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The Feast of First Fruits & Marula Jelly

For most southern African children in the 1970s, the marula fruit gained legendary status after we watched how it intoxicated wild animals in Jamie Uys… 932 more words

Recipes

Zombie Easter Eggs & Dinosaur Bones

We make a lot of press packs and I don’t always share them here or it would be an endless, but awesome, stream of cakes, cookies and other delightful edibles. 85 more words

Miss Cakehead

A Stretch of Luck

Red lanterns create a decorative canopy during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, a significant holiday during which millions of Chinese travel home to be with family. 55 more words

In The Moment

Birds of a Color -- Stick Together

These flamingos were so colorful and fun to watch as they roamed around the pond.  Sometimes, it seemed as if they were posing for the camera.     206 more words

Photography Challenges

Will Pacific Island Nations Disappear as Seas Rise?

Will Pacific Island Nations Disappear as Seas Rise? Maybe Not

Reef islands can grow and change shape as sediments shift, studies show.

Tuvalu weather forecaster Niko Iona stands on the tennis-court-size islet of Tepuka Savilivili, on the western rim of Funafuti atoll. 3,573 more words

Nature

The Fiercest Form

A young girl’s face is painted for a festival honoring the guardian deity Angalamman, “the fiercest form,” evoked in participants’ expressions. The festival is held every year in the village of Kaveripattinam in Tamil Nadu, India. 39 more words

Exploring Russia

It was time for Wonders of the World Wednesday, and I called the boys from my room. They came rushing in to see what we would look at together tonight. 228 more words

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