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Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Art

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

The issue of how much musicians theoretically earn from their work has moved out of the trade press and into social media's trending topics recently, whether that's Taylor Swift demonstrating her clout via a successful protest of Apple Music or Jay Z's Tidal promising artists higher royalty rates …

Transparency

Here Are The Best Acts To Watch On #Coucharoo, The Bonnaroo 2015 Livestream

The scene in Manchester, Tennessee this time of year is always hot, sticky, a little funky, and busy with the world’s best music for the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival. Enormous artists like D’Angelo And The Vanguard, Florence + The Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Slayer, and even older …

This Crazy Simple Hack Makes You More Creative | Inc.com

This trick--which I've practiced for decades--is so simple that I'm flabbergasted I've never blogged about it before.<p>First, some background. When I started out as a professional writer, I suffered from the bane writer's block. Then I read the truly excellent book <i>Writing on Both Sides of the …

Creativity

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Art of Sound: Introduction (Episode One)

Virgin Galactic Gets FAA Approval For Commercial Launches

Gettin' the paperwork done for commercial flights into space<p>Virgin Galactic is in the clear, so to speak. The commercial spaceflight company has signed an agreement with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that lays out how the company will work with federal officials and New Mexico’s air …

What is oil pulling? Examining the ancient detoxifying ritual

An ancient morning routine is making a 3,000-year comeback.<p>It’s the practice known as “oil pulling,” and it has been gaining popularity in the United States over the last year or so.<p>The ritual is simple: Just fill your mouth with coconut or sesame oil and swish it through your teeth and gums for …