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MS Paint, redone in Javascript

Isaiah Odhner has recreated MS Paint in javascript. JS Paint! You can try it out here -- and the code's on his Github account. This is too much fun. …

JavaScript

The Story Of One Man’s Quest to Save Old RPGs (and Let You Play Them)

If you’re headed to PAX West this year, you may want to take some time to visit the Olive 8 Hotel’s Third Floor. Tucked away in a few of those rooms …

David Jones obituary

David Jones, who has died aged 79, was a physical chemist and writer who, through his columns under the pseudonym Daedalus, entertained readers of New Scientist, Nature and the Guardian for more than 30 years. His ideas for inventions started from secure principles and wove a plausible tale through …

Newcastle University

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

'Star Trek' at 50: The theme song has lyrics. No, really!

For those who grew up with syndicated UHF programming, the opening to "Star Trek" is about as indelible as it gets.<p>With delicate orchestral flickers framing an introduction that begins with William Shatner's stentorian narration "Space… the final frontier," the familiar, one-minute theme gallops on …

Science Fiction

Meet the Man Who Raised Millions Crafting D&D Dungeons

Stefan Pokorny walks us through how he makes dungeons for Dungeons & Dragons.<p>If you build it, they will play.<p>For Stefan Pokorny, said buildings are castles and caverns, cities and sewers. But he's not building them for people to walk through or to have displayed in museums. He's crafting them for …

Charlie Jane Anders on 5 books that wonderfully combine sci-fi and fantasy

<i>With Reading List,</i> The A.V. Club <i>asks one of our favorite pop-culture creators to describe a list of reading materials that are tied together by a</i> …

Science Fiction

New evidence suggests a ninth planet lurking at the edge of the solar system

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that they have found new evidence of a giant icy planet lurking in the darkness of our solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. They are calling it "Planet Nine."<p>Their paper, published in the Astronomical Journal, …

Science

The $9 Computer Is Shipping Today

The $9 CHIP computer is shipping. According to Dave Rauchwerk, CEO of Next Thing Co., single units will go out to early backers in 5 to 9 days; additional orders will arrive in December. But if you backed the project at the Kernel Hacker Backer level on Kickstarter, you will receive two CHIP …

Raspberry Pi

16 Old-School Internet Acronyms: How Many Can You Recognize?

<i>How is language evolving on the Internet? In this series on internet linguistics, Gretchen McCulloch breaks down the latest innovations in online</i> …

Recut Version of Darren Aronofsky's THE FOUNTAIN Uses Graphic Novel as Inspiration

Douglas Bourgeois on His Trippy, Musician-Filled Paintings

I asked him about his life in southern Louisiana and why he decided to paint Lana Del Rey and Bobby Womack singing together on the moon.<p>​ A New Place to Dwell<i>, by Douglas Bourgeois. All images courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery</i><p>With 18 different venues spread throughout New Orleans from small arts …

The History of Women in Geek Culture Should Not Be Overlooked

<i>Gamer Dominique Villanueva in still from the The Doubleclick’s music video “Nothing to Prove.”</i><p>There is a strange and pervasive cultural myth that …

Feminism

An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City | Colossal

<p>The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was built gradually—building on top of building—over time. Without a single architect, the ungoverned and most …

The Ingenuity and Beauty of Creative Parchment Repair in Medieval Books | Colossal

<p>Another day, another collection of fascinating discoveries from medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel who previously introduced the internet to his …

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell | Colossal

<p>Nashville-based artist and illustrator Drew Tyndell creates these looping animations which he paints frame by frame in Photoshop. He was first …

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Disparaging Catcalls Transformed Into Delicate Needleworks

<i>You Are My Duchess</i> is a provocative collection of handcrafted textiles in which catcalls have been transformed into a delicate art form. Created by Brooklyn-based Elana Adler, the project depicts certain phrases that were shouted out towards the artist in a fleeting moment along the streets, but …

Art

Silent Partners; Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure Is You review – from mannequins to life models

Fitzwilliam museum, Cambridge White Cube Bermondsey, London A riveting show at the Fitzwilliam looks at the use and – abuse – of mannequins in art, while Tracey Emin’s words and images find a new harmony<p>Walter Sickert saw the strange half-life of mannequins straight away. In need of a model who …

"Coffee Jerks," An Examination of '50s and '60s Coffee Ads

Shaun Clayton made an amazing video in 2011, compiling incredibly sexist moments from old TV ads for, of all things, <i>coffee</i>. Clayton wrote, "I took a …

This Woman Can Sing Multiple Notes At Once

What singer Anne-Maria Hefele is performing is a style of overtone singing, and it's one of the most otherworldly sounding things I've ever heard. …

Welcome to Colon, Magic Capital of the World

On a high school auditorium stage in front of a packed house on the evening of August 6th, a goth magician named Dan Sperry dressed in ripped black jeans and platform boots swallowed a few razor blades, then pulled them from his mouth daisy-chained on a string. He picked up a grotesque baby doll, …

Anonymous Gods: The faces of deities captured, and blurred, by Google Street View

Artist Marion Balac has collected images of iconic statues captured by Google Street View, which automatically tries to blur out what it recognizes …

Dreadnoughtus, A Newly Discovered Supermassive Dinosaur, By The Numbers

A newly discovered dinosaur named <i>Dreadnoughtus schrani</i> has laid claim to the title of world's largest terrestrial animal, thanks to the recovery of …

Paleontology

The Spellbinding Mathematical GIFs Of Dave Whyte

The brain-bending animations of Dave "my name is david and i make gifs" Whyte are among the most captivating we've ever seen.<p>Whyte, a Dublin-based …

GIF Animations

Dietary Experiment Claims to Successfully Extend Human Vision Into Near Infrared

<i>Update: Since we published this, a reader and retinal neuroscientist wrote up a rebuttal, explaining why this couldn’t possibly work in humans. Click</i> …

A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

When you think about a sentence, you usually think about words — not lines. But sentence diagramming brings geometry into grammar.<p>If you weren't taught to diagram a sentence, this might sound a little zany. But the practice has a long — and controversial — history in U.S. schools.<p>And while it was …