George Coghill

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Artist transforms old machine parts into stunning 'Star Wars' sculptures

Gabriel Dishaw is an artist that uses discarded parts from typewriters, machines, and old computers to create some truly beautiful pieces of art — including takes on several iconic characters from <i>Star Wars</i>. Dishaw has created a number of unique permutations on Darth Vader by adding found parts to …

Anatomy of a Logo: Star Wars

The film, <i>Star Wars</i>, premiered on May 25, 1977. Today, on its 36th anniversary, I’m examining the evolution of the film’s logo.<p>During the film’s …

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Northern light show

butterfly II

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Milky rise

A wood elf farm I built recently. (Album in comments)

The Little Book of Contentment

‘He who is contented is rich.’ <b>~Lao Tzu</b><p>One of the most important things I’ve learned in the last 7 years has been how to find contentment.<p>It’s been a …

Novelty and the Brain: Why New Things Make Us Feel So Good

<i>We all like shiny new things, whether it's a new gadget, new city, or new job. In fact, our brains are made to be attracted to novelty—and it turns</i> …

A Photographer Rediscovers The Crumbling Remains Of Tatooine

A photographer finds abandoned sets used in the Star Wars films crumbling in the desert.<p>In <i>Star Wars</i> (or <i>Episode IV</i> if you want to be like <i>that</i>), Luke Skywalker spends the first 15 minutes whining about his misfortune for having been born on Tatooine. He can’t go to Beggar’s Canyon to shoot womp rats …

Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

Students who did about an hour of "mindfulness training" for eight days subsequently did better on the GRE as well as tests of working memory and mind-wandering.<p>(chez_sugi/flickr)<p>Athletes Perform Better Under Pressure When They Make a Fist With Their Left Hand<br>• Black Children Are Less Likely to Be …

An ink drawing of a diver squid I did

An ink drawing of a diver squid I did. With a 0.03 multiliner pen on A5 paper. That was rather satisfying - old diver helmets and tentacles always attracted me!<p>Thinkin’ of doing more ink drawings in the nearest future, to improve the steadiness of hand and all that sort of stuff. Been doing too much digital painting, need to get back to traditional old school pens and paper before it’s too late!

The Beyond Watcher

<i>The Beyond Watcher.</i>

Thinking has become a disease…

Thinking has become a disease. Disease happens when things get out of balance. For example, there is nothing wrong with cells dividing and multiplying in the body, but when this process continues in disregard of the total organism, cells proliferate and we have disease. The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly-you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is …

Black and White Underwater Photography by Hengki Koentjoro | Colossal

<p>Underwater photography of scuba divers, coral, or wildlife can sometimes seem commonplace regardless of the remote destination or subject, but …

5 Lessons in Contentment from Billionaires Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger

I sat in a crowd of 45,000 about 10 days ago, watching super-billionaire investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger riff off each other and deliver …

How to Get Out of Your Own Way (and the Brain Science Behind It)

You can take a class in college in abnormal psychology where you learn everything that is wrong with us as humans. What about everything that is right with us? And by <i>right</i>, I mean the ability to reach our full potential -- being the best we can possibly be, all the time. Why don't they teach …

Men's Health

A new study suggests your taste in food and beverages might mean more than you thought<p>Is it really worth it? We put it to the test<p>Get ready for strong orgasms and even stronger arms<p>The sound of letting one rip can depend on a lot of things<p>If you really only want one good watch, here are five …

Men's Health

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robot world

I was going through some of my old files when I realized that I never posted this.It was also a lot of fun creating their environment-set in the not …

Imagine a drama company is…

Imagine a drama company is putting on a play. The person who has to play the servant of the king falls sick at the last moment and cannot come. No other actors are available, so the proprietor of the company steps in to play the role. In the play the king, who is one of the employees of the proprietor, orders the servant around: “Fetch my shoes. I want to go for a walk.” The proprietor meekly obeys and carries out the orders, but does he ever forget that he is the owner of the company? He is …

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