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An ex-Bloomberg editor explains why he quit over censored China coverage

Four months ago, The New York Times ran a big story contending that Bloomberg editors had quashed an investigative report about corruption among leaders in China. The Times story was clearly based on informed comment from people inside Bloomberg who were unhappy about the result. It said that …

Journalism

A Beautiful Tourist Garden Full Of Plants That Could Kill You

Regular, plentiful gardens full of lovely, fragrant flowers, awesome views of a nearby castle and fountains are such old news guys. What's cool? A poison garden.<p>Hear us out. Set amongst the lush Alnwick Gardens in the U.K.'s Northumberland, sits the Poison Garden, which houses all kinds of deadly …

Immense Freshwater Reserves Discovered Beneath Ocean Floor

Scientists have discovered a massive reserve of freshwater trapped beneath the seabed that could provide water to the world’s coastal cities and …

Movember Compilation by Scott Striffle

Movember it's a global movement that just got really big on the past 5 years. Some may think it's all a joke, but Movember it's about raising …

Site-Specific Land Art by Andy Goldsworthy are Ephemeral Earthworks

It's fairly impossible to predict what British artist Andy Goldsworthy might come up with next! The Scotland-based artist creates intriguing, site-specific land art that utilizes natural resources in completely unexpected ways. The final results are organized, colorfully radiating leaves, spiraling …

Art

See The Beauty Of Math, Even If You Don’t Understand Math

Vizualizing complex math equations is a privilege for a unique few–that is, until you place them within real world context.<p>There comes a moment in most of our lives when we realize that some secrets of the universe will remain hidden from us–not because mankind hasn’t discovered them, but because …

Type:Rider, an app that explores the history of typography - The Fox Is Black

You could pretty much add typography to any game and I’d be sold. The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog (a type memory game with an obnoxiously …

Watch: An Amusement Park, Entirely Handmade In The Woods Of Italy

The new short doc Ai Pioppi is a charming ride through the fun fair of a magnetic 76-year-old inventor named Bruno.<p>Forty years ago, self-starter Bruno (as he’s known to all, first-name friendly) opened a fledgling restaurant, or <i>osteria</i>, in the wooded region near Treviso, Italy. The way he tells it, …

ZIIIRO Delivers Yet Another Beautiful Timepiece to Add to the Roster with Their Titan Pocket Watch

Pocket watches are a timeless and come packed with tons of old man style cred (the good kind) to anyone who can pull it off. ZIIIRO is making …

Raymond Loewy designs

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The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

B-movie

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

Self-Acceptance

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

Art

Typography Mania #203

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design works on the web, from type videos to …

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Tim Biskup - The Fox Is Black

One of the absolute, very first wallpapers ever done for The Desktop Wallpaper Project was by my friend and artistic hero, Tim Biskup. At the time I …

9,000 Human Sand Silhouettes Serve as a Reminder of D-Day

Just a few days ago, British artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley, of <i>Sand In Your Eye</i>, produced this incredibly powerful visual display at the D-Day landing beach of Arromanche in France. The two developed this concept, entitled <i>The Fallen</i>, in honor of International Peace Day (September 21) and as a …

D Day

Intimate Portraits of Young Pregnant Couples Sleeping

Russian documentary photographer Jana Romanova spent the night with several couples who are expectant parents and captured candid, overhead portraits of them sleeping for her series titled <i>Waiting</i>. Each young pregnant pair in the collection exhibits a sense of intimacy and vulnerability as they …

Photography

Never forget: Marketers will keep failing at social media

What compels a company to so thoroughly embarrass itself by trying to profit from tragedy? That's the question many are asking recently as on September 11, just like clockwork, brands on social media once again made fools of themselves trying to connect their products and companies to the shocking …

Egypt announces full-scale assault on Sinai militants

Egypt's army has announced a full-scale assault on militant areas in the restive northern Sinai desert, in what a senior Israeli official has approvingly called Egypt's first-ever serious counter-terrorism campaign in the region.<p>Since July, militant Islamist groups in Sinai, the peninsular …

Elon Musk shows off Iron Man-style rocket design with gestures and 3D printing (video)

In another confirmation that Elon Musk lives life differently from the rest of us, he's just posted a new SpaceX video that's straight out of a sci-fi movie. In it, he demonstrates designing parts for a rocket the company could use just with hand gestures using a Leap Motion controller. After that, …

Want to blow up a planet? Check out Planetary Annihilation - The Fox Is Black

I’ve been geeking out in PC gaming for the past few weeks, but one thing has me really excited. Uber’s new game Planetary Annihilation mixes strategy …

More Cleverly Placed Street Art by OakOak

If you're looking for a little something to brighten up your day, come check out the cleverly placed street art by OakOak. The French street artist sees the city as his playground as he finds everything from stair rails and street lights to random markings on a wall to become a part of his clever …

Art

Snowden impersonated NSA officials, sources say

Edward Snowden accessed some secret national security documents by assuming the electronic identities of top NSA officials, said intelligence sources.<p>“Every day, they are learning how brilliant [Snowden] was,” said a former U.S. official with knowledge of the case. “This is why you don’t hire …

Be wary of national economic growth narratives

US economic growth has been revised upwards to 2.5 per cent. A pretty impressive rate, given that the UK is currently stagnating at just 0.7 per …

An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 7: Mahogany

<i>This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is</i> …

Jeff Bezos Is Brilliant, but Amazon's Dominance Is Not Inevitable

The online retail giant has built an impressive economic moat around its business. But there are enemies on the banks of the water.<p>CEO Jeff Bezos is a magician. At a time when investors scrutinize quarterly earnings reports with a microbiologist's fussiness, Bezos has persuaded Wall Street to …

Fans of La Fonda: Night at the Museum

SANTA FE, NM- Whenever I wander through the halls of the historic La Fonda Hotel, the "inn" at the end of the Santa Fe Trail, I think of the 2006 film, <i>Night At The Museum</i>. When the exhibits come to life, the ensuing chaos scares the wits out of the new-hire, night watchman Larry (Ben Stiller), …