Where Minotaurs Come From.
Minding my own business.
Dreams VS Reality.
News Anchors Fails of 2011.
Tasty Burger. Classic Samuel Jackson.
Just a flesh wound.
Bring out your dead!
From Full Metal Jacket.
Bob & Tom at it again.
This is hilarious.
I believe the medical term for this is headupassitis.
Texting gone bad.
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- Why I bring theater to the military | Adam Driver / Jesse Perez / Matt JohnsonBefore he fought in the galactic battles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was a United States Marine with 1/1 Weapons Company. He tells the story of how and why he became a Marine, the complex transition from soldier to civilian -- and Arts in the Armed Forces, his nonprofit that brings theater to the military. Because, as he says: "Self-exp […]
- How barbershops can keep men healthy | Joseph RavenellThe barbershop can be a safe haven for black men, a place for honest conversation and trust -- and, as physician Joseph Ravenell suggests, a good place to bring up tough topics about health. He's turning the barbershop into a place to talk about medical problems that statistically affect black men more often and more seriously, like high blood pressure. […]
- Drawings that show the beauty and fragility of Earth | Zaria FormanZaria Forman's large-scale compositions of melting glaciers, icebergs floating in glassy water and waves cresting with foam explore moments of transition, turbulence and tranquility. Join her as she discusses the meditative process of artistic creation and the motivation behind her work. "My drawings celebrate the beauty of what we all stand to los […]
- Your words may predict your future mental health | Mariano SigmanCan the way you speak and write today predict your future mental state, even the onset of psychosis? In this fascinating talk, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman reflects on ancient Greece and the origins of introspection to investigate how our words hint at our inner lives and details a word-mapping algorithm that could predict the development of schizophrenia. […]
- The beauty of being a misfit | Lidia YuknavitchTo those who feel like they don't belong: there is beauty in being a misfit. Author Lidia Yuknavitch shares her own wayward journey in an intimate recollection of patchwork stories about loss, shame and the slow process of self-acceptance. "Even at the moment of your failure, you are beautiful," she says. "You don't know it yet, but […]
- How free is our freedom of the press? | Trevor TimmIn the US, the press has a right to publish secret information the public needs to know, protected by the First Amendment. Government surveillance has made it increasingly more dangerous for whistleblowers, the source of virtually every important story about national security since 9/11, to share information. In this concise, informative talk, Freedom of the […]
- The laws that sex workers really want | Toni MacEveryone has an opinion about how to legislate sex work (whether to legalize it, ban it or even tax it) ... but what do workers themselves think would work best? Activist Toni Mac explains four legal models that are being used around the world and shows us the model that she believes will work best to keep sex workers safe and offer greater self-determinatio […]
- Our lonely society makes it hard to come home from war | Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger has seen war up close, and he knows the impact that battlefield trauma has on soldiers. But he suggests there's another major cause of pain for veterans when they come home: the experience of leaving the tribal closeness of the military and returning to an alienating and bitterly divided modern society. "Sometimes, we ask ourselves […]
- Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer | Laura IndolfiAnyone who has lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer knows the devastating speed with which it can affect an otherwise healthy person. TED Fellow and biomedical entrepreneur Laura Indolfi is developing a revolutionary way to treat this complex and lethal disease: a drug delivery device that acts as a cage at the site of a tumor, preventing it from spreading […]
- This scientist can hack your dreams | Moran CerfWhat if we could peek inside our brains and see our dreams -- or even shape them? Studying memory-specific brain cells, neuroscientist (and ex-hacker) Moran Cerf found that our sleeping brains retain some of the content we encounter when we're awake and that our dreams can influence our waking actions. Where could this lead us? "Neuroscientists are […]
- Donald Trump Blows Off Bernie Sanders Debate, Sparks Chicken Meme May 28, 2016Donald Trump was relentlessly mocked on Twitter Saturday for backing out of a debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The #ChickenTrump hashtag started trending soon after the businessman said he wouldn't discuss policy issues with the Democratic presidential candidate. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee is depicted as farmyard foul in many of th […]
- Weekend Roundup: The 'Apology' That Matters Is to Never Again Use Nuclear Weapons May 28, 2016This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan's own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future. It is about taking […]
- Hold The Cellphone — That Cancer Study Isn’t What You Think May 27, 2016Look, the government has not found that your cellphone gives you cancer, as many headlines on Friday would have you believe. A two-year, $25 million study conducted by the National Toxicology Program found an increase in brain tumors among male rats that were constantly exposed to the same radiation that's emitted from mobile phones. Some news outlets […]
- Scary Headlines About Cell Phone-Cancer Link Fail To Mention Rats May 27, 2016A new study conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program published Thursday found a relatively small increase in cancer among rats who were exposed to the same variety of radiation that cell phones emit. That's it: a study was conducted in rats, which are not proxies for humans; using radiation, but not actual cell phones; in a lab setting, which i […]
- An Alarming Number Of People Rely On Social Media For News May 27, 2016You shouldn't get all of your news from Facebook. This has never been more apparent than in recent weeks, when the social network's been slammed for a supposed anti-conservative bias in its "Trending Topics," where popular news stories of the day are presented to readers. But 66 percent of people who have Facebook accounts use the site fo […]
- How Technology Hijacks People's Minds May 27, 2016From a Magician and Google's Design Ethicist Estimated reading time: 12 minutes. I'm an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That's why I spent the last three years as a Design Ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people's minds from getting hijacked. When usin […]
- The Internet Is Losing Its Mind Over This Easy AF Puzzle May 27, 2016Internet puzzles tend to drive people to the brink of insanity. Facebook user Antley Lamont Staten recently posted a photo of a puzzle that was clearly making his head hurt: “Ok I don't get it?” he wrote as a comment -- and he wasn’t alone. Since Staten posted the confounding conundrum, it has been shared almost 400,000 times with others trying to figur […]
- Open Data Platform Lets Aid Groups Respond More Efficiently To Crises May 27, 2016When a humanitarian crisis hits, there’s an inevitable mad scramble to collect data, which is often scattered, limited and fail to offer a “big picture” of the situation at hand. Nearly two years after the launch of the Humanitarian Data Exchange, however, governments, nonprofits, aid workers and the general public can now share information from the ground a […]
- This State Is Most Likely To Ask Google How To Make A Baby May 27, 2016“I just have to know,” you say to yourself, huddled over your keyboard in your hooded sweatshirt at 3 a.m. But whom to ask? Your friends are all asleep, and your dog is no help, so you turn to your old pal, Google. You type it in. “How to make a baby?” Chances are, you’re in Kentucky. On the other hand, if the burning question that’s really on your mind is “ […]
- Submarine Robot Deployed in Search of Missing Flight EgyptAir MS804 May 27, 2016Bound for Cairo in Egypt to the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, EgyptAir's Flight MS804 lost contact with the aviation authorities on 11 pm this Wednesday, 10 miles into Egyptian airspace. It disappeared from the radar at a height of 37,000 feet, and with nothing but speculation to guide their search, the authorities began a gruesome expedition to t […]