Ana Jops

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“2001: A Space Odyssey”: What It Means, and How It Was Made

Fifty years ago, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke set out to make a new kind of sci-fi. How does their future look now that it’s the past?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Fifty years ago this spring, Stanley Kubrick’s confounding …

Bizarre Optical Illusion: Stare at This One and the Colors Disappear

The second one is even stranger!<p>Most optical illusions make you see things that aren't there, but this one is quite different--it makes what you do …

Brian Eno, Roisin Murphy and more made an album at Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Palestine – hear it here first

Check out 'Block 9 Creative Retreat Palestine'<p>Brian Eno, Roisin Murphy and more have teamed up to release an album recorded at Banksy’s Walled Off …

Wreck of the Juneau Is Found, 76 Years After 5 Brothers Perished

At the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II, hundreds of sailors — including five from the same family — lost their lives while serving on the same ship for the United States Navy.<p>The ship, the cruiser Juneau, was blasted apart by a Japanese torpedo on Nov. 13, 1942. For decades it was lost, …

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Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Anglerfish, with their menacing gape and dangling lure, are among the most curious inhabitants of the deep ocean. Scientists have hardly ever seen …

15 True, Astonishing Facts That'll Make You Feel A Little Uneasy

Your bones are wet.

Shithole Playlist: David Byrne's favorite music from Donald Trump's least-favorite countries

The Beautiful Shitholes is David Byrne's Spotify playlist of music from the countries Donald Trump infamously condemned as "shitholes."<p>Byrne's …

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18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

1955: Salvador Dalí poses nude with a starfish at his seaside villa

Dalí at home<p>A guided tour of some seaside surreal estate<p>In 1930, a few months after being expelled from his father’s home, surrealist artist Salvador …

When sci-fi got it right: 15 films that correctly predicted the future

'OK Computer' Was Right About Computers

Radiohead turned toward electronic music to make their third album—which just turned 20—into a prescient techno-dystopia.<p>Radiohead's <i>OK Computer</i> is now 20 years old, and its importance cannot be understated, rivaled in the '90s only by Nirvana's <i>Nevermind</i>. But where Nirvana's relationship to the …

This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional

Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission …

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

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Kiosk Dispenses Short Stories In French Subway Stations

French publishers Short Edition have rolled out over 70 vending machines, but instead of giving out snacks they print literature<p>French publishers …

Abraham Lincoln’s Tough-Love Letter to His Step-Brother About Laziness and Work Ethic

“You say you would almost give your place in Heaven for $70 or $80. Then you value your place in Heaven very cheaply.”<p>Boredom is one of the most essential yet endangered human capacities, a seedbed of sanity the creative benefits of which have been championed by some of humanity’s most fertile …

The women scientists who took India into space

<b>Two years ago, as Indian scientists successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars, a photograph that went viral showed women dressed in gorgeous saris with flowers in their hair celebrating at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in the southern city of Bangalore.</b><p>It was reported that …

Monty Python's Argument Sketch performed with two vintage speech synthesizers

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Management 101: Basic Principles for Business Development Leaders - Part 1

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is to coach the art of effective management. Often employees are promoted to be a manager because they've been good in their previous position. In other words, the skills that allowed someone to succeed--to get promoted and to assume a leadership role--are …

Australia's oldest man likes to knit mini sweaters for injured penguins

Australia's oldest man has spent a lot of his days knitting sweaters for little penguins.<p>Alfred 'Alfie' Date spoke to <i>9 Stories</i> about how his …

3 Powerful Reasons I Love to Fail

Everyone is afraid to fail. But the only way to succeed is to welcome failure. This post shows you a solid process to use failure in your favor.

How to stop being annoyed by life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you get easily annoyed? At times, does that emotion quickly escalate to anger? You are not alone.<p>You shouldn't live with it, though.<p>Beyond improvements to your general mood and happiness, taming your anger can have important benefits to your health. Constant stress and aggravation is …

Art Nouveau - History and Legacy

June 23, 2016<p>Deeply invested in contemporary art, Widewalls magazine aims to provide a unique experience for its readers in form of in-depth and …

The monsters hidden beneath the sea

From the Old Testament to the Loch Ness Monster, strange watery beasts have terrified and inspired artists in equal measure. Alastair Sooke dives in.<p>Ever since antiquity, mankind has been fretfully besotted with strange creatures from the oceans’ depths. A terrible sea monster called Leviathan is …

A Compilation of Every Stanley Kubrick Movie Reference Featured on The Simpsons

French filmmaker Candice Drouet (a.k.a. “Really Dim“) has created a fantastic compilation video of every Stanley Kubrick movie reference that has …

Tricky Remembers 1996, The Year He Was 'Nearly God'

The producer born Adrian Thaws takes a rare look back at the busy year after the massive success of 'Maxinquaye.'<p>Twenty years ago, Tricky faced an avalanche of lofty expectations amidst the afterglow of critical and commercial praise following the release of his 1995 solo debut <i>Maxinquaye</i>. The album …

Breakdown of the fastest spaceships in the history of science fiction

But what about compared to spaceships in other sci-fi universes?<p>This awesome Fat Wallet graphic has the answer. It ranks spaceships featured in popular sci-fi stories from slowest to fastest.<p>It's divided between ships that are slower than the speed of light and ships that are faster than the speed …