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Archaeology

Archaeology

How-To: Fairy Houses

This whole walkthrough would definitely be a mixed media fairy house but that’s probably alright with the fairies. You could probably build this all …

Crafting

Gameloft unveils Dungeon Hunter 5, coming to iOS later this year

Gameloft has just announced the latest installment in its wildly popular Dungeon Hunter series of hack-and-slash action role-playing games.<p>Called …

To improve schools, let teachers take over

Walk through a typical public school, and you see students, sitting in rows of identical desks, listening to teachers talk.<p>Unless the teacher is particularly inspiring, half of the students are zoning out. This isn't just a problem for teachers, half of whom leave the profession within their first …

Anatomical Specimens Made from Hand-Dyed Wool and Silk by Lana Crooks | Colossal

<p>Textile artist Lana Crooks constructs extremely realistic small anatomical specimens from hand-dyed silk and wool. Fascinated by “the antique, the …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Clothing

Bird Photography: 4 Basics that Will Get You Great Shots

Birds, birds, birds. For those of us who love our birds, it's not uncommon for us to hear, “I saw a bird yesterday and it looked like…, do you know …

Repotting Houseplants: How To Repot A Houseplant

So you’ve determined that your houseplant is in need of a major overhaul–repotting. Houseplants require occasional repotting to keep them healthy. In …

Plants

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

iOS platformer Goblin Sword takes us back to the 8-bit glory days

I’m a massive fan of nostalgic 2-D platformers, so the sight of <i>Goblin Sword</i> has me buzzing. An entirely new iOS action platforming game, the title nonetheless borrows its inspiration from classic 8-bit platformers of the NES era of gaming, with cartoony sprites and highly detailed pixel-rendered …

App Store

Beautiful destruction: ‘The Banner Saga’ is hardcore strategy with Disney style

<i>The Banner Saga</i> makes you choose between life and death. It's a strategy game set in an epic fantasy world, one where little good happens. It's not quite as bad as <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but it’s far from a cheery experience, despite the stunningly rendered, Disney-style art. Look past that beautiful …

One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets

In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of …

The Hell That Is My Kids' Bedtime Ritual

<i>Written by Allana Harkin for Babble.com</i><p>Every evening around 7:15pm my children look at me with sad disappointed eyes. Eyes which say: "How could you?" "Why do you hate us?" and "I'll never be happy again."<p>And all I did was say, "It's time to get ready for bed." To which my 3-year-old now yells, "OH …

ABC To Offer Live Streaming On iOS Beginning This Week

About a couple of months ago, we relayed a report from The New York Times suggesting that ABC could become the first U.S. network to offer live video …

Start Exploring: OddPlanet Now Optimized For The iPhone 4, iPhone 5 And iPad

OddPlanet, a Limbo- and Oddworld-inspired application that became available earlier this month, has just received an update adding iPhone 4, iPhone …

Orc Alert! Official Warhammer Quest Gameplay Video Appears Online

For some time now, an official Warhammer Quest iPad game has been in development. While the application itself is expected to launch in the App Store …

Detecting Humanists: New Mysteries by Anne Perry and Walter Mosley

A humanist is a person having a strong interest in or concern for human welfare, values, and dignity. (Thank you, Dictionary.com). For me, being a humanist also means believing in the inherent ability of each human being to think and reason, and to decide to act not just for one's own benefit but …

Dreamlike Split-Level Landscapes Painted by Jeremy Miranda | Colossal

<p>Artist Jeremy Miranda lives and works in Salem, Massachusetts where he works with acrylic paint to create images influenced by nature, technology, …

Fit Food: Citrus

Talking chickens: hatching a plan

This series could be described as being a little on the fluffy side in places so far, and there's no denying that there is a cute and cuddly element …

Old-fashioned vegetables - in pictures

The vegetables of the past are making a comeback - Sally Nex picks six of the best to grow in your garden

why vegetable seedlings stretch and get spindly

Shares 9K<p>MAYBE YOU’RE WONDERING this about now: Why do vegetable seedlings stretch and grow spindly sometimes, and how can you prevent it? That was …

Gardening

Education Reform Is Becoming a Revolution

Our voices matter because we are the most heavily affected by choices made in education policy and curriculum. I refuse to be simply a number who passed all of his End of Instruction tests (EOIs) and met the requirements. Without voices, we can give no feedback on the effectiveness of the system. …

Four Favorite Things About Easter as an Evangelical Gay Kid

My memoir about growing up gay in a fundamentalist Christian home comes out in a couple of weeks, and I've been thinking about what a big role Easter played in my young life. Holidays were a big deal in my pre-Internet Kansas City home. We didn't have a TV, we weren't allowed to attend movies in …

10 tips for growing blueberries in the backyard

WANT TO SUCCEED with blueberries? Ask the guy with a Ph.D. in the subject, author of all the best books on home-garden fruit growing: Lee Reich, a …

Gardening

Make a beautiful fruit cage for your garden

A fruit cage is not only an excellent place to grow fruit, it can provide a beautiful focal point in your garden.<p><b>INSPIRATION</b><p>Fruit cages are usually utilitarian but they can be superb focal points. Marylyn Abbot’s magnificent fruit cages at <b>West Green</b> take a lot of beating. They were designed by …

Simple Springtime Dishes