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Grandmother's sherry is making a comeback

When’s the last time you had a glass of sherry, that sweet Spanish wine with an old-fashioned reputation? For me, it was a complimentary goblet served nightly at a fusty bed-and-breakfast in Columbia, South Carolina — more than 10 years…

How Chinese opera masks compare to spider evolution

(University of Cincinnati) University of Cincinnati biology student Jenny Yi-Ting Sung is applying analytical tools normally associated with studying evolution to examine Chinese opera masks. So far she has found surprising parallels in the significance of color and pattern in nature and in Jing masks.

Is cursive handwriting obsolete?

We live in a texting, typing, emailing world — even at school. Sure, kids take notes in class and some even scribble out the occasional phone message at home, but for the most part, their written communication isn’t written that…

When these stars meet, the explosion will take over our night sky

You probably won’t be around to stare at the sky and make dumbfounded murmurings. But your children — or at least, your grandchildren — will be. And what a sight they will behold in 2083. That’s when astronomers expect a…

How to help hummingbirds in winter

Hummingbirds get little relief from hunger, thanks to the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate animal. Native plant nectar is usually their best food source, but since hummingbirds can starve after just a few hours without food, humans often lend a…

Big fashion companies finally join consumers to stop the massive clothing waste problem

You were probably outraged when you heard that Burberry burned $37.8 million worth of unsold clothing and accessories in 2018. Amazon and other companies have been accused of the same kind of waste — it’s common among online clothes sellers…

When is store-bought better than homemade?

Cooking a meal from scratch can be a truly rewarding experience. It can also make you want to toss up your hands in despair, throw the uncooperative dough in the trash (for the third time) and go get take-out instead….

Photographer beckons you to explore White Sands National Park

“White Sands Cottonwood Fall” (Photo: © Craig Varjabedian) Fine art photographer Craig Varjabedian has spent his career focusing his lens on the natural wonders of New Mexico, and in his photo book, “Into The Great White Sands,” he showcases the…

Listen to this pug and you'll understand why the makers of 'Halo' hired him for voice-overs

Gyoza the pug is grunting, growling, huffing and puffing his way to video game stardom. The team at 343 Industries was searching for new noises and sound effects for their upcoming game “Halo Infinite,” the next chapter in one of…

Greta Thunberg Is Officially A Joke

“Poll Finds Most People Would Rather Be Annihilated By Giant Tidal Wave Than Continue To Be Lectured By Climate Change Activists,” the Babylon Bee reported in December, adding in an attached news story that one man’s response to hearing “just…