Jessica Hipskind

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Artist Merges Layers of Dirt with Rainbows of Color

<i>Wunderblock</i> is an exhibition of unusually constructed work by Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. Grosse is well known for merging interior spaces and objects to produce vibrant displays of vivid colors. She uses spray paints because she finds them less restricting and because they allow for a …

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Phobias: The rationale behind irrational fears

Recently, this section featured an article about the tarantula <i>Typhochlaena costae</i>. While the piece was very interesting, this was likely lost on some …

A Look At The Nastiest And Cleanest U.S. Beaches

America's Cleanest Swimming Spots<p>The Natural Resources Defense Council has collected data from beaches across the country. Here's a look at the some of the winners.<p>From California to the Great Lakes, persistent water pollution shows that no beach is an island when it comes to public health threats …

Babies Recognize Each Other's Moods, Study Says

Babies know when other babies are behaving badly. Now if only they could scold each other...<p>When I used to babysit my infant niece, I often panicked when she started to cry. Was she hungry? Tired? Cold? In need of a diaper change? I struggled to interpret her scrunched-up, tear-stained face. But it …

Two-Headed Turtle Born in Texas Named Thelma and Louise

The two-headed turtle born at the San Antonio Zoo was named Thelma and Louise after the Academy Award-winning movie from 1991.<p>San Antonio Zoo …

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …

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America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

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9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

Mountain Biking

There's a super moon at the end of the road