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Cranky Neighbor

This male Anna’s Hummingbird reminds me of the stereotypical grumpy old man that lives next door yelling at kids to “get off my lawn!”


How the Sistine Chapel spawned a public relations nightmare

When Michelangelo’s ambitious paintings premiered in the sixteenth century, they touched off a very modern-sounding social media scandal, says art historian Elizabeth Lev.

It was called a “sin,” a “stew of nudes” that could “weaken the faith of others.” In the years following the debut of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel paintings in the mid-1500s, a torrent of complaints about the works’ rampant, joyful nudity rocked the global Catholic Church.   950 more words

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Gallery: A sweet perspective on the burka

Afghan-born artist Behnaz Babazadeh hopes to spark a conversation about the burka … by wrapping herself in candy.

When Behnaz Babazadeh was young, her family moved from Afghanistan to the US. 670 more words

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Skyscrapers are boring: One architect against the tyranny of the tower

Architect Ole Scheeren fights against the rigid hierarchy of the skyscraper.

When Ole Scheeren (TED Talk: Why great architecture should tell a story) unveiled his design for a complex of residential towers in Singapore, his clients were stunned. 915 more words

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Today, after quite a while, there’s sudden mood of writing a new post here. And this time I would like to brag about myself ! :D . 635 more words

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Gallery: How to draw snowflakes the size of soccer fields

How does snow artist Simon Beck trace massive, intricate patterns in the snow? With a little math and a lot of legwork.

Simon Beck (TEDxKlagenfurt Talk: … 881 more words

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I’m very impressed that this woodpecker is able to hang onto this warped branch. Life is full of warped branches.

Red-bellied Woodpecker in Arkansas