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Learn How to Build a Good DIY Rain Machine for $15 (& a Great One for $60)

If your scene is calling for rain, don't wait for Mother Nature to get her act together.<p>You can create your own rain and <i>not</i> spend a ton of money to …

The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

In 1945, overseen by Alfred Hitchcock, a crack team of British film-makers went to Germany to document the horror of the concentration camps. Despite being hailed as a masterpiece, the film was never shown. Now, in a documentary called Night Will Fall, the full story of its creation and suppression …

World History

Siberian Holes Could Be ‘Visible Effect’ of Global Warming, Experts Say

There's a scary answer for why Siberia is turning into Swiss cheese: Mother Nature has gas, so to speak, and we gave it to her.<p>That's the preliminary conclusion of scientists who have explored the mysterious holes that began popping up in Siberia beginning last month, some of whom have postulated …

Global Warming

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Pets

The Entire "Breaking Bad" Cast As 8-Bit Video Game Characters

Can you identify them all?<p>The image is available as a framed print, as well as a T-shirt, tote bag, and all sorts of other things.<p>It's not the first 8-bit tribute to <i>Breaking Bad</i>. Filippo Morino mocked up this imaginary video game.<p>A1 job, <i>Breaking Bad</i> nerds!

New art book collects faux-retro posters for all 80 original Star Trek episodes 

J.J. Abrams may have revived the <i>Star Trek</i> film franchise, but the posters for his two films in the series haven’t been as inventive, mostly employing …

Science Fiction

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

People make the same basic investment decisions as monkeys, scientists find

Believe it or not, primates may have invisible hands as well as opposable thumbs. New research published this month (registration required) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and reported at Phys.org, suggests that monkeys can be rational economic actors, just …

Monkeys

100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

The Pretenders<p>Sire 1980<p>After years of knocking around Ohio and England, writing record reviews and hanging with the Sex Pistols, Chrissie Hynde put …

Albums

The Crackup and Resurrection of Warren Zevon

How he saved himself from a coward's death<p>Alcoholism. That's what this story's supposed to be about. How Warren Zevon, after some heartwarming and …

Mind

Why Vegan Diets Suck

5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich<p>There is no one right way to eat for everyone.<p>We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.<p>I personally advocate consumption of both animals and plants and I think there is plenty of evidence that this is a reasonable …

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation

__KEY – White: blue dots; African American: green dots; Asian: red; Latino: orange; all others: brown __<p>Last year, a pair of researchers from Duke …

Try It Now

Sharp Decline In Chinese Executions Mirrors Global Trend

Executions in China are falling rapidly, in line with a trend worldwide, including in the U.S.<p>NPR reported on the decline in executions on <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i>. An estimated 3,000 people were put to death in China last year. That number is down from an average of 15,000 a year in the 1990s.<p>The …

Getty Museum's Open Content project makes 4,600 pieces of art freely available to download

Much of the world's great artwork is tightly controlled, but the Getty Museum just announced a significant initiative to open things up — its new Open Content Program has made some 4,600 pieces of art from the museum's collection free to use. Users can visit the Getty Search Gateway to browse …

Kronos Quartet Backs Paul McCartney on 'Yesterday' at Outside Lands

Beatles favorite gets a faithful live string treatment at Golden Gate Park<p>"Live strings," marveled Paul McCartney after introducing the Kronos …

Music

Astrophoto: Venus and the zodiacal light by Rudi Dobesberger.

There are so many things to love about astronomy, but one of my favorites is when science and beauty merge and become one. The beauty is what first …

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking images of Earth from Saturn

NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft has already returned some gorgeous views of the planet Saturn, which it is currently flying around. But the latest images should be enough to make it and any other interplanetary travelers (such as Voyager 1) homesick. On July 19th, the spacecraft, located about …

14 Excellent Parenting Tips From Louis CK

Actually this is just great life advice in general. Mostly.

Parenting

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Nature

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

What The U.S. Government Asks Google To Censor [Infographic]

Not hard to see: more takedown requests are coming every year.<p>If the government wants Google to remove content, officials can file a removal request with the tech giant. Google, for transparency, releases data on those takedown requests, there for any interested party to peruse.<p>Designer Sebastian …

Gravity-Defying Particles Travel Up A Waterfall

The expected rules of physics are no match for a determined tea leaf.<p>Back in 2008, Sebastian Bianchi, then a physics undergrad at the University of Havana in Cuba, was making tea when he noticed something that seemed to defy the most basic rules of physics: Tea leaves from his cup had floated …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …