- There’s currently a cheese fire in a Norway tunnel causing traffic issues
- “It might not get weirder than this” an account of being in a North Korean-visiting delegation
- How one man escaped from a North Korean prison camp
- CurbTXT service: contacting drivers through their license plate
- Very interesting study into the growing dichotomy of our online and offline identity
- Sleep problems could jeopardise future missions to Mars
- Using pulsars as a form of interstellar GPS
- What would hyperspace travel really look like?
- How a quarter of the cow genome came from snakes
- How Leprosy reprograms the body
- Wired’s best of CES 2013
- It’ll certainly be interesting to see how Oculus Rift will effect gaming
- The ridiculously charming world of ‘Ni No Kuni,’ Studio Ghibli’s gaming masterpiece
- This device supposedly trains you to become a human compass
- A great send up on attending a tech press release conference (and subtly, tech ‘journalism’)
- Answered: How valid is the implied legal advice in Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”?
- The producer of ‘2 girls 1 cup’ has been sentenced to 4 years for obscenity
- Drew Struzan may return for the new Star Wars trilogy posters
- A great observational piece that goes behind the scenes of Paul Schrader’s The Canyons and what happens when you cast Lindsay Lohan in your movie
- Some anniversaries you can expect to see covered this year
- 7 Strategies to outsmart writer’s block
- Bad writing advice from famous authors
- The Serif Readability Myth
- Clay Shirky: Remembering Aaron by taking care of each other
- A gallery of 30 insane cloud formations from around the world
- Another gallery of 18 Funny Restaurant Signs
- This website interestingly maps and tracks every current flight: http://www.flightradar24.com/
- And then there’s this video of this dog strutting around on two legs. TWO!
Damnit man, they’re made of candy!
Australian artistic duo Pip & Pop configure these intricately patterned floor installations made of multihued sweets mixed with glitter, beads, toys, sand, and other equally vibrant found objects.
more at mymodernmet
A giant Lego project by McNaught consisting of 200,000 lego bricks and displayed at the Nicholson Museum in Melbourne, Austraulia in January 2013.
During the 1960s and 70s, thousands of monuments commemorating the Second World War – called ‘Spomeniks’ – were built throughout the former Yugoslavia; striking monumental sculptures, with an angular geometry echoing the shapes of flowers, crystals, and macro-views of viruses or DNA. In the 1980s the Spomeniks still attracted millions of visitors from the Eastern bloc; today they are largely neglected and unknown, their symbolism lost and unwanted. Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers travelled the Balkans photographing these eerie objects, presented in this book as a powerful typological series. The beauty and mystery of the isolated, crumbling Spomeniks informs Kempenaer’s enquiry into memory, found beauty, and whether former monuments can function as pure sculpture.
– Roma Publications
Many more of these incredible structures at retronaut