Jacob Acosta

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Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

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The Physics of Doing an Ollie on a Skateboard, or, the Science of Why I Can't Skate

Skateboarding is hard.<p>When I was about 10, I broke my first skateboard by riding it into a ditch. A decade later, in college, I broke another …

Artist Conducts Experiment Where he Draws Himself While on Different Drugs and Alcohol

Art, drugs and alcohol have gone hand in hand for centuries. Van Gogh was an avid Absinthe drinker and was known to finish a long day by taking a …

Hubble found one of the oldest galaxies we’ve ever seen, and it just may change how we understand the universe

The Hubble Space Telescope might be 24 years old, but it’s still making discoveries that are changing the way we see and understand our universe. …

Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

<i>"One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. ... If I knew that either of my daughters would eventually develop a fondness for methamphetamine or</i> …

Does The Gorilla Workout Really Transform Your Body?

No, wait. I did one better. I <i>paid</i> for it. Skipped the free version and gave Heckr LLC my 99 cents, trusting that it would be a solid …

10 Mind-Boggling Paradoxes

Mental_floss has a list of ten paradoxes, dealing with math, logic, physics, language, or some other method of cramping your brain. There’s the …

Giant, Worm-Slurping Leech Filmed For The First Time

For the first time, filmmakers in the forests of Borneo's Mount Kinabalu have documented the so-repulsive-it's-captivating behavior of a large, red, …

Medievalists on Disney's middle ages

A fascinating new scholarly essay collection, The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past, looks at Disney's portrayal of the middle ages …

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Is Civilization Natural?

So, there's the city and then there's the country, the built environment and the wilderness, nature and civilization. Whatever name the dichotomy goes by, we usually think of the world humans create and the world outside their creations as separate and unequal.<p>But as we enter the Anthropocene — an …

Grand Theft Auto Pacifist, now on YouTube

No art form has a more fraught relationship with its critics than the video game. Formerly the preserve of a few specialist rags, as the form has grown into a commercial and artistic behemoth, critics have started to show interest. And they’ve not always been welcomed with open arms. Anita …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 18 | 1970: Rock legend Hendrix dies after party

<b>1970: Rock legend Hendrix dies after party</b><p>Guitarist Jimi Hendrix has died after collapsing at a party in London.<p>Police say there was no question of foul play. A number of sleeping pills were found at the house in Notting Hill Gate and they have been taken away for analysis.<p>Hendrix, 27, was born in …

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One Night Cough Syrup

Back in the day, medicine didn't fool around, not even for a cough. This picture shows the alarming active ingredients in One Night Cough Syrup. I’m …

12 Things You Didn't Know About Your Favorite Simpsons Episodes

From a man who's been working on it since day one<p><b>Beginning today,</b> FXX will air every episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>' 25 seasons (and the 2007 movie) in succession over 12 days and nights. The show has had no dearth of memorable moments and celebrity cameos throughout the years, which means there's a lot …

Dear Sony, Here's Why So Many People Are Buying The PS4

Selling more PS4s than you could have hoped for is a good problem to have. Not knowing why you’re selling more of them than you could’ve have hoped for is, well, a bit of a problem for Sony. When Sony executive Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer, “It’s just beyond our imagination” and he was “asking …

This Phone Case Gives You Insane Battery Life

On average, we check our smartphones 110 times a day (we know, we even impressed ourselves with that little factoid). And if there’s one thing all that Instagramming, tweeting and Brit + Co app checking does, it’s kill our battery life. The folks at Oaxis have proposed a solution to save your …

3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz …