May Pastrana

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Guinness Cupcakes with Toasted Beer Marshmallow Meringue

Hello, hello! It's Monday so I think we should have a cupcake (maybe two) - or at least plan to enjoy one of these tomorrow on St. Patrick's Day. I …

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This is what happens when Americans are asked to place European countries on a map

A PRETTY FASCINATING experiment was posted at Buzzfeed recently whereby Americans were given blank political maps of Europe and asked to fill in …

Elephants in the Media: A Conversation with Melissa Groo

Wildlife<p>Photograph by Melissa Groo<p><b>Since 2001, elephant conservationist Melissa Groo has been managing the</b> <b>Save the Elephants listserv</b><b>, a free news service that disseminates daily news about elephants from around the world.</b><p>Save The Elephants (STE) is a Kenya-based international conservation …

11 Animals We May Allow To Go Extinct Because They're Not Cute And Fuzzy

In 2012, nearly $1 billion was donated in the name of environmental preservation to just three charities: The Conservation Fund, the World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy. Where does this money go?<p>Most, according to National Geographic, goes toward protecting a handful of our favorite …

Hawaii Lightning Storm Video Will Trigger Your First Existential Crisis Of 2014

Mother Nature wanted to bid adieu to 2013 with her own fireworks.<p>On Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope's Cloud Camera atop Mauna Kea captured a rare and dazzling lightning storm. The National Weather Service tracked roughly ten to twenty thousand lightning strikes …

Pictures: Space Spooks Come Out to Play

In space, no one can hear you scream. But you'll try anyway, after seeing this Halloween's spooky space pictures.

Don't Stare at the Sun

We've all heard the warnings before: Looking directly at the sun, whether it's with your naked eyes or through an optical aid, can be extremely dangerous.<p>This holds true on any regular sunny day—and when there is a partial solar eclipse. However, there are easy, safe ways to soak in the sun’s great …

6 Sky Events This Week: Taurids, Lagoon, and Neptune

Changing Planet<p>The moon and Venus help guide sky-watchers this week to the Lagoon nebula. Credit: N. A. Sharp, REU Program/NOAO/AURA/NSF<p><b>Sky-watchers will see a sprinkling of shooting stars, bask under autumn’s brightest star pattern, and take a dip in a cosmic lagoon.</b><p><b>Taurid meteors</b>. Look toward the …