For all the talk People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) offers on “ethical treatment,” the group does seem to kill a lot of pets in its animal shelter — over 1600 last year, for a kill rate just shy of 90 percent. Our PETA Kills Animals project collects PETA’s animal record summaries provided annually to Virginia state regulators, and they show that since 1998, PETA has killed nearly 30,000 dogs and cats.
Thanks to the International Herb Association, since 1991 in the week proceeding Mother’s Day, we celebrate National Herb Week. This draws attention to herbs, their uses and herbal businesses and history. Such was the success that four years later, the IHA decided to add a Herb of the Year and this year on 5 May a National Herb Day.
“I used to think that tuberous begonias were plants that only old people grew,” wrote Anne Raver a few years ago in The New York Times. She and many, many other people are in increasing numbers discovering the delights of summer blooming bulbs.
High net worth individuals will be attending an exclusive art exhibition in Devon, UK at the beginning of July and an opportunity for sponsorship has arisen.
The event, showcasing the work of renowned wildlife and sporting artist Neil Cox will take place at Kennaway House, Sidmouth between Friday, July 5 and Sunday, July 14.
The arrival of spring vegetables is cause for celebration itself, but long-awaited peas, broccoli, and asparagus—among others—also happen to make your Easter or Passover meals even more celebratory. Check out a few of our favorite ways to cook spring’s freshest offerings and incorporate them into your holiday meal.
From asparagus and artichokes to peas and fava beans, spring brings a fresh crop of sweet, versatile vegetables that brighten any meal. Check out a few of our favorite ways to cook the season’s freshest offerings.
Glazed Carrots with Tarragon
Celery Root, Celery Heart, and Celery Leaf Salad
Quick-Braised Baby Artichokes
The secret to seemingly effortless holiday entertaining? Simple appetizers and quick prep. These 5-ingredient wonders take a less-is-more approach, without sacrificing flavor. Plus, they look impressive, so no one will guess you whipped them up in record time.
Chemical & Engineering News
Imagine a TV screen that hangs on the wall like a poster and rolls up like a window shade — or a smartphone that can fold up and fit into a pocket. It may sound like science fiction, but those technological marvels are moving closer to reality, thanks to advances toward development of flexible batteries that could power a new genre of electronics devices. Those polymer, or plastic, batteries are the topic of the cover story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.
Stunned; stunned, flabbergasted, and fit to be tied — this was (is) my reaction to the International Olympic Committee’s recent decision to drop wrestling as an Olympic sport. Wrestling; not ping-pong, synchronized ribbon-twirling, or badminton–WRESTLING.
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