Kim Wagner

12 Flips | 2 Magazines | @KimWagnerahec | Keep up with Kim Wagner on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kim Wagner”

DIY Crochet Scrap Fabric Rug

Crafting

Has Nasa's Kepler Telescope spotted signs of alien life?

Scientists say a swarm of objects around a star look like 'something you would expect an alien civilisation to build'<p>A star with unusual behaviour spotted by the Kepler Telescope could be explained by alien activity, scientists have said.<p>KIC 8462852, a star 1,500 light years away from earth, has …

Koko The Gorilla Gets Two Kittens For Her 44th Birthday

Nothing's cuter than feline companions for an ape<p>Koko, the gorilla famous for her sign language skills, turned 44 this year, and got (at least in this author's opinion) the greatest possible present to celebrate: two new kittens. Koko took a shine to a little grey fuzzball named Ms. Gray, and …

The Sketchy New Ingredient In Your Bacon—And How To Avoid It

Listen up, bacon lovers (hello, most of the planet): There's a threat to your beloved meat, and it's got nothing to do with saturated fat. It's called <i>ractopamine</i>, and it might be in most bacon you eat.<p>If you're thinking racto-<i>what</i>?, you're not alone. Ractopamine belongs to a class of drugs commonly …

Doctor Who vs real world science: who comes up trumps?

Photograph: PA Wire<p>No, these aren’t robots.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/201543b0bccfba144fcaa82e34af72fd6f125c14/0_1106_3500_2100/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: P V Balcombe / Rex Features<p>We haven’t built a Tardis quite yet, but Brian Cox appears to be on the …

3D Printed ‘Scaffolds’ May Help Damaged Nerves Grow Back

Because nerves can't do it alone<p>After a traumatic injury like a car crash or a severe bacterial infection, patients can often suffer from painful and sometimes even paralyzing nerve damage. This damage is long lasting, because nerves regenerate slowly, if at all. Now a team of researchers has …

3D Scanners

How we quit our jobs to travel: The showbiz couple

Uninspired and trapped by the middle-class rat race, Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil followed their dreams of adventure around the world.<p>On paper, my husband Dave and I lived an enviable life. It was late 2006, and Dave was a successful rigging gaffer in the thriving Toronto film industry while I …

Everest Base Camp

Stockholm’s Newest Bakery Proves the City's Bread Scene is on the ‘Rise’

Stockholm is in the middle of a baking boom—in recent years, the caliber of bakeries and <i>konditori</i> has skyrocketed. The city’s bakers are …

European Travel

The Best Wetsuits to Surf Year Round

Spending hours out in the water dropping in on waves isn’t a bad way to spend a day. But spend too long out in the water, even relatively warm water, …

Die Hard