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Chicken, walnuts in lettuce puffs a taste, texture treat

February 24, 2021, 6:04am Food

Stir-fried chicken, walnuts and vegetables in lettuce puffs is one of my favorite dishes. Crisp, cool lettuce topped with warm chicken and vegetables combine to create a taste and texture sensation. Read story

Pork simmers in a Dutch oven or slow cooker with cabbage and sauerkraut. Kielbasa is added near the end of cooking.

An ode to the glories of cabbage

Pork simmers in a Dutch oven or slow cooker with cabbage and sauerkraut. Kielbasa is added near the end of cooking.

February 24, 2021, 6:02am Food

Even this deep into winter, I still crave the flavors coaxed from winter vegetables. Root vegetables, such as turnips and parsnips, easily transform into roasted sides, soups and mashes. Potatoes offer exquisite comfort in any form. Cabbage, one of the world’s most versatile vegetables, single-handedly eliminates boredom in the kitchen… Read story

I used ground lamb for these Greek Haystacks, but lamb sausage or beef would work just as well. Lamb is expensive; I made it stretch by sauteeing it with peppers and onions.

Stack up the flavor: Haystacks are a fun, frugal and completely customizable meal

I used ground lamb for these Greek Haystacks, but lamb sausage or beef would work just as well. Lamb is expensive; I made it stretch by sauteeing it with peppers and onions.

February 24, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

My ongoing project this year is to re-create meaningful meals. I’ve mainly been exploring my mother’s recipes but I’ve also been thinking about other folks who’ve invited me to share their tables. Plainly speaking, I’m hoping to cook up some of the connectedness that I’ve missed this year. Food is… Read story

This image from video shows the parachute deployed during the descent of the Mars Perseverance rover Thursday. Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out "Dare Mighty Things" in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot parachute.

Mars rover’s parachute carried secret message

This image from video shows the parachute deployed during the descent of the Mars Perseverance rover Thursday. Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out "Dare Mighty Things" in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot parachute.

February 23, 2021, 3:38pm Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team. Read story

Renewable energy has seen a record-setting level of deployment in 2020 during the pandemic as coal consumption dwindled, figures from an independent report released Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 show. Transportation emissions are expected to jump as the country gets the virus under control.

Pandemic boosts goals for climate

Renewable energy has seen a record-setting level of deployment in 2020 during the pandemic as coal consumption dwindled, figures from an independent report released Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 show. Transportation emissions are expected to jump as the country gets the virus under control.

February 23, 2021, 6:02am Life

WASHINGTON — The pandemic knocked the U.S. back on track to meet its targets in the Paris climate accord, and renewable energy saw a record-setting level of deployment in 2020 as coal consumption dwindled, figures from an independent report released Thursday show, while transportation emissions are expected to jump as… Read story

Kaiser Permanente registered dietitian Kerry Martinson said high body mass index -- obesity -- is often why patients are referred to her.

Clark County experts weigh in on value of BMI

Kaiser Permanente registered dietitian Kerry Martinson said high body mass index -- obesity -- is often why patients are referred to her.

February 23, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

If you’re trying to find your place in line for the COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll want to calculate your BMI. Shorthand for body mass index, it’s used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to define obesity, one of the underlying medical conditions that puts people at greater risk of… Read story

NASA enlists universities, companies to help design flying taxis.

NASA investing in flying taxis

NASA enlists universities, companies to help design flying taxis.

February 23, 2021, 6:00am Life

SAN DIEGO — NASA has given the University of California, San Diego $5.8 million to help develop electric-powered flying taxis, a form of ride sharing that has been envisioned for decades but is struggling to get beyond the concept stage. Read story

Plateosaurus models at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany. Plant-eating dinosaurs such as these probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere many millions of years later than their meat-eating cousins, according to a study published Feb. 16.

Study: Dinosaurs migrated in stages

Plateosaurus models at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany. Plant-eating dinosaurs such as these probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere many millions of years later than their meat-eating cousins, according to a study published Feb. 16.

February 23, 2021, 6:00am Life

Plant-eating dinosaurs probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere millions of years after their meat-eating cousins, a delay likely caused by climate change, a new study found. Read story

Giovanni Flores, a student at Rankin Elementary School, competes in the Tupelo Public School Disctict and Lee County Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at the Civic Auditorium of Tupelo Middle School in Tupelo, Miss. Mason Cordell, a seventh grader at Tupelo Middle School was this year's winner.

National Spelling Bee to return in mostly virtual format

Giovanni Flores, a student at Rankin Elementary School, competes in the Tupelo Public School Disctict and Lee County Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at the Civic Auditorium of Tupelo Middle School in Tupelo, Miss. Mason Cordell, a seventh grader at Tupelo Middle School was this year's winner.

February 22, 2021, 9:09am Life

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will return this year in a mostly virtual format, with the in-person competition limited to a dozen finalists who will gather on an ESPN campus at Walt Disney World in Florida, Scripps announced Monday. Read story

This image released by Netflix shows key art for "Operation Varsity Blues," a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17.

Netflix doc to examine man behind college admissions scandal

This image released by Netflix shows key art for "Operation Varsity Blues," a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17.

February 22, 2021, 9:08am Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A Netflix documentary will use actor recreations of FBI wiretaps to tell the story of Rick Singer, the man at the center of the college admissions scandal that sent actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and and several other prominent parents to prison. Read story