Brigitte Maingard

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Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.

Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured.<p>It’s estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time.<p>But the common denominator of a small group …


12 Reasons You Need a Pair of Cool Tiny Sunglasses This Season

If you're totally addicted to collecting sunglasses, you've come to the right place. This season you've likely spotted all your favorite supermodels and every Kardashian rocking the latest shade trend: tiny frames. These '90s-inspired specs come in a wide variety of colors and styles, but if you …


Thoreau on Nature as Prayer

“In the street and in society I am almost invariably cheap and dissipated, my life is unspeakably mean.”<p>Walt Whitman saw trees — “so innocent and harmless, yet so savage” — as a wellspring of wisdom on being rather than seeming. <i>“When we have learned how to listen to trees,”</i> Hermann Hesse exulted in …


The 11 Best Ina Garten Recipes of All Time

Let’s face it: We can never get enough of our idol in all things cooking and life, Ina Garten. So put on your chambray button-down, grab a wooden …


Online thieves are impersonating authors to launder money on Amazon

Patrick Reames earned over $20,000 selling books on Amazon last year. He didn’t see a dime of it.<p>Reames, a credited author who’s earned money selling books on Amazon in the past, first learned of the mistake after receiving tax paperwork from the company. His 1099 form reported almost $24,000 in …

Identity Theft

Why your internet is slow (and what you can do about it)

If you suspect your internet woes are coming from inside, there are a few things you can do to test and fix the issues. As always, it's never a bad …


A Mysterious Anomaly Under Africa Is Radically Weakening Earth's Magnetic Field

This could be precursor to Earth's poles swapping places.<p>Above our heads, something is not right. Earth's magnetic field is in a state of dramatic …

Earth Science

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …


21 Things Fiftysomethings Wish Twentysomethings Knew

"Inside every old person is a young person who’d like to get out." H/T Quora<p>"[...]By going through the motions you will eventually gain it." — L. Lee<p>— Tim Dees<p>"[...]Having kids can be a huge expense, milestone, and disappointment. Aaaaand there’s the other side too…" — Bill Dred<p>"[...]Often our …


All Too Human review – brutal, tender and bizarre, this is life, not art

Tate Britain, London Here in this dazzling survey of modern figurative painting are works that truly matter, in their humanity, courage, feeling and truth.<p>I’d love to say it was David Bomberg’s arresting landscapes or Francis Bacon’s existentially challenged popes and apes that got me addicted to …

Francis Bacon

The Best Coming-Of-Age Movies

Growing up is hard to do. Before "adulting" — that is, clumsily impersonating our role models and pretending we have our lives together — became a …

Alexander Skarsgård

The rise of demi-fine jewellery and the best brands to shop now

High jewellery, fine jewellery, costume jewellery and fashion jewellery – they’re the categories we’re all used to, right? As a refresher: ‘high’ counts as rare, one-of-a-kind pieces made with the finest craftsmanship and the most precious of materials – the sort of things you daren’t even glance …


These 25+ Photos By A Dutch Artist Look Like Classical Paintings Brought To Life

After graduating as a Goldsmith and later as a multimedia designer, Dutch artist Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk found her true passion in photography. Driven …

Art History

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

14 reasons you must visit vibrant Venice for the Carnival

The Venice Carnival starts tomorrow, but this fabled city on the water has plenty to offer all year round.<p>1. See the original carnival<p>Venice was already a tourist honeypot by the 18th century. But visitors were also drawn by the courtesans, gambling dens and the original carnival. The party …

25 Winter Squash Recipes You'll Want to Make This Season

Get your daily serving of potassium and vitamin A from one of these recipes<p>Get your daily serving of potassium and vitamin A by making (and eating!) …


A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …


Krampus Running Amok in Central Europe: Pictures


A Tax That Would Hurt Science's Most Valuable — And Vulnerable

As the tax bill moves through Congress, an issue has risen that hits dangerously close to U.S. efforts in science.<p>The problem focuses on a provision that would tax graduate students for tuition waivers that universities set up long ago. These waivers were meant to foster advanced education in the …

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Jared Leto Stars in a New Prequel to Blade Runner 2049: Watch It Free Online

<i>Blade Runner</i>, as anyone who's seen so much as its first shot knows, takes place in the Los Angeles of November 2019. Though the film flopped when it …

The Periodic Table of Elements Presented as Interactive Haikus

British poet and speculative fiction writer recently got a little creative with the Periodic Table, writing one haiku for each …

Periodic Table