Mikaela H.

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Witches, Dinosaurs, and Athletes: The Art of Woonyoung Jung

Occasionally I stumble across someone’s art that is so delightful that it makes me smile every time I see it. Woonyoung’s paintings are just that. He …

Art

In the Quantum World, Physics Gets Philosophical

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow. I want you to try something. I want you to look around and observe the world around you for a …

Quantum Mechanics

IKEA launches indoor garden that can grow food all year-round

If you’ve always wanted to grow your own veggies and herbs, but don’t have a yard where you can set up a garden, IKEA has the perfect product for …

How to Keep Bad Bugs Out Of Your Vegetable Garden #Organic_Gardening

Gardening<p>One of the best ways to control the insects and pests that damage the plants in your garden is by allowing helpful pests in that will drive …

The extinction inside our guts

The world is facing an extinction event. Hundreds of species are disappearing from their native habitat. This impending extinction is distinct from the plight of the polar bears or frog populations and is not a result of global warming or deforestation. It's happening within our guts, which are …

Microbiology

These Probiotics For Plants Could Help Feed The World

A new startup called Indigo is engineering the microbiome of our crops.<p>Agriculture has a math problem. To feed an extra two billion people by 2050—the equivalent of six more United States—the world will need to increase crop production by 70% to 100%. But yield gains have slowed to just 1% a year, …

Farming

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world

After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud, and we’ll be honest with you, we …

Architectural Watercolors of a Dreamlike Warsaw by Tytus Brzozowski | Colossal

<p>Architect and watercolorist Tytus Brzozowski imagines a dreamlike world where giant structures rest on towering stilts and trains seem to emerge …

Male mice bred without Y chromosomes

This little white mouse may look ordinary, but he's actually the first male mouse bred with no trace of a Y chromosome. And, despite this lack of Y …

A Floating Bonsai Tree That Defies Gravity With Magnets

That’s no moon.<p>The pages of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic novella, <i>The Little Prince</i>, contain a magnificent drawing of a floating moon, overgrown by baobab trees. That image–or maybe the floating plant islands in James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>–is what comes to mind when I look at the Air Bonsai, a …

Video: A physicist puts his “life on the line” for the love of science

Explaining complex theories of physics to the average person is tough, so physicist Andreas Wahl took another approach: performing a death defying stunt.<p>Wahl wanted to explain Newton’s second law of circular motion and how objects with a centripetal force (which compels them to travel in a curved …

Physics

Articles about bright red farmhouse style home thats surprisingly modern inside on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Nantucket is an affluent zip code off the coast of Massachusetts known for its quintessentially New England charm,...<p>A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more …

Architecture

Earth may have ‘hairy’ dark matter around it, new study suggests

It looks like Earth might have “hair” – mysterious dark matter that’s sprouting around it, a new NASA experiment has shown. The discovery might be …

The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us and Why Befriending Our Neediness Is Essential for Happiness

“Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature, they are parts, highly complex and messy parts, of this creature’s reasoning itself.”<p><i>“The power of ‘the Eye of the Heart,’ which produces insight, is vastly superior to the power of thought, which</i> …

Self-sufficiency

The Still Point of the Turning World: T.S. Eliot Reads His Timelss Ode to the Nature of Time in a Rare Recording

“Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind cannot bear very much reality.”<p><i>“[Is] only the present comprehended?”</i> Patti Smith asked in her marvelous meditation on time and transformation. Generations earlier, at the same moment in history when Virginia Woolf was busy contemplating the elasticity of time …

Literature

Quantum Physicists Find Pi in a Very Strange Place

An accidental discovery.<p>A pair of scientists from the University of Rochester has discovered something unexpected lurking far down in the mathematical depths of quantum mechanics: pi.<p>To be sure, pi, the endlessly repeating constant describing the ratio between a circle's circumference and its …

Quantum Mechanics