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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.

No descendants are left from the first Arctic EskimosPaleo-Eskimos likely survived in near-total isolation for thousands of years and did not pass on genes to Neo-Eskimos or Native Americans.

No descendants are left from the first Arctic Eskimos
Paleo-Eskimos likely survived in near-total isolation for thousands of years and did not pass on genes to Neo-Eskimos or Native Americans.

Who really discovered Neptune?Neptune was likely mistaken for a slow-moving star by a famous astronomer.

Who really discovered Neptune?
Neptune was likely mistaken for a slow-moving star by a famous astronomer.

Recipe: Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling and Lemon Buttercream Frosting (vegan, gluten-free)Tart and sweet, with a delicious berry center, these vegan cupcakes are a crowd-pleaser!

Recipe: Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling and Lemon Buttercream Frosting (vegan, gluten-free)
Tart and sweet, with a delicious berry center, these vegan cupcakes are a crowd-pleaser!

fromgrapevine:

No snow, no problem! 10 great places to hit the sandy slopes
Sand skiing and sandboarding bring the excitement of alpine sports to the world’s deserts and dunes.