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Fast fashion was inspired by Europe’s inability to mimic Indian garb

For many centuries, Asia was both the center of the world’s textile production and the source of its fashion trends. India, in particular, was responsible for the largest share of textile production and for much of the finest kinds of cloth. Indian manufacturers had sophisticated methods for …

Art Galleries

Could This Optical Illusion Save Lives?

We know better than to play in traffic, but there's an eye-catching 3D zebra stripe crosswalk in the Icelandic fishing town of Ísafjörður that hopes …

Optical Illusions

You’ll Never Be Alone Again With This One Weird Chatbot Trick

Sad? No one really “gets” you? Wish you could clone yourself? Well, Replika has your back.<p>This week marks one small step for chatbots. And one giant …

Mysterious 'haunted' city found floating in the middle of the ocean which terrified locals call 'Island of Ghosts'

Locals are so terrified of the island of Nan Madol due to mysterious, glowing orbs seen around the site at night they believe that if they spend the …

Beautiful Dreamer is a heartbreaking short film that channels Arrival and Black Mirror

Based on a short story by Ken Liu<p>If you’ve ever read one of Ken Liu’s stories, you’ll know that he’s a master at writing something that will pack an emotional, devastating punch. Filmmaker David Gaddie recently released an adaptation of Liu’s 2012 short story Memories of My Mother, a …

Black Mirror

Harrison Ford: 'We’ve got people in charge of important sh*t who don’t believe in science'

Harrison Ford may be Hollywood's most entertaining grumpy, old man. His penchant for blunt real talk, especially on topics he cares about, is …

Simple Homemade Pizza Is the Secret to Rent Week Success

By Alex Delany<p>No, your homemade pizza doesn't have to be beautiful. It just has to taste like a million bucks. Here's how to do it.<p>The more friends you have, the more money you spend. That’s an unfortunate truth for the popular. To be clear, I’m not saying that I’m the most popular guy. (I’m not.) …

Get To Know Sotol, The Dangerously Delicious Cousin Of Tequila And Mezcal

Over the central plaza of Chihuahua City, the capital of the Mexican border state of Chihuahua, someone has painted a brightly coloured mural of—what …

Diminutive

I Spent Over $200 to Find the Best Cheap Tequilas on the Market

Because cheap tequila is a necessity.<p>November 01, 2017<p>It is HARD to find cheap tequila, much less cheap tequila that actually tastes good. To find …

This dog loves to study her owner's artwork

Julia Powell, an artist based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has her fans and her critics, but her most engaged observer by far is her dog, Ella …

Pets

Donald Trump's America Is Designed to Fail

The president and his ilk are showing us what an understaffed and overburdened government looks like. Which, writes Drew Magary, is bad news for all of us.<p>While President Trump spends another day alternating between throwing chicken bones at the TV and yelling at Muslims and cheating at golf, it’s …

Where to Find Khachapuri, an Egg- and Cheese-Filled Bread

Hailing from the border of eastern Europe and Asia, khachapuri is one of those dishes that’s been around for so long its origin has been buried in …

Why pain can feel so good

For many people, the act of enduring pain is in fact quite pleasurable.<p>Think of those guys you see at the gym who are wrestling with heavy weights as …

Recipe: Garlicky Roasted Broccoli

Heat the oven to 450°F. Cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets, and slice the stems into diagonal bite-sized pieces. (Peel the broccoli stems if …

20 Side Dishes to Serve Alongside a Juicy Steak

Once you've mastered the art of cooking the perfect steak in the oven, you can start to think about finding your perfect seasonal side dish. There …

Impressionists in London review – how not to tell the origin story of modern art

<b>Tate Britain, London</b><br>This pea souper of a show nearly achieves the impossible feat of making Monet seem dull, while illuminating little about British links to impressionism<p>This exhibition turns art history on its head. For more than a century it has been assumed that modern art began in Paris. We’ve …

Aussie artist Lushsux’s Donald Trump mural sparks controversy

His face hidden by a headdress, a man who identified himself as Lushsux said against the backdrop of a cement section of the Israeli wall in …

The Hidden Meaning of Kids' Shapes and Scribbles

Your child’s quirky art isn’t just cute—science suggests that even the most bizarre depictions can have deep creative intention.<p>High on the list of awkward social interactions is the moment when a dentist or a coworker shows off her young child’s nonsensical art. A bystander might think the art—or …

Boston College

After death, you’re aware that you’ve died, say scientists

Time of death is considered when a person has gone into cardiac arrest. This is the cessation of the electrical impulse that drive the heartbeat. As …

The Brain

The End of the F***ing World review – a binge-worthy comedy about teen nihilists on the run

It’s so dark that you can barely make out the humour at all – and yet this adaptation of Charles Forsman’s comic is totally convincing. Plus, meditations from a monastery, and a return to the site of the Calais refugee camp<p>It’s hard to decide who is more likable, James or Alyssa, in <b>The End of the</b> …

Bartenders' Picks: The 3 Best Budget Bottles of Tequila

<i>So, you want to stock the home bar with a decent selection of spirits but you don't want to blow the bank. We hear you. That's why we've gone to</i> …

Alcohol

Fudge Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 375°. Microwave the first 3 ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted …

The five coolest buttons in a 747 cockpit, according to a BA pilot

One of the greatest pleasures of being an airline pilot - aside from the simple joy of flying - is the opportunity to meet some of the travellers on board our flights.<p>These interactions are particularly fun when they take place in our office - that is, in the cockpit itself. (Cockpit visits are …

British Flight Attendant Exposes Co-Workers Having Sex With Passengers For Money

Aviation and sex are often intertwined. In the U.S. in the 1970s Southwest put their flight attendants in hot pants, adopted the ticket symbol for …

George W. Bush's anti-Trump manifesto, annotated

<i>George W. Bush delivered an unexpected and rather eloquent speech against Trumpism and its offshoots on Thursday at a George W. Bush Institute event in New York. It marked the first time the former president seemed to weigh in at length on what has happened during Trump's brief tenure.</i> <i>And while a</i> …

Political Science

The Poetry Of BLADE RUNNER 2049

<b>Warning:</b> <i>This piece contains major Blade Runner 2049 spoilers.</i><p>“…you can’t disprove the existence of conscious experiences by proving that they are …

Science Fiction

Dirtybird Campout takes house music fans back to summer camp

Remember those fun, carefree days of summer as a kid? Many entrepreneurs have tried to capitalize on the nostalgia of tug-of-war, scavenger hunts and awkward end-of-camp dances by creating summer camps for adults. One beloved musician has taken that initiative one step further, combining the …

Summer Camp

'Baseline' Recalibration Test: "Cells | Interlinked" (Full Dialogue Text) : bladerunner

Interrogator: "Officer K-D-six-dash-three-dot-seven, let's begin. Ready?"<p>K: "Yes, sir."<p>Interrogator: "Recite your baseline."<p>K: "And blood-black …

Blade Runner