Color Blindness

Peacock spider man discovers dazzling new species while searching for the 'Hokey Pokey' - Science News - ABC News

On a trip trudging through the wet and cold of southern Western Australia last year, Jurgen Otto rediscovered a dancing spider dubbed the Hokey Pokey.<p>…

Zoology

The Japanese government is tweaking its heatwave index for people with colorblindness

There’s a deadly heatwave sweeping through Japan right now.<p>By the latest count, more than 30 people have died this month from heat exhaustion or strokes due to temperatures as high as 105.26 ºF (40.7 ºC). Another 10,000 people have been hospitalized. In an attempt to prevent further death and …

Heatstroke

Sens. Rubio and Scott tanked Trump nominee for criticizing multi-culti PC in college

Yesterday afternoon, Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., blocked the confirmation of a conservative judicial nominee to the leftist …

Conservative View

The Mismatch Effect: A Danger for Students of All Races

Say that you apply to many schools, including some where other students have much better predictors (chiefly test scores and grades from earlier …

African-American News

July 19th, 2018

<i>Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s</i> …

Milwaukee Bucks

World Cup Win Triggers Identity Anxiety in Multiethnic France

Trevor Noah’s jest about country owing its victory to Africans raises official ire<p>The notion that France owes its World Cup soccer triumph to Africa—given the African heritage of many of its players—has seeped into the rhetoric of public figures as varied as the president of Venezuela and the host …

France

Color Problems: A Republished Tome Reveals the Color Wisdom and Poetics of 19th-Century Artist Emily Noyes Vanderpoel | Colossal

<p>In 1901 artist and historian Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (1842-1939) published the painting manual Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student …

Art

29 Chrome extensions for web designers and devs

21. PerfectPixel<p>Designers hate it when their stunning design doesn't match up perfectly when it's coded. Perfect Pixel really is the perfect …

Google

Getter and Nothing Nowhere release 'All is Lost'

Getter takes part in ‘Mau5ville: Level 1’ through ‘All Is Lost’<p>Over the past year, LA-based DJ and producer Getter has undergone a complete musical …

Synthesizers

Towards Gender-Blind Casting: Conversion Therapist Writer/Director Bears Fonte on Trans Performers

<i>Conversion Therapist</i><p>On June 12th, 2016, I woke up to coverage of the Pulse nightclub shooting and felt my heart being ripped out. Even worse, I was …

Jeffrey Tambor

Heuristics for better figures

Post by Jesse L. Silverberg<p>Here’s the <i>tldr</i>: (1) Images = Information, (2) Colour communicates meaning, (3) Understand the limits of visual …

Color Schemes

Oliver Sacks on Nature’s Beauty as a Gateway into Deep Time and a Lens on the Interconnectedness of the Universe

“The sense of deep time brings a deep peace with it, a detachment from the timescale, the urgencies, of daily life… a profound sense of being at home, a sort of companionship with the earth.”<p><i>“When we have learned how to listen to trees,”</i> Hermann Hesse wrote in contemplating what our arboreal …

Culture

Using Pa11y CI and Drone as accessibility testing gatekeepers

<i>This article serves as a ‘how-to’ guide for setting up Pa11y CI to run against any webpage, and also how to integrate it within a Drone continuous</i> …

DevOps

“Ouvrir la Voix”: A Radically Frank Documentary About the Experience of Black Women in France

Not long after France beat Croatia in the final match of the 2018 World Cup, on Sunday, the French sociologist Edgar Morin, who is ninety-seven, tweeted that the victory of the team—which is predominantly nonwhite—is an occasion to celebrate the “one and multicultural” France. “Let’s enjoy these …

Women of Color

What Cities Do Right to Integrate Immigrants, in 4 Charts

A sociologist interviewed hundreds of immigrants in New York, Barcelona, and Paris. Here's what he says those cities get right—and do wrong—when integrating foreign-born residents.<p>As anti-immigrant sentiment erupts in Western democracies from Germany to the United States, some cities are still …

New York City

Uber updates its ridesharing app to help drivers better identify riders

(Credit: Uber)<p>Uber rolled out several new features for its transportation app today that should help its drivers figure out which person on the sidewalk is actually their rider. One of the new features, Spotlight, selects a specific color to display on a rider's screen to be presented to the …

Ridesharing

Exapting Sensemaker to Agile – An Experience Report.

I have been a fan of cognitive-edge technology and techniques for many years. Myself and a small group have been engaged in exapting sensemaker for …

Project Management

Trump’s War on Black Athletes

Snatching immigrant babies may have scored some points for President Trump with his base, but it was never going to light up the scoreboard like …

Liberal View

10 Superpowers Real People Have (And Why They’re Terrible)

Superpowered mutants aren’t just in comic books. There are real people who have been born with unusual gifts so incredible that they can only be …

Mind

How Universities And Businesses Are Trying To Engineer More Accidental Genius

Some of the greatest discoveries in the world have been totally random and happened by accident. Penicillin, X-ray images, the smoke detector, popsicles. Now, universities and businesses are trying to see if they can create the conditions for the next great accident.<p>Transcript<p>AILSA CHANG, HOST:<p>To …

Glass Art

Meet The New Star Of ‘The Band’s Visit’ (Same As The Old Star)

For Sasson Gabay, 71, acting is second nature, not unlike eating, drinking or even breathing. He instinctively observes the people around him, the …

Jewish Culture

World Cup thrills rise far above simple nationalism

As I wrote this column on Tuesday, Belgium and France were set to kick off in a World Cup semi-finals game, and for the sake of my old friend Alain …

Soccer

What 2 fictional Gileads can teach us about America in 2018

Marilynne Robinson and Margaret Atwood both set their novels in fictional Gileads, but that name has a much older history.<p>When the midsummer air gets so thick that it glows pink in the sunset hours, and it’s too hazy to do much more than sit and listen to the crickets and passing traffic, I am …

Literature

Sandra Oh Reacts to History-Making Emmy Nomination: 'I Share This Moment With My Community'

Sandra Oh made history on Thursday as the first Asian woman to be nominated for a lead actress Emmy for her stellar performance on BBC America's</i> …

Entertainment

‘Andi Mack’s’ TV mom finds Utah rather startling

When Lilan Bowden was cast in the Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack,” she was thrilled. When she was told the series would be shot in Utah, she was … …

Salt Lake City

Replacing Justice Kennedy: Why Roe Won’t Be (Formally) Overruled, Same-Sex Marriage Rights Won’t Be Undone, and Affirmative Action Won’t Be Terminated, but Electoral Reform Could Suffer Greatly

Posted in: Civil Rights<p>It looks like Justice Anthony Kennedy will be replaced by one of his former clerks, DC Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Judge …

Law

World Cup 2018: Why millions of fans see the football like this

<b>Sean Hargrave is a self-declared football obsessive, but when he sat down to watch the opening match of the 2018 World Cup he couldn't tell one team from the other.</b><p>He wasn't the only one struggling. Roars of frustration jumped from sitting rooms to social media as fans worldwide branded Russia v …

FIFA World Cup

Black churches, powerful cultural forces, set their sights on food security

On a warm weekend in early May, Reverend Heber Brown of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore led a delegation of his members on a tour of Browntown Farms in Warfield, Virginia and the Coalition for Healthier Eatingfood hub in Bethel, North Carolina. For Brown, the founder of the Black Church …

Urban Agriculture

And I Love Puerto Ricans and Negroes, As Long as they Don't Move Next Door

In the 1990’s, the suburban city where I live experienced a boom in home building. With the economic uptick came migrant Latinos to perform back …

Black Lives Matter

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