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Chris Potter plays an early Adolphe Sax tenor saxophone circa 1859 at Saxquest


How to Turn a Thrift Store Maxi Skirt into a Summer Jumper

A couple weeks ago I visited my best friend Annie down in LA, and she brought me to this magical land called the Melrose Flea Market in West Hollywood. There were tents and tents filled with amazing thrift store finds, cute tiny gold jewelry and even plush flair pins. (I picked up one of Drake’s …

How to make a Double Pot Holder with Hand Pockets

Nothing’s worse than placing a delicious meal or sweet dessert in the oven, waiting for the timer to finally sound, and then realizing you need 2 hot …


Scientists Identify The Protein That Could Prevent Tumor Growth in Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is an ongoing concern for women of a variety of ages. Those that have been exposed to the Human Papillomavirus are the most …

When flute and saxophone meet


How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

The Brain

Why can’t you tickle yourself?

It’s almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, says David Robson, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and consciousness.<p>If you want to probe some of the great mysteries of the human mind, all you need is a duster and your feet. Sit back, take your shoes and socks …

Scientists sequence genome of bowhead whale—longest-lived mammal

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have sequenced the genome of the bowhead whale, estimated to live for more than 200 years with low …

‘Animal Problems’, An Ongoing Series of Illustrations of Animals Suffering From Human-Like Troubles

Artist Geoff Hewer-Candee created an ongoing series of illustrations of animals experiencing very human-like troubles called <i>Animal Problems</i>.<p>A …

Graphite artist Recep Alcamli carves tiny shapes into pencil lead - Telegraph

18 Human Problems Delightfully Illustrated By Animals

Or why you need to follow Animal Problems on Tumblr immediately.

This Is What Famous Paintings Look Like as Raw Data

These days, you're more likely to see the works of great artists on a screen rather than in person. And that raises an interesting question: what are …

Data Visualization

Bertrand Lavier's "unruly mass" of hoses creates a fountain outside the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Lengths of brightly coloured garden hose are arranged to resemble a classical fountain in a work by artist Bertrand Lavier currently installed in the …

14 DIY Coasters To Cheer Up Your Coffee Table

These 14 easy-to-make coasters are great for gifting (or for yourself!)<p><b>1. Geometric Clay</b><p><i>Pretty Nice</i><p>These black-and-white geometric clay coasters from Pretty Nice can be decorated however you'd like to fit into your living room decor—but we love the striking black designs she's chosen, which would …

Living Rooms

Unlocking the genetic secrets of whales with a 200-year life span

The bowhead whale is the longest-living mammal on Earth with a life span of up to 200 years. Now, scientists have assembled its genome in the hope of learning some of its life-prolonging secrets.<p>This week, researchers at the University of Liverpool made the genome of the bowhead whale public on the …