Jim Gianakis

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The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune

The way the lawyer William Timmons described the case, it was practically a newsreel melodrama, with a helpless widow being menaced by a heartless tycoon. The story began with the widow, whose name is Yolanda Signorelli von Braunhut. She is a onetime heir to the considerable fortune still generated …

Taco Bell

All about Go, the ancient game in which AI bested a master

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rules of Go, the ancient Chinese board game that is the stage for a man-vs-machine battle this week, are beautifully …

Artificial Intelligence

Hall of mirrors: Thom Browne curates a reflective world for the Cooper Hewitt

One of the perennial highlights on the exhibition calendar of New York’s Cooper Hewitt museum is its ‘Selects’ series. For these small shows, the museum asks a design world luminary to respond to its 210,000-object collection, interpreting the material along a theme of the guest curator’s …

Heartbreaking Photos of an Unbroken Sea of Tires [Exclusive]

Spanish artist Pejac captures images of environmental devastation in a riveting new photo series.<p>The desolate image of environmental havoc above is real—no CGI, no Photoshop, no illusions. It's a simple mixture of art direction and the scourge of human waste.<p>In 2013, Spanish artist Pejac …

BERNANKE: Here’s why the Federal Reserve is paying banks to do nothing with their cash

Why is the Fed paying interest on bank reserves?<p>Reserves are deposits banks have at the Federal Reserve; some are required by law to be held against checking deposits, but banks also hold reserves at the Fed in excess of requirements. Importantly, the amount of Fed deposits held by the banking …

8 red flags that make you more likely to get audited by the IRS

Fortunately, your chances of being audited by the Internal Revenue Service are pretty slim. Less than 1 percent of taxpayers were audited in 2014. The number of audits is expected to decline even further this year after budget cuts prevented the agency from replacing retiring auditors. Funding for …

Geography of Genius: You can’t teach creative thinking.

<i>This article is part of</i> <i>Future Tense</i><i>, a collaboration among</i> <i>Arizona State University</i><i>,</i> <i>New America</i><i>, and</i> <b>Slate</b><i>. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Eric Weiner will</i> …

This Drug-Fueled, Multimillion-Dollar Supermodel Snowpocalypse Has Been Fashion's Best-Kept Secret Since '77

The epic, never-before-told story behind possibly the greatest fashion emergency in history and a daring, near-deadly escape.<p>The SUV came to an abrupt stop.<p>It was July of 1977. A crew from Neiman Marcus had come to the Andes mountains, near the border of Chile and Argentina, to scout locations for …

South America

Is this the first Instagram masterpiece?

Amalia Ulman’s spoof selfies tricked thousands – and made her the toast of the art world. She talks to Alastair Sooke<p>In April 2014, a young Argentinian-born artist called Amalia Ulman uploaded an image on her Instagram feed. It consisted of the phrase “Part I”, in black letters against white, …

Social Media

This Instagram artist takes better selfies than you

For 28-year-old, Silicon Valley-based artist Michele Bisaillon there’s never been a better time to be alive than in the age of Instagram. Sharing her life via the internet since she was a teenager spending lunch breaks trawling through Livejournal – thanks to social media, Bisaillon’s work has …

This Vintage-Inspired Cosmetics Brand Is Winning Big With Hollywood Makeup Artists

Meet the small, California-based brand that's got Lady Gaga's makeup artist buzzing.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>7466<p>Meet the small, …

TRUMP: You've got to give that 'maniac' in North Korea some credit

"If you look at North Korea, this guy, I mean, he's like a maniac, OK? And you've got to give him credit. How many young guys — he was like 26 or 25 when his father died — take over these tough generals," Trump said in Ottumwa, Iowa.<p>The Republican presidential front-runner said Kim's willingness to …

North Korea

The fastest-growing gym in America has $10 memberships and gives out free pizza, bagels, and candy

There's luxury gym chain Equinox with its diehard gym rats and the mid-level Town Sports Clubs.<p>Then, on the other end of the spectrum, there's Planet Fitness, which went public this summer — just when SoulCycle announced it would file for an IPO.<p>Yet these two fitness setups couldn't be structured …

Donald Trump and T-Mobile's CEO clashed on Twitter, and things got ugly

In one corner, folks, we have an outspoken businessman running for president. In the other, the outspoken CEO of T-Mobile.<p>Grab some popcorn, because …

Wall Street is deeply confused about Tesla

The numbers were more or less in line with expectations: Tesla brought in what was expected and lost slightly more than anticipated.<p>CEO Elon Musk and his management team guided a bit lower on deliveries for the full year: 55,000 vehicles was the number in early 2015, but that dropped to between …

The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon

Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud.<p>What exactly are these companies selling? Who's buying it? And why is one company that wasn't even in enterprise …

Amazon Web Services

Instagram Star Quits, Reveals How Photos Are Edited, Contrived, and Paid For

<b>Update</b>: O’Neil has apparently deleted all of her social media content, including the video and photos that were originally in this post.<p>18-year-old …

Incredibly Detailed Miniaturized Rooms Meticulously Reconstruct Actual Film Sets

At first glance, these elaborate rooms appear as normal, everyday places. Once you look closer, however, you'll see that a human hand easily dwarfs the architecture and everything is on a minuscule scale. They're part of the Muse Miniature et Cinma in Lyon, France, a five-story museum that contains …

Miniature

MORGAN STANLEY: Here are 36 stocks that should thrive no matter what

But even if the markets and economy as a whole were to turn, there will continue to be growth stories here and there that'll deliver no matter what.<p>These are the secular growth stories.<p>On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley released its annual list of secular growth stocks.<p>"To build this Secular Growth Stocks …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Banksy's Dismaland theme park brings $30M boost to depressed UK town

An anarchic amusement park by street artist Banksy that mocked capitalism and consumer culture has brought an economic boom to a faded British seaside town.<p>Banksy's Dismaland "bemusement park" transformed a derelict outdoor swimming pool in Weston-Super-Mare into a macabre parody of a theme park, …

How Elizabeth Holmes' Billion-Dollar Drug Company, Theranos, Won by Playing the Long Game | Inc.com

Steve Jobs had massive ambition, but Holmes's is arguably larger. While revolutionizing consumer technology is formidable, Holmes believes her company will actually save lives. Her diagnostic lab test upstart is aiming to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and to help grow it by another $125 billion. …

Genetic Engineering

Penn and Teller Are Revealing How Their Magic Tricks Are Done—and It’s O.K.

Why Penn and Teller’s Fool Us advances the magic art form better than any TV show in memory.<p>As one of the few humans on Earth who un-ironically calls himself a “TV magic obsessive,” let me tell you, there’s never been a magic show on television like <i>Penn & Teller: Fool Us.</i><p>I approach the show from …

Magic

Choose Your Own Dinner Table With Floyd’s Utility Legs

Floyd’s table legs were a hit immediately upon release last year, as they allowed anyone to add a bit of industrial chic to their home, using whatever flat surface they wanted as a desk or a table. But the only downside was that they weren’t designed for heavy use. With the introduction of the …

Condom packaging based on different vegetable girths to help choose the correct fit

<b>Graduate shows 2015:</b> Taiwan designer Guan-Hao Pan has created a set of condom packages modelled on phallic vegetables, which users can hold to …

Bluetooth Suppositories And Other Teledildonics You Didn’t Know You Needed

Let us talk frankly about technology and sex1, which are, as the old ad has it, two great tastes that taste great together. Let’s talk about vibrators, and teledildonics, and orgasms, and KinkBNB, and VR porn, and “Uber for escorts.” And let’s talk again about our collective inability to think …

REPORT: Greece needs €95 billion in debt relief to avoid permanent depression — twice as much as the IMF says

That's according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).<p>NIESR economists reckon that the 30% in debt relief the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is pushing for simply isn't enough, suggesting instead that debt equivalent to <b>55% of Greece's gross domestic product</b>, or <b>€95</b> …