To Serve Man
Corpses pile onto a nightmarish totem pole; bees pour out of eye sockets; men swallow songbirds whole. Over time, patterns emerge, revealing an uneasy is part of a larger trend on television, inflecting series that range from “American Horror Story ...
June 22, 2015
Planting a Clock That Tracks Hours by Flowers
The seeds and plants for growing a flower clock may already be tick-tick-ticking in the stack of garden catalogs on the mail table. Here's how the timepiece works. During a stroll . Seed packets seemed easier to ship than songbirds. “I myself can't ...
January 28, 2015
What are the best beaches in New England?
You'll also want to watch the clock. You're not allowed to cross the bar if there's The combination of ocean beach, high dunes, and marshland makes Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport a kind of heaven for shorebirds, seabirds, and ...
May 14, 2015
How trap-neuter-return programs save cats
It's an around-the-clock operation with nearly 200 kittens that require bottle-feeding every few hours. There's no denying the kittens are adorable — especially when they're wrapped into little "purritos" like the ones above — but kitten season is a ...
Baby boom is on at Bay Beach sanctuary nursery
The nursery inside the Observation Building at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is not unlike nurseries — baby blankets in abundance, a sound machine playing soothing noises and a lot of oohs and aahs over the cute new arrivals. "This is baby central ...
May 3, 2015
Bird 'backpacks' help scientists discover the longest oversea migration
Other North American songbirds that travel south in winter take a less risky, continental route south through Mexico and Central America. However, ornithologists suspected the blackpoll warbler was taking a water route, based on observations of birds ...
March 31, 2015
Upcoming Events: The Buzz About Bees, Botanicals, Cacti, African Violets And More
Author Andrea Wulf will recount how plants native to the Americas led to an English national obsession when she discusses her book, "The Brother Gardeners," at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford on Tuesday, April 14, at 12:30 p.m. "The ...
April 9, 2015
splayed like strings, then “played. ” I stopped watching again when Dr. Frederick Chilton, played by the redoubtable Raúl Esparza, got his guts tugged out of his abdomen, like red-sauced linguini, while he was still conscious. I stopped watching when an acupuncturist drove a needle through an eyeball, and again when a man’s leg was roasted and fed to him. Each time, the decision felt like a sane and, maybe, ethical position. By midway through Season 2, “Hannibal” felt less like a blood-soaked ordeal than like a macabre masterpiece, pure pleasure and audacity. With hints of David Cronenberg and Michael Mann, David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick, it has a formal ambition that is rare for television. men swallow songbirds whole. Over time, patterns emerge, revealing an uneasy meditation on intimacy, the vulnerability of the human body, and the power of art—its ability to make us crave something we thought we’d find disgusting. For those who haven’t seen “The Silence of the Lambs” or read Thomas Harris’s novels, from which the story is adapted, the basic plot is this: Hannibal Lecter, played with waxwork hauteur by Mads Mikkelsen, is a brilliant psychiatrist who commits... He takes “trophies” from the bodies—a liver here, a heart there—then cooks and serves them to unwitting guests.
Reid State Park in Georgetown, Maine, and the mouth of the Sheepscot River creates left and right breaks and — with a west wind at mid-tide — fast, hollow waves with good tube rides. The Reid river mouth bar, as surfers call it, is about a mile walk south from the main parking lot. gov/dacf/parks. Old Orchard Beach in southern Maine since the Gilded Age, and Amtrak’s April through October Downeaster service from Boston remains one of the least stressful ways to get to the 7-mile-long strand. Houghton’s Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton is just over 12 miles from downtown Boston. The pretty kettle pond has a lifeguard-supervised sandy beach, changing rooms, and plentiful free parking. Madaket Beach enjoys some of New England’s most Technicolor sunsets, and it’s far enough offshore that no land clutters the view of the horizon. Google “Nantucket and sunset” to best time your adventure (or check the local Inquirer and Mirror), and hope for clouds in the distance that will light up in the afterglow once the sun goes down. Town Neck Beach in Sandwich is a perfect vantage to survey the conga line of runabouts, cargo vessels, tugboats, and fishing boats traversing the 17. 5-mile Cape Cod Canal every day. For some history on the canal, stop at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, a short walk down a service road from the beach. Kalmus Park Beach in Hyannis combines steady breezes to propel your board and relatively warm summer sea temperatures (averages are in the mid-60s), once you inevitably fall in. Changing.
Kitten season is here, and Best Friends Animal Society, the nation's largest no-kill shelter , is inundated with the furry little felines. It's an around-the-clock operation with nearly 200 kittens that require bottle-feeding every few hours. There's no denying the kittens are adorable — especially when they're wrapped into little "purritos" like the ones above — but kitten season is a national problem. Most of these kittens are born to feral cats that haven't been spayed or neutered. "Recent surveys indicate something like 91 percent of pet cats are sterilized, which suggests that the vast majority of unweaned kittens are born to free-roaming, unowned community cats," Holly Sizemore, director of national programs, community... If you find a litter of kittens , Sizemore says one of the best things you can do is simply leave them alone because their mother is often nearby, but another effective ways to save kittens is to prevent them from being born in the first place. It's not about rescuing cats — it's about population control, lowering euthanasia rates and creating better lives for outdoor cats.
Zoo Miami's Ron Magill Has Earned His Place in the Spotlight
On the table lay a grown male orangutan that had recently died ... Most prominent was the decimation of the aviary, where many birds perished. Perhaps the most iconic image of Andrew's impact was snapped by Magill, who captured the moment when countless ...
July 21, 2015
Luxe Lodges in South America: Perfect for Multi-gen family Travel
In May, I was able to sample three of the best Luxe Lodges South America has to offer ... There a three decker sandwich and bowl of fruit were waiting on the table. Thank you Romina. Let the luxurious experience begin. I took a few delicious bites.
July 15, 2015
Bird mystery: Thousands disappear and abandon eggs, nests on island off Florida's Gulf Coast
SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast. But in May, the key fell eerily quiet all at once. Thousands of ...
July 7, 2015
Researchers Create Chicken Embryos With Dinosaur-Like Faces
The transition from dinosaur to bird was messy — no specific anatomical features distinguished the first birds from their meat-eating dinosaur ... going further with attempts to turn back the bird-clock. "The rest of the animal looked OK, but one ...
May 13, 2015
Slalom run earns Hirscher combined gold
More than three seconds off the pace after the morning downhill, Hirscher produced a storming run down a sun-bathed Birds of Prey course in the slalom to clock a winning time of two minutes 36.10 seconds. "It is unbelievable," slalom world champion Hircher ...
January 26, 2015
Rare Birds of North America
Rare Birds of North America is the only extensive treatment I’ve see of ... Not a field guide but not a big coffee table book either. More like the bird-book-shelf and truck of the car style book. Steve N. G. Howell is research associate at PRBO ...
September 12, 2014
The Bird in the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock Weighs 330 Pounds
In the the world’s largest cuckoo clock, found in Triberg, Germany, the cuckoo bird alone is 14 feet long and weighs 330 pounds. The whole thing is based on a much smaller cuckoo clock that is about 100 years old—the Triberg clock is simply scaled up.
November 14, 2013