An unexpected and unwanted text message from a wireless company prematurely...– Would-Be Suicide Bomber Killed by Unexpected SMS From Mobile Carrier | Threat Level | Wired.com
Admittedly, there is something arresting about... →
Max Rodenbeck, The Economist →
Vivian Alan J. MacKerrell (23 May 1944 - March... →
W.C. Fields once recalled that “we lost our... →
Egyptian Activists' Action Plan: Translated |... →
Egyptian activists have been circulating a kind of primer to Friday’s planned protest. We were sent the plan by two separate sources and have decided to publish excerpts here, with translations into English. Over Twitter, we connected with a translator, who translated the document with exceptional speed.
Researchers around the world have shown that windows looking out on nature...– Attention Restoration Theory Taps Nature’s Medicine | Smart Journalism. Real Solutions. Miller-McCune.
A woman accused of kidnapping a 3-week-old baby girl from a New York City...– Woman Who Raised Carlina White Admits Kidnapping, F.B.I. Says - NYTimes.com [this is also not a cry for help]
Mr. Borges’s Garden - Op-Art - NYTimes.com →
In the most recent of its annual “Year in Ideas” issues, the New York Times...– Urban Omnibus » Against a Notion of Urban Science I thought it was kind of great. But I guess I’m not an urbanist, or whatever
I just saw a youngster with a fedora and those shoes with toes.
During the course of the lecture we will make some gentlemanly wagers on the...– UC Berkeley Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium - Bio: Natalie Jeremijenko
Why do you have great ideas when you’re in the shower?” Patnaik asks. “You’re at...– In Pursuit of the Perfect Brainstorm - NYTimes.com
This is the conclusion: We now have mathematical evidence that minimizing your...– mathematics of beauty (11 Jan., 2011, at Interconnected)
Tila, who knew Navarro for a while, first hooked up with the former Jane’s...– Dave Navarro is Banging Tila Tequila Now. Of Course. - The Superficial - Because You’re Ugly
The Olmsted park (now a fixture in American cities from Birmingham to Milwaukee)...– The Smart Set: Garden Party - January 11, 2011
These root bridges are so strong that some of them can carry 50 or more people...– cherrapunjee.com
Living root bridges Around Cherrapunji in... →
One third of all the homicides in the United... →
n (Engineering / Mechanical Engineering) a safety... →
Winston Churchill changed parties about umpteen... →
Q. Is Yahoo! committed to Flickr? A. Hell yes we are! We love this product and...– Twitter / Blake Irving: Q. Is Yahoo! committed to …
Consider the typical structure of writing. Letters are assembled into words,...– You Can Have My Double Space When You Pry it From My Cold, Dead Hands - Megan McArdle - Culture - The Atlantic
According to a 2005 UN report, fifty-five times... →
ESQ: And your next act? AS: Well, it evolves. I never stop anything. So I...– Arnold Schwarzenegger Politics - Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger - Esquire
A community is like a ship. Everyone ought to be...
The Revenge of Comic Sans →
slavin: I used to think about the connections between psychedelic ephemera, rave culture, myspace and l33t, about how subculture (such as it is) always finds way to live in the ecosystem with public secrets. Visible to everyone, but only legible to them who should read it. And then you read this about Comic Sans, and I wonder if the easiest to way to hide something in public is to make it way...