Emma Hardy

255 Flips | 20 Magazines | 151 Likes | 3 Following | 145 Followers | @amok451 | Game and Economic Designer located in Montreal. Love boardgames, weird plants, astronomy and design.

How the Towns of Bland, Dull, and Boring Made Their Lame Names Work for Them

Last year, three little, oft-maligned towns across the world decided it was time to transcend their stigma and use their unfortunate names as a force …


The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in 1890; James Graham Ballard died in 2009. Together these two writers spanned the 20th century. They shared the …

Move over matcha, here comes the mushroom latte

Move aside matcha, take a step back turmeric, it's time to make way for a new shade of grey - mushroom lattes.<p>Yes, that's right, 'shrooms are the …

Cooking (Australia)

Here's How 'Mario' Creator Shigeru Miyamoto Designs a Video Game

Even if you’ve never heard of Shigeru Miyamoto, you’ve definitely encountered his work: The Japanese video game designer is the visionary behind …


Rockwell Retro Encabulator

Goddammit Monty Python.

Lie detector test : funny

Lie Detection

Masala Mushroom Bhuna: Indian Spicy Sauteed Mushrooms [Vegan]

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Oh.. I'll be back.

They encountered a black metal band during their engagement shoot.

I heard someone yelling in the bathroom. I think I may have found the source.

A startup founded by 2 college friends is turning mushrooms into walls — and it's already doing deals with major companies like Dell

Not only does it take centuries to break down in soil, some of it never gets there in the first place, instead ending up in lakes, streams, and the ocean, where it fills the stomachs of fish and birds.<p>So two friends, Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre, came up with an alternative. Their new company, …

20 Plants That Improve Air Quality in Your Home

By Beth Greer<p>The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been studying the effects of plants on air quality for about 20 years and …

5'7" Ryan Smith Makes Incredible NO-LOOK Catch Football

It’s a numbers game! How analytics are turning games into distraction machines

A few years before he passed away, Roger Ebert stirred up a lot of game fan anger when he claimed that “video games can never be art”.<p>In response, …

Game Theory: Managing the Complexity Curve

Go look at your game shelf. How many games could you pull out at game night and start teaching without having to reference the rules? At least a few, …

Board Games

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Every Project ever

Fossil Hunters Uncover 71-Million-Year-Old Trove in Antarctica

Fossil hunting is an adventure anywhere—but when the search is on one of the most remote localities, complications are inevitable. But for an …

Complaint tablet to Ea-nasir

Kept at the British Museum is an inscribed clay tablet known as the <b>complaint tablet of Ea-nasir</b>; this tablet is from ancient Babylon and was written …

Trying to Explain Code Quality to Execs

Anamorphic image of Jules Verne

Nasa discovers underground 'forest of fungi' from space

Mycorrhizal fungi are more like cities than individual plants; these are complex systems which stretch for miles underground in search for …