Linda Agresti

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An Introduction to Hormones

A hormone is a specific molecule that acts as a chemical messenger in the endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and …

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of<p>President Obama’s prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

Alberto Bustos’ Paperlike Ceramics Imitate Sprouting Blades of Grass | Colossal

<p>Inspired by forms of vegetation, Spanish artist Alberto Bustos' pieces appear like blades of grass sprouting from the earth, stretching and curling …

6 in-demand skills you can learn online

However, the advent of sophisticated technology — which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media — has made skills and knowledge easily disseminated and accessible.<p><b>Related: 8 Free Training Tools That Will Help You Excel at Your Job</b><p>There are countless websites readily …

4 Web Development Trends to Look Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

Web developers lead very exciting lives. With technology evolving at an ever-increasing rate, you’ll never run out of new skills to learn or ideas to …

What are the best supplies?

A nerd’s guide to bullet journaling<p>You may have heard of bullet journaling, probably from your sister or your coworker or some other enviably competent person you have the pleasure of knowing. It’s a productivity pocketknife—customizable, indispensable, satisfying to use—that is helping people …

Productivity Apps

Here's a tiny slice of the largest-ever 3D map of the cosmos

Each of these dots marks a galaxy<p>Each of the nearly 50,000 dots on this map swatch represents a galaxy. That sounds like a lot, but it’s only about 3 percent of the 1.2 million galaxies that the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) recently mapped. BOSS is helping astronomers figure out …

Universe

Earth, Moon Photographed From Mars

The most powerful telescope that has been orbiting Mars for over 10 years now sent back a striking image two months ago. Actually, it was four …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

A Bag to Carry your Life with You

Bags as a product may be utilitarian, but they are more about self expression than anything else. That’s probably why we feature so many different …

Laniakea

Laniakea, the large transparent bubble at top center in this cube, is our local region of space, as defined by the motion of galaxies. The relative …

The Art Of Hand Lettering

I’ve selected some of the hand lettering artists whose work continues to speak strongly and boldly of this beautiful way of creating art. Art that …

The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make on Website Redesign

Image credit: Photodune<p>Let's face it: when designing a new website, it's the design that takes center stage:<p><i>What image should be featured on the home page?</i><p><i>Which colors and fonts look great and will drive visitors to take action?</i> <i>Where should the call-to-action button be placed and should it say</i> …

Israel's greenest building produces more energy than it consumes

Green architecture may still be somewhat of a niche in Israel, but the country is making a noteworthy push towards weaving more eco-conscious …

Design

Juno spacecraft finally in Jupiter’s gravitational grip

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has finally escaped the sun’s grip – having ditched Earth years ago – with Jupiter’s gravity now controlling its …

Increased CO2 levels are greening the Earth

Researchers studying NASA satellite data on the Earth's vegetation coverage have discovered that plants have significantly increased their leaf cover …

See Powerful Pictures of How We're Using and Misusing Water

Why one photographer always finds important stories to tell about water.<p>Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink. It’s the future that Hungarian photographer Balazs Gardi fears. For more than ten years, he has traveled the world to document humans’ relationship with water. His conclusion? …

Every Day Is Pancake Day with These 24 Recipes

Sweet or savory, can we all just agree that pancakes rule?<p>Name a meal more satisfying than a stack of pancakes. Nothing? Nothing? All we hear is crickets, because whether pancakes are fluffy or crusty, sweet or savory, there's really no contest. Here are our 24 favorite recipes.

Breakfast

19 Different Foods That Surprisingly Bloom Beautiful Flowers

In January, we showed you what some of your favorite foods look like growing in their natural habitats. Now, as winter melts into spring, we're looking at some of the most floral-tastic versions of common fruits and vegetables. Did you know that onions, lemons, and soybeans are all flowering …

These Ceramics Were 3D Printed Using Music and Sound Waves

Designer Olivier van Herpt and Studio Van Broekhoven have manipulated clay in a most unique fashion. Utilizing sound vibrations while 3D printing in …

Pictures of the Week 2.11.16

Chinese New Year

DERs in 2016: What experts expect for a booming sector

Just before the new year, the wind and solar industries won some hard-fought extensions of vital federal tax credits in a omnibus spending bill …

Solar Power