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Women Dominated Beer Brewing Until They Were Accused of Being Witchesclick2x. Editor’s note, March 17, 2021: Last week, we ran this story that originally appeared on The Conversation, a nonprofit news outlet that publishes writing by academic experts from around the world.

Women Dominated Beer Brewing Until They Were Accused of Being Witchesclick2x

After publishing, we heard from multiple scholars who disagreed with the framing, analysis and conclusions discussed in the article below. They argue, in fact, that contemporary depictions of witches originated in sources other than women brewers and that the transfer from women to men of the work of brewing, in various geographic and historical settings, came about for economic and labor reasons. Yes, Giant Technicolor Squirrels Actually Roam the Forests of Southern India. The multi-hued, three-foot-long squirrels currently taking the internet by storm are no Photoshopped mythical creatures.

Yes, Giant Technicolor Squirrels Actually Roam the Forests of Southern India

As Jason Bittel reports for National Geographic, the colorful four-pound critters—enjoying a renewed burst of attention thanks to a series of snapshots posted on Instagram by amateur photographer Kaushik Vijayan—not only roam the forests of southern India, but also, in the words of wildlife conservation biologist John Koprowski, look “exactly” like the majestic orange-, purple- and maroon-colored animals seen on Vijayan’s feed. (Give or take a few filters, that is: Evolutionary biologist Dana Krempels points out that the photographer may have enhanced the squirrels’ natural coloring by applying a “vibrance” setting.)

Officially known as Ratufa indica, or the Malabar giant squirrel, the species is one of four relatively hefty rodents in the squirrel family. Saguaro sunset. Nicobar Pigeon - The Closest Living Relative to the Dodo Bird. Photo credit: Allen Chang The dodo bird has been long extinct, but it still has relatives living in the world today.

Nicobar Pigeon - The Closest Living Relative to the Dodo Bird

Adorable "Leaf Sheep" Sea Slugs click 2x. If you thought last week's sea bunnies were cute, here's one more underwater treasure that will make you say “aww!”

Adorable "Leaf Sheep" Sea Slugs click 2x

Costasiella kuroshimae (also referred to as “leaf sheep” and “Shaun the sheep”) is a species of sacoglossan sea slug whose beady eyes and flat face make it look like an adorable cartoon sheep. Add some droopy feelers and a phosphorescent, leaf-like body, and this little darling may just be the loveliest slug in the ocean!

Costasiella kuroshimae, which can grow up to 5 millimeters in length, can be found near Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. 45 Of The Most Creative Wedding Cakes Ever Posted Online. Before you say the game-changing “I do,” there’s so much prep to do for the happiest day of your life.

45 Of The Most Creative Wedding Cakes Ever Posted Online

Picking up the most perfect white dress is one. Sending out fancy invitations to guests (and not forgetting anyone) is another. Planning the whole celebration part is third. And when the list seems never-ending, you realize there has to be a perfect wedding cake and you can’t let yet another baking fail happen. Dancing on the wall.

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Behold Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus, New Peacock Spiders. If you don't think of spiders as cute and cuddly, then you’ve never met Sparklemuffin, Skeletorus, and the elephant spider.

Behold Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus, New Peacock Spiders

Scientists have identified these three new species of peacock spiders in various parts of eastern Australia. Less than a quarter-inch long (five millimeters), male peacock spiders are known for their bright colors and a rolling-shaking mating dance that would make Miley Cyrus jealous. Spiny Flower Mantis - Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii. The spiny Flower Mantis, or Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii, is a beautiful and colorful flower mantis.

Spiny Flower Mantis - Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii

They are white with orange and green stripes, and as adults they have a beautiful patch of color on their wings that looks like an eye. This species of praying mantis has its natural range in sub-Saharan Africa. Untitled. We usually imagine felines as cute little furballs who, no matter how fast they grow up, still fit into our lap just fine.


But there’s one cat breed known as the Maine coon that can easily reach up to 40 inches. In comparison, the average size of an adult domestic cat comes in at as little as 8 to 10 inches. In order to find out more about the scale of these massive felines, Bored Panda reached out to Jess Beckwith, a professional Maine coon breeder based in the United Kingdom from Jess told us that Maine coons are referred to “as the dogs of the cat world, not only because of their incredible personalities, but also because of their size.” They’re the biggest domestic cats and can range from 11 to 33 pounds when fully grown.

Sky Hunters, The World of the Dragonfly - The Secrets of Nature. Oh the insanity (Ambuluwawa Tower, Sri Lanka) Digital Collections, Available Online. After 9 Months Of Competition And More Than 130,000 Submissions, Here Are The Most Breathtaking Pics Taken This Year (50 Pics) Redheads Show Their Natural Beauty. Kiev, Ukraine Entertainment photographer Brian Dowling has photographed famous redheads like Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore, and Amy Adams, but his newest project focuses on the beauty of everyday female redheads.

Redheads Show Their Natural Beauty

Dowling, an American photographer based in Berlin, spent three summers visiting 20 countries, where he shot portraits of more than 130 women with red hair. The incredible diversity of Beetles. InShot 20190609 221913161 GIF by (@hard_dave) Did a Typo Help End World War II? On June 28, 1969, protests broke out at the Stonewall Inn in New York City following a police raid targeting gay patrons.

Did a Typo Help End World War II?

Forest Giant. This story appears in the December 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine. On a gentle slope above a trail junction in Sequoia National Park, about 7,000 feet above sea level in the southern Sierra Nevada, looms a very big tree. Its trunk is rusty red, thickened with deep layers of furrowed bark, and 27 feet in diameter at the base. Its footprint would cover your dining room. In one year, this woman has picked up 2 tonnes of plastic ocean trash. Karen Jenner scans a rocky Nova Scotia beach, looking for dots of colour amidst the rocks and seaweed — signs of plastic garbage deposited by the Bay of Fundy's massive tides. Baby Amazed GIF by Reaction GIFs (@sypher0115) Meet the Rare Swimming Wolves That Eat Seafood. They move like ghosts along the shorelines of Canada's Vancouver Island, so elusive that people rarely see them lurking in the mossy forests.

British filmmaker Bertie Gregory was one of the lucky ones: He saw coastal wolves—also known as sea wolves—in 2011. (7) Ancient Forests & Champion Trees - Posts. Longest ever ski jump. Artist Maude White Counts on Squarespace to Showcase Her Stunning Papercut Artworks. T-cells killing cancer cells GIF. Hozier - Nina Cried Power ft. Mavis Staples. So Hogwarts acceptance letter finally arrived! Click 2x. OCEAN - John Butler - 2012 Studio Version. Parrot saved todler's life with warning. Willie, the Quaker parrot, alerted its owner, Megan Howard, when the todler she was babysitting last November in Denver, Colorado, began to choke on her breakfast. As 2-year-old Hannah bagan to turn blue, the bird began squawking and flapping its wings to attract the attention of its owner.

"While I was in the bathroom, Willie (the parrot) started screaming like I'd never heard him scream before and he started flapping his wings," Miss Howard told CBS News. "Then he started saying 'Mama baby' over and over and over again until I came out and looked at Hannah and Hannah's face was turning blue because she was choking on her pop tart. " Different Types of Hummingbirds - Hummingbirds Plus.

Imgur. My friends GIANT sunflower : mildlyinteresting. Dropping in. Quantum Dots Synthesized From Tea Leaves Could Be The Future Of Nanomedicine. We now have a clean, cheap way of manufacturing quantum dots, an advanced, microscopic tool that scientists are learning how to use to enhance everything from solar panels to cancer treatments. All they needed was green tea leaf extract, along with a couple other chemicals. River Rotisserie : gifs. Beautiful. Bird Guide: Endangered Species and Why They Matter. This story appears in the January 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine. For most of my life, I didn’t pay attention to birds. Experienced surfer takes on a big wave  Nine mile canyon petroglyphs click 2x.

Click 2x. We at Bright Side are simply mesmerized by the incredible beauty and harmony of our planet. Baby Canadian Marble Fox! My mail guy only puts on pants "if it gets into the negatives." It's 15 degrees today. I know they have nine lives but this is stretching it. Deep Sea Diving In A Wheelchair. Deaf Grandmother teaches 9 weeks old Deaf baby sign language. Rachel Sussman: The world's oldest living things. Olympic GIF. The aftermath of a giant boulder that rolled through a house in Italy. Supportive cat dad is there for mom as she gives birth. The Extreme Wheelchair That's Built Like a Tank. [Homemade] Croissants with 54 buttery layers! Meet The Rusty-spotted cat. One of the smallest cat species in the world, the Rusty- Spotted Cat has been called the hummingbird of the cat family as at full grown they end up being half the size of a typical domestic cat.