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The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

This photographer has ALS and shoots amazing street photography from his wheelchair

Brought world’s consciousness in a massive way in 2014, thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, ALS is not a nice thing to have to live with. Having had …

Photography

Scientists create living ‘insect-computer hybrid’ with user-adjustable speed and gait

“Nature’s ready-made robot platforms.” That’s how a new paper from researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University describe insects — it’s excellent shorthand for the level of “playing god” we have attained, whether you find it fascinating or abhorrent. Of course, aside from simply …

Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Japan regulators OK ice wall at Fukushima plant in bid to contain radioactive water

Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the launch of an unprecedented refrigeration structure resembling giant popsicles that would form a huge underground frozen barrier around the wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactor buildings in a desperate bid to contain contaminated water.<p>The Nuclear …

Here's How Folks Designed Furniture Without Math, CAD and Measuring Tools

And no, it's got nothing to do with the Golden Rectangle<p>If you want to design a piece of furniture, you start with a sketch. But at some point you've …

The Ectomorph Workout Program: Building Muscle for the 'Skinny Guy'

When it's game time, are you usually the last one picked? Are you often referred to as the "skinny guy?" Can you eat massive amounts of food and …

Introducing the Hikari Box Tiny House Plans

Introducing the Hikari Box Tiny House Plans from Shelter Wise: Bright, Spacious and UncomplicatedIf you’re looking for a tiny house design that’s …

Tiny House Movement

‘Americanitis’: The Disease of Living Too Fast

How a 19th-century nervous condition shaped the way modern Americans think about health and happiness<p>In the decades after the Civil War, a lot of things were changing in the (re-)United States. The late 19th century and early 20th saw a huge increase in the country’s population (nearly 200 percent …

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How Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric …

Farming

The Photographer Capturing People on Drugs | High Art

Les Baker V's work shows that addiction and dependency are everywhere.<p>Les Baker V’s <i>INEBRI-NATION</i> project is a powerful look at drug use and abuse. The New Mexico-based photographer takes portraits of people peaking on different drugs, showcasing just how diverse the effects—and individuals who use …

Italian Street Artist Blu Destroys 20 Years of His Own Work to Protest Upcoming Exhibition

Politics<p>"The only thing left to do is making these paintings disappear," the artist wrote.<p>,<p>Italian street artist Blu spent the weekend systematically …

Streetwear

Researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere—on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, …

Engineering

Revolutionary Hydroponic Garden Grows Food Year-Round Utilizing NASA Technology

Growing plants is a <i>much</i> tougher task when you’re in space. In microgravity conditions, water droplets float, and if herbs don’t grow, it’s not as if …

This Instagram Is Dedicated To Seamless Mash Ups of Album Covers and Classic Art

Björk is as an alien art muse who has time-travelled from the past? Why not. Anything is possible on Instagram.<p>All illustrations via Instagram<p>Instagram is becoming an increasingly surreal place where Kim Kardashian’s perfectly-crafted belfies reign supreme, 50 Cent posts photos of himself …

Have 5 Hours To Spare? See Bolaño's Epic '2666' Onstage

Roberto Bolaño's sprawling, posthumous epic <i>2666</i> has been called a masterpiece and a landmark. It addresses the nature of good and evil, art and humanity, love and death — to name just a few themes. It's populated by literary critics, detectives, a philosopher and many more, all on their own …

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Dead Slow Ahead is a transcendent sci-fi documentary that must be experienced

I was beginning to have the itch, a low-level anxiety that occurs on the third or fourth day of a film festival when you haven't seen anything you feel terribly strongly about one way or another. SXSW, in addition to being a premiere showcase for brands, bands and media outlets, happens to have a …

'What Is Not Yours' Is Flawless

Most writers would give everything they own to have just one masterpiece to their name. British author Helen Oyeyemi is barely 31, and she already has at least three of them. That includes her last two novels, <i>Mr. Fox</i> and <i>Boy, Snow, Bird</i>, both of which received extensive critical acclaim in the U.S. …

Books

How to Get a Great Lower-Body Workout Without Back Squats | Men's Health

Research shows that Bulgarian split squats are just as effective at building muscle and strength in your lower body—but with less stress on your back, since you’re taking the weight off your spine.<p>Plus, by working one leg at a time, you’ll ensure that you build strength symmetrically on both sides …

Scientists Witness Eye-Opening Effects Of ‘QI Energy’ On Plant DNA & Cellular Growth

Why does the title of this article emphasize that ‘truly impossible’ results were witnessed? Because providing an explanation for what happened here …

Tesla and Vedic Philosophy

Tesla and Vedic Philosophy—————————<p>By Arjun Kadya Balakrishna <br>Spiritual concepts of our ancient world are directly intertwined with modern-day …

Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

How to Create That Urban High Contrast Desaturated Look in Lightroom

One of the more popular styles on Instagram is urban photography that sports a high contrast look with some desaturated colors. When trying to …

Surreal Polaroids of Iceland by Paul Hoi

Over the course of two weeks in 2014, photographer Paul Hoi visited Iceland alone with his 4×4 Polaroid camera in hand. During this trip, he …

These Are the Keys to Keeping Your Lightroom Installation in Optimum Condition

Lightroom is an amazing app. Capable of cataloguing and editing tens of thousands of RAW images all from the click of a mouse. Despite it’s slick …

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