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An Unlikely Psychologist-Patient Friendship Unfolds In 'The Story Hour'

<i>The Story Hour</i> explores an unlikely — and medically unethical — friendship between a psychologist and a patient. "It's a bit of a mystical connection," novelist Thrity Umrigar tells NPR's Scott Simon.<p>Lakshmi is stuck in a loveless marriage. She works for her husband, whom she loathes, in a small …

Compelling Portraits of People Who Live Alone in the Forest

While most people all over the world live in a community with others around them, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko captures those that choose to turn their backs on this lifestyle. His compelling series <i>Escape</i> documents people who instead live a solitary existence in the wilderness. They make …

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This discovery about female sexuality will make conservatives’ heads explode

<b>(Artem Furman via Shutterstock)</b><p>Right-wing traditionalists love claiming that more equal relationships are doomed sexually. Shocker: They’re wrong<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>August 7, 2014 12:38pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ever since the second wave of feminism kicked off, women—straight …

What would it take to make you cut off your own leg? The most terrifying ethical dilemmas in torture porn horror movies

<b>Shawnee Smith in "Saw"</b><p>From “Saw” to “Cabin Fever,” the scariest — and most fascinating — ethical quandaries of the horror genre<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>July 25, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>I get stares from folks — film-snob friends and family members especially — when I confess I’m a bit of a torture porn horror movie …

'Fluffy and feathery' dinosaurs were widespread

<b>All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study suggests.</b><p>The discovery of 150-million-year-old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.<p>The find "has completely changed our vision of …

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An Opulent & Graphic Dinner Service Collection

Imagine your next dinner party feast on this gothic architecture inspired dinnerware that was designed by Michael Sieger of Sieger. Ca’ d’Oro is a …

Headhunters: The Search for a Science of the Mind review – what we thought about thought

Psychology meets adventure at sea in Ben Shephard's choppy account of neuroscience pioneers<p>Ben Shephard tells us that he read Siegfried Sassoon on holiday as a 14-year-old, and was intrigued by the portrait of the doctor who treated Sassoon: a certain WHR Rivers. He later became mildly obsessed …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Fashion designers on their favourite artworks

<b>ALBER ELBAZ, LANVIN</b><p><i>The permanent collection the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.</i><p>"The Beaux-Arts de Paris, where we hold the Lanvin shows, is a very special place. It inspires me. The school, founded in the 17th century, owns one of the largest public collections of art in …

How It Works: A Laser-Powered Ear Implant to Boost Hearing

Directly stimulating human cells with light<p>Hearing loss from weapons and explosive devices has been the No. 1 disability in this country's modern military conflicts, saddling thousands of veterans with anything from tinnitus to deafness. Now a new generation of laser-based implants promises to …

Jack Longino, 'The Astonishing Ant Man,' Finds 33 New Species

While many of us spend our working days staring into an electronic box or dozing at meetings, there are some who prefer to crawl through tropical rain forests. People like "the astonishing ant man."<p>That's what his students call Jack Longino. Longino started out collecting stamps in his childhood, …

The Fantastic Imagination of Illustrator Simón Prades | Colossal

<p>Freelance illustrator and graphic designer Simón Prades says that he prefers to work with analog mediums such ink, pencil and watercolor to help …

A Photo Series Questions Our Can’t-Stop Photo Compulsion

What’s to become of people taking pictures of people taking pictures of…? An art-school send-up of our infinite jest point-and-shoot.<p>Memes aren’t made to last. They’re diversionary by nature and slapped together with absurdist of-the-moment content, which is pretty much the point. But memes …

Korshun Footwear

by Dora Haller<p>Dutch footwear designer Anna Korshun creates leather shoes that don't require any glue or stitches. Almost magically constructed, the upper and outer soles are clicked together and then wrapped by a rubber layer that ensures a solid connection. The upshot is a clean and simple …

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Otherworldly Pics Of The Iridescent Universe Inside Meteorites

If the sky is falling and meteorites mean an end to all of us, at least let them look like this.<p>Meteorites–the chunks of debris from space that may have killed the dinosaurs and sometimes threaten humans, too–are usually lumpy, gray, and sinister-looking from the outside.<p>But when cracked open and …

Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov | Colossal

<p>Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov who is probably best known for his experiments in liquid typography just released this experimental video …

grain editDave Foster

Foster Type is the online home of Dave Foster, an independent designer based in Sydney, Australia. Specializing in custom lettering, Dave has built …

The age of the connected car will bring new safety, comfort — and threats

How do you reduce the number of highway accidents? Just tell all the cars to look out for each other.<p>As far out as that may sound, that's exactly what the National Transportation Safety Board recommended this week, following a fatal bus crash, and it's part of a fundamental shift in the automotive …

Floating Dining Table Lets You Enjoy Levitating Lunches

Levitating tables are usually reserved for magicians and seances, but the Floating Table from designer Ingo Maurer is an elegant addition to a …

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#Photography #FUCHSIA #pink Richard Mosse, “Platon,” North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012. Digital c-print.

APOD: Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur (2013 Jun 04) Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130604.html Explanation: Few astronomical sights excite the imagination like the nearby stellar nursery known as the Orion Nebula. The Nebula's glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud. Many of the filamentary structures visible in the above image are actually shock waves - fronts where fast moving material encounters slow moving gas. The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye just below and to the left of the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion. The above image shows the nebula in three colors specifically emitted by hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur gas. The whole Orion Nebula cloud complex, which includes the Horsehead Nebula, will slowly disperse over the next 100,000 years. http://www.atlasastronomia.com/astrofotografia/cesar/cesar.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130604 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0604

First Images Of How A Molecule's Structure Changes In A Reaction

Visualizing chemistry is awesome!<p>Researchers have for the first time captured atomic-scale images of molecules before and after a chemical reaction--a breakthrough that will help researchers and students better visualize chemistry and could eventually lead to improved electronics.<p>Traditionally, …

How to make social media work best for development

<b>Dustin Andres, social communications specialist,</b> <b>TechLab at FHI 360</b><b>, an NGO in Washington, DC.</b> <b>@ICTforAg</b><p><b>Adopt a 'mobile first' approach:</b> Producing …

Say Goodbye To Ugly Newsletters, Stamplia Launches Its Email Templates Marketplace

Stamplia, launching today from French startup Kiwup, is an email templates marketplace where web designers can sell HTML templates for newsletters, transactional emails and signup forms, and in turn let companies focus on the messaging of their email campaigns rather than design.<p>“The current …