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Sarah Schoenfeld Makes Art by Dropping Drugs onto Film Negatives

What you're looking at is a sample of speed that was mixed with water and dropped onto an exposed film negative. Weirdly, it looks like speed feels.<p>That big photo in the middle is a sample of speed. It was mixed with water and then dropped from a pipette onto an exposed film negative. It was then …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

How O. J. Simpson Killed Popular Culture

Two decades after America dropped whatever it was doing to watch a white Bronco cruise down the San Diego Freeway, the O. J. Simpson case remains unparalleled as noir mystery, soap opera, and (though no one knew it at the time) TV’s first reality show. Examining how the cast—Kato Kaelin, Marcia …

Doctors Are Talking About Creating A New Attention Disorder For 'Daydreamy' Kids

Alex Dodd/flickrAccording to the New York Times, some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo."<p>Half of these kids are a subset of the six million currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity …

You’ll soon have 16+ different smart glasses to choose from. Here’s how to pick the right one

Smart glasses are expected to gain a lot of momentum as “wearable computing” takes root in the consumer market. A lot of the details, like how to protect privacy in a world full of smart glasses, still have to be worked out.<p>Sales of the devices could grow from 87,000 in 2013 to more than 10 million …

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10 Evolutionary Signs that Science and Spirit are Converging

<i>“It is necessary to perceive truth with the heart, not just the mind.” Jonathon Miller-Weisberger</i><p>Long before science surfaced as a force of nature …

Local Motors Welcomes Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, to Board of Directors

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 11, 2014–<p>Local Motors, Inc. today announced that Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, has joined its Board of Directors, effective January 30, 2014.<p>Local Motors Rally Fighter wearing custom-designed MakerBot Racing vinyl wrap, and featuring parts 3D-printed using a MakerBot …

Vogue Launches on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 4, 2014<p>Vogue, the most influential fashion magazine in the world, makes its debut on Flipboard today. Read by more than …

Iran's World Cup jerseys have a cheetah on them

Go Leetahs!<p>Iran are called the Lions, or the Princes of Persia, or the Persian Stars. They are not called the Cheetahs.<p>But when Iran take the pitch at the 2014 World Cup, they will have a cheetah on their shirt, at least on their secondary kit.<p>So let's get this straight: Iran are going to their …

Tiny Tony Montana Gets Overly Excited at the Sight of Flour

Tumblr artist VSE OK continues to hilariously recreate mini scenes with toys of iconic characters and real-life objects. This time, he features <i>Scarface</i>‘s Tony Montana coming across a package filled with a mysterious “white powder.” The tiny drug lord rips into the sack and proceeds to dunk his …

Black Desert House Contrasts Nicely in the Mojave Desert

<i>The Black Desert House</i> is a minimalist getaway designed by creative director Marc Atlan in collaboration with architecture firm Oller & Pejic and interior design company Moderne Builders. Located just thirty minutes outside of Palm Springs, the incredible landscape boasts the untouched environment …

The NFL Installed A Bunch Of iBeacons In New York City For The Super Bowl

The plan is to serve up personalized ads and alerts to people through their smartphones during the Super Bowl.<p>For now, The New York Times reports, the alerts are mostly limited to "practical news" like the nearest entry gate or promoting in-store sales.<p>"The power of this is it really is able to …

Minimalist Handmade Graphic Art by Marcus Hollands

Shake the Shackles – Handmade Graphic Art.<p>Simple graphic shapes are something beautiful and especially if they were made by hand. Australian graphic …

New App Launched In Time For Super Bowl Lets You Call Out Brands For Sexist Ads

This Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast will see some of the world’s biggest consumer brands vying for your attention at an estimated price of $4 million for 30 seconds. In years past, viewers have come to expect a certain recurring theme from these expensive ads.<p>In 2013 alone, we watched swimsuit model …

Yahoo Is Buying Tomfoolery, An Enterprise App Studio Led By Ex-Yahoos And AOLers

Yahoo’s acquisition spree continues apace, with the next deal likely to cover a few different bases for the company: mobile, enterprise and bringing ex-Yahoo talent back into the fold. We have heard that Yahoo is in advanced talks to acquire Tomfoolery, an enterprise app studio co-founded by two …

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 2)

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.<p>The question at hand is whether there is such a thing as higher …

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Bad Lip Reading Is Back with Another Hilarious NFL Version

The talented folks at Bad Lip Reading have done it again with another hilarious NFL version. Jim Harbaugh, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and more make it into this year's version.<p>In case you missed it last year, the first version of "The NFL: A Bad Lip Reading" was great and produced the classic …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Watch Li Na's Hilarious Australian Open Victory Speech Video

Li Na won her first Australian Open on Saturday, defeating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (7-3), 6-0.<p>While the win was impressive, it's her hilarious victory speech that everyone is talking about. What do you think of it?

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FORTUNE — Every few years the world of technology witnesses a revolution, the next big development with the potential to change how we function and to spawn a highly profitable new industry. There’s been the explosion of personal computers, followed by the Internet, smartphones, tablets, cloud …

Goodell: NFL would consider allowing medical marijuana

NEW YORK – Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the NFL would consider allowing athletes to use marijuana to treat concussions and other head injuries if medical experts deemed it a legitimate solution.<p>Appearing with General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt to announce the first 16 winners of the $20 …

Snowden calls for global limits on spying

Ex-NSA contractor in Russia holds his first online chat since the surveillance story broke in June.<p>Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, entertaining questions in an online chat Thursday from Moscow, called for global limits on surveillance but said, "Not all spying is bad."<p>He …

Coffee Quest: Discovering the Secret to Growing the World's Best Coffee

After tasting coffees (at the source) in over two dozen nations around the world, I think I've finally discovered the secret to growing "The World's Best Coffee."<p>It's not that I'm obsessed with coffee -- I'm obsessed with experiences! Each time I've traveled through a coffee exporting country …