Margaret Atwood

62 Added | 1 Magazine | 31 Following | 1,550 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 <br>Showgirls in Las Vegas has a variety of sexy costumes to choose from. Please click on the smaller picture below to view …

Costumes

Hugh Jackman explains how coffee and a technology that burns manure can help change the world

Most PandoDaily readers, I assume, accept the idea that technology can make our lives better. We lionize companies like Google, Twitter, Intel, …

Hugh Jackman

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

Nature

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

<i>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</i> …

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 …

Can suits that simulate cat purring keep astronauts healthy?

Pets

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 …

Genetics

1 in 8 bird species threatened with extinction

Canada's birds in better shape than most, study says, but situation still dire<p>One in eight bird species worldwide faces the threat of extinction, …

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 - Futurity

Coffee growers in Costa Rica bolster bird biodiversity by leaving patches of their plantations as …

Birds

Environment: News & features

Environment

This Facehugging Helmet Feeds You Algae All Day Long

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

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!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>scissors ( 1 )<br>• yards of Fabric ( 2 x 1 1/2 )<br>• roll of thread ( 1 )<br>• Needle ( 1 )<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how …

Yarn

How To Make A DIY Anti-Surveillance Spray

It's illegal, but that's kind of the point.<p>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 …

Aquaponics

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 …

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"Invisibility Wetsuits" Hide You From Sharks While You Swim

Surf's up, dude.<p>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.<p>In …

Turn your sweat into drinking water

Did you know that 780 million people — that’s two Americas and a Russia — don’t have access to clean drinking water? Well, UNICEF wanted you to know. …

Drinking Water

An environmentally friendly battery made from wood

Scientists have developed a battery made from a sliver of wood coated with tin that shows promise for becoming an environmentally friendly energy …

Clean Energy

Ingenious Tourniquet Invention Saves Lives

An inflatable abdominal tourniquet recently revived two men who were moments away from bleeding to death. The device could have saved three soldiers per month between 2001 and 2010, the U.S. Army says.<p>On June 7 in Birmingham, Ala., a blood-soaked, unconscious 41-year-old man arrived at a hospital …