Super fancy food at home

Fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world's agricultural output, and some have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings. Fruits are the means by which angiosperms disseminate seeds. Edible fruits, in particular, have propagated with the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship as a means for seed dispersal and nutrition; in fact, humans and many animals ...

What brings you here? A photo story.

The first successful North American transcontinental trip by automobile took place in 1903 and was piloted by H. Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker, accompanied by a dog named Bud. The trip was completed using a 1903 Winton Touring Car, dubbed "Vermont" by Jackson. The trip took a total of 63 days between San Francisco and New York, costing US$8,000. ...

The rise and fall of American politics

The United States is a federal republic in which the President of the United States, United States Congress, and United States federal courts share powers reserved to the national government. At the same time, the federal government shares sovereignty with the state governments. The executive branch is headed by the President and is formally independent of both the legislature and the ...

Can a cup of coffee make you superhuman?

The majority of coffee is roasted on a large scale, but small-scale roasting has grown with the trend toward specialty shops. Roasting coffee transforms the chemical and physical properties of green coffee beans into roasted coffee products. The roasting process is what produces the characteristic flavor of coffee by causing the green coffee beans to change in taste. Unroasted beans ...

On the hunt for adventure

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. — John Muir The Pacific Northwest, sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a region in western North America bounded by ...