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Slinkachu photographs miniature scenes in London in his exhibition, “Miniaturesque” at Andipa Gallery.

City dwellers, Slinkachu says, tend to have a love-hate relationship with the natural world. They long for it, and yet they want to contain it so …

Miniature

How Often People in Various Countries Shower

Amidst the no-shampoo revolution, a look at global hygiene habits<p>Cleanliness, it turns out, has been one dirty trick. One reason early-20th-century Americans ramped up their weekly baths to daily showers is that marketing companies capitalized on the insecurities of a new class of office drones …

Bad Science

Fifty Shades of Rihanna: Pop Star Frees the Nipple in Alexander McQueen Bondage Gear

The ‘We Found Love’ singer posed for a racy and revealing photo shoot in AnOther magazine sporting leather BDSM gear.<p>It seems Rihanna is about …

Israel

Watch Matthew McConaughey’s Lost Audition Tape For ‘Dazed and Confused’

To commemorate the Criterion release of the Richard Linklater classic, check out lost footage of McConaughey’s Dazed and Confused audition.<p>"All …

Matthew McConaughey

People's Deepest And Darkest Insecurities Revealed On Camera

We all have insecurities which are unique to us and most are of a very personal nature.<p>For example, you might be embarrassed about your appearance, …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Particles

The Ex-Goldman Trader Who Correctly Shorted Subprime Mortgages During The Financial Crisis Has Made A New Bet

Now he's betting against something else: <b>high-yield bonds.</b><p>From The Wall Street Journal:<p>Joshua Birnbaum, the ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. trader who made bets against subprime mortgages during the financial crisis, now has more than $2 billion in wagers against high-yield bonds at his Tilden Park …

Markets

Story of the $72 million teen trader unravels

It didn't take long for New York Magazine's story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story's juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly.<p>Jessica Pressler wrote the profile of Mohammed Islam, a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, …

Sony Hackers Offer to Withhold Stolen Data From Promised Leak

The offer was included with the eighth release of stolen data, with promises of more to come.<p>A group claiming responsibility for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment on Sunday offered to selectively hold back on releasing email correspondence of its employees, provided …

Here’s the now-debunked story of Stuyvesant High’s $72 million kid

<i>Editor’s note: The high-school senior mentioned in this report was later quoted by the New York Observer as saying the story was fabricated. For an</i> …

Wall Street

Unexpected Health Effects Of The Colorado Marijuana Experiment

Back in the 1990s, I taught and did cancer research at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in Denver. Among my teaching assignments was the pharmacology and toxicology of marijuana and other drugs that are misused for recreational purposes, both prescription and illicit.<p>So, I’ve followed …

How much of London is owned by Qatar’s royal family?

Qatar’s royals are adding a massive £200m-plus Regent’s Park palace to their multiple investments in the capital. So apart from Harrods, what else have they acquired in their ongong spending spree?<p>It will by all accounts be one hell of a gaff: a Grade I listed, 13-bedroom, 30,000 sq ft, twin-lift …

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

Cancer

The Death Of The Password Starts Today (Maybe)

Your voice (or fingerprint or iris) is your passport to the online world<p>Passwords are a pain. They're incredibly important for the security of our data, and yet they're hard to remember and keep track of. Plus, it seems like we constantly have to change them as the result of some new hack or …

Information Systems
Posters

At MoMA, How 'Tactical Urbanism' Can Preserve the Future of Cities

As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying "unplanned settlements."<p>In the overcast light of a Mumbai slum, six men surround a rectangular frame that has been set on the ground. It is hoisted …

Only Child - Photographs and text by K.K. DePaul | LensCulture

When he was five, his daddy was hanged for murder.<p>When he was six, his mother left him on the steps of the orphanage.<p>Later, when he was much older, he tried to kill himself…and when it didn’t work the first time…he tried again.<p>This lost boy became my dad and I was his only child. He was my first …

Photography

Experimental building technique makes concrete look like skeletons

Casting concrete is as old as the Roman Empire -- the Romans poured concrete to create their aqueducts -- and even now it remains among the …

Gold Fever - Photographs and text by Heidi Woodman | LensCulture

Ghana has a rich history in gold. Its traditions in mining and trading gold are woven into the cultural, political and economic fabric of Ghanaian society. Indeed, one could say that the country was and is quite literally built on it.<p>Formerly called the “Gold Coast” under British colonial rule, …

Profit

Can America’s Desert Cities Adapt Before They Dry Out And Die?

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and many other western cities are all growing fast–and are all running out of water.<p>Los Angeles traffic is worse than usual as hordes of parched citizens evacuate a concrete tomb that once supported millions of lives. Savvy entrepreneurs are selling bottled water …

Know What’s Working on Social Media: 26 Free Social Media Analytics Tools

<i>We’ve refreshed this post for 2017, check out the latest and greatest social media analytics tools below.</i><p>I’m grateful for the insight from some truly …

Social Media

GOLDMAN: Here Are The 10 Big Market Stories That'll Dominate 2015

Looking forward, the analysts at Goldman Sachs have been rolling out their 2015 forecasts through a series of notes. They've already offered their top eight trades for the year while forecasting that the S&P 500 would climb modestly to 2,100.<p>All of their forecasts fit in the context of their "Top …

Markets

YouTube in a 'fire drill' over risk of celebrity defections to Facebook

Today, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> relays information from insiders at Google who say "YouTube has been in a fire drill" trying to secure its most popular users and prevent them from fleeing to more generous rivals. That means bonuses for signing multiyear deals that secure YouTube limited-time …

Yes, Usher Charged His Phone In A Vagina. And No, It Was Not Art (NSFW)

<i>Warning: This post contains images of a very nude human iPhone charger and is not suitable for work.</i><p>Even if you know very little about art you can enjoy the most prominent headlines coming out of the art world's foremost bacchanal, Art Basel Miami Beach. The most mentioned artists of this year's …

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

Strangers On The Street Reveal The Cost Of Their Clothes

It's true that you can certainly spend a lot of money to look cheap.<p>But the opposite is also true, pick up a few bargains, get the mix just right and …

SNL Awesomely Spoofs Trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS