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Wild for animals? Check out this eco-tour of Borneo

Wild Planet Adventures is offering 12- and 16-day eco-tours of Borneo, home to the oldest rain forest on Earth and the center of evolution for many rare and endemic species.<p>Highlights include tracking by foot and electric boat to see wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants; …

Wildlife

Sturgill Simpson, Lucinda Williams Triumph at Americana Awards

Simpson is named Artist of the Year, while Williams takes home album honors for 'Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone'<p>"Can I get an amen?"<p>So asked …

Country Music

Goats, Chickens and Compost: Volunteering With Earth Matter on Governors Island

I came for the chickens, bunnies and baby goats.<p>I stayed for the 32,000 pounds of food scraps.<p>The Earth Matter Compost Learning Center on Governors Island is an eco-educational oasis in the middle of New York Harbor. Through animal care, compost windrow builds, and now the fledgling Soil Start …

Staten Island

Hardscaping 101: Rain Chains

Rain chains, a feature of Japanese architecture, are a pleasant alternative to downspouts. The Japanese translation is <i>kusari doi</i>, and for centuries …

Flowering Houseplants For Your Home

By Heather Rhoades<p>There’s no source of pleasure and pride than to have a well-cared for plant that has lived in a house for many years, flowering …

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

<b>How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. Can make things a little easier …

Education Technology

Watch Steven Colbert Skewer the 2016 Election with a Spot-On Hunger Games Parody

Stephen Colbert<p>Stephen Colbert offered his take on the 2016 presidential race on <i>The Late Show</i> Tuesday, comparing the campaign to <i>The Hunger …

Comedy

Transphobia in the Midwifery Community

Five years ago, as a transgender expectant parent, I eagerly read midwife Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth. I credit her work as having had a tremendous effect on my ability to birth at home in our western culture of medicalized birth.<p>Deciding on midwifery care for myself was easy. I knew that …

Pregnancy

7 tips for becoming an excellent public speaker

Having to give a speech in front of an audience can cause some people to shake, sweat, get sick, or freeze in terror. The root of this fear is …

Public Speaking

Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally …

5 reasons Finland's schools are better than America's

Finland is an innovative country when it comes to education, and its innovation yields results. It's consistently one of the highest performing developed countries on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), an important tool for measuring education systems worldwide.<p>While Finland's …

Education

The 10 Golden Rules of Family Meal Planning

Planning meals for your family is both an art -- you’re constantly invoking your creativity to produce masterpieces -- and a science -- each meal is an experiment filled with steps, calculations, and guesswork about what will happen when it reaches the table. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you're …

Cooking

8 of the best reading apps for older kids | Back to school tech

It may sound a tad hokey, but reading really <i>is</i> fundamental to school and life in general, which is why we’ve worked hard to put together 8 of the …

Apps

Exercises Reduce Eyes' Natural Blind Spot

That could be useful for people with some kinds of vision impairment<p>Even if you have normal vision, you have a blind spot in your retina. Usually that doesn’t affect how you perceive the world because your brain fills in the gaps. But now a team of researchers has found that eye exercises can …

Kent State

Watch David Gilmour Detail New Single 'Today' in Making-Of Video

Pink Floyd guitarist discusses collaborating with Phil Manzanera, working with backing singers<p>David Gilmour will release his new solo LP <i>Rattle That</i> …

Guitar

Canada's residential school story to be taught in classrooms this fall

As Canadian students return to class, educators are scrambling to add an important new element to the curriculum - the history and impact of …

Remembering Will Rogers: 80 years on, how the ‘cowboy philosopher’ popularized political humor

Eighty years ago Saturday, William Penn Adair, better known as Will Rogers, an entertainer, humorist, political commentator and writer, died in a …

Great Depression

The Cannabis Family Tree - an introduction to phylogenetics

The task of categorizing and cataloguing the billions of plant species that have existed on our planet since the dawn of life is a huge and vastly …

Grizzly Bear Rolls Down a Hill in Denali National Park

David Pangborn was recently visiting Denali National Park in Alaska when his guide-led group spotted a playful grizzly bear on a nearby hill. As …

Purified wastewater triggers release of arsenic within aquifer, study finds

When it comes to the science of transforming sewage into tap water - or potable reuse - engineers say there’s no question the product is clean enough to drink.<p>The trouble is, researchers are now learning that this drinking water may be too clean to store underground without special treatment.<p>A …

Water

X-plant: 'Mutant' digests TNT & could be key to contaminated land clean-up, study finds

TNT has long wreaked havoc on the environment, destroying vegetation and leaving land desolate. But scientists have now discovered a “mutant plant” …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

Projecting your iPad on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are several ways this can …

Smart TV

Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962

A disturbing thought experiment (with diagrams) by Cold War-era scientists<p><i>This article, written by Martin Mann, originally appeared in the September 1962 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine. "Man's Last Big Blast," published just a month before the Cuban missile crisis, describes in frightening detail</i> …

War

Bizarre werewolf muzzle turns even the cutest dog into a terrifying creature of the night

Here's a truly bizarre way to keep you and your dog safe on late night walks - by turning your pet into a terrifying werewolf.<p>A Russian company has …