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Underwater

We sit in a semi-circle booth at Max’s Ultimate Sports Bar, nibbling out of obligation on hot poppers and fried mozzarella, silently absorbing the …

Credit Cards

SONG OF INNOCENCE: The Mad Wizards of Mars | Maclean's — September 15, 1949

THEIR EYES were fire and the breath flamed from out the witches’ mouths as they bent to probe the cauldron with greasy stick and bony finger.<p>“When …

Literature

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Performs an Incredible Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ in NYC

While performing at the Le Poisson Rouge in New York City in April 2018, the incredibly talented Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain live streamed a …

Great Britain

Open-plan offices have a surprising effect on workplace communication

A new before-and-after study led by a Harvard Business School professor might bolster the already strong case against the open office plan.<p>Unlike previous research, it uses empirical evidence rather self-reported data to show that airy, communal spaces do not a buzzing, collaborative environment …

Employment

Listen to The Regrettes’ Cover of Hamilton’s ‘Helpless,’ the Latest in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s #Hamildrop Series

The band puts their indie-punk spin on the Hamilton track.<p>Last month, Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped “First Burn,” an initial draft of the <i>Hamilton</i> ballad …

The search engines you'll need for every type of question

Specific answers for specific needs.<p>When most of us have a question we want to research online, we run to Google for the answer. But it's not the only search engine out there. Venture off the beaten path, and you can find more specialized sites—like the self-proclaimed "computational search engine" …

Wolfram Alpha

Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend The Bullies

Even very young babies can tell the difference between someone who's helpful and someone who's mean — and lab studies show that babies consistently prefer the helpers.<p>But one of humans' closest relatives — the bonobo — makes a different choice, preferring to cozy up to the meanies.<p>That's according …

Freaky drum set configurations that are totally metal

Jared Dines demonstrates several weird drum setups that not only sound good, but look pretty cool, too.<p>If that's not metal enough, here's the …

The 12 Most Essential 30 Rock Episodes to Watch on Hulu

That loud “blerg!” you heard was the collective disappointment of thousands of <i>30 Rock</i> fans, after Netflix announced the show was departing its …

TV

How to enhance your landscape photos using Selective Color in Photoshop

One of the great things about Photoshop is that you can do almost everything in a variety of different ways. Blake Rudis of f64 Academy shows you how …

Cardboard Camera

News Literacy Project: Teaching students to tell the true from the fake

At Norwood-Fontbonne Academy in Chestnut Hill, 16 eighth-grade students have just begun a rousing hour of learning to be news-literate, …

Teaching

10 best VR apps for Google Cardboard

VR is starting to become a big deal. The proliferation of headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and others have solidified the platform’s popularity. However, none of them can even come close to the affordability of Google Cardboard. Anyone who has managed to pick one up over the …

Virtual Reality

Making a Killing

The business and politics of selling guns.<p>Bars in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia let out at 2 <i>A.M.</i> On the morning of January 17, 2010, two groups emerged, looking for taxis. At the corner of Market and Third Street, they started yelling at each other. On one side was Edward DiDonato, who …

Guns

I'm Flash Forward podcaster Rose Eveleth, and here are my favorite tools

Rose Eveleth is a journalist who covers how humans tangle with science and technology. She's the host and producer of Flash Forward, a podcast about …

Walter Cronkite in the computerized home office of 2001 (1967)

In this brief clip from the March 12, 1967 episode of the CBS show <i>The 21st Century</i>, Walter Cronkite shows us a home office from 2001. Aside from the …

21st Century

Homes From ‘Friends’, ‘Sex And The City’ Translated Into Detailed Floor Plans

<b>The homes in</b> popular TV shows, like Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment in <i>Sex and the City</i>, and Monica and Rachel’s apartment in <i>Friends</i>, are absolutely …

Sex and the City

Oh to be in Naples at this time of year. When they net the Lego bricks. https://t.co/BjjzFoKIYt

The Community Bookstore: The History of Modern Park Slope in a Store Front

By onJanuary 18, 2015 in Community, Preservation, Press<p>Recently, Urban Memory Project sat down with the one of the co-owners of Community Bookstore, …

Rite Aid

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Take a Virtual Tour of a Frank Lloyd Wright House That Was Never Built

See the modern design in all its simulated glory.<p>In 2013, an English engineer named Dr. Hugh Pratt asked the village of Wraxall, England for permission to build a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home on his 12-acre property.<p>The house originally was planned for a site in Santa Barbara, California but …

Clearing the Body's Retired Cells Slows Aging and Extends Life

A series of experiments in mice has led to what some are calling “one of the more important aging discoveries ever."<p>I'm looking at a picture of two mice. The one on the right looks healthy. The one on the left has graying fur, a hunched back, and an eye that's been whitened by cataracts. “People …

Medicine