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Friday January 19, 2018. 05:36 PM
Do Large (Magnitude ≥8) Global Earthquakes Occur on Preferred Days of the Calender Year of Lunar Cycle? (more…)
https://youtu.be/2jSHKPp-66w Neil Gaiman says Edgar Allan Poe should be read aloud, and he's right: he recorded this video of him reading 'The Raven' in 2016 as part of Pat Rothfuss's Worldbuilders charity drive. It's Poe's birthday today, and I can think of no better way...
Alternative protein advocates in Europe have been stymied by the hodgepodge of national rules regarding insect consumption, but now the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will approve applications for edible bugs that will then be legal to serve to Europeans throughout...
Astrophysicist Katie Mack (astrokatie.com) created this startling pie-chart to illustrate the ratio of observed matter to dark matter and energy, the invisible bulk of the universe. https://twitter.com/AstroKatie/status/953983237918994432 From her 2014 article, The Dark...
MP Andrea Leadsom wants the Royal Mail to commemorate Brexit with a postage stamp. Twitter has run with the idea, shooping and tagging with #BrexitStamps, making sure to tag @andrealeadsom. (more…)
You may be expecting a typically wild blend of natural wonder and action-cam chaos. But not everyday is Monday. Rider: AlexFilmer: Ryan Edit: Kurtis [Jackson]
The Pale Blue Dot was made as a tribute to Carl Sagan 'as the final project for the Animation 01 course at Ringling College of Art and Design.' (more…)
Lithophanes were originally bas-relief artworks made of translucent porcelain that let varying amounts of light through depending on thickness. Now they same effect can be created using a 3D printer and applied to anything from Wonder Woman images to personal photos. (more…)
Ask any marketing guru, and they'll tell you that social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are an essential part of their everyday toolbox. So, whether you're looking to build your own brand or market someone else's for a pretty penny, understanding social media...
The City of Los Angeles posted on Facebook -- with this awesome ad -- that they are hiring for a Graphic Designer, sorry, 'Graphics Designer.' Applicants clearly must know MS Paint inside and out. Thanks, Heathervescent!
Since January 2015, the high-def 360 panoramic webcam on top of the Space Needle has been consistently capturing images every ten minutes of Seattle. Ricardo Martin Brualla took that footage and made this super-groovy timelapse video. He explains his process in depth on...
YouTuber Dave Lee starts off his video review by saying that he went into Starbucks during the holidays to get a cup of coffee and was soon persuaded by their heavy advertising to buy an $80 Ember mug*. (more…)
The folks at Reality Check Documentaries took the trailer for Netflix's gritty drug-crime docuseries DOPE and made it into a clever parody for the 'Tide Pods epidemic.' It works a little too well, imo. The official trailer for #TideDoc a documentary exploring the struggles...
Via the miracle of society's visual memory on Youtube, you can see the entire cast of Gilligan's Island reunited on a Fox talk show in 1988. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9yJ5zegnDY
Britain's Intellectual Property Office admits that its cartoon informing children about copyright infringement is 'dry and niche,' despite exciting scenes such an old man in a suit explaining intellectual property and a goatlike charicature of popular singer-songwriter Ed...
Hospital chain Intermountain Healthcare is leading a industry consortium representing 450 hospitals in total in an initiative to manufacture their own generic drugs, either directly or through subcontractors. (more…)
A few weeks ago we were shocked to learn that Playboy had, without notifying us, sued us over this post (we learned about it when a journalist DM'ed us on Twitter to ask about it). Today, we filed a motion to dismiss, asking the judge to throw out this baseless, bizarre...
Thursday January 18, 2018. 11:58 PM
The U.S. Senate today passed a bill that will renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with no substantive changes. It's bad news, say privacy and security advocates, but not a surprise. (more…)
People in 134 countries rated their approval of U.S. leadership at an all-time low under President Donald Trump in a new Gallup poll released one year after he took office. The souring of global opinion toward America is most likely to benefit Russia, China, and European...
President Donald Trump himself made the decision and gave the executive order “to curtail the testimony of former chief White House political strategist Steve Bannon before the House Intelligence Committee,” FP reports, citing ”two people with firsthand knowledge of...
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