Aaron Alexander

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Let Your Fingers Do the Seeing

Humans can feel objects that are just nanometers thick, a new study says.<p><b>Quick—name the five senses.</b><p>Most people readily list sight, taste, hearing, and smell. And then pause before remembering: touch.<p>"Touch is probably our most underrated sense," said psychologist Martin Arvidsson of Stockhom …

Does Earth have a second moon?

Mars has two moons, Jupiter has 67, Saturn 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14. But our planet Earth has just one moon. Doesn’t it?<p>Many planets in our solar …

The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations

The "Golden Record" aboard the interstellar spacecraft is a time capsule of humanity, sent from 1977 to the distant future.<p>The year was 1977. Jimmy Carter was president. Rod Stewart topped the <i>Billboard</i> chart with "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)." The economy was recovering from recession. …

Family Mission Statement: How and Why to Create One for a Positive Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Getting married and having kids are some of the biggest events in our lives. And yet we largely slide into these significant turning points. Sure, …

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

7 Do's and Don'ts of Raising a Happy Child

Happiness probably tops the list of things you want to cultivate in your children -- just follow our list of what to do (and not do) when nurturing your child's positive outlook.<p>Do Let Your Kid Take the Lead<p>Spend "child-centered time" with your kid every day, says Joyce Nolan Harrison, M.D., …

Parenting

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

First Nighter: Anne Washburn's "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play" Does Go On and On and...

"I've never actually seen an episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>," Gibson (Gibson Frazier) admits in the first section of Anne Washburn's <i>Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play</i>, now at Playwrights Horizons. Perhaps I should be embarrassed to say that I, like Gibson, have actually not seen an episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>.<p>Or …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Michael Peto's archive - in pictures

Michael Peto was one of Britain's greatest photojournalists, photographing the greats of the 1950s and 60s and documenting everyday life<p>Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney <i>is on from 17 September 2013 to 31 May 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London (</i> <i>npg.org.uk/whatson</i> <i>). For more</i> …

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

Fake English Town In China: Deserted 'Thames Town' Is Abandoned... Minus The Newlyweds

Take a look at the photos below. You know this place, right?<p>This is Thames Town. It's got quaint rowhouse-lined cobblestone streets...<p>And red telephone booths, and pretty, old churches...<p>Clearly, this is a sweet little English town. Right?<p>Nope. These photos were all taken far away from the United …

NYC’s New Maps Orient You Like A GPS

33% of New Yorkers can’t find north. So a new Pentagram project injects permanent city fixtures with the first-person perspective of a heads-up display.<p>“There’s no doubt, New Yorkers are as savvy as they come. They know which subway car to stand in to make the quickest exit at their stop, and they …

USDOT

Paris Review - Jack Kerouac, The Art of Fiction No. 41

Interviewed by Ted Berrigan<p>Issue 43, Summer 1968<p>Jack Kerouac, ca. 1956. Photograph by Tom Palumbo<p>The Kerouacs have no telephone. Ted Berrigan had contacted Kerouac some months earlier and had persuaded him to do the interview. When he felt the time had come for their meeting to take place, he …

Literature

Functioning Gears Discovered in Legs of Issus Insect

University of Cambridge researchers Malcolm Burrows and Gregory Sutton recently discovered functioning gears in the legs of the <i>Issus</i> “Planthopper” …

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