The Egg
Interesting short story by Andy Weir, the author of The Martian.
books  shortstory  andyweir  reincarnation 
6 weeks ago
Minus Comic
Such a beautiful comic.
comics  art 
6 weeks ago
Bullet vs Prince Rupert's Drop
Brilliant as always from Destin at Smarter Every Day. :-)
physics  video 
9 weeks ago
'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species
Meet the Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon. Star Wars fans everywhere! :-)
from twitter
10 weeks ago
Dung beetles navigate using the Milky Way
By Jacob Aron Ever look up at the stars and wonder if some bug-eyed creature is doing the same? It turns out at least one does.
insects  science  navigation  milkyway  nature 
july 2016
The best paper airplane, ever. Step by step guide.
The best paper airplane ever: The Nakamura Hammer Inspired by
planes  design  paper 
july 2016
Mary Norris - The New Yorker
Great series of short videos on writing and grammar.
writing  newyorker  grammar 
june 2016
Rotation of the Earth.
Tracking the Milky Way reveals Earth's rotation
photography  astronomy  milkyway 
may 2016
Daily Show: Royal scandal
November 10, 2003 The royal scandal is the type of story a reporter waits his entire career not to be able to report on.
dailyshow  video  funny  jonstewart  stephencolbert 
may 2016
George W. Bush is smarter than you
The new George W. Bush Presidential Center is being dedicated this week. This seems like a good time to bust a longstanding myth about our former President, my former boss. I teach a class at
politics  georgewbush  U.S.  biography 
may 2016
Star Wars Comic (Spoiler!)
DO NOT VIEW if you haven't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
starwars  comics  from instapaper
january 2016
Chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the Stone Age
We think of the Stone Age as something that early humans lived through. But we are not the only species that has invented it.
science  evolution  stoneage  from instapaper
december 2015
Amazon price tracker, Amazon price history charts, price watches, and price drop alerts.
Our free Amazon price tracker monitors millions of products and alerts you when prices drop, helping you decide when to buy.
amazon  pricetracker 
october 2015
Bihar polls: Lalu's younger son is older than elder one
The youngest son of Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad is older than his elder brother. :-P
india  politics  laluprasadyadav  from instapaper
october 2015
Andrea Maurer: High Hitler
A look into the megalomaniac’s drug addiction.
WorldWar  adolfhitler  Drugs  addiction  from instapaper
october 2015
Mars Had a Lot of Water Just 500,000 Years Ago
Even without an atmosphere, the Red Planet hasn't always been as bone dry as it is today. A new discovery suggests that as recently as a mere 500,000 years ago, certain nooks on Mars had far more active, flowing water than scientists had imagined.
mars  astronomy  from instapaper
june 2015
Comet scientists' joy as Philae wakes up and phones home - Sen.com
RT @sen: Comet scientists' joy as Philae wakes up and phones home by @suthers #Philae #Rosetta
Philae  Rosetta 
june 2015
Talking Funny - HBO - YouTube
RT : It’s amazing to watch some of the most talented guys in their field talk about their work:
rickygervais  comedy  chrisrock  seinfeld  cklouis  from twitter
june 2015
Lawsuit claims high levels of arsenic found in some California-made wines
Following recent warnings about the amount of arsenic in apple juice and rice, a proposed class action lawsuit is being filed Thursday in California.
alcohol  poison  arsenic  from instapaper
march 2015
▶ Inside a Camera at 10,000fps
Watch how the blinds move as the shutter release button is pressed!
slowmotion  photography  camera 
january 2015
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art. Includes hi-res digital downloads!
museum  art 
january 2015
Daring Fireball: WSJ: 'Apple Deleted Rivals’ Songs from Users’ iPods'
This strikes me as a terribly misinformed article. This had nothing to do with rival music stores’ music files, and everything to do with rival music stores’ DRM. The plaintiffs in this class action suit are, from what I’ve read, deliberately blurring the lines to conflate the two.
gruber  apple  ipod 
december 2014
Suspense : Old Time Radio Researchers Group : Free Download & Streaming
All 900 episodes of "Suspense," according to Stephen King the best horror/thriller radio show ever created:
radio  podcast  from twitter
december 2014
Killing a Toyota
Top Gear attempts to kill a Toyota Hilux.
topgear  car  toyota 
november 2014
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