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Sugar on Snow

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT

(image) Called "maple taffee" in English-speaking Canada, "tire d'érable" in French-speaking Canada, and "sugar on snow" in the US, maple candy is a confection made with just two ingredients: maple sap and snow. Part of traditional culture in Quebec and northern New England, the sweet is made by boiling maple sap to a certain temperature and pouring it in its molten state onto clean snow. The cold causes it to rapidly thicken, and it is served fresh. What unlikely food is often paired with the treat? Discuss

The Kea

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT

(image) The kea, a type of parrot endemic to New Zealand, is a crow-sized omnivore that typically feeds on plants, insects, and other birds. Dubbed "the clown of the mountains," it is a curious and playful bird and has been known to fly off with small items left unguarded by their human owners. Their population has declined considerably, largely due to the fact that the New Zealand government once paid a bounty for kea bills. The birds were targeted because they occasionally prey on what large mammal?


Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT

(image) Derived from the Greek word meaning "gnashing of teeth," bruxism is the habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth. Sometimes associated with stress, bruxism is caused by the activation of the reflex portion of the chewing mechanism at a time when higher brain control remains inactive, usually during sleep. Though common and generally harmless, bruxism can cause damage in the form of cracked teeth, indentations, and wear. What drugs are known to cause bruxism as a side effect?