How did the zebra get its stripes? A new paper suggests one theory to explain this biological mystery: that the stripes repel insects. http://nyr.kr/1ehD1uA
“Discouraging bites from flies is obviously useful, since the insects often carry fatal diseases. Also, while a single bite from blood-eating flies extracts just a tiny droplet of blood, thousands of bites per day can add up to significant blood loss.”
Photograph: Valerie Shaff/Getty
The NYC apartment that Johnny Depp and Kate Moss used to rent back in the 90s (when they were engaged) has now come on the market, available to have for the price of $19,000 a month.
7/100 photographs of Grace Kelly
Hanna Wahmer in Novembre Spring 2012 by Estelle Hanania
“I wanted to express that dream, to tell a story in photographs, the fantasy of our French girl coming to New York to find her new place in the world, discovering the beauty of the city and glamour of Madison Ave, not so unlike my own experience when I came here with a suitcase full of dreams…”