Laurent Fintoni

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How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870. As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in …

My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

Space Pictures This Week: Volcanic Vortices and Asteroid Families

Prankster Photoshops People Into Ads While They Wait for the Bus

Wouldn't you be shocked if you were waiting for the bus, and you saw yourself magically appear in that Gap ad at your stop? Yup. And so were the …

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Facebook's first data center DRENCHED by ACTUAL CLOUD

Facebook's first data center ran into problems of a distinctly ironic nature when a literal cloud formed in the IT room and started to rain on …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

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What is Happenning in Istanbul?

To my friends who live outside of Turkey:<p>I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write …

This plot is dynamite http://t.co/rQIgo9y8P9

What's the worst thing that's happened to you at a gig?

Unfortunate things seem to be happening to gig-goers quite a lot recently, if this week's music news headlines are anything to go by.<p>• R&B singer …

It's seriously tempting to get back into plastic modeling when you see a set like this. http://t.co/AF0Kmcg2Lg

How to kill a city

THIS blog often makes the argument that Britain's planning laws all too often restrict and prevent investment which might create economic growth. It …