Michael Kenning

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Lion Elevator Restored at Rome's Gladiator Colosseum

ROME, Italy – An ancient elevator that carried lions and other animals into Rome’s Colosseum for fights with gladiators has been restored by experts.<p>The manually-operated hoist was used to raise wild animals into the amphitheater in the 1st and 3rd centuries A.D.<p>Restoration of the device — one of …

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Insults Native Americans While Talking to Indian Americans

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., having just entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer, put her foot in her mouth on Saturday with a racist gesture.<p>While talking to a group of Indian Americans — people with links to India — the politician was captured on cell …

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

Art

Architizer

Farm & Field Lockback Pocket Knives

Sometimes super practical tools come in super cool packages. The Farm & Field Lockback pocket knife is a well-built, medium-sized, versatile knife …

Confessions Of A Ramen Master

Taka Igo, executive chef at Santouka, explains why he wouldn’t want to do anything else with his life. Despite the damage to his love-life.<p>While working on her story on the American ramen revolution, <i>Fast Company</i> contributing writer Elizabeth Segran spoke with Taka Igo, executive chef at the …

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Biomedicine

American missionary kidnapped

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> An American missionary in Nigeria has been kidnapped in what authorities call a "purely criminal" act.<p>Kogi state Police Commissioner Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi says five men kidnapped the woman from her workplace and are demanding a ransom of 60 million Naira ($301,500).<p>The Free …

Africa

The NSA and its allies stole the keys to your phone's security

It's some real Ocean's Eleven s***<p>A new report by <i>The Intercept</i> details a stunning heist made by US and UK spies that has given intelligence agencies the ability to break through the privacy of smartphone communications. The report claims that the NSA and GCHQ successfully hacked the network of …

Surveillance

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

What you learn by comparing Snapchat to other companies worth $19 billion

A company is worth whatever people will pay for its shares. That price is presumably based on future expectations for sales, profit, cash flow, and the like—but often, these “fundamentals” take a back seat to other purported measures of value.<p>With that in mind, consider the rumors that …

Social Media

Google is giving companies a break on security disclosures

Google's Project Zero is supposed to goad companies into patching software security flaws before they pose a threat, but that's not exactly how the effort has panned out. As Apple and Microsoft will tell you, the strict 90-day disclosure deadline sometimes leaves developers scrambling to finish …

9 Apps That Can Change the Way You Work

Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making it faster, easier and cheaper than ever to do business on a global scale.<p>But with a new year in front of us, productivity is top of mind for entrepreneurs, as is doing …

Apps

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

When Mark Twain roasted Winston Churchill: Two master wits on the same stage

<b>(Wikimedia/AP)</b><p>The young Brit was not expecting to be schooled by Twain — but it was a rare moment when America did not love him<p>Thomas Maier<p>November 30, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Nov. 30 marks the 140th birthday of the famous British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965), whose leadership during World …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: 'I've made billions of dollars of failures'

Amazon’s Fire phone, dubbed a “shopping machine,” is a flop. The device, which the company introduced in June, led to a $170 million write-down last …

Uber reportedly gave a job applicant full access to customer travel records

Companies court potential employees all the time with things like lavish meals, tickets to concerts and sporting events, and much, much more. In the case of Uber, it seems one of those perks was a look behind the curtain of its operations. Citing an anonymous source, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports that …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

What you need to know about the Florida-UConn Final Four game

The last time these two teams met, Shabazz Napier’s buzzer-beating jumper gave UConn a 65-64 victory. That just so happened to be Florida’s last loss, as the Gators have rattled off 30 consecutive victories. UConn has been far from perfect since the last meeting but is riding a wave of momentum …

Personal Branding by Leonardo Gubbioni

Personal Identity Design.<p>Leonardo Gubbioni is a graphic design student based in Terni, Italy. He graduated in 2010 in “Advertising Techniques” at the …

MOTH Origami Lampshade

<i>Moth</i> is a simple and beautiful lampshade. Handmade from folded paper, it’s designed by <b>Studio Snowpuppe</b>.<p><b>Moth Origami Lampshade</b>, $64.00<br>Available in …

The Homesick Texan's Family Table

• <b>Author:</b> Lisa Fain<p><b>From beloved food blogger Lisa Fain, aka the Homesick Texan, comes this follow-up to her wildly popular debut cookbook, featuring more than 125 recipes for wonderfully comforting, ingredient-driven Lone Star classics that the whole family will love.</b><p>Nobody knows and loves Texan food …

On the Internet, every day is April Fools' Day

Livr, the social network for drunk people, had all the trimmings of an ascendant tech start-up. A slick promotional video featuring two Eisenbergian CEOs. A hip Web site littered with buzzwords and trademarks. Press releases. Stickers. Posters. T-shirts. An auspicious, grass-roots buzz that began …

Astrophysicist Mario Livio on the "Brilliant Blunders" That Changed Our Understanding of the Universe - Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers — Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers | PBS

<i>We all make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect. Not even some of the greatest geniuses in history, as Mario Livio tells us in part one of this excerpt from</i> …