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How to Build Your Own “Spotify Model”

It is early 2011 and you are the CTO of Spotify. You’re staring out of the window of a coffee bar in a snowy and dark Stockholm. It has been an …

NASA craft discovers heart shape on Pluto as flyby nears

The dwarf planet is also dotted with bright points which may be ice caps, and a mysterious dark shape nicknamed "The Whale."<p>"We're at the 'man in the moon' stage of viewing Pluto," said John Spencer of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.<p>"It's easy to imagine you're seeing …

Read Previously Unknown George Harrison Letter From 1966

A previously unreleased letter that George Harrison wrote to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in May of 1966 reveals that the Beatles seriously contemplated …

Jeff Tweedy, Dan Deacon, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith Discuss Krautrock in New Documentary

Noisey have shared a new episode of their "Under the Influence" documentary series that focuses on krautrock. The 30-minute video explores the genre's influence, and it features interviews with Jeff Tweedy, Dan Deacon, Interpol's Daniel Kessler, plus members of Can, Neu!, Föllakzoid, and others. It …

New Historical Portraits on Flattened Cans by Kim Alsbrooks | Colossal

<p>Kim Alsbrooks (previously) began painting historical portraits on crushed cans in 2004 while living in the South. The series “<i>My White Trash Family</i>” …

Artist Sean Yoro Paints Meticulous Seaside Murals While Balancing on His Paddle Board | Colossal

<p>Riding atop a paddle board, artist Sean Yoro (aka Hula), paints murals while floating on the waves, placing his works just above sea level. The …

New York's twin towers – the 'filing cabinets' that became icons of America: a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 40

Cities,New York,New York,September 11 2001,Ground Zero,Architecture,Art and design,United States,US news<p>In their absence, the towers of the original World Trade Center remain extraordinarily powerful symbols of the city of New York – and America’s unbridled capitalist ambition<p>In the depths of the …

Making Sense of Björk

What MoMA gets right and wrong in its controversial exhibition on the Icelandic pop icon<p>Emerging country-mouse-ishly into the turbid arcades of Penn Station, on a trip to the city to see the Björk exhibition at MoMA, I stare for a beat too long at the damp-looking man jolting past me with …

The 17 Best Letterman Musical Performances Ever

Since he debuted <i>Late Night with David Letterman</i> in February 1982 on NBC, David Letterman has introduced the world to countless new artists and …

Exposure of US population to extreme heat could quadruple by mid-century

US residents' exposure to extreme heat could increase four- to six-fold by mid-century, due to both a warming climate and a population that's growing …

Hacking the Brain

How we might make ourselves smarter in the future<p>The perfectibility of the human mind is a theme that has captured our imagination for centuries—the notion that, with the right tools, the right approach, the right attitude, we might become better, smarter versions of ourselves. We cling to myths …

The Brain

Coping with water scarcity: Effectiveness of water policies aimed at reducing consumption evaluated

Southern California water agencies have turned to new pricing structures, expanded rebate programs and implemented other means to encourage their …

Events that mark Arctic warming

The Arctic is warming at an alarming rate – and if anyone was in any doubt, there was a milestone event last month that attracted surprisingly little attention.<p>For the first time, a cargo ship sailed without an icecutter escort through the treacherous waters of the Northwest Passage, from …

Amazing ColorUp LED Lamp Can Match the Color of Any Surface

The amazing ColorUp lamp can mimic any color from a surface or physical object, allowing you to customize your lighting again and again to fit the …

Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study

The rise in sea levels seen over the past century is unmatched by any period in the past 6,000 years, according to a lengthy analysis of historical sea level trends.<p>The reconstruction of 35,000 years of sea level fluctuations finds that there is no evidence that levels changed by more than 20cm in …

New satellite maps show polar ice caps melting at 'unprecedented rate'

Scientists reveal Greenland and Antarctica losing 500 cubic kms of ice annually, reports Climate News Network<p>German researchers have established the height of the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps with greater precision than ever before. The new maps they have produced show that the ice is melting …

The day the music died | Financial Times

“My life has improved so much since I stopped doing interviews,” Robert Fripp says. So why is the prog rock legend and guitar maestro giving us his …