Melissa Sterry

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OMEGA presents Terra – a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

High-fashion goes high-tech in ‘#techstyle’

<b>#techstyle</b><br>Through July 10<br>Museum of Fine Arts, Boston<p>You wouldn’t expect wardrobe classics like leather jackets or denim jeans at an exhibit …

Clothing

Scientists have identified only 0.001% of all species on Earth

The largest scientific study of its kind estimates that Earth could play host to more than 1 trillion different species, which means we've probably only identified a vanishingly small proportion of them — only about one-thousandth of 1 percent.<p>To figure this out, biologists in the US combined more …

Zoology

Sinuous treetop walkway by Glenn Howells Architects

This elevated walkway by Glenn Howells Architects meanders through the treetops at the National Arboretum in Gloucestershire, England.<p>The sinuous …

Architecture

Reclaimed windows and doors form facades of Collage House

Old doors and windows, antique wooden columns and metal drainpipes give this house in Mumbai an aesthetic its architects claim is inspired by the …

House

What you'll be wearing in 2050: Dragon skin and bones?

CNN Style's second show launches on Saturday May 7 at 1330 BST / 1430 CET on CNN International.<p>(CNN)"I will show you the dragon skin dress."<p>Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen walks through her Amsterdam-based studio to reveal a piece of clothing that both looks and sounds, almost …

Clothing

A Backpack And Tent In One

Titled ‘Melina’, this design piece combines a backpack and tent into one. In collaboration with The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem …

Industrial Design

Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) breaking thru concrete Floyd Bennett Field Brooklyn #wildnyc Photo by Mike Feder https://t.co/SkqD0vEX7g

New Mexico scientists develop tiny, artificial lung

<b>LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) –</b> It is miniature in size but not in significance.<p>New Mexico researchers are creating a new device to test what people are …

A Photographic Exploration of Botswana

To label the images that artist <b>Chloe Sells</b> creates as mere photographs almost seems to do them a disservice. They are bright, disorientating and …

Photography

Living PlanIT SA ICE Video - The engineer's role in the future city.

Menagerie of Microbes

​Arthur's Seat b.I/O.power station (above).<br>​<br>"A project by ecoLogicStudio [Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto]. Part of a design research in Urban …

Design Research

Now Is the Time to See Squid That Glow Like Fireflies

Hop on a fishing boat in Toyama Bay, Japan, in the wee hours of the morning and you may feel as if you’re in a spaceship, navigating through the stars. That’s because each year, between March and June, millions of firefly squid transform the water into a galactic landscape. Lucky for you, all you …

Fireflies

Rescued lions roar into South Africa after flight from Peru

The roaring of 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia echoed through Johannesburg's international airport Saturday after they arrived in …

Africa

super/collider: Plant Whisperer

Kasia Molga, media artist and hactivist, works on the intersection of art, science and technology. Her practice is concerned with changes in our …

Ecology

Stylish Seniors Show that Fabulous Fashion Has No Age Limit

In his street photography, Ari Seth Cohen challenges cultural norms that equate beauty with youth, so it’s no surprise that he cites his grandmother as the inspiration behind his work. When he was little, as he explained to <i>Paper Magazine</i>, he was best friends with his grandma and "always had a great …

Style

Deadly Flamboyant Cuttlefish Puts on Flashy Display

Sperm-binding beads could work as fertility aid or contraceptive

By<p>Gotcha. Sticky beads that capture healthy sperm could work as a new form of contraceptive, while also helping fertility doctors select the best …

Sperm

Faux “Leather” Made From Fermented Tea Could Revolutionize Fashion

From sauerkraut to sourdough, Americans have been quick to embrace better eating through beneficial bacteria. Will they extend the same enthusiasm to …

Leather

This Plant Bleeds Sweet Nectar To Recruit Ant Bodyguards – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Six years ago, Anke Steppuhn noticed that the bittersweet nightshade, when attacked by slugs and insects in a greenhouse, would bleed. Small droplets would exude from the wounds of its part-eaten leaves. At the same time, Steppuhn and her colleagues saw that the wild plants were often covered in …

Botany

3D-printing companies are trying to preserve more than 50 species of endangered birds

The consumer adoption of 3D printing may be slow, but the technology is exploding in many other creative ways. It’s being used to create the fastest R/C cars in the world, to develop public housing complexes, and is even being deployed on the International Space Station. Now in another innovative …

3D Printing

Photos Explore the Exquisite Details of Bird Feathers Around the World

Robert Clark delves into the exquisite gem-colored world of birds in his recently released book—<i>Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage</i>. A fascinating visual examination of the multitude of colors and functions of the seemingly-simple bird feather, the book pairs beautifully clear shots of bird …

Birds

Brilliantly Textured Body Paintings Turn the Human Form into a Walking Work of Art

Artist Yusk Imai has a long-held fascination with human anatomy, and he displays this reverence for the body in an unconventional painting project called <i>Exoskeleton</i>. The skin is his canvas as hands, arms, legs, and shoulders are covered in intricate textures that mimic reptile scales, brushed …

Painting

Hummingbird Whisperer Captures Close-Up Photos of Birds Visiting Her Backyard

Tracy Johnson has gathered quite the flock of feathered friends. This bird whisper spends at least half an hour every day hanging out in her backyard in Livermore, California, waiting for the local hummingbird crew to gather. Johnson uses handheld hummingbird feeders to get her feathered friends to …

Hummingbirds

Exquisite Electric Bikes Made with Vintage Parts From the 1950s

As the founder of Agnelli Milan Bikes, Italian craftsman Luca Agnelli is melding the comfort and convenience of today’s technology with the artistry of old-school design. Each one of his electric bicycles is handmade with vintage parts that date back to the 1950s, from the frames to the fuel tanks, …

Electric Vehicles

More than 1,000 species have been moved due to human impact

More than 1,000 species have had to be relocated because of climate change, poaching and humans taking their habitat, according to a top conservationist.<p>Dr Axel Moehrenschlager said cases of “translocation”, such as India’s plan to relocate tigers to Cambodia or South Africa’s scheme to airlift …

Zoology

Print Your Outfit from Home: The Future of Fashion and 3D Printing

Currently 3D printed clothing is very haute couture, as evidenced by the 3D printed gowns on display at Manus x Machina, the Met Costume Institute’s …

Style

The world’s largest primate is being wiped out by war

The population of the world’s largest primate — a gorilla subspecies that lives in a region of Central Africa beset by conflict — is collapsing.<p>Back in 1998, a team of researchers estimated that 17,000 Grauer’s gorillas, also known as eastern lowland gorillas, lived in the forests of eastern …

Congo

Maarten Baas proposes tree-grown armchair in Milan

<b>Milan 2016:</b> plans for an oversized armchair that would be formed inside a growing tree trunk and a massive logo that changes colour with the seasons …

Design

How Wild Animals Are Hacking Life in the City

Mountain lions and ants are among the many species great and small figuring out clever ways to live among people.<p>Enlarge<p>In downtown Chicago, a coyote spends his entire life in one cemetery, eating chicken that Sunday mourners place on the graves. On Manhattan sidewalks, ants survive on hot dogs and …

Biology