Victoria Lombardi

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There's a Forest in Poland Filled With Crooked Trees, And No One Can Explain Why

This belongs in a Grimm's fairy tale.<p>Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near …

Forests

How One Architect Imagines The Future Of Sustainable Cities

Say hello to "oceanscrapers."<p>If you think of the city of the future as being filled with impossibly tall skyscrapers, think again. Instead, we could one day become people of the sea who live in "oceanscrapers."<p>That's according to Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut, who released a series of …

Cities

Opening A Bakery Was The Stupidest Thing This Brooklyn Baker Ever Did

. . . and also the smartest. Bien Cuit’s Zachary Golper is starting a bread revolution with his new book and educational initiatives.<p>On Smith Street in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood, there’s a small bakery that doesn’t smell like most. The thick, buttery aroma of croissants meshes with the …

Bread

Star Wars Writer Explains Why The Force Awakens Leaves So Many Questions Unanswered

Does the creative team behind The Force Awakens even know who Rey’s parents are?<p>It’s been a few days since <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> roared into theaters and, at this point, most people are done being precious about spoilers. But I’m still going to throw up a warning here because the following …

Star Wars

The Problem With That Major Force Awakens Scene

I never knew how much I cared about Han Solo until it was too late.<p>The public anticipation for J.J. Abrams’ <i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i> …

Harrison Ford on reuniting with Han's blaster, and forgiving Lawrence Kasdan for the Ewoks

We love him. He knows.<p>Over the years, though,<p>Harrison Fordhas never been entirely at ease with his place in the "Star Wars" universe and the intense fan adoration that goes with it. Still, when he got the call about reprising his role as Han Solo in"Star Wars: The Force Awakens,"he grabbed his …

Star Wars

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

From Auschwitz to the White House: One Tailor’s American Tale

When it came to clothes, Bill Clinton was a disaster, or so thought his tailor the first time he peered into the newly elected president’s closet. It …

Chris Rock: Hollywood is 'racist' against Mexicans, ‘there's a slave state in L.A.’

Chris Rock has some strong opinions about racism in Hollywood today, and he took to The Hollywood Reporter to pen an article about the problems he sees in the celeb-filled city.<p>Rock writes extensively about the issues African-Americans in Hollywood face, but he is most accusatory when he discusses …

GMO Crops Mean More Herbicide, Not Less

Over the past 15 years, farmers around the world have planted ever larger tracts of genetically engineered crops.<p>According to the USDA, in 2012 more than 93 percent of soy planted was “herbicide tolerant,” engineered to withstand herbicides (sold by the same companies who patent and sell the …

The Secret to Cutting Government Waste: Savings by a Thousand Cuts

Turn out the light in the soda machine. Fix the salt-spreader on the snow plow. The best way to save is to ask public employees for their ideas.<p>Bill Clinton looks on as Al Gore holds up the Report of the National Performance Review at the White House on September 20, 1994. (Joe Marquette/Associated …

More students turn to career academies

Clutching an envelope from New Jersey's Monmouth County Vocational School District, eighth-grader Ariana Giebler was more than a little apprehensive.<p>The aspiring marine biologist, who dreams of owning an aquarium, has had her sights set on attending the district's Marine Academy of Science and …