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Carving the Great Pumpkin | Williams-Sonoma Taste

<i>This post comes to us courtesy of writer and Williams-Sonoma creative consultant Laura Martin Bacon.</i><p>For some people, The Great Pumpkin is a playful cartoon legend—for Mike Valladao, it’s an annual reality.<p>Known across America as the ‘Picasso of Pumpkin Carvers,’ this self-taught botanical sculptor …


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Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated)

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has …

Fairy Tales

Lobby Music, a song by Jim Guthrie with animation by Nicolas Ménard, who we’ve featured before

Lobby Music, a song by Jim Guthrie with animation by Nicolas Ménard, who we’ve featured before.

In May 2013, Francois Gissy broke the land-speed record for a rocket-powered bike, zooming up to 163 mph at an old French airfield. Filled with concentrated liquid hydrogen peroxide, the rocket created super hot steam to propel the bike. Kids, do NOT try this at home!

This weekend, take a page out of Squishy Squibbles’ book: stay up late.

5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids (w/ Grover!)

Water is less dense than honey. Rubbing alcohol is less dense than water. Poured carefully on top of each other, from heaviest to lightest, they can …

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French Bulldog Pup Lives on the Edge | Too Cute!

How To Draw A Ghost

How to draw a ghost is another super quick, but fun Halloween drawing!Speaking of Halloween, have you guys decorated your house yet? Our decorations …


Behind The Scenes of Toy Story OF TERROR!

Artist Soo Sunny Park’s Unwoven Light, filmed by Walley Films

Artist Soo Sunny Park’s Unwoven Light, filmed by Walley Films.<p>Seeing a Styrofoam cup stuck on a fence one day got Park thinking about the chain link’s properties of being both rigid and porous, of acting as a boundary while retaining an appearance of openness…<p>Explains Park, “Like a net, the sculpture is a filter that is meant to capture the light that is already there and force it to reveal itself. Now we can see it, the light, in purple shadows and yellow-green reflections that both mirror the …

What's that, Buzz? Sounds of the Hardware Store

"When we live in cities, which most of us do, we have tuned out. We have to to survive. We stop hearing sounds. So people come here and they only …

Etereas from Flaminguettes. The kids were impressed with the “spiderwebs” and hoop skills

Etereas from Flaminguettes. The kids were impressed with the “spiderwebs” and hoop skills.

Alarm Clock Halloween Pumpkin

We received an 11th hour submission to our pumpkin carving contest that we had to include.<p>Engineered and carved by Nathan, it’s the most ingenious …

Photo Tips and Tricks

Color or black and white? Artsy or newsy? Doesn't matter: We love photography—and so do you! That's why all of our great photo stuff is now in one easy-to-find place.<p>Whether you're looking for videos, lighting tips, settings help, expert advice, or photos by kids like you, we've got what you need …


Dogs try to get dry in SHAKE, a slow motion vid based on the photography of Carli Davidson. 

Dogs try to get dry in SHAKE, a slow motion vid based on the photography of Carli Davidson.<p>Related watching: the science behind the wet dog shake, dogs in cars, and the classic Birds from Pleix, which should not be missed.

Oh, Deer. A Second Chance for Three Fawns | North Woods Law

The library at Monsters University is called Bohol Hall, named after Pixar artist Nelson Bohol who designed it.

Perfectly Precious Potbelly Pigs | Too Cute!

30 years of space shuttle missions: A salute in images

The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring NASA images from the space shuttle’s 30-year service history."<p>"Space Shuttle: …

National Geographic Magazine

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Dudes…Beard Up!

Changing Planet<p>Beard Up! Photo by Greg Anderson from the 2013 National Beard and Mustache Championships<p>Guy’s, it’s that time of the year again. That’s right, it’s Oktobeardfest 2013!<p>All during the month of October, the guys at our center, the UCCHM, are growing their beards to raise awareness of …

Talkative Marmoset Monkeys Take Turns

<b>Marmosets share a unique characteristic with humans: In conversations, these social monkeys wait their turn to speak.</b><p>During exchanges, which can last up to 30 minutes, marmosets engage in vocal turn-taking and they don’t interrupt each other, researchers from Princeton University report in Current …

Brown Bears Fighting, Playing, & Scratching in Transylvanian Woods

Wildlife<p><i>Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team.</i><p>—–—<p>As you may …

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #50

Wildlife<p>Turacos, Trogons, woodpeckers, peafowl, nightjars, rollers and kingfishers… The birds of the world have had millions of years of natural selection with the ability to fly. They have conquered all terrestrial environments on earth and in the tropics and subtropics sexual selection has …