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Telomeres Are the New Cholesterol. Now What?

“I am a bit concerned about your telomeres,” the doctor told me, evenly. Telomeres are the caplike segments at the ends of the strands of DNA that …


Scenes from classic westerns featuring genderswapped gunslingers

In Re-Western, painted Felice House reimagines scenes from classic westerns with the likes of James Dean, Clint Eastwood and John Wayne replaced with …

Clint Eastwood

The Playlist: Janelle Monáe Feels the Funk, and 13 More New Songs

<i>Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing. This week, a ferocious song from Screaming Females’ new album, 5 Seconds of Summer returns with a different sound and something extra: four</i> …

New Albums

Distraction is the New Censorship

In today’s attention economy, ideas don’t need to be deleted or redacted to be silenced. They can be drowned out privately, screen by screen, by …


Thank you everyone for the comments and birthday wishes! Here's a pic of the map I made for @matthewmercer - It's a 1 of a kind & I will be working on creating something of the Empire for everyone soon! #critters #cartography #CriticalRole https://t.co/NeYWXd1FO7

You Say You Want a Devolution?

For most of the last century, America’s cultural landscape—its fashion, art, music, design, entertainment—changed dramatically every 20 years or so. But these days, even as technological and scientific leaps have continued to revolutionize life, popular style has been stuck on repeat, consuming the …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …


I've been a fans since the early days, but never got a chance to make something, So, this is a long overdue fanart for @CriticalRole featuring my current favorite pair, Nott and Jester + Frumkin @LauraBaileyVO @samriegel @matthewmercer #CriticalRole #criticalrolefanart https://t.co/atLGpdmFKe


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The Photo of Day 11 #AusOpen https://t.co/yOkPRDVHC6

Vera Wilde on Twitter: ""I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth... a lie... a symbol... a metaphor" —Ursula K. LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness"

Here is an alternative anti-depressant. It's called a universal basic income. (I go through seven alternative anti-depressants in my new book 'Lost Connections') https://t.co/4QMc0qmMfb

Not a game

Republican senator calls on Congress to pass law protecting net neutrality

With the net neutrality debate raging at the FCC, it’s easy to forgot that net neutrality remains an issue inside of Congress, too — albeit a much, much quieter one. But at least one senator is still hoping to see some movement: on the Senate floor today, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) asked net neutrality …

Net Neutrality

Raiders of The Lost Tumblr — Swedish poster for Frankenstein (1931)

This sums me and my universe up quiet well https://t.co/i1Ib56QBKK

Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group

The <b>Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG)</b> is a small Boston-based team of mathematicians launched by Moon Duchin of Tufts University. Our …

This girl. 🖖🏻 https://t.co/I7Y2wZXGm2

Mark Hamill wearing a Fire Sale t-shirt during production of Star Wars. https://t.co/2HNgVPQRdo

Legendary NASA artist Bob McCall's 1997 mural "Accepting the Challenge of Flight". He was such a badass. https://t.co/1TTNZRgjiY

RETWEET this succinct summary of today's historic Trump-Russia news if you're looking to make simple sense of the madness. https://t.co/5sNU775Kxl

‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3, Episode 9: Red, Beige and Blue

<b>Season 3, Episode 9</b><p>In the original run of “Twin Peaks,” Maj. Garland Briggs was a rare voice of optimism, in a show that usually depicted a world suffering from irreversible entropy. The Major’s son, Bobby, was a high-school delinquent who sold drugs, slept with a married woman and spent a long …


Don’t Leave Health Care to a Free Market

When it comes to health care coverage, House Speaker Paul Ryan says, “We’re going to have a free market, and you buy what you want to buy,” and if people don’t want it, “then they won’t buy it.” In this model of health care, the patient is consumer, and he must decide whether the goods and services …

Health Care

A Perfect Photo of a Kingfisher, 720K Pictures in the Making

The kingfisher has the poise of an Olympic diver. It catches food by plunging head-first into water, wings outstretched and beak pointed keenly at an …

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass

He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a …

Black History