Chris Unkovich

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11 Shocking Facts About Coffee Leaf Rust Everyone Should Know

Coffee Rust (Roya in Spanish) has been devastating Central & South American coffee farms over the last few years. The scope of the problem is …

Singapore’s curious bicycle island

Just a five-minute ferry ride from Singapore’s busy streets is Pulau Ubin, a near pristine oasis with some of the best city-fringe cycling and mountain biking in Southeast Asia.<p>Just a five-minute ferry ride from Singapore’s busy streets is Pulau Ubin, a near pristine island oasis with some of the …

Where folk songs meet Serbian criminals

Kafanas – a traditional Serbian mix of English pub and Czech beer hall – are experiencing a renaissance as partygoers grow tired of Belgrade’s increasingly mainstream club scene.<p>I could hear guitar chords and the roar of the crowd before we even opened the door. Inside, it was hard to find a spot …

Our favourite images of the week

Our pick of the most incredible photos from the past seven days – capturing Singapore’s remote bicycle island, horse trekking in British Columbia and a towering volcano in Ecuador.

The Immigrant trailer: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner star in James Gray movie. (VIDEO)

The American director James Gray is beloved in France, but has struggled to find a footing in the U.S. His two Joaquin Phoenix/Mark Wahlberg crime …

Video: Chef Sean Brock's Anson Mills Grain Dinner in South Carolina

Traveling through South Carolina, the Perennial Plate cooked and collaborated on a multi-course dinner with chef Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady's, which consisted entirely of grains from Anson Mills, the seminal grits and rice producer in the United States. "I'm a seed collector. I collect seeds …

Feast Portland Q&A: Sean Brock

David Chang: the American Diner

If David Chang had a mission statement, it might be: it's all about the food. Nothing else matters, including the inflated bogey-man known as "Front of House" – the ritualised culture of servers and their attire, or the plates made in Limoges, or the paper the menus have been printed on, or the …

Fashionable Food: David Chang

David Chang of Momofuku fame talks authentic cooking, bluegrass, and a wild new idea.<p>New York chef David Chang of Momofuku fame talks authentic cooking, bluegrass, and a wild new idea.

David Chang

Alaska’s Lost Coast: Dog Sharks, Bears, and Cape Fairweather

<b>See Cameron Lawson’s previous dispatches on Alaska’s Lost Coast >></b><p>Thousands of dead dog sharks are scattered along the beach from a high tide that vanished hours ago. The sun is intense today and the fish are literally baking in the heat. Wafts of decay fill the salt air as we weave around twisted …

Sesquicentennial: Giving New Life to the Civil War’s Second Bloodiest Battle

Wildlife<p>One hundred and fifty years ago, the United States was locked in a bloody civil war. September 19th and 20th, 1863 saw nearly 35,000 men fall at the Battle of Chickamauga, in northern Georgia. This blight on the United States’ unity has faded into the past for many Americans, but for those …

EIA: Carbon Emissions Decline

Changing Planet<p>In 2012, energy-related carbon emissions in the United States declined 3.8 percent even as global carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4 percent, according the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The recorded 5.29 million metric tons of carbon dioxide amounted to the largest …

Don’t believe the hype: Who authors our futures?

Last month, a group of Stanford researchers led by chemical engineer Dr. Zhenan Bao published a paper explaining a way to make very small transistors from the carbon-based wűndermaterial graphene; the latest in a chain of technological developments set into motion by chemist and physicist Gordon …

APOD: NGC 7814: The Little Sombrero in Pegasus (2013 Oct 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford (Rancho Del Sol Obs.) Collaboration: David Martinez-Delgado (ARI-ZAH, Univ. Heidelberg) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131025.html Explanation: Point your telescope toward the high flying constellation Pegasus and you can find this expanse of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies. Centered on NGC 7814, the pretty field of view would almost be covered by a full moon. NGC 7814 is sometimes called the Little Sombrero for its resemblance to the brighter more famous M104, the Sombrero Galaxy. Both Sombrero and Little Sombrero are spiral galaxies seen edge-on, and both have extensive central bulges cut by a thinner disk with dust lanes in silhouette. In fact, NGC 7814 is some 40 million light-years away and an estimated 60,000 light-years across. That actually makes the Little Sombrero about the same physical size as its better known namesake, appearing to be smaller and fainter only because it is farther away. A very faint dwarf galaxy, potentially a satellite of NGC 7814, is revealed in the deep exposure just below the Little Sombrero. http://www.imagingdeepsky.com/ http://www.ari.uni-heidelberg.de/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131025 #APOD

Danceroom Spectroscopy: dancing molecules bring the atomic world to life - video

Danceroom Spectroscopy is an educational, interactive visualisation of the world of atoms and molecules developed by a team led by Dr David Glowacki. 'No matter how many textbooks show stationary snapshots of cells, molecules and atoms, they are misleading,' says Glowacki. 'Tiny things are actually …

Chang Is Wired

The top food trends circulating the minds of chefs and the mouths of editors comes to fruition in the October issue of <i>Wired</i> magazine. Let's talk umami and bugs! David Chang is always involved in all of the amazingly intriguing culinary advances, so it is no surprise that he is featured under the …

20 Awesome Fruits You've Never Even Heard Of

Breast Milk fruit, anyone?

Jet Propulsion

First Look: Saint Frank Coffee in San Francisco – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Saint Frank, the newest specialty coffee bar in San Francisco is set to finally open this weekend in Russian Hill. The new space is really incredible …