Eva Someillan-Toohey

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Epic Animal Fails Soundtracked With Obscene Rap Songs

Digging Into The Truth About Messages, Images And Hard Times

The online magazine <i>Ozy</i> covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins <i>All Things Considered</i> regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.<p>This week, he tells NPR's Arun Rath about a televangelist on the rise in Singapore, a blog that takes a deeper look at …

Why must we accept the casual racism in pop videos?

Parenting website Netmums published a survey last week that highlighted huge concern over young children viewing – and perhaps imitating – moves in music videos. A predictable debate ensued: paternalistic/moralistic comment on one side and, on the other, those who'd have us calm down and just turn …

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

<i>“None but ourselves can free our minds.”<br>―Bob Marley</i><p>When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a …

Latest Marvel Comics Superhero: A Muslim Pakistani-American Teen Girl

Look under the costume of Marvel Comics’ latest superhero and you might get a big surprise.<p>Kamala Khan is a teenage Muslim girl with Pakistani …

Comics

ThunderCats Spoof Warns of Feline Parasite That Creates Rat Zombies

For those who don't know, there's a parasite out there that, essentially, can turn rats into zombies. Felines carry it in their poop, and in humans …

12 Scientifically Proven Ways Yoga & Meditation Help Nourish The Body, Brain and Spirit

<b>This is Your Brain on Yoga:</b><p><i>12 Scientifically Proven Ways Yoga & Meditation Help Nourish The Body, Brain and Spirit</i><p>An easy, low cost, natural practice …

Banksy captivates New York with guerrilla graffiti art blitz

Famously jaded New Yorkers are getting swept up in the hype over Banksy, the renegade graffiti artist who is leaving his mark across the city this month.<br>Known for his anti-authoritarian black-and-white stencilled images, which have sold at auction for upwards of $2m (£1.2m), the British street …

Problem: Halloween falls on Thursday, when many of us are strapped with a 9-to-5. Solution: These 5 looks will take you from meetings to a midnight masquerade, with a few key additions: http://bit.ly/16bpjW7

French Skin Care Secrets, Parisian Beauty Tips

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.<p>Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped …

13 Rappers Who Think They're The Best

Kanye West's latest album is titled "Yeezus," a combination of his nickname Yeezy and Jesus, while Jay Z fondly refers to himself as Hova, short for Jehovah.<p>Some rap artists throw their egos into their lyrics, too, with a few going so far as to write an entire song about their superiority (ahem, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Intimate Photographs Of Girls And Their Rooms

<b>American-Lebanese photographer</b> Rania Matar entered the sanctuaries of girls around the world to produce a series of photographs titled ‘A Girl and …

What Happens When White Women Have Black Hair?

How are women perceived at work? Endia Beal talks to Isabel Wilkinson about her provocative photos.<p>When Endia Beal began her internship in Yale …

Eartha Kitt's life was scarred by her failure to learn the identity of her white father, says daughter

Eartha Kitt's daughter has revealed that the singer died without knowing the identity of her white father, after being denied the truth by officials in the American Deep South.<p>Kitt's extraordinary life and elusive past has come under the spotlight five years after her death, with publication of a …

Why The Trend For Misspelled or -ly Startup Names Won't Go Away

As if bootstrapped startups already didn’t have enough on their plates, they face an additional, major challenge that no amount of engineering or business acumen can adequately overcome: Naming their company.<p>In an age where strong online presence and clear differentiation from the competition are …

Tired? You Might Just Be Permanently, Genetically Jet-Lagged

Ever wonder why it's so darn hard to get yourself up and out of bed in the morning? Well, according to an article in the latest issue of the <i>New York</i> …

Poachers Try To Hack Data From Rare Tiger's GPS Collar

The endangered tiger has been moved to a new reserve.<p>There are fewer than 2,500 Bengal tigers left in the wild. To keep an eye on this endangered species, conservationists at the 210-square-mile Panna Tiger Reserve in India attached a GPS tracking collar to one of the park's tigers this past …

Four ways to shake up your meditation practice

Last month I wrote about how sometimes your meditation practice may seem to be going nowhere, and how that’s OK. It’s the “seems” that’s important, …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

Where To Shop Cheap Shoes For Budgets

Humor: What if Disney Princesses Shared Photos on Instagram?

I admit that I am an Instagram Junkie. To paraphrase that classic SNL line: “I got a fever and the only prescription is MORE INSTAGRAM.” It’s not …

APOD: The Magellanic Stream (2013 Aug 15) Credit: Science - NASA, ESA, A. Fox, P. Richter et al. Image - D. Nidever et al., NRAO/AUI/NSF, A. Mellinger, LAB Survey, Parkes, Westerbork, and Arecibo Obs. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130815.html Explanation: In an astronomical version of the search for the source of the Nile, astronomers now have strong evidence for the origin of the Magellanic Stream. This composite image shows the long ribbon of gas, discovered at radio wavelengths in the 1970s, in pinkish hues against an optical all-sky view across the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Both Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, dwarf satellite galaxies of the the Milky Way, are seen near the head of the stream at the right. Data from Hubble's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph were used to explore abundances of elements along sitelines to quasars that intersect the stream. The results indicate that most of the stream's material comes from the Small Magellanic Cloud. The Magellanic Stream is likely the result of gravitational tidal interactions between the two dwarf galaxies some 2 billion years ago, the Small Magellanic Cloud losing more material in the encounter because of its lower mass. http://hubblesite.org/news/2013/27 http://spacetelescope.org/news/heic1314/ http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.4240 http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.4242 http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.0001 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130815 #APOD

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How To Make A DIY Anti-Surveillance Spray

It's illegal, but that's kind of the point.<p>Incendiary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, known for his highly political art, isn't exactly a fan of surveillance cameras. When Swiss art curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist asked Ai to contribute to a Do-It-Yourself compendium full of projects from artists, Ai designed …