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Danube's Green Waltz
At the end of its 1,771-mile journey across Europe, the mighty Danube
River frays into myriad channels, marshes, swamps and lakes edged by waterlogged
willow trees. To see the delta is proof that the meandering river has
never lost heart.
Beauty: The Art of the Shiv
A shiv is a weapon crafted from the limited resources of a prisoner’s
closed world. Crudely constructed from such things as spoons, shoelaces
and upholstery tacks, shivs lie somewhere between the graceful and the
grotesque. They’re primitive, too — like outsider art, but
produced deep on the inside.
meeting of civilisations: The mystery of China's celtic mummies
The discovery of European corpses thousands of miles away suggests a hitherto
unknown connection between East and West in the Bronze Age.
Who could have imagined that the Sunshine State was filled with so many
elderly cons, senior citizens who haven't let advanced age get in the
way of committing serious crimes.
Global Student Animation Awards
Stash Magazine is very proud to present the winners of the 2006 Global
Student Animation Awards. The three category winners and runners-up were
selected from among hundreds of entries by an international panel of 16
judges from all parts of the animation, vfx and motion design industry.
When it comes to parasites, it’s all about perspective. You may
call a lifetime of growing and feeding off another organism lazy, but
we call it opportunistic. In fact, these life-sucking go-getters have
managed to carve out some of the most ingenious survival strategies in
the world. By some estimates, parasites outnumber free-living species
nearly four to one. So show some respect. After all, mooching isnt’
as easy as it looks.
Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the
new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers
cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why?
on your back
Given the array of monkey meanings and functions within Western culture,
it's not surprising to find man's supposed lesser cousin often captured
by the camera. Indeed, the UCR/CMP collections exhibition Monkey on your
back artfully reveals myriad monkey signs across a range of photographic
practices while also providing a thought provoking and occasionally alarming
entry point for thinking about how monkeys rest, cling, tickle, tease,
enlighten and clutch to our senses.
For many occupations danger is part of the job description. That is made
abundantly clear every year when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases
its annual census of fatalities in the workplace.
- Roman Cat Sanctuary
1929 was the year the sacred area of Torre Argentina was excavated. This
was also the year the history of the cats residency began. Stray and abandoned
felines took refuge in the protected area below street level. From 1929
until 1993, the cats were more or less regularly fed by a succession of
cat ladies or 'gattare' as they are called condescendingly by the Romans.
Paper of Record is an historical archive of full-page newspaper images
that you can search for unique coverage of past events.
Stuff? - A Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Things We Buy
Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from, if antibacterial soap
is good for your family, or how to recycle an old computer? If you've
had these or other questions about the environmental and social impacts
of the products you buy and use, Good Stuff is for you.
With Breasts: Benign Condition Creates Emotional Scars
Summertime living is not easy for boys and men who suffer from gynecomastia—a
surprisingly common condition in which males grow femalelike breasts.
The Glass Island
there was a time when the trade of glassblowing--indeed, glassmaking in
general--was dominated by an elite group of craftsmen in the Venetian
Republic, most notably on the island of Murano.
common is your surname in America?
Find out by entering your name into a searchable database of more than
50,000 surnames culled from the Social Security Index.
Secret Garden of Ninth Avenue
What is it like to create a garden for a co-op with 600 apartments occupied
by your typical opinionated New Yorkers? Most urban landscapes are tiny
spaces with a few plants and pots, or a collection of containers on a
brick terrace. But the one at Coliseum Park Apartments is 2.5 acres, an
unusually large private garden, built over a parking garage that allows
for only 18 inches of soil.
Trials of All Time: Sacco & Vanzetti
Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested
outside Boston in 1920 and charged with robbing and killing a shoe factory
paymaster and his guard. Though a prosecutor insisted they would be tried
for murder and "nothing else," their radical politics remained
a focus of the 1921 trial.
Are America's richest athletes growing poorer? For the third year in a
row, Sports Illustrated and SI.com set out to discover who the 50 top-earning
athletes in the U.S. are. And for the third year in a row, they came to
the same conclusion: When it comes to the money game, no one even comes
close to Tiger Woods, who has a jaw-dropping $97.6 million in earnings.
Some 200 million people, or 5 percent of the global population age 15-64,
have used illicit drugs at least once in the last 12 months. Among this
population are people from almost every country on earth.
Days of Summer
From the California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside.
Collection of images exploring the dog as it is represented in photography,
video, and film.
Take the Chicago Architecture Foundation tours and discover Chicago.
-- movie trivia
A movie trivia database focusing exclusively on movie stars and the roles
they turned down, auditioned for, got fired from, or simply didn't get.
about islam from an ex-muslim lady
Video of Arab-American psychologist Wafa Sultan. Chilling.
Totally silly ways to waste time