Carl Warner’s art gallery is quite entertaining to peruse. His work is fairly wide-ranging, but the common theme seems to be the idea that ordinary things, once removed from the contexts in which we’re accustomed to seeing them, can surprise us: by their beauty, their hilarity, and their resemblance to other things with which we
I’m not much of a videogamer, but I’m intrigued by what I’ve read about the new video game Mirror’s Edge. The game is a “first person runner” based on parkour, the art of running, jumping, climbing, and otherwise moving quickly through urban environments. Amusingly, the game’s main selling point seems to be that playing it
Google has a new service which reports U.S. influenza activity by state using aggregated data of how often people in an area search on flu symptoms. Here’s how it works. Note how ridiculously well its curves overlap the CDC (Center for Disease Control) curves. Quoth Dr. Lyn Finelli, chief of influenza surveillance at the CDC:
HRSFANS has decided on an official motto: “Misce stultitiam consiliis brevem” (“Mingle a little folly with your wisdom” from Horace’s Odes) Thank you to everyone who participated in selecting the motto, and particularly to Alexa F. and Kartik V. for suggesting the winning motto!