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A quick follow-up to our outdoor theater/rosemary trimming story. Right around sunset here on the West Coast, we pulled down the screen, fired up the HD projector, and watched the Oscars in our yard. Our propane-fueled Robot Heater kept us warm, as did Adele's world-wise...

In a recent post for his Radiolab/NPR blog Krulwich Wonders, Robert Krulwich writes: "Life is short for small creatures, longer in big ones. So algae die sooner than oak trees; elephants live longer than mayflies, but you know that. Here's the surprise: There is a mathematical formula...

This year, Groundhog Day falls on a Saturday, which means you can either toast the spring-embracing skittishness of Punxsutawney Phil or drown your sorrows in smoked porter as you hunker down for six more weeks of winter. Either way, consider it a warmup for the Superbowl. February...