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Color Versions Of Iconic Black-And-White Photos Bring History Back To Life

While techniques to colorize film were initially developed in the 1850s, it took until the 1950s for them to make their way into mainstream photojournalism. Most photographs up to that point are frozen in black and white, far removed from the colors of daily life. But a new trend seeks to recreate …

What are the most disturbing novels?

Bret Easton Ellis has haunted some of our readers for days, and on the books desk we’re still getting over certain depictions of dangerous obsessions and hellish orgies. Which fiction has most unnerved you?<p>While we often discuss lovely, life-affirming quotes and sweetly memorable scenes in books, …

The Best Book I Read This Year

Staff selections from a year of reading<p><i>The Atlantic</i>'s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Will Apple's iWatch actually be called iWatch?

You're probably already expanding your array of short-sleeved shirts.<p>You might even be considering shaving the little hairs on your wrists, so that the new, new thing will look perfect perched upon them.<p>There's one thing that you can't prepare for, though. What will Apple call its new, alleged …

What Disney Pixar’s 2009 Animated Film ‘UP’ Might Look Like If It Were Directed by Michael Bay

MrStratman7 has created an amusing video that imagines what Disney Pixar‘s 2009 animated film <i>UP</i> might look like if directed by Michael Bay.<p>In …

Japanese Sex Dolls Are Now Being Mistaken For Real Women

We're not entirely sure if this is good or bad news to be honest. Japanese manufacturer of 'Dutch Wives' (which is the term the Japanese use for 'sex …

You'll be able to play the 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' on your iPad later this year

The ‘90s are back. At least, that's what the makers of the <i>Pokémon Trading Card Game</i> hope. An iPad version of the card game has surfaced at the World Championships in Washington DC, and representatives have confirmed to <i>Polygon</i> that the game is real. It's reportedly scheduled to be released sometime …

Nintendo Bringing Pokemon To iPad In Trading Card Form

The eternal dream of Nintendo showering the smartphone/tablet community with their Pokemon license may still never come to pass, but at least one aspect of the series is heading that direction. The Pokemon Trading Card Game is coming to iPad, competing with other recent digital card battling games …

Move over, Beats: Master & Dynamic's MH40 headphones win on design, sound, and build quality

I readily credit Beats as the company that ignited and maintained a sales boom for the entire headphone market. Nevertheless, I've never been all that impressed with Beats. Marketing and styling were largely responsible for its success, so let's contrast and compare the new Master & Dynamic MH40 …

Bill Gates shows Zuckerberg how a genius pours ice water on his head

Look, I know you hated them, but I still think the Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft ads were marvelous.<p>The Microsoft co-founder's timing and insouciant humor has always been underrated. Well, mostly.<p>Still, he wasn't going to just pour a bucket of ice water over his head, just because lesser …

Jennifer Lawrence Is Dating The Coldplay Guy Because God Is Dead

I know it’s totally irrational, but I feel very protective over Jennifer Lawrence. Even though I didn’t “technically” “discover her,” I <i>did</i> see <i>Winter’s Bone</i> at its world premiere and subsequently spent the next few months telling everyone who would listen how beautiful and talented this Jennifer …

Google scans everyone's email for child porn, and it just got a man arrested

Search giant trawls photos for illegal "digital fingerprints"<p>John Henry Skillern was arrested last Thursday for the possession of child pornography. The 41-year-old restaurant worker was allegedly sending indecent images of children to a friend, but while it was police in Houston, Texas that …

You Know That ‘Deadpool’ Test Footage Starring Ryan Reynolds? Blur Studio Just Officially Released It.

Yesterday Vince posted the leaked test footage from a <i>Deadpool</i> movie starring Ryan Reynolds, who totally <i>did not</i> play the character in a movie before shut up shut up that movie doesn’t exist. The test footage seemed to be the video we heard about back in 2012, when the director (Tim Miller) had …

This Guy Found His Childhood Drawings and Revived Them 20 Years Later

Dutch artist Telmo Pieper recently found his old childhood drawings and decided to revive them some 20 odd years later. In a series entitled <i>Kiddie</i> …

The Ultimate Banksy Gallery (127 photos)

Banksy is one of the today’s most prolific artists yet his identity remains unknown. Best known for his satirical street art, the artist debuted his …

Here’s Your Collection Of Fans Who Kept Cameramen From Doing Their Job At The 2014 World Cup

The 2014 World Cup didn’t determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on earth, Mexico or Portugal, but it did prove that Germans are really good at soccer. About time those young upstarts in Germany make some global news. It was a marvelous World Cup, and not just because the United …

Classic album covers without the deceased band members - Alternative Press

After the sad news of iconic drummer Tommy Ramone’s recent passing, an image of the Ramones’ debut LP began circulating with only Tommy on the cover. …

Weird Al Made a Parody of Pharrell's "Happy" Starring Jack Black, Margaret Cho + More - PAPER

</div> <br/>Here's "Tacky," Weird Al's parody of "Happy" by Pharrell starring Jack Black, Aisha Tyler, Kristen Schaal, Margaret Cho and Eric Stonestreet. [via <a …

Virginia Man Claims African Country to Make Daughter a Princess

We’ve posted twice about Bir Tawil, a stretch of land between Egypt and Sudan that neither country wants. Maybe Jeremiah Heaton of Abingdon, …

I Was Locked In a Room For An Hour For a Live Action Video Game

It was kind of like Saw meets lame video games.<p>Image: <i>Real Escape Game</i><p>When I told my claustrophobic father I was going to be locked into a windowless room, forced to solve puzzles to escape, his immediate reaction was mild anxiety. “You don’t have to do this,” he said, repeatedly. “If anything goes …

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Try And Stare Into The Blackest Material In The World

A nanotech company has created Vantablack, a color that absorbs a record-breaking 99.96% of the light that hits it.<p>Artists and scientists alike have been fascinated by the interplay of light with the human brain since the time of the ancient Greeks. This area of inquiry occasionally leads to a …

Lana Del Rey - West Coast (James Vincent McMorrow Cover)

Triple J's <i>Like A Version</i> was probably one of the best ideas a radio station has ever had. Countless amazing covers have come as a result of their …

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The Strokes to Play First U.S. Show in Three Years

The Strokes are headlining one day of the New York City fest Governors Ball, which takes place June 6-8 on Randall's Island. Now they have announced a pre-Gov Ball gig—the band's first U.S. show in three years. The Strokes will play the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y. (Westchester County) on …

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12 Diagrams That Changed How We Understood Our Solar System

These days, we are treated to glorious images of the cosmos through astrophotography and sophisticated three-dimensional visualizations of the …