Check out this amazing “critter cam” of a bobcat at dawn.
Bobcats are roughly twice as large as the average housecat. The cat gets its name from its tail, which appears to be cut or “bobbed.” Bobcats are fierce hunters and can kill prey much bigger than themselves, but usually eat rabbits, birds, mice, squirrels, and other smaller game. The bobcat can pounce with a leap that can cover 10 feet.
A good bookstore anchors its local community. That’s why Powell’s new anchor T-shirt… Oh, please! Our anchor T-shirt has no special symbolic value. It just looks good, like a blue dog with three heads flying on bat wings through a ferocious storm, or a pale princess guarding a magic orb at the bottom of an icy lake.
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A new app uses the power of your own positive thinking to create a placebo effect—which works even if you know it’s happening.
You start by setting a goal: say, more joy or love in your life. Then, you choose someone to give you the placebo (maybe a friend or family member), what you want it to be (a pill, say), and where you want to take it (maybe a forest where you go running with a friend). You then “take” the placebo whenever you want to, following a pre-set ritual built into the app.
The point is to replicate what’s important about the placebo effect, which isn’t the pill itself, but the experience.
Thirty three years ago today, the music world lost one of its most unique and powerful young voices when Ian Curtis, lead singer and songwriter of Joy Division, committed suicide just hours before the Manchester, U.K. band was scheduled to depart for their first tour of North America. In their short run, Joy Division left behind two classic albums that bridged the gap between punk and new wave: 1979’s Unknown Pleasures and 1980’s Closer, both masterpieces of a dark, gloomy style of rock dubbed the Manchester Sound.
In my junior year of college, I had a crazy idea for a project for my directed study class. I wanted to create my own view-master reels, and to my surprise a view-master camera not only existed, but was available for purchase. Everything about this camera was a difficult trial and error challenge, but the end results are a one of a kind gem.