PES makes some fantastic “twisted films” using everyday objects in unexpected ways to create inventive stop-motion animations. In addition to the film on the front page, I particulary like the human skateboard.
I was just perusing that occasionally invaluable Internet Anagram Server known as “I, rearrangement servant” when I followed a link that I’d never noticed before and stumbled upon The Anagram Times, a blog composed of anagrams of headlines from major newspapers. So, for example: Metro bridge collapses in Delhi = This rails problem needed logic
I was intrigued but ultimately left unsatisfied by this article on Salon.com. Titled “Why America is flunking science”, the article takes on the question of why so many Americans don’t know basic facts about science. But rather than repeating the same tired claims about the uneducated masses, they consider instead the image of science presented
I expect that most of our readers are familiar with TEDTalks. The TED Conferences takes place annually and “bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).” Their talks are then published on their website, so that we mere mortals can experience
I find the amount of control that these people have over their bodies amazing: You can hear a bit more about acroyoga in this video (but the demonstrations aren’t as impressive): Jason and Jenny, who you see in the embedded video here, invented the sport about five years ago in Berkeley, CA. I’ve heard of
Because, well, why not? Personally, I am a proper Dune fanatic. Dune is the War and Peace of speculative fiction, and, yes, I say that believing War and Peace is the greatest novel yet written. Dune, too, encompasses everything: War Peace Guerrilla tactics Religion Fanaticism Time Space (tesseracts) Love Death Psychology Compromise Ecology Legend &c…