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The Galápagos: Nature's Laboratory
While snorkeling along the rocks of Devil’s Crown, a volcanic crater that protrudes from the equatorial waters off the coast of the Galápagos’ Floreana Island, I find myself nearly nose-to-nose with a native sea lion. He seems just as eager to check...
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Photo Essay: From Fjord to Farm in Norway
On a recent visit to Norway, we toured the country from Oslo to the home of Jarlsberg to the western fjord lands, stopping at dairy farms along the way. After a remarkably sunny day in Oslo at the Snøhetta-designed Operahuset, we headed for the country...
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Orangutan Polo Shirt
ARKWEAR (an apparel company whose name was inspired by Noah himself) donates 5% of their sales to the Wildlife Conservation Society—a global non-profit that aims to save wildlife that's vulnerable or facing extinction. This year, they are focused on...
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Interview: Photographer Michael Muller
LA-based photographer Michael Muller has captured celebrities (including Rihanna for her album cover Unapologetic) to mutants and superheroes (the movie posters for "X-Men Apocalypse" and "Captain America: Civil War" to name a few), but the most fascinating...
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Animals Are Delicious
By Dave Ladd and Stephanie Anderson, "Animals Are Delicious" isn't as brutal as one might think. In fact, the kids' book explains three of the longest food chains within the animal kingdom—in a bright and playful way. Each food chain (terrestrial...
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1. Chicago's Proposed Aerial Cable Car System While some cities are considering self-driving pods or improved water ferry routes (like Singapore and NYC respectively), Chicago is looking to the sky to transport its citizens. Architecture firms...
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Elewana SkySafari: Lodges and Camps in Tanzania
An African safari affects you in the way people talk about an ayahuasca retreat. Both take you on a surreal journey within a world you belong to, yet one surprisingly unfamiliar. And at the end, you’ve gained an entirely new perspective. Also like...
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Elewana SkySafari: The Parks
On the fifth day of safari, Tanzania’s vastness really hits me. It happens mid-flight on our journey between parks, as the steep verticals of the Rift Valley fade in the distance and the enormity of the Serengeti plains creeps into view. Tanzania...
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1. Whales Are Eating Our Trash A recent surge in whale beachings (over 30 cases in Europe so far in 2016) is causing major concern for researchers and marine biologists. Not long ago, a necropsy of a beached whale revealed huge amounts of car...
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Hoppa Bunny Candle
The product of a very successful Kickstarter campaign (the project was funded in just four days) Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval's PyroPet creations are sweet, faceted paraffin wax candles on the outside, but their insides are something else entirely...
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Best in Show Dog Toy
Made from sturdy cotton canvas and industrial-grade polypropelene rope, Mr Dog's "Best in Show" toy is not only guaranteed to make your pooch feel like a winner, it's also bound to last through countless puppy play dates. Co-created for the NYC-based...
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Mix + Match Animal Toys
These three-piece set of animal toys encourage children to learn, but also explore their own imaginations and storytelling skills. A giraffe, lion and elephant can become an elliaffe or giraliphant or whatever they'd like, thanks to interchangeable...
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1. Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Has Died Marvin Minksy, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and one of the first people to begin imparting common-sense reasoning to computers, died on Sunday at the age of 88. A true innovator...
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Hardcore Prawn Jacket
With prawns embroidered on the front, and the back emblazoned with the words "Hardcore Prawn" surrounding a huge sequined crustacean, this limited edition denim jacket from Eat Me Do is anything but subtle. Made from stretch denim for comfort and movement...
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Max Steiner Costumes at The Shop at The Standard, High Line
Halloween is on the horizon and for those still without a costume, The Shop at The Standard, High Line has a solution. For a second time, they've embarked on a curated collaboration with designer Max Steiner—and this year features a bounty of his...
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1. Your "Personal Bubble" is Actually a Cloud of Bacteria A new study published in the journal Peer J has revealed that a “personal bubble” isn’t just a reference to a preferred spacial barrier—but a living, breathing organism that’s unique to...
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1. The Last Living 9/11 Search Dog Gets the Best Day Ever Once in a while, BarkBox will choose a special pup and treat them to a “Dog’s Best Day.” And no dog is more deserving than their latest honoree Bretagne: the last known living search and...
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Scented Crying Candles by The Jacks
We've seen our fair share of handmade scented candles and thoughtful containers, but it's the ones hiding a devious personality underneath that really go the extra mile. PyroPet's cat and bird forms (which reveal a metallic skeleton inside) are a favorite...
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Pet People Magazine
The bond between people and their pets is fascinating. Years of nuanced looks, noises and nudges form an unspoken understanding that often transcends many human relationships. Pet People Magazine understands this, and has set out to explore the...
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1. The History of The Leap Second If Tuesday felt like it went by slower than usual, that's because it did. A leap second was added to Tuesday's time in order to keep the Earth’s rotation in sync with the atomic clock. As NASA explains it, scientists...
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