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Death is Stupid talks straight to kids about a topic most grown-ups struggle with

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p><i>Death is Stupid</i><p>by Anastasia Higginbotham<p>The Feminist Press at CUNY<p>2016, 64 pages, 8.5 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches<p>$13 …

A Bad Lip Reading of the Second 2016 Presidential Debate Turned Into a Surreal Poetry Slam

As with the first Presidential Debate, the very funny Bad Leap Reading applied their own hilarious spin on the second debate where the audience …

Hikaru Cho’s ‘Intimate Illusions’ Is Both Chilling and Beautiful

If you’ve ever wondered how a hole in your body or perhaps how someone would look like as a wolf, Japanese artist Hikaru Cho has got you …

Trying to Be Creative When You're on Antidepressants Isn't Easy

Starting Lexapro, I had no idea the toll it would take. Sure my intense panic attacks dulled, but losing your emotions feels like dying.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>I always thought I wrote best when I was depressed. A lot of writers say the same thing. There's just something about …

Carl Jung’s Hand-Drawn, Rarely-Seen Manuscript The Red Book: A Whispered Introduction

Despite his onetime friend and mentor Sigmund Freud’s enormous impact on Western self-understanding, I would argue it is Carl Jung who is still most …

In 1988, Kurt Vonnegut Writes a Letter to People Living in 2088, Giving 7 Pieces of Advice

The mind of Kurt Vonnegut, like the protagonist of his best-known novel <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i>, must have got "unstuck in time" somewhere along the line. …

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children's literature. Occupying a space …

Children's Books

What If Mythical Creatures Were on Tumblr?

Tumblr is often a place where people discuss identity politics, but how much more complicated would those identity politics be if they included …

BBC News | SCI/TECH | Earliest evidence of art found

Archaeologists in Zambia have uncovered evidence that early humans used paint for aesthetic purposes far earlier than previously thought.<p>The team found pigments and paint grinding equipment believed to be between 350,000 and 400,000 years old. The oldest pigments previously found were 120,000 years …

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Physics

A Brief History of Concrete Art

September 5, 2016<p>Possibly more so than any other style out there, <b>concrete art</b> suffers from a bit of a misnomer. Thus, it might be useful to clarify …

A new angle on anxiety

Surprising findings specific brain cells as the key target<p>BOSTON (September 6, 2016) - Clinical anxiety affects up to 30 percent of Americans who are …

You Can Now Browse Harvard's Huge Bauhaus Collection Online

The Bauhaus never really died. Though the famed German art school existed in physical form for just 14 years, its legacy lives on in many ways. The …

How Houdini Stayed in an Underwater Coffin for 90 Minutes

By 1926, the year he died, Harry Houdini had made an elephant disappear, walked out of a brick wall assistants had built around him, regurgitated …

45 Minutes of Algorithmic Genius Compose Karma Fields' Full Album Music Video

Chinese artist Raven Kwok unveils a monumental generative art video that integrates with Karma Fields' album ‘New Age | Dark Age.'<p>Algorithmic creatures dominate a lot of Raven Kwok’s visual thinking. But when the Chinese artist, a.k.a., Guo Ruiwen premiered his video for Karma Fields’ song …

Bridging the gap between art and code

To UCLA visual artist Casey Reas, writing computer code and programming are not so much technical skills as “thinking” skills that he has managed to …

The Everyday Lives of “Furries” Photographed by Tom Broadbent

Zuki, a Gargoyle at home. Zuki lives in Milton Keynes and works in IT. Zuki owns a few suits, the gargoyle is just one of them.<p>First rule of Fur …

Fear of the light: why we need darkness | Amanda Petrusich

Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?<p>Every civilisation we know of has devised a system – scientific, religious, what have you – to make sense of the night sky. The mystery of what’s up there, where it came …

Black woman inundated with racist abuse while tweeting for @Ireland

Blogger and plus-size model forced to take a break from Ireland’s community Twitter account after being told to ‘return to your ancestral lands’ by trolls<p>A black British woman who was chosen to tweet from the @ireland account for a week has been subjected to a barrage of racist abuse, forcing her …

Scientists glued different shark teeth onto a power saw to see which cut the best

Tiger and silky shark had the sharpest teeth, the researchers found. But while the tiger shark, common in Australian waters, had some of the sharpest …

NASA Makes Contact With Lost Spacecraft

NASA has been trying every month to pick up signals from the spacecraft, without any luck - until now.<p>NASA has re-established contact with a lost …

Quantum Computing: ‘Artificial Atom’ In Graphene Opens Up Possibilities

Ever since Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov first discovered/created graphene in 2001, the one-atom-thick sheet of graphite has caused excitement …

Experiment confirms plan for quantum-coded messages

Researchers have built a modern-day Enigma machine that relies on the quirky laws of quantum mechanics instead of the rotors and levers of the famous …

Astronomers offer a new bucket list for other worlds

Forget Rome. Ignore Madrid. Overlook tropical islands. Cash in your frequent flier miles and book a cruise to far-flung, exotic exoplanets.<p>Lisa …

Michael Simpson wins 2016 John Moores painting prize

Wiltshire-based artist wins £25,000 for Leper Squint 19, a depiction of a structure outside a medieval church window<p>Michael Simpson has been named winner of one of the UK’s most prestigious art prizes, for an austere work that one judge admitted made her feel slightly uncomfortable.<p>Simpson’s …

When Nazis held mass rallies in Madison Square Garden

Nazis in Madison Square Garden<p>The Third Reich on Eighth Avenue<p>May 17, 1934<p>Shortly after Adolf Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor of Germany in …

George Washington

A Terrifying Look Inside the Life of a Good Guy Who Kills Bad Guys

A lot of people think the Punisher and other criminal-killing characters are cool, because they explode judicial system red tape and deliver …

Watch Hannah Arendt’s Diagnosis of the Banality of Evil as an 8-Bit Video Game

Permit us a couple of great oversimplifications: Hannah Arendt became well-known by writing about evil. Video games, especially classic ones, usually …

Testing a Knight’s Mobility While Wearing a Full Set of Metal Armor

Medievalists recreated the training routine of famous 14th century knight Jean le Maingre, also known as Boucicaut, while wearing a full suit of …