Friday, June 22nd
Prepare for warm fuzzies - here's a couple of comics about Garfield's owner Jon from the angle of him being Garfield's cartoonist. The lettering style is a little difficult to parse with these old-man eyes, but it's worth the effort. Very nicely done.
Thursday, June 21st
Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. "Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay." For more information please reread.
Thursday, Jun 21st 2018 (12:00am)
John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Tom Joad and his family are forced from their farm in the Depression-era Oklahoma Dust Bowl and set out for California along with thousands of others in search of jobs, land, and hope for a brighter future.
Thursday, Jun 21st 2018 (12:00am)
Wednesday, June 20th
Tuesday, June 19th
Eat what you want.
In 2013, the New England Journal of Medicine published a landmark study that found that people put on a Mediterranean diet had a 30% lower chance of heart attack, stroke, or death from cardiovascular disease than people on a low-fat diet. It received massive media and public attention when released, and since has been cited by 3,268 other scientific papers. The study had tremendous impact on the field of nutrition and health science.
Eat what you want.
Tuesday, Jun 19th 2018 (4:08pm)
The European Space Agency had its own special way of marking a memorial service for astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking. At the same time his ashes were interred at Westminster Abbey in London, the ESA beamed music featuring Hawking's famously synthesized voice towards the closest-known black hole.
Monday, June 18th
The U.S. has a surplus of $20 billion with China and $1.4 trillion with the rest of the world.
That’s not a normal trade balance, of course, where the U.S. registered an annual deficit of more than $330 billion with China and about $550 billion with the world last year, but an "aggregate sales surplus" which measures both direct trade and the sales of multinational companies, according to research by Deutsche Bank AG.
Monday, Jun 18th 2018 (4:53am)
Sunday, June 17th
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in April in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he said he'd have his team follow up on questions he couldn't answer in full during the hearing.
On Monday, June 11, Congress released a massive document with written answers to those questions. These responses were a good reminder that Facebook records a ton of information about you, including what you will find in this article.
Enjoy your privacy? What privacy?
Sunday, Jun 17th 2018 (12:00am)
Saturday, June 16th
How do our aminal friends in DC eat? Just like the lobbyists and elected fatcats: Only the finest will do. Here is a look at the epicurean delights served up at the National Zoo.
Saturday, Jun 16th 2018 (4:39am)
Friday, June 15th
It's common to see smiley faces or "wash me" scrawled on a dirty car window. You wouldn't expect to see a gorgeous painting. But that's what this artist likes to do. Watch him create incredible artwork using nothing more than dust.
Friday, Jun 15th 2018 (12:00am)
Thursday, June 14th
Wednesday, June 13th
Even with the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (commonly referred to as North Korea here in the west) in the news so much, what goes on behind the scenes in that country is rarely seen.
Photographer Eric Lafforgue has been to the DPRK six times since 2008, and because of these pictures, he is banned from ever returning.
Wednesday, Jun 13th 2018 (12:01am)
Tuesday, June 12th
If you are squeamish, you can still click this link to read the fascinating text of the article. The video doesn't autoplay but there are some graphic pictures to go along with the story. If your peripheral vision is really bad, you might keep your last meal down.
Tuesday, Jun 12th 2018 (8:14am)
Monday, June 11th
There are two ways to shop for that holiday, birthday, or housewarming party you’ve got coming up. You could drive to the mall and wander aimlessly around a department store until something catches your eye, or you could leisurely scroll through the best presents on Amazon. Not only will the latter save you time and effort, but a huge portion of these brilliant gift ideas come in at under $30.
It’s a win for everyone involved. You get your purchase delivered straight to your house, and the recipient has no idea you stuck to such a reasonable budget. Take a look at 40 of the coolest and most popular gift items Amazon has to offer right now.
Navigate with your arrow keys on your keyboard or click the indicator buttons.
Monday, Jun 11th 2018 (12:00am)
The three-person Expedition 56/57 crew launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan this morning (June 6). On their way to the rocket, the crew - or at least Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev - did something odd: Reportedly, as in the past, the bus transporting them would stop, and the male crewmembers will urinate on the back-right tire of their ride.
Sunday, June 10th
Saturday, June 9th
Friday, June 8th
US celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room, aged 61, of a suspected suicide, CNN reports.
Bourdain was in Strasbourg, France, working on a shoot for his series, Parts Unknown, on CNN.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the cable network said in a statement on Friday.
Bourdain was a best-selling food, fiction and nonfiction author.
Friday, Jun 8th 2018 (5:06am)
Ready Player One (2018)
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