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The Strange and Twisted Life of “Frankenstein”

After two hundred years, are we ready for the truth about Mary Shelley’s novel?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley began writing “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus” when she was eighteen years old, …

Literature

Gardening for beginners, millennials and foodies: advice from master gardener

It's officially February, with the cold dark days of January soon a distant memory, and that means lots of gardening work to do.<p>Master gardener Brian …

Foodies

This Billionaire-Backed App Is Being Used to Buy and Sell Drugs

An encrypted messaging service used by politicians and business execs is the new favored tool of dark net drug dealers.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Dark net marketplaces are essentially Amazon.com of the underworld. Think of items you're not supposed to have, and chances are, you can …

Want to work in cannabis? Here's where you should study

As the July 2018 marijuana legalization date comes closer, universities and colleges looking to cash in on the burgeoning cannabis industry are figuring out ways to meet new demand for skilled workers to fill roles in the growth, production, marketing, and distribution of legal weed. While there's …

This Amazing Tree That Shows How Languages Are Connected Will Change The Way You See Our World

Did you know that most of the different languages we speak today can actually be placed in only a couple of groups by their origin? This is what …

An Online Guide to 350 International Art Styles & Movements: An Invaluable Resource for Students & Enthusiasts of Art History

If you majored in art history, you no doubt have lasting memories, and possibly painful ones, of long nights spent in the library memorizing the …

Art

Where to Stay in Every Tokyo Neighborhood

The Best Hotels in Tokyo<p>From luxurious towers within Tokyo's most iconic — and frenetic — districts to Japanese-style <i>ryokan</i> rooms in quiet …

Japan

Portrait Photos of White Wolf aka Chief John Smith, the Oldest Native American to Have Ever Lived

At the ripe age of 137, White Wolf a.k.a. Chief John Smith is considered the oldest Native American to have ever lived, 1785-1922. When asked the …

How to learn to play the piano in six weeks

In How to Play the Piano, the concert pianist James Rhodes teaches readers how they can learn the instrument in just six weeks. Watch the video above to find out more.<p>Many adults express a desire to learn an instrument, but may have been put off by childhood lessons, the dread of long and tedious …

Piano

The “Forest Man of Bangladesh” Has Been Planting a Tree Every Day for the Past 48 Years

They say that one man can’t make a difference, but Abdul Samad Sheikh, a 60-year-old rickshaw driver from Bangladesh, is living proof that small …

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know | Inc.com

There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt the industry they are entering. But there are other ways to do it. At …

Business Strategy

This Brutal Comic is Studio Ghibli Meets 'Mad Max'

The video essay takes a deep dive on a single page of this thrilling Image comic.<p>It's not just the figure and action illustration of a comic that goes into crafting its overall look, there are other important visual forces at work, too. Whether talking the color palette of a comic or proper panel …

Surreal Pencil Drawings Look Like How Repressing Your Emotions Feels

The vertigo of an MC Escher drawing meets the human body in Miles Johnston's evocative art.<p>Repressed inner thoughts seem to explode from the bodies Swedish illustrator and Swedish Academy of Realist Art teacher Miles Johnston draws in the dysmorphic portraits he posts to his Instagram account. …

This Animation Pioneer Turned Music into Pure Light

Mary Ellen Bute is the experimental artist we need right now.<p>With kaleidoscopic and surreal imagery that dances across the screen in perfect succession to its musical accompaniment, the film and animation of Mary Ellen Bute puts the viewer in an alluring dreamlike world where music is not only …

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with …

This 82-Year-Old Dumpling DJ's Story Is Stranger Than Fiction

"When I die, it’s going to be in the kitchen of my restaurant, the DJ booth, or the dancefloor."<p>"I was at Electric Daisy Carnival yesterday," Sumiko Iwamuro says as she takes her sunglasses off. Wearing bright red lipstick, shimmery eyeshadow, and a leopard print T-shirt, Sumiko is sitting in the …

EDM

We Discuss the Rise of Flute-Rap Beats on Episode 11 of the Thump Podcast

This week's installment is a special panel about the state of hip-hop production.<p>After a week off, we're back with an in-depth episode about hip-hop production. With people like Lil Yachty making songs that sound like M83 and Lil Uzi Vert rapping over beatless ambient tracks, it's hard to talk …

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan

The best laptops to buy in 2018

Picking the best laptop is no easy task and finding the balance between power and a fair price can make for a daunting search for even experienced buyers.<p>With so much choice just a few clicks away, The Telegraph has broken down some of the main questions you should be asking when making a purchase …

Computer Hardware

Shh… This Is Where French Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

The sparkling Eiffel Tower might have been what first drew you to France, but trust us, the tiny towns outside the French capital are what will keep …

Are you Blaming Yourself? Buddhists Have a Message That You Need to Hear

Some of us blame ourselves way too much. Whether it’s our job, or relationship, it’s like our mind falls into the trap of thinking it’s always our …

Mindfulness

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

The 9 best comics we read in 2016

We’re heavily invested in sci-fi, fantasy, and superheroes here at Daily Dot Parsec, and 2016 provided a bumper crop of amazing new comics. So many, …

This Tabletop Game Forces You To Confront Humanity's Future Threats

The horrors of the future, from nuclear proliferation to plagues, are on full display in Eclipse Phase.<p>The cell doesn't seem like it's infected, but it is.<p>Called an eclipse phase, it's the phase between when a cell is infected by a virus and when the virus actually shows up in the cell.<p>It's also …

Japanese Artist Captures The Handover From 'Harry Potter' To 'Fantastic Beasts' In New Painting

With the recent release of <i>Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them</i> in Japan, it didn’t take long for one Japanese fan to show their appreciation.<p>A Twitter user by the name of Kirikawa penned a beautiful anime styled piece of both Harry Potter and Newt Scamander exchanging greetings. This type of …

Anime

Today, NASA will send its Cassini spacecraft on a daredevil mission that will take it extremely close to Saturn’s rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is about to fly closer to Saturn's rings than it has since 2004. But it's not just the rings that NASA hopes to study.<p><i>Video courtesy of NASA</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Native Superheroes Battle Old Stereotypes at the First Ever Indigenous Comic Con

The recent event, the first of its kind in the world, represents the growth of the subcultural vanguard of indigenous-created media that is slowly working its way into the multibillion dollar comic industry.<p><i>All photos by Gabriela Campos</i><p>For decades Native Americans have been wholly misrepresented in …

Graphic Novels

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Why Millennials Can’t Just “Grow Up”

Before you eye roll: This is not the same story you’ve read about millennials a million times before. It’s not about how selfish they are—or how cool …

Mind