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Brian Cox on Why Science Is Essential to Modern Democracy

In the fall of 2012, <b>Brian Cox</b> — quantum physics wunderkind, whimsical explainer of science, champion of the wonders of life — was awarded the prestigious President’s Medal in London. His acceptance speech addressed the epidemic of promoting bad science in popular culture and the desperate …

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

A Sad Dog Diary :(

Return of the Cicadas

Kickstarter: Wooden Pinhole Cameras

Like Jakub mentioned in a previous post, here at ISO50 we try to share what we feel are interesting and worthy Kickstarter projects, so when I came …

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

How to Worry Less About Money: Financial Planning Lessons from Goethe

The question of how people spend and earn money has been a cultural obsession since the dawn of economic history, but the psychology behind it is sometimes surprising and often riddled with various anxieties. In <b>How to Worry Less about Money</b> (<i>public library</i>) — another great installment in The School …

Sound Bytes from SXSW Interactive - Fred Armisen

This year during South By Southwest Interactive, Paste and Sennheiser teamed up to present an array of interviews each day, live from the Blackheart …

The Meaning of Sir Alex Ferguson

When was the last time a picture of a soccer coach appeared on the front of the <i>Financial Times</i> and the New York <i>Times</i> on the same day? The answer is never, I would guess. But on Thursday morning, staring out from the front pages of the two newspapers I get delivered, there were the ruddy features of …

Nate Silver: 'Prediction is a really important tool, it's not a game'

It takes a brave man to bet against the New York Times' polling guru Nate Silver. The founder of the FiveThirtyEight blog – named after the number of …

Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig to Star in Will Ferrell's IFC Mini-Series The Spoils of Babylon

Early last week, reports came in that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny or Die would be producing a six-episode mini-series for IFC titled <i>The</i> …

Why Hate Zach Braff's Kickstarter Campaign but Not Veronica Mars's?

Mars has always seemed like an underdog, while Braff has always seemed like a smug success. But isn't a rich person asking for money a rich person asking for money?<p>WB / Zach Braff<p>Just a few weeks after the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign to fund the <i>Veronica Mars</i> movie, we are getting a …

10 Great Film-Inspired Prints

It’s time to strip those plain, ol’ movie posters off the wall and replace them with something a little more creative—like a print of Bill Murray’s …