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Animals That Evolved from Crazy-Different Ancestors

By Becky FerreiraMay 12, 2014
A few weeks back, scientists discovered an ancient shark fossil that challenges the conventional wisdom that evolution basically left the shark family alone. It turns out that these apex predators hit upon the broad strokes of their design early, but more subtle advances—l More  →
Animals That Evolved from Crazy-Different Ancestors

The Real Historical Events That Inspired Game of Thrones

By Becky FerreiraMay 7, 2014
The fourth season of Game of Thrones is hitting its stride, and the episodes are just as tumultuous as we've come to expect. But you know what makes Westeros look like nursery school? REAL HISTORY. George R. R. Martin is a self-confessed history buff and has repeatedly encou More  →
The Real Historical Events That Inspired Game of Thrones

Cool Art Inspired By Classic Literature

By Becky FerreiraApril 30, 2014
There's nothing better than curling up with a classic book to discover what all the fuss is about. Tales that have stood the test of time can inspire artwork centuries after they were first penned—like this stunning portrait of Hamlet's Ophelia from Studio-1901. Jump into More  →
Cool Art Inspired By Classic Literature

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Cosmos?

By Becky FerreiraApril 25, 2014
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey continues to rake in millions of viewers each episode, and it's not hard to see why. Neil deGrasse Tyson + awesome visual effects + Ann Druyan's brilliant writing + the wonder of science = EPIC BRAIN PARTY. But with so much information packed int More  →
QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Cosmos?

Stellar Writing Advice from Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

By Becky FerreiraApril 24, 2014
Have you hit a wall with your most recent science fiction or fantasy story? Whether you're having trouble coming up with good dragon dialogue or brainstorming novel forms of spaceship propulsion, the answer is the same: get some advice from the experts. We guarantee that all More  →
Stellar Writing Advice from Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

Cute Animals Quoting Shakespeare!

By Becky FerreiraApril 23, 2014
Well met, good Sparklers! Today is William Shakespeare's birthday—the Bard is now 450-years-young. We could think of no better way to celebrate this milestone than by casting some painfully adorable animals in Shakespeare's best roles. Are you ready for the onslaught of li More  →
Cute Animals Quoting Shakespeare!

The Best Science-Inspired Art in the Cosmos

By Becky FerreiraApril 23, 2014
The reboot of Cosmos has the whole world geeking out over science again, and we couldn't be more stoked about it. To piggyback on the success of the show, we reached out to the most innovative science-minded artists working today, and collected their best pieces here for t More  →
The Best Science-Inspired Art in the Cosmos

Book Covers We'd Love to Frame and Hang in Our Bedrooms

By Becky FerreiraApril 18, 2014
They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but it's easier said than done. Some covers simply jump off the shelf and say, "sup, check me out" like confident little bosses. We collected a few of our favorite examples, and can't wait to ... More  →
Book Covers We'd Love to Frame and Hang in Our Bedrooms

The Surprising Origins of Disney Characters

By Becky FerreiraApril 14, 2014
Disney has a long tradition of grabbing a folktale and giving it a good old-fashioned G-rated bath. But their squeaky clean movies are often based on bizarre legends, as we'll show you in this  slideshow. From homicidal birds to Shakespeare on the Serengeti, these are the s More  →
The Surprising Origins of Disney Characters

The Gender-Bending Portraits of JJ Levine

By Becky FerreiraApril 10, 2014
Have you ever wondered what your life would have been like if you were a different gender? JJ Levine's portrait series, "Alone Time," is a poignant riff on this question. Each portrait is a delicately constructed tableau in which one person models both genders. It's interest More  →
The Gender-Bending Portraits of JJ Levine
About the Author
Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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