Paul Lowe grew up in Oslo, Norway baking cakes with his grandmother and great aunt. Now, he lives in New York and is famous for his baked treats, like his almond bun recipe. In fact, he's known online as "Sweet Paul."
Twenty years ago, the Golden Venture ran aground off New York. About 300 undocumented Chinese immigrants started to swim to shore. Patrick Radden Keefe writes about what happened to the men and how their their fate fits into the debate on immigration.
The latest trend in tourism doesn't look like tourism at all. With the help of some adventurous tour guides, young urbanites are seeking out the world's most unusual, gross and often dangerous locales.
Maurice Sendak, widely considered one of the most influential children's book authors of the 20th century, died on Tuesday at the age of 83. Sendak's imaginative and unsettling books broke boundaries in the world of children's literature.
When you carve a pumpkin, do you cut the top off first? Do you ever wash your pumpkins? If you do, and you don't, then you're not giving your jack-o-lantern the best chance of enduring all the way until Halloween night.
Synthetic biology is no longer limited to the worlds of giant research institutions and corporations. There is a growing movement to democratize biotech and put its tools into the hands of bio hackers, artists and hobbyists.