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Photographer Robert Bösch works with Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut and teams of climbers to produce elaborate and visually stunning Alpine works. His most recent endeavor is the 150 year commemoration of the Matterhorn's first ascent. Peta Pixel...
From: MetaFilter | By: madamjujujive | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Ebola and the Construction of Fear by Karen Sternheimer (Everyday Sociology) "Sociologist Barry Glassner, author of The Culture of Fear: Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things, explains how misguided panics are not just benign opportunities to...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Are you bipolar? This is a small thing, but there's a little linguistic point to be made here. Referring to somebody as "bipolar" sort of insinuates that the only thing this person is is an illness. Their entire entity is just a disease. My surname is...
From: MetaFilter | By: danabanana | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is "a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry." However, that's not what the epidemiology of the disorder suggests. By age 35, half of all people...
From: MetaFilter | By: grobstein | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Mad:)Takes - 188 Free Online Mad Libs™...
From: MetaFilter | By: not_on_display | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Kichwateli (Kenya, 2011; 07:46), The Day They Came (Nigeria, 2013; 03:59), The Tale of How (South Africa, 2006; 04:28; previously), Alive in Joburg (South Africa, 2006; 06:22; previously), Umkhungo (South Africa, 2010; 30:34; trailer alt. link), Evolve...
From: MetaFilter | By: Monsieur Caution | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Middleman might have only lasted 12 episodes (and one follow up comic) in 2008, but it has not been forgotten. The cast reunion and live reading of the new comic, Pan-Universal Parental Reconciliation, is now online. The Middleman (and Javi) previously...
From: MetaFilter | By: dinty_moore | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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For five years, Kenneth Creighton was held in jail , suspected of involvement in the killing of a bystander outside a bodega in the Bronx. In 2012, the charges were dropped. Mr. Creighton was released from Rikers Island. He has since filed a lawsuit...
From: MetaFilter | By: wondrous strange snow | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Desireé Dallagiacomo & Kaycee Filson - "Real Sex Tips" SLYT (NSFW) Two women give their take on magazine sex tips in a tandem button poetry piece....
From: MetaFilter | By: Michele in California | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Swedish fly fisherman and filmmaker Rolf Nylinder takes a trip to Slovenia with Kristian Matsson (Tallest Man on Earth) and friends. Nylinder produces wonderfully artistic, humorous and uniquely philosophical films about his obsession with dry fly fishing...
From: MetaFilter | By: jimmythefish | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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what it's like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class (includes lots of photos) In 2008, Singapore Airlines introduced their Suites Class, the most luxurious class of flying that is commercially available. The Suites were exclusive to their...
From: MetaFilter | By: flex | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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As Western universities drag their feet, the future of China's soft power push might be in the developing world. Confucius Institutes have been under close scrutiny recently, as many academics argue the Chinese government-funded institutes wind up restricting...
From: MetaFilter | By: Nevin | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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This dog wishes to continue playing in the water. (SLYT)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Ipsifendus | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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This Is What's the Matter With Kansas: Sam Brownback tried to create a conservative utopia. He created a conservative hell instead. In 2012, advised by supply-side economist Arthur Laffer, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback hailed the start of "a real live...
From: MetaFilter | By: tonycpsu | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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293 Thoughts I Had While Watching "Gilmore Girls" For The First Time. Gilmore Girls begins streaming on Netflix tomorrow....
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Long Suicide of Montgomery Clift" by Anne Helen Petersen for Vanity Fair. (Warning: graphic description of car accident in the link.) "Montgomery Clift had the most earnest of faces: big, pleading eyes, a set jaw,...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Happiest Dog EVAR (SLHUFFPO)...
From: MetaFilter | By: feckless fecal fear mongering | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"The marine is already back in his seat when the professor comes to. His indignation cuts immediately through the fog of having been knocked unconscious, and he is pissed. Why, the quite-probably-concussed professor sputters, would the marine do such...
From: MetaFilter | By: Legomancer | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles. "Wouldn't it be great if you could get all of the convenience and pleasure of instant noodles—the portability, the just-add-water cooking, the lunch-sized portions—but pack it full of...
From: MetaFilter | By: showbiz_liz | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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But consider how much of videogaming is controlled by corporations like Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Apple. Their influence is far-reaching, and their decisions often show little regard for their audience. That's dangerous. The PC is a fine and flourishing...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Slate's Jonathan Swansburg has an interesting piece on the mythos and myth of the Self Made Man....
From: MetaFilter | By: Trochanter | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Of course long before my boyfriend cheated on me or I made awful carrot/goldfish cum pasta sauce, cooking shame and sexual shame have gone together. For each, you put the very core of yourself out there in a very pointed attempt to give someone a one-of-a-kind...
From: MetaFilter | By: almostmanda | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Eyes of Hitchcock (SLVimeo)...
From: MetaFilter | By: griphus | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Inspired by the recent Criterion re-release of Eraserhead on Blu-ray, Flavorwire offers up The 50 Weirdest Movies Ever Made — "many that rival Lynch's strange aesthetic."...
From: MetaFilter | By: Otis | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Illusion of "Natural": In an excerpt from her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss deconstructs desires to flee from "toxins" and embrace what is "natural". Where the word filth once suggested, with its moralist air, the evils of the flesh, the word toxic...
From: MetaFilter | By: Cash4Lead | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Irish People Taste American Junk Food for the First Time...
From: MetaFilter | By: Evilspork | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Her political party has since been thrown out of office, in a May military coup, but her initiative in culinary diplomacy lives on....
From: MetaFilter | By: oceanjesse | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A squirrel goes swimming (SLYT). A mesmerizing video of a squirrel at the beach. It's hard not to wonder exactly what is going on in that fuzzy little creature's head. Also, what's up with the birds?...
From: MetaFilter | By: vernondalhart | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The way you beat an incumbent is by coming up with a thing that people want, that you do, and that your competitors can't do. Ind.ie is the same. They have, rather excellently, found a way of describing the underlying message of open source software...
From: MetaFilter | By: xcasex | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Colour of Our Shame: 3 AM Magazine interviews Chris Lebron The Agony of a Racial Democracy Equality From A Human Point Of View...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Artists make art for themselves. Art is an honest expression. Artists who pander to their fans by trying to make music "for" their fans make empty, transparent art. The true fan does not want you to make music for them, they want you to make music for...
From: MetaFilter | By: Pfardentrott | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Monster Legacy, a blog "trying to delve into the secrets of the making of Movie Monsters," presents Subterranean Terror, an in depth look at the creature effects of the greatest Precambrian sandworm horror-comedy franchise of all time. Part I: Tremors...
From: MetaFilter | By: brundlefly | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Pay the Piper is a Google Chrome extension that keeps you productive by making you "pay" to visit distracting sites. The cost? One completed task from your task list. Do you have trouble remembering to look at your to do list? Ever turn on your computer...
From: MetaFilter | By: rouftop | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Five years ago this month, African-American lesbian Mitrice Richardson disappeared after being released from Los Angeles County Sheriff custody in Malibu in the middle of the night. A year later, her body was discovered; the initial investigation, was...
From: MetaFilter | By: larrybob | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Inherent Vice trailer: [SLYT] "Inherent Vice" is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first film adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When P.I. Doc Sportello's ex-old lady shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times. "It was 10:02 AM local time when the sound emerged from the island of Krakatoa, which sits between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It was heard 1,300 miles away in the Andaman and Nicobar islands...
From: MetaFilter | By: homunculus | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A new(ish) podcast from the QI elves, No Such Thing As A Fish serves up a delicious selection of facts, including that someone in Japan has patented curry, that certain octopuses eat their own arms when stressed and that a blow-up doll once saved a man's...
From: MetaFilter | By: superquail | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A team of researchers, including University of Edinburgh paleontologist Stephen Brusatte and Swarthmore College Associate Professor of Statistics Steve C. Wang, cataloging 853 skeletal characteristics in 150 dinosaurs and analyzing the rate at which...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Monday, September 29, 2014
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In order to promote her new book, Lena Dunham has elected to engage in some AFPesque labor exploitation: Last month, the writer, actor and producer Lena Dunham started an ambitious project. Nearly 600 people responded to an open call for video auditions...
From: MetaFilter | By: NoxAeternum | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Drinking the Undrinkable Asian Snake Wine Snake wine is a medicinal beverage usually produced and consumed in Southeast Asia and southern China. It's been drunk for nearly 3,000 years and, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine...
From: MetaFilter | By: tspaz78 | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The perpetrators of the crime have never been found, and that's due in part to the ease in which they were able to kill seven random people. All that was involved was taking a bottle off the shelf, opening it, inserting a number of cyanide laced capsules,...
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Monday, September 29, 2014
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So you wanna join this bitcoin thing but can't afford the processing cycles to actually mine stuff? Now you can earn bitcoins using pencil and paper!...
From: MetaFilter | By: Foci for Analysis | Monday, September 29, 2014
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UVA Hospital employee and former Charlottesville cab driver Jesse Matthew has just been linked to the September 2014 disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham, the unsolved rape and murder of Morgan Harrington, whose body was discovered on a farm outside...
From: MetaFilter | By: sallybrown | Monday, September 29, 2014
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To kick-off its 26th season, The Simpsons handed the couch opening gag to cult animator Don Hertzfeldt (previously) who transformed Our Favorite Family into a surreal nightmare vision of the far future....
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Monday, September 29, 2014
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On Friday, ATCSCC Advisory 20 of 26-Sep-2014 went out. When operators, controllers and airport managers saw the title, a gasp of disbelief was heard. The problem was simple enough to state in three words, and complex enough to cancel thousand of flights...
From: MetaFilter | By: eriko | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Alison Atkin is a Ph.D. student in osteoarchaeology at the University of Sheffield, studying plague cemeteries. Her research is presented in this quirky, hand-drawn poster. Don't miss GIFs of the interactive panels at her blog, Deathsplanation....
From: MetaFilter | By: Rumple | Monday, September 29, 2014
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It's a cake! It's a pizza! It's a pizza cake!...
From: MetaFilter | By: Atom Eyes | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Meet the people hanging out in Times Square late at night. Over 330,000 people pass through Times Square every day. Here you can see the Times Square eccentrics in the 90s before the corporations took over....
From: MetaFilter | By: rageagainsttherobots | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago, and given only months to live, Sam Simon is still alive and still racing to spend the fortune he made as co-creator of The Simpsons on causes he loves, whether he is rescuing grizzly bears (and chinchillas...
From: MetaFilter | By: ellieBOA | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Daily Puzzle online. Free apps. Student aids....
From: MetaFilter | By: maggieb | Monday, September 29, 2014
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