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Friday May 11, 2018. 04:36 PM
Child psychologists have observed an increasing trend in which teens cyberbully themselves, creating anonymous accounts in which they post vicious insults and slurs that seem to be directed to them by strangers. (more…)
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For more than a century, the Canadian government pursued a policy of forcibly removing First Nations people from their homes and imprisoning them in largely church-run 'residential schools' where violence, rape and other forms of abuse were rampant. The last residential...
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After the delightful wooden elevator down from Antwerp's streets, the 1876-foot pedestrian tunnel under the Scheldt is 'staggeringly monotonous,' reports Atlas Obscura, but I rather like it. I have one question: what would the diameter of a well-lit circular tunnel like this ...
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Whether you have a long commute or an intense workout to get through, the right music can make the experience much more manageable. Magnetic, long-lasting, and enjoyably ergonomic, the N1 Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones make it easy to bring your music with you and...
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It's been three years since the filing of a suit against the FBI after agents put several Muslims on the No Fly list to retaliate against their refusal to be conscripted as a confidential informants spying on other Muslims; the FBI's illegal retaliation cost their victims...
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I met Seattle artist Marcia Wiley through my inbox zine a couple months ago. I had written about the idea of the 'positive deviant,' basically someone who strays from the norm but brings value rather than pain (akin to the 'happy mutant'). The concept really resonated with...
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Two Nineteen Forty Four is Tristan Greszko's remarkable timelapse of last year's record-breaking ascent on The Nose at Yosemite's El Capitan. (more…)
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Just look at it. (Thanks, Gwynne!)
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David Weinberger writes, 'I just blogged about a 1911 letter in the Thomas Edison digital archive in which the former mayor of Kingston, Jamaica, proposed that Edison take his Gramophone one step further and invent a speech-to-text transcriber. Edison replied, albeit...
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You can run, but it doesn't matter, because so can your pursuer. Atlas is the latest in a line of advanced humanoid robots we are developing. Atlas' control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding...
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Remember back in 2014 when everyone thought that an Ebola outbreak in Africa wouldn't be a problem for North Americans and then – and this is the shit and giggle part – four laboratory-confirmed cases of the hemorrhagic fever showed up in the United States? Everyone,...
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Will Smith never planned on being an actor. He never planned on being broke and in debt to the IRS, either. In this video, Smith breaks down how being bad with money started him down the road to becoming one of the biggest TV and film stars in the world.
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Space is no stranger to beer. Astronauts have farted about with beer fermentation, in orbit, in the past. The Russians have tried their hand at growing barley and hops in the International Space Station's Zvezda module and, during the early years of their space program, the...
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Thursday May 10, 2018. 10:51 PM
Police in Rialto, California have released bodycam footage of an incident in which Bob Marley's granddaughter was detained when a white neighbor reported her for suspected burglary. Donisha Prendergast was merely staying at an Airbnb, on her vacation, with friends, while...
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David Chasteen is a veteran of the CIA, who has also served in combat with the United States Army in Iraq, and elsewhere. (more…)
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Sean R. Heavey claims that Stranger Things used his storm cloud photo (top image) without permission in concept art (second image above) that eventually became a scene in the show. From...
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Look at the above image. The higher the peaks, the more sensitive your eyes are to contrasts at those frequencies. Ian Goodfellow spotted the image in a scientific paper about spatial frequency analysis and brilliantly observed that 'It's like a graph that is made by...
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The latest Humble Bundle features dozens of Nebula-winning and Nebula-nominated novels and short stories from past and present, everyone from Octavia Butler and Ursula K Leguin to Samuel Delany and John Brunner, to say nothing of Kate Wilhelm, Joanna Russ, and four titles...
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https://youtu.be/njZ21cbe9uo When he accepted his Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize in 2015, Eddie Murphy (who apparently stopped aging 25 years ago) did a dead-on impersonation of Bill Cosby talking about drugging woman.
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After three years of legal weed, Oregon has grown 1.1 million pounds, approximately three times what residents buy in a year. From The Guardian: The result? Prices are dropping to unprecedented lows in auction houses and on dispensary counters across the state. Wholesale...
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