Melanie Franklin

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The 36 Best Overlooked Albums of 2017

All the good stuff that might've flown under your radar in a very busy year.<p>More music was released in 2017 than any other year in human history. Probably. We’re not gonna look that up or anything, but that seems accurate to us. And with more music coming out than ever before (again, don’t quote us …

Watch A Rabbi, A Priest and A Gay Atheist Smoke Weed Together

The team at CUT convinced a priest, a rabbi, and an atheist smoke weed together. As you'll see, it doesn't take long before the rather awkward and …

This Neon Chapel In Berlin Is The Most Instagram-Worthy Church Experience Ever

This neon chapel is <i>so</i> Berlin. Where else would you expect to find modern art mixed with a highly Instagram-able backdrop and memorials to Nazi …

Artist With Rare Synesthesia Condition Can See Music And Paints Famous Songs

When artist Melissa McCracken listens to music, she actually sees it, too.<p>Due to a neurological condition known as synesthesia, McCracken experiences …

Guitar

Rare Photos Of North Korea's Capital City That Look Like An Empty Filmset

Instead of taking a classic holiday to a relaxing and remote location, French photographer Raphael Olivier spent July exploring the symmetrical …

North Korea

Mike Huckabee and the Rise of Christian Media Under Trump

The former Arkansas governor has a new television show on Trinity Broadcasting Network, and a powerful first guest.<p>Mike Huckabee’s got a new gig. The former Arkansas governor will kick off a new show on Trinity Broadcasting Network in October, featuring music, faith, and some good old-fashioned …

Cindy Sherman Takes Selfies (as Only She Could) on Instagram

Media hacks have Twitter, excitable teenagers have Snapchat and middle managers have LinkedIn, but in the art world, the social network of choice remains Instagram, where all the world’s beauty is gridded into squares.<p>That photo-sharing app is the de facto broadcast medium for new exhibitions, and …

Art

Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.

WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration.<p>The draft report by …

Climate Change

We only have a 5 percent chance of avoiding ‘dangerous’ global warming, a study finds

In recent years, it has become increasingly common to frame the climate change problem as a kind of countdown — each year we emit more carbon dioxide, narrowing the window for fixing the problem, but not quite closing it yet. After all, something could still change. Emissions could still start to …

Climate Change

Plastic-plucking robots are the future of recycling

We are living in the Age of Plastic. In 2015, the world's industries created 448 million tons of it -- twice as much as it did in 1998 -- and the rate of production is only accelerating. However, our recycling efforts have not matched pace. In fact, according to the EPA, barely 14 percent of …

You can now download 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints online

The United States’ national library have made 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints available to download in an effort to make art accessible to the public.<p>The prints include the work of Katsushika Hokusai, whose famous “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (1832) print inspired the little wave emoji on your …

This Mind-Bending Video Was Created Using Paint, Oil, and Liquid Soap

Artistic filmmaker Thomas Blanchard is back with another mesmerizing experimental video, combining forces with Oilhack to create this otherworldly 2 …

Palantir goes from Pentagon outsider to Mattis' inner circle

At least three members of the Defense secretary's inner circle worked, lobbied or consulted for the Silicon Valley company.<p>The Trump era has brought a change of fortune for a Silicon Valley software company founded by presidential adviser Peter Thiel — turning it from a Pentagon outcast to a player …

National Security

Indian fishermen try new nets for healthier oceans

SINDHUDURG, India (AP) — The fishermen were dubious when ocean experts suggested they could save their dwindling marine stocks just by switching to …

Conservation

'How to shoot on iPhone' videos explain why your pictures suck

The iPhone camera has been a consistently emphasized point by Apple, and for good reason. The quality of pictures it can take increases with each iteration, and for most people, smartphone cameras have become their primary way to take photos. Of course, not all of our pictures come out looking like …

Eye-Opening Illustrations Shine a Light on Hidden Signs of Mental Health Struggles

Destiny Blue uses her creative talents to support those—including herself—who might be struggling with their mental health. “I'm an artist who deals with her demons through drawing,” she explains, “and I've written openly online about my experiences with mental illness.” In powerful images, she …

Artists are using a revolutionary process to construct the world’s largest stained glass window

For over a thousand-years, the technology and techniques used to make stained glass have not changed all that much. Artists cut large panes of colored glass into smaller pieces, and assemble them using molten lead into works of mostly-religious art. The process is time-consuming and labor-intensive.<p>…

Stained Glass

The 100 Best Songs of 2016

In 2016, everything felt more intense. The most visible pop music was also some of the most political. The saddest songs came from people who passed away days after releasing them. Debut singles from some of the most anticipated releases sounded broken. One of the best songs of the year received …

JK Rowling Says 'Rise of Populism' Inspired Fantastic Beasts

Speaking before the world premiere of <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> in New York on Thursday, J.K. Rowling said the rise of global populism …

Lena Dunham breaks silence on Hillary Clinton's election loss

Lena Dunham is finally speaking out following Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton in the presidential election on Tuesday, calling for Clinton …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

Creativity

Behance

Behold, the Live Jellyfish Cam!

How would you like a live HD view of drifting jellyfish? Thanks to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you're in luck.<p>Tuning into the "Jelly Cam" lets you …

Kendrick Lamar Wants You To Listen To Inglewood Singer SiR’s EP ‘HER’ So You Probably Should

Kendrick Lamar doesn’t tweet much. In over seven years he only has a little over 4,000 tweets, so whenever he does throw out one of these less than 140 character messages it’s meaningful. As of late he’s used the account to shed some light on what he’s listening to these days. Last week it was a …

David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb (featuring Benedict Cumberbatch)

Alexandra Cousteau Is on a Mission to Protect the Ocean Floor Before Its Vital Habitats Are Lost Forever

Ever wondered what lives at the bottom of the ocean? You'd better hurry — there's not much time left to find out!<p>Go to oceana.org/SaveTheSeaFloor to learn more.

Stephen Colbert praises the Dalai Lama's Donald Trump impression

Donald Trump previously said celebrities who support Hillary Clinton “aren’t very hot anymore.” Does this now also apply to the Dalai Lama?<p>The …

Behavior Change and Patient Engagement: The Endgame for Gamification in Healthcare

Healthcare isn’t all fun and games, but remote patient monitoring could be. Modern medical providers are looking to technology for new ways to boost …

SF not as green as it thinks on garbage

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>It’s easy for politicians to set goals for their cities. It’s far, far harder to achieve them.<p>Take San Francisco’s …

Watching a Rocket Plug Explode Is Very Satisfying

NASA fits foam plugs inside of booster rockets to protect the innards ahead of ignition. And boy, they sure do put on a show, when they’re blown out …