Kerry Mapes

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Seeing Things As They Are: Selected Journalism and Other Writing of George Orwell, edited by Peter Davison, book review

In his essay "Why I Write", George Orwell claimed to have known from early childhood that he was destined to become a writer. However, he didn't get …

DRAGONFLIES are the world's deadliest hunters:

Forget lions, DRAGONFLIES are the world's deadliest hunters: Insect is four times more likely to catch its prey than big cats<p><b>Winged insect catches</b> …

Micro Monsters: scanning electron microscope images of insects, spiders and creepy crawlies - Telegraph

Insect Extravaganza! Poo-Eating Beetles, Transparent Butterflies, and More

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.15.14.<p>Time of Publication: 11:30 am. 11:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>'Solo: A …

The best science books of 2014: Biology | @GrrlScientist

<b>GrrlScientist:</b> Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular biological sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the biology buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!

"The Interview" Is The Most Dangerous Dumb Comedy In The World

Here's guessing Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Franco never thought their North Korea assassination comedy would come to this.<p><i>The Interview</i> is actually pretty funny, for a movie that's generated promises of 9/11-style retaliation.<p>It's worth noting as the fallout from the film, which includes …

“Open-air cesspools of toxic manure”: The disgusting secrets of modern American farming

<b>(Screenshot, Mark Devries)</b><p>Filmmaker Mark Devries is investigating the pork industry from above<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 17, 2014 3:30pm (UTC)<p>The more factory farms try to hide what they're up to, the more curious the public is getting. And while it's becoming increasingly difficult to get inside of …

Flatworms in space might hold key to human immortality

Flatworms are the darlings of the molecular biology field. What scientist doesn’t love a species that can lose an organ or body part — even its head — and grow it back?<p>It’s quite a trick. We’ll see if they can do it in space.<p>About 150 planarian flatworms, creatures that are happiest living in …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryPruitt Failed to Sabotage the EPA Mark Joseph Stern His successor will be masterful at it.<p>Extremely Scandal-Plagued EPA Administrator …

Scientists worldwide marvel at staggeringly massive dinosaur boneyard painstakingly excavated by Alberta researchers

EDMONTON — Scientists from around the world are marvelling over a staggering deposit of dinosaur bones in Edmonton that is being likened to a jigsaw …

January 2015

5 Gorgeous Adventure Travel Scenic Drives in America

In the United States adventure travel scenic drives are found near just about every beautiful outdoor destinations. Many drive these roads for their …

4-Foot Salamander Arrives in London as Face of New Conservation Effort

Dubbed Professor Wu, the new arrival could help the Zoological Society of London's efforts to save the critically endangered animal.<p>With his tiny eyes, sly grin, and slimy skin, Professor Wu may sound like an odd poster child.<p>But the Chinese giant salamander, which recently arrived at the …

January 2015

9 now-and-then images of melting glaciers

Even as we witness rising sea levels, record high temperatures and increasingly violent storm systems, it's still easy for us to ignore the …

Tracking Mountain Lions in California's Urban Jungles

Scientists struggle to track the secretive predators, which are turning up near cities' expanding edges, including around San Francisco Bay.<p>Crouched in the darkness, two field technicians squint at a laptop, hoping to catch a glimpse of California's most elusive predator.<p>"Possum. Possum. Possum," …

Fantastically Wrong: What Darwin Really Screwed Up About Evolution

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.17.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s hard to overstate just how brilliant …

California gets more rain, 1 big mudslide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a string of storms noisily marched across Southern California on Wednesday, hurling lightning bolts, coating …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: Oddest Eggs of the Animal Kingdom

From the horn shark's "drill bit" to the lacewing's sticky stalks, eggs come in all shape and sizes.<p>Eggs across the animal kingdom range from simple to spectacular—even among the most common of barnyard animals, the chicken.<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us via Danny Huynh, who …

Story of man and dagger found in UK field is finally told – 4,200 years on

Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA<p>A view of the bronze dagger found with the skeleton known as Racton Man.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/15/1418656825019/a45c214d-d432-4d16-9bd6-eb9e64a5b2a2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA<p>A view of the bronze dagger found …

Chilean Patagonian Expedition to Foster Stewardship of the Unique Cape Horn Region

In Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, scoping out miniature forests and revisiting Darwin's musings on the world's southernmost people<p>A Chilean group mounted an expedition last month to the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, which lies within the vast Magellanic sub-Antarctic eco-region, in the hope that the …

Rent-a-Tent Canada - Top ten Day Hikes: Canadian Rockies

BACKPACKING: WHAT TO BRING

Introduction: BACKPACKING: WHAT TO BRING<p>About: I recently immigrated to Germany. I am living in my first flat with my boyfriend and our cat Napoléon. …

Earth faces a sixth 'great extinction' of species

Nature magazine sounds alarm that humans are forcing a vast number of species to vanish<p>A warning of the imminent extinction of a huge proportion of …

I was a rock ‘n’ roll groupie: My lifelong obsession with Dimebag Darrell

<b>A photo of the author with Dimebag Darrell</b><p>On the 10th anniversary of Dimebag Darrell’s death, a reflection on a youth spent marveling at him<p>Stacy Alexander Smith<p>December 15, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>In Hinduism, "upasana" is the word given for the practice of idol worship. It is a far cry from the …

As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are

<i>The remote village of Shishmaref, Alaska, has been experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand. In the last decades, the island's shores have been eroding into the sea, falling off in giant chunks whenever a big storm hits. (Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)</i><p>It's a Wednesday morning …

The 7 weirdest things science has taught us about sex

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Corpses can be brought to orgasm, turkeys will mate with a head on a stick, and other bizarre factoids<p>Anna Pulley<p>December 14, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Science has made many groundbreaking discoveries through research and experimentation (and …

Gear of the Year 2014

Adventure<p>Top Gear Innovations for Fall and Winter The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means …

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