September 2013

stephen hawking
Posted on September 26, 2013 by

Stephen Hawking’s Theories Animated By The Guardian (VIDEO)

Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking is arguably the smartest man on the planet, but his ideas about where we come from and where we’re headed can be daunting even when explained in the simplest language imaginable. Most recently he postulated that human brains may be downloaded to computers after death. The animated video below was made Read More

jay z barneys collection
Posted on September 25, 2013 by

Jay Z Teams With Barneys For The Holidays (DETAILS)

After talks with Saks collapsed earlier this year hip-hop mogul Jay Z turned to rival Barneys. Come November 20, we’ll see and experience curated store displays and sartorial offerings in a project called called ‘A New York Holiday’. Like the Gaga Workshops of last year, the project’s shop-in-shops, titled BNY SCC Gallery (which stands for Barneys New Read More

Posted on September 25, 2013 by

Ark Nova Is A Massive Inflatable Hall Designed For Hope (PHOTOS)

It’s no secret we love Japan given the number of stories we’ve done on the insanely creatively beautiful and bizarre Pacific nation. Add Arc Nova to our list of stories. Arc Nova is the world’s first inflatable concert hall that’s also mobile. Designed by British artist Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect  Arata Isozaki, the mobile Read More

Posted on September 25, 2013 by

Science: Foot Cream Kills HIV By Tricking Virus Into Committing Suicide (DETAILS)

Can a simple anti-fungal foot cream eradicate HIV? That’s what scientists at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School are saying, according to CNET. Scientists at the medical school concluded that Ciclopirox, a common prescription cream used by dermatologists, completely eradicate infectious HIV from cell cultures, but unlike today’s most cutting-edge anti-viral treatments, “the virus doesn’t bounce Read More

Posted on September 25, 2013 by

K-Pop Superstar Seung Ri Is First Foreigner To Host TV Show In Japan (DETAILS)

Breaking into and thriving in the monoculture that is Japan  is daunting but somehow K-Pop superstar Seung Ri, the guy holding the plate above,  broke through with aplomb. After four years of hard work and more than basic Japanese language skills, yesterday it was announced that Ri will be the first foreign celebrity to host his own show Read More

Posted on September 25, 2013 by

Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Up For Grabs (VIDEO)

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s final studio album, In Eutero, and fans aren’t just able to buy a new “super deluxe” box set to celebrate the occasion. They can also buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain. The asking price? $500,000.00. Cobain spent the first 10-12 years of his life Read More

Van Jones
Posted on September 24, 2013 by

Activist Van Jones: Kids More On My Mind Than Environment (VIDEO)

Activist and artist Van Jones was one of the first casualties in President Obama’s administration after he took office in 2009. Looking back, it’s puzzling why the GOP felt so threatened by Jones’ stance on the environment, education and ideologies. Afterall, according to Jones in the video below, his sensibilities lie in the heartland of Read More

Posted on September 24, 2013 by

Talib Kweli & Dozens Of Rappers Shine Light On Congo Mineral War (VIDEO)

Africa is in the spotlight again this week, this time its the Congo where there’s a crisis over that nation’s vast mineral wealth. Most of us are unaware  that the minerals used to make some of our favorite gadgets, including cellphones, tablets, and iPods, come from the Congo; and were not magically produced in Apple Read More

Posted on September 24, 2013 by

What Is Food Sustainability & How Can You Contribute To It? (DETAILS)

Food and sustainability are important to the developing world, yet food waste has always been a problem. Forty percent of food in the United States go to waste every year, according to NRDC’s 2012 Farm-to-Fork-to-Landfill report. This means that Americans are throwing away an estimate of $165 billion on food – from spoiled produce to Read More

Posted on September 24, 2013 by

Seven Stars Kyushu Is A Luxury Locomotive You’ll Want To Ride (VIDEO)

The Japanese preoccupation with luxury just climbed 10 levels thanks to the addition of a luxury locomotive in Kyushu called Seven Stars. Seating 28 passengers very comfortably, the train was built to the tune of $40 million and is reminiscent of the legendary Orient Express.It has a lounge with a piano bar, five sleeping cars, Read More

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