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Noel Edmonds Actually Wants to Buy the BBC

The English broadcaster and executive declared it to the world on <i>Newsnight</i> last evening.<p><i>Screengrab via BBC</i><p>Noel Edmonds appeared on <i>Newsnight</i> last evening with a ransom note for British culture. His Shatner’s bassoon visibly pulsating on the back of his neck, Noel explained that unless we all …

A UFO Pleasure Cult Is Fixing Vaginas in Africa

Raëlians, popularly known as the UFO pleasure cult, are leading the way on reconstructive surgery for victims of female circumcision in the developing world.<p>If you’re the kind of person who keeps up with UFO spiritualists, you’ll know Raëlians as the group who believe that Earth was created by a …

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

Animal Architects: Bowerbirds Design & Build Showy, Colorful Homes to Attract Mates

Turkeys strut, peacocks preen, and bowerbirds design. Of all the strange things that male birds do to attract a mate, the bowerbird's ritual is the …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Saving Mexico? Selling Mexico? Slaying Mexico?

<i>Time</i> magazine’s cover story is the latest example of the media’s destructive and false narrative about Mexico. It isn’t doing any Mexicans any favors.<p><i>All TIME parody covers supplied via a call on Facebook. Thanks, friends!</i><p>Barack Obama stopped in the city of Toluca, Mexico, this Wednesday to …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

Illustrations by Matthew Curry

Creative Illustrations.<p>Artist and illustrator Matthew Curry was born in Chicago in 1975. He graduated at Rhode Island School of Design with a major …

This Man Claims Hitler Is Buried in Spain

Is Julio Barreiro Rivas right or wrong? Is he crazy or not? Maybe no one should listen to the ranting of an 80-year-old man without skepticism. Draw your own conclusions. I only know one thing: A part of me really wants to believe.<p><i>Julio Barreiro Rivas</i><p>Julio Barreiro Rivas is a Spanish sculptor, …

How Your Body's Unique Biosignatures Are Used for Surveillance

Not long ago, fingerprints were the cutting edge of biometric profiling. Today, the use of biosignatures to identify individuals has expanded to …

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

Neknominate Is a Fun New Social Media Game for Perpetually Drunk Australians

Why just chug a beer when you can film yourself chugging a beer while riding a motorcycle, scuba diving, or surfing? And once you've filmed yourself doing that, why not share it with the whole internet?<p><i>A neknominater drinks a beer while riding his motorcycle.</i><p>In Australia, hardly anyone has "just a …

Two men arrested after Ukrainian journalist beaten and hospitalised

Pictures from a dashboard camera capture the incident during which a car belonging to a Ukrainian journalist was run off the road.<p>Tatyana Chornovol was driving home when her vehicle was repeatedly rammed by a sports utility vehicle.<p>Although she tried to reverse out of danger, the SUV followed.<p>Three …

Charles Bukowski Would Not Have Gotten Drunk in a Bukowski-Themed Bar

Nearly two decades after his death, Charles Bukowski remains the patron saint of drunks. Now, Santa Monica, California, has a bar dedicated to Bukowski, but with $7 beers and no liquor, they've managed to take a crap all over his legacy.<p>Charles Bukowski was a drunk. Not just a drunk, but <i>the</i> drunk. …

Dusty Liquor Bottles Are Actually Useful

Time to raid the family liquor cabinet full of ancient bottles of weird stuff. Sweet vermouth is one of the most common underdogs lurking in the back, a crucial spirit that's almost more versatile than any other booze.<p><i>Sweet vermouth via.</i><p>The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes …

EL Doctorow warns government surveillance could lead to "internet hell"

No, not Cory Doctorow — E.L. Doctorow, author of <i>The March</i> and <i>Billy Bathgate</i>. At a National Book Awards ceremony, Doctorow sounded very much like his …

Don't be fooled by the 60 Minutes report on the NSA

Tonight's episode of <i>60 Minutes</i>featured what CBS promised was an unusual inside look at the secretive National Security Agency, but instead offered a routine look at the agency's propaganda with no critical voices. Opening with the disclosure that CBS correspondent John Miller formerly worked in the …

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TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

The AIDS Granny In Exile

In the '90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.<p>The enormous brick fortress in West …

The Ikea Of Bikes Is Ready To Ship

The much-touted self-assembled Sandwichbike starts shipping December 1.<p>With bicycle culture and craft in ascendance, bike fever has spread past the artisanal frame builders and fixie fanatics to infest the every man. To wit: the fall launch of the Sandwichbike (anticipated by us earlier this year) …

The Art of Lorella Paleni

Dreamlike Paintings.<p>Selected paintings by Lorella Paleni. The artworks look as if someone cut them out of a dream. Lorella Paleni mixes different …

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Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Beautifully Surreal Women

New York-based photographer Zhang Jingna (aka zemotion) has embarked on a year-long project known as <i>Motherland Chronicles</i>, in collaboration with California-based illustrator Tobias Kwan (tobiee), that features a number of stunning portraits of women in elaborate costumes. Inspired by photographers …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

American Cities

Singapore's Communal Learning Towers Inspired by Beehives

While technology within education has delivered many benefits, some feel it has led to a decrease in socialization among both students and faculty members. With this in mind, architect Thomas Heatherwick has designed the new <i>Learning Hub</i> for Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTUC). The …

Innovative Boat Design Expands Into Large Party Space

This innovative boat design features the best of both worlds in regards to form and function. Developed by creative studio Formquadrat, FINES is an average-sized boat that folds out into a large recreational space. The design concept includes a slim body for docking as well as practical dimensions …

Hilarious Photos of Sexy Men and Adorable Cats in Similar Poses

<i>Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats)</i> is a single-topic blog that pairs similar photos of attractive men with pictures of adorable cats. The brilliant match-ups feature a variety of heartthrobs (including celebrities like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender) posing seductively alongside shots …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …