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Surprising Experiment Proves Wolf Cubs Can Play Fetch

Wolf pup Flea comes from a non-fetching litter, born in 2015 (via Christina Hansen Wheat) Toss a ball across the room, and most domesticated dogs will naturally fetch it. Turns out wolf pups* will, too. Researchers were shocked to find that the a
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Surprising Experiment Proves Wolf Cubs Can Play Fetch

Wolf pup Flea comes from a non-fetching litter, born in 2015 (via Christina Hansen Wheat) Toss a ball across the room, and most domesticated dogs will naturally fetch it. Turns out wolf pups* will, too. Researchers were shocked to find that the ability to interpret human cues that […] The post Surprising Experiment Proves Wolf Cubs Can Play Fetch appeared first on Geek.com.

Snails Paint the Town in Miniature Scenes Crafted by Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland

Illinois-based Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland have a knack for creating miniature—and slimy—worlds just big enough for their tiny acquaintances to glide through. The creative duo is known for constructing realistic domestic settings featuring plastic cov
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Snails Paint the Town in Miniature Scenes Crafted by Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland

Illinois-based Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland have a knack for creating miniature—and slimy—worlds just big enough for their tiny acquaintances to glide through. The creative duo is known for constructing realistic domestic settings featuring plastic covered furniture and a messy painting studio occupied by snails for its stills and short films. Now, though, the artists are pushing the critters beyond their comfortable homes for a fun night out. The snails are shot sliding up to a limo, basking under the glimmer of a disco ball, and gobbling up a cheeseburger in a quaint diner. More

Giant Squid Genome Is Fully Sequenced

Giant squid (Architeuthis dux) (via Glenn Rankin/Smithsonian Museum/EOL) The elusive giant squid—a 10-armed invertebrate said to have dragged ships to the ocean floor—has finally had its genome fully sequenced. Important clues about the anato
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Giant Squid Genome Is Fully Sequenced

Giant squid (Architeuthis dux) (via Glenn Rankin/Smithsonian Museum/EOL) The elusive giant squid—a 10-armed invertebrate said to have dragged ships to the ocean floor—has finally had its genome fully sequenced. Important clues about the anatomy and evolution of the mysterious Architeuthis dux […] The post Giant Squid Genome Is Fully Sequenced appeared first on Geek.com.

Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans

PARIS (AP) - Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. The Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit marking the 500th anniversary of the Italian master’s de
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Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans

PARIS (AP) - Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. The Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit marking the 500th anniversary of the Italian master’s death, which is displayed at the Louvre, was also closed ...

Nancy Pelosi Slams Facebook’s ‘Shameful,’ ‘Misleading’ Behavior

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (via U.S. Government) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi laid into Facebook during a Thursday press briefing, accusing the social network of caring only about profits and “misleading” the country. “The Faceboo
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Nancy Pelosi Slams Facebook’s ‘Shameful,’ ‘Misleading’ Behavior

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (via U.S. Government) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi laid into Facebook during a Thursday press briefing, accusing the social network of caring only about profits and “misleading” the country. “The Facebook business model is strictly to make […] The post Nancy Pelosi Slams Facebook’s ‘Shameful,’ ‘Misleading’ Behavior appeared first on Geek.com.

As it Seemed

Poetic and evocative, Jonathan Levitt’s new book “Echo Mask” takes us on a drift through moody maritime landscapes and the wilds of nature around Maine and Newfoundland. 
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As it Seemed

Poetic and evocative, Jonathan Levitt’s new book “Echo Mask” takes us on a drift through moody maritime landscapes and the wilds of nature around Maine and Newfoundland. 

Future Mars Habitats Could Be Made From Moldy Material

Bricks produced using mycelium, yard waste, and wood chips as a part of the myco-architecture project (via 2018 Stanford-Brown-RISD iGEM Team) I want to say one word to you. Just one word: Fungi. NASA’s Ames Research Center is prototyping t
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Future Mars Habitats Could Be Made From Moldy Material

Bricks produced using mycelium, yard waste, and wood chips as a part of the myco-architecture project (via 2018 Stanford-Brown-RISD iGEM Team) I want to say one word to you. Just one word: Fungi. NASA’s Ames Research Center is prototyping technologies to “grow” extraterrestrial habitats out of fungus—specifically vegetative mycelia. The space agency’s myco-architecture project […] The post Future Mars Habitats Could Be Made From Moldy Material appeared first on Geek.com.

Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

HONG KONG (AP) - The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests. The low-cost carrier said in a statement Friday that it began requiring such tests in Feb
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Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

HONG KONG (AP) - The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests. The low-cost carrier said in a statement Friday that it began requiring such tests in February 2019, after concerns were raised ...

Ohio history museum to offer special MLK Jr. Day programs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio History Center is offering special hours and programs Monday to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The museum, located in Columbus, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Programming includes a talk by an historian on th
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Ohio history museum to offer special MLK Jr. Day programs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio History Center is offering special hours and programs Monday to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The museum, located in Columbus, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Programming includes a talk by an historian on the slain civil rights ...

National preserve in New Mexico expands land holdings

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) - A national preserve in northern New Mexico that is sometimes referred to as the “Yellowstone of the Southwest” has added another piece of property to its land holdings that contains sulfuric acid hot springs, volcanic fumaroles
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National preserve in New Mexico expands land holdings

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) - A national preserve in northern New Mexico that is sometimes referred to as the “Yellowstone of the Southwest” has added another piece of property to its land holdings that contains sulfuric acid hot springs, volcanic fumaroles and steaming mud pots. The National Park Service ...

World's biggest yearly human migration begins again in China

BEIJING (AP) - As the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese travelers flocked to train stations and airports Friday to take part in a nationwide ritual: the world's biggest annual human migration. Around 3 billion trips will be made during the Spring Festival tr
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World's biggest yearly human migration begins again in China

BEIJING (AP) - As the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese travelers flocked to train stations and airports Friday to take part in a nationwide ritual: the world's biggest annual human migration. Around 3 billion trips will be made during the Spring Festival travel rush, China's Transport Ministry has estimated. The ...

170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and
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170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this month. Most cases occurred in early January. “We’ve ...

Town Buys Weird Odor Device to Sniff Out Stinky Marijuana Plants

A Michigan town bought a Nasal Ranger device to track smelly marijuana plants. (Photo Credit: St. Croix Sensory) Bessemer, a small city in Michigan, is investing in a new gadget to crack down on potent marijuana plants. The town recently voted t
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Town Buys Weird Odor Device to Sniff Out Stinky Marijuana Plants

A Michigan town bought a Nasal Ranger device to track smelly marijuana plants. (Photo Credit: St. Croix Sensory) Bessemer, a small city in Michigan, is investing in a new gadget to crack down on potent marijuana plants. The town recently voted to spend around $3,400 on the Nasal Ranger, a field […] The post Town Buys Weird Odor Device to Sniff Out Stinky Marijuana Plants appeared first on Geek.com.

Build-A-Bear to Sell Baby Yoda Dolls

Baby Yoda dolls are coming to Build-A-Bear workshops soon. (Photo Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd.) Disney got a lot of things right with The Mandalorian. Despite being shot with a TV budget, the show’s practical effects look exactly like what Star Wars
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Build-A-Bear to Sell Baby Yoda Dolls

Baby Yoda dolls are coming to Build-A-Bear workshops soon. (Photo Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd.) Disney got a lot of things right with The Mandalorian. Despite being shot with a TV budget, the show’s practical effects look exactly like what Star Wars fans have come to expect, and […] The post Build-A-Bear to Sell Baby Yoda Dolls appeared first on Geek.com.

Gov. Wolf mixes state work with personal time in Israel trip

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's governor returned Thursday to the United States after a previously undisclosed trip to Israel that his office said mixed personal travel with state business. Wolf's spokesman said the governor and his wife, first lady Fr
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Gov. Wolf mixes state work with personal time in Israel trip

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's governor returned Thursday to the United States after a previously undisclosed trip to Israel that his office said mixed personal travel with state business. Wolf's spokesman said the governor and his wife, first lady Frances Wolf, spent three days at the end of their ...

Floating Worlds Drift By in Murals by Cinta Vidal

For Cinta Vidal, everything depends on how you look at it. The Barcelona-based artist is known for her gravity-defying projects that manipulate architecture and household objects to create inverted environments dissimilar to daily life. Like her smaller-scal
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Floating Worlds Drift By in Murals by Cinta Vidal

For Cinta Vidal, everything depends on how you look at it. The Barcelona-based artist is known for her gravity-defying projects that manipulate architecture and household objects to create inverted environments dissimilar to daily life. Like her smaller-scale inverted works, Vidal’s murals are concerned with human subjectivity and feature both peculiarly arranged architecture and objects like books, chairs, and even a canoe floating through the air. They cover walls throughout Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Barcelona, among other cities around the world. More

‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff ‘House of the Dragon’ May Launch in 2022

'House of the Dragon' is likely to debut on HBO in 2022. (Photo Credit: HBO) House of the Dragon, HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, will likely hit HBO in 2022, according to industry reports. HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys sa
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‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff ‘House of the Dragon’ May Launch in 2022

'House of the Dragon' is likely to debut on HBO in 2022. (Photo Credit: HBO) House of the Dragon, HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, will likely hit HBO in 2022, according to industry reports. HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys sat down with Deadline at TCA to […] The post ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff ‘House of the Dragon’ May Launch in 2022 appeared first on Geek.com.

Therapist charged with killing family faced fraud probe

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A physical therapist charged with killing his wife, three children and dog in a home near Walt Disney World and leaving their bodies there for days was being investigated for health care fraud in Connecticut, according to court documents
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Therapist charged with killing family faced fraud probe

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A physical therapist charged with killing his wife, three children and dog in a home near Walt Disney World and leaving their bodies there for days was being investigated for health care fraud in Connecticut, according to court documents unsealed this week. Anthony Todt was being ...

Library group names Poe House in Baltimore literary landmark

BALTIMORE (AP) - An association representing libraries is honoring the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore. A division of the American Library Association has added the Poe House to its national registry of Literary Landmarks. The museum will host
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Library group names Poe House in Baltimore literary landmark

BALTIMORE (AP) - An association representing libraries is honoring the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore. A division of the American Library Association has added the Poe House to its national registry of Literary Landmarks. The museum will host a dedication ceremony on Sunday, which coincides with the ...

‘Nancy Drew’ Season 1 Episode 10 Recap: Back to School Murders

Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew. (Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss / The CW) Hey, Nancy Drew solves a mystery for a change. Two weeks have passed since last month’s midseason finale, and they haven’t been kind to Carson Drew. He’s
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‘Nancy Drew’ Season 1 Episode 10 Recap: Back to School Murders

Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew. (Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss / The CW) Hey, Nancy Drew solves a mystery for a change. Two weeks have passed since last month’s midseason finale, and they haven’t been kind to Carson Drew. He’s being held in jail while the DA tries […] The post ‘Nancy Drew’ Season 1 Episode 10 Recap: Back to School Murders appeared first on Geek.com.

Artifacts stolen nearly 30 years ago returned to museum

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Native American arrowheads have been returned to the Rhode Island museum they were stolen from nearly 30 years ago. Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security located the 34 white-quartz arrowheads in an eBay advertisement,
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Artifacts stolen nearly 30 years ago returned to museum

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Native American arrowheads have been returned to the Rhode Island museum they were stolen from nearly 30 years ago. Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security located the 34 white-quartz arrowheads in an eBay advertisement, WPRI-TV reported Tuesday. The couple who attempted to ...

Nairobi’s Motor Taxi Drivers Sport Extravagant Costumes in ‘Boda Boda Madness’

Captivated by the motor taxis occupying the streets of Nairobi, Dutch artist Jan Hoek collaborated with Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case to document how the drivers elaborately design their bikes to attract customers. The resulting series, titled B
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Nairobi’s Motor Taxi Drivers Sport Extravagant Costumes in ‘Boda Boda Madness’

Captivated by the motor taxis occupying the streets of Nairobi, Dutch artist Jan Hoek collaborated with Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case to document how the drivers elaborately design their bikes to attract customers. The resulting series, titled Boda Boda Madness—the motorists are referred to as boda boda in the Kenyan city—captures this advertising strategy with a little bit of added flair: each driver dons an extravagant ensemble developed by the designer that matches their rides. More

Up To 29 Porcelain Layers Molded into Elegant Tableware by Yuting Chang

Chicago-based designer Yuting Chang has found a way to build the traditional blue and white pigments often found on porcelain into the very structure of her ceramics. Through slip casting, a process in which the artist can switch between colors within the mol
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Up To 29 Porcelain Layers Molded into Elegant Tableware by Yuting Chang

Chicago-based designer Yuting Chang has found a way to build the traditional blue and white pigments often found on porcelain into the very structure of her ceramics. Through slip casting, a process in which the artist can switch between colors within the mold, Chang is able to incorporate up to 29 alternately pigmented layers that are visible on cut surfaces. Rather than use a glaze to add different shades once the basic shape of her mugs and saucers are complete, Chang’s pieces only show their colors on the rims and edges, revealing the interior. More

Enter the TARDIS in ‘Doctor Who’ VR Special ‘The Runaway’

Enter the TARDIS in VR (via BBC VR Hub/Passion Animation Studios) International Doctor Who fans can finally step into the TARDIS for an immersive virtual reality experience. Starring Jodie Whittaker as an animated Thirteenth Doctor, BBC’s T
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Enter the TARDIS in ‘Doctor Who’ VR Special ‘The Runaway’

Enter the TARDIS in VR (via BBC VR Hub/Passion Animation Studios) International Doctor Who fans can finally step into the TARDIS for an immersive virtual reality experience. Starring Jodie Whittaker as an animated Thirteenth Doctor, BBC’s The Runaway is now free to watch via […] The post Enter the TARDIS in ‘Doctor Who’ VR Special ‘The Runaway’ appeared first on Geek.com.

‘Human Screenome Project’ Wants to Record Your Every Digital Move

Every five seconds that the phone screen is activated, a screenshot is recorded, compressed, encrypted and transmitted to secure servers at the Human Screenome Project (via Stanford Screenomics Lab) With increased automation comes increased conce
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‘Human Screenome Project’ Wants to Record Your Every Digital Move

Every five seconds that the phone screen is activated, a screenshot is recorded, compressed, encrypted and transmitted to secure servers at the Human Screenome Project (via Stanford Screenomics Lab) With increased automation comes increased concerns over digital behaviors. Does screen time really impair concentration, lead to anxiety and depression, hinder social conduct, and weaken our ability to tell reality from fiction? Researchers […] The post ‘Human Screenome Project’ Wants to Record Your Every Digital Move appeared first on Geek.com.

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