Joey Ravetti

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Robbie Simon, the jack of all trades and the master of them too

Robbie Simon is one of those artists to be envious of. He’s got his fingers in every paint, print, illustration and design pie there is, with each …

Posters

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

Psychology

World-First Experiment Finds Our Eyes Are Capable of Detecting Individual Photons

Incredible.<p>Our eyes might be more awesome than we ever imagined.<p>A new experiment has shown for the first time that the human eye is capable of …

Quantum Mechanics

Road safety: confronting sculpture shows human vulnerability to crashes

Graham, designed by a trauma surgeon, a crash investigator and an artist, has no neck, meaning he cannot break it<p>If humans had continued to evolve to the point where we could withstand car crashes, we might look something like Graham, according to the Transport Accident Commission in the Australian …

Road Safety

These Bronze Age Humans Were History's Biggest Weed Dealers

The finest dank the Caucasus had to offer.<p>About 5,000 years ago, a mysterious tribe poured into Europe and Asia from the steppes of modern-day Russia and Ukraine. With them, they brought valuable knowledge of metalworking, horseback riding, and technology such as the wheel.<p>But historians believe …

Anthropology

This Sculpture Was Designed And 3D Printed By An A.I. Artist

And it only took 2.5 million tries<p>Can computers make art? That's one of the questions animating the field of computational creativity, which seeks to design artificial intelligence that can replicate human creativity.<p>We wrote recently about a Google effort to create algorithms that make original …

Artificial Intelligence

An Art Project Over 40 Years In The Making Lets People Walk On Water

In fairy tales past and present, magic is something that happens in a flash -- with the flick of a wand, an "abracadabra" or a "bippity boppity boo." With his latest piece, "The Floating Piers," 81-year-old artist Christo proves magic isn't just a thing of fairy tales. It exists in real life. But …

Italy

Scientists decipher purpose of mysterious astronomy tool made by ancient Greeks

When you're trying to fathom a mangled relic of very old hi-tech, it helps to have the manufacturer's instructions.<p>For over a century since its …

Archaeology

What's the Difference Between Cement, Concrete, and Mortar?

Any man worth his salt should know the difference between cement, concrete, and mortar. I am not that man. They’re all just gray sludge to me. But …

Why Martian Concrete Might Be The Best Building Material In The Solar System

To colonize Mars, researchers are developing a new kind of concrete that doesn’t require water and is more than twice as strong.<p>Concrete has been critical to the colonization of our own planet. The Romans and Egyptians built their empires upon it, and when their formula for concrete was lost, …

Engineering

Scientists find medicinal use for sticky prehistoric 'goo' which was Earth's source of life

Researchers in Australia replicated a primordial goo which was the source of life on Earth and confirmed it has medicinal benefits – the first such finding since it was discovered in the 1950s<p>Scientists in Australia have discovered that a sticky brown prehistoric “goo” which was the source of life …

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …

The innovators: the LiquiGlide coating that gets mayonnaise out of the bottle

A new coating engineered at MIT means products from mayonnaise to jam, or glue to face creams no longer stick stubbornly to the sides of the tube or bottle<p>We all have our own techniques for extracting that last dollop of tomato ketchup or mayonnaise from the bottle. Some prefer the knife in the jar …

Engineering

These Sketches Show How Picasso Saw Women

A theme to which Picasso has returned over and over again is the nature of, and the relationship between, the sexes. Most of the pages of this …

Biographies

Basebrawls by Harrison Freeman

In case you didn't know, today marks the anniversary of the time a really old Nolan Ryan beat the crap out of a really young Robin Ventura on the …

Drawing

This painting shows how much humans have changed watermelons

People have selectively bred crops for specific traits since modern agriculture began 10,000 years ago. Food crops are selected for size, taste, and productivity.<p>You can see how much our food has changed by looking at art. Specifically, as Vox pointed out, this 17th-century Renaissance painting by …

Agriculture

Jim Darling

Step Inside a Multicolored Sphere of Upcycled Plastic

Tomás Saraceno's 'Becoming Aerosolar' installation travels to Austria.<p>A patchwork of plastic bags balloons in Austria for the latest iteration of Tomás Saraceno’s <i>Becoming Aerosolar</i> project. As with the others of its ilk, this upcycled sculpture exhibits both the beautiful and the destructive sides …

Art

The National's Matt Berninger on "A Lot of Sorrow" Box Set and the Art of Repetition

On May 5, 2013, Brooklyn-based rock band The National proved not only that practice and repetition makes perfect, but also makes for poignant …

World Leaders Are Monsters in These Distorted Collages

Lola Dupré makes twisted portraits of presidents and the Pope.<p>With scissors, glue, and tape, the Irish artist Lola Dupré collaged famous politicians in her series <i>Political Portraiture.</i> She tells The Creators Project<i>,</i> "Who says you have to take world leaders seriously?" Her portraits make her …

Art

Antony Micallef will change the face of modern portraiture

As Antony Micallef's new exhibition attacks the artifice of instant culture, this very modern expressionist tells <i>GQ</i> about the fears that forced him …

Sleek "Baselamp" Can Turn Ordinary Objects into Illuminating Lamps

The ingenious <i>Baselamp</i> by Luke Lamp Co. can transform almost any object into a lamp. Anything that allows light to pass through it–a glass bottle, flower vase, fish bowl, etc.–can now easily turn into a functioning light source. Just set the item on the sleek, minimalist base and watch it instantly …

Furniture

Which Famous Paintings Are The Most 'Creative'? This Formula Might Have The Answer

Salvador Dalí's unique paintings might be explained by his eccentric personality; Wassily Kandinsky's eye for color might be explained by synesthesia. We tell these stories about artists because the idea of the creative genius is appealing, but might creativity be a more formulaic process than …

Art

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables.<p>An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a …

Raspberry Pi

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Insane Sculptural Furniture “Unzips” Before Your Eyes

Artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz creates what at first appears to be sleek, minimalist, Ikea-esque pieces of furniture, but there is more to them than meets the eye. In his recently published videos on Vimeo, he demonstrates that his “functional sculptures” are far more than what they …

Your Dating Insecurities Are Big Data Artists' Paint

Beautiful visualizations of human life emerge in the works of data artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg.<p>Data artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg invent color platforms and graphics for people to think and talk about data as art. The collaborators are leaders of Google's Big …

Data Visualization

Facebook and Google get neural networks to create art

For Facebook and Google, it's not enough for computers to recognize images... they should <i>create</i> images, too. Both tech firms have just shown off neural networks that automatically generate pictures based on their understanding of what objects look like. Facebook's approach uses two of these …

Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda | Inc.com

Steve Jobs planned every detail of his own memorial service, held at Stanford University in October 2011, including the brown box each attendee received as a farewell gift. One of those attendees was Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, and two years later at a TechCrunch Disrupt conference he …

Spirituality