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Stunning Vintage Photos Reveal The Brief Life Of Artist Eva Hesse

Even though the American artist's life was tragically cut short at 34, Hesse stood out in the 1960s for her use of discarded materials to create organic forms, while her predominately male contemporaries were making rigid minimalist sculpture.<p>A documentary set for release in April 2016, will reveal …

NFL Teams Are Now Practicing Plays in Virtual Reality

It's not just about selling more tickets to fans. The NFL is looking to use VR as a tool in practice to gain a competitive edge.<p>It was only a matter of time before professional sports got into the virtual reality game. Last week, for example, the NBA along with Turner Sports and NextVR broadcast …

The Week in Review: Fantasy Sports in the Hot Seat

Fantasy sports came under increased heat this week with an exposé in The New York Times detailing rampant sports gambling rings that often operate illegally. Since 2006, the U.S. government has prosecuted more than two dozen gambling rings that took in $10 billion in sports bets, according to the …

Fantasy Football

SprayPrinter turns your photos into graffiti you can print on your walls

Graffiti is one of the most vocal forms of art, and in recent times, it’s lost the taboo status it carried when the likes of Blek Le Rat started stencilling rats on the streets of Paris. It’s now appreciated worldwide, and practically become its own genre.<p>Actually creating something interesting, …

Wall Art

Meet the Coywolf, a Coyote and Wolf Hybrid with a Growing Population

It's a coyote, it's a wolf, it's a coywolf? This is the classification for the highly successful wolf-coyote-dog hybrid that has been rapidly expanding its population along the east coast of North America over the past century. The arrival of this carnivore marks the rare event of the creation of a …

Wildlife

First snowfall for Vancouver's North Shore Mountains

B.C.'s North Shore Mountains received their first dusting of snow for the ski season.<p>Grouse Mountain reported it received 5 centimetres of snow by 3 …

Portraits of Immigrants Arriving in the United States in the Early 1900s

Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay was the busiest immigrant inspection station in the United States at the dawn of the 20th century, with millions …

Game On: Gamblers Want Part of Rising E-Sports

Last month, surrounded by around 45,000 fans in a Seoul stadium built for the World Cup, Samsung White put the final dagger into Star Horn Royal Club's dreams, claiming a championship live on ESPN 3.<p>It was a sign that "League of Legends" — as well as other video games like "Dota 2" and "StarCraft …

Inside the Hunt for the 'Master Algorithm' of Artificial Intelligence

Pedro Domingos' book delves into the search for the machine learning system to end all machine learning.<p>For nearly 30 years, Pedro Domingos has been working within artificial intelligence communities, both as a researcher and a developer. In that time, the University of Washington professor has …

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Yahoo's first-ever live stream of an NFL game was a disaster for many

The NFL game in London between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills is the league's first game to ever be streamed live online by Yahoo and for many, the experience has been terrible so far.<p>Once we get past the idea of watching two unappealing teams on a smaller screen than usual and at …

Yahoo

How Drums & Bass Make the Song: Isolated Tracks from Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Pixies, The Beatles to Royal Blood

There may be no more critical interplay between two musicians in modern music than that between bassists and drummers. As jazz bassist Christian …

The Neuroscience of Bass: New Study Explains Why Bass Instruments Are Fundamental to Music

<i>Photo by Sebastiaan term Burg via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>At the lower range of hearing, it’s said humans can hear sound down to about 20 Hz, beneath which …

Music Production

More pitchers involved in gambling scandal in Japan baseball

TOKYO (AP) — A gambling scandal has hit Japanese professional baseball at the worst possible time.<p>Just days before Japan's version of the World …

Herbie Hancock new album Thundercat, Flying Lotus

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has his ear out for what’s current. Example? He’s jumped into the booth with Thundercat and Flying Lotus for his upcoming …

7 Things To Know Before You Travel Back In Time

Good news for Doctor Who fans, bad news for those who want to kill Hitler.

Moose Documentation Kit for Mobile and Web Projects

The Moose Documentation Kit from UIMint, a huge mockup set and documentation kit for diverse mobile and web projects.<p>With the Moose documentation kit …

Koko the Gorilla Adopts 2 Kittens to Fill Her Heart with the Joys of Motherhood

For her 44th birthday, Koko the gorilla received the present she'd long been waiting for–motherhood. The famous primate, known for her ability to master American Sign Language, has achieved a great deal in her life, but she never had the opportunity to be a mother. With the ability to communicate …

Cute Animals

Biodegradable "Bios Urn" Turn Deceased Loved Ones into a Tree

The creators of Bios Urn see death as a catalyst for new life, and with their eco-friendly product, the remains of a loved one can help fertilize a tree to bring a living organism into the world. Using 100% biodegradable materials, they've produced a special capsule that contains a seed, soil, and …

Biodegradation

When Frank Zappa & Miles Davis Played a Drug Dealer and a Pimp on Miami Vice

For all the neon-Ferrari-and-raw-silk garishness the show now seems to embody, <i>Miami Vice</i> (1984-1990) paid uncommon attention to cultural detail. …

David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

“David Bowie Is,” the extensive retrospective exhibit of the artist and his fabulous costumes, hit Toronto last Friday (see our post from earlier …

Four Franz Kafka Animations: Enjoy Creative Animated Shorts from Poland, Japan, Russia & Canada

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari thought of Kafka as an international writer, in solidarity with minority groups worldwide. Other scholars have …

The History of the Blues in 50 Riffs: From Blind Lemon Jefferson (1928) to Joe Bonamassa (2009)

If you’ve ever had any doubt, for some reason or other, that rock and roll descended directly from the blues, the video above, a history of the blues …

You Can Now Use Google Street View In Virtual Reality

By Way Of Google Cardboard<p>One of the more popular functions of Google Maps is Street View. When viewing a specific address using the traditional map view, Street View can be selected to get an actual look at what the street looks like through panoramic photography captured by Google's fleet of …

Virtual Reality

Canada’s first heated chairlift unveiled at Sunshine Village in Banff

CALGARY – A ski and snowboard resort in Banff will offer visitors a chance to ride on the first chairlift in Canada with heated seats.<p>Officials from …

Football pool winnings are no fantasy: Edmonton man scores $1M

When Jared Beisel was 12 years old, he stole his mother’s credit card to play online poker. He quickly rang up a $2,000 loss.<p>Thirteen years later, …

Edmonton

Millionaire sports gambler explains why regular guys are getting fleeced playing daily fantasy sports

Voulgaris has made a name for himself identifying patterns, locating edges, and developing models and algorithms to beat the sportsbooks.<p>According to ESPN, he had accumulated "a fortune" before turning 30, and routinely bet $1 million on NBA games in a single day.<p>Voulgaris was a guest on ESPN …

Fantasy Sports

Parabo Press Wants To Make Fine Art Prints More Accessible To Photographers With Affordable Printing Alternatives

Want to cover your walls in art, but the cost of actually doing so slowing the process down? The fine folks from Parabo Press (part of the trusted …

Art

This New York City worker just won’t stop answering the phone in a robot voice

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes: Sometimes they wear a cape. Sometimes they wear a mask. And sometimes, they are disgruntled city employees who refuse to stop talking like a robot on the telephone.<p>Last year, the New York City news site DNAinfo reported on the curious case of Ronald Dillon, a …

New York City