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Typography Deconstructed

The beautifulness writing often matches with the one of printing, and the art that rules this one is called Typography. While calligraphy is a pretty common study, the terms and definition related to typography are not so quite easy to … Continue reading

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What Are Dreams ?

  A fascinating look on what happens once we close our eyes and drift into sleep. What are dreams and why do we have them?  NOVA joins leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological … Continue reading

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My Adventures With Heart Failure

An artist sketches her way through a heart condition in a notebook chock-full of evocative images and emotions. "In 2008, after recovering from breast cancer, New York artist Vicki Behm contracted what seemed to be a bad flu. But symptoms … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of Life

  Quick! What is a Phoca vitulina? Give up? Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized, the Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Our … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Graffiti for Butterflies

Some summer-y fun experiment to try…just because:A post on how to attract monarch butterflies to urban food sources along migratory routes in North America GFB uses images of milkweed flowers to broadcast the location of food sources to monarch butterflies. … Continue reading

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The Cloud Appreciation Society

The Morning Glory cloud sweeps in over the Gulf coast of northern Queensland THE REMOTE SETTLEMENT of Burketown, in Australia’s northern Queensland, is not the sort of place you’d expect people to travel thousands of miles to visit. With a … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of Life

Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized, the Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Our goal is to create a constantly evolving encyclopedia that … Continue reading

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The First Flower

The First Flower NOVA on PBSApril17 at 8 PMCheck your local listings Program Website

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Linnaeus’s Flower Clock

0200 – Night blooming cereus closes0500 – Morning glories, wild roses0600 – Spotted cat’s ear, catmint0700 – African marigold, orange hawkweed, dandelions0800 – Mouse-ear hawkweed, African daisies0900 – Field marigold, gentians, prickly sowthistle closes1000 – Helichrysum, Californium poppy, common nipplewort … Continue reading

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Searching for the Poisonous Pitohui

Poisonous birds do not have major medical importance, but are interesting and fascinating in their own right. The following data shows how little we actually know of the natural world. In 1989 a researcher (John P. Dumbacher of the National … Continue reading

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