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The most scary thought experiment ever carried out?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including messing with minds, the secret of Minecraft and the fascinating history of autocorrect.<p>Medical research: Treat ageing<br>Luigi Fontana et al | Nature | 23 July 2014<br>Does getting old have to mean getting sick? Not if medicine raises its game and learns …

How That Giant Hole in Sibera Could Have Formed

By now, you've likely seen the mysterious, yawning hole that appeared in Russia's remote Yamal peninsula, a place whose name literally means "the end …

Natural Gas

Artist Arrested For Letting People 3-D Print Models Of Her Vagina

There’s a fine line between obscenity and art. Where do 3-D printed vaginas fall on the spectrum?<p>Megumi Igarashi loves pussy.<p>More precisely, the 42-year-old designer loves her own pussy. Constructed from molds of Igarashi’s genitalia, the artist’s body of work includes a vagina lampshade, a vagina …

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What Ubisoft is really saying when it cuts women from Assassin’s Creed

There are no women assassins in the new <i>Assassin's Creed: Unity</i>, which was showed off at the annual Electronics Entertainment Expo this week. It's a notable omission, but developer Ubisoft's reasoning behind exclusion of playable female characters is drawing even more scrutiny: Apparently women …

How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

Lonely Outdoor Portraits of Superheroes by Photographer Benoit Lapray

What do superheroes do when they’re not busy fighting bad guys and saving the world from destruction? Perhaps they’re drawing strength alone in the …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

TV Series

Beautiful Swirls of Paint in Water Form Stunning Portraits

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called <i>Destruction/Creation</i>, which features images of gorgeous “sculptures” formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using …

Landscapes Transform With the Arrival of the Colorado River

Wildlife<p>It’s a rare event to see a river literally form before your eyes.<p>But each day that we ventured out to find the leading edge of the Colorado River as it advanced through its delta during this historic “pulse flow,” we were treated to exactly that phenomenon: a dry, sandy channel that hasn’t …

Build A Lightweight Tent For A Pittance

Shelter for less than $2 per square yard<p>Ultralight tents don’t have to lighten your wallet. Save a bundle of cash by making one from Tyvek. The breathable, water-resistant material, a favorite of home contractors, weighs less than two ounces and costs about $2 per square yard. Here’s how to fashion …

Would Shakespeare’s poisons and drugs work in reality?

It’s the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, and drugs and potions played central parts in his work. But were they based on real substances? Scientists have tried to find out.<p>Hamlet’s father was poisoned by a substance poured into his ear while he slept. Juliet used a drug to fake her …

Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million | News Home | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy Maker Studios, one of YouTube’s largest networks, for $500 million, a deal that makes Disney a major online video distributor and should help draw more teens into the Disney entertainment empire.<p>Founder of Maker Studios Shay Carl arrives …

Once science fiction, it'll be reality in 2014

Why wait for the future? We're ready for science fiction to become real.<p>As the calendar gets set to turn from 2013 to 2014, it's also time to get excited about the kinds of things that will be coming out in the new year that until now, would have been considered nothing but science fiction.<p>Thanks …

Virgin Galactic

Bizarre Illustrations by Redmer Hoekstra Merge People and Animals with Everyday Objects | Colossal

Terrify Your Dinner Party Guests With These Thudding T-Rex Ice Cubes

The number one rule for hosting a successful dinner party? Make sure your guests fear gruesome death by dinosaur <i>at least once</i> during the evening. The …

Twitter's Faces in Things - in pictures

Some people have the good fortune of seeing the Virgin Mary on their toasted sandwich and then selling it on eBay. For the rest of us, who see merely anonymous faces in everyday things, the new Twitter account Faces in Things, which began on 10 November and already has more than 300,000 followers, …

Dreamlike Self-Portraits Express Young Artist's Inner Musings

Ben Zank is committed to producing a new photograph every single day of the year. The devoted young artist/photographer from New York is another …

Your iPhone's Flash Keeps These Festive Cases Sparkling

When it comes to properly spreading holiday cheer, an ugly Christmas sweater just isn't enough anymore. You've got to up your game, and nothing …

Wouldn't It Be Fun to Live in a Translucent House?

Walls are too restrictive. They put up a barrier between you and the outside world—sometimes that's a good thing—but they also block natural light. …

Architecture

The slap bracelet of the 21st century: Now with a hug feature

<i>“Have you ever tried to write an SMS while riding a saber-tooth horse to fight a horde of monsters?”</i><p>So asks the cheeky video to promote a slap bracelet that’s designed to exchange a touch between those wearing the wristband. For most of us, the answer to the question is a resounding no.<p>But hear the …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

Enhancing Reality • fr0zenmind: just wow

This 300-MPH Bullet Train Will Take You From D.C. To New York In Just An Hour

Aren’t you cute with your Acela? This maglev train project backed by some powerful names could zip commuters along the Northeast corridor. Best part: It’s not (total) fantasy.<p>Possibly egged on by Hyperloop optimism, an old proposal for turning the Northeast Corridor into a high-speed transit route …

Forget Standing Desks: Here’s One You Pedal To Power Your Gadgets

Finally, you don’t even need to get off your butt to get moving at work.<p>“I wish to suggest that a man may be very industrious, and yet may not spend his time well,” wrote Henry David Thoreau a century and a half before his society had stuffed its white-collar workers into cubicles with computers. …

Gear & Gadgets

MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

The Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels.<p>We live in an age of touch-screen interfaces, but what will the UIs of the future look like? Will they continue to be made up of ghostly pixels, or will they be made of atoms that you can reach …

Touchscreens

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

General Motors

Captivating Time-Lapse Captures Over 700 Hot Air Balloons Lifting Off into the Sky

What better subject for a time-lapse than 700+ colorful bags of hot air rising into the sky all at once, many of them shaped like beloved (or …

A Vertical Loop Picnic Table by Michael Beitz | Colossal

<p>Currently on view on the roof of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin, ‘<i>Picnic</i>‘ is a new functional sculpture by arist Michael Beitz …