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How to skateboard in 1965

Skateboarding in New York City<p>Sidewalk surfers on the streets and in the parks of NYC<p>"Sidewalk surfing" — the original moniker for what we now call …

Online Chemical Editor (MarvinSketch) - Draw Molecules and Reactions Online

Molecular Editor<p>Please install the latest version of java to use this applet: http://www.java.com/getjava<br>If you have the latest java and applet still …

"F*** the Destination, It's About the Journey"

<i>Editor's Note: The following is a lightly edited transcript of a story Iron Galaxy CEO Dave Lang told at a recent recording of The Nerdologue's Your</i> …

The Life and Death of an Impossible City

<b>Story: Niina Pollari<br>Photos: Greg Girard & Ian Lambot</b><p><i>City of Darkness Revisited</i> is a photo book and cultural history of Kowloon Walled City, a largely …

Exotic Nanomaterials Claimed Their First Major Workplace Injury

A US worker is the first fully documented human casualty of the booming $20 billion nanotech industry.<p>Image: Shutterstock<p>Tens of thousands of people may have been unknowingly exposed to an exotic array of nanomaterials in the workplace over the last decade. Now a US worker is the first fully …

Nanotech

Hydrofluorocarbons

They’re invisible, nontoxic, and ozone friendly. You can find them in refrigerators, spray paints, and fire extinguishers. However, the more you use …

There’s hidden beauty in abandoned World Of Warcraft cities

<i>Special Topics In Gameology</i> <i>is an in-depth look at a specific corner of the gaming world in miniseries form. For this edition of the feature—Empty</i> …

Chasing Coffee in Ethiopia: Part One

I work at Sightglass, an independent coffee company in San Francisco. We take dozens of sourcing trips around the world to places where there's a variety of obstacles: political and health issues, to dangerous terrain.<p><i>Welcome to our first installment of features from Ashton Goggans of Sightglass</i> …

Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter? Or Just Ruin Our Lives?

Under-pressure millennials are using them to turn their brains into computers.<p><i>Image by Alex Horne</i><p>It’s not exactly news that people do drugs at university. But in recent years there’s been a flurry of reports from both the UK and across the Atlantic that suggest students are increasingly getting …

A Bittersweet Love Letter to the London Suburbs

They're not the soul-destroying hellholes everyone paints them to be.<p>Is there any aspect of the British experience that comes in for more derision than suburbia? It's generally regarded as the jellied eel or the <i>Sunday Sport</i> of residential concepts: an acquired taste for people with no taste. …

30 GIFs That Explain The World Around Us

Convening the best aspects of photo and video into one pith and movement-filled entity, the GIF is the Internet’s wunderkind. While arguments have …

GIF Animations

Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a while. Then he turns to theoretical physicist No 2 and says: "Hey, I've figured it out. I know where we are."<br>"Where are we then?"<br>"Do you see that mountain over …

Tutorial - Basic Hipwork/Footwork

Gentrification Sparks Surge In Landlord Sabotage

<i>Shield / Flickr</i><p>On the surface, there are few positions more fortuitous than living in a rent-stabilized apartment in one of the city's newly hip …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Play Aerial Artist Philippe Petit For Robert Zemeckis, TriStar

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: I went out on a limb in January reporting how badly director Robert Zemeckis and TriStar head Tom Rothman sought out Joseph Gordon-Levitt …

Electrify Any Bike For Extra Pedal Power

Upgrade your old two-wheeler.<p>Who wants to be a sweaty mess after biking to work? “No one,” is the answer FlyKly is banking on. The start-up has created an electrified rear wheel that can retrofit onto almost any bike. Pedaling becomes effortless, and co-workers will thank you.<p>Motor<p>The 250-watt <b>motor</b> …

Chemical Study Becomes A Tale of Conspiracy And Paranoia

Tyrone Hayes, a biology professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has spent the past 15 years to studying the adverse effects of atrazine, a common herbicide used in the U.S. For much of that time, Hayes believed he was being watched and closely followed by Syngenta, the Swiss company …

'Terminator' polymer can spontaneously self-heal in just two hours - ExtremeTech

‘Terminator’ polymer can spontaneously self-heal in just two hours<p>By on September 17, 2013 at 8:55 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Bushwick Gentrification Tidal Wave Encounters Splash Of Futile Resistance

<i>(Jake Dobkin/Gothamist)</i><p>It's probably already too late for Bushwick—Zosia Mamet has closed the deal on a $1 million building there, and Castle Braid …

9 Utterly Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories

Moon landing deniers have nothing on these people.<p>From lizard people to the Denver airport being a portal to Hell, some of our favorite far-out conspiracy theories.

I Spent the Past Ten Years Going in and out of Prison and It's Ruined My Life

When I went to jail ten years ago I knew it’d be tough. Many people told me that I’d ruined my life, but how could I accept that when I was only 23? Today it’s become much more of a reality, but I refuse to throw in the towel just yet.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user Jumilla</i><p>Ten years ago I was one cocky …

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Worry About Porn Stars, Not What They Act Out On Screen

Nichi Hodgson wants to create a culture of Fairtrade fucking to protect performers.<p><i>A photo taken on the set of a "kink porn" shoot. (Photo via)</i><p>Everyone has their own pornographic preferences. Some are clearly far more niche than others, but that's where internet porn has proved itself a useful …

'Evil genius' condemned for his tactics on Jeopardy! says he doesn’t care about the ‘haters’ – he’s more interested in the $10,000 prize money

• <b>Arthur Chu studied how to play Jeopardy! before appearing on the show</b>• <b><br>He opts to choose the high-stakes questions first instead of starting with</b> …