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‘Genderfluid’ Careers

Men can’t be midwives and women can’t be welders – Or so a lot of people think. But why have we become so fixated on assigning a gender to a type of …

WATCH: Australian Model Ruby Rose Comes Out as Gender Fluid

Joining other inspiring models — including Andreja Pejic, who came out as a transgender woman earlier this month — Australian model and DJ Ruby Rose …

Transgender People Share Photos Of Themselves For #WhatTransLooksLike

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with are always accurate or fully representative of who we really are and how we live our lives. And sometimes we're still disappointingly absent, …

The Internet Archive Has Added Millions of Historic Images to Flickr

On Friday the Internet Archive announced that they are in the midst of uploading 14 million images from their book collection to Flickr. More than …

Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook

At last, a new edition of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> <i>Player's Handbook</i> has been released. This version of the world's first RPG wants to satisfy old-school …

Board Games

How Two Great Games Kept Me From Hating Music

I've been trying to learn music lately. Like, <i>really</i> learn it. It hasn't been going well. Fortunately two recent games, <i>Sentris</i>and <i>Crypt of the</i> …

12 Simpsons Episodes Every Man Needs to See

Because we didn't have room for all 552<p>One of the earliest memories in my life—possibly the earliest because I was only 3—is sitting in front of a 19-inch television on December 17, 1989, when the first episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> aired on a strange, new network called Fox. Little did my parents know …

Comedy

Computers, Lasers Turn Real Human Into Scary Robot

The effect you're seeing here, applied as a form of "electronic make-up", is the result of CG and projection tech being screened and updated - in …

Science Fiction And Fantasy Books That Will Change Your Life This Fall

Science fiction and fantasy books are seriously going to blow your mind this fall. William Gibson returns to the future. Plus there are new books by …

Forget Vertical Farms, This Is a Vertical Rice Paddy/Fish Nursery/Transit Center/Nuclear Plant

No sustainable detail is left out of this proposed Hong Kong skyscraper.<p>In the surreal future envisioned by Studio Cachoua Torres Camilletti, your rice and fish will not come from the land and sea, but from the sky. They've whipped up plans for a monstrous skyscraper that would grow both these …

Maplecroft Will Be the Best Damn Cthulhu Novel You've Read in Ages

Lizzie Borden's infamous murders took place just a couple of decades before H.P. Lovecraft first dreamed up the horrors of his greatest invention, …

The Earth Looks Like A Living Creature In This Amazing NASA Video

We've all seen images of extreme weather from space. But none of those could prepare us for this video just released by NASA's Scientific …

11 tricks to make your Android run faster

It’s frustrating to drop several hundred dollars on a high-end smartphone only to find that the smooth and speedy performance you expected remains elusive. Mid-rangers and the budget end of the market are even more prone to stuttering and lag. There are various ways to speed up that Android …

Today's Free Daily Overview

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …

Evangeline Lilly And Corey Stoll’s ‘Ant Man’ Characters Revealed. Three Other Actors Bail.

We reported four months ago that Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll would be in <i>Ant-Man</i>. We speculated Lilly would play Janet Van Dyne (The Wasp) or a new character created for the movie: the daughter of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). Yet as recently as last Monday, Lilly was not admitting she’s in the …

The Strongest Electrical Current in the Universe Spotted, 2 Billion Light Years From Here

Looking for a source of renewable electricity? Researchers at the University of Toronto have found some serious current emanating from a huge cosmic jet 2 billion light years from Earth. At 1018 amps, the current is the strongest current ever seen, equalling something like a trillion bolts of …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Found-footage documentary sheds light on the death of Chappelle’s Show

More than a decade after its premiere, <i>Chappelle’s Show</i>has entered the realm of show business mythology. It’s not always clear, though, which mythical …

“I am a singer. But if the Russians come I will take up arms, everyone will.”

We travel to Kiev to meet the Ukrainian musicians turned revolutionaries who risked their lives to play in Independence Square.<p><i>All photos by Volodymyr Shuvayev</i><p>The weather was very strange in Kiev – clear and sunny, then a blast of wind and freak storms which came out of nowhere. I was in Cafe …

Here are Some Fun Game Boy Facts and Awesome Footage

I love these two channels and I actually learnt a lot from these videos! The Game Boy was technically the same price as the 3DS? That's amazing!<p>DYK …

The Cepheid Galactic Internet

Tony Zee will talk about a proposal that a sufficiently advanced civilization may employ Cepheid variable stars as beacons to transmit all-call …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

The Futuristic Animations Of Gero Doll Are Digital Hallucinogens

Sanity is best enjoyed in doses.<p>Not even the most free-range imagination can prepare you for the discombobulated musings of motion graphics artist Gero Doll. Doll has a radiant flair for the weirdly abstract, and it’s certainly raising his stock as one of our experimental filmmakers to watch.<p>A …

A Mini, Mechanical Metropolis Runs On Real-Time Urban Data

The installation called "The Emergent City" includes Skyscraper circuit boards and roads made of wire.<p>With the omnipresence of smartphones, social media, and online video, the connected generation spends more and more of each day in the digital world, a trend which shows no sign of stopping, for …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

Play this: 'Catlateral Damage,' a game about cats knocking things over

There's a certain subset of games devoted to letting us break cultural taboos: stealing cars, picking fights with pedestrians, performing all the wanton acts of ultraviolence that polite human society won't tolerate. But for cats, pointless destruction is just another way to pass the time between …

'Nidhogg' arrives on Steam

<i>Nidhogg</i> is here. The insanely fast indie dueling video game has arrived on Steam, over three years after it began winning accolades from the gaming press. Originally only playable at video game exhibitions where crowds would cheer as a pair of players faced off in the epic tug-of-war-like …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Momentum, A Chrome Extension That Replaces the New Tab Page With a To-Do List, Weather, and More

Momentum is a Chrome extension created by Levi Bucsis and Jesse Overton that replaces the new tab screen with a dashboard intended to inspire …