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Canada, Norway lock horns over moose statues

In 2015, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration partnered with artist Linda Bakke to erect a gorgeous, glistening moose statue situated alongside a busy highway between the cities of Oslo and Trondheim. Standing nearly 33 feet tall, the mighty stainless steel…

OFSDS Weekly Update (1/18)

Sunday’s low at my house –   22 Sunday’s high at my house –  25 With a dusting of snow. At least the sun is out ☺ New to the Gardens Bonded pair Roxie – a black lab mix and Sweet Pea…

7 ways to make mealy apples appetizing

As the winter wears on, the apples I buy at my local grocery store get further and further away from the date they were picked. When apples sit around in cold storage for a while, they start to break down…

More Classic Matte Painting-based Special Effects

January 22, 2019, 10:08 am I can’t get enough of pre-CGI special effects back stories, particularly those involving models and matte paintings.  I have yet to find a really good book on building models for movies (the best documentaries I…

Watch a massive herd of elk cross a road in Washington state

[embedded content] Hundreds of elk were spotted in Washington state as they ran across a road at the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility on land owned by Puget Sound Energy in Bellevue. The video is stunning on its own…

When is the best time to eat dinner?

When making dinner reservations, should you be fashionably late or go for the early-bird special? We spend a lot of time dissecting what we eat, but it turns out the timing of our meals may also be important. And when…

Video Shows a Greenland Glacier Collapsing

By REUTERS | Jan. 22, 2019 | 0:48 Greenland’s ice is melting so fast that it could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a new study. Related: article: Greenland’s Melting…

7 surprising facts about pigs

Pigs are among the most versatile animals humans have domesticated. We keep them as pets, certainly, but we also eat them and use them to make leather and lots more. Often we think of them as hungry, dirty and not…

1,500 private jets expected at Davos, despite global warming being a major concern – MarketWatch

As the number of extremely wealthy people worldwide has grown, so too has the market for private flights. Despite global warming being one of the major issues discussed at Davos every year, some 1,500 private jets are expected this week…

Global Warming Concerns Rise Among Americans in New Poll

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. A record number of Americans understand that climate change is real, according to a new survey, and they are increasingly worried about its effects in…