Jennifer Wittrock

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America's typical heroin user is now a white woman in the suburbs

90 percent of heroin users are white, and most of them don't live in big cities<p>Contrary to what researchers reported 50 years ago, today's average first-time heroin user isn't a 16-year-old male of color. She's actually much more likely to be a 23-year-old white woman. This, researchers conclude in …

Physicists Prove Surprising Rule of Threes

More than 40 years after a Soviet nuclear physicist proposed an outlandish theory that trios of particles can arrange themselves in an infinite …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Paulo Coelho: 'I had an enormous amount of fun being a hippy'

<b>Writing means sharing.</b> It's part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions. I discovered very early in life that the best way for me to communicate is through my writing, but it took me years to realise that it's what I needed to do full time.<p><b>I remember the moments</b> …

A Heart Surgeon's Viral Confession

Behind the beloved idea that processed food is "slowly poisoning everyone"<p>Around 237,000 people now have Dr. Dwight Lundell's confession on their Facebook walls. His essay, headlined "Heart Surgeon Declares On [sic] What Really Causes Heart Illness," was published on a website called Tuned Body in …

16 Amazing Photographs From NASA’s Golden Age

As exciting as the future of space travel may be, its past is just as thrilling. <i>For All Mankind: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1983</i>, a new exhibition at London art gallery Breese Little, showcases more than 100 photographs from the golden age of space exploration. The photographs depict NASA from …

August 2013

Colour Cascade

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Candid Photos Of New Yorkers Riding The Subway In 1960

The sleepy commuters, crowded cars, conductor's voice, and train doors opening and closing are just a part of traveling around New York City.<p>And though the subway system has only gotten larger and more punctual since the first line was opened, the subway commuters themselves have not changed all …

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New Portraits by Andrew Salgado | Colossal

<p>Artist Andre Salgado (previously here and here) wows us again with a new body of work completed in the last few months for exhibitions at Le Petite …

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Mexico City

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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Books

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said that, "the limits of my language mean the limits of my world," meaning that we can only understand the world through the language we use, and that if our language does not include words for some particular idea or concept, then that concept cannot …