiosity mission – and presumably the discoveries – to start picking up. Until now, NASA has been going deliberately slowly …

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