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Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms

“Imagination is the precursor to policy, the precondition to action. Imagination, like wonder, allows us to value something.”<p><b>Beatrix Potter</b> (July 28, 1866–December 22, 1943) is one of the most beloved and influential storytellers of all time. <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit</i> and her other gloriously …

Books

The Internet Of Sound

How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound.<p>A Brief History<p>Let’s rewind. The history of sound-as-signal is deep. In the beginning, horns, drums and bells rang the alarm, roused the …

Internet of Things

Why I Write in PowerPoint

When writing business documents (aside from emails), most people turn to word-processing software. That’s not the only option. You can do everything — outlines, drafts, revisions, and even layouts, if you’d like — in PowerPoint or similar presentation programs.<p>That’s what I’ve used to write my …

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

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The Walking Dead season 6: Merritt Wever, Ethan Embry exclusive first looks

<i>From now until our huge fall TV preview hits newsstands Sept. 10, EW is bringing you 50 scoops in 50 days. Follow the hashtag #50Scoops50Days on</i> …

Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

Ever splashed yourself with coffee or sat a dripping cup down on a white tablecloth? Then you're well aware of the beverage's staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.<p>For artist Maria Aristidou, it all started with a latte. "I was working on another commission …

Coffee

The story of Windows 10 from inside Microsoft

The company's latest trick: listening to its users<p><b>Windows 10 has a lot to live up to</b>. Microsoft has made a lot of promises about it. And oddly enough, we’ve heard most of them before, with Windows 8. Both were designed to acknowledge and embrace mobile and mobile apps, work well on touchscreens as …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>Last year, a similar amendment by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) to protect state-legal industrial hemp programs passed 237-170. This year, it passed 289-142, just on the cusp of a veto-proof majority, a threshold that sponsors are always shooting for …

Today is a blue moon: What does that really mean, anyway?

Today, people the world over are learning the origins of the expression “once in a blue moon.”<p>That’s because the second full moon in a month, known as a “blue moon,” will be appearing in the Americas this evening (a little after 8pm ET, although technically it already revealed itself at 6:43am …

Astronomy

Why LinkedIn's acquisition of Lynda.com is important

3 Easy Steps to Making Small Talk Suck Less

Raise your hand if you hate small talk.<p>For many, it’s up there with interviewing and public speaking and other highly feared (translation: detested) …

25 Psychological Life Hacks that Will Help You Gain the Advantage in Social Situations

Social situations are among the most important in our lives. Yet, there is a huge chance that you are oblivious to the plethora of unwritten social …

Healthy Pizza Is a Real Thing, and It's Easy to Make!

The latest research warns we may be eating too much pizza, but the food can actually be a healthy meal option<p>Researchers are zeroing in on what they …

How to Grill Pizza Right (and Win at Summer)

Making your own grilled pizza may seem a little intimidating at first (damn you, burnt dough), but soon it will become your favorite delicious summer staple.<p>Even if you're a bona fide master at grilling steaks, chicken, fish, and veggies, there's something about putting raw dough on the grill that …

Look for These Fruits and Veggies at Your Farmers’ Market Now

That stash of frozen veggies has been your friend in good times and bad. Now it’s time to give it a break from your dinner rotation and get yourself to a market ASAP. From New York to New Mexico, summer produce is in full swing and we’ve got the scoop on what’s in season and where. Eating locally …