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30 Mar 15:00

Ear Infraction

Rumor: Parents should watch for signs of mastoiditis after their children develop ear infections.
30 Mar 14:58

A Black and Blue Life: A Coal Miner Becomes a Photographer of Exquisite Waves and Seascapes

by Christopher Jobson

Convection - Ray Collins

Australian photographer Ray Collins first picked up a camera in 2007 and used it to photograph his friends surfing around his home after long shifts working in a nearby coal mine. His attention quickly shifted from his friends to patterns and forms he noticed in the waves. Collins, who is colorblind, was also drawn to the interplay of light and water, perhaps more attune to contrast than the nuance of color. He poetically refers to this switch from coal miner to fine art photographer as a balance between his “black life and blue life.”

The accolades, awards, and sponsorships have been heaped on Collins leading to the publication of his first book, Found at Sea, he also has a wide variety of prints on his website, and you can follow his photography day-to-day on Instagram. (via Laughing Squid)

Underwater - Ray Collins

Fury - Ray Collins

Ominous - Ray Collins

Beneath The Vortex - Ray Collins

Viscous  - Ray Collins

Ripples - Ray Collins

Rainbow - Ray Collins


Sunburst - Ray Collins

30 Mar 19:48

Custom Glass Planets Containing the Cremated Remains of Loved Ones

by Kate Sierzputowski
Cooper Griggs

Well that's a helluva Xmas tree ornament.







Merry Coor produces ethereal designs from cremated remains within custom glass beads. Coor crafts each bead by hand, first melting glass into a round bead, then spiraling the design out of ashes on top, and finally sealing the design with an outer layer of clear glass. For each bead she not only requests a 1/2 teaspoon of ashes, but also a picture, letter, or story of the deceased so she can develop a personal connection while forming the piece of jewelry.

Coor has been making glass beads for about 15 years, but it wasn’t until last year that she began incorporating ashes into their designs. After this development Coor explained, “My bead making now gave me a new purpose, and a way to honor others, both living and passed.”

Custom beads can be requested by the California-based artist either through her company’s website, Ash Beads, or through her Etsy. (via Laughing Squid, Bored Panda)

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30 Mar 14:00

2172208637_2e22267226_o.jpg (JPEG Image, 536×929 pixels) - Scaled (61%)

by jaline
24 Mar 16:58

New tactic in war on net neutrality: Strip FCC of enforcement funding

by Jon Brodkin
Cooper Griggs

via Bewarethewumpus

After losing the battle against net neutrality rules at the Federal Communications Commission, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has taken his fight to Congress. Today, Pai asked the House of Representatives to strip the FCC of funding it needs to enforce net neutrality rules.

"Congress should forbid the Commission from using any appropriated funds to implement or enforce the plan the FCC just adopted to regulate the Internet," Pai said in prepared statements for an FCC budget hearing. "Not only is this plan bad policy; absent outside intervention, the Commission will expend substantial resources implementing and enforcing regulations that are wasteful, unnecessary, and affirmatively detrimental to the American public."

Pai is one of two Republicans on the FCC. The three-member Democratic majority voted in favor of the net neutrality order. The decision reclassified broadband as a common carrier service and imposed net neutrality rules that prevent Internet service providers from blocking or throttling content or prioritizing content in exchange for payment.

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28 Mar 17:45

AMC's channels come to PlayStation Vue

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

Thinking about it...

If you were intrigued by PlayStation Vue as a substitute for cable TV but refused to sign up until you could watch The Walking Dead, it's time to hop aboard. Sony has added AMC Networks to Vue's channel roster, giving you AMC proper as well as IFC, S...
27 Mar 22:00

Pizza delivery requests are getting out of hand. (photo by...

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez

Pizza delivery requests are getting out of hand. (photo by l31ur)

28 Mar 14:05

The Gays Are Free to Discriminate Against Christians in Hilarious 'Religious Freedom' Parody Video

by Kyler Geoffroy
Cooper Griggs

via lbstopher


Sorry, but the Church of Harvey Fierstein has a strict "No Christians" policy.



28 Mar 12:45

docks79: Amen

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez



27 Mar 23:39

See in the dark (for a little bit) with night vision eyedrops

by Andrew Tarantola
Daring biohackers from California's Science for the Masses collective have just performed the world's first night vision-enabling "Shine Job." They employed a chemical called Chlorin e6 (Ce6), which is extracted from deep sea fish and occasionally us...
28 Mar 03:38

Laser-activated nanoparticles are coming to clear your acne

by Andrew Tarantola
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a high-tech solution to the bane of adolescence: acne. Acne occurs when the skin's pores become clogged. Conventional remedies generally involve stripping the skin of sebum -- the waxy substance naturall...
28 Mar 09:51

NASA is working with Russia on a new space station (update: not quite)

by Mariella Moon
Russia is teaming up with the USA to build ISS 2.0 once the current one's funding runs out in 2024 -- at least according to Russia Today and state news agency TASS. The country's space agency, Roscosmos threatened in February to use the Russian ISS m...
28 Mar 01:10

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Cooper Griggs

I'm not sleepy! I swear I'm... not... slee... zzzzz

(via sizvideos:Video)

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27 Mar 00:44

Great, now 3D-printed rifles can fire larger, deadlier rounds

by Andrew Tarantola
Cooper Griggs


In 2013, Defense Distributed created the world's first 3D-printed handgun, the .38-caliber Liberator. The following year, they unveiled an AR-15 receiver capable of firing hundreds of 5.56mm rounds without fail. This year, the team has been outdone b...
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Cooper Griggs

I love the hanging on for dear life look.

26 Mar 19:25

When my friend asks "Will Louis Armstrong be written out of textbooks for walking on the moon since he used steroids?"

Cooper Griggs

via Fatbob

27 Mar 00:58

holograph: エンター·ザ·ボイド

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez

Vanscapes by Alison Turner

Vanscapes by Alison Turner

Vanscapes by Alison Turner

Vanscapes by Alison Turner

Vanscapes by Alison Turner

Vanscapes by Alison Turner

Vanscapes by Alison Turner

Vanscapes by Alison Turner

Vanscapes by Alison Turner



27 Mar 05:00

Comic for 2015.03.27

27 Mar 10:31

Google, Apple and others list demands for spying act changes

by Steve Dent
The US Congress, Senate and White House may be torn on what to do with a key Patriot Act spying clause, set to expire on June 1st. But Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech companies in the Reform Government Surveillance coalition know exactly what ...
27 Mar 05:58

by Construction Paper and Tears

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez