Saturday Linkages: Of Gut Microbes and Hyperbolic Bronnerianism

The Futura House: a prefab tiny house from the 1960s. It’s time to bring back the #futurahouse: http://www.thefuturohouse.com/  The Surprising Gut Microbes of African Hunter-Gatherers http://www.wired.com/2014/04/hadza-hunter-gatherer-gut-microbiome/ … FDA says, keep lilies away from your cats http://barfblog.com/2014/04/fda-says-keep-lilies-away-from-your-cats/ … Sophisticated sundial clock in Medellín, Colombia http://blog.ounodesign.com...

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Saturday Linkages: Solar Projects, John Cage and Cat Litter

Image: Build It Solar. Build-It-Solar Blog: Four Interesting New Projects from Around the Web http://www.builditsolarblog.com/2014/04/new-and-interesting-solar-projects.html?spref=tw … John Cage: Mushroom Hunter http://hyperallergic.com/118615/john-cage-mushroom-hunter/ … The lasting legacy of the Dobson telescope http://www.scpr.org/programs/brand-martinez/2012/09/12/28381/amateur-astronomers-stars-john-dobson-telescope/ … The most epic Ikea ha...

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Saturday Linkages: Comfrey, a Parking Rock Star and Voracious Worms

Russian comfrey in flower. Image: Wikipedia. Does comfrey really improve soil? http://permaculturenews.org/2014/03/18/comfrey-really-improve-soil/ … Soviet Russia’s answer to the Monsanto house of the future: http://gizmodo.com/that-time-soviet-russia-built-a-house-entirely-out-of-p-1544925507/1544979348/+mattnovak/+mattnovak … No, your pot doesn’t come from enviromentally conscious hippies http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014...

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Saturday Linkages: Grains, Collapse and Mangoes

A Silver Lake street library. Image: The Eastsider. A really well done free street library: New Little Free Library in Silver Lake seeks book donations http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2014/03/bulletin-board-new-little-free-library-in-silver-lake-seeks-book-donations/ … What if Everything You Knew About Grains Was Wrong? http://shar.es/B37xj  Pot grow light interferes with HAM radio bands: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-to-fcc-grow-light-ballas...

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Saturday Linkages:

The Japanese art of Furoshiki–a way of making packages with a reusable cloth. Via No Tech Magazine. Zero waste shopping in Japan with Furoshiki: http://www.notechmagazine.com/2014/04/furoshiki-zero-waste-shopping-in-japan.html … A solar powered grain grinder: http://www.notechmagazine.com/2014/04/solar-powered-grain-mill.html … Bee Friendly Gardening In The Pacific Northwest http://www.nwedible.com/2014/04/bee-friendly-gardening.html … Nes...

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Saturday Linkages: Holiday Weekend Edition

Sailboat made with Home Depot buckets: http://www.pdracer.com/boat-shorty/50-dollar-sailboat-race/tbucket/ … Brick wall collapses to reveal giant beehive via @BoingBoing http://boingboing.net/2014/05/22/brick-wall-collapses-to-reveal.html … 8 Takeaways From the Bike League’s Study of Cyclist Fatalities http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/05/22/8-takeaways-from-the-bike-leagues-study-of-cyclist-fatalities/#.U39XY2qRa40.twitter … via @StreetsblogUSA...

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Saturday Linkages: Broody Hens, Killer Gardens and Salt-Rising Bread

Surveillance camera bird-feeder http://boingboing.net/2014/05/27/surveillance-camera-bird-feede.html … Broody Hens and the Meaning of Life. My new blog post on The Tangled Nest. http://thetanglednest.com/2014/05/broody-hens-and-the-meaning-of-life/ … Coping With Heat in the Garden: Drought-Tolerant Crops, Resilient Perennials and More http://garynabhan.com/i/archives/2467 The whole world has a weight problem, new report says http://www.usatoday...

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Saturday Linkages: Expensive Grapes, Martha Stewart’s Drones and Sunscreen

Some very expensive grapes. Top-notch Japanese grapes fetch a record $5,400: http://disq.us/8j5pz8 Martha Stewart digs drones via http://boingboing.net/2014/07/10/martha-stewart-digs-drones.html … Lead abatement, a wise economic and public health investment http://www.riskscience.umich.edu/lead-abatement-wise-economic-public-health-investment-report-finds/ … Can using sunscreen increase your risk of dying? http://www.riskscience.umich.edu/can-us...

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Saturday Linkages: Dystopian Knitwear, Green Tomatoes and Drought

Great Moments in Dystopian Knitwear http://vult.re/1nJPPwb Animals as the answer to recycling food waste: http://www.notechmagazine.com/2014/07/animals-as-the-answer-to-recycling-food-waste.html … A Food Has an Historic, Objectionable Name. Should We Change It? http://on.natgeo.com/1jFfLsY  How good are we at transportation prediction? http://bit.ly/1sfTRiI Green Tomatoes: Not Just for Frying http://wp.me/p2TfI0-ex Why the modern bathroom is a...

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Saturday Linkages: Life on a Boat, Nature and the Bicycle Lobby

Twenty Eight Feet – Life On A Little Wooden Boat: http://youtu.be/syJXrbWU1Aw  Why Nature Lovers Should Live Apart From Nature http://shar.es/LbYve  Shinrin-yoku: “Forest Bathing” — I’ve always done it, but only now do I find out that it’s a thing in Japan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_bathing … Tracing Sriracha’s Origin to a Seaside Town in Thailand http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/37491...

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