Liam Wilton-Jones

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Build A DIY Soldering Stencil Out Of A Soda Can

A cheap way to make clean electronics<p>Taking an electronics prototype to the next level often means soldering tiny components onto a custom-printed circuit board. Solder paste applied without a stencil, however, can ooze, cause shorts, and end a project in flames. Systems engineer Felix Rusu devised …

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

11 Surprising Facts About Gillian Anderson

When a song becomes popular, sometimes people forget (or are unaware) that the new hit actually originated with another artist. The popular cover …

Music

20 GIFs Proving Russia Is The Most Bizarre Place On Earth

In the past we've looked the Russia's space program propaganda, their thrilling landmarks, their peculiar online social networks, their sexy pin-up …

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Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the drama of the Dirtiest Race in History

When I started writing this blog 18 months ago, there were numerous sporting events that immediately sprung to mind when I considered which topics to cover. One certainty was that at some point I would try my very best to research, investigate, and compose a piece about the 1988 Olympics men's 100m …

How children's books thrived under Stalin

At the trial of the three Pussy Riot performers in August 2012, one of the accused, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, made a closing statement in their defence. She spoke of Pussy Riot's admiration for those writers and artists who had suffered under Stalin's purges, and in particular for a group of avant …

Logos and Logotypes by Bluerock Design

Creative Logo Designs.<p>Once again, it’s time for some logo design inspiration. This is an assortment of well designed logos and logotypes created by …

Graphic Design

How To Opt Out Of Google’s Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name

Angry that Google is planning on using your face and name for the sake of advertisements?<p>Here’s how to make them not.<p>If there’s any upside, it’s that opting out is, quite seriously, two clicks away. Two clicks that I only discovered because I went out of my way to look and because I checked the …

The Ten Car Repairs You're Most Likely To Get Ripped Off On

As a car owner, you have two options: Find a good, honest and reliable car mechanic, or become one yourself. In the meantime, be careful when it …

New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)

There’s a new web tool called Raw that makes it really easy to do some advanced visualizations on data in just a few minutes. (Hat tip to Nathan Yau …

18 Terrifying Old Costumes You Can't Unsee

Costumes were scarier back in the day. They just were. Back before Halloween was sexy, before it was owned by Disney, back before everyone realized …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Pentax K-3: A DSLR Camera That Sees the World a Few Different Ways

As the sub-$1000, beginner DSLR camera's utility has been gradually been replaced by the rise of mirrorless cameras, the just-over $1000 DSLR market …

Numero: A Beautiful Pop-up Book of Numbers by Marion Bataille | Colossal

<p>Five years ago graphic artist and illustration Marion Bataille took the pop-up book world by storm with her incredible ABC 3D book. Bataille is back …

7 Bizarrely Fascinating Videos From a North Korean Travel Agency

It's hard not to feel a sense of simultaneous discomfort and awe while watching the fascinatingly bizarre YouTube channel of Koryo Tours, a …

The Privilege Tournament: The Terrible Two

Last week, sixty-four categories of non-privilege entered this arena. Today, only two remain. It is time for the final round of the Gawker Privilege …

65 Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

OK, "blow your mind" is a bit dramatic. But 65 Amazing Facts You'll Probably Enjoy and Likely Consider Mentioning to Your Friends didn't fit.<p>1. …

Ars takes a look at the tools of the surveillance trade

We also talk about the merits of purple and Google's new real-life delivery service.<p>This week, as revelations about the extent of National Security …

Novel kettle folds flat to slide into your back pocket

A foldable kettle might not be what you would call a life changing gadget but it could be a great travel companion for tea and coffee lovers. …

Industrial Designer

Avoid These Bad Study Habits to Actually Retain Information in School

Remembering details and information is tough for anyone, but when you're in college it pretty much becomes your job. So, why waste time with methods …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Amalfi Coast

How Your Memory Works (and Three Ways to Improve It)

How would you like to be able to recall the name of a client or associate you just met? How would you like to go to the bank and not fumble for your …

Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is …

The strange world of urban exploration http://t.gu.com/p3ADx Urban explorers scale skyscrapers, jump fences, lift manhole covers – and break the law. Robert Macfarlane joins fearless urbexer Bradley Garrett on a night-time jaunt, and discovers the thrills of this illicit and dangerous pastime