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13 Misused Book Quotes & What They Actually Mean When Read In Context

Whether it's printed on an inspirational sweatshirt or posted in an Instagram caption, no one can resist a good book quote. The only problem is, some …

Literature

New Species of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered in Borneo

When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian “exploding ants” do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have …

Insects

This Guy Built an Aluminum Medium Format Camera at Home

Photographer Lucus Landers has built one of the most impressive do-it-yourself cameras we’ve ever seen. Called the Landers AL6, it’s an all-aluminum …

Cameras

A Fascinating Mossy Leaf Gecko Whose Pebbly Skin Matches the Bark of Trees for Excellent Camouflage

As part of their continuing Planet Earth series, Great Big Story profiled a really interesting mossy leaf-tailed gecko whose camouflaging skin looks …

Nature

Why You Should Delete Your Instagram

I recently stumbled upon an extremely thought-provoking talk by Jaron Lanier, describing social media as a ‘Behavior Modification Empire‘. This is …

Street Photography

Dog hair everywhere? These pet hair products actually work

If you have a cat or dog, you know the pain of having pet hair everywhere. It gets on the sofa, on hardwood floors and carpets, and it even shows up …

Pets

Here’s What It Looks Like Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of a Well-Traveled Artist

Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary. By illustrating his daily experiences, observations, ideas, and memories, Naranja considers his ongoing project as “a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy and also a part of [him].” …

Art

Teaching Without Words

By Dr. Jonathan Wai | Oct 17, 2012<p>Synopsis<p>A conversation with researcher Matthew Peterson on how he created a program to teach math without …

Education

15 Easy Home Hacks Your Future Self Will Thank You For

Future-you will be so proud. H/T /r/LifeProTips.<p>"This has saved me more pairs of socks then I can count." —PM-ME-INTENSE-DOGGOS<p>—itdcole<p>"It lasts practically forever, and you can always find replacements to match. I bought plain black chairs for $18 each. Same ones from the restaurant I used to work …

Home Improvement

David Allan Peters' Carved Paintings Are Too Gratifying Not to Touch

4 reasons to collect David Allan Peter's carved paintings:<p>1. To truly understand the work of David Allan Peters, you have to know the process behind …

Art

New version of Pixatool, great app for turning images into pixel art

Pixatool (previously), an excellent app that turns any image into perfectly-tuned pixel art, is already on its second edition: a complete rewrite …

Pixel Art

Photographer Tiptoes Through The Tulips To Shoot Harvest Mice, And The Result Will Make Your Day

Having one of those days? With so much craziness going on out there at the moment, sometimes what we all need is a break, time to switch off from it …

Cute Animals

Dramatic Photos of Our World From Above

This photographer provides a bird's-eye view of urban and natural wonders.<p>Photography is a meditative practice for Toronto photographer Gary Cummins. Working in the construction industry by day, Cummins relishes his nights and weekends to explore his sky-high passion. “Photography for me is mainly …

Photography

Does Math Make You Smarter?

Does studying mathematics enhance your overall mental prowess?<p>Abraham Lincoln certainly believed so, embarking on the arduous task of mastering Euclid’s treatises on geometry to increase his cognitive capacities, in particular his linguistic and logical abilities. This idea — that mathematics …

Mathematics

The most divisive work in all of modern art: all-white paintings

Modern art museum patrons are often confounded by all-white paintings like those of Robert Ryman. Like, what the hell? It’s just a white painting? “I …

Art

Scientists are fighting to save an endangered turtle that rocks a green mohawk and literally breathes out of its butt

With its punk rocker barnet and rather unusual ability to breathe underwater through its genitals, the Mary River turtle is not like most of us. Unfortunately, however, a new assessment shows that it is also struggling to survive.<p>The unorthodox turtle has made it onto a new list of Evolutionarily …

Zoology

Interview: Artist Challenges Gender Norms Through Sensual Oil Paintings of Men

Canadian-born, Barcelona-based figurative painter Alessandro Tomassetti explores different sides of masculinity with his oil paintings. Through his use of classical technique, he undermines the standard trope of the male portrait via his sensual, intimate depictions of his models. Not shown as …

Art

4 Tools for Teaching Teamwork and Collaboration in the Classroom

Everyone — from businesses to sports franchises — is on a quest to crack the code of the perfect team. Google spent years studying their working …

Teaching

People are struggling to guess how many triangles are actually in this viral photo — see if you can figure it out

If you're a fan of brain teasers, you'll love the latest one sweeping the Internet.<p>On Monday, journalist Jitesh Pillaai shared a black-and-white drawing of several triangles hidden within one triangle and asked social media users to identify just how many of them they could find.<p>The brain teaser …

Social Media

31 great books for students, chosen by students

During the school year, most of the books that students read have been assigned to them by their teachers and parents. We wanted to know: what are …

Books

Puppy With A Heart-Shaped Nose KNOWS How Cute He Is

“Can't take him anywhere without being mobbed, but he loves all the attention. He is cute and he knows it!"<p>When Wiley first arrived in his new home, …

Pets

The Artist Who Plays With Her Food

“Red” Hong Yi’s plated creations are entirely edible.<p>Artist “Red” Hong Yi once recreated Ai Weiwei’s face from 20,000 sunflower seeds. She’s depicted …

Ice Cream

Life-Sized Wire Animal Sculptures Look Perfectly at Home in Natural Environments

Artist Candice Bees is a woman of many creative talents. Formally trained as an illustrator, her practice has since shifted into making wire animal sculptures. But she hasn’t abandoned her drawing sensibilities; instead, she bundles the metal wire into dense forms that have an energetic quality to …

Sculpture

Scribit robot could soon be drawing on your walls

Like a smaller indoor version of the firm's one-off 2015 Vertical Plotter, Scribit moves on a 2-axis plane across vertical surfaces such as walls, …

Drawing

Three schoolboys found suicidal man about to jump off bridge - they grabbed him and didn't let go

Three boys were coming home from school when they found themselves in the middle of a harrowing situation.<p>A deeply troubled man was sitting on the …

Sociology

Hear Beowulf and Gawain and the Green Knight Read in Their Original Old and Middle English by an MIT Medievalist

Many a mocking critique floats around pointing out that some people who tell their multilingual neighbors to “speak English” seem to have a lot of …

Language

The Wednesday Morning Math Challenge: Week 1 Answers | by John Urschel

Below, you’ll find the answers to last week’s puzzles. For those who didn’t get a chance, if you would like to take a crack at the Week 1 challenge, …

Computer Science

Probiotics and Gut Health : 5 Important Facts Everyone Should Know

Today, health management through food is a hot topic as consumers continue to look for ways to improve their overall well-being by making changes to what they eat.<p>According to a report published by Schieberg research: “gut health” and “bloating” are some of the popular search terms when it came to …

Holistic Medicine

An artist with a background in physics builds sculptures that disappear into thin air

Julian Voss-Andreae, a sculptor with a background in physics and mathematics, builds sculptures that seem to vanish into thin air.

Sculpture

Storm over Bluffton

Last week during a workshop demo, we were gathered on a wide screened porch, watching the swirling clouds over Bluffton. It was the opportune moment …

Weather