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Scientists Dress Camera Rover as Baby Penguin to Get Up Close and Personal with Emperor Colony

Trying to record and gather data on very shy animals like emperor penguins is a big challenge for scientists. Getting close to them, even with …

The Story Behind this Incredible Mountaintop Northern Lights Photograph

Conveying the grandeur of the Aurora Borealis is a serious challenge for a photographer. How are you supposed to capture the splendor of the event, …

10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

Photography

Tiny Seattle: Aerial Photos of the Pacific Northwest

Jacqui Kerness does a great job of fake miniature shots taken of Seattle from the air. The technique is also known as the diorama effect or diorama …

Photography

Two New Templates: Horizon & Pivot

This week we’re thrilled to bring you two more brand new Beam templates: Horizon and Pivot! With now 9 Beam templates to choose from, we know you’ll …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

Graphene

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …

Pollution

Video: Watch A Privately-Funded Moon Lander's Fiery Test

What goes up must come down—very, very softly.<p>It's not easy to land a robot on the moon. Only the U.S., the former Soviet Union, and China have succeeded; other nations have only managed to make debris-strewn craters with their landing vehicles.<p>Eighteen privately funded groups, however, think they …

How One Little Yellow-Shouldered Bat Became Seven Different Species

The perils of taxonomy in the age of genetics<p>Deep within the labyrinthine interior of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, at the end of a cluster of corridors and stairwells, Bruce Patterson stands amid a collection of more than 58,000 bat specimens. The collection at the Field is a …

What's living with you?

An invisible world of microbes<p>On a recent morning, Noah Fierer, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, found himself standing 1,000 feet above the farmland of eastern Colorado. He was perched near the pinnacle of the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory, …

Aurora over Steinvikholmen Castle

Aurora borealis over Norway’s Steinvikholmen Castle on April 3, by Hallvor Hobbyfotograf Lillebo.<p>Hallvor wrote:<p>Steinvikholm Castle is an island …

Earthquakes in Yellowstone: ‘Elevated but not unusual’

Heard about the recent earthquakes in Yellowstone? How about that video of bison fleeing the park? Does it mean the supervolcano is about to blow? …

Geology

Q&A: Pets Are Becoming People, Legally Speaking

Cats and dogs are gaining more rights, reports author David Grimm.<p>We love our pets. About 90 percent of owners consider their pets part of the family. More than 80 percent of us would likely risk our lives for them. Last year, we spent $55 billion on the animals that share our lives.<p>This is all …

Pets

10 Designers' Chic Outdoor Dining Spots

There's nothing more satisfying than dining alfresco.<p>There's nothing more satisfying than a feast in the open air. Ten designers show us where they like to gather with friends.

10 DIY Vases and Planters

Spring has arrived, and for many people that means integrating more flowers and plants into their home décor. If you’re looking to add more plant …

How To Transform Your Attic Into A Fun Game Room

Most homeowners often tend to complain about the lack of space and how they could do with an additional room or two. Both the basement and the attic …

Mountain Holiday Home Exhibiting a Contemporary Design Approach in Norway

This mountain holiday home was especially envisioned by <b>Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter</b> as a contemporary retreat for a family of four. Situated near the …

Elegant Thai Retreat, Koh Samui

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>Over in the quiet retreat of the ocean view unit, three of the kingsize en suite bedrooms-plus an extra room for nannies or teenagers-fill the …

Muay Thai

The Shape of Home: Creative Gabled Wall Cutouts

The elongated, gabled shape of a home in Kyoto is echoed within its own interior with a cutout motif appearing as doorways, windows and niches. …

Architecture

Reader's home - Margrethe's loft

I am in love with this loft apartment. It is the home of photographer Margrethe Myhrer (Jo featured her work here), her boyfriend Henrik and their …

Suburbia Wall Storage

If you’re in need of wall storage and haven’t yet fallen in love with the Uten.Silo ($395), then maybe you’ll like the Suburbia by Seletti. When …

Dynamic Minimalist Kitchen Sizzles With Flaming Red Accents

Modern kitchens are a stylish combination of elegance and functionality, which serve you in more ways than one. Coming from Italian manufacturer …

Friday Links

Friendly, intelligent flash cards: Anki (via the link above)<p>Kickstarter: Totem Pens<p>ISSA: a new (electric) toothbrush<p>Enjoy your weekend. See you on …

Dental Care

The Rose Hotel: A Creative Hub in New Delhi

Where do filmmakers, painters, musicians, and curators stay when in India’s capital city? Only open since 2012, The Rose has become the hot spot …

New Delhi

Inspiring Chinese Home Integrating a Mature Tree: Tea House

<b>Archi-Union Architects</b> completed the design and development of <b>Tea House</b>, an inspiring Chinese home built in the backyard of the studio’s offices in …

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Top Pin of the Day: A Colorful, Retro-Inspired Living Room

Today's top pin is a colorful living room with retro style. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Bright color and dynamic patterns bring the white living room alive in a New Jersey beach house. The Moroccan poufs are a signature of designer Mona Ross Berman. "I use them a lot …

A Happy California House With Colors Inspired by Nature

A palette of sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue.<p>Inside and out, sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue evoke the perfect California day. Designer Matthew Leverone uses color to reflect the perpetually perfect weather in Menlo Park.

11 Ways to Decorate with Florals

Bring the garden inside.<p>Bring the garden inside. It's time to update your house with this decor trend. See iconic florals reimagined here.

9 Super-Chic, Walk-In Closets

Modern closets with punchy hues, plush seating, and beaded chandeliers.<p>Take a cue from these glamorous, modern closet designs and paint your walls with a punchy hue, add a plush chair, or a hang a beaded chandelier.