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Mad Magazine's Al Feldstein dies at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Before "The Daily Show," ''The Simpsons" or even "Saturday Night Live," Al Feldstein helped show America how to laugh at authority and giggle at popular culture.<p>Millions of young baby boomers looked forward to that day when the new issue of Mad magazine, which Feldstein ran for 28 …

Construction workers unearth legendary cache of Atari games in New Mexico desert

According to urban legend, a massive stockpile of Atari gear — including truckloads of the notoriously awful game <i>E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial</i> — has laid buried in a New Mexico landfill for over thirty years. Today, that story is no longer a myth. Construction crews have uncovered copies of the Atari …

New Cosmic Distance Measurement Points the Way to Elusive Dark Energy

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—More galaxies are separated by about 490 million light-years than by any other large distance, astronomers have found in the …

Dark Matter

Mysterious Light Associated with Earthquakes Now Linked to Geologic Rift Zones

A new catalog of earthquake lights—mysterious glows sometimes reported before or during seismic shaking—finds that they happen most often in …

Geology

Coursera releases iPhone app for MOOCs

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Coursera has built a name for itself by providing MOOCs (massive open online courses) in a variety of subjects to practically …

eLearning

Check Out The Balls On This Texas Man’s Craigslist Ad For His Jeep Wrangler

Unfortunately, the above screen shot, captured by the folks at 102.3 Blake FM, is all that remains of one of the truest macho, testosterone-fueled Craigslist car ads that we’ll see this year. Whether or not the McKinney, Texas man behind it sold his beloved Jeep Wrangler Sahara is only known to him …

The 50 greatest animal photobombs of all time

COOPERSTOWN has the Baseball Hall of Fame. Springfield, its Basketball Hall of Fame. And the Internet has…this: the 50 greatest animal photobombs of …

Hall of Fame

6 Buildings That Look Like Vaginas

Yesterday, Zaha Hadid released her design for Qatar’s new World Cup Stadium. Everyone freaked out because it looks like a vagina. What other architects have defied the phallic building norm?<p>Zaha Hadid sent shockwaves over the Internet yesterday when she released her design for Qatar’s new World Cup …

MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

The Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels.<p>We live in an age of touch-screen interfaces, but what will the UIs of the future look like? Will they continue to be made up of ghostly pixels, or will they be made of atoms that you can reach …

MIT Media Lab

This Typography Visualizes What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic

A new book called I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic illustrates a common learning disability through clever graphic design.<p>Since he was a child, British graphic designer Sam Barclay has struggled with dyslexia–-along with 10% to 15% of the population. To help combat the widespread …

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

Drunk Dial Congress website thrives as government shutdown drags on

Website set up by mobile advertising company connects callers, sober or not, with congressmen's essential employees<p>"Mad at Congress over the shutdown? Have a drink and tell them."<p>This is the simple recommendation put forward by the website Drunk Dial Congress, which provides a service to connect …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Guardian Style Guide author David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that 'correct' isn't always best. Here are the 10 grammar laws you no longer need to check<p>• Plus: five rules you should remember • What pop music can teach you about building sentences • A few …