Pro blogger, media architect, student of environmental and computer sciences, social media guy, ultimate frisbee player. I live in Portland, Maine, write for MNN.com, and work anywhere there's a good project.
In the grand scheme of things, the ascension of humanity has not been a particularly good thing for most of the animal kingdom. We humans have pushed more species into extinction with our clubs, bows, guns and shovels than we'll ever know. We develop forests and hills into malls and parkways and turn their animal homes and habitat into our homes and hab […]
You could say Darren Dyk lives a slow life. What would be more accurate to say though is that Darren Dyk lives his life looking for the slow. He's a master of slow-motion videography and has been building a name for himself on YouTube (check out his channel BeyondSlowMotion).
Life can be strange. When you take all the living creatures in the world and mix in a healthy dose of time (measured in millennia) along with a strong shot of evolution, you get some bizarre life forms. Of course, even strange things take on the air of the familiar with enough exposure, which is why the truly weird forms of life are the ones we never lay e […]
When guests roll up to the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan, set to open its doors this summer, they will step out and hand their bags over to a bellhop. They'll walk in and check in at the front desk and wander in to find their room. The next morning, their room will be cleaned by hotel staff.
Diego Stocco knows sound. The Italian-born composer and sound designer makes a living creating sounds and music for films, television shows and video games. But he's best known not for the music he makes but for how he makes it. For you see, Diego Stocco is a musical inventor.
Trail cameras are specially designed gadgets that are designed to photograph wildlife in their natural surroundings. Your typical game camera comes in a weather-tight housing and is usually colored to blend in with its surroundings. They can be triggered by motion or body heat and save all images captured to a memory card. More expensive trail cameras can wi […]
In this video, shot just a few days after the start of the new year, large ice boulders are seen clanking against one another along the shores of Lake Michigan. What are they? Where did they come from? Can we use them to make massive cocktails?
Jake Browne has had an interesting year. On Jan. 1, 2014, the state of Colorado, where Jake makes a living as a comedian and writer, officially legalized marijuana, making it legal for any adult older than 21 years of age to purchase, possess and consume marijuana.