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Italian Fish with a Jewish Twist
Jewish food from Italy.
One Health / One Planet
Which animals, plants and crops will survive in a changing climate?
How Oysters Built New York City
When Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor in 1609, he entered a brackish intertidal zone rich in nutrients with a shoreline of marshy, rocky shallows—the perfect environment for oysters.
The Bystander Effect
The altruism of animals can surprise us. Bystanders are helpful.
Can Biotechnology Take the Allergies Out of Cats?
Animal lovers have long dreamed of "hypo-allergenic" cats and dogs. Although to date, there is no such thing, biotechnology is beginning to provide solutions for cat-lovers.
Chocolate: For the Rich… and Everyone Else
Chocolate's history has mirrored the rise of democracy – once just for the rich, the magic beans are now for everyone.
Lost your job? Put down the bottle
If you are crushed by job loss, don’t drink. If you know people who are crushed by job loss, stay with them if they are drinking.
Gaggles, Prides & Schools: Largest Animal Gatherings on Earth
Sockeye salmon spawn by the millions in Alaska's pristine waters each year, but in the world of animal gatherings, some accumulations dwarf the population of our favorite fish.
Does sleep hold the key to a tinnitus cure?
Listening to white noise or music at bedtime linked to deeper sleep for people with tinnitus
Why some experts are trying to redefine suicide
Treating self harm as a condition, not a symptom could lead to better diagnoses and preventative care.
It’s Time to Barbecue!
In America, the precise definition of “barbecue," both the noun and the verb, is highly localized and contentious.
Bouillabaisse: Origins and Basic Techniques
The chefs of Marseille have strict rules about making this beloved seafood stew, but Gallic discipline can't overrule American improvisation.
Hogs in Whole
Ask which domesticated animal is most like humans, and the answer comes quickly: “Dogs!” Like us, dogs live in hierarchical packs, thrive on affection, and are smarter than the average cow, sheep, or goat. Yet all this is also true of the pig.
Alcohol Red Alert
The dangers of alcohol
Sweetest Wood in the World
An ode to cinnamon