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Learn Something New: Nature journaling and conservation via MetaFilter

    The John Muir Laws blog features lots of educational resources about nature journaling and sketching in a variety of mediums, intermixed with conservation information. Also offers resources for educators. Some of the good stuff (a sample, there’s too much to … Continue reading

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Home School: [942] Decoded by Sight: Master Lock Personal “Safe” (Model 5900D) via Lock Picking Lawyer on YouTube

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‎Home School: The Boring Talks: #50 – Windows via Apple Podcasts [Audio]

Where does the word ‘Window’ derive from? And what does it have to do with a Norwegian architectural historian and a bohemian Austrian poet? On a lyrical journey from death to inspiration, Anne Ulrikke Andersen takes a look through the … Continue reading

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‎Home School: Coal Holes from The Boring Talks via Apple Podcasts

  They are either 12, 14 or 16 inches wide, they live just outside our doors, and they come in a variety of striking designs. So why has no one heard of coal holes? Local historian Amir Dotan explores the … Continue reading

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Home School: The trick that made animation realistic via Vox [Video]

One breakthrough made animation look natural. And it involved a clown dancing on a roof. In this episode of Vox Almanac, I look into the beginning of rotoscoping, a technique animators can use to create realistic motion. Invented by Max … Continue reading

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Home School: 160,000 Pages of Glorious Medieval Manuscripts Digitized: Visit the Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis via Open Culture

We might think we have a general grasp of the period in European history immortalized in theme restaurant form as “Medieval Times.” After all, writes Amy White at Medievalists.net, “from tattoos to video games to Game of Thrones, medieval iconography has long inspired fascination, … Continue reading

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Home School: Evelyn Lambart and Animation: “I was always fascinated by cutouts…” via MetaFilter

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, Evelyn Lambart, provided by the National Film Board of Canada Stricken with hearing loss from an early age, Lambart flourished at the National Film Board, where she became the first woman animator in Canada. She … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Kitchen: These Pumpkin Bars Are Like Eating a Pie, a Cookie, and a Crumble All at Once via The Kitchn

Sounds like a lovely bit of comfort food to brighten your day! — Douglas   If the hardest decision at your holiday table is choosing between desserts — be it a slice of pumpkin pie, a scoop of seasonal fruit … Continue reading

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The Internet Archive Is Digitizing & Preserving Over 100,000 Vinyl Records: Hear 750 Full Albums Now via Open Culture

  There seems to be widespread agreement—something special was lost in the rushed-to-market move from physical media to digital streaming. We have come to admit that some older musical technologies cannot be improved upon. Musicians, producers, engineers spend thousands to … Continue reading

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Procedural one-page dungeon generator via Boing Boing [Gaming]

With most of us stuck at home, this might be the time to dig out the D&D rule books and use this site to generate some dungeon maps to get you restarted on your mythical adventures. — Douglas   Oleg … Continue reading

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Home School: Download 435 High Resolution Images from John J. Audubon’s The Birds of America via Open Culture

While we are all stuck at home, we might as well learn something. Check out these amazing Audubon bird painting then get outside yourself. — Douglas     In our experience, bird lovers fall into two general categories: Keenly observant … Continue reading

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100 Years of Designing for U.S. National Parks via CityLab

From the beginning, the history of America’s national parks has been indelibly linked to images. In the 1870s, Thomas Moran painted dramatic views of Yellowstone, prompting Congress to make it the country’s first national park; some 50 years later, Ansel Adams’s photos of Kings … Continue reading

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Submerged for Decades, Spanish ‘Stonehenge’ Reemerges After Drought via Gizmodo

Receding water levels in Spain’s Valdecañas Reservoir has exposed a stone monument dating back to between 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. Unusually warm weather produced drought conditions across much of Europe this past summer, including Spain. The lack of rain, while a … Continue reading

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We Tried 6 Methods of Caramelizing Onions and Found a Clear Winner via Kitchn

  Even though I’ve been cooking personally and professionally for more than a decade, perfectly caramelized onions have always been elusive. This is probably because I’m extremely impatient, and as Slate once famously pointed out, many recipes lie about just how long … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Drastically Improve Your Photographs for Beginners via Digital Photography School

  A Post By: Hannele Luhtasela-el Showk It’s the easiest thing in the world to take a photo. You aim and press, and you’ve captured a moment, which in time will turn into a treasured memory. But did you know that … Continue reading

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