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Are You Down With Milk??

1. Is milk, straight up, the goodness?

2. What is your bomb-ass custom milk license plate?

3. Take a moment and tell us: How bad you got milk on the …

Russian Artist Combines a Game Boy, Gun, Camera, and a Thermal Printer to Create an 8-Bit Instant Photo Gun

Russian artist Dmitry Morozov (known also as ::vtol::) recently created an 8-bit instant photo gun by combining a Game Boy, gun, camera, and a …


Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison

In prison, Rodney Jones told me, everyone had a nickname. Jones’s was Saint E’s, short for St. Elizabeths, the federal psychiatric hospital in Washington, best known for housing John Hinckley Jr. after he shot Ronald Reagan. Jones spent time there as well, having shown signs of mental illness from …


Why Kevin Mitnick, the World’s Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers

Look no further than Kevin Mitnick’s business card to see how some things never change.

Cut from stainless steel, the card includes breakaway pieces of a fully functional lock-picking kit. It’s an apt symbol for a man who has made a career, first criminal and now legitimate, of breaking locks both …


Man Who Baked Banana Bread Spends Entire Party Anxiously Watching It Go Uneaten

OAK PARK, IL—Eyeing his contribution to the gathering’s potluck offerings with concern, local man Thomas Rafferty reportedly spent the duration of …

Banana Bread

My Quest to Reengineer a Legendary Beer in a Dirty Kitchen

A few miles north of Portland, Maine, inside Allagash Brewing Company's gleaming fluorescent-lit beer factory, a heavy door leads into a …


The odd life of an underground orchid

A Rhizanthella gardneri capitulum (head containing small florets) shoot emerging from the deeply buried bulb. Image Credit: Dr. Etienne …


Man Returning From Vacation Settles On Single Concise Anecdote He’ll Tell Everyone Who Asks

ST. LOUIS—Carefully choosing the exact details and wording in order to maximize its impact in a very brief period of time, local man Kyle Perry …


Opinion: Looking Back On My Life, I Guess My Biggest Regret Is Trying To Fight That Alligator 5 Minutes Ago (by Dave McKinney)

By Dave McKinney


'Serial' podcast subject Syed makes his case for a new trial

Adnan Syed, the imprisoned subject of the "Serial" podcast series, said his trial lawyer's failure to interview an alibi witness was worse than many …


Five balls, so many stories – the last-over drama of that semi-final


Ball one was on a length and landed just outside the line of leg stump. By Dale Steyn’s standards it was slow, and deliberately so. A little under 80mph. Dan Vettori hopped back and swung his bat. Played, missed, and ran anyway. He needed to get Grant Elliott on strike. …

Daniel Vettori

Are the Mets Big Enough for Matt Harvey?

Ian Schrager wants Matt Harvey’s workout advice.

It’s a moment of insider New York cross-pollination, an elder luminary of the city’s social whirl …

We know where you’ve been: Ars acquires 4.6M license plate scans from the cops

OAKLAND, Calif.—If you have driven in Oakland any time in the last few years, chances are good that the cops know where you’ve been, thanks to their …

License Plates

How a Michigan Farmer Made 4 Million Smuggling Rare Pez Containers into the U.S.

It was the first week of January 1994 and snow drifted across the Hungarian border into Austria. The mechanical sputter of a small car approaching …

John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. And this week he tweeted:

My paper, A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector..., has …


2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 3: The Final Countdown

Editor’s note: If you missed our special Trade Value page, which has every column since 2001, click here. Before covering our final nine for this year’s top-60 list, let’s quickly recap the list from Part 1 (no. 60 through no. 38, published on January 23) and Part 2 (no. 37 through no. 10,


10 Struggles Only Left-Handed People Will Understand

Lefties are people too!

1. Being excommunicated from your church after eating the Eucharist with your left hand. Lefties know exactly what we’re …

State of the Union

The Mystery of Lê From Hop Sing Laundromat - Foobooz

Photograph by Justin James Muir

Hey, Buddy …

I can see Lê on Market Street, pulling stuff out of the passenger seat of his BMW convertible. Mail, …

Last-Ranked Bhutan Does It Again, Stunning Sri Lanka

THIMPHU, Bhutan — Inside a monastery high up in the hills that surround Bhutan’s capital city, the players on the country’s national soccer team were consulting the dice.

It was just two hours before they were to host Sri Lanka on Tuesday in the second leg of their 2018 World Cup qualification tie, …

Sri Lanka

The Steve Jobs You Didn't Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

Steve Jobs

Diana Taurasi Focusing on Playing in Russia, Where the Money Is

YEKATERINBURG, Russia — The noise inside the arena is deafening. Thousands of Russians in off-brand tracksuits and snow pants are shouting and beating inflatable foil batons together as Diana Taurasi, perhaps the greatest female basketball player in the world, dribbles across the court.

It’s a March …


Crayon sculptures

Crayon sculptures 

These crayon sculptures by Hoang Tran are amazing.

Select sculptures are available on Etsy. (via ignant)

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Stanford study shows success of different programming styles in computer science class | Stanford Graduate School of Education

After conducting automated analyses of what students do from moment to moment as they learn to write computer programs, Stanford University …

Stanford University

Violet Beep

I have a 1-year-old daughter named Violet.

For whatever reason, we began calling her Beep. Sometimes Beepy. Usually Beep. Rarely Violet. These things …

Easter Egg

Paul Kalanithi, Stanford neurosurgeon and writer, dies at 37

Paul Kalanithi wrote essays for the New York Times and Stanford Medicine reflecting on being a physician and a patient, the human experience of …


Living In The Past! Some Countries Are Still Using The Metric System

While we Americans live with the conveniences of the modern world right at our fingertips, it’s sometimes easy to forget that many parts of the world …

Central America

The Kindest Man Alive: Jon Hamm Guarded This Nest Of Orphaned Snake Eggs For 3 Months!

Good looks, talent, fame, money: Would you set them all aside to do what’s right? Jon Hamm did when he recently spent three months protecting a nest …

Jon Hamm

This Designer's Beautiful Illustrations Celebrate Women Who Changed The World

Hang that on your wall.

It’s a statistic that’s impossible to ignore: Nearly half of the U.S. workforce is comprised of women, yet only 26% are in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. What’s worse is the number of women who are actually in STEM careers is dropping due to …


Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook

"The Idea Person" in The Year of the Looking Glass

Many people in a creative profession, myself included, have succumbed to the fantasy of the Idea Person.Continue reading on Medium »