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This artist celebrated her cat by drawing him in the style of Tim Burton, Garfield

Julija K., a German animation student who goes by the name "Miyuli" online, loves her gray and white cat. And who can blame her?<p>He's clearly <i>very</i> …

Why Do Most Languages Have So Few Words for Smells?

And why do these two hunter-gatherer groups have so many?<p>Describe a banana. It's yellow, perhaps with some green edges. When peeled, it has a smooth, soft, mushy texture. It tastes sweet, maybe a little creamy.<p>And it smells like... well, it smells like a banana.<p>Every sense has its own “lexical …

University of Oxford

The Most Endangered Species in the USA

These endangered species will make you think twice about the world we live in and the world we're creating.

Top 10 Most Watched Fall 2015 Anime [Japan Poll]

sanpuff<p>What You Need to Know:<p><i>Docomo Anime Store</i> conducted a poll to find the current most watched anime of 2015.<br>• The poll was conducted from October …

Anime

Anime Talk: Terminology

In this addition of Anime Talk I want to go over some terms used in regard to Anime/Manga and its community that you may or may not be familiar with. …

Anime

Einstein on Buddhism

Dear friends around the world, I came across this interesting article recently and thought that it’d be nice to share it on my blog. People would …

Spirituality

81-Year Old Shocks the Internet With Unbelievable Guitar Shredding

Age ain't nothing but a number.<p><b>Bob Wood</b>, 81, is the newest viral sensation after shredding an unbelievable guitar riff during a visit at the <b>British</b> …

Guitar

Scientists To Scan Egypt's Ancient Pyramids To See What's Below The Surface

CAIRO (AP) — Scientists will scan four of Egypt’s ancient pyramids starting next month using waves, particles and thermal imaging in order to see …

Archaeology

7 Ancient Mysteries Archaeologists Will Solve This Century

National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert predicts the amazing finds we may make in the 21st century.<p>When the National Geographic Society awarded its first archaeology grant to Hiram Bingham in 1912, the archaeologist headed off to Machu Picchu with one of the most advanced pieces of …

NASA has discovered new planet capable of supporting life in case Earth is destroyed on September 28

<b>USA:</b> The Kepler Spacecraft was launched in 2009 with the specific aim of locating exoplanets. That is, planets with similar attributes to Earth and a …

Kenya

Uchronia: Imagining an Alternate History Where a Malian Emperor Discovered America

In 'Uchronia,' photographer Maciek Pozoga and musicologist Christopher Kirkley imagine what might have happened if a Malian emperor was actually the first person to get to the New World.<p><i>This article appears in the September Issue of VICE</i><p>For two weeks in June 2015, photographer Maciek Pozoga and …

West Africa

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

Justin Faerman, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain
Mellon

Toei Animation Begins Production on "Dragon Ball Super" TV Anime

Toei Animation has announced production on <i>Dragon Ball Super</i> (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new <i>Dragon Ball</i> television …

After 5 years of practicing mindfulness meditation, I've realised why people think it's impossible

I started practicing mindfulness meditation five years ago, when I was an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea.<p>I’d sit cross-legged and try …

Meditation

That feeling you get when you stare at a photograph of the Earth in space has a name.

When astronauts went into space, something strange happened: They couldn't stop staring back at our planet.<p>They called it "Earth-gazing."<p>Even though …

Documentaries

Mind your language! Swearing around the world

Strong language is common to most cultures, but what makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains.<p><b>Warning: This article contains very strong language that may offend some readers.</b><p>Devil! Cancer-sufferer! Chalice of tabernacle!<p>The reason I can say this …

Language

Wild Humpback Whale Performs a Show for Whale Watchers That Puts SeaWorld Spectacles to Shame (VIDEO) - One Green Planet

If you want to see whales doing amazing flips and tricks, where would you go? If your answer was SeaWorld, it’s time to think again. Although …

SeaWorld

21 Times "Recess" Was Basically The Most Progressive Cartoon Ever

Keeping it real on the playground and off.

Toyota's New Transit Idea Is Like a Bikeshare for Tiny Electric Cars

Small, weird-looking smartcars are nothing new; there are plenty of them on the road, especially in cities where space is at a premium. But Toyota …

Transportation

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

#BBCTrending: The debate over 'speaking white'

<b>Earlier this month Nefertiti Menoe had had enough of the phrase "You're speaking white." After she saw a meme on Facebook that ridiculed minorities who use proper English, she posted a short video to her own page.</b><p>"I don't know why we've gotten to a place where, as a culture, as a race, if you sound …

Language