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Cuando Koko, la gorila que usaba el lenguaje de signos, "chateó" con más de 10.000 personas

El 21 de junio fue un día triste: la gorila Koko, conocida por aprender a comunicarse por lenguaje de signos, fallecía a sus 46 años. Un simio que …

Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated through sign-language, dies at age 46

Remembering, as Koko once put it, a 'fine-gorilla-person.'<p>Koko, the gorilla famous for her ability to communicate using American Sign Language, died in her sleep Tuesday morning at age 46. Her passing leaves the world to mourn the loss of a most beloved primate, who gave humans an unprecedented …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

So we're gonna pretend these refugees aren't a result of our actions in Central America?

<b>Executive Summary</b><p>The four countries discussed in this report, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, share a history as well as contemporary …

Sociology

Everything You Need to Know Before Joining a Rock Climbing Gym

Ready to scurry to the heavens? We asked a few experts to share the most important things novices need to know.<p>If you ever want to see a guy with jaw-droppingly shredded forearms, you can go one of two places: a jar-opening competition, or a rock climbing gym. Option two yields fewer dill pickles, …

Climbing

Amazon's 10 Best Books Of The Year So Far Are Perfect For Your Summer Reading Plans

2018 is only half over, but so many truly incredible books have already been released. In the past six months, readers have been treated to dozens of …

Books

I asked 12 authors to share the book that changed their life, and their responses are deeply moving

Everybody has that one book. The one that came along at the exact right moment and made you feel comforted, heard, inspired, or less alone. It’s not …

Books

15 Nifty Things You Can Get From Amazon For Under $20 To Help The Earth

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Shopping

The Queen stayed up last night to watch her horse win a prestigious race in America

Despite having an early morning for Trooping the Colour, The 92-year-old Queen stayed up until the early hours last night to watch her horse race in …

Royal Family

Stunning Woodblock Prints Depicting David Bowie as a Traditional Japanese Sorcerer and Magician

The Japanese artisans of the Ukiyo-e Project have created absolutely stunning woodblock prints depicting different personas of David Bowie in …

David Bowie

A 350-Square-Foot NYC Studio Feels Much Bigger Than It Is

Name: Angie Teater Location: Midtown East — New York, NY Size: 350 square feet Years lived in: 8 years, renting Have you ever seen a dining room, …

Dining Rooms

Vinicunca: cómo se explica la belleza de la montaña de los siete colores que atrae a miles de turistas en Perú

A unos 100 kilómetros al sureste de Cusco, Perú, existe un arcoíris hecho montaña.<p>Se trata de la montaña de los Siete Colores, también conocida como Vinicunca o Arcoíris.<p>El peregrinaje en los Andes peruanos en busca de la Estrella de la Nieve<p>El monte se encuentra en la Cordillera del Vilcanota a …

Esta calle de Barcelona es la que todos querríamos en nuestro barrio

Tiempo de lectura <b>11 minutos</b><p>Sin franquicias, sus negocios dependen de un empresariado creativo y con otra forma de entender el consumo. <b>De piezas</b> …

Vintage Wooden Panels, Brick and Ingenuity : Graha Lakon in Indonesia

It is not very often that you see homeowners get involved in the nitty-gritty aspects of home architecture and design. There are fewer occasions when …

Interior Design

My Quest For The True Story Of Charles Manson Brought Me Face-To-Face With Evil

He gave me an almost half smile as he strode down the whitewashed prison corridor, his lanky frame settling in to a chair only three feet away from me. Then, only stale air separated me from Charles “Tex” Watson, the self-proclaimed right-hand man of cult leader and murderer Charles Manson.<p>He was …

Crime

The 3-Ingredient, Microwavable Treat That Got Me Through College

It was my senior year of college and my journalism professor had assigned us the fairly straightforward task of making a dish and writing about it. But I had a problem: I lived in a sorority house where an antiquated microwave, communal refrigerator, and beat-up toaster comprised our entire kitchen.<p>…

Dessert

The best way to tell if someone is a conservative

No elaborate catechism is required to determine whether someone is a conservative. A single question, as simple as it is infallible, suffices: For whom would you have voted in the presidential election of 1912?<p>That year, a former president and a future president ran against the incumbent president, …

Political Science

The 20-Minute Way To Fill Your Big Blank Walls

Let's talk tapestries. They're the perfect solution for that big empty wall, for helping sound proof thin walls, for replacing headboards when …

Woodworking

Artist makes enormous, incredibly detailed paper flowers

Tiffanie Turner has mastered the art of the paper flower to the point that she can make enormous crepe-paper blooms that still somehow look …

Veggie Burger Recipes That'll Make You A Believer

They're so much better than they used to be.<p>In the dawn of the commercial veggie burger era, it seemed our only options were frozen patties made by the likes of Boca Burger, Gardenburger and MorningStar Farms. Their intentions were good, they didn’t contain meat, and ... well, those are the only …

Vegan

Learn the art of hand-pulling noodles by two masters

Here where I live in Alameda, California, there's a Chinese restaurant where they hand-pull noodles behind a window in the back of the room. The …

New York City

‘No broken bones … no major scars’: Parents deny torturing 10 children found living in filth

Ten children have been removed from a home in Fairfield, Calif., where police say they were tortured, burned, beaten and even shot with a pellet gun while living amid squalor and abuse of all kinds.<p>All of this allegedly took place inside a bright, gable-roofed, four-bedroom house that looks from …

Crime

Frank Frazetta Painting Sets Record At Chicago Comic Art Auction

The work by the late fantasy artist sold for $1.79 million Thursday. The auction continues through Saturday.<p>CHICAGO, IL — Heritage Auctions set two …

Costa Rica poised to become world's first fossil fuel-free country

Dutifully picking up where his carbon neutrality-aspiring predecessor left off, newly elected Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado made <i>quite</i> the …

Streamline Device Charging With This High-Speed 3-in-1 Cable

If you're one of the millions of Americans juggling more than three electronic devices, you know the hassle of having to constantly carry multiple …

Photo: Pygmy pipehorse flaunts its frippery

Well, hello, curious little creature.<p>This is a Sydney's pygmy pipehorse. A rare relative of the seahorse, members of this species (<i>Idiotropiscis</i> …

​Rihanna's Savage x Fenty Lingerie Line Includes 7 Shades of Nude Underwear

And the bras range from 32A to a 44DD.<p>Attention, world: Rihanna’s first lingerie collection is here. After teasing us for weeks about her Savage x Fenty line, the singer has finally released all 90 pieces. There's lingerie! sleepwear! accessories! There are even four capsule collections—lines …

Don't Go Camping Without This Inflatable Solar-Powered Lamp and Battery Pack

It's waterproof, inflatable, and can catch a charge from a USB or the sun.<p>With warmer weather here, you're likely going to be spending a lot more …

Gardening 101: String of Pearls

String of Pearls: <i>Senecio rowleyanus</i><p>The succulent string of pearls, with its small green bubbles along a slender stem, recalls the plastic pop-apart …

Camera-toting stray dogs join the fight against crime in Thailand

Is this the warm, furry face of mass surveillance?<p>It’s never a good time to be a street dog. That's especially true in Thailand, where the animals …