Building Walls

My hat's off to French performance artist, JR and his mammoth installation of a colossal child looking over the Mexican 'wall.'

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The Abstract Beauty of One of the World’s Harshest Climates

The desert, as you’ve never seen it before. by Anika Burgess Humans are not built to withstand extreme heat: sunburn, heatstroke, dehydration. All indications are that heatwaves, of the kind that recently grounded flights in Arizona, damaged fisheries off Tasmania, and resulted in the highest temperature ever recorded, in Iran, are going to become more…Read more The Abstract Beauty of One of the World’s Harshest Climates

Congress Close to Approving a New Space Army

By Rhett Jones (GIZMODO) While fighting climate change and providing health care are both just too economically burdensome for America, members of the House believe there’s still enough cash to fund a space army that would fight off... the space enemies? read more

Morocco’s Tree-Climbing Goats Prefer Spitting Out Seeds to Eating Them

Having observed these tree climbing goats while on a bus ride to Marrakech and then pondered the suitability of rubbing an argan oil lotion, peddled by a trader in the souk, into my skin, this comes as some relief to me, if not the goat. BY KELSEY KENNEDY SOME PLANTS RELY ON BIRDS or the…Read more Morocco’s Tree-Climbing Goats Prefer Spitting Out Seeds to Eating Them

The Benjamin Franklin Method: How to (Actually) Learn to Write

Benjamin Franklin may be the most prolific man in all of American history. In his NYT bestselling Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Walter Isaacson writes of Franklin— “[He was] the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become.” Franklin’s literal rags to riches story is…Read more The Benjamin Franklin Method: How to (Actually) Learn to Write

Digging Through the Archives of Scarfolk, the Internet’s Creepiest Fake Town

Haunted TV shows, surveillance owls, liver-based children's toys—nothing is too weird for Scarfolk. by Cara Giaimo October 17, 2016 Let's take a moment to explain the picture above. In 1978, the town of Scarfolk, in northwest England, cut its police budget in half. This drastic measure was followed by a wave of violent crime. To deal…Read more Digging Through the Archives of Scarfolk, the Internet’s Creepiest Fake Town