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Filmmaker Yuri Ancarani spent almost a year filming in a marble quarry in the Carrara region of Italy's Apuan Alps to gather footage for his short film "Il Capo (The Chief)," which focuses on the quarry master responsible for orchestrating the extraction of massive, perfectly hewn blocks.
Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy companies in the world, with about 11,000 employees, a nearly $40 billion market cap, and more than $14 billion in annual revenue. The company enjoys the power and might that comes with being an enormous transnational corporation and has legions of lawyers and corporate security working to protect its interests. A […]
A new report published in the journal Nature Climate Change by NASA scientist James Famiglietti paints a grim picture of water conditions in California, our country's breadbasket. Americans get around a third of our produce from California, but that number doesn't really explain how dependent we are on California farms. Here's a quick list of […]
In one of my favorite episodes of "The Simpsons" ("Bart Gets an Elephant"), the family brings an elephant with an attitude to a nature reserve for rehabilitation. The elephant, named Stampy, starts headbutting all the other elephants in his new home, and a park ranger explains to Marge "Well, animals are not like people, Mrs. Simpson […]
In May of this year, a man set out, walking down a trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia's Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. He kept walking for the next 153 days until he reached the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. The man, known on the trail as "Green Giant" and in the real world as just "Gary," snapped a couple of pictur […]
In the classic fable of the tortoise and the hare, the proud and arrogant hare is defeated in a race by a much slower-moving competitor — the tortoise — when he takes a nap mid-race. The tortoise takes advantage of the reposing rabbit and keeps up its slow but steady pace, all the way to the finish line. […]
Dan Hendrix first went to work for Atlanta, Georgia-based Interface Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of modular floor carpeting, when he was in his late 20s, joining the finance department as a financial manager. He quickly moved up the ranks, serving as the company's treasurer, then its chief financial officer, vice president of fina […]
The first multitrack recorder was invented in the 1950s and was quickly embraced by the music industry as an indispensable tool in the recording studio. Musicians could use multitrack recorders to separate and stack different channels of sound, free to tweak and massage the sounds however they liked. Want to hear more guitar? Turn up the levels on the guitar […]