Melissa Henning Blaylock

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Extinction

Great Barrier Reef may perish by 2030s as ocean temperatures skyrocket, study finds

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's greatest reservoirs of biodiversity.<p>A World Heritage site, it is currently under assault from …

The Week in Review: Global Sea Levels Could ‘More Than Double’

An “unstoppable ice collapse” in the Antarctic could cause sea levels to rise at an extreme rate by the end of the century, according to new research released this week. The study, published in the Journal Nature on Wednesday, suggests major coastal cities including New York, London and Sydney …

9 Books You Should Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Get to them before the directors do!<p>1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Apart from all you Potterheads out there, the majority of people might not know <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> is actually a mini-book released by Newt Scamander a.k.a. J.K. Rowling in 2001. What you most likely …

12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper queue. Need some inspiration? Here are 12 fascinating stories …

Obama Administration

Emptying Tutankhamun's tomb took 8 years of painstaking labor

The deconstruction of<br>Tutankhamun's tomb, in color<p>Every object removed, except one.<p>1923<p>Perhaps surprisingly, the mummy of King Tutankhamun remains …

Archaeology

Secrets of 'lost cities' under the sea revealed, from taxes to goddesses

The secrets of the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, underwater for 1,200 years, are to showcased at the British Museum<p>It is the stuff of legend: the lost city under the sea discovered in tact, revealing a submerged world forgotten for 1,200 years.<p>But the <b>British Museum</b> is stage a major …

The 21 Most Eerily Beautiful Cemeteries Around the World

Cemeteries, long held as a symbol of all things spooky, are so much more than that reputation belies. A stroll down the streets of Père Lachaise in Paris—the final resting place of notables like Oscar Wilde and Édith Piaf—offers a chance to eye the stunningly ornate architecture of 70,000-some …

Buenos Aires

Arte Non-Povera

At the recent London auctions, the Christie’s and Sotheby’s Italian sales brought in a combined $129.3 million—a record for Italian modernism, and just the latest peak in its steady market surge over the last few years. Which might be why New York galleries have offered up a slew of shows of late …

21 Dreamy Canopy Beds

Spend The Night In Elizabeth Taylor's Palm Springs Home

The film star's glamorous home is now available to rent for your next California vacation.<p>Elizabeth Taylor: Screen siren, style icon, and purveyor of great real estate. The British-American actress was a major name during film's golden age, scoring lead roles in movies like <i>Cleopatra</i> and <i>Who's Afraid</i> …

Palm Springs

THE SELECTS: Landscapes by Jay Patel

Arizona
Clothing

Women's brooches: the wish list – in pictures

This season the brooch is key. Seen adorning dresses and jackets on the runway at Prada and adding sparkle to the gothic Victoriana trend at Givenchy, the brooch is the perfect accessory to add decoration to a cropped blazer or minimal black look, or simply adding a touch of embellishment to a neck …

Oscar de la Renta

Beautiful bioluminescent creatures light up the deep ocean

Life adapts in the most beautiful ways. Bioluminescence, though rarely seen in land organisms (with the noteworthy exception of the firefly) is …

NOAA

Human Evolution's Biggest Questions May Find Answers in New Analysis

Recent controversies about human evolution — such as what the ancestor of the human lineage might have been, whether the mysterious "hobbit" was a …

Olivia Wilde Talks Aging, Exercise, And More...

We sat down with the Revlon Brand Ambassador to find out her approach to turning back the clock.<p>Wilde's take on aging: "Women get more beautiful as they get older, you come into your own," she says. "Plus, you figure out what works for you." As for what works for her? "I like simplicity." And …

The Sexy Butt Workout

This season, leather leggings are everything. And so is having the rear view to pull them off.<p>"Getting the right curves here can be tough, especially if you're doing the wrong—or same moves—over and over again," says Ben Hart, a Tier-3 personal trainer at Equinox and co-founder of Qinetic, an …

Helmut Lang

15 of the Coolest Holiday Makeup Ideas

Bring on the sexy, the sultry, and the smolder.<p>You know a holiday beauty look when you see it—maybe there's some glitter strewn about, or a pop of velvety red lipstick. And don't forget that this is the one time of year you get a pass on a little too much highlighter. Now that we're heading into …

Contributor Beauty Awards: best makeup product nominees

75+ Fabulous Designer Foyers

What a way to welcome your guests...<p>You know what they say about first impressions. Make sure the entryway furniture, paint color and seating you choose send the right message (as in, "Wow, you live <i>here</i>?").

Interior Design

Chris and Sam’s Elegant Family Duplex in Edinburgh

(Image credit: Lizzie Ford)<p><b>Name:</b> Sam, Chris, Madeleine and Maggie <b><br>Location:</b> New Town; Edinburgh, Scotland <b><br>Size:</b> 3,000 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1 1/2 …

Living Rooms

House Beautiful on Twitter: "A kitchen where everything is in its right place http://t.co/xS0kBzaEPb http://t.co/g3AdihxMwm"

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

National Parks

Genome study reveals new insight into origins of our species

11/10/2013 06:00:00 PM<p>What does it mean to be human? According to scientists the key lies, ultimately, in the billions of lines of genetic code that …

Government-Funded Study Reveals Vaccine Weakness

A study completed by scientists at the US Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) may have identified one of the weaknesses in our vaccine defense against pertussis.<p>Study author Jason Warfel and colleagues at the US FDA used baboons to examine how protective the acellular pertussis vaccine really is, …