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Gaming is my safe space: Gender options are important for the transgender community

Gaming and the virtual world were really my only outlets to be myself before I came out as a transgender woman.<p>There were fewer games with female protagonists or the option to play as a female character a decade ago, but I took what I could get.<p>I know I spent a lot of time playing the original Tomb …

Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere?

Justice Anthony Kennedy has more power than any president or justice in history to decree the law of the land. Agree with him or not, there is …

Photographer Reveals Beautiful Landscapes and Rich Cultures

After getting a glimpse of medical professional-turned-photographer Weerapong Chaipuck‘s stunning series of travel and landscape photography, we knew we had to share a little bit more from his growing collection–ones that have more of a personal touch, featuring the wonderful people he's met along …

Photography

Brooklyn Neighborhoods Reduced To Code, Then Mapped Onto Stylish Scarves

How best to tell the world that you live in the hippest borough known to man? Perhaps a tattoo of the Brooklyn Bridge? Oversized ’80s-style spectacles?<p>If those accessories just seem <i>so</i> obvious, fear not. These scarves from retailer The Brooklyn Block take a way subtler tack. The designers–an …

Brooklyn

7 Of The Best Error Messages On The Internet

Microsoft has long had trouble with the hardware of its otherwise (extremely) successful Xbox gaming consoles, from hard drive failures in the original Xbox to the now-infamous “Red Ring of Death” in its sophomore Xbox 360 to an easily broken disk drive in the new Xbox. But an easy and, dare we …

Windows Phone

This Intersection Could Save Cyclists’ Lives

Protected bike lanes shouldn’t stop just before an intersection.<p>Hopping on a bike may be the happiest way to get to work, but it’s not an entirely safe way. More than 700 cyclists were killed in traffic in the U.S. in 2012, according to recently released data from the National Highway Traffic …

Traffic Safety

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes | Colossal

<p>Several months ago we featured a photographic series called Time is a Dimension by artist Qi Wei Fong that depicted layered collages of landscapes …

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Lego

Fun Gif Entries in Motion Photography Prize Competition

Here at My Modern Met, we're big fans of cleverly animated gifs, so we were more than excited when we saw that Saatchi Art and Saatchi Gallery have teamed up with Google+ to create the inaugural Motion Photography Prize. Photographers from all over the world are invited to submit one motion photo …

Photography

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Fantastical Wooden Sculptures Act as Symbols of Compassion

In his personal sculpture garden, Australian artist Bruno Torfs crafts wooden figures that live in the forest. Embracing fantasy, his life-sized works feature delightfully unusual characters. We see things like a bearded wizard carrying an armful of tiny creatures and a young princess riding a …

Art

Drawings by Stefan Zsaitsits

Drawings by Stefan Zsaitsits<p>More drawings of strange characters with their faces obscured alluding to some sort of delusion which makes them …

The Bookworm, 1850 Canvas Replica Painting: Small buy: http://amzn.to/1f5F6TN

Effortless Oven-Baked Espresso, Cocoa, and Chili-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I've never understood why people don't grill year-round; I love to. But this year, Chicago has been struck with a particularly unpleasant winter. I literally can't make it out to my snow-mounded Weber right now. Fortunately, these ribs offer the next …

Double The Fun: Monkeys Control Two Virtual Arms With Just Their Thoughts

It's yet another step toward creating lifelike, mind-controlled prosthetics for those who have lost use of their limbs.<p>Those old Doublemint chewing gum ads got it right: Two is better than one. That's the idea behind a new study, published today, that showed off a system that hooked up monkeys' …

The Brain

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in genetically blocking two proteins that control the …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Black Holes