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These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

Game of Thrones

How To Brainstorm Like A Googler

This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.<p>Here at Google, we don’t have a secret formula for innovation. But that doesn’t mean Googlers’ best ideas are ineffable mysteries. On the contrary, we’ve found they can be systematically coaxed …

26 Extremely Dope Overlooked Albums of 2016 (So Far)

There's more to life than Kanye West, or Drake, or even—hear us out—Beyoncé. This has been a year of great music, and some extremely dope albums have slipped under the radar.<p>This has been a year full of music and, more specifically, full of great music. Even more specifically, 2016 has been a year …

Cover Art

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Comment on An AI Wrote This Short Film—and It’s Surprisingly Entertaining by Artificial Intelligence: Top News and Articles. | Giant Leap

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Artificial Intelligence

Cracking the front-end interview

Technical front-end interviews are difficult. That’s a fact. Not only do you need to have a solid grasp of computer science fundamentals, but also an …

Prince's Drum Samples: Now, at Your Fingertips

Francis Preve's free 'PurpleDrums' sample pack puts the immortal LM-1 and Linn Drum machines in your hands.<p>Prince wasn't just a master songwriter, he was also a prolific multi-instrumentalist, bouncing between bass, keys, guitar, and drums without skipping a beat. Now, you can turn that crippling …

Pagekit 1.0 – A Modern & Lightweight CMS with Material Design UI

Advertise here with BSA<br>If you’ve been following web development over the past few years, you will have noticed how fast it has evolved. The …

Web Design

Rappers Talk About Their Struggles with Depression

We spoke to a few hip-hop artists to get their perspectives on depression, suicide, and the music they've dedicated their lives to.<p>Author Rachel M. Harper once likened the relationship between pain and art to childbirth. "We don't want [our mothers] to suffer in order to bring us into the world," …

Investor: Who said black founders can't build a billion dollar company?

Troy Carter has a knack for finding unknown talent. He discovered Lady Gaga and manages pop stars like Meghan Trainor and John Legend.<p>He's also a successful investor, backing companies like Uber, Warby Parker, Spotify and The Skimm over the past five years.<p>His track record speaks for itself, which …

Venture Capital

The 26 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

And thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it is a classic like "Groundhog Day" or an under-the-radar gem like "Sleepwalk with Me," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p>Here are 26 we highly recommend.

Entertainment

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

The Ultimate No Gym Workout

A big part of the training in our 10 week Amateur To Athlete experiment have been bodyweight exercises, from classic press-ups and their many …

Master UI & UX design with this 6-course bootcamp

Good design can change the conversation, but great design can change the world. As technology evolves and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users.<p>The <b>UI & UX Design Bootcamp</b> aims to demystify both sides of the …

Elmish: Functional Programming in Javascript

For the past few months, I’ve been on adventure learning everything I could about functional programming. It seems like every week there’s a new …

This Porn-y 70s Film Is a Mind-Melting Head Trip About a Witch and a Tiny Talking Penis

'Belladonna of Sadness' is an eye-popping hentai lost classic featuring depravity, the occult, and a long, strange trip with a disembodied member from hell.<p>The 1970s were perhaps the grossest chapter of recorded time, an era wherein the previous decade's flower power rotted on the vine and a …

The Hoverboard's Patent Problem

Who has the right to make a "hoverboard"?<p>Shane Chen of Portland, Oregon, owns the patent to one of the hottest holiday gifts this season. It is a …

Stockfighter is a game that puts your programming skills to the test

Stockfighter is designed to challenge programmers of all levels.<p>Built in the style of a classic ‘Capture the Flag‘ game, it gives you access to a virtual trading market where you have to write code to solve the puzzles you’re presented with.<p>These challenges span software security, distributed …

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Time Management

Goth Money Invite You Into Their Weird-Ass Mansion in the Video for "Cuban Links"

The pan-regional rap crew shares its slightly off-kilter vision.<p><i>Screenshot via YouTube</i><p>We caught up with pan-regional rap crew Goth Money last month on the heels of their first group album release, when they were all crashing together in LA. By all accounts, things get wild when the whole collective …

A boy told his teacher she can't understand him because she's white. Her response is on point.

Fifth-grade teacher Emily E. Smith is not your ordinary teacher.<p>She founded The Hive Society — a classroom that's all about inspiring children to …

Teaching

E-cigarettes contain flavouring chemical linked to deadly 'popcorn lung'

Vapers could be at risk of developing the deadly disease ‘popcorn lung’ after scientists found a toxic chemical in 75 per cent of flavoured electronic cigarettes.<p>Diacetyl, a chemical which is used as a butter substitute in flavours like Cotton Candy and Cupcake, has been linked to respiratory …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2015

This is how we listen: Take 12 months, a few thousand albums and pan for gold. We sift for works that are definitive and for sounds or songs that cross boundaries, make connections, teach us something new. We allow ourselves to be swept away, to be seduced, to be fooled by a good new trick or an …

Courtney Barnett

Destroying Death Star Would Trigger Economic Crisis, Paper Finds

When the Rebel Alliance destroyed two Death Stars in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, it appeared to herald a new era of freedom for a galaxy that …

Future Sounds: 5 Genres Bubbling Up

Tropical House<p><b>What:</b> A sun-kissed strain of EDM – what Jimmy Buffett would spin if he traded his guitar for turntables. The antidote to dance music's …

Atlanta's Killer Mike Just Helped Bernie Sanders Win the White House in 2016

The Clinton campaign's worst nightmare is coming true. Watching Run the Jewels' rapper Killer Mike introduce Bernie Sanders in Atlanta was one of the most powerful and inspiring moments of this election. Shattering the notion that Sanders only appeals to white liberals, The Huffington Post writes …

Meet Yung Lenox, The Nine Year Old Kid Whose Hip Hop Art Has Made Him A Cult Sensation

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is an image <i>1</i> of 16<p>An Instagram hit, the Seattle-based Yung Lenox, 9, doodles hip-hop artists and the album …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Eye Floater Phenomenon: Between Science and Spirituality

In the mid-1990s, I met a man named Nestor living in the solitude of the hilly Emmental region of Switzerland. Nestor has a unique and provocative …