Mary Margaret Hall

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A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in …

Scientific Studies Explain the Best Ways to Talk to Children

For most adults, talking to kids can be daunting. And not just in the "watch what you say" way but in the "they won't say anything to me" way. …

Portraits of Quirky Characters from an Alternate Universe

Travis Louie is the master of developing odd little characters who convey quirky personalities. His illustrated figures boast antlers and fangs and strangely shaped heads, and he pairs each unique portrait with a creative story in order to provide a bit of background about each imaginative …

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1,000 Photographs Document Elaborate Nigerian Hair Trends

Just as fashion trends change with the times, so do hairstyles. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Nigeria-based J.D. Okhai Ojeikere documented more than 1,000 of these stunning, almost sculptural designs by finding his subjects along the every day streets, at wedding celebrations, and in offices. The …

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23 Amazing Labyrinths To Get Lost In

What is it about humans that make us love–and hate–being lost? Since the time of ancient Greece, we've been figuring out ways to entertain ourselves …

14 Fun Photos of Personality-Filled Frogs

Is that tiny frog holding a leaf like an umbrella, to shield himself from the rain? Yes, and it's just one of several amazing shots by photographers who feature the tailless amphibians in their photos. Photographer Penkdix Paime shot the tiny tree frog in his neighbor's backyard in Jember, East …

The largest flower parade in the world takes place in the small town of Zundert, Netherlands on the first Sunday of September. Check out more of the amazing floats here: http://j.mp/13iZSy6

35 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Russia 100 Years Ago

But he left behind over 2,600 amazing photographs of the Russian Empire he had taken between 1909 and 1915.<p>The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection at the Library of Congress shows the ethnographic and geographic diversity of the vast Russian Empire through images of people, religious architecture, pastoral …

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Tim Noble and Sue Webster are a dynamic duo based out of the UK. Using everyday things including rubbish, they've taken the idea of assemblages to a new level of transformative art. This one is constructed from 34 taxidermied animals including 6 rats, 1 mink, 8 carrion crows, 8 rooks, and 11 jackdaws. Check out more here: http://j.mp/1aoL4U6

For the past 3 years, we have attended and participated in NUART FESTIVAL one of the world's best street and public art festivals. This past week, we have been in Stavanger, Norway as over a dozen artists have been creating installations, murals, site-specific paintings and street works throughout the town, prior to Nuart's public opening on Saturday, September 7. Check out our preview here: http://j.mp/1ad1F9Q

New Street Art Illusion: Boy Balancing on Stacked Chairs

Street artist Ernest Zacharevic has just unveiled his latest piece that he created for Nuart, the annual international festival that brings the biggest heavyweights in the street art movement to Stravanger, Norway to “produce some of the worlds most interesting, relevant and groundbreaking public …

The art of Ling Jian... See more in our Erotica dept (NSFW): http://j.mp/16aEf48

Paintings by Laura Krifka... Image gallery: http://j.mp/1ap0rvK

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Evolution’s opportunists: ray-finned fish

<b>U. MICHIGAN / U. CHICAGO (US) —</b> <i>Fouldenia</i>, a shell-crushing, ray-finned fish, survived mass extinction 359 million years ago. Now, its descendants …

Polio Vaccinators Face Deadly Risks In Pakistan

In regions where polio is endemic, anti-vaccination views are tied to politics.<p>Here's another twist on "vaccine safety." Over the past year, Pakistani villagers have been shooting healthcare workers that came to give them the polio vaccine.<p>Foreign Policy has the exact numbers. Up to 22 workers may …

Photo essay: Adapting to climate change in arid Chile

Scientists are working together with local authorities to learn more about the Elqui River Valley’s persistent drought and how to mitigate its …

UK's Anti-Pornography Plan Is Scary, Pointless Grandstanding

The U.K. Prime Minister today proposed a sweeping set of internet filtering--some would say censorship--laws. They will go nowhere.<p>U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced this morning that "By the end of this year, when someone sets up a new broadband account, the settings to install family …

How To Design Aircraft Carriers For Drone Warfare

Defense Tech has an intriguing story about the next generation of aircraft carriers. One of the bigger innovations in the upcoming Ford-class of carriers: They're designed to carry drones, with a new, electricity-intensive launch system replacing the steam catapults that sent carrier-borne fighters …

Super effect on us from supermoons?

A supermoon’s extra pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But the moon’s pull doesn’t affect a human body nearly as powerfully as it does …

As the 'Star Wars' sets decay, fan photos are helping scientists learn how sand moves

The home of young Anakin Skywalker is about to be lost to the desert winds. A large sand dune is now about 30 feet away from enveloping the set of Mos Espa near Tozeur in Tunisia, which was constructed in 1997 to serve as Anakin's home in <i>The Phantom Menace</i>. But while that may be a loss for <i>Star Wars</i> …

4 Real Inventions Inspired by Science Fiction

'Corpse flower' attracts thousands to Washington garden

WASHINGTON — It seems a more fitting subject for an Edgar Allan Poe story: a towering maroon blossom that emits the odor of rotting flesh.<p>Up to 20,000 visitors packed the U.S. Botanic Garden on Monday to catch a whiff of the rare titan arum bloom, also known as the corpse flower, before the …

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The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

FYI: Could A Human Beat A T. Rex In Arm Wrestling?

A paleontologist examines the evidence.<p>"First, we're assuming that the T. rex won't just eat the person, right?" asks Jack Conrad, a vertebrate paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Right. This is a sanctioned match, and killing your opponent is strictly against the …

New Big-Nosed Horned Dinosaur Found in Utah

Nasutoceratops titusi is a distant relative of Triceratops, study says.<p><b>Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah.</b><p><i>Nasutoceratops titusi</i> belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsids, large four-legged …

Bottlenose dolphins use names to identify companions

Bottlenose dolphins have distinct "names" that they use to identify individuals in their social group, according to a study by scientists who …

Smoking, democracy, plain packaging and the Soviets

Back in the mid-80s I had the educational pleasure of visiting Berlin, East and West, on a school trip. The train we travelled on stopped at the …