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31

Aug

fromgrapevine:

Open a book in the open air: 8 outdoor libraries and bookstores
These places make discovering your next read an adventure.

Quick, what’s this baby animal called?Do you know your pups from your kits? If so, take the quiz!

Quick, what’s this baby animal called?
Do you know your pups from your kits? If so, take the quiz!

How to watch Neptune and ‘dodgeball’ asteroid in the sky tonightBackyard astronomers with a telescope can spot Neptune in the constellation Aquarius tonight, but both the blue planet and the asteroid can be seen online as well.

How to watch Neptune and ‘dodgeball’ asteroid in the sky tonight
Backyard astronomers with a telescope can spot Neptune in the constellation Aquarius tonight, but both the blue planet and the asteroid can be seen online as well.

30

Aug

Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wildernessFor decades, Proenneke lived in a handmade cabin at Alaska’s Twin Lakes; his writings and films have left a legacy.

Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wilderness
For decades, Proenneke lived in a handmade cabin at Alaska’s Twin Lakes; his writings and films have left a legacy.

fromgrapevine:

Landfills ingeniously fashioned into beautiful parks
Thanks to some impressive technology and forward-thinking people, there can be glory beyond the garbage.

'Jeopardy!' winner crunching data for scienceNo, it’s not Ken Jennings! It’s IBM’s artificially intelligent computer system Watson!

'Jeopardy!' winner crunching data for science
No, it’s not Ken Jennings! It’s IBM’s artificially intelligent computer system Watson!

29

Aug

Is Cape Town the Hollywood of Africa?The South African city is becoming a popular place to shoot movies and TV shows.

Is Cape Town the Hollywood of Africa?
The South African city is becoming a popular place to shoot movies and TV shows.

Why do people look like their pets? It’s in the eyes.A recent study finds that people can pair pet owners with their dogs simply by looking at photos of their eyes, but scientists aren’t sure how we’re able to do this.

Why do people look like their pets? It’s in the eyes.
A recent study finds that people can pair pet owners with their dogs simply by looking at photos of their eyes, but scientists aren’t sure how we’re able to do this.