Neal Alexandrowicz

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What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

I Was a Marine. Now I’m a Teacher. Don't Give Me a Gun

Many years ago, I had the privilege of serving as a Marine Corps officer. I felt that serving my country was a calling and a duty. As an officer, I …

Guns

Healthy but hearty beef recipes: Burgers, tacos, stir-fry and more easy meals

As a great source of protein and essential vitamins and nutrients, including iron, B vitamins, and zinc, beef really can be a healthy meal choice — despite some food myths you may have heard.<p>One key to fitting beef into a healthy diet is choosing the right cuts of meat. That means looking for lean …

Cooking

Most ankylosaurs were fossilized belly up. Now, scientists think they know why

Ankylosaurs are odd-looking, even by dinosaur standards: They’re squat and fat, with armored backs and, usually, tail clubs. But for many scientists, …

Paleontology

The Earth's 10 Biggest Mass Extinctions

Most peoples' knowledge of mass extinctions begins and ends with the K/T Extinction Event that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But, in …

Paleontology

Pollen data shows humans reversed natural global cooling

Current temperatures are hotter than at any time in the history of human civilization<p>In order to understand today’s global warming, we need to understand how Earth’s temperatures varied in the past. How does the rapid warming we see now compare with past natural climate changes? Also, how long have …

Climate Change

This Is the Most Popular Cauliflower Recipe on Pinterest

I can't get enough of cauliflower. I love roasting it and adding it to fresh salads, turning it into velvety soups, and transforming it into "rice" …

Healthy Eating

For the first time, scientists directly observe how Northern Lights are formed

With the advent of new satellite technology, researchers have confirmed the theories behind this impressive phenomenon. When it comes to natural …

Universe

10 Popular Mushroom Recipes to Make Right Now

Mushrooms are a severely underrated vegetable. They're often hiding in the background, playing the supporting role instead of having their time in …

Cooking

Road Trip: Northwest Montana

A road trip is one of the most American travel concepts there is. Leaving home to explore a new world, while zigzagging through dusty roads and urban centers is only one of the thrills. The beauty of a road trip is that while you normally have a destination in mind, the journey is usually the best …

National Parks

Earth is currently being battered by solar storm that could hit power grids and satellites

Earth is going to get hit by a solar storm that could cause disruption.<p>It’s not going to be like your regular thunder and rain though.<p>This storm, …

Astronomy

New study: Sea level rise accelerating

Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA …

Global Warming

Find out if your house is a good candidate for solar energy

Sun, space and location can determine if your home can be updated with solar panels.<p>Saving money and the planet though solar energy has a lot of appeal. Not every home is the ideal candidate, though. Here are some tips to help you decide if solar energy is a viable option for your home.<p>Check with …

Solar Power

Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God

It’s been said that string theory physicist Michio Kaku believes in God, but the truth is it depends on what “God” means.<br>Read More

Physics

What Separates A Good Scientific Theory From A Bad One?

When you look at any phenomenon in the Universe, one of the major goals of scientific investigation is to understand its cause. If we see something occur, we want to know what made it happen. Quantitatively, we want to understand what processes were at play, and how they caused the effect of the …

Physics

I Am A Gun Owner, And Here’s What I Have To Say About Gun Laws

I’m a gun owner. I have two pistols, a rifle, a shotgun…and a (now-expired) concealed carry permit. I’ve been shooting since I was a kid.<p>Why? Well, …

Guns

A pilot program allows Walt Disney World resort guests to check in with Fido

At sunset on a warm January evening, I walked my dog along the edge of a man-made lake at Walt Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort. She sniffed the grass and marked her territory while I kept my eye out for alligators and staffers’ ubiquitous golf carts hauling guests’ luggage to and from their …

Pets

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better

A new brain scan study has revealed exactly how positivity affects the brain (and it's impressive).<p>Inspirational posters featuring soaring eagles and sunlit mountain summits are easy to mock. But it turns out rousing slogans and uplifting images might not actually be pure cheese after all.<p>When …

Happiness

The photos that changed America: celebrating the work of Lewis Hine

When Lewis Hine started photographing children at work in 1908, child labour was pervasive in American industry. His shocking images – from the cotton mills of Carolina to the coal breakers in Pennsylvania – helped bring about child labour laws. Hine was also renowned for his deeply empathetic …

Historical Photography

The 10 Best Day Hikes in the United States

The U.S. is loaded with amazing hiking trails. Thanks in large part to our extensive National Park system, there are still plenty of places out there …

Hiking

“Resist White Supremacy”: A sign. A Virginia farm. And the fury that followed.

It had been a week since the road sign had gone up near the entrance of their 116-acre farm in northern Virginia, and the furious emails, calls and …

Rights & Freedoms

Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Pancakes Are My New Cauliflower Rice Obsession

Now the base of pizza crusts and tater tots, cauliflower has proven its versatility time and time again. When grated or processed into “rice,” it …

30-Minute Cheater’s Beef Stroganoff

1. In a large pot, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper.<p>2. Working in batches, add the beef to the …

Cooking

Best Vegan Mushroom Wellington

Place a large frying pan over a low to medium-low heat. Add the 1 /2 tbs of olive oil followed by onion and reduce heat to low. Season with salt and …

Recipes

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Lake Erie

Wallis Simpson’s marriage to Edward VIII was shockingly miserable

The story of a calculating social climber from Pennsylvania who managed to claim the title of “duchess” and cause England’s first abdication in the …

Wallis Simpson

Ask Ethan: How Do We Know Space Is Expanding?

If you take a look out at the Universe, and in every direction you look, you see objects rushing away from you, what would you conclude? Would it be that you’re a repellant, somehow? That the fabric of space itself is expanding? That you’re at the center of an earlier explosion, and everything else …

Astrophysics

Study: Climate Change Probably Won’t Kill All of Us

Due to a combination of prudence and morbid curiosity, a great deal of scholarly research (and journalism) about climate change has focused on the …

Climate Change

Recipe: 90-Second Keto Bread

Forget Atkins and Paleo — the new low-carb diet du jour is called keto, as in ketogenic. Although there are many similarities between these diets, a …

Breakfast

Newly-discovered asteroid will slip by Earth today at an incredibly close distance

NASA tracks hundreds upon hundreds of potentially hazardous objects that routinely cruise past our planet. Many of them have been known about for …

Astronomy