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A garden alive with art: all-natural insect sculptures – in pictures

Inspired by the art of ikebana – a traditional style of Japanese flower arranging – Montreal-based artist Raku Inoue hand-crafts bugs using materials from his garden. He transforms his garden waste, including sticks, seeds and petals, to create his Natura Insects series. “I think about the main …

Art

Our Grand Delusion

Z<i>en teacher Norman Fischer was born in Pennsylvania in 1946 to observant Jewish parents. As a child he prayed regularly. He became obsessed with</i> …

Meditation

Theo Jansen Debuts His Newly Slimmed Down Wind Powered Walking Strandbeest For 2018

For years we’ve been writing about Dutch artist Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests, incredible wind-powered walking sculptures, and those inspired by …

Sculpture

Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson

The Canadian psychology professor’s stardom is evidence that leftism is on the decline—and deeply vulnerable.<p>Two years ago, I walked downstairs and saw one of my teenage sons watching a strange YouTube video on the television.<p>“What is that?” I asked.<p>He turned to me earnestly and explained, “It’s a …

Jordan Peterson

The End Of An Era? How The ABC Test Could Affect Your Use Of Independent Contractors

If you’ve been following the latest news in California, you might have heard of a little thing called the ABC Test. This test is now the standard that California business owners must use if they want to prove that a worker is an independent contractor and not an employee. Otherwise, workers will be …

Employment

Mobile Glass Blowing Studio Goes Where the Wind Blows

Phil Vinson loves glass. He’s been working with the stuff for over two decades, during which time he has been learning how to mold glass (and improve …

Glass Art

German Court Awards Farmer $1 Million for 2000-Year-Old Bronzed Horse Head Found in His Well

One August day in 1987, Brian Campbell was refilling the hole left by a tree stump in his yard in Romford, East London, when his shovel struck …

Archaeology

UK police end forensic search of fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower

LONDON (AP) — British police have finished their forensic examination of Grenfell Tower more than a year after a fast-moving fire at the London high-rise killed 72 people.<p>Forensics officers spent months combing through the charred rubble for victims' remains and for clues to how a blaze that …

Grenfell Tower

Quantum version of ‘Maxwell’s Demon’ reveals weird catch

It is possible to use information to extract energy, or work, at the quantum level, according to a new study.<p>Thermodynamics is one of the most human …

Quantum Physics

See thousands of orchids in incredible detail in the Smithsonian's newly digitized collection

No green thumb? You don’t need to water these dazzling orchids to enjoy them.<p>More than 8,000 living specimens in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid …

Smithsonian

How History Classes Helped Create a 'Post-Truth' America

The author of Lies My Teacher Told Me discusses how schools’ flawed approach to teaching the country’s past affects its civic health.<p>In 1995, the University of Vermont sociologist and historian James W. Loewen published a book that sought to debunk the myriad myths children were often taught about …

High School

How to turn a kitchen microwave into a plasma-etching device - MIT Technology Review

Every high school science course focuses on the fundamental states of matter in the form of gases, liquids, and solids—states that are …

Physics

Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and the war over change 

How demographic change is fracturing our politics.<p>In 2008, Barack Obama held up change as a beacon, attaching to it another word, a word that channeled everything his young and diverse coalition saw in his rise and their newfound political power: <i>hope</i>. An America that would elect a black man …

Political Science

Meal Prep Hack: This Is How Long You Can Keep Meat in the Fridge and Freezer

There's nothing worse than having to toss spoiled food that you recently prepared or just bought. To avoid that kind of situation, Shannon Eng (aka caligirlgetsfit) shared a handy cheat sheet on Instagram showing the optimal storage times for beef, chicken, and salmon. Use this as a reference to …

Food

For Some Reason, These Quantum Mechanics Toys Didn’t Catch On

Designed in the 1960s, these clever blocks were intended to help students grasp arcane quantum abstractions Photo: Collection of Historical …

Quantum Mechanics

The one habit that can transform your world forever

<b>What is the one habit that can transform your world forever?</b><p>The habit of tracking.<p>No, I don’t mean stripping down to a loincloth and sniffing animal …

Body Fat

A former Soviet Union interpreter explains why Trump’s meeting with Putin was extraordinary

<i>On July 16, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump held bilateral talks in Helsinki. The leaders of the United States and Russia haven’t met quite like this, at a formal summit in a third country, for almost 15 years. To get a sense of the magnitude of such a diplomatic event like this, Riga-based news</i> …

Russia

Retain More Employees With Stay Interviews

Employees are quitting in droves, according to a recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article, backed up by hard data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employee retention is easier than recruiting, I argued in my article about reducing employee turnover. And a great technique for employee retention is the …

Employee Engagement

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

Making This 1 Brilliant Tweak to Workers' Schedules Skyrocketed Their Productivity

Given the right motivation, it's amazing how much you can get done in a day.<p>In any given workday, how much time you think you actually spend working? By some accounts, it's only three hours a day.<p>When Andrew Barnes, the founder of a New Zealand-based trust planning firm Perpetual Guardian heard …

Employment

What's the story behind the samurai walking a cat, anyway?

‘Warrior takes an armored cat for a walk’ (着甲武人猫散歩逍遥図) by Noguchi Tetsuya, 2014. Image widely shared on social media.There's an image that's been …

Strzok hearing Democrat brutally trolls GOP by reading into the record comments they made ripping Trump

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) made a mockery of the House hearing on the disparaging comments FBI agent Peter Strzok made about now-President Donald …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

What does it mean to be human?

After driving through narrow tunnels on a road that skirts the cliff face, we pull up at a military checkpoint. Clive shows the guard our …

The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained

We explain nothing.<p>The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation. Without zero, much of our modern world …

Mathematics

This is the greatest anti-slavery speech uttered by an American

We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and to the future.<p>What, to a slave, is Fourth of July? A day that reveals the injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.<p>The existence of slavery in this country brands your humanity as a base pretense, and your …

Black History

Gmail app developers have been reading your emails

It’s a common practice that’s gone largely unnoticed<p>Third-party app developers can read the emails of millions of Gmail users, a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> highlighted today. Gmail’s access settings allows data companies and app developers to see people’s emails and view private details, …

7 Tips to Ensure Your Child Is Financial Successful

How allowance and other methods can teach the importance of being financially savvy.<p>If you're a parent, you know the challenges that come with raising children. It's a fulltime job trying to teach your kids to be honest, responsible, to value hard work and, at the same time, encouraging them to be …

6 Traits of the Most Respected Leaders That Micromanagers Will Absolutely Hate

How to instantly transform your micromanagers into leaders people want to follow.<p>Micromanagers may be good performers, produce results, and get the job done well. I know this; I've worked for them in the past.<p>The fabric they were cut from, however, was also the reason I quit on them. Did I like the …

Employment

Trump Aide Stephen Miller, Meet Your Great-Grandfather, Who Flunked His Naturalization Test

A photo of Nison (aka Max) Miller stares out from the screen, sullen and stern, in faded black and white. “Order of Court Denying Petition” is the title of the government form dated “14th November 1932,” to which it is attached, the one in which Miller is applying for naturalization as an American …

Immigration