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Resolutionists make big claims every January 1st about their plans for the year ahead. But two months into the year is usually when those plans fall apart, and you’ll find them looking back a… | Continue reading | 38 minutes ago

The GoFish Cam lets anglers see what's really happening underwater. And it records video too.

There’s almost nothing more primal than fishing. Just you, a line, a body of water, a fish as your prey…and truckloads of patience. As a fisherman stands with their line cast and a lure bobbi… | Continue reading | 3 hours ago

Safeguard your eyes from your iPhone's blue light with this $30 screen protector

We all know we should avoid staring at screens all day, but an offshoot of this past year spent mostly at home is that more and more of us are doing the exact opposite of that heartfelt advice. App… | Continue reading | 4 hours ago

Check out 15 fun kids games and projects that both entertain and educate

Parents love their kids… but no matter how much they dote on the little rugrats, a few common kid statements are bound to prompt an eyeroll every time. Like, “Are we there yet?” Or, “That’s n… | Continue reading | 6 hours ago

What makes a good cover song? Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and poet/music critic Hanif Abdurraqib discuss.

I love discovering new bands and hearing new music. But over the past year, I’ve found myself listening to a lot of cover songs—mostly multi-artist compilations full of cover songs that all s… | Continue reading | 13 hours ago

Light-up constellation embroidery

Our pal, Becky Stern, has posted a cool new project which is both a great introduction to embroidery and a celebration of the constellations of the night sky. The project page even includes downloa… | Continue reading | 14 hours ago

Video shows the shape of a flock of starlings evading a hawk

Xai Bou is a photographer who takes photos not of birds, but of the movements of birds — the shapes they trace as they move through the sky. A while ago he did a project called Ornithographie… | Continue reading | 15 hours ago

Tear Gun captures and freezes tears and shoots them back at whomever made you cry

This amazing project from 2016 recently resurfaced on social media. Yi Fei Chen is a designer based in the Netherlands. She built the Tear Gun as a project while attending design academy. For Yi-Fe… | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

How to use AI to manage your brand's social media campaigns

Our pandemic-plagued 2020 didn’t just change our daily routines and patterns. It also accelerated new trends that have been ramping up for years. For example, our time spent consuming digital conte… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Add Hollywood-level visuals to your film and video projects with this VFX bundle

The old days of ’50s monster movie-level effects are over. And don’t think you’ll be graded on a curve just because you’re shooting on an iPhone. If you want to shoot the Av… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Daily Show offers an ad for Florida Gov' Ron DeSantis's "Club Vax"

The Daily Show lampoons Flordia Gov. Ron DeSantis’s efforts to vaccinate his donors. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Dishes of the Diaspora explores African food in the Bay Area

I recently worked on a public media pilot series called Dishes of the Diaspora, highlighting the stories of African chefs in the Bay Area. Today’s episode features twin sisters Pam and Wendy … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Andrew Yang defends threatened photographer on Staten Island Ferry

A man shoved and threatened to attack a photographer with a metal pole while on the Staten Island Ferry. Not so fast. Andrew Yang is here to save the day. via AP: Spencer Platt, a photographer with… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Sci-fi shorts from the Dust channel

Recently, I’ve been enjoying watching YouTube sci-fi shorts on the Dust channel. They’re very hit and miss, but that’s part of the fun. It’s really a treat when you find som… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

GPT-3 medical chatbot tells suicidal test patient to kill themselves

Researchers experimenting with GPT-3, the AI text-generation model, found that it is not ready to replace human respondents in the chatbox. The patient said “Hey, I feel very bad, I want to kill my… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Can you read this mysterious letter?

A letter written in a foreign language, a mysterious code, or perhaps by a very busy doctor, is confounding a woman in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Can you decipher Scranton’s very own Voynich… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Listen to "Forfocséic," a new album of Irish Rebel Songs by Thom Dunn

The last thing I did before the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives was play one of my scheduled St. Patrick’s Day music performances. It was my second time using my new amplifier out, and I … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

It's spring in Sweden

The snow’s melting in my neck of the woods, but Swedes will have to make do. Jonna Jinton: “Finally, the first month of spring is here! Sunshine, singing birds and the best things of al… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

NO ENRY: misspelled road sign amuses working class Brits, except those named Henry

A misspelled road sign in Maldon, Essex, reads “NO ENRY” instead of “NO ENTRY”, leading locals to ask what Henry ever did to them. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Mars Perseverance: What we know so far

This Anton Petrov video is a nice encapsulation of what we know so far about the Perseverance rover one week into its mission. He confuses Curiosity with Perseverance in a few places, but we know w… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Animating old photos using AI

MyHeritage, a company for “discovering family history” — as they describe themselves — has released “Deep Nostalgia”, which uses AI to animate photos. Upload a p… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

The pandemic is producing a golden age of stooping

In New York City, it’s common to walk down the sidewalk and see pristine furniture being thrown out. People get rid of stuff a lot, because apartment-space is tight. If you buy something new … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Add smart, safe brake lights to your bike with this $41 attachment and app

If you have a list of pet peeves, then drivers who don’t signal are definitely on your list, and you’re not the only one! It’s also common courtesy for bike riders to give drivers… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Five super-funky Bootsy Collins bass lines

In this Thomann’s Guitars & Basses video, Julia Hofer shows off five of William Earl “Bootsy” Collins’ most iconic bass lines from his time with James Brown, P-Funk, and… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

This app offers the anxiety relief you need to win against panic attacks

Panic attacks are no joke. They’re deliberating, scary, and potentially dangerous. The heart starts pounding, breathing becomes strained, and the fear is palpable and very real. Anxiety disorders a… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Watch: Dog slips and slides across entire icy deck, then flies off

It’s not clear if the dog purposely rides the deck like a Slip ‘N Slide, or if this is an accident, but it’s amusing either way. Once the dog has all four paws back on the ground,… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The passenger in this car is a real dummy

We’ve posted about drivers putting mannequins in the passenger seat to drive in the HOV lane without getting nabbed by the fuzz. This latest example, seen on the California Highway Patrol, Ba… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Massachusetts school administrator resigns after calling colleague a "kike" on live TV and referring to himself as "an Archie Bunker"

In Lowell, Massachusetts on Wednesday, Robert Hoey, Jr., an elected member of the city’s School Committee, was hosting his live cable access talk show “City Life” when he referred… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Here's how you can win $10,000 in cryptocurrency and more with this giveaway

Bitcoin. By now, nearly everyone understands that Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency, an intangible item that carries with it a truckload of very tangible value. But while everybody kind of knows … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Enjoy a 3D-printed "steak analog" that "chews like sirloin" and "pulls like pork"

Barcelona-based Novameat used a 3D printer to extrude a mix of lab-grown animal and plant cells into the largest ever cut of “meat analog.” Founder and CEO Giuseppe Scionti is no strang… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The pandemic is changing how cities think about bicycles, and it's about damn time

I started cycling in Boston in 2006, initially as a way to get in shape and save some money. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of changes in the city’s bike infrastructure; the work of th… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

A brief history of ketchup and mustard

If you are American and have nothing else in the refrigerator, you probably have mustard and ketchup. Even if you don’t use them often, it’s nice to have them available. But how did the… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Do you like crunchy or creamy peanut butter? Your answer explains a bit about you, study says

When it comes to peanut butter, are you in the crunchy or smooth camp? Depending on your answer, PB brand Jif has determined a couple of important facts about you. After working with OnePoll to con… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Breathtaking meteor lights up Canadian skies

Doorbell cam and dashboard cam owners got a celestial treat last week as their devices caught a visitor from space rapidly dropping to Earth. via CTV News: University of Calgary planetary scientist… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

I love the dancing cats in this 1987 Japanese TV commercial for a CD player

I think these delightful cats could convince me to buy anything, even a state-of-the-art $500 NEC CD player back in 1987. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

An excellent and inexpensive hard case for pens and pencils

This zipper case is perfect for protecting pencils and pens when you carry them in a backpack or suitcase. It has an interior mesh pocket for a small eraser. I bought them for my daughters and ende… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Alien skull seen in new Mars Rover image and other fun anomalies spotted on the Red Planet this week

The above extraterrestrial skull was spotted in the high-resolution 360-degree panorama image captured this week by NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Cosmic Log presents a fun gallery of a… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

This STEM learning kit is perfect for kids that doesn't feel like learning

The best toys are the ones with an extended shelf life. While you can do a puzzle once, it doesn’t always have the same spark when you solve it the second, third, or fourteenth time. That’s why a l… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Watch Ted Cruz's cringe-y funnyman routine at CPAC

Ted Cruz gave a speech at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, and came off sounding like an angry comedian at an after-hours bar. In a growling voice, he shouts his truths, … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

I can't wait for Tim Hunkin's "The Secret Life of Components" video series

I’m a long-time Tim Hunkin fan. He’s a broad-spectrum enthusiast and maker of things. He runs two coin-op amusement arcades with whimsical handmade machines of his own creation. He also… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Watch: How MTV went from awesome to atrocious

This well-made video presents the history of MTV, from its ground-breaking origins in 1981 as a beloved, culture-changing, all-music brand to a steaming pile of horrible reality shows. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The most normal speaker at CPAC is a Japanese cult member whose leader is the reincarnated Buddha from Venus

I was beginning to think everyone speaking at CPAC was a kook, but then I read that Japan conservative Hiroaki “Jay” Aeba will be there to supply some good old-fashioned common sense at the confere… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Golden Trump idol paraded through CPAC as maskless devotees gawk and chant

You can almost hear this golden statue of Trump decreeing to his adoring cultists: “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me” | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Anti-mask Karen takes off her underwear in market to cover her face

After a year living with a pandemic that requires us to wear a mask in order to stay safe, this woman waltzed into a grocery store without a mask. When asked by the cashier to put one on, she doesn… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Ineligible folk joined 'One Medical' just to jump the vaccine line

On the one hand ‘vaccine hesitancy’ is supposedly going to undermine our efforts to ‘get back to normal.’ On the other foot, we have folks willing to egregiously ignore the … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Pot legalization not associated with increases in teen use

Legalizing weed seems to have no effect on adolescent use. In fact, new studies show that the frequency of weed use among teens declines in states that have legalized marijuana. From Reason: “… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

"Ok Google turnoff corporate propaganda mode"

An excellent heads up that something is afoot at the Circle G. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

This AI-powered search engine returns movie screenshots based on keyword searches

Flim (not Film) is a newish search engine that returns screenshots of movies. Above, some results for “monkey.” Other examples: Pickup Truck: Balloon: Mouth: [Via Open Culture] | Continue reading | 2 days ago