Margaret Atwood

1 Magazine | 62 Articles | 1,581 Followers | @MargaretAtwood | Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than thirty-five countries is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, she is also the author of the acclaimed novels Cat's Eye, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, as well as the first two novels in the MaddAddam trilogy, Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.

Meet Snake-girl - the contortionist getting circus audiences in a twist

Nokulunga Buthelezi is standing in a Big Top in London's Docklands with her foot on top of her head. She removes the foot easily and, just as easily, …

Las Vegas Showgirls- Vegas Showgirl Costumes

Las Vegas Showgirl Costumes
Showgirls in Las Vegas has a variety of sexy costumes to choose from. Please click on the smaller picture below to view …

Non-Fiction Titles by Bob Mayer

Saying "shit happens" indicates events are random, have no meaning and there is no accountability or responsibility. It indicates such events could …

How human language could have evolved from birdsong

“The sounds uttered by birds offer in several respects the nearest analogy to language,” Charles Darwin wrote in “The Descent of Man” (1871), while …


The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

The Blog of Barely Imagined Beings

Welcome to the blog of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings. I posted more than a thousand entries between February …

George Monbiot

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his


From Rooftops And Abandoned Lots, An Urban Harvest

From rooftop apiaries in Paris to a vegetable-and-chicken farm in Philadelphia, agriculture has come to the city. Urban farmer Mary Seton Corboy and food writer Jennifer Cockrall-King talk about the future of food in the city. Plus, Tama Matsuoka Wong gives tasty tips for eating garden …

Urban Ecology

Can suits that simulate cat purring keep astronauts healthy?

Human, animal DNA mixing needs oversight

The fast-moving field of mixing animal and human DNA may need new ethical or regulatory boundaries for some experiments, a British panel …


1 in 8 bird species threatened with extinction

One in eight bird species worldwide faces the threat of extinction, according to a report released by Birdlife International.

And it isn't just rare …

Canadian News

Solar-Powered, Spinach-Growing Mars Greenhouse Wins NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge

With the landing of the Mars Rover, many feel we’re closer than ever to establishing the first Mars colony – but there’s still the question of how to …

Bigger profits when coffee growers make room for birds

Coffee growers in Costa Rica bolster bird biodiversity by leaving patches of their plantations as untouched rainforest.

A new study suggests birds …

Honey bee treatment 'applied in wrong way'

Honey bee populations are being allowed to collapse because current treatments are being applied to hives in the wrong way, experts claim.

Bees have been in steep decline in Britain in recent decades due in part to the varroa mite, which is widely blamed for the mysterious “colony collapse disorder” …

UK News

This Facehugging Helmet Feeds You Algae All Day Long

Inspired by a sea slug, designers Burton Nitta envision the symbiotic, sustainable clothing of tomorrow.

In the waters off the east coast of the United States, there is a small sea slug called the eastern emerald elysia that feeds by sucking photosynthetic chloroplasts from a tubular species of …


Harvesting fog to provide drinking water to world's driest regions

A fog-harvesting system that is up to five times more efficient than previous systems at turning airborne water into drinking water has been developed by researchers at MIT in collaboration with colleagues in Chile.

Fog harvesting is not a new technique -- it's already used to pull drinking water …

Drinking Water

Worker Bees on a Rooftop, Ignoring Urban Pleasures

On the rooftops above the office canyons of Midtown Manhattan, there is a corporate life for bees where new colonies pollinate green roofs and produce honey for the lucky tenants working below.

At One Bryant Park last summer, Richard Kohlbrecher, who is allergic to bee venom, first saw hundreds of …

A Lab-Grown Burger Gets a Taste Test

A hamburger made from cow muscle grown in a laboratory was fried, served and eaten in London on Monday in an odd demonstration of one view of the future of food.

According to the three people who ate it, the burger was dry and a bit lacking in flavor. One taster, Josh Schonwald, a Chicago-based …

Make Your Own Crochet Top (Without Crocheting!)

You don’t need any special skills to make this chic crochet top. Why? Because it’s actually made out of a crochet throw. You’ll be shocked at how easy it is to do!

What You’ll Need

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scissors ( 1 )
• yards of Fabric ( 2 x 1 1/2 )
• roll of thread ( 1 )
• Needle ( 1 )

Ready to make? Find out how …


How To Make A DIY Anti-Surveillance Spray

It's illegal, but that's kind of the point.

Incendiary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, known for his highly political art, isn't exactly a fan of surveillance cameras. When Swiss art curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist asked Ai to contribute to a Do-It-Yourself compendium full of projects from artists, Ai designed …


What If We Could Fertilize Crops With Air Instead Of Chemicals?

What do plants need to grow? Soil, water, sunlight. But there’s something else that’s just as important: nitrogen. Most plants are only able to …


Start an Organic Garden Anywhere Using Fizzy Farms Compact Hydroponic Grower

Do you want a healthy organic garden, but find yourself without the space, skill or time to successfully plant one? The Fizzy Farm helps makes …

World’s Tallest Treehouse Built From Reclaimed Wood

When God told Horace Burgess to build a treehouse, he promised that Burgess would never run out of materials. So far he hasn’t. Using tons of …

The northern Hawk Owl is an explosive killer, and extremely hard to capture shot 1/2000 of a second shutter speed and 5 hours in -22 Celsius.

This is the velella, a small free floating hydrozoan. It's currently the only known species in the genus.

Rare albino crow. <3

Nature finds a way. :)

"Invisibility Wetsuits" Hide You From Sharks While You Swim

Surf's up, dude.

The coast of Western Australia has been particularly dangerous place for shark attacks recent years, earning it the distinction of becoming "shark attack capital of the world." Between October 2011 and July 2012, great white sharks killed five people in attacks in the area.

In …