Stephen Burgess

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The Maker King

How Carl Bass, the CEO of Autodesk, is shaping the maker movement—from his garage.<p>When you first meet him, Carl Bass comes off like any other weekend carpenter. Dressed in a worn T-shirt and jeans, he shakes hands with a wooden grip and has a big, brassy laugh. His workshop is a warren of lumber …

The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

A lot has changed online since the literary world's beloved Dave Eggers began McSweeney's Internet Tendency 15 years ago. With the current digital climate plagued by frivolous cat videos and impulsive Twitter comments, finding intellectually entertaining humor in the virtual medium is seemingly …

Mo' Pencils, Mo' Problems

Whether you're an ID student working wood or an architecture student making foamcore models, you need a pencil to mark dimensions on the material …

Squarespace Logo offends designers, rationality goes out window - The Fox Is Black

Earlier today Squarespace launched a new feature to their site called Squarespace Logo, a WYSWIG editor that allows people to create their own logos. …

Voices of Industry

According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association report released last week, 97.5% of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally. For the past two years, this number has been in decline (albeit in the decimals) as the Made in USA movement gains more and more momentum, with …

How Canadians Can Watch US Netflix

<b>Click here for the updated 2014 version.</b><p>Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. And with the …

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the …

The Video Every Mom Must Watch On Repeat Until She Gets It

A New Perspective For Moms from Elevation Church on Vimeo.<p>"I struggle with my temper."<p>"I wish I was better at taking time to sit down with my child."<p>"I wish I was more confident."<p>Sound familiar? Motherhood comes with doubts. From the moment you hold your first baby at the hospital, and wonder if …

What We Eat Affects Everything

How men and women digest differently, diet changes our skin, and gluten remains mysterious: A forward-thinking gastroenterologist on eating one's way to "gutbliss"<p>Robynne Chutkan, MD, is an integrative gastroenterologist and founder of the Digestive Center for Women, just outside of Washington, …

Post-shutdown America is on the verge of outright civil conflict

Investors, central bankers, governments and ordinary people around the world are relieved that the United States avoided default on its debt at the eleventh hour and ended its partial government shutdown. Everyone knows, however, that this is a very temporary solution and that the potential exists …

How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times

If you got sick, you probably wouldn't go to an evolutionary biologist to get treated. But Daniel Lieberman, professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard University, says that his field can help you understand why you got sick, and make you more aware of healthy and harmful behaviors.<p>He joins <i>Fresh</i> …

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Package of Bees (Photo: April Peavey)<p>Close up of Italian, Russian and Carnolian bees (Photo: April Peavey)<p>Close up of bees (Photo: April Peavey)<p>Getting ready to inspect the bees on a top bar (Photo: Dianne Balbat)<p>Inspecting the comb and bees (Photo: Dianne Balbat)

European science advisers deem another pesticide to be a risk to bees

The European Commission has confirmed that it will heavily restrict the use of three pesticides linked to problems with bee health — just as another …

Salt Block Cooking

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Bitterman<p>This is the definitive text on Himalayan salt blocks, written by the man who wrote the definitive text on salt. Enough with salting your food—now it’s time to food your salt!<p>“Mark Bitterman knows more about salt than anyone else on the planet. If you’ve ever wondered what to …

Biotech meets DIY hacker culture, sparking new wonders and worries

SEATTLE — Right now it's a storeroom filled to the ceiling with cardboard boxes and cast-off gizmos, but HiveBio's hacker space is being transformed into the latest frontier for a nationwide DIY biotech movement.<p>Fueled by crowdfunding, grants and membership fees, community labs like HiveBio are …

Dreaming of animals and other warning signs of neurodegeneration

The latest issue of <i>Nature</i> contains an Outlook supplement about the health impacts of poor sleep, including a feature I wrote about the link between …

7 Photography eBooks Every Photographer Should Read

While there are countless eBooks out there on photography, it can be a daunting task to filter through them all. Which books are worth their price …

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese

Shep Ysselstein is the owner and cheese maker at Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese near Woodstock, Ont.<br>(Geoff Robins/The Globe and Mail)<p>Gunn’s Hill has been a dairy farm since the 1800s and since the Ysselstein family bought it in the 1960s, the daily routine is to feed and milk the herd of 130 Holsteins …

Dairy farmer becomes a big cheese

Like his father and his grandfather before him, Shep Ysselstein's life revolved around milk production.<p>Gunn's Hill, near Woodstock, Ont., has been a dairy farm since the 1800s, and since the Ysselstein family bought it in the 1960s, the daily routine is to feed and milk the herd of 130 Holsteins …

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Albrecht Durer Drawing at the National Gallery is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: The German master made artifice seem inevitable.<p>A drawing of a seated “priest”, made in 1517 by Albrecht Dürer and now in the great …

A High-Design Chair That Pops Up Like A Camping Tent

The point of the great outdoors is to leave behind the unwieldy trappings of domestic life–cushy sofas and immobile loungers–for some serious bonding with nature’s bounty. If you’re carting your stuff on your back, naturally you’d want gear that’s lightweight and easy to assemble. The London-based …

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What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

The Top 8 Reasons Why I’m a Big Believer in 35mm Lens Photography

After two years of testing, renting, buying and selling just about every level of Nikon and Canon lenses and cameras, I have learned quite a bit …

25 Things Every Young Professional Should Know by Age 25

If you want a job straight out of college, don't come knocking on Kirk McDonald's door.<p>The president of a tech company in New York City, McDonald wrote a brutally honest op-ed in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> called "Sorry, College Grads, I Probably Won't Hire You." He believes most college graduates …

Bees bring new buzz to Capitol Hill

Can the farm bill help save the bees? Can the bees help save the farm bill from itself?<p>It’s an only-in-Washington drama that opens Tuesday and Wednesday as the Senate and House agriculture committees mark up their new five-year plans, which are worth tens of billions of dollars to American farmers …

Nearly a Third of America's Bee Colonies Died Over the Winter

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>A preliminary tally indicates that almost a third of all of the managed bee …

Farmers reaping big rewards from new smartphone apps

When Andrew Campbell wanted to check out how well wheat planted on his family's farm last fall was coming out of dormancy this spring, the …

Amid concerns about honeybees, EPA speeds up pesticide review

This week's federally sponsored report about the mysterious disappearance of honeybees, known as colony collapse disorder, pointed to a complex combination of factors, ranging from parasitic mites to pesticides. But what are experts going to do about it? And what about the pesticides known as …