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How To : Make an avian inspired water bottle treat holder

After a long marathon run, runners like to refresh with a nice bottle - or ten - of water. But if you've ever run for an extended period of time, especially in high heat, you know that you not only lose water through sweat, but also electrolytes and salts that help keep your e ...more

News : Sixth Outbreak of Avian Flu Confirmed in China

China just confirmed a sixth avian flu outbreak since October. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Agriculture stated that there had been another instance of bird flu in the Hubei province, of the H5N6 influenza virus. The outbreak occurred in the city of Daye, which is home to some ...more

How To : 9 DIY Tricks for Cleaning Your Car

Ever see those cars so covered in dirt, dust, and grime that someone writes "Wash me" on it using their finger? Well, for those cars' sakes, as well as cases less extreme, a word of advice: procrastination is not a solution — it can only compound the problem. Self-cleaning car ...more

How To : Make a Thanksgiving Turducken

Ah, turducken. The fondest of all portmanteau words and the tastiest of all Thanksgiving day meals. Turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken—three glorious poultry meats molded into one marvelous, boneless hunk of flesh that any sane carnivore wouldn't ...more

How To : Dissect a chicken for an anatomical look

Failed out of veterinarian school? No problem, just watch this video tutorial on dissecting a chicken (avian) to get you back on your feet. This demonstration and lecture of is by an eminent anatomist that will show you how to do it correctly. Get out your scalpel (or carving ...more

News : Birds as the Ultimate DIY Architects

The widely used expression "free as a bird" intimates an enviable existence: delicate, yet mighty wings transporting to destinations no human could so breezily venture. But despite their fanciful, superhero ability, in truth, the avian race leads one of the most difficult exis ...more

News : Angry Clones Are Taking Over the App World

In December 2009, Angry Birds was released to the public. The iPhone and iPod touch were the first to take on the demand, then a devoted HD version for the iPad. Since then, it's transcended iOS devices to appear on Android, Nokia, Palm phones, and many others. Next, it broke ...more

How To : Paint Mini Pumpkins as Angry Birds Decorations

The little pumpkins you can buy at the store can be great decorations at the house around Halloween time, but why not make them a little more interesting? This time lapse will show you how to paint the familiar avian faces from Angry Birds onto them. As a bonus to the red bird ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : DOTTREL

DOTTREL 58 points (8 points without the bingo) Definition: dotterel; a shore bird [n] If you're familiar with the dotterel bird, you may think dottrel is a misspelling, but it's just another way of putting it. Hopefully, your opponent will think it's a misspelling, too. A d ...more

How To : Build a mid-century modern style birdhouse

Help your avian alliances dwell in style with this handmade mid-century home. You may never be able to afford one for yourself, but watching the birds in your yard dwell in one of your making is the next best thing. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to build mid ...more

How To : Fold a piece of paper into an origami crane

Want to add an avian specimen to your paper menagerie? Have extra paper and time to match? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a crane using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get ...more

How To : Get Miley's blue makeup look from "Can't Be Tamed"

Not since Lady Gaga's "Telephone" Coke Cans and Madge brow'n'lips has a music video makeup look been so universally dissected and copied by YouTube makeup savant. Watch this tutorial by MissChievous to learn how to look just like Miley Cyrus' fiercely avian alter ego in "Can' ...more

News : A Human Has Caught the Bird Flu... From a Cat!

Cats give us so much—companionship, loyalty, love... and now the bird flu. Several weeks ago, a veterinarian from the Animal Care Centers of New York City's Manhattan shelter caught H7N2 from a sick cat. According to a press release from the NYC Health Department on December ...more

How To : Make an origami crane and swan

Interested in adding an avian specimen to your paper menagerie? Perhaps some sort of waterfowl? Have extra paper and time to match? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper crane or swan using origami, the traditional Japanese folk ...more

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