Interstellar's supervising sound editor/designer Richard King: "Since we're not hearing any sound in space when they're in these precarious situations, we only hear, one, its effect on the ship and two, whatever sound it might activate in the atmosphere inside the ship." (SoundWorks Collection)
Not long ago, 80 percent of shops in Palermo, Sicily were paying pizzo, or protection money, to the Mafia. But a growing movement is putting a serious dent in the pizzo racket.Read the rest
Another big milestone for humans in space: astronauts on board the ISS set up a commercial 3D printer, for a tryout in orbit. Read the rest
HT: Clayton Cubitt
The drop shadows, details, and shading on these tattoos make them look 3D.
Three seniors in Washington do bong rips and play Jenga. Then they vape and play Cards Against Humanity. Then it's snack time.
Gavin writes, "The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on an important bill to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act, America's open records law." Read the rest
Tommy writes, "I'm working with Verso Books (which just published Gabriella Coleman's Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous to provide free encryption workshops to groups in NYC." Read the rest
Chloe from Portland's Reading Frenzy bookstore writes, "Portland based, self-taught artist, Alicia Justus, is Kickstarting her first coloring book in collaboration with Show & Tell Press (publisher of Crap Hound)." Read the rest
Magicpeacelove writes, "This stunning 1954 contortionist act (from an Abbott & Costello TV special!) features the most sensual snake ever. Seriously, if Janik and Arnaut showed up on the scene today they could travel the world with this act." Read the rest
The famed lead singer of the Sex Pistols and PiL, and former spokesperson for the virtue of butter substitutes, has a spending problem when it comes to apps. Read the rest
Sasha Costanza-Chock writes, "My book about transmedia organizing is now available for free, Creative Commons licensed download from the MIT Press!" Read the rest
In an interview with the umpteenth woman to come forward with rape allegations against Bill Cosby, CNN anchor Don Lemon said something unbelievably stupid. Read the rest
The storybook has Barbie infecting all her friends' computers with a heart-shaped USB drive, then calling on the boys to fix the computers and program the video-game that she goes on to take credit for. Read the rest