Irina Lee

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Earth - Ten giant animals that are long since dead

Today Earth is home to the heaviest animal that has ever lived: the blue whale. As far as we know, no past animal has ever weighed more. But some have been longer.<p>While the large dinosaurs tend to grab more than their fair share of attention, there have been many other giant animals that we will …

Paleontology

Host the Ultimate Summer Barbecue: The Best Cuts of Meat to Grill for a Crowd

Whether you're cooking for 4 or manning a 20-person barbecue, these are the cuts of meat that should be on your grill all summer.<p>This is the moment you’ve been planning for all year: You’ve buffed the grill, iced down the beer, and stocked up on every imaginable condiment. All that’s left is to …

BBQ

25 Dazzling Gem and Geode Decor DIYs

We love the collected, eclectic look that comes with adding natural elements like crystals and geodes into your home. And while you can’t go wrong with plants and flowers, gems and minerals add a certain positive vibe with shimmering textures, geometric shapes and cool colors. Believe it or not, …

Jewelry

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

IACP Announces 2015 Food Writing Award Winners

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) held its annual awards ceremony earlier this evening, and <i>Food & Wine</i> magazine — and several contributors to the publication — took home awards. Food52.com, the crowd-sourced recipe website by former NYT editor Amanda Hesser and Merrill …

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Darwin’s “Strangest” Beast Finds Place on Tree

“<i>Toxodon</i> is perhaps one of the strangest animals ever discovered,” wrote Charles Darwin, a man who was no stranger to strangeness. He first encountered the creature in Uruguay on November 26th, 1834. “Having heard of some giant’s bones at a neighbouring farm-house…, I rode there accompanied by my …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.<p>Astrophysics and medical pathology don't, at first sight, appear to have much in common. What do sunspots have to do with liver spots? How does the big bang connect with cystic fibrosis?<p>Astrophysicist Karel …

14 DIY Coasters To Cheer Up Your Coffee Table

These 14 easy-to-make coasters are great for gifting (or for yourself!)<p><b>1. Geometric Clay</b><p><i>Pretty Nice</i><p>These black-and-white geometric clay coasters from Pretty Nice can be decorated however you'd like to fit into your living room decor—but we love the striking black designs she's chosen, which would …

National Geographic Travel

Art

Stunning Pictures: The Year's Best Wildlife Photographs

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell | Colossal

<p>Nashville-based artist and illustrator Drew Tyndell creates these looping animations which he paints frame by frame in Photoshop. He was first …

Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops

Fruits and vegetables have changed a lot since the onset of agriculture 10,000 years ago, as generation after generation of farmers artificially bred crops to select for more desirable traits like size and taste.<p>But that change can be hard to visualize. So James Kennedy, a chemistry teacher in …

13 DIY Ways to Repurpose Branches into Decor

Remember when we told you how to decorate with leaves? Well, next up we have ways for you to involve branches and twigs into your decor. That’s right. As we get into the drier months, use the free supplies you have laying in your front yard to upgrade your home. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a use …

Crafting

Start Sprouting to Receive up to 900% More Nutrition from Your Food

By waiting just three to seven days to watch the wonders of nature break open seeds, beans, nuts, and grains into their fuller potential, we can …

Charming Handmade Lettering and Type by Mark van Leeuwen - The Fox Is Black

I’ll admit I write about hand-lettered type often, it is a love of mine, but it’s also been continually trendy over the last few years. It’s a …

A Wood Herb-Drying Rack or Utensil Rail

(Image credit: Less and More)<p>After singing the praises of air-drying the laundry over at Apartment Therapy, I couldn't help but think of drying herbs …

Herbs

10 Spoon Rests to Catch the Drips

Cloud Spoon Rest, $11 from JD Wolfe Pottery<p>Spoon rests are a slightly controversial kitchen tool: some cooks love 'em, while others think they're a …

Kitchens

Concord Grape Cornmeal Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>Active Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Serve this cake at brunch, or for dessert with a scoop of ice cream.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly, plus more<p>1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour; more for grapes<p>1/2 cup yellow cornmeal<p>1 …

Ice Cream

#theLIST: Spring's Interior Remix

Susan Feldman and Alison Pincus, co-founders of One Kings Lane, on how to refresh your home for the new season.<p>Susan Feldman and Alison Pincus, co-founders of One Kings Lane, on how to refresh your home for the new season.

AOR's floating Viewpoint offers glimpses of London's canal-side wildlife

Amidst the fast-paced construction of King's Cross in London, young Finnish studio AOR has installed an angular canal-side platform where visitors …

Regram

Coke's New Ice Bottle Keeps Drinks Cool and Melts Away With No Waste

Coca Cola just launched a new bottle that’s as cool as ice. The soda megabrand is offering Coke to its Colombian market, served in a chilled bottle …

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self-Taught Artist Mr. Finch | Colossal

<p>The self-taught artist Mr. Finch is part hunter, part gatherer and fully genius. Obsessed with the rolling hills and mossy woods near his home in …

Solar Stick With USB! Wow!

I am going to be honest with you; I have seen many ideas and concepts that look at harnessing solar power, but none as creative as the eSaving. Here …

Beautiful Illusion of Synchronized Swimmers in Nature

<i>Natation Synchronise (Synchronized Swimming)</i> is a playful series of perfectly arranged legs emerging from water in elaborate upside-down displays. Created by French photographer Jean-Baptiste Courtier, the series consists of what appear to be mannequin legs submerged in water. The legs, angled and …

Synchronized Swimming

Articles about kitchens we love wood on Dwell.com - Dwell

Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative …

Kitchens

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

New York Fashion Week<p>Todd Snyder is the man who slimmed down your suit, persuaded you to shop in a liquor store, and got you to buy a turtleneck.<p>By …