A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 similar to the one that disappeared with 239 people on board. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Sometimes, though not very often, planes crash. But in a post-9/11 world, that story isn’t quite interesting enough. Show More Summary
Girl Chopping Onions, Gerrit Dou On Google Art Project. Downloadable high-res image on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Royal Collection Trust, UK.
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons) Fibers spun by the Bombyx mori silkworm have been used for thousands of years to produce soft, flowing fabrics to cloak the outsides of our bodies. Now researchers are working to put silk inside our bodies with surgical screws and plates made from B. Show More Summary
Litterbugs, beware! Everest climbers will face fines for trash. Photo by Luca Galuzzi/Wikimedia Commons If you’re planning a trek up Mount Everest anytime in the future, be prepared to get you hands dirty. A new Nepali law — which goes...Show More Summary
After Dinner, Bernard Hall Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project. Downloadable high-resolution image on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Art Gallery of South Australia. Any one of the smaller groupings here would have made a superb still life — the bowl and lemon, the decanter and creamer, the teacup and apertif […]
1869 Fashion Plate, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons As someone who helps people commission original, personalized art, I've noticed that illustrated fashion makeovers are on the rise. Clients on my site, ArtCorgi, are commissioning...Show More Summary
Roses, Abbott Handerson Thayer On Google Art Project. Downloadable high-res image on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this piece in person; if you’re at the Smithsonian, it’s worth seeking out (not that there aren’t other treasures aplenty in the same collection.) According to The […]
Researchers made a version of fuet, a cured, dry pork sausage. The one in the picture is not their creation. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) Rejoice, sausage lovers, or maybe not. Spanish researchers trying to create a healthier meat product may have found their answer inside a baby's diaper. Show More Summary
Protesters march against the government in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 15. Photo via Wikimedia Commons In the summer of 2007, the vehemently pro–Hugo Chavez journalist and lawyer Eva Golinger got on Venezuelan state TV and, withShow More Summary
Dishes with Oysters, Fruit, and Wine, Osias Beert the Elder On Google Art Project, downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the National Gallery of Art, DC, which has a description of the painting.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons. I went to my first A.A./N.A. meeting in 2004, after I was first arrested with a decent head-stash of various intoxicants. At that time there was legitimate confusion as to whether I was a drug addict. I had...Show More Summary
Image by freeparking (Flickr), CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons You are judged by your appearance. Fully aware of this reality, you dress and style yourself accordingly (whether you care to admit this or not). What you might not realize is how often you are judged by your online appearance -- namely your social media profile photos. Show More Summary
The Icebergs, Frederic Edwin Church On Wikimedia Commons, larger here. Original is in the Dallas Museum of Art. There is an article about the painting on the Wall Street Journal. You can get a sense of the scale of the painting in this photo from Steve Doherty’s blog. Just in case you haven’t seen enough […]
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(Credit: Wikimedia Commons) Athletic prowess is overshadowed by Russian Vladimir Putin's authoritarian arrest of Pussy Riot for no good reason at all.
By luzer / C. J. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigluzer/3252320838) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons If this weekend’s all star game was a retirement party for Kobe Bryant, the Lakers look pretty dumb giving him $48.5 million over...Show More Summary
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons) Maybe there aren't a lot of choices when it comes to picking federal judges in the South, but that's no excuse for the president to nominate someone that would make Newt Gingrich rub his hands together with...Show More Summary
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons) Gosh, West Virginia. Do you suppose it might be time to start regulating those coal companies and stop hailing them as king? ThinkProgress: A coal preparation facility spilled an unknown quantity of coal slurry into a creek in Kanawha County, W.V. Show More Summary
By Jacob Appelbaum from San Francisco [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons In honor of Aaron Swartz and the billions of us who want to use the Internet for the pursuit of knowledge and not a weapon of surveillance, control and war,Show More Summary
Wikimedia Commons That old saw about Swiss independence could in part explain Switzerland’s vote, held Sunday, in favor of tightening restrictions on immigration into the country from European Union member nations. Or perhaps other driving influences (hint: the economy, stupid) were at work. Show More Summary