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Bodies in Urban Spaces: The Human Sculpture Tour

Though this performance happened two years ago, it’s still extremely interesting to look at. Choreographed by Willi Dorner, “Bodies in Urban Space” consisted of multiple performers finding spaces throughout the Financial District in lower Manhattan to fit into and fill in. The Wall Street Journal has many more pictures. Link via Absolutely Madness | Photographer: Bryan [...]

Scientist: Humans Have Been Getting Stupider for Thousands of Years

Idiocracy wasn’t a movie, but a documentary. Gerald Crabtree, the leader of a genetics laboratory at Stanford University, argues that humans evolved to be hunter/gatherers–a high risk occupation that tended to keep the gene pool tidy. We have departed from that self-correcting lifestyle: Life as a hunter-gatherer was probably more intellectually demanding than widely supposed, he [...]

10 Fake Photos Of Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm Sandy has passed over the New York City area on her slow, destructive path north, leaving behind a trail of wreckageand mayhem from North Carolina up to at least Connecticut. The biggest mess, though, is in New York City: The streets and subway tunnels are filled with water, power lines and power stations have erupted [...]

Billionaire Buccaneer Seized Argentinian Navy’s Flagship Over Unpaid Debt

What do you do when a sovereign nation refuses to pay its debt to you? Most people wouldn’t, couldn’t do anything … but not billionaire Paul Singer. He decided to play pirate: A billionaire buccaneer from Wall Street declared war on Argentina [...]

The Virtual IKEA

The oh-so-sleek-and-modern IKEA kitchen you’ve been coveting may turn out to be just a fantasy. That’s because the Swedish furniture giant is using virtual 3-D digital imaging rather than studio photography to produce its [...]

11 Time Traveler Urban Legends That Pretty Much Debunk Themselves

Despite photographic evidence and eyewitness accounts, these tales of time travel are hard to believe. 1. Billy Meier and the Plejaren Not many time travelers have photo albums with snapshots of their journeys. Meet Billy Meier. In the 1970s, the Swiss-born Meier was taken on a few chronological joyrides by a race of extraterrestrials called the Plejaren. [...]

A Woman’s Life, As Told Through Scientific Studies

Strange how research that should make us feel better about ourselves tends to make us just feel weird. Buzzfeed put together a list of research projects about women’s health that affects different stages of one’s life, with links to more about each project. My favorite: Women who have one or two drinks a day in the [...]

Water Cafe Sells New York City Tap Water

Photo: Ramsay de Give/The Wall Street Journal Hipsters, please. Oxygen bar is so 90s. The new thing is water cafe, which sells New York City tap water. Not just any tap water, insist the owners of Molecule. They say [...]

9 of the World’s Most Ridiculously Secure Safes and Vaults

1. Fort Knox Plan on breaking into Fort Knox? First, climb the four surrounding fences—two of which are electric—and then sneak past the armed sentinels lining the perimeter. Be sure to avoid the video cameras. Don’t waste time trying to blast through the granite walls—they are four feet thick and held together by 750 tons of [...]

Digg Sold

Once upon a time, the news aggregator site Digg was valued at $160 million. Yesterday, Digg confirmed that the site has been sold to Betaworks for $500,000. Some say the decline of Digg can be traced to the rise of Facebook and Twitter, while others blame mismanagement and a switch to support of sponsors over [...]