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Coinchat Is A Chatroom Where Talking Sense Earns You Bitcoin

Coinchat is a Bitcoin-incentivised browser-based chatroom where you can shoot the breeze with strangers online and earn Bitcoin in the process. Where’s the catch? Well, there isn’t really one. The Bitcoin you’re earning through chatting with other users comes from the site’s own revenue generation …

Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

An Ingenious Bicycle-Powered Treehouse Elevator Lifts a Rider 30 Feet in Seconds | Colossal

<p>Over the last few weeks Ethan Schlussler has been working on a beautifully designed 30-foot-high treehouse and quickly became tired of “climbing a …

Incredible Ballerina Performs En Pointe with Knife Shoes

En Puntas is a video installation by artist Javier Prez featuring ballerina Amlie Sgarra performing an incredible dance atop a grand piano, entirely en pointe, wearing a customized set of pointe shoes that extend beyond the toe box with a pair of sharp kitchen knives. As if dancing on the tips of …

Joss Whedon Points at 'Temple of Doom' Scene as Example of Cultural Problem – /Film

Watching the films of some of our most revered filmmakers, it’s often difficult to point out exactly why their work is so much better than others. …

Siri really hates it when you confuse her with Google Glass

Hell hath no fury like a virtual assistant scorned. Siri is pissed that you think you can call her Google Glass and get away with it, and she’s got the attitude to prove it.<p>If you’re not afraid your iPhone’s voice-activated assistant is secretly storing memories of your interactions for The …

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

Coder’s Site Tracks Trending Twitter GIFs in Real Time

Welcome to Monday’s single-serving site of the day.<p>Like some amalgam of Twitter’s stream and BuzzFeed’s penchant for animated photos, Web developer …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

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Amazing Hand-Cut Paper Display Honors Skateboarding

<i>Rise & Skate</i> is an amazing papercut installation created by Denver-based illustrators and artists Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair. To produce this life-sized piece, Panicker and Nair hand-cut sheets of Mowhawk fine paper with great precision and careful attention to detail. Each sculpted page …

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New Netflix Instant Movies — September 2013

September is here and fall has arrived, but even with the nice weather there's nothing like curling up on the couch with a movie or five. Netflix has …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

Origami-Style Street Art Brings Color to Nepal

Japan-based American artist Daas is one of 60 artists who came from all over the world to give Nepal an artistic facelift. They were invited to paint 75 site-specific murals on Nepal's walls as part of an art project called Kolor Kathmandu, which began in January and will end on Thursday. Director …

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One-way Mars trip attracts 165,000 would-be astronauts ... and counting

The Dutch-based Mars One venture says more than 165,000 people around the world have voiced interest in a one-way trip to the Red Planet — and there's still more than a week left for more would-be astronauts to join in.<p>"The response to the first round of the astronaut selection program has been …

‘Skhizein’, a short film about a man who’s 91cm from himself - The Fox Is Black

What if, on any random day, you were suddenly strike by a giant meteor… that no one saw? And let’s say the meteor spatially moved your physical form …

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

New Music: Juicy J Feat. Justin Timberlake “The Woods”

Juicy J appeals to the females in a different way on “The Woods,” the highly-anticipated cut off his upcoming <i>Stay Trippy</i> LP due August 27. The …

Janelle Monae and Miguel Find ‘Primetime’ Under the Stars

When last we heard from Janelle Monáe she was dishing out “Special Education” flanked by a revitalized Goodie Mob. But now we’re back to the welcome …

Articles about amazing futuristic homes austria spain on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>Who doesn't love a good patio or back deck? We sure do. Take a peek at our favorite homes this …

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10 Annoying Lies That Movies And TV Shows Tell You

Reddit user julestheteacher recently posted this question to the AskReddit community: "Hello, what 'lies' do you see on TV shows that annoy you the most?"<p>Redditers unleashed their fury.<p>Here are the best answers:<p>1. Extracting people's identities from security camera footage is easy<p>"Enhance. Enhance. …

Lady Gaga Debuted Her New Music Video On Every Billboard In Times Square At Once This Morning

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A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

New Music: Phoenix Feat. R. Kelly “Trying to Be Cool (Remix)”

Rock and R&B clash as R. Kelly remixes Phoenix’s “Trying to Be Cool” single. The Pied Piper adds his soulful touch to the French indie rock band’s …

Samsung Wants You To Figure Out What To Do With Its Flexible Displays

Samsung is having a unique kind of contest, the company announced today, and it’s not the kind where someone walks away with a Galaxy S4. The Korean smartphone maker is asking people to submit ideas around what kind of devices to make with its flexible display technology. Have a hardware startup? …

2013 iPhone Photography Awards showcase some stunning photos

There’s an old adage in photography that it’s about the photographer, not the camera. By phone standards, the iPhone camera is a decent one, but it’s not the most obvious choice for creative photography. The annual iPhone Photography Awards show just what can be achieved in the right hands.<p>I’ve …

Watch: With Cyborg Instruments, Dancers Turn Movement Into Music

Robotic exoskeletons never moved so gracefully.<p>One is a glowing exoskeleton spine, while another looks like a pair of cyborg butterfly wings. But these aren’t just costumes; they’re wearable, functional art.<p>In fact, the team of researchers from the IDML (Input Devices and Music Interaction …

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Boootube collects the 'best' of YouTube's worst-rated videos

What if you could compile all of YouTube's worst-rated videos in one place? Considering the sheer volume of user content that's uploaded to the site every second, it's a daunting challenge. Nonetheless, that's the idea Boootube is trying to execute on; it's a running collection of the most …