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Orion Magazine

Orion Magazine
Click here for the current issue's full table of contents. Feature Wild Darkness By Eva Saulitis; Photographs by Michael Raudzis Dinkel Seeing the wonders of nature through the prism of illness. Media & The Arts

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Worthwhile Canadian Initiative This is speculative. I don't know whether it works empirically. Or, I should say, I don't know how much it works empirically. The effect I am talking about here might be large, and explain almost everything. Or it might be small, and explain almost nothing. I'm just throwing it out there. Rum, Mezcal, Bonsai, shoes and more. Our next issue will be out soon! Dear Faithful Readers, With fall almost upon us, we’re pulling together our next issue, our fourth. So I thought you’d like to know what’s in the works. With cooler weather approaching, our attention is turning to drink.

Animal Web Cams at the National Zoo The National Zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, but great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, aquatic animals, small mammals, and many others can be found at the Zoo. You can take a virtual visit to the Zoo any day of the week by tuning into our live web cams, which feature many of the Zoo's animals.

The 15 Rules of Web Disruption How to Spot – and Defeat – Disruption on the Internet David Martin’s Thirteen Rules for Truth Suppression, H. Michael Sweeney’s 25 Rules of Disinformation (and now Brandon Smith’s Disinformation: How It Works) are classic lessons on how to spot disruption and disinformation tactics. We’ve seen a number of tactics come and go over the years. Here are the ones we see a lot of currently. The Soul of the Italian Shoe - Craftsmanship Magazine In Venice, Italy, a city built for endless walking, a determined young woman named Daniela Ghezzo has mastered the rare art of simultaneously beautifying and comforting the human foot. Story and photography by ERLA ZWINGLE Daniela Ghezzo--master shoemaker--doesn't mind washing the windows on her shop, the Atelier Segalin. ''Usually I think when I'm cleaning,'' she says. “Maledette scarpe!”

Basic Facts About Elephants Habitat loss is one of the key threats facing elephants. Many climate change projections indicate that key portions of elephants’ habitat will become significantly hotter and drier, resulting in poorer foraging conditions and threatening calf survival. Increasing conflict with human populations taking over more and more elephant habitat and poaching for ivory are additional threats that are placing the elephant’s future at risk. © Geoff Hall Defenders of Wildlife is working through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to maintain a ban on the sale of ivory as well as on regulations that govern worldwide elephant protection. Of the two species, African elephants are divided into two subspecies (savannah and forest), while the Asian elephant is divided into four subspecies (Sri Lankan, Indian, Sumatran and Borneo).

SUSTAINABILITY - IHT Rendezvous Christopher F. SchuetzeWillem Jan Stamm, the owner of Outlet Stam in Schagen,The Netherlands. In Europe and North America, small businesses are allowing consumers to save money and cut down on food waste by buying food that is past its ‘expiration date.’ Read more… Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesGeneva International Airport. The Play Gap - Craftsmanship Magazine by TODD OPPENHEIMER With a pittance of funding, the Providence PlayCorps has built summer playgrounds in the inner city of Providence, Rhode Island. A case can be made that playgrounds like these, built mostly of discarded ''loose parts,'' are more creative, more fun, and more educational than their fancy counterparts in wealthier neighborhoods. Several years ago, Janice O’Donnell, the director of the Providence Children’s Museum, conducted a survey of public school superintendents in her community to see how much recess time was available to students. Virtually everyone who responded said they considered recess important, but only a tiny percentage of the schools actually offered it anymore. When O’Donnell started looking into why this was happening, not only in Rhode Island but elsewhere in the country, she was stunned by what she learned.

25 Most Beautiful Animals Photography on StumbleUpon I think the most beautiful pictures are those made in nature. Nothing compares with the expression of a tiger, the majestic flight of an eagle or the strength of a white bear. Below you can see 25 the most beautiful animal photographs that will capture your attention, and were stumbled on StumbleUpon. Vision of Humanity through See the latest peace news and research Contact us Vision of Humanity is an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

Cuba’s madres (y padres) of invention - Craftsmanship Magazine Topics: Agriculture, Engineering, Fashion, Invention, Machinery, Music, Shoemaking, Tools, Travel Locations: Cuba Materials: Bronze, Clothing, Soil, Tobacco, Wood Masters: Bebo: Mechanic, Chiqui: Instrument Repairman, Uncle Orestes: tobacco grower Story and photography by ROB WATERS In Cuba, even musical instrument repair shops have become centers of invention. The workers in this shop made a drill press from the wheel of a Soviet truck and an old water pipe. My first encounter with what Cubans call inventos–the term they use for the hacks and gadgets they create to keep things working—comes before I have even left the Havana airport.

DOG TRICKS, TIPS AND INSIGHTS, Foods that are Harmful or Fatal to Dogs. Many common foods are actually harmful or even fatal to dogs. Some of these (listed below) will surprise you. Others are things you would never give your dog purposefully, but now you will be more careful to not let them be in your dog's reach. And some just need to be limited to small amounts. Avocados (fruit, pit, and plant) are toxic to dogs. Avocados contain a toxic component called persin, which can damage heart, lung and other tissue in many animals.

What You Need To Know About The Bradley Manning Verdict By Hayes Brown "What You Need To Know About The Bradley Manning Verdict" CREDIT: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky The Rawhide Artist - Craftsmanship Magazine By ANDY RIEBER Bill Black learned to make and use rawhide 40 years ago. He has been refining hackamores for horse training ever since. Photo by Thomas Rollins

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