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Derrida Explained With Video Games (and Cats)

In this week’s 8-Bit Philosophy, Jacques Derrida’s work in “Of Grammatology” is explained.<p>Covering the concept of deconstruction and différance, the …

Kitchen-Table Cider Making

Yes, our new neighbor got as drunk as a skunk. Blootered, bladdered, and blitzed as we Scots say, or in Cockney slang, Brahms and Liszt! He and his partner came along to a cider-themed evening at our house where he was initiated into the Scillonian Road hard cider making cooperative.<p>We started the …

Simpson's Paradox "proves" smoking is good for you

How do you prove that smoking is beneficial to your health? By employing Simpson's Paradox, of course. This paradox shows that a large grouping of …

The Periodic Table of Booze is science everybody (over 21) can use

Brazilian designer Mayra Artes is an artist, a scholar and presumably a drinker, because she created this absolutely amazing periodic table of …

Periodic Table

Look at the interesting badges on these Russian cops (Updated)

It's just a coincidence, but the Cyrillic characters look like "homo" spelled backwards.<p>Here's a larger version of the image shot by Anatoly Maltsev …

POTD: 'Back to the Future' Aging Makeup Vs. 30 Years of Actual Aging – /Film

<b>Robert Zemeckis</b>‘ classic 1985 film <b>Back to the Future</b> is almost 30 years old. That is, the same amount of time that passed in the time travel period …

Feminist Yog-Sothoth will drive you insane after getting your consent

Can you be an Eldritch horror and a feminist at the same time? Dave Hughes introduces us to the cosmic hilarity of Feminist Yog-Sothoth, who …

The Astonishing Tale of Nazi Prisoners, a Smuggled Camera, and Survival

In 1940, 5,000 French officers were held as prisoners of war in a German camp called Oflag 17A. There were thousands of captive soldiers in similar …

An Ominous Cloud That Literally Rolls In

This unique meteorological phenomenon is called a roll cloud, and it's seen here making its away over the city of Calgary, Alberta. Though it looks …

Terrifying First-Hand Account From a Man Who Was Swallowed By a Hippo

A badass kayaking river guide, Paul Templer, was swallowed by a Hippo in Africa. And he lived to tell about it. His story is absolutely …

41 Places To See Before You Die (Part II)

No matter how advanced our cities and technology is, eventually we get tired of all the noise, stress and crowd of the city and want to be in the …

5 Grisly Decades of Workplace Safety Posters

Worker compensation is a fairly new thing, dating only back to the Labor Movement in the early 1900s. Before that, injuries on the job were usually …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Liam Gallagher on Daft Punk: “I’d write ‘Get Lucky’ in a fucking hour”

“I’d write [“Get Lucky”] in a fucking hour,” said a 40-year-old man named Liam Gallagher, singer in the bands Oasis and Beady Eye and noted …

Arts & Letters Daily

Long before the invention of modern recording technology, scholars captured the music of Ukrainian Jewry. It is the <b>sound of a vanished world</b> ... more …

Literature

Fabergé Fractals

Here's a mesmerizing gallery of "Fabrege Fractals" created by Tom Beddard, whose site also features a 2011 video of Fabrege-inspired fractal …

The Closest You'll Ever Come to Watching Jodorowsky's Lost Dune Movie

Back in the mid-1970s, legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to make a movie of Frank Herbert's Dune, featuring people like Mick Jagger, …

Nutella's lawyers shut down World Nutella Day: STOP LIKING US SO MUCH!

Lawyers for Ferrero, SpA (makers of the Nutella spread) have sent a legal threat to Sara Rosso, who founded and maintains the World Nutella Day site, …

Balloon sculpture is the least deadly stage in the Xenomorph lifecycle

Michael Abrahamson creates whimsical balloon sculptures of pop culture characters. This Xenomorph might look deadly, but outlast it for a few days, …

A Quantum Leap in Computing?

For over a decade, researchers have been trying to build [quantum computers](file://localhost/wiki/Quantum_computer), machines based on quantum physics that could solve problems in different ways from classical computers and, potentially, represent a radical leap forward in computing. As Rivka …

Post-Punk/New Wave Icons as Super Heroes

This great super hero/post-punk hero crossover is pretty impressive. Created by Brazilian designer/illustrator Butcher Billy, you can buy them as …

Gritty crayon colors

Rawr & Stuff's alternate crayon colors are pretty much shovel-ready -- you could clean up by selling these on Etsy. I'm very fond of "Moral Ambiguity …

Cloud Art Over New Zealand - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | May 10, 2013 12:22 am<p>This false color view over New Zealand was captured by NASA’s Terra satellite in April. (Image: NASA)<p>This …

Comedy boy-band extols virtues of indie games

James sez, "The boys of Viva La Dirt League (a New Zealand boy-band parody group specialising in songs about Starcraft!) have just released this …

Wine tasting is bullshit. Here's why.

The human palate is arguably the weakest of the five traditional senses. This raises an important question regarding wine tasting: is it bullshit, or …

Wine

Wreck it Ralph cosplayers

DeviantArt's TwinFools snapped these photos of a pair of amazing "Wreck it Ralph" cosplayers at Sakura Con 8D. They are absolutely perfect!<p>The Ballad …

How does listening to the sound of vomiting affect moral judgements? - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | May 3, 2013 1:04 pm<p><i>Photo: flickr/Jsome1</i><p><i>There have been a number of (pretty hilarious) studies focusing on the science of</i> …

Brain Voodoo Goes Electric - Neuroskeptic

By Neuroskeptic | May 3, 2013 4:41 pm<p>Four years ago, neuroscientists became aware of an ominous-sounding manuscript entitled <i>“Voodoo Correlations In</i> …

Take a webcomic tour through H.P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories

In the canon of H.P. Lovecraft, stories like "Pickman's Model," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Dunwich Horror," and, of course, "The Call of …

This Flow Chart Explains Time Travel In All Movies and Television – /Film

Who doesn’t love a good time travel movie? Not only are they fun to watch, they’re fun to discuss and dissect after the fact, evidenced by persistent …