Liz Kendall

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Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram …

Cameras

A Streamlined, One-Pot Wonder Risotto—the Ottolenghi Way

I recently asked a few friends for their back-pocket recipes—the ones that never fail to please, the ones they can make in their sleep. One friend told me she has yet to feed the barley risotto from Yotam Ottolenghi’s <i>Jerusalem</i> to someone and not have them like it. She also noted that she improvises …

Risotto

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

You're probably showering way too often

Spring is here. That means longer, warmer days — and, for many people, more frequent showering to wash away the sweat and smells that come with higher temperatures.<p>Here's the thing, though: Your regular showers may be grosser than your sweat.<p>There isn't much research that can tell you exactly how …

This tree lures birds with a free lunch and then kills them

Plants in the genus Pisonia don’t appear to be particularly menacing. The trees lack the thorns of acacia, the poisonous fruit of the manchineel tree and the botanical jaws of Venus flytraps. But Pisonia trees, which are found from Hawaii and New Zealand all the way to India, have a dark secret. …

Nature

This Massive Tunnel in South America Was Dug by Ancient Mega-Sloths

Well, that's terrifying.<p>Researchers have found several colossal burrows in South America that are so huge and neatly constructed, you'd be forgiven …

Mosaic floors, first remains of ancient city, found in France

An excavation on the site of a boarding school in Uzès, southern France, has unearthed ancient remains from the 1st century B.C. through the 7th …

Archaeology

The ridiculous story of airline food and why so much ends up in landfill

You probably know about the waste problem in our oceans. But how about the one in our skies?<p>Airline passengers generated 5.2m tonnes of waste in 2016, most of which went to landfill or incineration, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates. That’s the weight of about 2.6m cars. …

Sustainability

Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick

Bennett Schwartz is one of the nation’s leading memory experts, and when I visited him in his office at Florida International University, he was …

42 Terms from the ‘The Great British Baking Show,’ Explained | MyRecipes

If you haven’t binge-watched all three seasons of <i>The Great British Baking Show</i>, then you have some work to do this weekend. As far as reality cooking …

An Iowa Farmer On Trump's Impact On Agriculture

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kevin Ross, who grows corn and soybeans in Iowa, about the impact President Trump's trade and other policies are likely to have on American farmers.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Kevin Ross grows corn, soybeans, and he raises cattle in southwest Iowa. But what will happen …

Agriculture

Women’s Crucial Role in Combating Climate Change

The link between climate change and women’s rights may seem baffling to some.<p>But for Zandile Gumede, the first female mayor of Durban, South Africa, they are inextricably woven together. She was elected last year in part on a promise to address environmental problems in the region, and engaging …

Climate

California’s ‘new’ environmentalism: Toxic air, tainted water driving climate-change debate

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia’s hometown of Bell Gardens is so notoriously contaminated by toxic waste sites and freeways stacked with …

How successful were the millennium development goals?

Did the United Nation’s millennium development goals (MDGs) make any difference? Perhaps no question is more important for assessing the results of global policy cooperation between 2000 and 2015.<p>But this is a difficult question to answer, because pathways of cause and effect are difficult to …

Sustainable Development Goals

CNN panelists erupt over climate change - CNN Video

CNN Senior Economics Analyst Stephen Moore and Director at Columbia University Earth Institute Jeffrey Sachs get into a fierce debate about climate change.

Columbia University

Flint Crisis Proved Danger of Taking Clean Water for Granted

Clean water is as vital to the nation as roads and bridges, but it’s a piece of infrastructure Americans tend to take for granted–until something …

An American century of carnage: Measuring violence in a single superpower world

We’re only three quarters of the way through America’s violent century — and there’s more to come<p>On Feb. 17, 1941, almost 10 months before Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Life <i></i>magazine carried a lengthy essay by its publisher, Henry Luce, entitled “The American Century.” The son of Presbyterian …

It's Brinner Time! 12 Easy Breakfast-For-Dinner Recipes

Your happy taste buds will have no idea what time it is.<p>Brinner, Brinner, Breakfast for Dinner! Breakfast is arguably the best meal of the day, but normally it’s too rushed to enjoy. That’s why I love breakfast for dinner — from Blueberry Pancakes to Spinach & Cheese Strata, your happy taste buds …

Breakfast

Are These Danishes or Doughnuts? Whatever, We Want 'Em!

I’m a big fan of repurposing some of my favorite recipes and mixing them up to make new ones. One such workhorse is brioche dough. On a weekend morning, it could be cinnamon rolls. But it could also be babka, rolls, or even fried into some epic doughnuts. This recipe is a new favorite …

Baking

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound unsalted butter, softened<br>• 2 cups dark brown sugar, packed<br>• 3/4 cup sugar<br>• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract<br>• 4 large eggs, at room temperature<br>• 4¼ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tablespoon salt<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 18 ounces (2 bags) semi-sweet chocolate chips<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. In a stand mixer with a …

Here's a new climate change reality that Trump's new policies ignore

President Donald Trump may be trying to scrub his predecessor's initiatives to fight climate change from just about every corner of the federal government — Exhibit A being this week’s executive order aimed at undoing Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan — but the reality of the climate crisis is not …

A Chocolate-Almond Cake That's Rich & Jammy—Even Without Butter

Scan the ingredient list for the gluten-free chocolate-almond cake in Elisabeth Prueitt's new book Tartine All Day, and you'll notice there's no butter. Or oil. Is it a typo? An egregious error? Or a bit of magic?<p>The cake, as Liz writes in the headnote, exemplifies the "reward of recipe development …

Dessert

Shipwrecks of the Black Sea: Finding an Underwater Graveyard

Remote-controlled cameras offer a first-time glimpse of numerous wrecks entombed in the icy depths off the coast of Bulgaria.<p>While probing the depths of the Black Sea last year, a team of scientists made a surprising discovery, one that they weren’t even looking for. The group had been …

Archaeology

Lose yourself in this beautiful literary map of London

This stunning map of London is made up of the names of characters from novels, plotted on to the areas of the city they're most associated with.<p>It was created by Dex, a London-based artist and graphic designer, and interior designer Anna Burles<b>.</b> They describe it as "an intricate type map of the …

England

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

75 U.S. mayors won’t enforce climate policy rollback

Cities pledge to double down on climate action in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump<p>In an executive order signed yesterday, President Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes to the way the country regulates energy production and emissions, including rolling back most …

Santa Monica

The Best Spring Makeup Priced at $10 and Under

Who says you have to drop your entire paycheck to restock your makeup supply for the spring? If our math is correct, you could buy everything on the …

Here are the winners of the 2017 PEN Literary Awards

Writers from all over the world came together to celebrate books Monday night at the 2017 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony.<p>The ceremony is an annual …

President Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Obama-Era Environmental Regulations

President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order Tuesday intended to shift the direction of U.S. environmental policy and begin the process …

Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4

BAIDOA, Somalia — First the trees dried up and cracked apart.<p>Then the goats keeled over.<p>Then the water in the village well began to disappear, turning cloudy, then red, then slime-green, but the villagers kept drinking it. That was all they had.<p>Now on a hot, flat, stony plateau outside Baidoa, …

Africa