A new bird species has evolved on Galapagos and scientists watched it happen
For the first time, scientists have been able to observe something amazing: the evolution of a completely new species, in the wild, in real-time. And it took just two generations.
evolution  science 
8 weeks ago
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor - VICE
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had an impact on me: writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor.
8 weeks ago
Best Of 2017: PODCASTS | www.mnftiu.cc
From downloading your favorite episodes, to listening to a new download of your podcast, 2017 was a banner year for the podcast industry. Podcasts have never been more popular or more influential, and the statistics to back up this claim are freely available to anyone who cares to learn more.
8 weeks ago
The Rise Of Rose: How A Badass Nerd Became The New “Star Wars” Lead
Two years ago, all of Kelly Marie Tran’s dreams came true: She got the career break of a lifetime and landed the new lead role of Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she moved to London and got to work with some of her personal heroes (Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and actor Laura Dern
kelly  marie  tran  rose  tico  star  wars 
8 weeks ago
Silicon Valley Techies Still Think They're the Good Guys. They're Not. | WIRED
We are all sick of the jokes that no longer feel funny: lines about the lack of women in tech, about obscenely rich 20-somethings, about awkward coders with bad people skills, about “hustling” and growth at any cost. It all feels inappropriate.
culture  tech  technology 
8 weeks ago
Call to stub out on-screen smoking in French films | Society | The Guardian
The French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo spent almost an entire film – the 1960s classic À Bout du Souffle (Breathless) – with a Gauloise dangling from his lips. Audrey Tautou portrayed the designer Coco Chanel pinning haute couture dresses while smoking.
cinema  france 
11 weeks ago
These may be the world’s first images of dogs—and they’re wearing leashes | Science | AAAS
Carved into a sandstone cliff on the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter draws his bow for the kill. He is accompanied by 13 dogs, each with its own coat markings; two animals have lines running from their necks to the man’s waist.
dog  history 
11 weeks ago
Pianist Yuja Wang Interview and Profile
Across various industries and worlds, there's a goal that's easily translatable: to excel.
music  portrait  yuja  wang 
11 weeks ago
How ‘Africa’ by Toto Became the Internet’s Favorite Song - Motherboard
I’d never thought much about the hit 1982 tune by California rock band Toto. “Africa” had always kind of just been there. But one day, seemingly apropos of nothing, the song sprung itself on me and I was hooked.
music  toto 
11 weeks ago
The art of Terry Pratchett's Discworld – in pictures | Books | The Guardian
The author’s ‘artist of choice’ Paul Kidby introduces some of the images he produced during their decades-long collaboration
art  illustration  terry  pratchett 
11 weeks ago
'Sweet, innocent, good at ping pong? Screw that!' The new show savaging Chinese stereotypes | Television & radio | The Guardian
Tired of being cast as gymnasts or great table tennis players, the women behind new sitcom Chinese Burn shaved their heads and came out fighting ‘Chinese girls,” says the voiceover. “Sweet, innocent, submissive Chinese girls.
11 weeks ago
Inside the Obnoxious World of the 'Rich Girls of China' on Instagram
There’s no doubt that the young elite in China just love showing off their “blessed” lives on social media.
china  instagram  rich  people 
11 weeks ago
The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough | Vanity Fair
Many people imagine 19th-century antebellum America as a frontier fantasia: men with handlebar mustaches sitting in dusty saloons, kicking back moonshine whiskey, as a piano player picks out tunes in the background.
social  media  twitter 
11 weeks ago
The 'Asian-ification' of Beauty | Global Currents | BoF
LONDON, United Kingdom — You’d be forgiven for thinking that ginseng, mushrooms, bamboo, bird’s nest and pig collagen are an old family recipe for slow-cooked Oriental stew. But in fact, these ingredients are as common in some beauty regimes as they are on the dinner table.
asia  beauty 
11 weeks ago
An Introduction to CSS Grid Layout: Part 1 – Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog
This is the first post in a two-part series for getting started with CSS Grid Layout. If you are interesting in learning more about CSS Grid and the new CSS Grid Layout feature in Firefox, visit the Firefox DevTools Playground. CSS Grid Layout is completely changing the game for web design.
css  grid  frontend  web  development 
11 weeks ago
Adding a custom shruggie button to your keyboard is the only worthwhile lifehack — Quartz
The shruggie is perfect. Want to end a conversation? Reply with a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Don’t know where to go for lunch? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Asked where everyone in the office suddenly went? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
november 2017
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