Lily Faber

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Heart of Dark Chocolate

<b>They called it Cru Sauvage</b>. The impeccable Swiss packaging alluded to its aboriginal provenance, and inside were two bars wrapped in golden foil, 68 percent cacao. I'd paid $13 (plus shipping!) for these skinny little planks of chocolate, just 100 grams' worth of "Wild Vintage." That's $60 a pound. …

South America

The Killer in the Pool

To work closely with a killer whale in a marine park requires experience, intuition, athleticism, and a whole lot of dramatic flair. Few people were better at it than top SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who, at 40, was blond, vivacious, and literally the poster girl for the marine park in Orlando, …

SeaWorld

The King of the Ferret Leggers

Mr. Reg Mellor, the "king of ferret legging," paced across his tiny Yorkshire miner's cottage as he explained the rules of the English sport that he has come to dominate rather late in life. "Ay lad," said the 72-year-old champion, "no jockstraps allowed. No underpants—nothin' whatever. And it's no …

United Kingdom

Cuba Libre

<b>PRESIDENT OBAMA</b> is finally going to ease travel restrictions on Cuba—slightly—allowing more religious and school groups to visit. The last time we visited, in the fifties, we brought rum-running, corruption, and mobbed-up gambling. So if our travel embargo is fully lifted, Americans will wreck …

Cuba

Talk to Me

Stretching north and east from Grand Bahama Island, the Little Bahama Bank is a vast, crescent-shaped undersea plateau of sugar-white sand, patchy sea grass, and isolated coral reefs, layered under a shallow veneer of translucent water. It sits just 60 miles east of West Palm Beach, across the Gulf …

Georgia Tech

The Tale of John and Ann Bender and Their Quest for Paradise

The city of San José, Costa Rica, is a sprawling gray mess that doubles as the sex-tourism capital of Latin America.Thanks to legalized prostitution, parts of downtown look like Disneyland for horny, middle-aged Australians. The urban center is a mix of shopping malls, semi-rises, and fast-food …

Crime

Raising the Dead

Ten minutes into his dive, Dave Shaw started to look for the bottom. Utter blackness pressed in on him from all sides, and he directed his high-intensity light downward, hoping for a flash of rock or mud. Shaw, a 50-year-old Aussie, was in an alien world, more than 800 feet below the surface pool …

Scuba Diving

It’s Hard Out Here for a Shrimp

Fifteen hours of driving across the sun-blasted beauty of the Baja Peninsula has transported us from the hustle of San Diego to the dusty Mexican town of Santa Rosalía, tucked into the brown hills along the western edge of the Sea of Cortez.<p>These are the evocative waters that inspired John …

Scuba Diving

(Near) Death in Venice

<b>MY BROTHER DAN AND I ARE 40,000 FEET</b> over the Atlantic, bound for Venice, where we will spend five days doing nothing much beyond paddling a kayak through some of the comeliest urban waterways on Planet Earth. A national media organ is picking up the travel costs. Yet, somehow, we are unhappy.<p>"I'm …

Sailing

Humans May Evolve To Grow An Endless Supply Of Teeth

In the future, you--like the pufferfish--could have so many teeth that you'll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It'll be weird.<p>The pufferfish is a very curious animal for lots of reasons; it swallows air or water to make itself larger and more threatening, it combines its combining pectoral, …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long?

We have to confess: When we heard that Twinkies will have nearly double the shelf life, 45 days, when they return to stores next week, our first reaction was — days? Not years?<p>Urban legend has long deemed Twinkies the cockroaches of the snack food world, a treat that can survive for decades, what …

Language May Have Evolved Way Earlier Than We Thought

New research suggests our Neanderthal cousins might have been super chatty.<p>Far from the traditional view of Neanderthals as heavy-grunting prehumans, a new theory suggests that our extinct relatives may have been chattier than we assumed.<p>Humans and Neanderthals share a common ancestor, likely <i>Homo</i> …

Barking Up The Family Tree: American Dogs Have Surprising Genetic Roots

America is as much of a melting pot for dogs as it is for their human friends. Walk through any dog park and you'll find a range of breeds from Europe, Asia, even Australia and mutts and mixes of every kind.<p>But a few indigenous breeds in North America have a purer pedigree — at least one has …

Thresher sharks use their tails like bullwhips to kill or stun prey

A diver has captured rare footage of the unique hunting style of thresher sharks in tropical waters off the Philippines.<p>The film was shot near coral …

When Do We Break Up Someone Else's Drunken Fight?

A new study examines when people decide not to mind their own business.<p>When does alcohol-fueled conflict merit intervention? Not as often as you might think, according to a recent study of third-party involvement in bar fights--only about a third of the time does a good Samaritan (or someone …

Imaginary Friends Forever

Lots of kids have imaginary friends. (A young Kurt Andersen had a gaggle including Robbie Dobbie, Crackerpin, Jimmy the Cat, a poodle called …

The Neuroscience of Jazz

Charles Limb is a professor of otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins Medicine who has a sideline in brain research; he's also on the faculty at the Peabody …

The High Priestess of Posterity

<b>MISS ELIZABETH HAWLEY</b> has little patience for fools. While I thumb through the file cabinets that line her living room, wedged between Buddhist <i>thangkas</i> and primitive masks, the world's preeminent chronicler of Himalayan mountaineering sits upright in her chair. The American expat is 87 and astute …

Mountaineering

Tone Up Anytime, Anywhere

For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body<p>Chris Shipman<p>These no-gym-required fat burners—paired in supersets (two moves done back-to-back without resting in between)—will get you into killer condition fast.<p><b>What to Expect</b> You'll do this total-body routine on three …

Work Out at Home

Exercise 1 Forward Lunge<p><b>Superset One</b><br>Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right leg and slowly lower your body until your right knee is bent at least 90 degrees. Push back to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. That's one …

Boom in home cooking as more families make from scratch

Increasing numbers of families are mincing their own meat, baking bread and making their own chocolates as shoppers lose faith in the food industry.<p>Experts yesterday claimed the horsemeat scandal and the growing obesity crisis had sparked a boom in "cooking from scratch".<p>The economic crisis was …

Mary Berry

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants