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The Neuroscience of Translation

Saturday November 10, 2018

Being a professional translator is one of the most demanding things a person can do, and scientists are just beginning to understand how the brain does it.

Turning Art into Video Games

Friday November 09, 2018

Critics have long debated whether video games can truly be considered art. By combining a Mondrian painting with Pong, this programmer has answered the question once and for all. 

“If we love, we grieve,” the musician tells a mourning fan. "That's the pact."

Ford Yates: Capturing the American South

Wednesday November 07, 2018

These photos of a real-life Huckleberry Finn will make you want to throw your laptop away. (After you've first booked flights to the U.S.)

Call off the search for extraterrestrial life: these photos of the weirdest mushrooms on Earth are proof the aliens are already among us.

The Rolling Homes That Almost Were

Monday November 05, 2018

Back in the 1930s, these ball-shaped buildings almost gave new meaning to the phrase 'moving house'.

The story of the guy who printed $200 million in twenty dollar bills, and got away with it (for a while).

Suspiria: Ticket Giveaway

Friday November 02, 2018

Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) gives the 1977 horror classic Suspiria the remake treatment – and we have some double passes to give away. 

Animated Japanese Wood Joinery GIFs

Thursday November 01, 2018

Could these be the most deeply relaxing GIFs on the internet? 

After 35 years away, Mark Palmer returned home to New Zealand and built the best sheep farm outpost we’ve ever seen. (And we’ve seen at least two.)