Ian Thomas

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Jim Carrey Is Now an Amazing Painter and His Art Documentary Is Going Viral — Watch

Jim Carrey's disappearance from the big screen has left fans wondering what he's been up to. The answer is here, and it's pretty amazing.<p>Jim Carrey …

This Periodic Table Has All the Cycling Tips You’ll Ever Need

The fundamental elements of #bikelife, filtered through seven essential categories—all on one poster!<p>When Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleyev created his Periodic Table of Elements in 1869, little did he know that his now-iconic chart would be reimagined an estimated 700 times—sometimes …

Eddy Merckx

The Best Short Movies on Netflix

Your time is valuable—so don't waste it on movies that don't deserve it.<p>Movies are too long. Not all of them—but a <i>lot</i> of them. For every tightly edited, beautifully told film that comes out of Hollywood, you get at least a half-dozen bloated messes that will somehow be even longer when the …

Horror

How the Death of a Muslim Recruit Revealed a Culture of Brutality in the Marines

<b>It was late</b> at night on March 7, 2016, when Ghazala Siddiqui heard the phone ring and hurriedly reached for it, eager to hear the voice of her son. An indecipherable torrent of words spewed from the breathless</i> …

Military

The Hacker Who Cared Too Much

When a programmer shut down a hospital website to defend a sick girl, he raised a crucial question: What are the bounds of protest in the digital age?<p>…

On Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut

The first book of the Harry Potter series went on sale in the U.K. 20 years ago today. It offers a convenient excuse to reacquaint yourself with a world before anyone on this side of the Atlantic had heard of muggles, horcruxes or pensieves, before tourists would crowd into London's Kings Cross …

Books

The Cryptocurrency Gold Rush

This really does change everything<p>(<i>Note: I recently started doing a weekly Tech email for Flipboard, which comes out Saturdays. Here’s this week’s</i> …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Computer Science

The Tupac Biopic: What Took So Long?

Though he had been releasing music for only five years when he was killed in 1996 at age 25, Tupac Amaru Shakur’s surplus star power has fueled dozens of posthumous albums, books, documentaries, online conspiracy theories and even a short-lived Broadway musical. In recent years, he has popped up as …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Look Inside Spain’s Bizarre Baby Jumping Festival

This unorthodox baptism dates back to the 17th century and has roots in paganism.<p>Once a year in mid-June, devils run wild in the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia.<p>A blend of Catholic and pagan rituals meant to represent the triumph of good over evil, the festival of El Colacho dates back to …

Golf’s History, in Scotland and Beyond

The 117th U.S. Open is in full swing — but golf, of course, has been around much longer than the tournament.<p>Scotland is often credited with inventing the game. The earliest known reference to golf is a 1457 Scottish parliamentary resolution banning it as a distraction from archery practice, which …

Inventions

THE AI WILL SEE YOU NOW

They’re heeeere! Autonomous agents have finally hit a tipping point.<p>(<i>Note: I recently started doing a weekly Tech email for Flipboard, which comes</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Brrr! How Much Can Temperatures Drop During a Total Solar Eclipse?

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun from Oregon to South Carolina. During this period …

American Astronomical Society

Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World Photos

Casual bikers love to go for a spin because the activity is a perfect blend of exercise and scenery. Added to this fact is that bike paths are typically away from busy streets, making the sport all the more serene. Yet, for those biking-enthusiasts who are not satisfied with simply hoping on their …

Hiking

These Real-Life Locations Look Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film

New York City

Ten Books To Read This Summer

These novels, memoirs, poetry collections and other page-turners will keep you entertained while looking smart while basking on the beach or sweating …

Books

The Unique Museum of Stuffed Frogs in Switzerland: Pictures

Squirrels

Exclusive: A Look Inside Bob Dylan's Secret Archives

Rolling Stone browses 50 years of hidden history in Tulsa – from an unknown love song to Mavis Staples to video of Dylan recording "The Man in Me"<p>The …