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Undertale will make you question the essence of video games

In life, you live with the consequences of your actions. Sometimes games are like this, too, but it’s hard to care as much about pretend consequences. After all, it’s just a game, right? You can do what you want. You can see everything there is to see in a game, morally questionable or no. Why is …

Logging

Long Distance Couple Stays Connected through Split Portraits of Parallel Experiences

Korean couple Danbi Shin and Seok Li are two halves of the same whole—even if they're 6,863 miles apart. Since Danbi currently lives in New York and Seok Li is based in Seoul, the couple bridges the distance by collaborating on their <i>Half&Half</i> photo project. While they're on video calls, Danbi and …

Bridges

The black punk pioneers who made music history

The meaning of ‘punk’ is hard to define. Is it an attitude? A genre? A willingness not to conform? Despite such ambiguities, punk is streotypically portrayed as the preserve of white, working-class musicians. Although as Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff pointed out last week, “Punk music is not the sole …

Photographer Cleans Out His Late Father’s Darkroom Left Untouched Since the 1970s

“I kept wishing I could sit down with my dad and ask him a hundred questions,” Brooklyn-based photographer Joseph O. Holmes says of cleaning out the …

Literature

When Mel Brooks watched Star Wars, he saw space penises

Who’s ready for some dick jokes? <i>Spaceballs</i> is remembered as a silly send-up of <i>Star Wars</i>, Mel Brooks’ goofball ode to the outer-space adventure flicks …

Construction

U.S. firefighter gets world's most extensive face transplant

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world's most extensive face transplant, New York University Langone Medical Center said on Monday.<p>After a 26-hour surgery performed at the New York hospital in August, …

Online Privacy

Trust Tattoos? Here's What Happened When an Artist Had Total Control

'Whole Glory' at Milk Studios recasts Scott Campbell’s tattoo practice as performance art.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Creators.</i><p>You could feel the nerves in the room as if it was Christmas morning when I entered Milk Gallery. Over the course of a three-day exhibition, Scott Campbell's <i>Whole</i> …

Art

Shopping with Amazon Dash buttons made me less forgetful

If you're like me, you've made a trip to the grocery store with a list full of items only to return frustrated. You forgot toilet paper. Or soap. Or laundry detergent. Whatever it may be, we've all arrived back at home to realize we neglected to pick up an important item. Thankfully, Amazon's Dash …

Researchers say this is the most impressive act of artificial intelligence they've ever seen

It's probably been awhile since you picked up an Atari controller, but even if you played for decades, you probably couldn't beat Google's DeepMind …

Stunning photos of the heroes who have lost their limbs in war: Photographer's images of nude amputee vets are published in a new book after public raises $400,000 in support

• <b>Michael Stokes, 52, takes pictures of veterans who have lost limbs, with and without their prosthetics</b> <b></b>• <b><br>The series was so popular that a Kickstarter</b> …

Wild chimpanzee observed caring for disabled infant in ‘first case of its kind’

Researchers have observed a chimpanzee looking after its ‘severely disabled’ daughter in Tanzania<p>For the first time in the wild scientists claim to have observed a female chimpanzee caring for an infant with severe disabilities.<p>A team of researchers from Japan’s Kyoto University studied a mother …

Photographer Creates Realistic Star Wars Scenes in Lego

Vesa Lehtimäki, aka Avanaut, is a Finnish photographer doing work in the growing realm of “Legoography,” creating and photographing miniature scenes using Lego components. While Avanaut has done photos recreating scenes from various films such as <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i> and <i>Batman</i>, he is best known …

Watch This Amazing Dance Crew’s Mash-Up Routine

so much better than ‘step up’<p>We've seen a lot of great music mash-ups in our time, but none compare to Karina's World Dance Training's "ROYAL FAMILY" routine at the Female Hip-Hop Nationals 2015. The video starts with Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" and ends with Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj's …

Mashups

Add a Punch of Color to Your Bedroom With 17 Winning Color Combos

You like to sleep in your bedroom – that’s a given – but your bedroom shouldn’t put you to sleep. It’s your personal escape, after all, whether it’s a place for you to Netflix binge or dive into a book after the kids have fallen asleep. And while there’s bedroom decor inspiration everywhere, it can …

Home Decorating

10 Rare And Never-Before-Seen Comics By “Peanuts” Genius Charles Schulz

“Good cartooning is basically good design,” the famed illustrator once said.<p>Since Charles M. Schulz debuted the first <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip in 1950, millions of people have welcomed Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole gang into their hearts. The illustrator died in 2000, but his work lives on through …

Graphic Novels

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This British Barber Used Compassion – and Creativity – to Give a Haircut to a Boy with Autism

A British barber went the extra mile to give his client, a 3-year-old boy with autism, a proper haircut.<p>Jamie Lewis and Denine Davies had been …

German man who refused to give Hitler Nazi salute

August Landmesser refused to do the "Sieg Heil" salute during a Nazi rally at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg on June 13, 1936. Wikipedia/Amanda Macias/Business Insider<p>Adopted by the Nazi Party in the 1930s, Hitler's infamous "sieg heil" (meaning "hail victory") salute was mandatory for all …

Demonstration

What Happens When a 24-Year-Old and 4-Year-Old Review the Same Coloring Book

Unless you’ve been living in a marker-less world, you’re probably well aware of the revolution that’s been going down in the realm of coloring books. The white-and-black pages that used to be targeted just to kids have proven to be a healthy form of relaxation and meditation for adults. I even …

Coloring Book

These Alien Glass Paintings Hide An Awesome Optical Illusion Inside

Inspired by micro-organisms, anemones, and undersea plants, German glass painter Wilfried Grootens is such a master of his craft that by simply turning one of his cubic paintings to the side, the “three-dimensional” creations trapped inside completely disappear.<p>The effect is remarkable, even if …

Digital Art

Scientists finally think they know what killed 211,000 of these antelope in May

Native to the grassy steppes of Kazakhstan and nearby regions, populations of the critically endangered species have suffered one catastrophic loss after the next over the past 15 years.<p>And now, a mass die-off in the spring of 2015 seems to have killed off about half the species, according to The …

Wildlife

‘Weird Science’ Star Ilan Mitchell-Smith Talks Babes, Bullies, And Bras, 30 Years Later

By the summer of 1985, director John Hughes had already established himself as the king of the high-school comedies with the critical and box office hits <i>Sixteen Candles</i> and <i>The Breakfast Club</i>. In 1986, he cemented his legacy with <i>Pretty in Pink</i>, directed by Howard Deutch from a Hughes script, and</i> …

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Professor Says ‘Ants Are Like No Living Thing on Earth,’ Then Shows You Exactly Why in New Video

Ants can behave like liquids and solids nearly at the same time — at least, according to Georgia Tech Associate Professor David Hu.<p>“Ants are like no living thing on Earth,” Hu said. “They can both be a solid and a liquid and bounce back and forth between those two states at the same …

Georgia Tech

Baby photo with friendly photobombing deer can't get any more magical

If you ever wanted the magic of fall perfectly summed up in one picture, here it is.<p>A friendly and photogenic deer named Maggie in Sam Houston Jones …

Check Out Neil Patrick Harris' Adorable Family Star Wars Costumes

The Force is strong with this family.<p>Never to be outdone, <b>Neil Patrick Harris</b> and husband <b>David Burtka</b> proved themselves, yet again, the kings of …

Neil Patrick Harris

“I can fix Ash now”: Bruce Campbell reveals how his cult hero matures — with “dentures and a man girdle” — for “Ash vs. Evil Dead”

Salon talks to Bruce Campbell about bringing “Evil Dead” to TV, working with Sam Raimi and cowboy life in Oregon<p>The boomstick is back! 23 years ago this month, “Army of Darkness” premiered, and the third chapter in the “Evil Dead” saga ended up being its last — until now, that is. After years of …

Horror
JFK Assassination

Here are Nintendo 64 and PSP games (impractically) running on a smartwatch

It’s Friday, so let’s look at something fun and kind of useless.<p>YouTube user Hacking Jules has Nintendo 64 and PlayStation Portable emulators running on an Android Wear smartwatch — specifically the original LG G-Watch, as originally reported by Android Police via Toy Box. Of course, it’s …

I've Hidden My True Appearance for 3 Decades

Only my immediate family knows what I look like without makeup.<p>Some people are self-conscious about a particular facial feature like their nose, mouth, or chin. Although I'm not self-loathing, overly critical, or particularly vain, I'm uncomfortable with my whole body, from head to toe. I've …

Mental Health