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19

Sep

The best trees for urban (and suburban) yardsThe world needs more trees. Here are recommended varieties for planting.

The best trees for urban (and suburban) yards
The world needs more trees. Here are recommended varieties for planting.

What’s a ‘facekini’? Swimwear and wrestling garb add up to bizarre fashion trend
Cautious swimmers in China are taking extreme measures — and a touch of ‘lucha libre’ to make sure the sun doesn’t harm their skin.

Is your dog an optimist or a pessimist?Research finds that man’s best friend can also have a positive or negative outlook on life.

Is your dog an optimist or a pessimist?
Research finds that man’s best friend can also have a positive or negative outlook on life.

Pit bulls and babies: Photographic proof that the much-maligned pups have hearts of gold
How to take clear photos of a light-polluted Milky WayIt takes a lot of work in post-processing to make our home galaxy appear in some photographs.

How to take clear photos of a light-polluted Milky Way
It takes a lot of work in post-processing to make our home galaxy appear in some photographs.

Science says: Men with big bellies are better loversThough the study’s assumption of what “better” means is pretty specific.

Science says: Men with big bellies are better lovers
Though the study’s assumption of what “better” means is pretty specific.

Host a tasting party to discover honey varietalsA new tool, the Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel, will help tasters detect if there is the flavor of cotton candy or smell of locker room in their honey.

Host a tasting party to discover honey varietals
A new tool, the Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel, will help tasters detect if there is the flavor of cotton candy or smell of locker room in their honey.

fromgrapevine:

Salvaged decor adds rustic charm to renovated home
With a penchant for DIY projects and an eye for salvaged items, one interior designer is showing homeowners how to take new spaces and fill them with history.

The weekend is almost here, and we’ve got some top stories to get you through the day:
Can you match the footprints to the animal?
Take a virtual tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Wildlife thrives in ‘the most dangerous place on Earth’
Happy Friday from MNN!

The weekend is almost here, and we’ve got some top stories to get you through the day:

Happy Friday from MNN!

18

Sep

Origami-inspired mini-farm thrives without soil … or waterFuturistic design meets urban gardening with this curious flat-pack greenhouse kit that harnesses seaweed-extracted agar-agar gel as a growing medium.

Origami-inspired mini-farm thrives without soil … or water
Futuristic design meets urban gardening with this curious flat-pack greenhouse kit that harnesses seaweed-extracted agar-agar gel as a growing medium.