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9 nests that aren't for the birds

By: Sidney Stevens on Aug. 8, 2015, 4:04 p.m.
A giant bird's nest, complete with eggs, at the Winterthur Museum

Photo: Jim, the Photographer/flickr

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A nest of one's own

Birds have inspired us to fly, astounded us with their array of extraordinary markings and delighted us with their gorgeous songs. But they also appeal to another side of our natures: call it our instinct for nesting.

Who doesn't love to burrow into snug spaces, cradled and safe from the wild world outside? The following human nests are biomimicry at its best, built the way birds do with cozy comfort in mind. (Text: Sidney Stevens)