In news that’ll actually give you hope for the future, a bunch of inner city Brooklyn high schoolers took a field trip this week to learn the basics of coding.
By Jordyn Taylor 12/06 10:50am
It’s almost impossible to make it through the holidays without having to solicit the help of a customer service rep. What if Bubbie brakes her new iPhone trying to take a selfie? What if Uncle Steven spills Manischewitz all over the new Xbox? The possibilities for disaster are endless.
Thankfully, PC Mag has put together Read More
By Jordyn Taylor 9/05 11:36am
Facebook has no patience for boobies–not even the feathered kind. The social media site reportedly took immediate action after the Christmas Island Tourism Board posted an ad for its annual Bird’n'Nature Week that read: “Some gorgeous shots here of some juvenile boobies.”
Of course, ornithologists and casual weekend bird-watchers alike know that “boobies”—besides being, you know, boobies—are also a type of goofy-looking bird found on islands and along coastlines, including on Christmas Island, a small Australian territory in the Indian Ocean. Read More
By Jordyn Taylor 9/04 3:30pm
Grind’s a-growin’ We’re wishing a happy housewarming to exclusive coworking platform Grind, which just opened its second NYC location at 39th and Broadway. The company—whose original NYC location is at 29th and Park—offers talented techies and entrepreneurs a functional, comfortable, caffeine-laced space to do their work, outside the confines of the oppressive corporate world. Grind’s new space boasts 1.5 times the square footage of the original, and hopefully that much more gourmet, eco-friendly, ethically sourced coffee. Read More
By Jordyn Taylor 9/03 11:11am
By Jordyn Taylor 8/30 10:06am
There’s a Japanese social group founded on Facebook whose members gather once a week to clean public restrooms with their bare hands as a spiritual cleansing ritual. Good morning!
As the AP reported this week, the group is called Benjyo Soujer, which loosely translates to “Bathroom Soldier” in English. A team of 35 men, women, and children, the group meets every Sunday morning at 6 a.m., gears up with cleaning supplies, and spends around an hour and a half scrubbing some nasty Tokyo toilets. Read More
By Jordyn Taylor 8/29 12:56pm
Researchers have just proven that not only is Mean Girls the greatest movie of all time, but it’s also scientifically accurate.
As reported on Motherboard, a recent study called “Do Girls Really Experience More Anxiety in Mathematics?” proves that—contrary to disturbingly popular belief—girls aren’t actually intimidated by math; they just think they should be. Thanks, society. Read More
By Jordyn Taylor 8/29 11:36am
If a geochemist’s much-talked-about new research is true, human life began not on Earth, but on Mars—meaning that technically, we’re all Martians.
Today in Florence, Italy, at the annual Goldschmidt Conference on geochemistry, Professor Steven Brenner of the U.S.A. will attempt to prove that early life forms (like amoebas and such) originated on Mars, and then hitched a ride on a meteorite and trucked on over to Earth, which is something that maybe, definitely, probably happened on an episode of The Magic School Bus. Read More
Court Rules You Can Be Held Liable If You Text a Friend While They’re Driving and They Injure Someone
By Jordyn Taylor 8/28 3:50pm
Back in 2009, teenager Kyle Best drove his car into a couple on a motorcycle, injuring the man and woman so badly that they each lost a leg. Mr. Best had been texting at the time.
By Jordyn Taylor 8/28 10:59am
Zoom in on PhotoShelter Interested in taking your prolific Instagram food photography talents to the next level? Check out PhotoShelter, the startup that lets photographers customize their own websites, market themselves online and sell their work—among other helpful tools—all in one place. Clicking through PhotoShelter’s site, we must admit these examples of online photography portfolios look pretty darn sexy. The company reported a profit only 18 months from launching, so they must be doing something right. Read More