Kimberly Aringo

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Want to see what the next level of kayaking looks like?

HUGE UPS to Matador Ambassador Evan Garcia who won the Canoe & Kayak Male Paddler of the Year award earlier this week.<p>Evan has been absolutely …

Kayaking

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Thinking Beyond Toast: The Best Uses for Jam

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Jam is for so much more than just toast.</i><p>Maybe all of this fresh summer fruit has …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Meteor Shower August 2013: Perseid Shower Peak Period Coming Up (+Video)

The peak activity for the Perseid meteor shower–which lasts almost the entire month of August 2013–is coming up in a couple of days.<p>The peak …

Perseids

APOD: Perseids over Meteora (2013 Aug 10) Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130810.html Explanation: The two bright meteors flashing through this night skyscape from August 7 are part of the ongoing Perseid meteor shower. In the direction indicated by both colorful streaks, the shower's radiant in the eponymous constellation Perseus is at the upper right. North star Polaris, near the center of all the short, arcing star trails is at the upper left. But also named for its pose against the sky, the monastery built on the daunting sandstone cliffs in the foreground is part of Meteora. A World Heritage site, Meteora is a historic complex of lofty monasteries located near Kalabaka in central Greece. http://twanight.org/tafreshi Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130810 #APOD

Meteorite's age at center of Mars history debate

Planetary scientists dream of sending a geologist to Mars to study its rocks by hand. Until then, they have to settle for examining meteorites — chunks of the Red Planet that land on Earth after hurtling through space and surviving the searing fall through our atmosphere.<p>Though a little banged up, …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

Time to look for Mira the Wonderful, a famous variable star

It’s time to look for the star known as Mira the Wonderful. It’s a famous variable star in the constellation Cetus the Whale.<p>More often than not, you …

10 Amazing Creatures That Once Roamed America

1. Glyptodon<p>Glyptodon was an armadillo-like creature, roughly the size of a Volkswagen “Bug.” The Glyptodon lived near water and ate plants, similar …

Top 10 tips for meteor-watchers

How to watch a meteor shower. Tips for beginners.<p>Your goal: to observe a meteor shower. You read an article about an upcoming meteor shower, and you …

Astronomy

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …

Watching Fox News Increases Distrust In Climate Science

Conservative media makes people distrust scientists, and in turn, doubt the existence of climate change.<p>Science has done a good job of documenting the great divide between liberals and conservatives on the issue of climate change. Several studies have found that watching conservative media outlets, …

Earth's Life-Forms Collected to Aid in Genetic Research

The Smithsonian plans to create a huge bank of genetic samples to enable study of the planet's diversity through DNA sequencing.<p><b>It took a decade and nearly $3 billion to completely sequence the human genome. Now researchers at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are helping to tackle</b> …

Newly Discovered Pink Exoplanet on the Lighter Side

Researchers imaged this planet around a sun-like star, but its origins remain a mystery.<p><b>There is a pink exoplanet circling a star very much like our own, 57 light-years away from Earth. But its origins are a mystery.</b><p>In a new study announcing the magenta gas giant, researchers were able to directly …