Tuesday, December 31, 2013
results were surprisingly consistent, even across cultures.
"Yes: 2013 was a horrorshow. The news became a Stephen King short-story collection accidentally being adapted into live events in real time. Even unpleasantly extreme news stories that would normally stand out as the most appalling thing you'd ever heard about were quickly replaced by something even worse. Remember when that footage of a Syrian rebel commander eating a dead man's heart turned up and we assumed we'd collectively experienced a new low for humankind, one that would never be forgotten? Admit it: you'd discarded it completely until I mentioned it just there, and even then you had to squint with your mind's eye to remember what the hell I was going on about. That's the sort of year it was. This was the news, every day: bombings, massacres, murders, celebrity child abuse and high-profile deaths. One after the other. After a while you just thought: no. No. Anything but this. So your brain shut down and started whistling. No wonder The Great British Bake Off's so popular."
By Charlie Brooker /continue
Monday, December 30, 2013
Chris Hadfield has played his cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity on BBC News
The history of the internet - when someone comes to write it - will no doubt look back on 2013 as the year marketers and advertisers finally worked out the internet's secret sauce, the sure-fire way of getting something shared far and wide on the internet, without the need to fill the pockets of television executives. The BBC reached out to Grumpy Cat to see what she made of all this.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Gary Feinman recently began surveying one of the biggest.
NPR Double Take
Saturday, December 28, 2013
these animals may be able to adapt their behavior to a warming planet.
Friday, December 27, 2013
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Photo by Bruno Konjević
”Kapulica & Lanterns” event in Zagreb December 23, 2013.
The event, organized by contemporary artist Kresimir Tadija Kapulica as part of the ArtOmat Fair ahead of Christmas, involves people releasing about a thousand lanterns to symbolize sending own wishes to the universe.
Have a great Christmas and I hope that Santa brings everything you want .