Megan Gorden

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Powerful Photographs Show The Daily Life of The Dinka People Of Southern Sudan

This stunning series of images by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher portrays the lives of the Dinka people, who herd cattle in South Sudan.<p>The Dinka …

Make It Wearable Part 3: Human Expression

Part 3 focuses on innovators using wearables to push fashion and clothing to their next frontiers.<p>When we last left off, our five part documentary series, <i>Make It Wearable</i> (in support of Intel's Make It Wearable challenge), dove into the possibilities for wearable technology to improve health and …

This Revolutionary Membrane Can Keep a Heart Beating Outside of the Body

You are looking at a thin, elastic membrane imprinted with an array of sensors and electrodes and designed to stretch over a heart. The cardiac …

Understanding Ukraine: The Problems Today and Some Historical Context

10 Things Really Smart People Are Scared Of

Drawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, John Brockman's newest book, <i>What Should We Be Worried About</i>, brings 150 of the world's greatest minds together to share the one thing about the present or the future that worries each of them the most. Here are the top 10 things that these really …

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Stereotypes and Bigotry in Science Fiction & Fantasy

(Image: CBS)<p>I recently ran across 2 interesting blog posts about how science fiction and fantasy often shove people into fixed categories because of …

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

Breather, A Network of Quiet, Private Spaces in Cities That Can Be Reserved and Unlocked via an App

Breather is a network of rooms specifically designed to provide a quiet, private location for relaxation or meetings in the midst of the madness of …

Art/Craft, Sculptures of Dinnerware Surgical Experiments

“Art/Craft” is a series of ceramic sculptures in which plates and mugs are presented as “surgical experiments in progress,” complete with peeled away …

North Korea's Still In The Dark, As Photos From Space Show

At Night, North Korea Disappears<p>Photos from space show that at night, North Korea is a huge, almost completely dark patch between its two prosperous neighbors, South Korea and China.<p>Pictures really do tell the story about how far behind economically North Korea is compared with its neighbors.<p>In …

Lynne Truss: 'When planning a novel: do not Google'

In her weekly column, Lynne Truss talks about the dangers of killing an idea simply by hitting 'search'<p>Before Christmas, I attended <b>a lecture given by Grayson Perry</b>. He addressed the question, “How does an artist choose the subject matter for their art?” having been asked this question one day, …

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15 Inaccuracies Found In Common Science Illustrations - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.48)

The Luminous Beaded Guns Of Sub-Saharan Africa

As African photographer Ralph Ziman astutely points out “Sub-Saharan Africa is awash in weapons. Countries that cannot feed, clothe or educate their …

Read Exponentially Faster With New App, Spritz, A Bookworm's Cloud Nine

This app could allow you to crush "Infinite Jest" in no time.<p><i>Images via Spritz</i><p>Thesis candidates and bookworms take notice: Spritz is a reading app that might finally allow you to crush <i>Infinite Jest</i> or those Russian classics in no time.<p>The patent-pending technology, which just premiered at the …

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If the World were Represented by 100 people this is What it Would Look Like

Earth’s population recently surpassed 7 billion people and that number is still growing. To comprehend the composition of our species 100people.org …

Gay Ugandans will face 'increased persecution' under new law

William Hague criticises tougher homosexuality law as President Yoweri Museveni claims Western groups "recruit" Ugandan children into homosexuality<p>Britain says new Bill that imposes life sentences for some gay sex acts is "deeply saddening and disappointing".<p>Uganda’s president approved a new law …

The Curious Case of the American Accent

THe following is an article from <i>Uncle John's Fully Loaded Bathroom Reader.</i><p>(Image credit: DrRandomFactor)<p><i>Hey youz! Whah do ‘Mericans have all</i> …

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<b>Moga drew this</b>, which I found on her Tumblr blog. I first thought, poor kid, wait until she drops that school block and picks up the debt block, plus …

So You’re Dating a Designer? Ten Things You Need to Know.

Melbourne-based creative studio Yoke recently came out with a hilarious series for anyone who's dating a designer. Yes, this list isn't for designers themselves, rather it's for the ones who have fallen head over heels in love with an actual designer. Not only has Yoke created some images that go …

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Adorable Animals Form Whimsical Alphabet Letters

London-based illustrator Marcus Reed developed this clever typography series in which animals look like the 26 letters of the alphabet. Drawing upon the creatures' natural shapes, colors, and movements, he beautifully blended different features together to form each character. A is for Alligator, J …

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The Mini Museum: A Desktop Museum with Dinosaur Fragments, Apollo 11 Spacecraft, the Moon, and More | Colossal

<p>For the past 35 years designer Hans Fex has been collecting some of the Earth’s most rare historical specimens including a fossil of a palm tree …

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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite China warnings

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - President Barack Obama held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday after warnings from Beijing that the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would “seriously damage” ties with Washington.<p>The private meeting lasted about an hour, …

Scientific Cutting Boards

Gerald and Summer operate Elysium Woodworks, a woodworking studio in Santa Rosa, California. They make custom <b>cutting boards with scientific themes</b>. …

Top 7 Unsolved Science Mysteries | News, Facts & Other Information You Love

The technological advancements we experienced over the last century have brought us many answers. However, even with all the technology, there are …

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Ancient Chinese City That Lies Beneath A Lake

(Images via Fubiz)<p>There’s a city in China that is sure to become the number one destination for scuba divers and adventure seekers from all over the …

Beautiful Gay Couples Photographed Around The World By Braden Summers

Love knows no boundaries – not age, race, religion or gender. In his “All Love Is Equal” photo series, New York-based photographer Braden Summers set …