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Artist Spends Over a Decade Carving Out Elaborate Caverns By Hand

Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the …

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How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?

Sailors across cultures thought the aquatic mammals were young women of the sea.<p>It's that time of year when manatees, the slow-moving aquatic mammals of the southeast coast of North America, start to migrate south into warmer waters—and often run into trouble.<p>In Florida, many of the languid …

How Chef Alex Bois Creates Some of the Country's Best Bread and Bagels

Chef Alex Bois is churning out some of the country's best bread and bagels. We get a look inside his process<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen*, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice</i> …

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Supermassive black holes could be part of an interstellar cosmic web

Astronomers have discovered that the black holes at the center of some galaxies are strangely aligned with other black holes across billions of light …

Four Weird Ways Animals Sense the World

Creatures like crabs, butterflies, snakes, and octopuses sense the world in unusual ways.<p>When humans sniff in order to smell something, we draw a quick puff of air into our nostrils and over chemoreceptors in our nasal cavity. But octopuses, butterflies, and other animals don't have noses like …

Gravity may have saved the universe after the Big Bang, say researchers

(Phys.org) —New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang.<p>Studies of …

Costa 2014 book awards shortlist includes first novel by ex-Mormon

A once devout Mormon who replaced the rules and rigours of her religion for the freedoms and joys of writing has been shortlisted for one of the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes.<p>Carys Bray and her book A Song for Issy Bradley was named on Tuesday as one of four writers who will compete for the …

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

Adorable Blind Rescued Owl Has Eyes That Look Like Twinkling Stars

Meet Zeus, a blind Western screech owl with eyes that look like windows to another galaxy glittering with stars. The adorable little owl was found lying on a porch one morning after he flew into the side of the house because he was unable to see where he was going. After a visit to the vet, the …

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …