80-Year-old Bonsai Master Creates Incredible Tiny Forests As a Rebel in the Ancient Art

Bonsai is the Japanese art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed trees. Masahiko Kimura began creating his first bonsai designs in his mid-teens. Featuring dead wood sculpted by tools of his own design, they broke traditional rules dating back centuries. Perhaps Kimura’s rebellious rule breaking shouldn’t be too surprising: His first dream? To be a rock […]

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Lobster Diver Swallowed by Humpback Whale Off Cape Cod: ‘I was completely inside’

In the Bible, God’s unwilling messenger Jonah is cast into the sea and swallowed up by the Leviathan, where he spends three days and three nights rethinking the error of his ways before being tossed on Nineveh’s shore to complete his appointed mission. On Friday, June 11th, 56-year-old Wellfleet, Massachusett’s resident Michael Packard wasn’t fleeing […]

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This Single Tree Could Restore Degraded Land, Create a Biofuel Revolution, Power Cars, and Feed Families

Growing across much of Asia, it’s known by many names: including Indian Beech, pongamia, Karum tree, kranji, and malapari. Pongamia pinnata is a member of the pea family that is being considered by Indonesian forestry experts for potential landscape restoration and the future of bioenergy. A number of big challenges are bearing down on the […]

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Ryan Reynolds and ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Star Buy a Bad English Football Team to Turn it Around – Now an FX Documentary

What’s better than two likeable, excitable, egotists fronting perhaps far too much money to get into a business enterprise they know nothing about? As Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney embark on their new journey as owners of an English football club, someone clearly thought the same, and it’s now the focus of a […]

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