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David Foster Wallace’s 1994 Syllabus: How to Teach Serious Literature with Lightweight Books

<i>Note: click here to see the full syllabus and other related teaching materials.</i><p>As anyone who’s ever done it knows, the art of syllabussing is a fine …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

X-Ray Portraits of Couples

Artists Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi used a CT scanner and an X-ray machine to take portraits of couples in close proximity.<p>“X-ray images usually …

High-Speed Strings: Video Trickery Creates Wobbly Slow Motion Effect | Colossal

<p>This brief clip demonstrates what happens when you film an upright bass while synchronizing the vibration of the strings with the frame rate of the …

Squiggly Figures Congregate on a Building in Spain | Colossal

<p>Visual artist SUSO33, known for his abstract human forms comprised of quick gestural lines, recently painted this large-scale mural in Madrid …

Happy 225th Anniversary, Historical Medical Library! #letsparty

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Fortunio Liceti<p>Illustration from <i>De Monstris</i> (1665)

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<b>Civil War Era Surgeons “Field” Medical Tool Kit In Its Original Case</b><p>This is a nice piece of original Civil War Medical history, as seen referenced in numerous books on the topic. A small Field Kit such as this would have allowed a military doctor to practice in the emergency travel and field conditions for smaller medical issues, versus carrying his larger, more cumbersome full surgical kit. Within the mahogany box are a set of scissors, tweezers, a suture needle, and two scalpels (one marked …

The Unknown Art of the CIA’s “Intelligence Art Collection”

A thing you probably didn’t know: the CIA has a gallery of artworks depicting certain monumental moments in the history of U.S. intelligence. …

Art

The head of the Guardian's library on… how to access the paper's archive material

Hardly a day goes by without the Guardian's library receiving calls from readers seeking help with their research. Requests range from those simply trying to get hold of a back issue, to family historians tracing articles about long-lost relatives, through to students checking the date of a Steve …

This Is What the Infinite Monkey Theorem Looks Like in Real Life

Author: Babu_Kurra. Babu_Kurra Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.03.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:15 pm. 12:15 pm<p>Inside an aluminum structure the size of a …

500-year-old music books accessible to all

Fragile treasures of 16th Century music are now freely available online. The Early Music Online project has digitized more than 300 books of the …

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Captivating Close-Up Portraits of Rare Bengal Tigers

As founder of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.), exotic animal trainer Dr. Bhagavan Antle has a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with a number of Bengal tigers on a daily basis. As a result of this direct contact, he has developed an extensive portrait …

Wildlife

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Matt Bergman - Punk Rock Libertarians

Slate on Twitter: "Can animals REALLY make friends with other species? http://t.co/VgOysGFtGo http://t.co/IOE3D9NxkM"

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Ivory model one side skull, the other side a face (17th century). #mementomori #death http://t.co/xJSiFab1u7

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The future of libraries – keeping the service alive

"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation," said journalist Walter Cronkite.<p>The line was quoted in an article that featured on the network earlier in the month, arguing that library cuts in Lincolnshire did not make economic sense because growth …

With Basel Week on the horizon, we bring you a comprehensive preview of Scope Miami Beach to share some highlights before the fair launches next week. Stay tuned for more previews of the various Miami art fairs this week and dispatches from Miami next week. (Image by Saner) http://hifructose.com/2013/11/26/basel-week-preview-scope-miami-beach-2013/

Pope Francis understands economics better than most politicians

Pope Francis is a pontiff who has constructively broken all the rules of popery – so far to widespread acclaim. He’s faulted the Catholic church for …