For two days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the news media was so starved for public developments in the investigation that many outlets took to inventing breaking news. But in the last 12 hours, things have moved so quickly in the hunt for the bombers -- complete with a wild night full of shoot ... More >>
They may not have the same handsome waistcoats or knowledge of hard shake theory as their human counterparts, but robot bartenders can make up for what they lack in style with, hmm, with a digital design system that "monitors alcohol consumption and blood alcohol levels by inputting basic physical d ... More >>
Last week, everyone was excited about a fork that helped curb eating habits by flickering based on the speed of bites. Now, smarty pants product designer, Dhairya Dand, has invented "Cheers", glow-in-the-dark "ice" cubes that change colors based on a person's alcohol consumption.
The theft of a few million articles from academic journals can carry a sentence of 35 years in prison.
Meanwhile, big banks can rig interest rates affecting the entire global economic system, launder money for international drug cartels, illegally foreclose on the homes of millions of Americans, an ... More >>
Ketchup bottles can get a little annoying. You're always struggling to shake the stuff out and even plastic squeeze bottles won't do the trick sometimes.
Some guys over at MIT have it all figured out. They've created LiquiGlide, a "super slippery" coating that will make stuff like ketchup and mayo ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday at a conference at MIT that if he had it his way, he'd slash half the teaching staff of city schools. CBS doesn't have a whole lot of context for the quote, but read it and weep:
"If I had the ability to just design the system and say ex cathedra this is what we're g ... More >>
In the annals of political rhetoric, there are lies, damn lies and exaggeration. Well, according to Politicker NY, Mayor Bloomberg dropped himself into the third category during a speech at MIT last night, when he claimed, "I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the wor ... More >>
The floods, droughts, storms and tornadoes that hit the United States in April and May could mean a severe spike in food prices, including a 7 percent increase in the price of meat over the next year. [NPR]
Deliverymen for Chinese restaurants are increasingly using electric bicycles--much to the ch ... More >>
Meet Peter Thiel's Fellows: a handsome selection of the finest innovators under 20 years old. And by handsome, we mean 18 of them are boys, two of them are girls. But is anyone really that surprised of the ratio? Probably not. (Back to that later). Thiel's 20 Under 20 were selected based on a ... More >>
U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, 23, who has been locked in solitary confinement for ten months, under conditions that some argue count as torture, has been hit with 22 military charges for his involvement in allegedly passing secret U.S. diplomatic cables to Julian Assange's WikiLeaks organizat ... More >>
It is freezing outside, there's no doubt about that. And while we know it's almost impossible to leave the comfort of your toasty apartment, the weekend's dance schedule demands it. A mix of disco, Latin grooves, African drums, dub wars, and dubstep awaits, alongside a club-king-turned-r&b-si ... More >>
Hang in there for a few more years, Chris.Not only is divorce potentially contagious, so are feelings. Which explains why when you're around someone who bitches and moans all the time, you want to start bitching and moaning (probably about them), too! Sadness begets sadness, and happiness bri ... More >>
If you have the internet, especially on your phone, you might spend some time on Twitter. And if you're not completely consumed in this whole Nerd Prom thing, maybe you noticed another hashtag all up in your feed on Friday and Saturday. No, not about the weather, though it is beautiful in New ... More >>
This is eerie. You plug in your first and last name, and this web app gives a picture of how the internet sees you.
The website, created as part of an MIT art installation Metropath(ologies), is meant as a critique of data mining efforts by Google, Netflix, and the U.S. Government. In a s ... More >>
Any even slightly exhibitionistic art student knows the ground rules to starting a band: do some serious hanging out, pick a name, make a noise, and bring that noise with supreme gusto to a group of people in a basement or a cafeteria. It's simple and satisfying. Perhaps one in five art school ban ... More >>
The Christian Science Monitor calls it "a nightclub for nerds," but that's sort of a rave for Brooklyn's Secret Science Club, which for years has been making science talks fun. One mailing for an astrophysics lecture, for example, was headlined, "Strap on your rocket pack! The Secret Science Club is ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, lives down his old bad days as a louche art dealer at The Art Dealers Association of America's disastrous Art Show.
Holger ThossCourtesy ADAA
At the apogee of the last decade's art market boom, a decently connected dealer needed exert only a little ef ... More >>