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Watch live: falcon eggs about to hatch in downtown NYC! "Adele and Frank, two Peregrine falcons that call 55 Water Street their home, are expecting five baby falcons. Falcons have been nesting at the building on and off since the 1990s."...
From: MetaFilter | By: moonmilk | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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What's Behind Slovenia's Love Affair with a Salamander?...
From: MetaFilter | By: ChuraChura | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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How laxative teas took over Instagram, one $250,000 celebrity endorsement at a time...
From: MetaFilter | By: almostmanda | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The violent sexual assault of Sarah Ottens at the University of Iowa inspired a famous art work by Ana Mendieta. But that wasn't the end of the connection between the women. Mendieta would go on to create more artwork invoking the female body, violence,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Gin and Broadband | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Tareq Alsaadi performs gravity-defying aerobatics with the SAB Goblin Nitro radio-controlled helicopter — in one case, with some interesting LED patterns on the blades...
From: MetaFilter | By: a lungful of dragon | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Malt Liquor Video. Label Out. You go to YouTube. You search on the phrase "Malt Liquor Video". You discover a strange social phenomenon consisting of people making videos of themselves drinking malt liquor. They are mostly lizard-brained idiots; and...
From: MetaFilter | By: mikeand1 | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Fried Mayo....
From: MetaFilter | By: Devils Rancher | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Someone turned a YouTube comment into something good. Prepare to shed a tear or two. (SLV)...
From: MetaFilter | By: CheeseDigestsAll | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Meet "Bike Batman," Seattle's vigilante reuniting stolen bikes with their owners. When he sees suspicious bike ads on Craigslist and sites like OfferUp.com – posts where the seller appears to know very little about the bike or has a photo in an odd,...
From: MetaFilter | By: mbrubeck | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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The Breaking News Generator - Today's top story... you! Or, whatever you want. Add your pic, write the headline and we'll go live to the scene. Sort of....
From: MetaFilter | By: MoonOrb | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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In 2014, Provo, Utah-based rock band Neon Trees' lead singer Tyler Glenn's came out as gay and Mormon. At the time, he seemed optimistic in his ability to navigate both identities, reporting that he received positive messages from Mormon church leaders...
From: MetaFilter | By: subversiveasset | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Wasteland Weekend is a Mad Max-inspired festival in California City, California. (SLVimeo)...
From: MetaFilter | By: tofu_crouton | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Elisabeth Moss will star in a 10-episode Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Atwood is a consulting producer; The 100's Bruce Miller wrote the script and is an executive producer along with Daniel Wilson (The Handmaid's Tale feature...
From: MetaFilter | By: melissasaurus | Friday, April 29, 2016
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All Prior Art is a project attempting to algorithmically create and publicly publish all possible new prior art, thereby making the published concepts not patent-able. The concept is to democratize ideas, provide an impetus for change in the patent system,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Existential Dread | Friday, April 29, 2016
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The stop-motion animation video for James' "Moving On" is the story of a life passing, told in yellow yarn. BAFTA award winning Scottish animator Ainslie Henderson explains what inspired him: It's 2014, and I'm on the phone to Tim [Booth, lead singer...
From: MetaFilter | By: hurdy gurdy girl | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Diet and fitness advice from Walt Whitman. (SLNYT)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Miko | Friday, April 29, 2016
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You want to adapt a lighthearted whimsical YA novel for the big screen; who do you hire for the screenplay? The original author? Nah. Just get the guy who wrote Donnie Darko. Holes, by Richard Kelly [pdf]. Featuring nuclear holocaust, prostitutes, and...
From: MetaFilter | By: specialagentwebb | Friday, April 29, 2016
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What do you do when your team is aiming for the World Series, but nobody on your team can catch your knuckleballer? It's a tale of panic, mistaken identity, emergency flights over cleared airspace, and missing jock cups... It's an oral history of the...
From: MetaFilter | By: DirtyOldTown | Friday, April 29, 2016
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On the one hand, physicists sure do love cute baby animals and clever puns. On the other hand, animals can really mess things up sometimes....
From: MetaFilter | By: cynical pinnacle | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Atlantic Canada is still getting some winter this "spring". Here's what a guy from Saskatchewan thinks about winter, just in general; some Manitobans' responses, previously....
From: MetaFilter | By: cotton dress sock | Friday, April 29, 2016
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When Vision Zero first launched, Sweden recorded seven traffic fatalities per 100,000 people; today, despite a significant increase in traffic volume, that number is fewer than three. "The largest resistance we got to the idea about Vision Zero was from...
From: MetaFilter | By: Bella Donna | Friday, April 29, 2016
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What is Cuil Theory? One Cuil ( ‽ ) is one level of abstraction away from the reality of a situation. A pictorial guide. They hand you a hotdog....
From: MetaFilter | By: lalochezia | Friday, April 29, 2016
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I love you like a fat lady loves apples....
From: MetaFilter | By: phunniemee | Friday, April 29, 2016
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In the spring of 2015, a billboard for the film Aloha was erected overlooking Logan Square in Chicago. It's still there today. While its fate and that of two others (mercifully blank) is fought over in court, fans of the billboard are planning a tiki...
From: MetaFilter | By: me3dia | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Menace 2 is an artificial intelligence which learns how to beat a human player at Tic-Tac-Toe and also it is made entirely of wooden drawers and colored beads...
From: MetaFilter | By: beerperson | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Costco has automated pizza production you can watch. [all Youtube]...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Friday, April 29, 2016
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A Poem About Sillicon Valley Made Up Of Quora Questions...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Friday, April 29, 2016
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No Labels is an American political organization based in the United States, composed of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, whose mission is to "usher in a new era of focused problem solving in American politics." As the election draws nearer they...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Friday, April 29, 2016
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We all "enjoyed" watching Winter Dragon, a pilot for a TV adaptation of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time. Our suffering appears to have been worthwhile however, as Robert Jordan's widow, Harriet McDougal, has announced that the legal issues have been resolved...
From: MetaFilter | By: sparklemotion | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Baby names generated by a neural network (via)...
From: MetaFilter | By: griphus | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Life in the last state where you can still drink and drive...
From: MetaFilter | By: almostmanda | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Leslie Odom Jr. Is Not Throwing Away His Shot (SL Longform Buzzfeed)...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Inspired by a column in Nature by Melanie Stefan, Princeton professor Johannes Haushofer keeps a CV of failures (PDF); he was interviewed by NPR about it this morning. Other examples of the form include: Bradley Voytek (PDF, skip to the end), Sam Lord...
From: MetaFilter | By: Cash4Lead | Friday, April 29, 2016
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What it means to be a 'free hair' in a predominantly Muslim society This is an edited version of a conference and seminar paper presented at the National University of Singapore in March 2016 and Australian National University in April 2016...
From: MetaFilter | By: infini | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Ken Livingstone suspended (again) by the British Labour Party Never a stranger to controversy, Ken Livingstone - former scourge of Margaret Thatcher, erstwhile London Mayor and close friend of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - was yesterday suspended by...
From: MetaFilter | By: Myeral | Friday, April 29, 2016
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The Faithful. "René and Juan Carlos set out to convert their Colombian megachurch to Orthodox Judaism. This is what happened."...
From: MetaFilter | By: zarq | Friday, April 29, 2016
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New York Sommeliers Try Malört: "On the palate ... a mix of corked Bordeaux, Saler's apéritif on crack, dead dog, and the Gowanus canal during summer."...
From: MetaFilter | By: Joey Michaels | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Do you like Spam and Kimchi? So does J. Kenji López-Alt. Anthony Bourdain and Anderson Cooper like it too....
From: MetaFilter | By: valkane | Friday, April 29, 2016
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On the eve of the 2016 NFL Draft, as one of its most talked-about players faces domestic assault charges, Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy pens a heartfelt essay on masculinity, power, and sexual violence: "It's important for men, especially in...
From: MetaFilter | By: soonertbone | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The media frenzies that once surrounded Marcia Clark, Monica Lewinsky, Tonya Harding and Anita Hill all have a pleasant sheen of '90s nostalgia about them. Yet their most meaningful lessons remain timeless, as do their most enduring questions—chief...
From: MetaFilter | By: narancia | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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No Small Parts profiles Linda Hunt In 1982, Linda made history as the first person to win the Academy Award for playing a role of the opposite gender for her performance as male Chinese-Australian photographer Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously....
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Reverse OCR is a bot that picks a word and then draws randomly until an OCR library recognizes it...
From: MetaFilter | By: a lungful of dragon | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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"Artist-biologist, jungle-dweller, critical-learner, xeno-feminist, optimistic-fatalist, & proud-amateur, wavering between observer and doer, using documentary video to embed myself in the worlds I'm interested in exploring. If you are a biologist,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Annika Cicada | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Mary J. Breen writes for The Toast. She's a 71 year old Canadian. She wrote an essay about high school dances back when sock hops meant wearing your bobby socks. And now, fifty-five years later, I do wonder why I kept going to those dances, though of...
From: MetaFilter | By: hydrobatidae | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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President Obama Weighs His Economic Legacy by Andrew Ross Sorkin [The New York Times] Eight years after the financial crisis, unemployment is at 5 percent, deficits are down and G.D.P. is growing. Why do so many voters feel left behind? The president...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The Five Love Languages is a bestselling book that discusses the five essential ways that people "speak and understand emotional love." The primary love languages include Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical...
From: MetaFilter | By: sciatrix | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Back in Februrary, Talia Jane went 'viral', thanks to a bit she wrote concerning poor pay at Yelp. She was fired from Yelp that same day (previously). Now, Lauren Smiley at Backchannel.com takes a closer look at Talia Jane....
From: MetaFilter | By: fragmede | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Ed Balls Happy Ed Balls Day, everyone....
From: MetaFilter | By: neuromodulator | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Axanar is a planned feature film set within the Star Trek universe, following on the short film Prelude to Axanar. Paramount and CBS sued the film's producers, alleging that the fan film infringes on the studios' copyrights in Star Trek. Yesterday, the...
From: MetaFilter | By: T.D. Strange | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Richard Sherman proves again how fun he is....
From: MetaFilter | By: bearwife | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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