Here's a fun story from Down Under that supports my theory that land-based Australian anglers are often a bit more rough-and-tumble than us. Check out this cliff fishing video and you'll see what I mean. Though Isaac Callaway didn't catch his shark while dangling off the edge of a cliff, he did score a near-five-foot bull on a hand line. Show More Summary
A new technique, developed by a scientist who’d already contributed an extraordinary tool to neuroscience, literally allows scientists to peer directly into the brain by making it transparent.
Flyfishing for Steelhead from Lux Montage on Vimeo. Good friend Trevor Covich fortifying the addiction for another couple...
No Kea were harmed in the making of this story. (Image by Duncan) Much has been made in these pages...
20th anniversary of the Waco fire. My webpage on that tragedy is down at the moment, hope to get it up again in the next few weeks. In Massachusetts, Watertown is effectively on lockdown, residents told to stay indoors while...
Though consumers have demanded a better way to secure their phones besides passwords, they may have had the answer all along without even knowing it: their body parts. Biometric identification will almost certainty become available within...Show More Summary
The newest video by Dove, Beauty Sketches, affected me more than I thought it would. Wait until you see it and you’ll know why. I have issues with my body, my features. It’s something I’ve always thought about, worried about, looked in magazines and judged about. I’m not sure when it started, but I remember [...]
Bird feeding is a major industry. Lots of people do it, birders and non birders alike. It’s a wholesome activity...
Fly Life Magazine is calling out Hells Divers and their members who like to spear fish for tarpon off the coast of Louisiana. As the comment thread in this 2008 post about the same issue illustrates, the spear fishing community willShow More Summary
Imagine a future in which no one died anymore waiting for an organ. Harvard researchers have taken a major step toward that reality by transplanting a lab-grown kidney into an animal and showing that it works.
Offshore wind farms are finally arriving on US shores – and they’re doing it with foreign help. Plans to install Cape Wind, a 468 MW, 130 turbine wind farm in the waters off the Massachusetts coast just took a major step forward through a large investment from a Japanese bank. [...]
What? A stunt husband? Well, kinda sorta. I spend the week in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, and spent some time with all around cool chick Marci Fuller (who is the head of the Rio Grande Valley Bird Festival). We talk some news and some of the cool parts of birding in the [...]
Weighing in at a little over two tons, Mantis is likely the biggest robot hexapod you’ve ever seen. Mantis walks on six ground-sensing hydraulic legs, carrying a human in its thoracic cockpit or being guided remotely by a nearby pilot. Show More Summary
The success of Lego's Mindstorms NXT has been one of the main contributing factors to the widespread interest in robotics. NXT enthusiasts of all ages have created some of the coolest designs, even capturing the attention of engineers who develop industrial robots. Show More Summary
Bowhunters Mike Andronaco, John Bassett, and Michael Vaughn do their part to help manage the burgeoning deer population in Connecticut. Venison harvested from these hunts is shared with the landowners, but here’s where the strange part comes in: the landowners are the residents of million-dollar homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods. History Channel’s Chasing Tail follows [...]Show More Summary
"Makers Gonna Make" Tattly Design by Jude Landry I was browsing around Tattly the other day when I stumbled upon this temporary tattoo, Makers Gonna Make. The quote just spoke to me and made me laugh. If you've never visited Tattly before,...Show More Summary
Heartland Bowhunter will be airing its sixth season on Outdoor Channel later this year in July, and from what we’ve seen, it looks to be an exciting season. These hunters and filmmakers strive to create not only a television show, but a monument to America’s national wonders and the wildlife that inhabit it. Whether the [...]Show More Summary
Award winning production company Uncage the Soul has launched an indiegogo fund raising campaign for a documentary film about Frank Moore. If they can pull off their lofty fundraising goal this promises to be a one hell of a film. Mending...Show More Summary
It is fair to assume that the hit show Duck Dynasty gathered a few celebrity fans, but the cast was surprised at just how big of a smash they were with the crowd at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. “I’m freaking out,” Jeb Robertson told CNN as he, Willie, Jessica, and Korie reminisced on [...]Show More Summary
The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced plans on Monday for a drone program that will use remote-controlled aircraft to keep an eye on hunters. According to a press release, the group is actively shopping for drones to include in the program. The top contender is Aerobot’s state-of-the-art CineStar [...]Show More Summary