Fresh Eggs: Part One—What Makes a Good Egg Good?

It’s just been a few years since we put the fat-is-terrible myth behind us and put butter, coconut oil, and eggs—the most nutritious whole food—back on our plates, and now the avian flu comes along. In 2015, millions of chickens—nearly 44 million according to the U.S....

Crocheting Coral Reefs

Inspired by their love of the Great Reef Barrier, as well as higher geometry and feminine crafts, sisters Christine and Margaret Wertheim—natives of Queensland Australia—began crocheting the coral reef ten years ago in their Los Angeles living room. Today, Crochet...

Filming The Smell of Rain

Back in the 50s, a friend’s uncle invented the wetsuit. Hugh Bradner got a job with U.C. Berkeley that required him to dive in the chilly Pacific. One idea led to another, and Dr. Bradner discovered that when trapped in a foam-like fabric (neoprene) water in the form...

Tiny House Trailer Park

Maybe, like me, your idea of the perfect house is small and super-efficient. Well, if there’s anyone we ought to thank for making our “tiny” dreams more possible, it’s architect Jay Shafer, who pretty much started the tiny house movement. I say movement because there...