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Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

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Sense8 Is Sci-Fi That’s Not Afraid of Girls

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 09.05.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p><i>Sense8</i>, a …

So, What's The Big Deal With Starting A Sentence With 'So'?

To listen to the media tell it, "so" is busting out all over — or at least at the beginning of a sentence. <i>New York Times</i> columnist Anand Giridharadas calls "so" the new "um" and "like"; others call it a plague and a fad.<p>It's like a lot of other grammatical fixations: Not everybody cares about it, …

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Hopping Through Time With Ursula K. Le Guin

The science fiction novelist shares her thoughts on Amazon, Worldcon and the limitations of dystopia.<p>In a 1966 novel, Ursula K. Le Guin wrote about a little device -- about the size of a lunchbox -- that allows its owner to communicate across land masses, even planets, in a flash. Though the …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …