Neuroscientists Battle Furiously Over Jennifer... →
npr: Think of Jennifer, or as we like to call her, “Jen.” Jen of the dazzling smile, Jen of the gorgeous chin, Jen with her hair down, Jen tousled, Jen as Rachel, Jen with Brad; Jen without Brad, Jen with Vince, Jen at the Oscars, and, of course, Jen as a neuron in the medial part of the temporal lobe. Maybe you missed that last Jen. A few years ago, a UCLA neurosurgeon named Itzhak Fried,...
whatevs (dot org): Help Wanted! →
growltiger: whatevs: Hey Tumblr! I’m on the lookout for a full-time music writer for one of the sites I manage: VH1 Tuner. The site just launched in November, was visited by over 700,000 uniques in February, and is a major part of our editorial plans on a go-forward. You’d have to be based here in NYC and… COME WORK WITH TEAM VH1.
First Neutrino Message Sent Through Rock; Could... →
npr: “Researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have for the first time sent a message using a beam of neutrinos — nearly massless particles that travel at almost the speed of light,” U of R reports. And they pushed the message — which simply spelled out the world “Neutrino” — through “240 meters of stone” (787 feet). What if we could shoot a message...
Artist suspends real clouds in the middle of the... →
singularitarian: That’s not photoshop; that’s an actual cloud hovering inside an actual room. Artist Berndnaut Smilde merges art and science to create small man-made clouds that exist — albeit for just a moment — indoors.
NYPL Wire–The New York Public Library: The Master... →
nypl: Ever wondered about the layout and formation of NYC’s streets and avenues? Well, wonder no more! NYPL is currently co-sponsoring The Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition The Greatest Grid, the Master Plan of Manhattan 1811-2011 and tomorrow afternoon we’re happy to bring you The…
nick mougis: If there was ever a day to post... →
Reading this honestly made me tear up a bit. Nick does a great job at capturing what was great about the UCBT in the early aughts. (also - where’s my shout out, Mougis?) mougis: 161.