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How the World's Most Glamorous Ice Bar Stays Frozen In the Middle of the Desert http://gizmodo.com/how-the-worlds-most-glamorous-ice-bar-stays-frozen-in-t-1778992680 …
The bar is made of 120 tons of pure, crystal-clear ice. So are the walls, and all the furniture, along with intricately carved ice sculptures, including a replica of the Vegas skyline and an icy Iron Throne just for Game of Thrones fans. Walking into Minus 5 Ice Bar in Las Vegas is like stepping into a real-world scene from Disney’s Frozen.
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Stop Worrying About Spoilers--They Actually Help You Enjoy the Story More http://gizmodo.com/stop-worrying-about-spoilers-they-actually-help-you-en-1778452171
It is a truth universally acknowledged that pretty much everyone hates spoilers. The internet was furious with former Detroit Tigers player Michael Sams for accidentally tweeting a major spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And this week we learned about a vengeful ex-girlfriend who deliberately spoils Game of Thrones for her former paramour each week.
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The issue is not whether or not spoilers enhance our experience of a story. The issue is that the spoiler is provided when not wanted. I should be able to choose whether or not I want the story spoiled. I do not want to be reading something and then have a spoiler revealed to me unexpectedly, especially when I don't want it. That athlete who spoiled Star Wars likely did so for people who did not want the story spoiled. That is why he got so much flack for it.
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a @CERN particle physicist who decided to change tack and study clouds http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/index-2016-05-26.html …
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"I suspect many of us encounter our first real mathematical "theorem" when we learn that A times B is B times A." http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2016/05/why-does-math-work.html …
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It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe http://gizmodo.com/it-takes-just-four-minutes-to-explain-the-entire-univer-1778313358
In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just four minutes from Exub1a, YouTube purveyor of “spacey stuff and existential angst.”
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Took God seven days
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A surprising new proof is helping to connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world. https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160524-mathematicians-bridge-finite-infinite-divide/ …
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I'm not sure what confuses me more, listening to philosophers or trying to figure out why this kind of math is useful, mind you I have no problem with understanding the concepts of quantum field theory. I just don't have this much of a math bug =)
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Cell-phone radiation appears to cause uptick in 2 types of cancer in rats, but don’t throw your phone out just yet. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601591/a-connection-between-cell-phones-and-cancer-has-been-found-should-we-be-worried/ …
Cell-phone radiation appears to cause an uptick in two types of cancer in rats, but don’t go throwing your phone out the window just yet.
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I would worry more about those that text and drive or even text and walk.
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Living Works That Flatten Three-Dimensional Scenes Into Two-Dimensional Photographs by Alexa Meade  http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/05/living-works-that-flatten-three-dimensional-scenes-into-two-dimensional-photographs-by-alexa-meade/ …
Flattening three-dimensional installations into two-dimensional images, Alexa Meade compresses reality by covering models in specifically applied paint, making sure to focus on painted shadows and highlights to transform her posed subjects into paintings. Meade's works, which she has referr
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Dad creates the most haunting horror photos with his daughters as the stars http://www.lostateminor.com/2016/05/23/dad-creates-the-most-haunting-horror-photos-with-his-daughters-as-the-stars/ …
In his series 'After Dark My Sweet', photographer Joshua Hoffine depicts classic childhood nightmares - with his own daughters posing as the damsels in dis
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And +Lucas King​ you can consider your ass Block
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The Game of Thrones Intro Recreated with Slime Mold Is Glorious. http://gizmodo.com/the-game-of-thrones-intro-recreated-with-slime-mold-is-1778190923
Slime molds and fungi might not rank high on anyone’s list of favorite organisms, but there is a compelling beauty in their growth patterns. And now Transcend Rules has taken “slimeography” to a whole new level, setting those patterns to the Game of Thrones theme music. It might just be the solace fans crave after last night’s heartbreaking episode.
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Take a Peek Inside the Studio of Insectophile Sculptor Edouard Martinet http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/05/take-a-peek-inside-the-studio-of-insectophile-sculptor-edouard-martinet/ …
Fascinated by the biological forms of insects, fish, and arthropods, artist Edouard Martinet assembles gargantuan depictions of the creatures with found automotive and bicycle parts. While we've shared many of his sculptures here on Colossal (previously here and here), this behind-the-scen
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Why Certain High-End Golf Clubs Make Such an Ear-Splitting Sound http://gizmodo.com/why-certain-high-end-golf-clubs-make-such-an-ear-splitt-1778322417 …
Back in 2006, Nike introduced the high-performance SUMO 2 golf club driver, specially engineered to help golfers hit straighter shots, even for slightly off-center hits. There was just one problem: the newly designed club made an unpleasantly loud, tinny sound when it struck the ball—so much so, that most players proved unwilling to tolerate it, even in exchange for improved performance.
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I'm a science writer and now a senior science editor at Gizmodo. I am also the author of several popular science books for general readers. Most recent books: "Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self," coming out January 28, 2014, and "The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse" (2010).
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Married to +Sean Carroll (affectionately known as the Time Lord). Black belt in jujitsu (although I no longer practice). Ran a program for two years matching scientists with writers, producers and directors in Hollywood, for the National Academy of Sciences. Dedicated to stamping out the notion of "two cultures": science is as much a part of creative human endeavor as the arts. I make a mean pad thai. Also orange/cranberry scones. Quite possibly first and only person to utter the phrase "negative index of refraction" on late-night TV (Craig Ferguson).
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