Sunday, November 20, 2016

Keiko Matsui 2016 - Full Piano Medley 18 by John Bertrandino di Bertone

Monday, November 14, 2016

23 spectacular photos of the largest supermoon in 70 years

The Earth and the moon are in the midst of quite the rendezvous right now.

The moon is currently taking the form of the biggest supermoon we've seen in 70 years, lighting up skies around the world. A supermoon is when a moon is in its full phase and at its closest point to Earth during its orbit at the same time. This present, notable occurrence happened last night and will continue through tonight.


Monday, October 31, 2016

NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid : The Two-Way

A large space rock came fairly close to Earth on Sunday night. Astronomers knew it wasn't going to hit Earth, thanks in part to a new tool NASA is developing for detecting potentially dangerous asteroids.


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NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid : The Two-Way

Saturday, October 29, 2016

NASA Wins Halloween With Superior Pumpkin Carving Skills

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory held their annual pumpkin carving contest on Thursday and it turns out that carving pumpkins is rocket science.

The contest, which is held at the California lab made famous in The Martian, showed what can happen when you combine science and engineering with pumpkins. There were a few fabulous, but fairly standard entries, like a PAC-MAN pumpkin, a Darth Vader Jack O'Lantern, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton pumpkins, and an impressive Stranger Things inspired entry, but no Neil deGrasse Tyson pumpkin.


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Some of the most creative resumes

Job hunting can be a frustrating odyssey of nos and non-responses, and applying for gigs can feel like screaming into a void. (Are you alive? Are they alive? Is anyone out there?)


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Park Places: 10 Paved Painted & Personalized Driveways

Do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? These unusual painted driveways prove that when it comes to painted pavement, nobody's really asphalt.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Real Rock of a Diamond Fails to Sell at Auction

A 1,109-carat uncut diamond offered in an unusual public auction is still waiting for a buyer.

Offered for sale at a public auction on Wednesday evening at Sotheby's in London, the stone — believed to be the largest still-uncut diamond in the world — failed to sell when it did not meet the minimum reserve, a price that was not specified.


Children’s Drawings Turned into Finely Crafted Jewelry

Tasarım Takarım (I Wear Design) is a Turkish jewelry company that converts children's illustrations into finely crafted silver and gold jewelry. The project was first started two years ago by artists Yasemin Erdin Tavukçu and Özgür Karavit, who saw the opportunity to turn a simple doodle into timeless decorative object, not unlike bronzing a child's baby shoes or capturing their handprints in clay. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and often requires special tools or means of production to faithfully replicate the intricacies of a child's scribbles. You can follow their work on Instagram and Etsy. (via HuffPo)


Pokemon Go boosts attendance, doubles membership at Phoenix Zoo

Of all of the businesses and organizations that have suddenly overflowed with Pokemon Go players flocking to their locations' virtual Pokestops and gyms in the past three weeks, it's possible the Phoenix Zoo has embraced the game the most.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Why comic books are so popular today

The comic book industry just had its best-selling month in nearly two decades.

According to The Comichron, a blog that covers comic book sales figures, June 2016 was the best-selling month for the industry since December of 1997. These figures aren't perfect, since the only way to track sales is to record the number of orders retailers are making rather than individual purchases, but they paint a pretty good picture. Retailers ordered about 8.53 million copies of the top 300 comics last month.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The 20 Creepiest Clowns EVER, These Bozos are Pure Evil

Clowns aren't supposed to be scary, but for some reason they scare the crap out of people. Blame it on Stephen King, blame it on James Carpenter, the point is, that if an orange haired man wearing bright makeup ask if you'd like to play a game – you're probably gonna die. These 20 Halloween clowns won't be serving you happy meals, making balloon animals or inviting you to play the Grand Prize Game. They're straight from the devil's circus tent and they don't play nice.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Why we delete pronouns at the start of sentences

Something has been mysteriously absent from many of my recent emails: me.

Hope all is well with you, I write, conveniently erasing myself as the subject of the sentence.

Agree with Bob's critiques. Would love to read a post on this. Can do in an hour. Look forward to reading.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Talking With a Top Curator at Amazon Art, on the Fine Art of Reinventing Art Buying

What's your role at Amazon Art?

I'm the Senior Manager of Business Development at Amazon Art. I recruit and manage galleries and dealers to sell on the platform as well as organize Amazon's presence at art fairs around the country, spreading the word to the general public. Even though Amazon is a big name, and a brand known throughout the world, Amazon Art is still not on the radar of many people, and just now becoming known. Even internally at Amazon, many people haven't heard of Amazon Art. So, I'm an ambassador for getting the word out, on every level, and to every audience. I'm always thinking of creative ways to reach a more global audience, collectors in the art world, people wanting to collect art, and customers who are already purchasing from Amazon. As you know Amazon is all about the customer, so we work on things like returns and shipping with the Amazon system, as well as making it a stellar art site within Amazon.


Monday, March 28, 2016

10 Successful Women Share Their Morning Routines

Morning time is precious time, those few brief moments before the outside world bleeds noise into your day. Building a routine that gives you a calm, efficient, and fulfilling morning can take some serious trial and error. If you haven't nailed down your own productivity-inducing routine yet, don't fret. We've rounded up the morning routines of 10 successful women from different industries to inspire your mornings. All of the women mentioned below have figured out how to make family, exercise, and "me" time priorities in their first waking hours.


Dalai Lama Live One Day at a Time poster, A to Zen of life

This A to Zen of Life, lessons from the Dalai Lama poster, can serve as a great guide and reminder to help you live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece. Here is what it says, in case you have trouble reading the image above:


Saturday, March 12, 2016

How to get essential vitamins and nutrients

We all know we should be eating a balanced diet to get all the nutrients we need — the right mix of proteins, carbs, and fats, as well as vitamins and minerals.

But there are more ways to get those nutrients than you might think.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Roundup: Here's What People Are Saying About Barbie's Diversity Makeover

Last week, Mattel announced that Barbie is getting a makeover. A whole bunch of them, in fact. Now, 33 new Barbie dolls are available for purchase through the website, in three new body types — petite, tall and curvy — and seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 14 "face sculpts." We rounded up some sharp thoughts on this news, ranging from what this means for Mattel's bottom line to whether a widely hyped debut of Barbie's new looks is really a step forward.


Nightmarish Neon Humanoids Stretch Like Laffy Taffy

Animations morphing from humanoid to Hellraiser-style cenobites in just a few breaths–that's what characterizes two new 3D animations by Mike Pelletier, entitled Performance Capture. "The works are centered around a series of open source motion capture sequences," the Netherlands-based artist tells The Creators Project. "Errors, glitches and distortions play heavily in both."


13 science-backed tactics for winning any negotiation

Whether it's your salary or your cable bill, a lot of life is up for negotiation.

Fortunately for you, there are plenty of psychological tricks that can help you get what you want — especially when you start out as the person with less power.

Here, we rounded up some of the most practical and creative science-backed negotiating strategies.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Chinese New Year 2016: The Year of the Monkey - everything you need to know

Celebrations have started around the world, as London waits to join the festivities on Monday.

People have gathered at one of Hong Kong's best known temples - the Wong Tai Sin - to make their new year wishes.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Awesome Art Picks: Nightwing, Emma Frost, Deadpool, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out. This is a way to see the artists working on one book draw characters from other comics or publishers.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Lego unveils its first disabled figure

After decades of building pirate ships, race cars and haunted castles, Lego has come up with something new: a wheelchair.

The Danish toymaker has unveiled its first ever disabled minifigure on Thursday. The figure of a hat-wearing boy in a wheelchair was first spotted at the Nuremberg international toy fair in Germany and featured on fan blogs.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Star Trek Gets Retro Postage Stamps for Its 50th Birthday

Star Trek has a big anniversary coming up. This summer, the franchise that dared to boldly go where no man has gone before turns 50.

The Original Series debuted on NBC on September 8, 1966. Though it ran for just three years—and included just 79 episodes—Star Trek spawned four spin-off TV series, 13 movies and a host of novels and comics. In honor of the show's enduring mark on popular culture, and the franchise's golden anniversary, the United States Postal Service is issuing a series of colorful commemorative postage stamps. The Heads of State, a Philadelphia design studio that produces work with a retro, patriotic slant to it, created it with direction from Antonio Alcalá, a designer at Studio A.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

The creepy beauty of VCR errors

Digital technology can be very boring at times. There's no room for error. If a smartphone or an MP3 player breaks, we have to chuck it away and arrange to get a new one, while the digital cloud preserves all our precious files in immaculate condition. "That's sort of the problem with the digital revolution for glitch artists today. With formats like HDMI, it's all or nothing. The signal is either crystal clear, or it's not coming through at all," says computer artist Corey Johnson.

All images by Corey Johnson. This article contains flashing images.


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