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The Science of Mental Time Travel and Why Our Ability to Imagine the Future Is Essential to Our Humanity

Lewis Carroll’s <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> remains one of my all-time favorite books, largely because Carroll taps his training as a logician to imbue the whimsical story with an allegorical dimension that blends the poetic with the philosophical. To wit: The Red Queen remembers the future instead of the …

Fish Are Smart (And Of Course They Feel Pain!): An Interview With Dr. Culum Brown

Last week, the esteemed journal <i>Animal Cognition</i> published a review paper on fish that concludes, "fish perception and cognitive abilities often match or exceed other vertebrates." In fact, says fish scientist Dr. Culum Brown, "fish have a high degree of behavioural plasticity and compare favourably …

Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The engineered …

Science Weekly podcast: the genetics of gender and sexuality

This week <b>Camila Ruz</b> meets Dr Helena Cronin, co-director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics, …

Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky …

MoMA in May

There are a lot of new things going on at the New York Museum of Modern Art this May. A few new exhibitions, the 100th installation in the Projects series, an interactive studio café and even a new schedule all come into play. To keep you organized and share a little more insight into the MoMA …

Art

Pantone Launches Color Trendspotting Subscription Service PANTONEVIEW.com

Longtime authority on color and professional color standards Pantone announced the launch of PANTONEVIEW.COM, an online resource for everything …

2Fik Museum at The Invisible Dog

Currently on view at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, artist 2Fik presents "2Fik Museum," a collection of photographic works that take inspiration from classical paintings. At first glance the works might seem derivative or even downright gimmicky, but 2Fik is able to elevate the familiar trick to …

Morgenthaler

Adam Ekberg

<i>Eclipse,</i> 2012<p>I first came across Adam Ekberg‘s work in a contemporary photography book that my instructor gave me during my junior year at the …

Abstract Fashion Photographs Using a Mirror Prism

Fashion photographers often meet the challenge of thinking of new and interesting concepts for photo shoots. In the following video, Lindsay Adler …

Photography

Beyoncé's unflattering photos lead to pro photographers ban on new tour

April 23, 2013 /Photography News/ After a number of unflattering photos of Beyoncé's Superbowl performance went viral online earlier in 2013, the …

Photographer Thankful to Laptop Thief for New Creative Direction

Having your laptop and photographs stolen usually isn’t a good thing, but for photographer Melanie Willhide, it actually helped her career move …

Jeremy Cowart: "When I Go to My Website, I Don't Love What I See"

Many people are perhaps familiar with Jeremy Cowart or at least his work. Ever hear of Help Portrait? That’s Jeremy! And many of his photos fo …

Finding and Wooing Your Photography Audience

If you’re developing a new photography project, it can only prosper if you have an audience, followers, and customers. You have to find the right …

Landscape Photography

Why a 50mm Lens is your new Best Friend

You may have heard the term “Nifty Fifty“ before. If you haven’t, it is usually a reference to the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. But for the purpose of this …

Cameras

Portraits of People Encountered Through an Online Classifieds Website

There’s often a degree of anonymity in online classifieds, as you often don’t learn what a person looks like until you respond to their ad and meet …

New Guide: Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio

Our latest free educational guide, <i>Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio</i>, contains major insights from seasoned photography consultants on how …

Tailoring

Ashes to ashes: time to lay David Bowie nostalgia to rest

Another week, another David Bowie exhibition. BOWIEVIRUS by photographer David Sims has just opened at the ICA in London, meaning that the man behind …

Sunday Brunch: Eggs Baked in Avocado

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>If your first response to a baked avocado dish is "gross," I beg you to consider giving this a try. Admittedly, it was my first reaction to the idea when a …

The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>“When eating well tastes like a yearlong vacation, it’s easy and exciting to do.”<b>—From Rockridge Press, the publisher of Amazon bestsellers, Paleo for Beginners and The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook</b><br>For most people, dieting and deprivation of variety and flavor go hand …

Holistic Medicine

Cook the Book: 'The New Persian Kitchen'

"What exactly is Persian food?" <b>Louisa Shafia</b> asks on the first page of her new cookbook, <i>The New Persian Kitchen</i>. She delves into a beautiful description of a colorful desert garden full of brilliant fruits, blooming flowers, and enchanting spices, but the question was already answered by the book …

The Bar Food's No Slouch at Post Office, a Whiskey Bar in Williamsburg

There is no shortage of bars with good food in Williamsburg, but <b>Post Office</b>, which sits in the shadow of the BQE, attracts much less of a scene than comparable watering holes a few blocks North and West. On a recent Thursday night, the crowd was a mixed bag of lone drinkers and small groups …

A Sandwich a Day: Goat Cheese and Beets at Valley Shepherd

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. <i>—The Mgmt.</i><p>What the <b>Goat Cheese and Beet</b> sandwich ($8.50) from <b>Valley</b> …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Recipe: How to Make Three Great Cinco de Mayo Cocktails (a.k.a.: Not a Margarita)

<i>El Angel cocktail</i><p>It's not quite cinco de mayo yet. We have a two weeks to go, but if you are planning your parties, I have three ambitious cocktail recipes for you.<p>I had lunch with Junior Merino recently. He calls himself the Liquid Chef. That name makes me think of sauce, but I guess I often refer …

Serve this handmade tortellini as its very own course at an extra-special dinner party. And serve it simply with a few ladles of good Parmesan-infused broth so everyone can taste how amazing these little pasta dumplings truly are. It's worth it. GET THE RECIPE: Dinner Party Recipe: Three-Cheese Tortellini in Parmesan Broth - http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-threecheese-tortellini-in-parmesan-broth-recipes-from-the-kitchn-188156

Meatless for Earth Day: Tips for going vegan in a tasty way

<i>Chef Merida Anderson runs a Vegan Secret Supper event in New York and Montreal. The entrées are enticing, the dessert decadent, and the meals unlike any dry vegan dinner stereotype. In honor of Earth Day, Merida shares what she’s learned about cooking vegan, and tips for making mouthwatering meals</i> …