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A Heavenly Match: Jerome Robbins and Liam Scarlett at San Francisco Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The sight never fails to thrill: like an exceptionally bright star, the Space Station zooms across the sky at nearly five miles per second, manned by American, Russian, European and Japanese astronauts who spend their days conducting scientific research and testing the effects of zero gravity on their bodies

A True Phenomenon Unfolding at Bellahummingbird.com: Bella's Tiny Family Rewriting the Rules of Nature

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green
Wendy N. Powell

There is the occasional marvel that peaks the interest of experts, unfolding nature's firsts or never-before observed peculiarities, and this is certa...

You Won't Believe What Hummingbirds Do With Those Beaks

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.05.2014 | Science

Hummingbirds may look cute with their colorful plumage and those long, delicate beaks. But don't be fooled: a new study shows that male hummingbirds u...

Feeding Birds and Nourishing Thoughts

Steve Zack | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

Bird watching, via bird feeding, is clearly the most frequent human-wildlife interaction. In our increasingly urbanized world, feeding birds is, for millions of people, our most significant direct connection to nature.

The Hummingbird and the Climate Summit

Mia MacDonald | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Climate change will not be mitigated, let alone stopped or reversed, unless all the countries of the world become serious about systemic, total, and orchestrated reorientations of their economies and societies' ways of living on the Earth.

To Cape Breton Island on Friday the 13th: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Except that today is Friday the 13th, we're about an hour out of Halifax, some sensor or other has started ringing like a telephone, the driver has pulled over and is in urgent phone powwow with bus HQ -- and he's blaming Friday the 13th for our miscarriage.

Mpofu's Happiness Cage and the Practice of Joy

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It seems counter-intuitive to practice joy. Joy seems to move like a hummingbird, flitting where it will, bringing delight and then disappearing. Can ...

WATCH: You'll Never Look At A Hummingbird The Same Way Again

OWN | Posted 04.03.2014 | OWN

When people see the work of award-winning filmmaker and photographer Louie Schwartzberg, they tend to have one common response: "Oh, my God." For m...

Orphaned Hummingbird Rescued and Brought to WildCare

Alison Hermance | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

As with all birds, turning off lights, closing blinds and making the room as dark as possible to contrast with the open door will encourage the bird to fly out. Even better than potted flowers, if you have a hummingbird feeder, hanging it just outside the door will draw the bird out even faster.

Top 5 Albums of 2013

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Maria Pulcinella Murray

The group's range of influences makes them a sort of nu-folk-meets-'90s-R&B power trio and Days are Gone a knockout. Its dateless quality (and its damn sunny disposition) is what excites music-lovers about Haim.

How to Register Your Authorship With Google

Chris Abraham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Abraham

My church tells me that the only way to get into Heaven is for the Lord to know you by name. Likewise, with Google's latest algorithm update, Hummingbird, Google now demands that you trade your anonymity for a spot at the top of Google search.

Did Edward Snowden Kill the Search Engine Optimization Industry?

Chad Pollitt | Posted 11.29.2013 | Technology
Chad Pollitt

This past week has contained a couple of heart-skipping declarations for the SEO industry. The most recent was Google's announcement of its latest algorithm update -- Hummingbird.

Google Will Now Answer Your Questions More Like A Human

AP | Posted 09.27.2013 | Technology

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increa...

Jason Statham In 'Redemption:' Actor Showcases Range In New Film

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- With the success of his own franchise films like "The Transporter" and "Crank," as well as being a part of "The Expendables" and newly add...

LOOK: Can You Identify The Bird That Created This Teeny, Tiny Nest?

Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

A photograph of what appears to be a coin-sized hummingbird nest has gone viral this week as netizens are left amazed at the sheer tininess of the avi...

Local Natives Talk Rebellion, The Beatles, And Their Second Album

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

Don't Get Personal

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

If you can't share your watermelon, stay home. Don't come to my picnic.

WATCH: Tiny Bird Uses Big 'Trick' To Keep Flying In Heavy Rain

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Science

By Nicholas St. Fleur Hummingbirds are the acrobats of the avian family—flapping their wings more than 45 times a second, they hover forward, ba...

How Anyone Can Attract Hummingbirds To Their Backyard

The Huffington Post | Stylelist Home Staff | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

The first time we saw a hummingbird in the "wild" (read: backyard), we were absolutely amazed at how such a teeny bird could even exist, let alone vis...

Flying

Ed Felker | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Ed Felker

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Will Jason Statham Ever Make A Movie With Reese Witherspoon?

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment

Jason Statham is a surprisingly self-aware guy. Maybe that's the wrong description. Maybe "wisely calculating" is a better description. I've alway...

The Hummingbird & President Blah, Blah, Blah

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Sometimes, at very special times, I will see someone else's writing and after letting it be absorbed into my soul, say to myself, "Damn, I wish I had written that!" It usually doesn't happen more than once a year or perhaps if I'm lucky, twice. Yesterday, it happened twice.

WATCH: Hummingbird 'Spy' Being Developed By Pentagon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A less advanced version of it made the news rounds in 2009, but the latest will blow you away. It has taken five years to build and cost $4 million...

Nexus S Debuts but Being Sold Exclusively at Best Buy

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Yesterday Google announced the newest handset in the Android portfolio -- the Nexus S which will be running Gingerbread (Android 2.3). It was not mo...

U.S. Department of Defense to Use Hummingbirds as Spies

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Robotic hummingbirds will be able to discretely enter areas where people would not be able to go without being detected and will look so realistic that people could easily be fooled.