Around Japan in twenty bowls.

What's in a Name?

Friday January 30, 2015

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but you can absolutely judge these people by their names. Welcome to the strange world of aptronyms, names suited to the people who bear them.

Be My Eyes

Thursday January 29, 2015

A new app is helping blind people solve problems by connecting them with sighted counterparts via their smartphones.

Atlantis in Argentina

Wednesday January 28, 2015

An Argentinean town that was submerged underwater 30 years ago has recently resurfaced. In this short film its 83-year-old sole inhabitant takes us on a tour of the spookily quiet streets.

Wooden Skyscrapers

Tuesday January 27, 2015

Wood may just be the old-fashioned solution to some of the new-fangled problems of high-rise living. See the skyscrapers harking back to the log cabins of yesteryear.

DIY Lightsaber

Monday January 26, 2015

Some bright spark has worked out the real-world physics behind building a working lightsaber.

Masculine Interiors

Sunday January 25, 2015

A new blog lets you peer inside the living spaces of space-age bachelors, golden film actors and tasteful gentlemen generally.

DIY Video Game De-Yellower

Saturday January 24, 2015

Retro computing doesn't need to look so retro if you've got some of this DIY gel on hand.

Watch the Spinal Tap Pilot

Friday January 23, 2015

An unearthed short film from the Spinal Tap crew turns it up to 11.

Jim Naughten: We Can Be Hereros

Thursday January 22, 2015

Having adopted the uniforms of the German forces who colonised them, the Herero people in Namibia are sharp dressers.

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