North Country ‘Birdstones’: Mysterious Ancient Relics

North Country ‘Birdstones’: Mysterious Ancient Relics

Written by Lawrence P. Gooley /  Early Northern New York history goes far beyond the bounds of stories of pioneer families and colorful guides. As archaeologists like to say, the Western Hemisphere was invaded, not discovered. Many different societies, civilizations,...
These Birds Make Their Own Citrus-Scented Cologne

These Birds Make Their Own Citrus-Scented Cologne

By Benji Jones /  The sexiest male crested auklets have large head feathers and a strong tangerine smell, a new study finds. On Alaska‘s rugged Shumagin Islands, no fruit tree dares take root, yet the smell of fresh lemons and tangerines hangs heavy in the air....
The Pigment Made of Human Remains & More Surprizes

The Pigment Made of Human Remains & More Surprizes

By Kelly Grovier, April 2018 / New book taking a forensic look at art history’s greatest colours /   Colour is the soul of art. It’s what pulls us into the over-ripening gold of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers and what whorls our spirit perilously into the existential...