Alexis Merritt

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7 Things Historical Women Wore Under Their Skirts

Underwear historians were shaken to their foundation garments in 2012 when what appeared to be a 15th century bra and underpants were discovered …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

UK bans bloggers for 'public good'

US anti-Islam activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. EPA/FREDRIK PERSSON, SWEDEN<p>Controversial American bloggers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer were denied entry into the United Kingdom where they were scheduled to speak at an English Defence League (EDL) march in Woolwich. Geller and Spencer …

Citizen Journalism

North London Townhouse Interior Design by LLI Design

When these homeowners purchased this new build, 3000 square foot townhouse in North London’s Crouch End, they turned it over to LLI Design during the …

Peter Stasek Architects - Corporate Architecture - Project - Light Center Speyer, greater frankfurt area - Image-4

prevnext<p><b>Photographer:</b> Lena Rübsam<p>Pin It<p>Team<p>+ Was your company involved?<p>Manufacturers & product spec sheet<p>+ Were your products used?

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/06/13/burton-residence-by-marmol-radziner/ Burton Residence by Marmol Radziner

Mexican Beauty, Casa Almare

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>Located in Mexico, on one of the most stunning beaches of Jalisco, this wondrous example of contemporary architecture is designed to include a …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/06/28/the-charmer-by-jonathan-segal-architect/ The Charmer by Jonathan Segal Architect

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/06/28/two-hulls-house-by-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects/ Two Hulls House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Leviathan Wakes

• <b>Author:</b> James S. A. Corey<p><b>The first book in the landmark</b> <b>Expanse series,</b> <b>now a major television series from Syfy!</b> <i>Leviathan Wakes</i> is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar …

The Lost Gate

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card<p>Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the …

Earth Unaware

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston<p>A hundred years before <i>Ender's Game</i>, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies.<p>The mining ship <i>El Cavador</i> is …

Ender in Exile

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card<p>After twenty-three years, Orson Scott Card returns to his acclaimed best-selling series with the first true, direct sequel to the classic <i>Ender's Game</i>.<p>In <i>Ender’s Game</i>, the world’s most gifted children were taken from their families and sent to an elite training school. At …

The Hobbit (Enhanced Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> J. R. R. Tolkien<p>This deluxe edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and full-color illustrations, …

10 Magical Facts About Unicorns

Just because unicorns are mythical doesn’t mean they haven’t had a real impact on history. Just ask a narwhal!<p><b>1.</b> The first known depiction of a …

Dead as a dodo? There's life in this old bird yet

Malgosia Novak-Kemp lifts the lid and there in the shoe-box-like container, nestled on a bed of tissue paper, are the grizzled remains of a …

From DARPA, A Virtual Tool To Revolutionize Robotics

The DARPA-funded Gazebo simulation software could make robotics accessible to everyone.<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the most ambitious robot competition in history, cleared a key milestone yesterday. The Pentagon's research wing announced the results of the Virtual Robotics Challenge, a …

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

There's a super moon at the end of the road

What Actually Happened At The Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court issued two big decisions on Wednesday. So, what did the decisions do? What did the decisions not do? What remains up in the air?<p>In the first case, Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act — the portion of the 1996 law that defined "marriage" and "spouse" as referring only to …

LGBTQI

Christie: I'd Veto Same-Sex Bill

Where gray hair is a plus

Think you need to be in your 20s to launch a hot startup?<p>Not on Capitol Hill.<p>In Washington, it actually pays to be in your 60s when you’re starting a new business — at least on K Street.<p>Take Sens. John Breaux, a Democrat, and Trent Lott, a Republican. The longtime friends and former staff members …

How Much Does the House Hate Immigration?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Many House Republicans say they dislike the Senate's immigration reform bill — which passed on …

Ethiopia’s tech hopefuls

<b>When it comes to technology and innovation, Ethiopia appears a long way away from the rest of Africa's rising "silicon savannahs."</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessTaking on the 'patent trolls'Egypt's revolution inspires tech start-upsWorking alone to come together betterInventing the …

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