Sheila Parks

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All Dressed Up

<b>What:</b> A celebration of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences exhibition, <i>Hollywood Costume.</i><p><b>When:</b> Wednesday, October 8th<p><b>Where:</b> The Wilshire May Company building, the future home of the Academy, in Los Angeles.<p><b>Who:</b> Actresses Annette Benning and Gwyneth Paltrow co-hosted the event—which was …

Kinetic Bridge in London Opens and Closes Like a Traditional Hand Fan

British firm Knight Architects and structural engineers AKT II recently completed the <i>Merchant Square Footbridge</i>, a bridge in Paddington, London that opens and closes like a traditional, Japanese hand fan. Consisting of five steel steel beams that rise and fall using hydraulic jacks, the structure …

Built Environment

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

Thousands of spiders 'bleed out of the walls' and force family from home

Pest control companies prove unable to eradicate infestation of thousands of spiders in walls of St Louis-area home<p>A family was driven from their suburban St Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.<p>Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 …

Ebola: David Cameron defends accusation of a shambles

The Prime Minister has defended the Government's plans to introduce screening against Ebola at some airports and railway terminals<p>Plans to introduce screening for Ebola at airports descended into chaos on Friday amid accusations that the handling of the matter has been “shambolic”.<p>The Prime …

Science communication: could you explain it to your granny?

The art of science communication is to pitch something as complicated as quantum mechanics in a way that is not only engaging but also faithful to the evidence<p>You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.<p>This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, should be the …

Pictures of the Week 10.9.14

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La Grotta Cove – Corfu Island, Greece

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

Hikers killed by Japanese volcano left poignant pictures of final moments

Rescuers are still searching for some bodies from the 27 September Mount Ontake eruption on a popular trail, but they have found photographic legacy<p>More than 50 people died when Mount Ontake, a popular hiking destination in central Japan, erupted without warning on 27 September in the country’s …

Striking Photos of Abandoned Philadelphia Lots Overtaken by the Wild

As part of his upcoming book <i>North Philadelphia</i>, photographer Daniel Traub hones in on a particularly moving piece of the urban landscape of inner …

Thinking with Type: Brush Up Your Typography Skills

The power and potential impact of typography on the web has grown by leaps and bounds with the advent of widespread browser support for @font-face …

A trip of a lifetime: mixing mountains and motorcycles

Careful and detailed planning was the key to a thrilling motorcycle ride around the epic landscapes and historic sites of Peru<p><b>>> Plan for tomorrow so you can live for today</b><p>Mountains and motorcycles are a heady combination. As I brought my bike to a halt high up in the Andes, it wasn’t just the …

South America

Amtrak officially rolls out writers' residency | CNN Travel

This tiny creature is called a tardigrade

Tardigrades are microscopic animals. They can go into a state of suspended animation and survive a long time without water or oxygen, even in the …

Biology

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for March 2014

Author: Adam Mann<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day …

Spending more time in the dark could boost hearing in old age

Hope for non-invasive treatment for age-related deafness as scientists find neurons can compensate for disability at any age<p>In the Marvel Comic Daredevil our eponymous hero is the victim of a radioactive spill, leaving him blind but also with an extraordinary heightening of his other senses, …

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Letter From The Editor<p>In Defense Of Sleep<p>Features<p>Science Of Sleep<p><b>Science holds the secret to a good night's sleep. Our guide to catching your z's—and why it matters. **By</b> **Brooke Borel<p><b>3 Infographics About Sleep</b><br>• Questions You Should Ask About Your Sleeping Habits<br>• Should You Stay Up Late?<br>• When Sleep …

10 Journaling Tips to Help You Heal, Grow and Thrive

<b>“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” ~Shakti Gawain</b><p>Keeping a journal has many positive benefits. …

Creative Writing

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