Readers of Aaron’s blog know of his beef with the milk industrial complex. Why does milk, of all beverages, get a pass in our efforts to reduce everyone’s caloric intake? Why is it encouraged, when all others are shunned? Is it because you need the calcium? Is it because it makes your bones stronger? Watch, and learn why the milk emperor has no clothes.
Canine and human mouths are bacterial ecosystems, but can they harm one another? “Sometimes, the oral contact between dogs and their owners can be more extensive than that between parent and child. Dogs kiss and lick their owners to express amiable emotions. This raises the possibility of transferring bacteria from the oral microbiome of dogs to their human owners.”
When Jacqui Kenny was diagnosed with agoraphobia, the fear of leaving home and entering public spaces, she knew she’d never live out her dreams of photographing the world. But with Google Street View she’s been able to travel the back roads of the world in places like Mongolia, Senegal, and Chile to become a celebrated photographer. To date she’s taken roughly 27,000 screenshots of moments frozen in time, sharing the best ones on her Instagram, @streetview.portraits.
Eating meat has been part of the human identity for 2.5 million years, but according to science, what exactly is meat?
In a typical hero’s journey, the protagonist sets out on an adventure, undergoes great change and returns in triumph to their point of origin. But in the Irish genre of myth known as echtraí, the journey to the otherworld ends in a point of no return. Iseult Gillespie shares the myth of Oisín and the land of eternal youth.
A look at how sound design can structure a movie scene.