- Thieves in Germany made away with five metric tons of Nutella
- How the Internet (and sex) amplifies irrational group behavior
- News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier
- Brain scans show what pain looks like
- Why ‘neuroskeptics’ see an epidemic of brain baloney
- New music ‘rewarding for the brain’
- The latest on where we’re going with reading people’s dreams
- How a heavily cited economics paper contains a very erroneous Excel formula
- New App Prevents Icelanders from Sleeping With their Relatives
- China: Sex Game Horror as Live Eel Slithers Up Man’s Anus and into His Guts
- Elon Musk want to send 80,000 people per year to Mars
- Teen’s Strange Ramen Addiction – “(she) has the health of an 80 year old”
- Amusing case of the impossibility of IT Security in a Nutshell
- 9 Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World
- Fucking condom snorting is apparently a fucking ‘thing’. I fucking hate this planet sometimes.
- HEAVILY ARMED SEX CRAZED DOLPHINS on RAMPAGE in Black Sea
(new ‘best headline ever’ nominee)
- Scientists have gotten one rat brain to ‘talk’ to another using electronic link
- A study has shown that using a handsfree kit while driving can be just as dangerous as being over half the legal alcohol limit. Texting? You’re totally shitfaced.
- Gender differences in education scores persist regardless of gender equality
- A story full of aww: How a newly wed couple found their son in the Subway
- An illuminating article on How Disney bought Lucasfilm — and its plans for ‘Star Wars’
- Great short essay: The many wonders of Christopher Walken
- Scathingly brilliant – An Oscar voter’s brutally honest ballot
- Nice op-ed on design: Why we love beautiful things
- The King Clone is estimated to be the world’s oldest bush, dating around 11,700 years
- Atlas Obscura: The Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India
- Vice answers: What do hate groups think of Jennifer Lawrence?
- Your obsessive love or hatred of me means nothing in the grand scheme of geological time by (not) Justin Bieber
- Video: Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down
(Looks like me and Hitler finally agree on something)
- Being ‘it’: these guys have played a game of tag for 23 years now and it’s awesome
- Last Saturday, over 2800 spaceships clashed in a battle costing thousands of dollars
- Self-immolators in Tibet near 100 as pressure grows from China
- Smithsonian on the story behind Banksy
- Amazingly, this Russian family was cut off from civilisation for 40 years
- Strange Geographies: the beautiful and alien Iceland
- On Barnes & Noble and the end of the mega-bookstore
- Computer programming languages aren’t copyrightable, says a High Court judge
- Surgeon Simulator 2013 is the new medical QWOP
- Letter of Note: The Alien father is HR Giger
- A great list of 36 supervillain musical numbers
(I have a huge hankering to re-watch Gremlins 2 right now)
Also, it’s pretty mean, but this edit of Lance Armstrong’s confession interview with Oprah recut to the lyrics of Radiohead’s Creep is very well done.
- An interview with Steven Soderbergh on his career and quitting Hollywood
- How alcohol disrupts your REM sleep patterns
- Why Malaria’s Magnus is celebrated by Wales’ Wikipedia Day
- The Chapelle de Bathléem and its sci-fi gargoyles
- The ‘Horror Frog’ breaks its own bones to produce claws
- Nine cat behavior lessons
- Humans and animals: How and why do we pick our friends?
- The EU’s plan for 50,000 EV charging stations by 2020
- A record 58 percent of Americans say legalize marijuana
- “Officers shall not take any enforcement action … for a violation of I-502”
- An insight to reporting on a movie press junket (for The Hobbit)
- The Zapruder Film: the saddest and most expensive 26 seconds of amateur film ever made
- The curious case of Clairvius Narcisse, and other instances of Hatian “zombies”
- Exploring the Paris Metro’s eerie ghost stations
- UC Berkeley Librarian to Daily Cal sex columnist: ‘Please don’t f*ck in the Library’
- Journey soundtrack nominated for a Grammy
- With 35mm film dead, will classic movies ever look the same again?
- Furthering that pretty good Prometheus theory (though still not redeeming the whole thing because that’s goddamn impossible): The Second Coming of Space Jesus
- On that, here’s a really great theory on Blade Runner and the whole Deckard/Replicant thing
- Fuck me, a developed ‘auto-targeting’ sniper rifle for anyone to use (and probably shouldn’t)
- King David: Why generals shouldn’t run the CIA
- Trevell Coleman: The Man Who Charged Himself With Murder
- The 72-year-old grandpa who models for teen-girl clothing (and totally rocks it)
- Live From the Inside: a radio show run by psychiatric patients
- The Aokigahara Forest: the world’s second most popular suicide destination
- The average person glances at their phone 150 times per day
- Website: Virtual Piano (and keyboard friendly)
- Also, the hosts of some show called NFL Kick Off crammed as many Princess Bride references as they possibly could into their half hour show and it’s been compiled here
- Some guy called Brad does acid, live-tweets it
- Ordos: The biggest ghost town in China
- Sweden is so efficient with its waste-to-energy program, that it’s importing trash from other European countries
- Awesome: Focus on the Family is giving up on reaching out to Millennials
- The TPP: A first-hand look at the secret international talks that could change the Internet
- A university built a supercomputer with Raspberry Pi(s) and Lego
- Mathematician claims proof of connection between prime numbers
- It Ain’t 1979 Anymore: Why this week’s attacks on American embassies aren’t the Iran hostage crisis all over again.
- Somehow missed: Vice interviewed my hero cinematographer Christopher Doyle
- Cool… 45 Years of the John Peel Show is available on Soundcloud.
- Comedian Josh Sankey will travel across the U.S. with only bacon as currency
- On the tubes: a recording of Tolkien reciting a poem in Elvish
Lastly… cats compilation video, because cats compilation video.
Bilateral gynandromporphism - half female, half male. This genetic anomaly is usually restricted to arthropods, but has been known to express itself in birds as well.
- An Inuit village, too remote for cars is on Google Street View via tricycle
- The medical case of the woman who needed to be upside down
- From The Atlantic: How Headphones Changed the World
- From BBC News: DNA test jailed innocent man for murder
- Finally some traction: UK clampdown on debit and credit cards surcharges
- The Verge interviewed Rian Johnson on Looper
- To ripen a tomato, place a ripe banana beside it
- There is a place called Monkey Island and it’s in the name of science!
- A top 10 list of strange topics that need more explaination
- Alternate Histories: 7 Ways the World Could Be Completely Different
- Water Worlds: 15 Real Floating Towns & Ocean Cities
- The Mysteries and Tragedy of Russia’s Bottomless Karst Lake
- Shame it’s only for the US, but still very cool: wind map site
- Word Dynamo: How many words do you know?
Also, this is a video of a guy fashioning some molten glass into a horse in under two minutes. Yeah, it’s impressive.
- Top 10 photos from the Guardian’s eyewitness app
- Surreal images of the Deepwater Horizon disaster
- The winners from National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest
- Infographic: comparing 10 years of the internet
- Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram
- On the horizon: A male birth-control pill
- Science confirms: The only workday we like is Friday
- The Mpemba Effect: how hot water freezes faster than cold
- Amelia Earhart: 75 Years of Mystery — and Now an Answer?
- Scientists discover genetic key to Elephant Man’s disfigurement
- The lost towns of Russia
- Whut: eBay Bans Sales of Spells, Curses, Advice and Other ‘Intangibles’
- How to back up your Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter accounts and why you should
- Iceland’s hard stance on bankers is working out pretty well
- Romney’s tax plan: mathematically impossible
Also, the Sarychev Volcano Eruption viewed from the International Space Station…
During the 1960s and 70s, thousands of monuments commemorating the Second World War – called ‘Spomeniks’ – were built throughout the former Yugoslavia; striking monumental sculptures, with an angular geometry echoing the shapes of flowers, crystals, and macro-views of viruses or DNA. In the 1980s the Spomeniks still attracted millions of visitors from the Eastern bloc; today they are largely neglected and unknown, their symbolism lost and unwanted. Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers travelled the Balkans photographing these eerie objects, presented in this book as a powerful typological series. The beauty and mystery of the isolated, crumbling Spomeniks informs Kempenaer’s enquiry into memory, found beauty, and whether former monuments can function as pure sculpture.
- Roma Publications
Many more of these incredible structures at retronaut
- Game to look forward to: South Park RPG Is Hilariously Inappropriate Fun
- Want to go to place: An abandoned French subway station was turned into the set of Prometheus
- World of Quantum Mechanics May Govern Life
- Ex-Spy Telescope’s New Identity as a Space Investigator
- How the internet killed porn
- Fabulous, Feminist Porn
- The Huffington Post secretly hosts entire vertical dedicated to Sideboob
Landmannalaugar (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈlan̥tmanːaˌløiɣar̥], the people’s pools) is a region near the volcano Hekla in southern section of Iceland’s highlands.
The Landmannalaugar area is a popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland’s highlands. The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields, not far from the service center. The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, and white. Two of the most popular mountains among hikers are Bláhnjúkur (meaning “blue peak”) and Brennisteinsalda (meaning “sulphur wave”).
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