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lundi 7 juin 2021, 17:29
We've posted several times about how people who are blind who have learned how to 'see' and navigate the world using echolocation like bats, shrews, and whales. The skill involves making loud clicking noises with the tongue and then listening for the echo to judge not only di...
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Blue Origin (and Amazon) founder Jeff Bezos will head to space next month and likely back after an 11 minute flight. He's taking one of the cushy seats aboard the New Shepard suborbital spacecraft expected to launch on July 20, the 52nd anniversary of the first moon landing. ...
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A 30-year-old El Paso, Texas mom who posed as a 13-year-old and pretended to be a student at her daughter's school has been arrested. Wearing a Marvel hoodie, tight jeans, large glasses and a face mask, Casey Garcia sneaked onto campus, sat in class, and ate at the...
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Dr. Naomi Wolf—once revered as a feminist author but lately more well-known for startling factual errors and conspiracy theories—was finally banned this weekend from Twitter after describing vaccines as 'a software platform that can receive uploads.' She also compared Dr ...
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You don't need the combined resources of Industrial Light and Magic and a team of hundreds to complete a short digital video for a presentation or social post. And even without that extended cast or a ridiculous budget, you don't have to settle for a one-take iPhone-shot...
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San Francisco Zoo reported the death of Cobby, a 'much-loved primate' and 1960s TV star who was 63 years old. Cobby was the oldest chimp in the U.S., reportedly. In 2015, an Australian filmmaker making a documentary about Cobby described to the Guardian his short-lived...
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House Representative Mo Brooks (R-Al.) was finally served this weekend with a lawsuit, filed by one of his Democratic colleagues, claiming that he took an active role in facilitating the Jan. 6 sacking of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters. Brooks' efforts to avoid being...
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Scientific American reports a study that shows 8 week old puppies already respond to social cues that humans give them, such as pointing at food hidden under cups. It's the 'most adorable study of the year' so far. Emily Bray: 'Are you the best puppy? — Read the rest
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Tops, bottoms and undergarments need not be worn in the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride, but wearing a mask is the article of clothing that is a must. via AP: The city lifted most of its COVID-19 rules this week, citing an increase in vaccinations and a decrease in cases. —...
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It's a new day for herb smoking. Nobody wants to just carry around a dirty, smelly old pipe anymore. Now that quick hit pipes are everywhere, smokers are looking for subtle, compact, yet efficient means of getting their smoke on that also look upscale and respectable. — Read...
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dimanche 6 juin 2021, 22:00
Let's just get this out of the way first. We know giving a wallet or a keychain to your dad on Father's Day probably instinctively feels like a failure. You couldn't come up with something better so you just settled for a cheap, crummy, obvious gift idea like a wallet. While...
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Today I came across this handy-dandy one hour and fifteen minutes long 'Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults' VHS, from 1994. This tape will tell you everything you need to know about the many hazards of satanism. I learned that there are three levels to being a...
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The former guy has dementia…pass it on! pic.twitter.com/iQGB6decST— Andrew (@TheRealAndrew_) June 6, 2021 Many people are making fun of Trump's droopy pants, but we refuse to sag to that level. Instead, let's focus on what he said to his worshipful Qnut crowd last night:...
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Take a virtual tour through the Japanese village of Nagoro, home to 200 scarecrows and 29 humans. Nagaro was once a thriving town, but over time most people left to get jobs in the city. A woman named Ms Tsukimi Ayano, the 'Scarecrow Mother,' has been making scarecrows for...
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The r/coolguides page on Reddit has lots of fun and useful stuff to browse through from guides on wilderness survival to vintage instructions about talking on the telephone. I hope I never actually need to refer to the one about 'how to make seawater drinkable', but I do...
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Zig Zag is an electrifying new sci-fi zine by British artist Will Sweeny. I love his alien-like creatures paired with the glowing, psychedelic color palette of his drawings. This trippy story is about 'the evolution of The Mindseye Trooper, a mechanical secret agent...
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One Minute Movies is a short film written by and starring The Residents. The Residents are an avant-garde music group (one of my all-time favorites) and an art collective. I've always loved the multimedia aspect of The Residents' work, and the way that their prolific body...
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Between Father's Day, the start of summer travel season, and the loosening of COVID restrictions, this moment couldn't be more perfectly suited to outfit Dad for a journey into the great outdoors. If your father is an adventurous soul, then he likely has many pieces of...
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Almost 7 out of every 10 households in America own a pet. That's roughly about 85 million homes where a furry, feathered or even scaly friend rules the roost. Even with all those pets running around, it's estimated that only about 2 percent of the dogs and cats living in...
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Art and design apps really run the gamut. Users can try one of those underpowered, under-producing, almost freebie programs that they quickly find don't really cut it for a true digital art professional. On the flip side, there are the behemoths of the industry, apps like...
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