Octavio Rodríguez

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Neanderthals Were Screwed From the Very Start, Say Scientists

They were never going to outlast humans.<p>The only living evidence of Neanderthals today is in the genomes of human beings. Scientists approximate that …

The Legend of Pamela Des Barres, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Most Iconic Groupie

'I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie' was her groundbreaking bestseller and Penny Lane from 'Almost Famous' is based on her. We talk to Pamela about her new book, 'Let It Bleed: How to Write a Rockin' Memoir.'<p>Pamela Des Barres is most often remembered for having sex with Mick Jagger. And …

The 50 Best Britpop Albums

“‘Britpop?’ It’s just a shitty-sounding word,” Jarvis Cocker told Pitchfork this month. “I don’t like the nationalistic idea of it; it wasn't a flag-waving music. It was really distasteful when it got called ‘Britpop’ because that was like somebody trying to appropriate some kind of alternative …

Britpop

Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How food and culture made the human mind

Evolutionary biologist looks at how humans became distinct from our closest kin.<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Douglas Adams noted that “on …

Achieving form and flow in a city bungalow

'House in Hamamatsu' is an exceptional private commission by Japan's Kuboe architects. Located in the city of Hamamatsu, giving the project it's …

Living Rooms

Could We Turn Other Planets and Moons Into a Second Earth?

This planet of ours, it ain’t gonna last forever. And though who the heck knows what’s going to happen to the world that far off into the future (or …

Google Pixel XL review: very good phablet but with price tag to match

Supersized smartphone doesn’t really bring anything new to the table, but it ticks most boxes, with great screen, camera and latest Android 7.1 Nougat<p>The 5.5in Google Pixel XL is the company’s first own-brand phablet, the bigger brother of the 5in Pixel. It’s Google inside and out, but is it better …

Google Pixel

‘It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe’: Canadian academics on their favourite Bob Dylan verses

<i>For decades, scholars have dissected Bob Dylan’s boundary-pushing lyrics in countless books and articles.</i><p><i>Among those celebrating the American</i> …

Literature

Google has designed a free and open source font for all the world’s languages

Five years ago Google set out on an ambitious project to create a font family that encompasses the 800 languages and 110,000 characters found in the Unicode standard. Now available under open source, Noto’s aim is to get rid of the blank boxes that commonly appear when a computer or website isn’t …

Typography

Paintings by Conor Harrington

Eyes on Irish-born graffiti artist and painter Conor Harrington.<p>Conor Harrington was born in 1980 in Cork, Ireland. From 1998 – 2004, he studied at …

Experience the "Brutal Faith" of Gottfried Böhm's Pilgrimage Church in Neviges

<i>This exclusive photo essay by Laurian Ghinitoiu was originally commissioned for the fifth issue of</i> LOBBY<i>. Available later this month, the latest</i> …

Baby-faced goths: Rare photos of early Bauhaus gig in Chicago’s meatpacking district, 1980

<i>Peter Murphy putting on his makeup before their first Chicago gig at ‘Space Place’ in 1980. Photo by Brian Shanley.</i> <br>Chicago-based photographer Brian …

'Secrets of the NYC Subways' Explores History and Artwork of Every NYC Station

Author and transit expert Oscar Israelowitz unfolds historical and modern-day facts about all 469 of NYC's subway stations in his latest book<p>Author and transit expert Oscar Israelowitz knows a thing or two about the New York City transit system, and in his latest book, <i>Secrets of the New York City</i> …

Better Gardening Through Science - Quiet Corner

Do you want to be a gardening ninja? Able to make plants grow quicker, better, stronger, through seemingly mystical skills? Astound your neighbors, …

Inside The Playlist Factory

At the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley, small teams of anonymous, hardcore music fans race to solve the record industry’s toughest problem.

10 CSS Libraries for Better Image Hover Effects

Letting users <b>easily and clearly know which part of the webpage is clickable</b> is an important part of UX design. The old but gold way of doing it was …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

The secret of taste: why we like what we like | Tom Vanderbilt

How does a song we dislike at first hearing become a favourite? And when we try to look different, how come we end up looking like everyone else?<p>If you had asked me, when I was 10, to forecast my life as an adult, I would probably have sketched out something like this: I would be driving a Trans …

Why does gravity move at the speed of light?

Newton thought it was instantaneous, but the story is much richer than that!<p><i>“The fact that gravitational damping is measured at all is a strong</i> …

45 Fun and Flirty Images From the Merging of Soviet Social Posters With American Pin-Up Art

Known for his unique style, Valery Barykin’s prints contrast the aesthetic of the beloved American Pin-Up culture and its heightened sexuality with …

Soviet Union

90 HD colorful vintage art posters for your backgrounds

Art and advertisements went hand in hand pre-1950’s. Some of the coolest art collected today are posters from a time when there were no cell phones, …