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.
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 Showgirl Costumes
Showgirls in Las Vegas has a variety of sexy costumes to choose from. Please click on the smaller picture below to view …
Saying "shit happens" indicates events are random, have no meaning and there is no accountability or responsibility. It indicates such events could …
“The sounds uttered by birds offer in several respects the nearest analogy to language,” Charles Darwin wrote in “The Descent of Man” (1871), while …Evolution
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
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 …Storytelling
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
The fast-moving field of mixing animal and human DNA may need new ethical or regulatory boundaries for some experiments, a British panel …DNA
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
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 …
Coffee growers in Costa Rica bolster bird biodiversity by leaving patches of their plantations as untouched rainforest.
A new study suggests birds …
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
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 …Algae
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
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 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 …
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
scissors ( 1 )
• yards of Fabric ( 2 x 1 1/2 )
• roll of thread ( 1 )
• Needle ( 1 )
Ready to make? Find out how …Crochet
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 …DIY
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 …Environment
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 …
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 …
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.