Airplane Installation in Tate Britain Modern Art... →
It is not everyday you walk into a building and see an enormous plane crashing into the floor. English artist Fiona Banner thought of adding a unique touch to the galleries of Britain Tate Modern Art Museum and created an installation that dazzles the mind.
I’m happy to say I don’t think that I’ve said anything inaccurate in any of the...– Error-prone Republican presidential candidate and sometimes outright liar MICHELE BACHMANN. Yes, she really said it. Probably because she heard someone else say it once. (via the Washington Post) OMG she is too stupid to breathe. (via wilwheaton)
Does this 1998 Serbian biology textbook bear the... →
“Welcome to eighth-grade biology, class! Anyway, as you can see from the textbooks on your desks, we will have an exciting semester of learning the apiary arts, arthropod handling, the habitats of lagomorphs, the psychoactive properties of tropical reptiles, and, ahem, human sexuality in the…
The lady next door runs a home for pigs. I went down each morning to say my...– http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2001_10_01_archive.html (via neil-gaiman)
Kate Bolick: why marriage is a declining option... →
Not a short article, but quite an interesting read and broader than the title might at first glance suggest.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.– Soren Kierkegaard (via revdkathy)
DealBook: Foreclosure Firm Steven J. Baum to Close... →
The law firm’s fortunes worsened after photos emerged of a Halloween party at the firm showing employees wearing costumes mocking people who had lost their homes.
Shortage Of ADHD Drugs Has Parents, Doctors... →
The Drug Enforcement Administration doesn’t think there’s a shortage at all. “You know, I guess there’s sort of an assumption out there that there is in fact a shortage,” says Gary Boggs of the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control. Even if there is not an actual shortage and even if rational explanations exist for why such a shortage may be perceived by those...
Mollusks: And now, three minutes of Flamboyant... →
If you don’t have tickets to Laser Floyd at your neighborhood planetarium tonight, just watch 199 seconds of Metasepia pfefferi — a.k.a. Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish —
Why Facebook's Seamless Sharing is Wrong →
By Marshall Kirkpatrick / November 19, 2011 2:36 PM Facebook recently instituted a new program that makes it easy for 3rd party websites and services to automatically post links about your activity elsewhere back into Facebook and the newsfeeds of your friends. It’s called Seamless Sharing and there’s a big backlash growing about it, reminiscent of the best-known time Facebook...
PBS story [about] Safecast →
Sean Bonner: “Earlier this year Miles O’Brien and Xeni Jardin joined us in Japan to learn a bit about Safecast and joined us on a trip through Fukushima – I blogged about the day when it happened. They were working on a piece for PBS which aired in the US tonight. The full segment is viewable… “
Omelas State University →
By John Scalzi These things should be simple…
Carl Warner’s Whimsical Food Landscapes →
by Maria Popova What the London skyline has to do with asparagus, rhubarb, and Pink Floyd.
The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth the... →
Subhead: “Our common treasury in the last 30 years has been captured by industrial psychopaths. That’s why we’re nearly bankrupt.” Article by George Monbiot at guardian.co.uk (A fully referenced version of this article can be found at www.monbiot.com/)
A Long, Strange "Trip to the Moon" →
It took science, faith, and a bit of magic (oh, and 10 years and a million bucks) to bring a lost version of a pioneering silent film classic back to colorful life. Here’s how it happened.