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Here's what the 'Little Boy' atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima would do to major American cities

The blast, which was the first detonation of a uranium-based nuclear device in history, instantly killed 70,000 people, while the lasting effects of the radiation brought the toll up to 140,000.<p>Hiroshima, a city of 310,000, was almost completely annihilated.<p>The nuclear chain reaction unleashed by a …

NYC's Most 'Splendid' Architecture, Coming to a Wall Near You [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>Whoever coined the term “urban jungle” was probably thinking of New York City with its man-made forest of skyscrapers, monuments, and cathedrals.</b> To …

Can We Trust the Media? (Baudrillard) - 8-Bit Philosophy

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48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

New App Lets Users Outsource Their Relationships

Your social life? There are hundreds of apps for that. Options range from WhatsApp, which allows us to text overseas, to Snapchat, which lets us send …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

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Dürer's polyhedron: 5 theories that explain Melencolia's crazy cube

<b>The artwork</b><p>In 1514 the German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) created the copper engraving Melencolia I. It was immediately recognised as a masterpiece, not only because of its remarkably fine and detailed execution and unsurpassed shadings, but also because of its unusual symbolism. Dürer was …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

What Happens When Art Forgeries Get Too Good?

Matisse’s Odalisque in Red Trousers was finally returned to the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art. Could you have spotted the fake?<p>Sometime between 1999 and 2000, Matisse’s 1925 <i>Odalisque in Red Trousers</i> was stolen from the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art in Venezuela. It wasn’t until 2002 that …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Well-Dressed Animals Convey Human Characteristics

Dressing animals in human clothing seems to be a trend these days. We've seen everything from this fashionable dog to baby chicks sporting various hats. In this series, entitled <i>Segundas Pieles (Second Skins)</i>, Madrid-based photographer Miguel Vallinas takes the trend a step further, transforming …

Intimate, Voyeuristic Photos of People Sleeping

Just how much do we move around when we sleep? What exactly does it look like? Is it chaotic and crazy or fantastically fluid? The late photographer Ted Spagna devoted his life to photographing humans sleeping in order to investigate the relationship between art and science and to satisfy his own …

This Tumblr Combines Peanuts with Smiths Lyrics, Is Awesome - PAPER

Et voila, the Internet has given us something fun to obsess over for an afternoon on this otherwise extremely slow news day. Graphic designer <b>Lauren LoPrete</b> recently created the Tumblr <b>This Charming Charlie</b>, combining some of the best <b>Morrissey</b> and <b>The Smiths</b> lyrics with <i>Peanuts</i> comic strips. You …

1922 Photo: Claude Monet Stands on the Japanese Footbridge He Painted Through the Years

The late-1800’s European fascination with things Japanese sometimes bordered on the collection of Orientalist kitsch. At the height of French …

Are You A Phubber? Do You Know Someone Who Is?

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Presumably fed up with rude behavior, Australian graduate student Alex Haigh recently launched a campaign titled "Stop …

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<b>Uruguay is set to be the first country to make cannabis lawful</b><p>LAST week Uruguay's lower house approved a bill that legalises the production, sale and …

Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

Scientists Are Scary Close To Controlling Our Memories And Brains With Computers

There are already thought-controlled gadgets and smart phone apps. But recently, a group of scientists at MIT took brain-computer interactions to a whole new level.<p>While they weren't able to create memories from scratch, they were able to associate different feelings to neutral memories in mice. In …

Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online

If you like reading about visual art but don't like spending the considerable sums required to build your own library of vintage exhibition …

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

GCSE results 'influenced by children's genes, not teaching'

Children’s exam results are largely a product of their genes and not standards of teaching in schools, according to a new study that could have a major bearing on future education policy.<p>Research shows that inherited intelligence may account for almost 60 per cent of teenagers’ scores in GCSEs …

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William and Kate: whatever you do, don't call him Kevin

"What's in a name?" Shakespeare has Juliet ask in Act II, Scene II of Romeo and Juliet. "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as …

We don’t really want to hear new music - Futurity

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS / U. TEXAS – AUSTIN (US) — Even though people …

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What The Physics Of Love Looks Like [Video]

Like drops of color in water, with some heavy breathing.<p>What Love Looks Like, video one of six from Tangible Graphics on Vimeo.<p>Louise Ma, a Brooklyn-based designer, has been exploring the visualization of one of our most pressing emotions in an ongoing project called What Love Looks Like. This …

How To ID A Stolen Monet From A Pile Of Ashes

Artwork to ashes, microscopy to microscopy.<p>The art world has been mourning the loss of seven paintings swiped from a Dutch museum last year--a Picasso, a Matisse and a Monet among them--whose remains authorities might have found inside a Romanian woman's stove. The famous works, if they have really …

The curious case of Kandinsky: how Communist Russia enabled art forgers to make millions

Avant garde paintings fuel a forensic 'arms race' between criminals and scientists<p>Wassily Kandinsky's <i>Composition VII</i>, 1913. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>On the morning of May 12th, more than 100 police officers stormed a house in Wiesbaden, Germany, as part of an enormous raid that spanned three …