- 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
- Whoa, now the KKK are also fighting against Westboro Baptist
- “We still look at ourselves as survivors”: over 80 years later, remembering the deadliest school massacre in American history
- The rather interesting origin story of ‘Miranda Rights’
- Warren Ellis on The Social Web: end of the first cycle (stoked it’s close to what I’ve been mediating on throughout the year)
- UCL research paper on Why the Internet only just works (.pdf)
- What the world will look like in 2030 — as predicted by the Government
- Will we ever… have cyborg brains?
- A few Tolkien-rific facts about the book version of The Hobbit
- Try this interactive/zoomable four BILLION pixel image of Mt Everest
- Earthmoving: Ways of moving the Earth’s orbital path
Lastly, the latest TEDEd on ‘What is colour’ gives a very concise and simple explanation on the how with some very nice animation too.
More amazing splash photography by Markus Reugels via This is Colossal
- Hrmm… 2012 was the best year yet?
- How the internet is accelerating the evolution of language
- 12 Letters that didn’t make it into the alphabet
- Recreating the Mona Lisa using polygon rendering genetic algorithms
- Testing audiophile claims and myths
- An eBay for Professors to sell college courses directly to students
- Why are (almost all) economists unaware of Milton Friedman’s thermostat?
- Unexpected behind-the-scenes horror film photos
- Authors’ responses to the film adaptations of their work (Ellroy’s praise for The Black Dahlia is somewhat inaccurate)
- The oldest living species of the modern house cat: Palla’s Cat
- 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
- Photos: What it looks like inside Amazon
- Truth in advertising: The Birth of ‘Just Do It’ and Other Magic Words
- Christopher Nolan discusses making his first feature Following
- On Monday, not a single violent crime was reported in New York City
- Chew On This: 10 Food Idioms Explained
- Like it or not, non-replaceable CPUs may be the future of desktops
- Augmenting a light bulb to make a touch screen desk
- Prices have finally been announced for the Surface Pro
- Plus Microsoft have put out a pretty great self-depreciating ad for IE10
These come from a fantastic collection of lesser-seen Vietnam War photos that can be viewed here.
I can’t recall where these were referred onto from (came back from the weekend to find this buried amongst tabs and that I also have amnesia), so I’ve little context on this collection, apart from the fact that they’re all great.
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So Canadian photographer Jonathan Hobin‘s now project is called In The Playroom and depicts images of kids playing as kids do. The exception though? Rather than the traditional imaginary play time, these kids are re-enacting scenes from infamous events and media events in history… crazy.
- 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…
Evolution of the New York City Skyline via Smithsonian Magazine
- Good Luck: A web project dedicated to amalgamating a ‘universal’ terms of service system
- The demise of the daily deal website business model
- Hottest temps ever at LHC and more hints about early Universe
- Food and exercise are not matter and anti-matter
- Weird: Ron Howard Directing Documentary on Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival
- Jodie Foster on the Stewart/Pattinson spectacle
- Keanu Reeves spills what Bill & Ted 3 is actually gonna be about
- The Politically Incorrect Guide to U.S. Interests in the Middle East
- Surreal: The General Mills Lawn Protester Has Died
- Humor: 45-year-old salesman apologises for closing ceremony
- Today’s not for epileptics website: http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/
First modern Olympic Games in Athens, 1894 – via
Two very interesting Olympics based items popped up today. The first is a collection of photos from the Olympics of past that goes all the way back to the very first games. That can be found here.
And also, this video that profiles just what professional photographers will go through to cover events like track and field from every angle to get that one shot.
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s “View from the Window at Le Gras” was taken in 1826 and is considered the world’s oldest surviving photograph. Starting September 9, the photo, which is usually housed in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, will be on display at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim.
- New Computer Will Simulate One Billion Neurons
- Microsoft reveals a muscle controlled computer interface
- Voyager 1 is getting close to ‘the edge’ of interstellar space
- The waves in Quantum Mechanics are real
- The discovery of a HIV protein’s structural change
- The Greenland Ice Melt might not be as apocalyptic as some would make it out to be
- Plants Can ‘Talk’ To Each Other by Clicking Their Roots
- Why Bronze Medalists Are Happier Than Silver Medalists
- A US Marine couple’s personal account of the Aurora Shooting
- Scientology’s insane concentration camp for it’s Executives
- A counter-editorial of Why Men Can’t Have It All
- Still haven’t seen ‘Girls’, but the parody trailer ‘Boys’ looks good
- Revealed, at last: why women live longer than men
- How to rewire your brain for success
- Do You Believe in Magic? Yes, You Do.
- Interesting Chronicling: history’s changing understanding of mammals
- Lost footage from The Karate Kid
- Project allRGB: creating images using only one pixel for each rgb color (16,777,216)
- Online app: based on weight/height, who’s your Olympic equivalent?
- The internet map: websites illustrated according to traffic and user activity
- Web-based Game Boy emulator with a slew of games to choose from
- Video: some guy almost walks into a bear while texting