The Wired Atlas of the Human Ecosystem Oct07

The Wired Atlas of the Human Ecosystem

via MagazineVaporize all 10 trillion cells in your body and you might be gone for good—but a shadow biosphere of bacteria, viruses, ...

Harry Potter, RIP Jul30

Harry Potter, RIP

via MagazineOne fantasy writer's eulogy for the Boy Who Lived, brought fantasy to a mass audience, and made everyone a little bit uncool.

Feedback Loops Are Changing What People Do Jun21

Feedback Loops Are Changing What People Do

via MagazineIn 2003, officials in Garden Grove, California, a community of 170,000 people wedged amidthe suburban sprawl of Orange County, ......

Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction? May19

Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?

via MagazineAuctions were supposed to be the new way to buy and sell everything. It didn't turn out that way—just ask eBay.

Twitter’s New Comedy Genre: The 140-Character One-Liner May02

Twitter’s New Comedy Genre: The 140-Character One-Liner

via MagazineIt's a laugh every 140 characters for these tweeters, from Patton Oswalt and Rainn Wilson to Steve Martin and Sarah Silverman....

Pissed-Off Painters Take Revenge May02

Pissed-Off Painters Take Revenge

via MagazinePainters have been exacting revenge for 700 years, turning patrons in to peacocks and sending them to hell.

One Professor’s Attempt to Explain Every Joke Ever Apr16

One Professor’s Attempt to Explain Every Joke Ever

via Magazine Armed with a Venn diagram and his "benign violation" theory, Colorado professor Peter McGraw insists he can explain every joke...

Mar30

Your Guide to 21 Awesome DIY Projects

via MagazineWho wouldn't want a quake detector, laser trip wire, or tweeting power meter? Now's your chance to make them yourself.