20 Jan 01:46

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19 Jan 16:37

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Coconut

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19 Jan 15:03

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Coconut

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19 Jan 20:01

The 10 Best Episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’

by Lindsey Romain

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10 years ago tomorrow, a show with no discernible qualities of longevity aired on AMC, a network that was only a few months into its first tentpole series, Mad Men, and not yet an established ratings and awards player. Breaking Bad arrived without much fanfare; it was midseason, January, a dreary time of year for a show so propulsive and colorful. And though immediately critically acclaimed – Bryan Cranston won a Best Actor Emmy for the first season – it took years to crystalize as a full-blown hit. Now, 10 years later, Breaking Bad is one of the most beloved and valued series of all time, a behemoth that cleared the way for a slew of imitators, and redefined what Golden Age television looks and feels like.

To celebrate the show’s 10-year anniversary, we’re counting down the 10 best episodes it ever produced.

10. “Say My Name”

Mike is one of the best characters in Breaking Bad history, a legitimate badass through-and-through. He’s hard-worn, but sympathetic. Terrifying, yet tender. Thanks to Better Call Saul, we’ve learned so much more about the lovable killer. But in this memorable Breaking Bad episode, we say goodbye to the man who so challenged our tendencies. Walt’s cold-blooded offing of Mike is hardly surprising this late in the game, and the build-up was certainly there. When Mike refuses to name his men in prison, you know he’s a goner. Still, the framing of the moment – in the middle of a sun-starched patch of long grass, near a churning pond – and Mike’s final words (“let me die in peace”) give it all a melancholy beauty.

9. “Felina”

Breaking Bad is that rare series with a perfect ending. Every loose end is neatly tied, every character winds up right where they should: Skyler safe and far away, Jesse alive and free, Walt dead and gone. Creator Vince Gilligan wrote and directed “Felina,” the show’s swan song, and it’s a masterful capper to his masterpiece. We get the satisfaction of Jesse killing Todd, of Walt finally admitting to Skyler that he did everything for himself, and of  Badfinger’s “Baby Blue” closing out the series as Walt bleeds to death on the floor.

8. “Fly”

A controversial pick, but I’m sticking with it. “Fly,” Breaking Bad’s infamous bottle episode, is actually the result of a budgetary issue. Forced to slash costs, the writers got resourceful, setting an entire episode in the meth lab under Gus Fring’s laundry. Walt, on shift, spots a fly and fears it will contaminate his product, which sends him off the deep end. He ropes Jesse into helping him capture the fly, and as they go about setting traps, they talk – really talk. Walt reflects on life, death, and coincidence. He comes dangerously close to telling Jesse about the true circumstances of Jane’s death, before he’s interrupted with a fly-catching opportunity. Director Rian Johnson kicked off his lauded Breaking Bad career with “Fly,” and his craftiness is ever-present; he imbues the episode with innovative camera techniques, lingers on his actors, and keeps what might otherwise be a stale, drab episode, riveting from top to bottom.

7. “Pilot”

As perfect as the finale is, the pilot is even better. So much happens, and so boldly. That imagery of Walt in his tightie whities. The gas masks in the desert. Two men held captive in the back of a Winnebago. Breaking Bad burst onto the scene loaded with potent imagery, moments that were instantly iconic. The pilot is great the way all good pilots are: it’s a sample size of the show to come. A wacky, funny, beautiful, innovative, scrappy but defiant show that had a lot to say, and knew exactly how to say it.

6. “Crawl Space”

The final moment of this episode is seared into our brains forever. Walt, submerged in the crawl space where he’s been hiding his money, comes home to discover that Skyler has given it to her lover Ted – who, earlier in the episode, suffers a terrible fall. Walt, overwhelmed by the news, and by the walls closing in around him, starts manically laughing. It’s terrifying, monstrous, and Bryan Cranston has never been better at exemplifying Walt’s mania.

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19 Jan 16:09

The Shirk Report – Volume 457

by twistedsifter

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Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
Now sit back and relax
What really happened
They’re on to us!
Get healthy or die trying
Question everything.
This photo is giving me anxiety
Okay time to focus
When your squad has your back even when the odds are stacked against them
Best shot ever
From now on I will only measure things by their Llamathrust
Checkmate flat Earthers
This
Mondays
Consider yourself warned
Who’s mom is this
Never mind, found her
3D aww anyone?
A little #inspo for the weekend
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

The Stick Is an Unsung Hero of Human Evolution
50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1968
The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world
How DNA Testing Botched My Family’s Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
The Strange History of One of the Internet’s First Viral Videos
Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories
Our Climate Is Changing Rapidly. It’s Time to Talk About Geoengineering.
Why willpower is overrated
The Limits of Empathy

 

5 VIDEOS + Travis Rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREAT YO SELF THIS WEEKEND

 

sure kuh 28 The Shirk Report – Volume 457

 

20 Jan 14:36

Menage a 3 - Need a place to sleep

by tech@thehiveworks.com
19 Jan 18:55

Defect-Free Encapsulation of Fe0 in 2D Fused Organic Networks as a Durable Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst

by Seok-Jin Kim, Javeed Mahmood, Changmin Kim, Gao-Feng Han, Seong-Wook Kim, Sun-Min Jung, Guomin Zhu, James J. De Yoreo, Guntae Kim and Jong-Beom Baek

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10663
19 Jan 16:23

A little snow in the cold sky

by Stanislaw Staroverov

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20 Jan 08:34

Tuned

by David M Willis
19 Jan 13:02

Tilted Spiro-Type Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Host for ≈100% Exciton Harvesting in Red Phosphorescent Electronics with Ultralow Doping Ratio

by Ya-Kun Wang, Si-Hua Li, Sheng-Fan Wu, Chen-Chao Huang, Sarvendra Kumar, Zuo-Quan Jiang, Man-Keung Fung, Liang-Sheng Liao

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Despite promising efficiency, the high fabrication cost due to the required high concentrations of noble metal based phosphors is still problematic for phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (PhOLEDs). This situation becomes even serious considering some practical applications need high luminance, which in turn requires a higher concentration of emitters. A paradigm shift to circumvent these issues can be development of materials that are able to operate efficiently in very low concentrations (<1 wt%). Here, two thermally activated delayed fluorescence hosts (OSTFPCN and OSTFPB) with tilted spiro geometry, small singlet-triplet splitting (Δ E st), and effective resonance energy transfer are developed. Within expectation, record performances with a power efficiency of 63.6 lm W−1 and an external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 31.2% for the red phosphor Ir(MDQ)2(acac) (2.0 wt%) are achieved with OSTFPCN as host. Additionally, a high power efficiency around 58 lm W−1 is also gained even at an ultralow dopant concentration of 0.5 wt% for a OSTFPB based device. Mechanism studies demonstrate that efficiency roll-off can be effectively suppressed in such low concentrations. These findings pave a new way to exploit low cost and high efficiency PhOLEDs.

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Two tilted spiro geometry based thermally activated delayed fluorescence type hosts are developed and implemented as host for organic light-emitting diodes. Record power efficiency of 63.6 lm W−1 and external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 31.2% for Ir(MDQ)2(acac) based device are obtained. Notably, even under ultralow phosphor dopant concentration (0.5 wt%), high power efficiency of around 58 lm W−1 is still achievable.

20 Jan 00:25

Comic: Paragone

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20 Jan 17:36

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Potential

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19 Jan 18:55

Unconventional Fragment Usage Enables a Concise Total Synthesis of (−)-Callyspongiolide

by Francesco Manoni, Corentin Rumo, Liubo Li and Patrick G. Harran

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DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13591
19 Jan 20:29

Have a Lovely Weekend.

by Joanna Goddard

Have a Lovely Weekend

What are you up to this weekend? We’re having a little party at our place — not so much a dinner party, but more a drinks-and-chips-and-stay-up-late party.… Read more

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21 Jan 06:43

Coin

by David M Willis
19 Jan 14:35

Microscale Lithium Metal Stored inside Cellular Graphene Scaffold toward Advanced Metallic Lithium Anodes

by Wei Deng, Xufeng Zhou, Qile Fang, Zhaoping Liu

Abstract

The volume expansion and dendrite growth of metallic Li anode during charge/discharge processes hinder its practical application in energy storage. Seeking an appropriate host for distributing bulk Li in a 3D manner is an effective way to solve these problems. Here, a novel porous graphene scaffold with cellular chambers for incorporating Li metal is presented. Using such a unique host, ultrathin Li layers of 3 µm in thickness are anchored on graphene to form porous microstructures, which provides much more reaction sites for Li ions compared with that of bulk Li, significantly promoting the reversibility of Li stripping and plating. Also the high current density can be effectively dissipated by the graphene scaffold to remarkably improve the rate capability of Li anode. The symmetrical Li cell using such a Li anode can run stably for 200 cycles at 5 mA cm−2 and even 70 cycles at 10 mA cm−2 in an unmodified carbonate-based electrolyte, which has rarely been achieved in such aggressive working conditions. Lithium-ion capacitor cells using this anode also show outstanding rate capability and cycling stability, which can work at an ultrahigh current density of 30 A g−1 and keep steady for over 4000 cycles at 3.75 A g−1.

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An advanced metallic lithium anode is fabricated by pre-storing ultrathin Li metal layered in a cellular graphene scaffold. Microscale Li metal anchored on graphene sheets facilitates the overall electron reaction and dendrite-suppressed deposition of Li metal. This graphene scaffold enhanced Li metal anode shows exceptionally high rate capability and cycling stability in both Li symmetrical cells and Li-ion capacitors.

20 Jan 06:02

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22 Jan 03:07

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19 Jan 18:55

Amphiphilic π-Allyliridium C,O-Benzoates Enable Regio- and Enantioselective Amination of Branched Allylic Acetates Bearing Linear Alkyl Groups

by Arismel Tena Meza, Thomas Wurm, Lewis Smith, Seung Wook Kim, Jason R. Zbieg, Craig E. Stivala and Michael J. Krische

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21 Jan 22:27

Doctor Hexagon

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20 Jan 18:37

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Potential

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22 Jan 05:12

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20 Jan 02:06

Ultrafast Observation of a Photoredox Reaction Mechanism: Photoinitiation in Organocatalyzed Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization

by Daisuke Koyama, Harvey J. A. Dale and Andrew J. Orr-Ewing

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21 Jan 06:01

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