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Foxy & Winston Cotton Voile Scarves

During the winter doldrums, sometimes all that's needed is a pop of charm to get through the darker days—and if that charm helps keep you toasty, then all the better. Brooklyn-based textile designer Jane Buck of Foxy & Winston has it all covered with her collection of cotton voile scarves, which …

Fair Trade

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Living Rooms

Ancient Trees: A Photo Series

These fantastic captures are those of San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon. For 14 years, Moon has done research to locate the world's oldest …

Ecology

These images of parenting in the animal kingdom will make you feel warm and loving

Illustrator Lucas Levitan Adds Whimsical Characters to Photos He Finds on Instagram

London-based illustrator Lucas Levitan adds whimsical characters to photos he finds on Instagram in his illustration project “Photo Invasion“. The …

Illustration

Architectural Installations Made with Reclaimed Materials

To conceive this interior wooden installation, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels got inspired by crystal polygonal facets. Then she piled up reclaimed …

Faceted Classification

The Armstrong Light Trap, a Desktop Lamp Inspired by Moon Craters | Colossal

<p>Inspired by the pockmarked surface of the moon, Russian designer Constantin Bolimond developed this fun concept for a ceramic desktop lamp covered …

Furniture

Shiba Inu gets a lift, shows us all how to swim in mid-air

Lifestyle

Brody the French Bulldog Puppy is Tricked Out

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>Brody Brixton the tiny, twelve-week-old French bulldog wants to show you a trick or two. More like a trick or six, tricks which he …

Cute Animals

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

Best Christmas Sweater Ever Looks Like a Tree

(Photo: unknown)<p>Making ugly Christmas sweaters is becoming a high art form. This fantastic sweater is a great example. Why take up so much room with …

Moss: A Tribute

Summer Fruit Pizza with Rosemary Basil

This big, dramatic, open-face fruit tart looks like it just came off the set of an Italian country magazine shoot. Better yet, it’s nearly no work. …

Baking

Tiny Fish May Be Ancestor of Nearly All Living Vertebrates

A stunningly preserved, soft-bodied fish that is more than 500 million years old could be the ancestor of almost all living vertebrates.<p>The fossilized fish, called <i>Metaspriggina,</i> sports characteristic gill structures that later evolved into jawbones in jawed vertebrates, according to a new …

Paleontology

Extraordinary leaf artwork, by Lorenzo Duran http://t.co/FJsD3V6CLb

Humans Evolved Weak Muscles to Feed Brain's Growth, Study Suggests

Weak muscles evolved even faster than smart brains in people.<p>We humans may be weaklings by nature.<p><b>Humans appear to have evolved puny muscles even faster than they grew big brains, according to a new metabolic study that pitted people against chimps and monkeys in contests of strength.</b><p>The upshot, …

Science explains why octopus arms don't stick together

Amputated octopus arms can't grab octopus skin, and that might be great for robotics<p>Octopus arms can grab onto just about any smooth surface with ease and, for the most part, they do so without communicating their location to the brain. This ability has turned them into darlings of the robotics …

Watermelon & Tomatillo Salad with Feta Cheese

Keep it local and add these in season fruits and veggies to your cocina for a tasty summer dish!<p><b>WATERMELON SALAD WITH RICOTTA</b><p><b>Serves 2</b><p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 watermelon, cut into bite pieces, seeded<p>4-5 oz. ricotta "salata" (feta, buffalo mozzarella, "burrata," or any cheese of your choice), sliced into …

Newly identified dinosaur fauna sheds light on evolution

Recognition of the 160 million year old Daohugou Biota has huge scientific potential<p>Less than 20 years ago the first known feathered dinosaurs from northeastern China were being unveiled to a surprised and amazed public, and since then huge numbers of fossils have been found. A new study, however, …

New find hits Cambrian fossil jackpot—again | Ars Technica

Near site of famous Burgess Shale fossils, more turn up.<p>The odds of any individual organism making it into the fossil record are, frankly, terrible. …

What makes a marine protected area effective? | Ars Technica

Protected areas indicate large fish populations have dropped by over 80 percent.<p>Even though there are about 5,000 marine protected areas (MPAs) …

Plate tectonics set the thermostat for early animal life | Ars Technica

Switch from snowball to hothouse conditions driven by continental collisions.<p>Earth’s climate didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet for the first …

Ham on Nye: The high cost of “winning” an evolution/creation debate | Ars Technica

The well-publicized debate at the Creation Museum was not about two minds sparring.<p>In 1878, the American scholar and minister Sebastian Adams put the …

How did we get here? A brief history of the evolution vs. creationism debate | Ars Technica

Gap theory, "old Earth creationism," and more.<p>This week we saw Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ken Ham, President/CEO of Answers in Genesis and the …

How the vastly improbable has determined what animals got where | Ars Technica

The Monkey’s Voyage argues that life on Earth is shaped by animals floating on rafts.<p>The new book <i>The Monkey's Voyage</i> asks a deceptively simple …

Eradication isn't the only option for invasive species

There's more than one way to deal with invasive species. And, in some cases, "wipe them out" might not be the best option. In fact, research shows …