Shannon Thompson

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The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Walk into a row of greenhouses in rural Britain, and a late English-winter day transforms to a swampy, humid tropical afternoon. You could be in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, which is exactly how cocoa plants like it.<p>"It's all right this time of year. It gets a bit hot later on in the …

Agriculture

Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Here's everything you need to know about cooking with coconut oil, from how to store it to what all those labels really mean.<p>Coconut oil is fast becoming one of our must-have pantry staples. It's touted as a minimally-processed, heart-healthy alternative to other oils, making it a great addition to …

Extreme-aged steak: the gourmet world of meat with mould on

Chefs are pushing the boundaries of beef by hanging meat for ever-increasing periods. The resulting steaks are sensational – but a little goes a very long way<p>You know where you stand with steak, right? Twenty-eight-day aged beef is good. Get up to 35 or even 42 days of dry-ageing and, well, we’re …

Food

Garbage’s Shirley Manson denies vitriolic open letter was aimed at Kanye West

The frontwoman reveals it was actually for the attention of a 'completely unknown industry insider'<p>Garbage frontwoman <b>Shirley Manson</b> has denied that …

Kanye West

Many <i>paulistanos</i> are facing dry taps, yet there is plenty of water to go around in São Paulo. In the second part of our series on the struggling megacity, we meet the urban explorer who knows all of its hidden rivers and springs<p>News of São Paulo’s water crisis has, by now, spread far and wide. But …

Venezuela’s nightly lightning show

Anyone who cowers under the duvet during a thunderstorm should look away now, but those who love the theatre and excitement of a good bout of thunder and lightning should consider visiting one spot in South America, if they ever pass that way.<p>South America’s largest body of water, Lake Maracaibo in …

Travel

Exploring Lake Superior’s Spectacular Ice Caves

Millions of years ago, layers of sand were deposited by rivers, which turned into sandstone. Glaciers later transformed the sandstone into several miles of dramatic cliffs and caves along Lake Superior’s southern shore. Superior’s wind, waves, and ice continue to sculpt the sandstone caves of the …

Eating a Burger or Driving a Car: Which Harms Planet More?

Up to 93 million cows and counting—find out how our reliance on industrial feedlots is affecting the environment.<p>They provide us with beef and milk, the gel coating for pills, soap, ice cream, baseballs, and printing ink. But our dependence on cattle, especially the beef we consume in larger …