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A closer look at the TRAPPIST-1 system

<i>The planets around TRAPPIST-1 are being bombarded by tremendously strong stellar winds. This partially strips them of their atmospheres and poses a</i> …

archatlas: The Art of Roberto Burle Marx Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was one of the most influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, yet he is not a familiar figure outside of his native Brazil. He is best known for his iconic seaside pavements on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, and for his abstract, geometric garden designs. But his work encompasses an enormous range of artistic forms and styles: Burle Marx was a painter and sculptor; a designer of textiles, jewelry, theater sets, and costumes; a ceramicist and stained-glass artist. He was an avid art collector, a talented baritone, a consummate cook, and a visionary self-taught botanist and ecologist. For him, all these endeavors were equally important, facets of one another. Previously featured project Sitio here. Images and text via + via (via archatlas)

Art

Picture this: Your vacation photos. In print. Online. For the world to see. See how

Summer vacation is still on — and we'd love to see pictures of where you've been. For the seventh year, the Los Angeles Times' Travel section is asking readers to share their best photos for the print and online edition of Summer of 2016 Photo Fiesta on Sept. 18.<p>You have to have taken photos …

Evan McMullin’s presidential run could potentially blow up the Republican Party

<b>Donald Trump; Evan McMullin (Reuters/Brian Snyder/Wikimedia/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The former CIA and Goldman Sachs employee just might manage to destroy the GOP’s shrinking electoral coalition<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>August 14, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Since last week, political obsessives have been scrambling …

Who owns the wind? We do, Wyoming says, and it's taxing those who use it

Not long after it became clear that the robust winds that blow down from the Rocky Mountains and across the sea of sagebrush here could produce plenty of profit in a world that wants more renewable energy, some of the more expansive minds in the Wyoming Legislature began entertaining a lofty …

Renewable Energy

Photographer pilot captures stunning snap of storm over the Pacific Ocean

A talented photographer has captured the exciting moment a lightning flash lights up a colossal Cumulonimbus cloud.<p>This stunning image was captured from the cockpit by pilot and photographer Santiago Borja while en route to South America recently. The picture displays the breath-taking power of a …

SKYFALL HOUSE (scheme 2)

SKYFALL HOUSE (scheme 2)<p>Description<p>This Project is the final result of the evolution of the Skyfall House. Modifications of the project has to …

Okuda turns a dreary Hong Kong building into a giant kaleidoscopic bear

The world is a more colorful place thanks to Okuda San Miguel . The Madrid-based artist transforms everyday spaces into breathtaking, vibrant …

Weed Nutella, Slurpee Donuts, and a Spice Girl's Spinach Request in This Week's Food News

Weed nutella and Slurpee donuts are a match made both in heaven and in this week's food news.<p><i>There’s a lot that goes on in the food world every week, and like an ice cream cone on a summer day, it can melt away before you have time to enjoy it all. So we’ve rounded up the week’s most eye-catching</i> …

Bachelorette Party

Meet the Next Superfood Flour Coming Straight from a Science Lab

Crystal ball (and a food scientist) says the most exciting thing in coffee's future is baked goods.<p>What if you could temper the crazy blood sugar spike you get from eating a chocolate chip muffin...with an ingredient baked into the muffin? And what if that ingredient was not only something totally …

Coffee

Here's why Peyton Manning is a better playoff QB (barely) than Tom Brady

One stat says Peyton Manning is better than Tom Brady in the playoffs. Take that, narrative.<p>By topping the Patriots on Sunday, the Broncos are giving …

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

Cast Iron Skillet

Alarm Grows in Hong Kong Over the Fate of a Missing Publisher

The wife of a missing publisher of books critical of China’s ruling Communist Party has withdrawn the report of his disappearance that she filed with …