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April 15, 2014

Some youthful looking ancient life seems to beckon us all. Why give up? Become a blip longer on earth. Still a blip though. Time is relative, isn't it?

April 13, 2014

Beautiful Death. Beautiful Game of Thrones Posters Lament One Death from Each Episode.

April 12, 2014

The new generation of eagle hunters of Mongolia. [Via]

April 11, 2014

Cells the size of grapes crawl some ocean floors. These leave tracks matching some Precambrian fossil tracks as far back as 1.8 billion years old.

April 08, 2014

TheNextWeb - OPENSSL vulnerability Found a critical vulnerability security in OPENSSL. "may affect as much as 66 percent of Internet sites...".

April 04, 2014

These gloves will "change the way we make music," says Imogen Heap. [Via]

What to do with all the beautiful pictures

April 01, 2014

When female capuchin monkeys want sex, they throw stones at the males.

March 30, 2014

Bibo. "It started as an idea about a lonely robot who sells ice cream. In order to survive in a severe reality he recreates an imaginary world where he lives every day, like he did during the best time of his life." [Via]

March 28, 2014

Kirsty Mitchell Photography. "After Losing Mother To Brain Cancer, Artist Finds Peace In Surreal Photography." [Via Blort, previously on MeFi]

March 24, 2014

Nietzsche and the Burbs. [Via]

March 18, 2014

How Europeans Imagined Exotic Animals Centuries Ago, Based on Hearsay.

March 16, 2014

Robot dogs, foldable tablets and mongoose bloggers: sci-fi visions of the media future.

March 10, 2014

On the Trail of Florida's Bigfoot—the Skunk Ape. [Via]

March 02, 2014

The ethics of genetically enhanced monkey-slaves. [Via]

March 01, 2014

Monsieur COK. "Mister Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. Looking for efficiency and profit, he decides to replace his workers by sophisticated robots. The formers stare helplessly at the toil of the robotic labourers. But one of the workers does not accept being discarded so easily..." [Via]

February 23, 2014

Simius Volants (Flying Monkeys.) Curious creatures by Anthony Sieben.

February 22, 2014

Madame Alberti's science of flight.

February 21, 2014

Domestikia: The gorgeously surreal animation of Jennifer Linton (nsfw).

February 19, 2014

Spot the Sniper.

February 17, 2014

The Brief, Wondrous Life of Zina Lahr. "When 23-year-old Lahr went missing on a trail outside Ouray, Colorado, the world lost an amazing young talent." [Via]

February 16, 2014

Peacekeepers - 01 - The Long Way Down. "What would you do if you were getting texts from God?" [Via]

February 12, 2014

Ten billion years ago earlier galaxy clusters existed than we knew, but the European satellites, Planck and Herschel, put the data through. Now Dust and gas from these three billion year old baby super galaxies have flown to hit us as light seen by the (SPIRE) instrument - an older reality than our own dust... [more inside]

What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun? "Let us imagine a principle. Call it a principle of freedom... Let us imagine it to hold that the free exercise of an entity’s most complex powers or capacities will, under certain circumstances at least, tend to become an end in itself..." [Via]

February 11, 2014

The Face of God, on St. John's Wort.

February 03, 2014

Man Photoshops Technology Into 15th Century Paintings, Hilarity Ensues.

February 02, 2014

Birthright Israel - makes total sense and also slightly creepy. Ick factor....5 or so? and I'd guess a +2 bonus if you know what AIPAC stands for.

via this tangential Crooked Timber discussion.

January 26, 2014

Alan Moore - quite an extended discussion with the author on various themes in his work.

January 20, 2014

The Makeover .
Tropfest Australia 2013 Second Prize
If you don't laugh, I wash my hands of you.

January 14, 2014

Meet Robosimian, the ape-inspired robot!