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Build Your Very Own Dinosaur Dig

[Not a valid template]<p>Dinosaurs are everywhere this summer and after a visit to your Natural History Museum your kids will be stoked to learn more …

Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo ships every year, eventually falling to the ocean floor and disturbing the deep-sea…

Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo ships every year, eventually falling to the ocean floor and disturbing the deep-sea ecosystems where they land. In February 2004, a container was discovered within the boundaries of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, off the California coast, providing a rare opportunity for long-term study. Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) would finally have a chance to learn how marine life adjusts around these …

Renegades of Bike Culture, or How Mountain Biking Was Invented, from the University of California's Fig.1 series

Renegades of Bike Culture, or How Mountain Biking Was Invented, from the University of California's Fig.1 series.<p>In the 1970’s, counter-culture types in the mountains north of San Francisco took to careening down Mount Tamalpais. They were riding for adventure, for exploration, and as a way to interact with the landscape; they were not riding for exercise. Sarah McCullough, whose PhD dissertation at UC Davis explores the history of mountain biking, explains how this group of renegade cyclists …

Rivers

Take a ride on the longest and highest urban cable car in the world

Take a ride on the longest and highest urban cable car in the world. Located in the Andes Mountains between Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, and the highest major metropolis in the world, El Alto, the electric Mi Teleferico travels seven miles across 11 stations. Climbing 1,640 feet into the air, it’s designed to be an alternative to the heavy urban traffic in the streets below.

Growth of a strawberry over 30 days time, a short video by The Baltimore Sun

Growth of a strawberry over 30 days time, a short video by <i>The Baltimore Sun</i>.<p>In the archives: There are more plants growing here (wheatgrass), here (radishes), here (exotic Japanese plants), and here (plants and flowers in HD).

This beautiful stop-motion paper forest was made by Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam for Plants, a new app by our friends at Tinybop

This beautiful stop-motion paper forest was made by Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam for Plants, a new app by our friends at Tinybop. Inspired by the app’s original illustrations by Marie Caudry, the intricacy of the all-paper diorama is stunning: 400 tiny leaves, 500 blades of grass, 25 squirrels, and a total of 6,000 photos help to put everything together.<p>Below, how they did it: Paper to Plants: Behind the Scenes by Wild Combo.<p>In the archives, more amazing storytelling with paper: Østersøen …

How does fire spread? How do different forest materials fuel it? How can firefighters better understand its behavior in order to control …

How does fire spread? How do different forest materials fuel it? How can firefighters better understand its behavior in order to control it? Why is the physics of fire so counter-intuitive and mysterious to us?<p>At The Fire Lab in Missoula, Montana, highly-trained researchers conduct controlled tests with wind tunnels, fire-whirl generators, and giant combustion chambers to reverse-engineer fire. High-speed camera technology records everything and allows them to analyze each detail. Their …

Metamorphosis

Native to southern Africa, lithops are called "living stones" or "pebble plants" because they look like rocks. Explorer William Burchell discovered them in 1811 after mistaking one for pebbles. Except for two thick leaves, they grow mostly underground to avoid predators and the sun.

Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon), the landmark silent film directed by prolific filmmaker Georges Méliès in 1902

<i>Le voyage dans la lune</i> (A Trip to the Moon), the landmark silent film directed by prolific filmmaker Georges Méliès in 1902. And if this video disappears, you can watch it on Amazon. From Wikipedia:<p>Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne’s novels <i>From the Earth to the Moon</i> and <i>Around the Moon</i>, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon’s surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar …

Dog, by British singer-songwriter Nat Johnson, animated by Fettle Animation

In the archives, more animated music videos: Eye to the Sky by Meomi, Grant Olney’s Not From Body, Paper Plane by Massimo Giangrande, and a favorite, Kirsten Lepore’s To Give a Present.

History of Crater Lake: How a Volcano Became Our Deepest Lake

Share<p>If you dove into Oregon’s bright blue Crater Lake, you’d have to swim 1,943 feet to reach the bottom. It’s the deepest lake in the United …

If you don’t cover your mouth when you sneeze, that sneeze and the germs within it are explosively set free into the surrounding area

If you don’t cover your mouth when you sneeze, that sneeze and the germs within it are explosively set free into the surrounding area. But where do the droplets travel and how far can they reach? No one had done much research into the physics of sneezes and coughs…<p>To address this knowledge gap, Lydia Bourouiba and John Bush of MIT’s Applied Mathematics Lab used high speed cameras and fluid mechanics to reveal why we’ve grossly underestimated the role of gas clouds in these violent …

My Daughter Gives Up When Things Are Hard

<i>When things don't come easily to my 9-year-old daughter, she gives up, whether it's solving a math problem, cleaning her room, or painting a picture. She either begs me to do it for her or has a meltdown. How do you get children to try things that are hard for them?</i><p>Many children struggle to keep …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Lice Lessons

Those little buggers can be tough to beat, but this guide to safe and effective treatments will help you ditch the itch.<p>At age 3, my daughter, Molly, had long, thick hair with soft, loose curls. I absolutely loved it -- until lice struck when my son, Frankie, was only 3 weeks old. What's worse than …

A Kid-Centric World

Children's music. Children's restaurants. Children's channels. They can all make life more interesting for kids -- and easier for you. But, ultimately, can they do a disservice? Parents explores the effects of a kid-centric world.<p>There was a time when my daughter didn't know the meaning of the term</i> …

7 Secrets of Highly Happy Children

When it comes to kids, people just don't think about happiness enough these days. They think about success. They think in comparisons. They think about milestones, graduations and shiny trophies. (The ones they earned, of course. Because, you know, not everyone deserves a trophy these days).<p>They …

Moms, you oughta know: 11 social media apps teens are using now - TODAY.com

The start of the school year is a great incentive to remain (or get) relevant, or at least keep virtual tabs on your teens. You may use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but guess what, Mom? The social media sites you understand are not the half of it.<p>According to a 2013 Pew Internet study, teens …

Logo Design: Sewing

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

What Font Is Your Beard? Use This Chart To Find Out

The Typography Beard Guide pairs popular beard styles with their font brothers.<p>How sans serif is your beard? Are your chin whiskers more of a Bodoni, a Times, or a Comic Sans? Exactly what typographical allegiances does your facial ‘fro owe? And what is your favorite font’s beard brother?<p>These are …

Back to School Snack Mix

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of …

Rustic Buttermilk Scones

A well-made scone that is fresh out of the oven is something that is just about irresistible. A scone in the pastry case of a coffee shop, on the …

Fun Activities for Getting Kids Outside

Crafts and activities that encourage families to spend more time in nature.<p>Give a track-and-field classic a kid-friendly spin by taking advantage of snow's natural padding. Jumpers always have a soft landing, and footprints are marked automatically! Have each participant choose a stick and tie on a …

Could This Be The Inspiration For iOS 7’s Color Scheme? - The Fox Is Black

Once you see this you won’t be able to unsee it… What if the color inspiration for iOS 7’s iconography came from Apple’s own past, the original Apple …