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Check Out These Mesmerizing GIFs That Are Like a Van Gogh Came to Life

(Image credit: Art by James R. Eads, Motion by The Glitch)<p>Van Gogh's brand of Post-Impressionism is remarkable for its inherent movement; this …

Digital Art

Jeremy England, the Man Who May One-Up Darwin

On a sunny afternoon, at a bustling cafe less than a mile from Stanford University’s campus, near Palo Alto, and more than 5,000 miles from his home, …

Yale University Releases 170,000 Incredible Photos Of The Great Depression

In a database called Photogrammar, Yale has just released 170,000 searchable photos of the Great Depression. Previously stored away in the government …

Great Depression

Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Chemistry Lab Found Hidden Behind Wall

Conservators working at the University of Virginia’s Rotunda have inadvertently uncovered a chemical hearth designed by Thomas Jefferson. The …

Have Scientists Learned Anything from Giving Drugs to Spiders?

Turns out the famous 1948 experiment tells us nothing about drugs, and a whole lot about spiders.<p>Back in 1995, my D.A.R.E. instructor used a series of old photos in a lesson. The first was a normal spider web, then there were several webs in various states of shittiness. The explanation: the spider …

Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds

Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’<p>Children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to a new study.<p>Academics from …

Religion

This Is Your Sex on Drugs

Some drugs can open you up to complete ecstasy, while others are complete boner killers.<p>"A lot of people use a lot of different drugs," Matthew Johnson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, recently told VICE. "And a lot of people have sex. You name the …

This Is Why Your Dreams Are So Intense When You Stop Smoking Weed

According to Dr Hans Hamburger, a resurgence of dreams happens because weed suppresses your REM sleep.<p><i>This article was originally published by VICE Netherlands</i><p>Maybe you, like me, decided at some point in your life that you'd had enough of smoking weed for a while. When you did, you probably …

The Worst Place in Minecraft

2b2t is billed as the largest, longest-running unaltered server in the game, a fantastical world full of possibility and horror, equal parts Rivendell and Mordor.<p>I occasionally imagine a gaming server network remaining hidden away after the bombs fall, unpowered but unharmed. Intergalactic visitors …

A Shipwreck With Treasure Worth Up to $17 Billion Was Discovered Near Colombia

On June 8, 1708, the San Jose was lost beneath the ocean. On November 27, 2015, it was found again.<p>Get your plundering gear together, because the colonial galleon <i>San Jose</i>, known to many as "the holy grail of shipwrecks," has been discovered off Colombia's Baru peninsula at a depth of 1,000 feet.<p>As …

Post-Human Particles Explode from a Data Glitch Matrix

The Dataists—Maggy Almao and Antoine Marroncles—give you a vision of the chaos inside the digital world.<p>Apophenia: it happens all the time. We see faces in the clouds, connections in phone numbers. Someday, when there's a visual component to mind transfer between our brains and computers, you can …

The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List

It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens …

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Defining artificial intelligence isn’t just difficult; it’s impossible, not the least because we don’t really understand human intelligence. …

After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, …

YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Reader,<p>As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great …

14 Questions About The Federal Reserve You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask

And fortunately, a big one is coming up today!<p>But for most people, the Federal Reserve invokes confusion, derision, or nausea.<p>Inspired by some other great "explainers" we've seen lately, here's the definitive Federal Reserve Q&A, answering all your questions shame free. Hopefully, this will help …

28 Rules for Fathers of Sons

Every once in a while I come across a real gem on someone else’s blog that I fall in love with. Yesterday I somehow wandered onto a blog post called</i> …

Oldest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered In Nepal May Push Back the Buddha's Birth Date

Excavations uncover a shrine dating to the sixth century B.C.<p><b>Time to push back the Buddha's birth date a century or so? Archaeologists may have uncovered evidence of the oldest Buddhist shrine yet discovered, dating to around 550 B.C.</b><p><b>Located at Nepal's Lumbini pilgrimage center, the legendary site</b> …

Cannabis: The Central Practice of Terence McKenna’s Life

"I wish in a way that I could get a slightly better grip on my cannabis use, because I think the real way to do cannabis is like once a week, by yourself, in silent darkness, with the strongest stuff you can get, and then immense amounts of it."<p><i>GIF by Dan Stuckey</i><p>Terence McKenna smoked cannabis for …

25 Ways to Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?'

This year, Simon is in fourth grade and Grace is in first grade, and I find myself asking them every day after school, "So how was school today?"<p>And every day I get an answer like "fine" or "good," which doesn't tell me a whole lot.<p>AND I WANT TO KNOW A WHOLE LOT!!!!<p>Or at least get a full sentence. …

Parenting

The New Dad’s Guide to Surviving Your Wife

<b>1. If you’re going to be late coming home don’t wait until the last minute to tell her.</b> Remember when you’d have to do chin ups and you knew you had …

Godless Parents Are Doing a Better Job

Hate to break it to you, Bible thumpers: Parents who raise their kids without religion are doing just fine, studies say, possibly even better. …

What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam’s follow-up book to <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>, aptly titled <i>What the Most Successful</i> …

Time Management

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

Singularity

Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense

For Sunspring's exclusive debut on Ars, we talked to the filmmakers about collaborating with an AI.<p>Ars is excited to be hosting this online debut of</i> …

York University

Ancestral Remains of Mysterious ‘Hobbit’ Species Uncovered on Indonesian Island

Bones and teeth belonging to the ancestors of the short-statured human lineage known as “the Hobbits” have been discovered on the Indonesian island …

Mr. Robot: Mind as Computer

Mind as Computer: Subjective Realities and the Programmable Min<b>d</b><p><b>Intro:</b><p>The most common portrayals of computer hacking and engineering seek to remove …

Mental Health

Korea will pay to move your startup to Seoul — and why you should let them

<i>This sponsored post is produced by K-Startup Grand Challenge.</i><p>At the start of 2015, I did something that would have seemed insane ten years earlier: I launched a startup in Seoul, Korea, as a Brit.<p>When I arrived in Korea in 2004, the nation was developing very rapidly, but it wasn’t seen as the …

Startups