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The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

Japan in the 1950s

After Japan surrendered in 1945, ending World War II, Allied forces led by the United States occupied the nation, bringing drastic changes. Japan was disarmed, its empire dissolved, its form of government changed to a democracy, and its economy and education system reorganized and rebuilt. Years of …

Watch A Life-Size Elephant Sculpture Take Shape Out Of A Single Sheet Of Paper

Last December, we heard about artist Sipho Mabona’s quest to fold a life-size origami elephant out of a single sheet of paper. And now he’s finally done it–and we’ve got the video to show how it was done.<p>“White Elephant,” as the project is called, started with a sheet of paper, albeit one that’s 50 …

Art

Persia in New York

Beyond the tragedy of Brooklyn-based band the Yellow Dogs, a vibrant scene of Iranian artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and actors is flourishing in America, centered in New York. If there’s a silver lining to the story, it’s the chance to recognize and celebrate the vital work of Iranians …

Black Simon and Garfunkel's 'Royals' May Be the Best Cover Version Yet

Paul and Art would be proud.<p><b>Black Simon & Garfunkel,</b> the spoof-folk duo comprised of the Roots' Questlove and Kirk Douglas, made another appearance on <i>The Tonight Show</i> last night. In the past, they've covered such pop gems as Katy Perry's "Roar" and Ke$ha and Pitbull's "Timber." This time around, …

The Tonight Show

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …