Sandrine Aldon

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This Is How People Used the Internet 20 Years Ago

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Ben Guarino</b><p>On October 16, 1995, back before America Online became AOL, the Pew Research Center published a survey of Americans online. "Americans Going Online...Explosive Growth, Uncertain Destinations" has been preserved for posterity on Pew's …

16 Unique Mojito Recipes to Kick Off Happy Hour

It’s the end of the day, and you’re dying to get out of work and meet your friends for happy hour. While checking in at a bar can be super fun, other times you just want to relax. Heading home, putting on your comfiest duds and mixing up a pitcher of your fave summer cocktail is sure appealing …

Kate Mulgrew, ’Orange Is the New Black’ Star, Was Born With Full Set of Teeth, Kept in a Cage

Whoa! <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> actress <b>Kate Mulgrew</b> revealed some pretty unusual secrets about her childhood in a recent interview with the U.K.’s ITV, …

Squirrel Pulls Loose Tooth

David Freiheit of Montreal enlisted the help of a wild squirrel in a city park to help pull his daughter’s loose tooth. He tied a length of dental …

Squirrels

The Man Who Created Bigfoot

For weeks in the fall of 1967 the cowboys rode from sunrise to sunset in search of the creature no one had ever captured on film. Two rodeo men from Washington’s apple country, they’d traveled to Northern California’s thick forest. They’d read headlines of unidentifiable footprints. The smaller …

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Biology

New Robot-Fabricated Building Material Is 100 Times Lighter Than Brick

The Elytra Filament Pavilion is made from a glass and carbon fiber filament that mimics the shell of beetle wings, and no two elements are the same.<p>This week, the Victoria & Albert museum in London unveiled the robot-fabricated Elytra Filament Pavilion to open the museum’s first ever Engineering …

Engineering

What Ancient Roman Buildings Teach Us About Science And Engineering

Physicists have a reputation for being exceptionally arrogant even relative to other scientists, not entirely without reason. One of the factors contributing to this is a tendency to make disparaging references to other disciplines—dividing all of science between “physics” and “stamp collecting,” …

The Interpreter

Has a remote Amazonian tribe upended our understanding of language?<p><i>Correction appended</i>.<p>One morning last July, in the rain forest of northwestern Brazil, Dan Everett, an American linguistics professor, and I stepped from the pontoon of a Cessna floatplane onto the beach bordering the Maici River, a …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

Why birds are red: Secrets of scarlet revealed in matching studies.

Color me red: Bird coloring questions have intrigued evolutionary biologists for decades. Now, two separate studies have reached identical …

These Are the Ugliest Colors to Paint Your Home, According to Science

After intense research, the Australian government thinks it found the world's ugliest color. In fact, it's using the repellent hue to discourage people from smoking -- and other governments may be following suit.<p>So what horrific shade could possibly be so bad it might turn people off from the …

The Shot: Hanging From Hooks

A few weeks ago, my colleague Dado from Bosnia and Herzegovina called and told me, "I have great story for you; my friend does body suspension and you should photograph it.” Great, I said, but what is body suspension? So I started to read about it online.<p>When I realized what body suspension is, I …

Knot C by vertigopolka on Shapeways

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Sisters Knot Pendant by dfoley75 on Shapeways

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Braided Septafoil Knot Pendant by ppoz on Shapeways

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Free Fonts! Legit Free & Quality

Free Font Utopia<p>Free fonts have met their match. We know how hard it is to find quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. We've done the …

Typography

Kickstarter Lesson #78: Creating Card Prototypes for Third-Party Reviewers

If you’re creating a board game Kickstarter project, it’s really important to send out prototypes to third-party reviewers (make sure to read this …

RANDOM.ORG - True Random Number Service

True Random Number Service<p>Do you own an iOS or Android device? Check out our app!<p>The numbers generated by this widget come from RANDOM.ORG's true …

Mathematics

How condom is made - material, manufacture, history, used, processing, dimensions, composition, industry, machine, History

Condom<p>Background<p>Condoms are thin sheaths worn by men during sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy and venereal infections. According to the 1995 …

Where You Can (and Can't) Drink Tap Water in Europe

Here's when to buy a bottle—or two.<p>Sit down at a restaurant in Europe, and you'll most likely first be asked about water preferences before anything else: Still, sparkling, or tap? And while this may seem a strange question to U.S. travelers used to glasses of ice-cold water filled (and refilled) …

Reykjavik Wall Poetry

Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by DEIH XLF.Reykjavik is a city with a lot of cool street art, but some of the more interesting large scale murals in …

Pontiac Inline Font Family from Foundry La Goupil Paris

Pontiac Inline, a layered type family by Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin of La Goupil Paris.<p>The two typeface designers Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin …

Snackbar Font Family by Foundry Sideshow

The Snackbar font family, a typeface designed for people who are looking for something fresh and tasty.<p>The type designers David (Squid) Cohen and …