|Sam Reveles, North II, 2013|
July 4, 1969. I was seven. Our street, a cul-de-sac, was preparing the annual 4th of July block party. At some point, looking up at the sky, it became clear that wasn't going to happen. I remember watching some of the proceedings from our back porch with my father. But memories are faulty and I had always recalled the event as a tornado when it really was only differential advection.
The science of loneliness. tl;dr
A photo essay about building a monument to the victims of the 1989 crash of UTA Flight 772 in the middle of the desert.
NASA is funding research toward 3D printed pizza. I'm fairly certain when the federal government gets involved in food production, their pie will make Papa John's look like the Gramercy Tavern by comparison.
|Proof #55 that innovation is not dead. The only thing strange about Beardvertising is that no one has thought of it before.|
You can follow Starfleet Academy on Facebook.
Let's get ready to rumble. In a geek-off between Star Wars and Star Trek nerds, which spaceships are faster?
|To boldly go where no wurst has gone before. You must click through to see all the pictures.|
R'ha - 6 minute, scifi, animated video. Watch it.
For the vintage animation junkie, here's the GI Bill of Rights from 1946 including photos of the storyboards.
I really wanted to like SPIN's list of the 100 greatest drummers of alternative music. But the whole thing was meh punctuated occasionally by bleh.
|The evolution of 007. See the animated version here.|
Before the nut-jobs in Portland decide to ban chlorine for water purification they should read this study indicating that at least half of swimming pools (public and private) sampled in Atlanta tested positive for E. coli, the source of which is good ol' human poo poo. According to science, each person carries 0.14 grams of doodie into the cement pond.
|Places where Soviets couldn't go when visiting the U.S. during the Cold War.|
I'm starting to love this guy: retiring Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis is quoted as saying "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."
A for effort, D for execution. But why should Taylor Swift have all the fun? Here's Daft Punk's Goat Lucky.
What do Kepler and Daft Punk have in common? How about Debussy and wind? I think this guy's on to something with music to visualize data by.
From goats to bears. Contrary to what you've heard, a bear did not eat a video camera it only chewed on it. So if you have a fetish for the inside of a bear's pie-hole, this video's for you.
|Beer Mapper for iPad - mapping all the types of brew.|
Real world, real time statistics - Worldometers.
Why is it when you get older it seems hair grows everywhere except where it should?
How does a toilet work?
|I started with a beautiful painting and I'll end with a painting of another sort. John Currin, Bea Arthur Naked, 1991. Recently sold for $1.9 million at auction.|