Alida Tomiuc

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Winged Insects Built from Repurposed Computer Circuit Boards and Video Game Systems | Colossal

<p>Portsmouth, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell works with components salvaged from old computers and video game systems to make an entire …

11 Grammatical Words And Terms That Sound Dirty

<i>By Liberty Hardy of Bookriot</i><p>Because I have the maturity level of an eight-year-old, here’s a list of grammar terms and words that sound dirty. Use them to excite the grammar lover in your life.<p><b>Interrobang</b><p><b>What it sounds like:</b> Getting it on. “We couldn’t sleep – the neighbors were making too much …

10 Words People Who Lack Confidence Always Use

Want to avoid giving the impression you lack confidence and authority? Avoid these words.<p>Nine-hundred and seventy-two.<p>That's the total number of e-mails I received just in May, and it's about my average. That's not counting the hundreds and hundreds of messages Gmail dumped into categories for …

The Selfie-Stick Backlash Involves Awkward Photos Of People Using Selfie Sticks

On a fine San Francisco evening earlier this month, I was walking down Market Street with a friend who recently moved here from Hong Kong and spotted a family clustered together smiling at something on the end of a stick that the matriarch was holding out in front of them. It took me a second to …

How Google Glass can be used to steal your PIN code

Researchers demonstrate how vulnerable phone users are to having their PIN codes recorded by the new Google Glass<p>Google Glass can be used to covertly steal people’s PIN codes from as far away as 10ft, researchers have warned.<p>Just by looking at someone’s tablet or smartphone, wearers of the new …

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic]

A heatmap of war over water<p><i>Click here to see a larger version of this infographic.</i><p>As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already …

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Austria wins Eurovision Song Contest

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1075000/1075709_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534572590_0efdf2fdebb943d4a1bb91bd14609615<p><b>Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.</b><p>The …

We need to talk about TED | Benjamin Bratton

Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster<p>In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky.<p>But have you ever …

Dear America, I Saw You Naked

And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent.<p>On Jan. 4, 2010, when my boss saw my letter to the editor in the <i>New York Times</i>, we had a little chat.<p>It was rare for the federal security director at Chicago O’Hare to sit down with her floor-level Transportation Security Administration …

The internet is fucked (but we can fix it)

(but we can fix it)<p>Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and …

WhatsApp: The inside story

In early December, Wired's editor David Rowan spent three days with the WhatsApp founders and was given unprecedented access to them and their …

Can Dating an Avatar Improve Real-Life Relationships?

On a typical day, Chris shuffles through the motions at school, attending composition class and taking a quick lunch, perhaps spending some time on …

Jennifer Lawrence And The History Of Cool Girls

"Be chill and don’t be a downer, act like a dude but look like a supermodel."<p>What’s your favorite Jennifer Lawrence moment? When she tripped on the way to accept her Academy Award, or when the paparazzi snapped photos of her drinking Veuve Cliquot straight out of the bottle? Or maybe it was the …

China is moving more than a River Thames of water across the country to deal with water scarcity

BEIJING—On a Saturday morning in late August, about a dozen university students, professors, and middle-aged Beijing locals stand by a row of apartments in northwestern Beijing.<p>Once an outskirt of the city known for its natural springs and reed-filled ponds, the area now looks just like another …

The Ambivalent Superpower

America and the world aren’t getting a divorce. But they’re thinking about it.<p>The world never really loved America as much as Americans like to think. In the Eisenhower era, to take one period now seen in rosy hues, Latin mobs pelted Vice President Richard Nixon’s motorcade with stones, shouting, …

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

The Private Lives of Public Bathrooms

How psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world's stalls<p>When Oprah Winfrey served on a Chicago jury in 2004, she couldn’t go to the bathroom attached to the jury room unless her fellow jurors sang to drown out the noise. One of the songs they sang was …

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

<b>I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly.</b> At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve …

What Is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?

<b>Over the 25 years Hillary Clinton has spent</b> in the national spotlight, she’s been smeared and stereotyped, the subject of dozens of over-hyped or downright fictional stories and books alleging, among other things, that she is a lesbian, a Black Widow killer who offed Vincent Foster then led an …

Putin Clamps Down: A Chilling Report From Moscow

“Nadya, pay the bill,” Masha Alyokhina says impatiently, taking a drag of her cigarette.<p>“OK, OK,” says Nadya Tolokonnikova. She stubs out her own …

What the U.S. Can Learn From Brazil's Healthcare Mess

Here’s what it looks like when a sprawling, diverse nation tries to cover everybody.<p>On a recent afternoon in Boa Vista, a lower-middle-class neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Noranei Oliveira Miranda waited patiently on a small couch for the local community health workers to arrive.<p>Her aging …

Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again

• <b>Author:</b> Mignon Fogarty<p>Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to …

The 100 best novels: an introduction

If lists are a guilty pleasure, then book lists are a sinful addiction. That's an observation for which the <i>Observer</i> can adduce empirical evidence.<p>Ten years ago, on 12 October 2003, in a headline-grabbing stunt, writing as literary editor, I compiled (with a lot of help from colleagues) a list, …

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Perseid meteor shower 2013: how to get the best view

One of the year's best astronomical events will light up the sky for the next five nights. Best of all, it's really easy to observe. You don't need telescopes or cameras, just a deckchair, blankets and a hot thermos to keep you company.<p>Wait until late at night. If the sky is clear, find the darkest …

Exercise that brain

IF YOU have had enough of the in-flight films, you don’t want to go through your presentation again, and you've spilt coffee on your book, then how …

Sali Hughes's 25 top fixes to keep you looking young – without surgery From fringes to facials, our resident beauty expert picks her top anti-ageing treatments http://t.gu.com/n8gR2 Photograph: Perou for the Guardian

Nigel Slater's tomato recipes

The tomatoes I grow, "Sungold" (sweet-sour, the size of a marble), "Marmande", with its warts, folds and ridges, and green "Zebra" (flashes of green …