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Tuesday November 7, 2017. 09:18 PM
A nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, a top Pentagon job, is risking the job he doesn't quite yet have. Dr. Dean Winslow said in his confirmation hearing that it's 'insane' to allow civilians to buy semiautomatic assault weapons. “I’d also like ...
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About $300 million worth of Ether – the unit of cryptocurrency used on the Ethereum platform – from dozens of digital wallets was permanently locked up today because of one person's mistake. The Ether had been stored in Parity's 'multisignature' wallets when a GitHub...
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During an advanced screening of Thor: Ragnarok at a Los Angeles movieplex, talk show host James Corden interrupted the film to present a special '4D version' of it. The audience appeared annoyed by the interruption until they realized the film's actual cast was on hand to...
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From Tiffany & Co., a 'Tin Can' for $1,000. The Everyday Objects collection transforms utilitarian items into handcrafted works of art. A classic tin can is upgraded in sterling silver and shining vermeil. Sterling silver and vermeil with Tiffany Blue® enamel accent 4.5'...
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Manitoba YouTuber samuraiguitarist, aka Steve-san Onotera, brings us this unusual cover of Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up.' Keep it in your back pocket for when you need to rickroll someone in the most 'Spaghetti Western' way possible. (reddit)
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The Wara straw art festival in Japan uses rice straw to create these enormous animal sculptures. (more…)
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Sculptor inaeent (aka It's Not Anything Exactly Enterprises, aka Laura C. Hewitt) presses old 1s and 0s from typewriters into her ceramics to create a cool line of binary mugs, bowls, and plates. (more…)
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Textile artist Victoria Villasana breathes new life into black and white photos by sewing vividly-colored yarns and threads onto them. Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, and legal tender all get the treatment. (more…)
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Ever since I got this Philips Norelco battery-powered shaver ($15 on Amazon), it's pretty much the only way I shave. I bought it for travel (it's small and uses 2 AA batteries) but it does such a good job I use it at home, too. I'm surprised by how well it works.
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I love The Office, and having seen most episodes at least twice, I enjoyed this behind-the-scenes reel of the characters cracking each other up. [via Dooby Brain]
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These healthy chews are made of salmon, and come in sizes and consistencies that both my dogs can enjoy! (more…)
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If you thought Harvey Weinstein couldn't possibly be any more hideously sickening than you already knew, Ronan Farrow's new piece in the New Yorker reveals he's even worse than you could imagine. Weinstein hired spies to get dirt on actresses he allegedely sexuallty...
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My latest Locus column is 'How to Do Everything (Lifehacking Considered Harmful),' the story of how I was present at the birth of 'lifehacking' and how, by diligently applying the precept that I should always actively choose how I prioritize my time, I have painted my way...
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The advent of consumer cloud storage has definitely made digital life better for everyone. No longer do you have to abuse email attachments to store and send things to other people. Going all-in on remote drives also means that a dead hard disk isn’t a completely...
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Teacher Bruce Yeany built a number of physics demonstration props that use balls, tracks, and gravity, and it's a delight to see them in action. He also has videos to show you how to make your own. Very cool! I just subscribe to his YouTube channel, filled with home made...
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Joanna Stern, Wall Street Journal's personal technology columnist created this cheat sheet for figuring out how to use the iPhone X’s interface. That's what happens when you get rid of the home button. Editor’s note: There was an error in the original regarding disabling ...
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While I suspect most celebrities would immediately call their attorneys if a paparazzo sneakily shot a nude photo of them and then tried to sell it online, singer Sia took a different approach. The creepy photographer in question snapped the shot of Sia from behind, when she ...
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From YouTube description: 'This video shows ongoing research towards using the feet of a legged robot for simple manipulation tasks. In this example, ANYmal makes use of its large range of motion to reach up to press an elevator button. The button is localized with help of a ...
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Paul Manafort, a lobbyist for some of the most brutal and corrupt dictators in modern history, was indicted last week on money laundering charges. As a holder of three different US passports, he is considered a flight risk, and has been ordered to wear an ankle monitor at...
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