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1. A New Origin Story for Dogs When, where and how wolves were domesticated and eventually became dogs has always been disagreed upon by scientists. Now, new research suggests our best pals have a different origin story than once thought. Archaeologist...
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London Design Festival 2016: "Forest" Installations
In bustling London, there aren't many places to hide away peacefully, but thanks to a collaboration between Asif Khan and MINI there are now three. The MINI LIVING Forests are located in Shoreditch, as part of London Design Festival, and provide...
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1. Vale, Gene Wilder No matter how old you are, chances you've seen and adored a Gene Wilder film. Sadly, the beloved actor passed away this week at 83 years old. Starring in movies since the '60s, he played everything from Young Frankenstein...
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1. The Brooklyn Museum Announces a Year of Feminist Exhibitions Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Brooklyn Museum has announced it's launching a year of feminist exhibitions. According to...
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New York Awaits The Mysterious Corpse Flower
Today or Thursday, the mysterious, magical and stinky Corpse Flower is set to bloom at the Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Also known as Amorphophallus Titanum (meaning "large misshapen phallus"), the flower—when...
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1. Hubble's Beautiful Close-Up Image of the Crab Nebula In yet another image and discovery that are difficult to comprehend fully, NASA has delved into the core of Taurus' Crab Nebula—via the Hubble Telescope—and released an up-close image that...
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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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Premiere: "Big Sky" by Pearl Lion
Making us want to plan a road trip immediately is this stunning montage of visuals captured by Dan Huiting (whose music video resume includes Sylvan Esso, Caroline Smith, and lots of Bon Iver) for Pearl Lion's film soundtrack-like instrumental...
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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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1. Prince Has Died at 57 Following an investigation at his home and recording studio Paisley Park, it's been confirmed that Prince has died at 57. Prince Rogers Nelson, a truly legendary musician, released 39 albums throughout his career, garnering...
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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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Word of Mouth: 24 Hours in Reykjavik
by Adrienne So For a while now, Iceland has presented itself as a convenient layover destination for people traveling between Europe and North America—and not just because of its location in the middle of the Atlantic. It's a magical place to visit...
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A Wilder Life
Since launching in 2011, Wilder Quarterly has been rousing genuine excitement about growing and gardening in people who typically encounter more software bugs than the natural kind. Nearly five years later, the print magazine (now on a bi-annual...
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CH + Enterprise: From Grub to Gourmet and Farmhand Vacations
When Enterprise asked us to help celebrate drives, passions and people through video we didn't hesitate. Our first film takes us to Big Cricket Farms in Ohio, where they are addressing concerns about feeding the world's increasing population with sustainable...
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1. Inside the Mind and Studio of Artist Olafur Eliasson Olafur Eliasson is a busy man. The Danish-Icelandic artist is currently working on exhibitions in Stockholm and Vienna, a project that requires moving ice from Greenland to Paris, the design...
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Fall Picnic Gear
In the Northern Hemisphere, leaves are changing and apples are falling. Sweater weather is here, and it's the perfect time to get outdoors and experience still-mild temperatures and the colorful transitioning of the leaves. Whether hiking to a...
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