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These Stunning, Simple Posters Tell The Story Of The Syrian Revolution

“As a Syrian artist, that was naturally considered as a duty,” Cachoux says. “Every Syrian has to contribute to help the Syrian population that is …

Colorful Portraits of Attendees at the London Tattoo Convention

Tattoo conventions are events where people can check out new artists or even get tattooed by one of them while there. If you attend, you’re bound to see some interestingly-adorned individuals walking around the showroom floor. Photographer Andy Lo Pò captured the portraits of some of the people who …

From bop to żal: how jazz became the voice of freedom in Poland

‘No dictatorship can tolerate jazz,” the pianist and bandleader Dave Brubeck told a Polish audience in 1958, when he and his quartet became the first American jazz musicians to perform behind the Iron Curtain. “It is the first sign of a return to freedom.”<p>Brubeck played 12 concerts in seven cities …

Your science questions answered

Q Given the fact that the atom consists mainly of empty space and glass has a much higher density than paper, why is it that I can’t look through a sheet of paper but easily through centimetre-thick glass? asks Thoralf Schubert<p>A As Professor Philip Moriarty from the University of Nottingham …

Kim Jong-un even more dangerous than father, former bodyguard warns

Defector Lee Young-guk says brutality of Kim Jong-il’s regime will be surpassed by his son<p>Kim Jong-un will prove an even more brutal leader of North Korea than his father, Kim Jong-il, the late dictator’s bodyguard has warned.<p>Lee Young-guk, who defected to South Korea, said that Kim Jong-un, who …

Sebastian Bergne's Fiction bookstand creates the illusion of floating books

Books stored on this metal stand by London designer Sebastian Bergne hide the supporting structure so they appear to prop each other up or hover in …

iOS 8 vs Android 5.0 Lollipop Review: Material Difference

This week Google announced the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the most radical design overhaul of Android since it launched in late 2008. Six weeks ago Apple announced iOS 8, one of the most exciting and expansive releases of iOS since it debuted in 2007 (under the name ‘Mobile OS X’). It is now …

Mikhail Gorbachev: world on brink of new cold war over Ukraine

Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that tensions between the US and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new cold war.<p>The former leader of the Soviet Union said: “We must make sure that we get the tensions that have arisen recently under control.”<p>The call comes amid a warning from the …

Art Still Offers Hope: My Interview With Peter Seibt

<i>Artist, Peter Seibt</i><p>We may all be familiar with the critiques of the art world. It is a world more concerned about manipulating and controlling the monetary price of art than about the <i>value</i> of art.<p>According to Allison Schrager, "To understand why [the art world is manipulated], you must first …

This Simple Machine/Art Installation Turns Coke Into Clean Drinking Water

The distillation machine, which Smits built with the help of Synthetic Organic Chemistry students at the University of Amsterdam, was debuted last …

Here's The Crazy Physics You Need To Know To Understand 'Interstellar'

Christopher Nolan's latest mind-trip "Interstellar" will be premiering in theaters across the country on Friday, Nov. 7. No doubt, the film is the strangest cinematic experience you will have had since Nolan's "Inception."<p>But unlike "Inception," the visually-gripping film "Interstellar" is based on …

Up your insult game by taking lessons from Skeletor’s best put-downs

Noted life coach and faceless skeleton man Skeletor was not always a quiet font of self-affirmation and love. In the past, when his focus was less on …

A Disaster Preparedness Kit Designed To Display On A Bookshelf, So It’s Always In Reach

That’s why a new kit from Japanese design firm Nosigner exists to be easily accessible. It’s small enough to fit on a bookshelf, and it looks good …

The Main Hong Kong Protest Site Is a Perfect Anarchist Collective

Billy Fong is out of a job.<p>Until recently, this high school student had found a purpose helping Hong Kong’s demonstrators over the high median …

Is the Internet broken, and can it even be fixed?

Our modern global communications infrastructure still relies on core principles that were defined when the Internet had only a few thousand users.<p>We have faster computers, more storage space, and more people using the network, but worryingly, some of the key assumptions haven't changed.<p>As an …

A sneak peek at 'Sequel,' an art show of movie sequels that never were

Before “tentpole” and “franchise” became two of Hollywood’s favorite words, sequels were far less common than they are now. But let’s say they …

Molly Crabapple's 15 rules for creative success in the Internet age

1. The number one thing that would let more independent artists exists in America is a universal basic income. The number one thing that has a …

This London Bar’s Cocktail Menu Is A Gorgeous Pop-Up Book

A good cocktail isn’t just about the taste, or the alcohol content. It’s the peacock tail of drinks: it’s all about the look and the flair. That’s why a description or even a picture can’t do a well-designed cocktail justice. To properly get a feel for it, you’ve got to see it in 3-D.<p>That’s what’s …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

Peter Jackson Explains How The Crazy Barrel Scene In 'The Hobbit' Sequel Came Together

There's a scene about an hour into "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" where hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) saves a group of dwarves after they're captured and imprisoned by the Elvenking Thranduil (Lee Pace).<p>Bilbo sets the dwarf clan free so they can continue on their three-movie journey to …

Movies

The Internet Arcade puts 900 classic games right in your web browser

The weekend's winding down, and sure, you could flip on your PlayStation or Xbox and play a few mindless rounds of <i>Call of Duty</i>, but why don't you spin up a real <i>classic</i> instead? Thanks to the new Internet Arcade, an astounding 900 coin-operated arcade games from the ‘70s and ‘80s are free to play …

The Big Bang -- 3 Min. Cheat Sheet To Show Anti-Science Folks

From the Science Channel:<p><i>We are still experiencing the afterglow of the big bang today — 13.7 billion years after the event.</i><p>Of course, it has to be …