Amanda Gathright

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The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Sri Lanka

21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987

Books

38 Gorgeous Shoes Spotted On The Streets Of New York City

Fashion week street style has become <i>way</i> more than a phenomenon: It's a lifestyle. All the details (from the outfit to the hairstyle to the …

The Time George Pataki (Now a Presidential Hopeful) Accused an Artist of “Denigrating America”

I tuned into the early Republican debate last week, and couldn’t get the sound to work on my computer. Silently, I watched them all talking, until …

5 Weird Food Facts from World’s Fairs Past

World’s Fairs, like the one going on now in Milan, are places to show off new technology and ideas for the future. (Check out our series on food at the Milan Expo). They’re also places where hundreds of thousands of people need to eat in a hurry, often while walking. So while the last 150 years of …

Waffles

Have These Divers Found the World's Deepest Underwater Cave?

Polish diver describes dangers and allure of extreme cave diving.<p>Explorers in the Czech Republic may soon announce a new record for the world’s deepest underwater cave. Since July a team of cave divers from Poland has been probing the contours of Hranická Propast, located in eastern Czech Republic, …

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

10 amazing photos of nature taken at the perfect moment

In last year's contest, there were more than 18,000 entries to the contest. Photos are divided into four categories: travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous moments.<p>Entries for this year's contest are being accepted until June 30th. If you think you've got what it takes, …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Species Revival: Should We Bring Back Extinct Animals?

Scientists are debating whether to bring back vanished species.<p><b>On May 6, 1930, a Tasmanian farmer named Wilfred Batty grabbed a rifle and shot a thylacine—commonly known as a Tasmanian tiger—that was causing</b> <b>a commotion in his henhouse. The bullet hit the animal in the shoulder. Twenty minutes</b> …

Animals

Would You Ignore 101 Chalk Outlines of a Black Male Body?

<i>Editor’s Note: Hyperallergic and the Body Count Collective (BCC) have issued the following joint statement:</i><p><i>Based on new information, the</i> …

Waking Up a City with Public Art

ATLANTA — This summer marks the fifth anniversary of Living Walls, The City Speaks, conference, an event and organization dedicated to bringing …

Repatriating Scalps from a German Museum to American Indian Tribes

Repatriation of scalps from a German museum to tribes in the United States is revealing the rift between the countries in the treatment of human …

Jurassic Park’s John Hammond, Richard Attenborough, 90, Dies

Best known to American audiences for the role of the park creator John Hammond in Steven Spielberg’s <i>Jurassic Park</i>, Richard Attenborough, 90, has …

Jurassic Park

Jackson Pollock's Renaissance Connection

FLORENCE, Italy — The city of Florence is paying homage to Jackson Pollock, well-known for his all-over syncretistic paintings, by connecting his …

Mothers Talk About Why They Made The Dangerous Border Crossing

The crisis at the U.S. border has intensified in the last few months, and the debate about what to do rages from the federal government to the streets of Murrieta, California. Yet for some of the families crossing the treacherous Rio Grande River and other points of entry into the U.S., the …

Immigration

Protester Blocking A Bus Of Immigrant Children Spat On A Mexican-American Singer

Lupillo Rivera, brother of the late performer Jenni Rivera, was showing his support for Latino children during a rally in California, when he was spat on by an anti-immigration protester.<p>The anti-immigrant activists were trying to prevent a bus full of immigrant children from entering the small …

Immigration

FACT CHECK: Did Typhoid Mary Cause the Deaths of Thousands of People?

<b>Claim:</b> Typhoid Mary caused the deaths of thousands of people.<p><b>FALSE</b><p><b>Origins:</b> The public memory of persons renowned for deeds of notoriety seems to …

Fact Checking

Hank Hoax Dies: Bizarre Details Revealed in HuffPost Investigation

After months of talking with the principals involved and examining the new long overdue “confession,” Huffington Post’s Lee Speigel wrote “Bigfoot …

Paranormal

So You Want To Be A Cryptozoologist?

One of the most frequent, oft-repeated questions I’m asked is, “How can I become a cryptozoologist?”<p>That is usually quickly followed by, “How can I …

Food Inc