Category: Lifestyle

Drones can help count birds by their song

Drones can help count birds by their song

Ornithologists have to spend great amounts of time in the field listening for bird calls and watching in order to complete surveys of bird populations in an area and there are some areas that are hard for a human to …

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There’s no reason a self-driving car should look like a car, and this Volkswagen doesn’t.

There’s no reason a self-driving car should look like a car, and this Volkswagen doesn’t.

© Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Back before self-driving cars were a thing, Toronto’s Institute Without Boundaries held a design charrette to dream up what cars might look like in 2040.

Institute without Boundaries/ movie and martini mode

They concluded that they would …

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Hey Yo Don’t Put a Fucking Jungle Gym in a Movie Theater

Hey Yo Don’t Put a Fucking Jungle Gym in a Movie Theater

If you have kids like me, you know that the optimal parenting situation is one where your children are close but not actively annoying you. Corporate America knows this, which is why they’ve gone to great lengths to accommodate parents …

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How to make green building a no-brainer: Lessons from Vancouver

How to make green building a no-brainer: Lessons from Vancouver

© Cornerstone Architecture/ 388 Skeena, Canada’s largest Passive House apartment

Green building is often more expensive than conventional building, but there is another price to pay in addition to construction costs; extra insulation and equipment can eat up floor area, …

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At Jeff Sessions’s Senate Testimony, Silence and Ignorance Are Good Enough

At Jeff Sessions’s Senate Testimony, Silence and Ignorance Are Good Enough

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During an often contentious hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions began by asserting his innocence, insisting that the allegations that he failed to disclose meetings with the Russian ambassador …

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Please Appreciate This Magnificent Turn of the Century Seed Catalog Art

Please Appreciate This Magnificent Turn of the Century Seed Catalog Art

Courtesy the Smithsonian.

The Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens are currently hosting an exhibition, “Cultivating America’s Gardens,” which traces the cultural history of this practice as business, means of keeping body and soul together, and pleasurable hobby. It is a …

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In Memo, Comey Wrote That Trump Asked Him to Stop Investigating Flynn, Imprison Journalists

In Memo, Comey Wrote That Trump Asked Him to Stop Investigating Flynn, Imprison Journalists

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

WHERE THE FUCK DO I START?

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Uh, yes, so, in the past 24 hours,
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