Luli Radfahrer

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The Story Behind That Viral ‘Distracted Boyfriend’ Meme Photo

One of the hottest memes this year is the “Distracted Boyfriend,” also known as “Man Looking at Other Woman.” It shows a man looking backward, …

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38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

10 Shows to Netflix Binge On This Holiday Season

Photo: 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Everett Collection<p>This holiday season, no matter what your background is, there is almost certainly bound to be some mandatory family bonding in your very near future. So how are you coping? According to a new studyreleased by Netflix, you're watching a LOT of …

The 2013 Adventurers of the Year

Over the past year, highly organized, well-funded teams pulled off an astounding number of firsts, sending a Hollywood director to the deepest spot in the ocean, landing a drone on Mars, and equipping a skydive from the edge of space. Presented here are our adventurers of the year. Enjoy!<p>Run Your …

The 22 Coolest Cars At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

This festival has been held on the grounds of the Goodwood House in West Sussex, England every summer for the past decade.<p>Each year it brings together some of the world's largest and best known automakers to show off — and sometimes debut — their most impressive vehicles.<p>Even Formula 1 racing stars …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

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Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Catch on Fire

Back in May, we featured the volcano photos of photographer Miles Morgan, a guy who gets so hot to lava that he’s had his shoes and tripod melt. If …

If you thought Facebook’s Graph Search is a replacement to Google search, it wouldn’t be so. According to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the company …

After the Shooting In Cairo

Fifty-one dead at dawn. A doctor who said he preferred not to give his name lives in an apartment building that overlooks the Republican Guard barracks in Cairo. He told me he woke for the dawn prayer before 4 <i>A.M.</i> Shortly afterward, he heard gunfire and went onto his neighbor’s balcony for a better …

Terry Gilliam Explains The Difference Between Kubrick (Great Filmmaker) and Spielberg (Less So)

Terry Gilliam has never tried to hide his feelings about Hollywood. "It's an abominable place," he told <i>The New York Times</i> in 2005. "If there was an …

The Best Fake Martian Story Ever: 'Mars Peopled by One Vast Thinking Vegetable'

<i>Sure beats little green men.</i><p>When people imagine Martians, they tend to think of variations on human life. Percival Lowell, expounding the theory that the mythical canals of Mars were created by martians, even imagined the kind of bureaucracy they'd have to develop for such a public works project. …

The Best Intelligence Is Cyborg Intelligence

<i>The best services arise from the combination of machine and human intelligences.</i><p>Alexis Madrigal<p>A quick pointer to today's A1 <i>New York Times</i> story on a phenomenon we've been following on this blog for the past year: as algorithmic entities explode across the web, humans remain central to their …

Does Food Taste the Same in Space?

<i>No, at least not at first, says astronaut Chris Hadfield.</i><p>During a call-in show on the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield was asked whether food tastes the same in space. "At first, no, and it's not because of the food," he replies. Rather, the culprit is gravity -- or, more …

Armed With Facebook 'Likes' Alone, Researchers Can Tell Your Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

<i>But the deeper aspects of your personality remain hard to detect.</i><p>Have you Facebook liked <i>The Godfather</i>, <i>The Daily Show</i>, "Morgan Freeman's Voice," <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, and (bizarrely) curly fries? If you said yes to each of those, then you really need to lay off liking things on Facebook. Also, …

Interesting Software: Search Visualizer

I won't try to explain this but will just suggest that you give it a try. It's Search Visualizer, a web-based system that processes search results from Google and other search engines and displays them in visual form. Here's an idea of how the results look, based on a sample search for data about …

For St. Patrick's Day, Dancing Hungarians!

Turn to me for your seasonal Magyar/Hibernian connections. I mention the item below purely because I love it. But if you imagine the dancing figures in the video not as folk dancers from Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, performing a Hungarian dance, but rather as Irish country …

Google Street View Goes to Its Most Extreme Destinations Yet: 4 of the Planet's Highest Mountains

It's just like hiking up Mount Everest -- minus the hiking part.<p>Perhaps you've always been curious: What is it like on top of the world? But as for going yourself, well, you'll leave that to the adventurers.<p>Fortunately for you, one of those adventurers is Dan Fredinburg. And he's not just your …

The 'Canonical' Image of a Drone Is a Rendering Dressed Up in Photoshop

"I had never seen an image of a drone actually firing a missile so that is what I decided to create," says Michael Hahn.<p>The media of the drone war is not like the media of World War II or Vietnam. Largely, it does not exist outside official government releases. We see the aftermath of explosions, …

Chill Out, People: We Still Do Not Know If Voyager 1 Has Left the Solar System

The official position remains that the spacecraft has not yet crossed over into interstellar space<p>For 35 years, a spaceship built here on this planet has been flying away from our planet. And today, on this momentous day of March 20, 2013, the American Geophysical Union put out a press release …

The Coming Age of Space Colonization

In the next generation, will humans be mining on the moon and living on Mars?<p>Our new issue — yes! subscribe! — contains a two-page Q&A I conducted with Eric C. Anderson. He has had a variety of tech and entrepreneurial identities, but I was speaking to him in his role as chairman and co-founder of …

A Problem Google Has Created for Itself

The idea looks promising, but how do we know that Google won't just get bored?<p>Over the eons I've been a fan of, and sucker for, each latest automated system to "simplify" and "bring order to" my life. Very early on this led me to the beautiful-and-doomed Lotus Agenda for my DOS computers, and …

How Children Use iPads - The Atlantic

Are touch-screen devices harming kids' brains or making them smarter? Hanna Rosin shares her findings, with the help of her four-year-old son.

NASA or MOMA? Play the Game!

Here are some pictures. Were they taken in space, or painted here on Earth?<p>One of the most enduring and inspiring side effects of space exploration is the pictures -- pictures of Earth taken from new heights; pictures of Earth's neighbors, taken from new angles; pictures that resemble, and in fact …

Watching Hacking Attempts in Real Time

Where do most attempted hacks come from? You might be surprised.<p>This animated graphic by T-Mobile is surprisingly interesting. What you see below is a static screen shot; the site itself says it offers a depiction of ongoing cyber-attacks<p>.<p>Here's the policy point: Everything I've heard from …

Serenity Now: Clear Your Tabs, Clear Your Mind (With One Glorious Click)

The Chrome extension for the overly tabbed<p>Is your computer running at a turtle's pace because you have just way too many tabs open? Can you not see the Gchat alert blinking because your tab has been compressed to the size of pinky toenail? Does it sometimes feel like your brain has too many tabs …

The Mythology of the Mainframe

"There is a vast amount of vital intelligence on that mainframe."<p>Mainframes occupied an interesting spot in the American imagination. <i>The mainframe</i>, in the movies, was an incantation: it conjured up all the mysterious power and glory of technology. The mainframe could compute not just faster, but …

The Doll That Helped the Soviets Beat the U.S. to Space

Meet Ivan Ivanovich, the mannequin who beta tested space.<p>Not long ago, though, when space travel was still one of humanity's most epic and frantic goals, the concept itself -- sending <i>a man</i> into <i>space</i>! -- alarmed people. Particularly those people who were responsible for making the travel happen in …

The Incredible Tale of a 1909 Fight to the Death Inside a Moving Elevator

An account from the paper of record of a fatal fight that raged as the elevator flew up and down the shaft<p>On a Friday in late March in 1909, perhaps on a day much like today, a Mrs. Jennie Hunger noticed that some valuables -- two watches, two chains, and a necklace -- had gone missing from the …

Quiz: Is This a Video of a Human?

Welcome to the Uncanny Valley -- population: this guy.<p>Any sufficiently advanced technology, Arthur C. Clarke argued, is indistinguishable from magic.<p>There could be a corollary to Clarke's law, though, when it comes to one particular kind of technology: animation. Because when that technology …