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The 50 Best Indie Rock Albums of the Pacific Northwest

<i>PATH OF NO RESISTANCE</i> <i><br>Pacific Northwest Indie Rock Before and After the Gold Rush</i><p>By Sean Nelson<p>The suckerest bet in the music writing racket is trying to neatly summarize a regional music scene. But due to certain quirks of history and provincial character, it’s actually pretty convenient to talk …

Are fireflies flickering out?

<b>(CNN) —</b> We're well past the Fourth of July, but my dreams are still illuminated by the spectacles of two summertime icons: fireworks and fireflies. Strikingly juxtaposed, one light show explodes boisterously, so full of crackle and boom, while the other sparkles in eerie silence.<p>Each year our …

Nature

What wildlife scientists and nature lovers can learn from Pokémon Go

For the past week, children and adults all over the world have been swept up in the Pokémon Go craze, roaming around their cities in search of fictional animals to add to their digital collections. Now scientists are wondering if there’s something they can learn from the game’s popularity. Some …

Augmented Reality

Is 'Pokémon Go' Good For Science?

Yes, scientists love 'Pokémon Go,' too.<p>It's been less than a week since Nintendo's <i>Pokémon Go</i> first launched, but the new game has already resulted in some serious collateral damage: <i>sunshine</i> and <i>exercise</i>.<p>This past weekend, a massive contingent of seemingly indoor-dwelling people bravely ventured …

Pokémon

What’s happening to the fireflies?

<b>Noticing fewer fireflies in the past few years? You’re not alone; here's why and why it matters.</b><p>Every time I write about fireflies, readers roundly …

Nature

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Easter Facts, Quotes and a Quiz For You!

<i>this article reposted from Father Dan's Blog</i><p>I was going to save this until Sunday but then I started thinking - "Gee, this could be fun to discuss in …

Theology

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Ukulele

The little instrument has gone from being an exotic new trend to the embodiment of kitsch since it arrived on Hawaii 125 years ago, but is currently enjoying a revival.<p>With its chunk-a-chunk sound, whispery nylon strings, and diminutive body, the ukulele is having a moment. Or maybe even a decade. …

Scientists Uncover More Disturbing Form of Sexual Cannibalism

(Newser) – If you don't know about sexual cannibalism, here's a quick primer: It's most common among insects and arachnids, and typically involves a …

Biology

The Immortal Zoo: animal bone sculptures from Jessica Joslin

Our friend Jessica Joslin has a new show starting October 24 at Firecat Projects in Chicago. It's called The Immortal Zoo.<p>The creatures that populate …

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Gardening Without a Yard

You need zero square feet to grow food.<p>I frequently nag friends, family, and strangers to start gardening. “I’d love to have a garden, but I don’t have a yard” is by far the most common excuse I hear. No more! Here are some of my favorite DIY designs for growing food that require not even an inch …

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25 Lovely DIY Upcycled Birdfeeders

For this spring you have to make new birdfeeders because there are new hungry mouths to feed. Birdfeeders are also a décor for your garden. So make …

10 Affordable Outdoor DIY Projects

Can you tell I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors lately? I sure have enjoyed giving my yard a makeover this spring. Kate here, and if you read …