Will Gallagher

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Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Sculpture

Slice Steak The Right Way

Cut your meat like this and it will reward you with extreme tenderness<p>Maybe it’s happened to you: You slap down a pricey Jurassic-sized slab of meat on a grill and cook it to juicy, medium-rare perfection. Then, after you finally sink your teeth into the steak, you realize something is wrong.<p>It’s …

Help Pharrell Recover the Words of His New Social Book, 'Inspiration'

The story is revealed in real-time as fans fill in the text<p>Pharrell has released a new "social book," <i>Inspiration</i>, which is currently available to …

Hans Zimmer

Anthony Bourdain Calls EDM Fans 'Lords and Princelings of Douchedom'

"Where once they used to say, 'Cocaine is God's way of saying you have too much money,' now, maybe EDM is," he says<p>Chef and TV personality Anthony …

Anthony Bourdain

The Other Woman review – dumb dumb-feminist message

This dismal effort fails the Bechdel test generously as its female characters do little but worry and talk about the film's love rat<p>Mousy Wife (Leslie Mann) is cheated on by Love Rat Husband. He's secretly dating the One with the Career (Cameron Diaz) AND the One with the Boobs (Kate Upton). Career …

Microsoft To Complete Purchase Of Nokia’s Hardware Business This Friday

Even a long road has an end. Today Microsoft announced that it will complete its purchase of the preponderance of Nokia’s hardware assets on Friday. The deal has undergone minor adjustment since its initial formulation.<p>Initially, the Microsoft-Nokia arrangement was expected to conclude in the first …

23 Health Benefits Of Marijuana

Experts have been changing their minds too — recently, CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta reversed his opinion on medical marijuana.<p>While recreational pot usage is controversial, many people agree with Gupta's new stance, and believe that the drug should be legal for medical uses.<p>And …

Cannabis

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

20 Places To See Abroad Before You Die

It's a big world out there -- so big that it can be daunting to decide what international destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don't let indecision get you down, or worse, …

Kepler Telescope Discovers Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

A nearly Earth-size planet orbits in a star's habitable zone, detected by NASA astronomers.<p>Red sunshine, seas, and maybe aliens? Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope today report the closest thing yet to another Earth, a world in a habitable orbit around a red dwarf star …

Universe

This 'Space Jam' Live Reading Is Almost as Ridiculous as the Movie

How now-adult children of the '90s feel about "Space Jam" -- the 1996 live action/animation hybrid starring all your favorite Looney Tunes characters and basketball stars including Michael Jordan -- probably depends on just how much they loved the movie as a kid. But even an impartial observer …

Johnny Depp's New Movie 'Transcendence' Says Technology Will Turn Us Into X-Men

After watching a screening of Johnny Depp's new movie, "Transcendence" Wednesday evening, I was left with a ton of questions.<p>Can you upload a person's consciousness into a computer?<br>• Can artificial intelligence be self aware?<br>• Are we too reliant on technology?<br>• Will we be able to clone humans — and …

Johnny Depp

The Most Satisfying Food Sounds Of All Time

While we obviously enjoy food through taste, food is something we enjoy with all of our senses.<p>Smell plays a critical role in how we perceive food -- we often confuse flavor with aroma, and when we're having trouble smelling, we have trouble tasting. The visual element of food is clearly key -- …

A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg Perform New Track at Coachella

During A$AP Ferg's set at Coachella yesterday, he finished up by bringing out a special guest: A$AP Rocky. "I just got some new shit I just wanna drop, man," Rocky said. Watch below at the 31:00 mark (via Stereogum).

BMW M5 turns 30, celebrates sideways

BMW has a secret, and it's not telling. The brand's <i>M Power</i> blog is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the M5 and is taking a look back at previous models of its <i>Autobahn</i>-storming sedan, but it says that it will end "with a surprise." The celebration kicks off with a short video showing the latest …

Andrew Garfield: a sensitive superhero

Slender, soulful and British, Andrew Garfield isn't everyone's idea of an action hero. But he's proving Hollywood cynics wrong as the Amazing Spider-Man, and now Martin Scorsese has come calling. He tells Will Lawrence why he's still a little thin-skinned<p>There were many "really stupid, brilliant …

'Say Anything' Cast: Where Are They Now?

You couldn't make "Say Anything" today. Lloyd Dobler would be standing outside Diane Court's house holding up his iPhone... nah, it just wouldn't work.<p>"Say Anything," which opened 25 years ago this week (on April 14, 1989), was definitely a movie of its time. In addition to that iconic moment where …

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EU funds 3D-printed 'smoothfood' for care homes

The European Union is funding a project to develop 3D-printed "smoothfood" for people in care homes who suffer from problems related to mastication …

How It Works: A Wiffle Ball Pitch

Take a whiff of that<p>The Wiffle ball has been fooling batters since its invention in 1953, but scientists only recently learned why. Mechanical engineer Jenn Stroud Rossmann at Lafayette College placed the ball in a wind tunnel, measured airflow around it, and concluded that the shifting balance of …

What If Bars Sold Subscriptions?

<b>Etched deep in the DNA of trendy bars,</b> pretty much by definition, is a compulsion toward newness. In America, circa 2012, this can mean an unpublished phone number, a hidden entrance, ever more varieties of bitters, an illegal on-site distilling operation, mixology equipment that looks like it was …

Alcohol

10 Tips for Grilling the Juiciest Chicken Breasts

Call me an iconoclast, but I actually like to grill chicken breasts. Not always, but often. I appreciate their neutrality -- a blank canvas, as it were, on which to impose the flavors from the world's most vibrant food cultures. I also like the convenience -- especially after a busy day. You can …