Margaret MacLellan

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Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

World Water Day 2014 on Instagram

Around the world, 1.2 billion people—nearly a fifth of the planet—lack access to clean water. To call attention to the plight, the United Nations …

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Don't ever hesitate. Reblog this. TUMBLR RULE. When you see it, REBLOG IT.<p><b></b> The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines …

Researchers quantify toxic ocean conditions during major extinction

UC Riverside-led study points to an ancient oxygen-free and hydrogen sulfide-rich ocean that may foreshadow our future.<p>Oxygen in the atmosphere and …

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<b>Bee brains challenge view that larger brains are superior at understanding conceptual relationships</b><p>The humble honeybee may not seem very intelligent …

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October 23rd, 2013 at 6:09AM<p>The nontroversy starts with a tweet or a quote ripped from an interview. It only needs a line or two because a paragraph …

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Charlie, Gentle Great Dane, Is Able To Instinctually Identify 3-Year-Old Brianna Lynch's Oncoming Seizures (PHOTO)

Charlie the Great Dane is so much more than a pet to a family from County Clare in Ireland.<p>The primary role he plays is that of bodyguard to their 3-year-old daughter Brianna Lynch.<p><b>Story continues after photo.</b><p>Brianna suffers from epilepsy and experiences frequent seizures, the Clare Champion …

Facebook Plea Helps Julia Mauer Find Long Lost Brother After 12 Years (PHOTO)

Julia Mauer has been searching for her long lost brother for five years, but it wasn't until she took her search public on Tuesday that she was finally able to find him.<p>According to ABC7, Mauer and her brother, Isaiah Luke (his last name wasn't reported), share the same mother but have different …

Maria Keller, 13-Year-Old Minnesota Girl, Donates 1 Million Books

At age 8, Maria Keller, of Orono, Minn., learned that not all children own a book. Determined to do something about it, she declared she would donate 1 million books to kids in need by the time she turned 18.<p>Keller not only reached her goal this week, she did it five years early.<p>On Tuesday, a …

Betty Crocker Supports Gay Families In Heartwarming Video

What a sweet surprise, and just in time for National Coming Out Day!<p>Betty Crocker released a heartwarming video today showcasing not only the company's support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, but a commitment to highlighting and celebrating the diversity of families. The …

Haitian families to sue UN for compensation over cholera deaths

Human rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit against the United Nations seeking compensation for the families of thousands of Haitians who died of cholera as a result of sanitation lapses at a UN camp.<p>The class action claim comes just days before the UN formally renews the mandate of Minustah, the …

India's abandoned widows struggle to survive

<b>The Hindu temple town of Vrindavan, a few hours south-east of Delhi, is known by another name locally: it's called the city of widows.</b><p>While most come here to find religion, many come because they have nowhere else to go. Others are just dumped here by families who no longer want to pay for their …

Dramatic New Underwater Statues by Jason deCaires Taylor

British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has just unveiled his latest cement sculptures to join the over 500 others off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. The monumental museum, called the MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte), is one of those unique places to see art, as all of the statues are found …

A Camera That Turns Real Scenes Into Toy-Like Dioramas

The Bonzart Ampel delivers optically playful tilt-shift photography to amateur photographers.<p>In 2010, Uniqlo released one of their early digital products (they now have a mini arsenal of them) as part of a branding platform. The online calendar displayed monochromatic dates and times, alongside a …

Inflatable Architecture Airs In The Streets of Copenhagen

Designed to disappear, 13 extraordinary, air-filled, shape-shifting structures transform the Danish capital.<p>Marco Canevacci is not your typical architect. A member of Berlin-based architectural collective Plastique Fantastique, Canevacci isn’t interested in building buildings. Instead, he and a …

Rapha City Cycling Guides

Seeing a city by bike undoubtedly lends to experiences not found on motorized transportation. Rapha, global purveyors of stylishly functional road gear and Rapha cycle clubs, understand this and are launching a series of bike-based travel guides for eight cities across Europe. To give the …

Playful Animal Sculptures Embedded Into Children's Hospital

To a child, visits to the doctor can be a frightening ordeal, but even a simple image or familiar creature could help alleviate that fear. That's why the aptly named <i>Giraffe Childcare Center</i> designed by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes is just what the doctor ordered. The children's hospital features …

Incredible Hand-Carved Wood Sculptures of Surreal Figures

Sculptor Morgan Herrin takes his time to perfect each of his hand-carved wooden sculptures. Each piece in the dedicated craftsman's collection takes over a year to complete, resulting in intricately detailed works of art. Using otherwise cheap and disposable materials like construction grade 2×4's, …

Ai Weiwei's Forever Bicycles Installation Stuns Toronto

Last night in Toronto, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei presented a new version of his incredible <i>Forever Bicycles</i> installation. As the centerpiece of this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the all-night contemporary art event that takes over city streets, 3,144 bicycles, the most Weiwei has used …

Support victims of rights abuses in Russia

In Berlin on 7 October we are holding a concert, To Russia With Love, in support of the innocent victims of violence and human rights violations in Russia, and to show solidarity with all those who hold dear Russia's future. On 7 October 2006, the renowned journalist and human rights activist, Anna …

A Brief History of the Jetpack

From James Bond to JetLev, we trace humanity's quest to build this extremely unnatural way to get high.<p>From James Bond to JetLev, we trace humanity's quest to build this extremely unnatural way to get high.

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Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring.<p>"We know the average American reaction to insects," says Sam Droege, head of the U.S. Geological Survey Bee Inventory and …

Underwater aeroplanes: The new toy for the super rich

Not content with superyachts and private planes, the wealthiest individuals are now turning their attention to aeroplanes that fly underwater.<p>The billionaires who crowded into the Monaco yacht show last week wanted to see more than just Rupert Murdoch's $29.7m superyacht Rosehearty which was …

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