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Plus you get to read through letters from the early 1900s which is exciting to the

Photos from our first Back-to-Class session! 

We have another coming up for Reunion II at 2 P.M. (Session II) this Saturday. Join us to learn how to transcribe letters (like correspondences between Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks) and help us make our college’s history more accessible as searchable digitized resources! 

(Plus, you get to read through letters from the early 1900s, which is exciting to the history (or Mount Holyoke) lover’s heart in and of itself)

The kettle of the future will look nothing like the kettle of the present Rather than

This Energy-Saving Contraption Might Replace Your Clunky Kettle

The kettle of the future will look nothing like the kettle of the present. Rather than using a steaming cauldron to heat up more water than you need, the Miito is an innovative rod-and-plate contraption that combats wastefulness of water and electricity.

Hacking by law enforcement and intelligence agencies was decriminalized via an amendment

UK Quietly Rewrote Hacking Law

— Hacking by law enforcement and intelligence agencies was decriminalized via an amendment to the 1990 Computer Misuse Act that was included in …

This past weekend was the first annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Convention and Marvel was

This past weekend was the first annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Convention and Marvel was there! Check out a few photos we grabbed at the Marvel Costume Contest on Saturday and throughout the weekend!

For even more photos, swing over to our ACBC 2015 Gallery on Marvel.com!

This house is where the famous author wrote the first three chapters of ’The Great

Long Island Home of F. Scott Fitzgerald Seeks $3.9 Million

This house is where the famous author wrote the first three chapters of ‘The Great Gatsby,’ likely in a room above the garage that’s now a bedroom. 

The Carolina Panthers signed former New Orleans Saints free agent safety Marcus Ball the

Panthers sign former Saints S Marcus Ball

The Carolina Panthers signed former New Orleans Saints free agent safety Marcus Ball, the team announced on Thursday.

Terms of Ball’s deal were not released.

Ball was with the Saints for the 2014 season after spending two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League.

The 28-year-old Ball started two games for the Saints and posted 12 tackles while adding nine stops on special teams. He was waived on May 4 after the NFL draft to make room for incoming rookies.

According to Pro Football Focus, Ball played 98 snaps and quarterbacks threw his way 10 times. Receivers had 10 receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown last year.

To make room for Ball, the Panthers waived safety Kimario McFadden, who finished last season on Carolina’s practice squad.

Water for Elephants 2011 - Reese Whiterspoon as Marlena Rosenbluth wearing a white silk

Water for Elephants (2011) - Reese Whiterspoon as Marlena Rosenbluth wearing a white silk satin bias-cut dress with knot halter neckline and bare back. The belt was embellished with a bow-shaped clasp.

The costumes were designed by Jacqueline West.

This house is where the famous author wrote the first three chapters of ’The Great
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George Morphesis, Brooke Flickinger, Farrell Yesner, John Graber, Hughes Brooks, and John Haiggard at the Surrealist Ball, 1937! This event was held at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Downtown Philadelphia and organized by the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Arts, renamed University of the Arts in 1987. Check out more surrealist fun and fashion here.

~Sam

So why did they start eating bamboo No meat around Meat moved too fast to catch They

So why did they start eating bamboo? No meat around? Meat moved too fast to catch? They really like the taste?

Giant Pandas Meant to Eat Meat, Not Bamboo

Giant pandas are known for their voracious appetite for bamboo, but these furry mammals are actually meant to eat meat.

That’s at least according to a new study published in the journal mBio®, which details how the gut bacteria of giant pandas are not the type for efficiently digesting bamboo. Instead, they boast a carnivore-like gut microbiota predominated by bacteria such as Escherichia/Shigella and Streptococcus, a team of Chinese researchers says.

“Unlike other plant-eating animals that have successfully evolved, anatomically specialized digestive systems to efficiently deconstruct fibrous plant matter, the giant panda still retains a gastrointestinal tract typical of carnivores,” lead study author Zhihe Zhang, director of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, China, said in a press release. “The animals also do not have the genes for plant-digesting enzymes in their own genome. This combined scenario may have increased their risk for extinction.”

The newest member of the Robicelli’s family available only at our BayRidge shop this

The newest member of the Robicelli’s family, available only at our BayRidge shop this weekend: vanilla bean custard semifreddo, macerated fresh strawberries and passionfruit sauce on a caramel brûlée Martin’s potato roll. We don’t have a name yet, but we’re partial to “Red, White, and BLEW YOUR F***ING MIND”. Let us know if you have any good names in the comments. dessert Murica Brooklyn bakery eeeeeats foodporn martinspotatorolls custard strawberries (at Robicelli’s)

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Sea Hare in the Intertidal Zone

The sea hare gets its common name from its equivalent of nose and tongue—external sensory organs for smell and taste called rhinophores—which look like bunny ears. The sea hare, however, doesn’t hop like a rabbit: it is a sea slug (a mollusc in the gastropod (snail) class) that glides around on its muscular foot. When threatened sea hares will release a cloud of ink, attempting to distract and blind their predator.

photograph by Rowland Cain

(via: Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal)