On the Hunt for Mushrooms in Central Oregon

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Mushrooms are perhaps the world’s greatest reminder that “in nature,” as Rachel Carson once wrote, “nothing exists alone.”. via NYT Multimedia/Photos https://ift.tt/2NzEyC9

The Three Most Viral Photos Of The Amazon Fire Are Fake. Here Are Some Real Ones To Share

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Last week, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s seeming indifference about wildfires in the Amazon rainforest prompted international outrage, and rightly so. But, as I previously reported, many of the photos that celebrities and politicians shared on social media to raise awareness of the fires were misleading: Some were of fires in the Amazon but were several years old, while others depicted fires in completely different locations. Leonardo DiCaprio, for instance, has been one of the most… Read More »The Three Most Viral Photos Of The Amazon Fire Are Fake. Here Are Some Real Ones To Share

America On A Stick

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America On A Stick A taste of Americana in its most portable, edible form — food on a stick, from bacon-wrapped riblets to a Caprese salad to a deep-fried Twinkie — at the Iowa State Fair.  did not invent food on a stick, but they did invent fast food, which they then made even faster by putting it on a stick. Food on a stick doesn’t require a container or wrapper;… Read More »America On A Stick

Utopia, Abandoned

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IN THE 1950S, the small town of Ivrea, which is about an hour’s train ride north of Turin, became the site of an unheralded experiment in living and working. Olivetti, a renowned designer and manufacturer of typewriters and accounting machines, decided to provide for its employees through retirement. They were given the opportunity to take classes at an on-site sale and trade school; their lunchtime hours would be filled with speeches… Read More »Utopia, Abandoned