Sandra Horst

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Homemade Cheddar and Garlic Pierogi

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Shelly from Vegetarian 'Ventures teaches us how to make a vegetarian version of the classic Polish dumpling at home.</i><p>Growing up as a vegetarian in …

Recipes

Terrawatch: The rain that fell in the light of the faint young Sun

What was our planet like in its early days? We know there was liquid water around 500 million years after Earth formed, so it can’t have been that cold, and yet the sun was only around 70% as intense at this time – the faint young Sun paradox. Possibly Earth’s surface was less reflective back then, …

What Makes a Great Sled Dog? Breed, Ambition, Tough Feet

A mixed heritage gives sled dogs their love of running, a desire to work, and a need for wild places.<p>Like many top athletes, Sultana trains hard and has no time for the shenanigans of younger teammates. But you won’t find her in a stadium. Sultana is a sled dog born and bred to work in the …

Pets

Photographer Makes Incredible Point By Shooting The Same Tree Every Day For A Year With An iPhone

Mark HirschIn 2012, photographer Mark Hirsch was in a serious automobile accident that left him with severe injuries. His condition forced him to rest his body for three months with very little activity.<p>"It was a physically and emotionally challenging experience," he says.<p>Around the same time, he …

Landscape Photography

5 ways to eat healthier this year

<b>(Health.com) —</b> Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 …

Nutrition

Make the Best Meatballs You'll Ever Eat

Proof that four kinds of meat are better than one<p>Sorry, Mom. These are the best meatballs I’ve ever had.<p>Sure, all balls of meat are delicious by definition. But these meatballs contain <i>four</i> different kinds of meat. And <i>homemade</i> breadcrumbs. And a kind of preserved Italian chile that I’d never heard …

Homes destroyed, hospital evacuated due to northern California wildfires

Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain -- one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.<p>The Shasta County sheriff had Burney on an evacuation …

New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter | Science

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute …

Dark Matter

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Red Hot Chile Cocktails

Just about every cuisine in the world, from Mexican to Italian to Thai, uses chile peppers. There's a rainbow of varieties out there that chefs utilize to the fullest, but some mixologists have been slow to embrace the full spectrum of the fiery fruits. (Yes, fruits: Peppers are classified …

Vintage Suitcases that Go Boom

Oct 26, 2010 by Grace<p>I’ve always had fantasies of being a DJ, and if these BoomCases had existed in my college years, I may have just traded my …

Vintage

Antarctic expedition: 'This wasn't a tourist trip. It was all about science – and it was worth it'

Chris Turney, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, says his critics are wrong: the team was prepared, the risks were known, and much was achieved<p>The last 24 hours have been sobering. I am sitting in the comfort of a cabin on board the Australian icebreaker the Aurora Australis, one day …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Northern Lights

Chelyabinsk meteorite hit the Earth like a warning shot fired from space

The meteorite is providing invaluable information to help protect against larger rocks that might pose a serious threat to Earth<p>Just after sunrise on 15 February 2013, as commuters made their way along snow-covered roads to Chelyabinsk in south-west Russia, the clear blue sky was torn by a hurtling …

'Diamond dust' snow created in a freezer

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

How To Ship A 17-Ton Magnet

Across the entire country<p>Physicists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois needed a superconducting magnet to study muons, fleeting subatomic particles. Thirty million dollars for a new experimental setup was out of the question, but they found a used one at Brookhaven National …

Comet Ison set for close encounter with the sun

Comet could become visible from Earth in next week or two if it survives passing 730,000 miles from sun's surface on Thursday<p>A comet that left the outer edge of the solar system more than 5.5m years ago will pass close by the sun on Thursday, and could become visible from Earth in the next week or …

See Comet Tails Flap In Solar Wind

Or, giant space sperm swim toward Planet Ova.<p>Last Thursday, NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) captured images of two comets passing through solar wind. At the center is Comet Encke, and emerging later is Comet ISON.<p>STEREO consists of two sun-orbiting observatories, one ahead …

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 best …