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lundi 15 janvier 2018, 14:45
Over fifty years ago, an all-female rock band based out of San Francisco played to 'Summer of Love' crowds. The popularity of Ace of Cups grew quickly and, thanks to a good manager, they were soon on the same bill as Steppenwolf, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country...
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In the video above, The National Geographic explains chromatophors, the pigment-changing cells in certain species of octopus. The blue-ringed octopus is venomous and entirely willing to let you know before you get too close. Karel Mestdagh shot this video on a Samsung Galaxy ...
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LED bulbs provide incredibly low-power light, and can last way longer than incandescent bulbs (though the lighting industry is trying to make LEDs artificially die more quickly, too). They also face an aesthetics issue: Almost every new form of low-power lighting is regarded ...
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The Yakima Herald posted this video, shot by Steven Mack, of a growing fissue on Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima, Wa. I-82, seen in the footage, is only threatened in 'less likely scenarios.' The county has pre-emptively declared an official disaster. The city of Union Gap...
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Remember the botched retouching on those family portraits I recently shared? (Who could forget?!) Well folks, there's already a tutorial on how to retouch images like the photographer Lesa Hall did. Finnish photographer Antti Karppinen shows the way. Do your best (worst?)!
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The Financial Times does a long, deep dive into the exploding world of Americans who crowdfund their health-care costs. It's a sad -- if gripping -- document of the wildly inefficient, friction-hot mess of medical care in the US, where one-fifth of household spending is...
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dimanche 14 janvier 2018, 18:28
While plenty of people have evinced a belief that delivering a single speech qualifies Oprah to be president (presumably with Dr Oz as Surgeon General and history's smoothest selljob for invading other countries on flimsy pretenses), the young, motivated Warren-Sanders wing...
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When Congress voted last week to renew the NSA's controversial Section 702 powers, which gives the spy agency the power to conduct mass, secret, warrantless surveillance on Americans, they also voted down a bipartisan amendment that would have limited the president's ability ...
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Whistleblower and torture survivor Chelsea Manning has filed papers to challenge Senator Benjamin L Cardin for his seat in the 2018 midterm elections. (more…)
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Libertarian wisdom holds that 'the answer to bad speech is more speech,' but if you're a Peter Thiel libertarian (that is, the kind of 'freedom lover' who doesn't think women should vote, wants to spy on everyone in the world, and secretly wields power to censor the free...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCAfjVtq_WI From 2009's Boston Bootie 21, DJ Faroff's astounding samba remix of the Darth Vader March: put your hands up in the air!
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Large German companies are required to give board-seats to representatives from their workers' unions, which makes the companies both more profitable and more equitable, so it's unusual for German workers to go out on strike, but 15,000 members of IG Metall union, the...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMsZ9YtE1j0 Glue the spines from an old encyclopedia set to slats of wood, back with a piece of fabric (a 'tambour') and top with woodscrews as makeshift rollers that run along a routed track, and voila, you've got a hidden stashbox that...
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Secret Headquarters, Los Angeles's best comics shop (previously, has published 'Monster Manual,' a limited-run, 64-page zine collecting the art from their show of the same name, in which artists were challenged to create their own rue and satirical entries for a notional...
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The new year is nearly upon us, but before we say goodbye to 2017, we're giving you the opportunity to close it out on a positive note by scoring some of the year's best deals at even lower prices. 1. Universal Waterproof Solar ChargerMSRP: $49.99 | Sale Price: $13.99 (72%...
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My cat absolutely loves these $8 cardboard cat scratchers. They go straight into the recycling bin, so why spend a penny more than necessary? I tried one of the $25 lounger-style cardboard cat scratchers and my picky cat wouldn't go near it. I put out a simple, flat and...
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samedi 13 janvier 2018, 23:15
“WTF!” My friend Jon Letman in Hawaii tells us about the terrifying false alarm he and his wife and son just received that their island, Kauai, was being bombed. (more…)
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In 2010, The Royal Society featured the 'Desiderata' (previously) of Robert 'Boyle's Law' Boyle, a list of dozens of scientific discoverie and breakthroughs that Boyle hoped would be discovered by scientists. * The Prolongation of Life.* The Recovery of Youth, or at least ...
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Back in 2016, we published a good technological explainer about Intel's Management Engine, an evolution of the decade-plus old idea of 'Trusted Computing,' in which a separate, isolated system-on-a-chip lives alongside of your computer, performing cryptographic work and...
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Wired has done a fun job of documenting the history of “badday.mpg' -- which became a passaround hit in 1997, making it probably the first viral video of the Internet. Mind you, as the author Joe Veix notes, they didn't call it a 'viral video' back then, because the very...
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