Archive | August, 2013

Asian Capellini

 Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds angel hair pasta 3/4 cup tamari 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste 1/2 cup toasted sesame oil 1 red pepper 1 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped   Preparation Boil pasta in ample water, stirring frequently, according to directions on package (about 5 to 6 minutes). Drain pasta and rinse to cool. […]

Sky Caves of Nepal

Part 3: The Photographer Photographer and adventurer Cory Richards chronicles the challenges and dangers of exploring the far-flung caves of Nepal, in the exciting conclusion of this three-part series. Source: National Geographic Live!  

Sky Caves of Nepal

 Part 2: The Scientist National Geographic grantee and archaeologist Mark Aldenderfer reveals the treasures waiting to be discovered within the sky caves of Nepal — stunning murals, deteriorating manuscripts, and ancient artifacts — in the second of this three-part series. Source: National Geographic Live!  

Sky Caves of Nepal

Part 1: The Climber Legendary climber Peter Athans joins a team of explorers to unearth the hidden relics of Nepal’s ancient and remote caves, in the first of this three-part series. Source: National Geographic Live!

The Physician

By Noah Gordon A young English boy in the Middle Ages discovers that he has an extraordinary, virtually sixth-sense talent for diagnosing extreme illness.  He becomes apprenticed to a travelling barber-surgeon, and eventually realizes that he has a deep and abiding drive to become a full-fledged physician.  And not only a physician, but the best […]

The Years of Rice and Salt

By Kim Stanley Robinson Imagine that the Black Plague in Europe in the late Middle Ages killed not 30% of the European population, but 99%.  Modern history, politics, economics, and global culture as a whole would be completely different.  Europe and Europeans would be completely absent from the world stage.  Which nations would be the […]

Swimming with Whale Sharks

Whale sharks are the largest fish on the planet and feed on some of the smallest organisms in the oceans! Many whale sharks can be found off the coast of Mexico every summer to feed on fish eggs and coral spawn. They are 1 of only 3 filter feeding sharks and are harmless to humans. […]