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Ebola’s Hidden Costs

The number of people who die from the disease could be only a fraction of the number who go hungry from it.<p>On September 3, 2014, Agnes Ngekia learned by phone that her son was dead and that there would be no burial. He had died of Ebola. Ngekia is a nurse in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, and …

Glenn Ford's First Days of Freedom After 30 Years on Death Row

Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Metal spoons. What's re-entry like for a man who last breathed free during Ronald Reagan's first term as president?<p>Anywhere he wanted to go, the jubilant defense attorneys told a hungry Glenn Ford late Tuesday afternoon as they left the television cameras behind, piled into …

Bend your brain with Robin F. Williams’s “Sons of the Pioneers” now on Hi-Fructose: http://hifructose.com/2014/02/26/on-view-robin-f-williamss-sons-of-the-pioneers-at-p-p-o-w-gallery/

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel Small

When it comes to "callings" we usually think of people who feel drawn to religious career paths. But if you ask Neil deGrasse Tyson how he became an astrophysicist he says: "I think the universe called me. I feel like I had no say in the matter."<p>Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the …

What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

The United States Just Finished 46th in a Press-Freedom Contest

At least the birthplace of the First Amendment managed to come in one spot ahead of Haiti.<p>Every year, Reporters Without Borders ranks 180 countries in order of how well they safeguard press freedom. This year, the United States suffered a precipitous drop.<p>The latest Press Freedom Index ranked the …

The First Lesson of Marriage 101: There Are No Soul Mates

A course at Northwestern University teaches students about what makes a healthy relationship.<p>Research shows that practically every dimension of life happiness is influenced by the quality of one’s marriage, while divorce is the second most stressful life event one can ever experience.<p>Yet nearly …

New Report: Americans Love Pizza

Seven facts from the Department of Agriculture this month confirm the importance of pizza in the minds and bodies of Americans.<p>Like football, pop music, and democracy itself, pizza follows in the long American tradition of things that began overseas before the United States imported, violently …

'Woman Laughing Alone With Salad' Has Decided to Lean In

"Woman" is the most commonly searched term on Getty. The agency is trying to use that fact as a force for good.<p>Stock photography, by its nature, traffics in cliches. The inventory of photos on sites like Getty and Shutterstock and iStockphoto exists to illustrate as wide a collection of stories as …

Ma Jing Hu explores aspects of contemporary Chinese society through a neo-classical painting style. Take a look at more of his work on our blog: http://hifructose.com/2013/12/18/ma-jing-hu-explores-contemporary-issues-with-classical-techniques/

How To Sneeze In Ten Different Languages

Manchester-based artist James Champman illustrates how to sneeze in ten different languages.<p>Previously he explored what various animals sound like in …

Cake Artist Makes Her Own Wedding Cake as a Pair of Bloody Severed Heads

Cake artist Natalie Sideserf of Austin-based Sideserf Cake Studio decided to eschew the traditional wedding cake when she and her husband were …

Sasha Unisex's Colorful Tattoos

Sasha Unisex, a tattoo artist in St. Petersburg, Russia, makes stunningly beautiful designs. They're mostly animals in bright colors and angular …

Mysteries of Nature Explode from Layers of Stacked Paper

<i>Liquid Hymn</i> is an explosion of colors and natural forms that burst with life from layers of ink, pencil, and stacked paper. Created by Oakland-based artist J. S. Weis, the illustrated plants and animals exist together in abstract formations where it is difficult to distinguish from one object to …

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Sebastio Salgado's Amazing Captures of the World Around Us

In his ongoing series, <i>Genesis</i>, Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado takes us on an exciting journey to see the world from new perspectives. His elegant black and white images focus on shadows, lights, textures, shapes, and patterns found in the harmonious and peaceful compositions of a world …

Photography

Illustrator Henrique Lima created a series of disturbingly surreal animated GIFs titled Mestre Fungo. Check out the animated GIFs in action now on the blog: http://hifructose.com/2014/01/08/disturbingly-surreal-animated-gifs-by-henrique-lima/

This Leather Cat Battle Armor Will Help Felines Enslave Humanity

If cats, with their superior stealth, razor-sharp claws, keen night-vision and misanthropic temperament weren’t already terrifying, they will be now …

People’s Most Intimate Insecurities Revealed in “What I Be Project”

Photographer Steve Rosenfield reveals the extremely intimate insecurities of people who were brave enough to share them with the public. In his “What …