Fahad Baseer

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Bad Lip Reading made a truly great video of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook interrogation

Bad Lip Reading has made a video about Mark Zuckerberg's recent Facebook interrogation, and it's everything we could've hoped for and more.<p>In the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Digital Artist Uses His Skills To Turn Animals From Ordinary To Fantastic

Animals aren't known for having vivid imaginations, but the wildlife which we share the world with has captured the human imagination since the very …

Mirrors have revealed something new about manta rays – and it reflects badly on us

Humans make huge use of marine vertebrates, but manta rays may pass the self-awareness test and other fish potentially could too. Ethically, where does that leave us?<p>As a shark biologist, I enjoy nothing more than going scuba diving with sharks in the wild. However, I realise it’s an immense …

Manta Rays

The Strange and Twisted Life of “Frankenstein”

After two hundred years, are we ready for the truth about Mary Shelley’s novel?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley began writing “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus” when she was eighteen years old, …

Literature

Brian Eno Announces New “Mixed Reality” Installation

Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers—a British musician, software designer, and frequent Eno collaborator—have announced a new art installation in the Netherlands. <i>Bloom: Open Space</i> is an interactive audio-visual installment based on Eno and Chilvers’ music app, Bloom. The installation will bring the app to …

Inside the hazy business of marketing marijuana

<i>With legislation complicating the way medical and recreational marijuana can be marketed, and Facebook and Google’s bans on cannabis businesses</i> …

Haruki Nakamura's kinetic paper toys

Kelly Richman-Abdou reports on the fabulous animal puppets made by Haruki Nakamura. Beautifully-animated cartoon surprises—but made of paper!<p>Crafted …

Fragile paper cuts reveal the intricate, swirling forms of nature

Paper is one of those things we don't think about much: we use it, reuse it, and recycle it. We essentially take it for granted. Yet, it can be quite …

‘Genius’: Antonio Banderas To Star As Pablo Picasso In Season 2 Of Nat Geo Anthology Series

Spanish-born Antonio Banderas has been tapped to play Pablo Picasso in the second season of National Geographic’s anthology series <i>Genius</i>, which will …

This Designer Built A Secret Studio That Hangs Beneath An Underpass

Fernando Abellanas transformed the underside of a concrete bridge in Valencia into a hidden workspace.<p>Cities contain miles and miles of elevated infrastructure: bridges, elevated train tracks, swooping highway ramps. They support thousands of commuters, tourists, and others traveling through the …

Over Two Hundred Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

The Neon Art of Ruby Gloom is a 3D, Cyber-Feminist Paradise

"The characters I make possess an exotic sexuality that I don’t feel I possess in real life."<p>Looking to enter an art K-hole? The Instagram account of 3D neon artist Ruby Gloom will deliver. In her blue and pink images, female avatars navigate cyber-futuristic landscapes taking selfies and exploring …

These concrete vases are a Brutalism fan’s dream come true

Sculptural and beautiful<p>Turns out that vases made out of concrete can be just as beautiful and sculptural as some of our favorite modern homes. Canadian architect and sculptor David Umemoto teamed up with Paris-based hat design company Larose to create a series of vases that are bold, Brutalist, …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Scientists Have Identified a Weirdly Common Form of Synaesthesia

1 in 5 might be able to 'hear' flashes of light.<p>Roughly 4.4 percent of the global adult population experiences a rare condition called synaesthesia, …

Generative Algorithms and Acrylic Paint Create Profound Digital Paintings

Using custom generative software, artist Helen Alexandra codes generative algorithms to create animations in real time, resulting in mind-bending digital paintings.<p>Using custom generative software, artist Helen Alexandra codes generative algorithms to create animations in real time, resulting in …

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Have a craft creation to sell? Good at home repair? Resale transactions? Voila! You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap.<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own business. But …

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

Supernatural Monsters Haunt in a Floating World

Ronin Gallery is showing its collection of modern and traditional Japanese woodblock prints in ‘Ghosts, Demons and the Bizarre’.<p>The landscape of Japanese myth is populated with all manner of ghosts, demons, the dead, and odd creatures, much of it detailed in several centuries worth of Ukiyo-e art. …

The Best Short Films of 2016

Despite this year's overall horribleness, it's been a great year for short films. Out of the 2,000-plus I've seen this year, here are my 13 favorites.<p>This year has been a weird, wild, and kind of horrible one. Between the election, refugee crisis, global economy, David Bowie, Prince, Ebola, Brexit, …

Dozens of Cut-Up Mirrors Get Rearranged into a Magnificent Glass Room

A room of mirrors by Jim Hodges is an explosion of dream-like color.<p>One expansive mirrored mural covers the walls of a gallery with innumerable colors. The single room of Gladstone Gallery feels almost sacred, as even the floor reflects the stained glass of the four walls, like the liturgical …

Tuileries: The Coen Brothers’ Short Film About Steve Buscemi’s Very Bad Day in the Paris Metro

All around the world, each public transit system has its own rules. These come in both the official and unspoken varieties, the former basically …

[Exclusive] The Guggenheim's First Robotic Artwork Is Out of Control

Talking to artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, the ghosts inside the machine.<p>An enormous robotic arm, brandishing a giant squeegee, is poised over a pool of dark liquid which ceaselessly oozes outwards. With quick, smooth, aggressive movements, the machine performs a calculated dance, pivoting and …

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Nobel Prize

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

Beyond Alien: the disturbing psychedelic artwork of HR Giger

His most famous design terrorised Sigourney Weaver onscreen but a new book shows a fascinating legacy of mythological worlds filled with haunting creatures

Art

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.<p>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.<p>It's good to be skeptical …

Algorithms to Live By: The self-help book for geeks

I devour books at a rate of at least two a week, and haven't written a book review in years, but before I got to the end of the first chapter, I …