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Canberra’s Telstra Tower lights up purple all weekend for brain cancer

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The summit of Black Mountain in Canberra will glow purple tonight, November 29 and tomorrow night, November 30, to shine a light on brain cancer. Purple is the original colour for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation with Charlie Teo who are holding their first official Walk4BrainCancer event in Canberra on Sunday at Stromlo Forest Park [...]

A Gorgeous Photograph of the Milky Way Galaxy Over Devils Tower in Wyoming

8 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A gorgeous photograph by astrophotographer Dave Lane shows the Milky Way galaxy over Devils Tower in Wyoming. The photograph was featured recently as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, complete with an annotated version highlighting some of the nebulas in the photograph. photos via Dave Lane via Astronomy Picture of the Day

Spencer Byles Sculpts Mystical Forest Artworks from Natural Materials

Towering woven structures, hanging pods and large-scale constellations of shapes create a theatrical or even supernatural realm within the picturesque woodland environment. The pieces seem to communicate with the viewer, playing on the tension between accident

The Battle Cats coming to Japanese 3DS eShop

- Popular smartphone game with over 12 million downloads - Tower defense and offence title - You control a team of cats from right to left who must destroy the enemy and their tower - Tons of level-ups etc. and simple touchscreen controls - 3DS version will add a communication mode, so that two players can play together Link Source: Japanese 3DS

British Mystery Novelist P.D. James Dies At 94

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

The author of such books as The Black Tower was best-known for her series featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.

VIDEO: Primordial’s “Babel’s Tower”

Gareth Averill directed a lengthy (just over eight minutes) video for Primordial’s new one, “Babel’s Tower”. The song is on their Metal Blade album Where Greater Men Have Fallen, released on Monday.

Unlike Other Games, Bugs Actually Make Far Cry 4 Better

The first time I saw a dancing corpse in Far Cry 4, I stopped dead in my tracks. It was in the middle of a tense firefight at the bottom of one of the radio towers scattered across the chaotically beautiful world of Kyrat. I'd just shot a full round into a soldier trying to start his ATV. Read more...

Hostel Opens Up in Mostley Empty Moscow High Rise — Design News

How does a hostel end up in a high rise? With the city's 32% vacancy rate, 25-year-old Roman Drozdenko rented 1,600 square feet of office space on the 43rd floor of Moscow's Empire Tower for $8,000 a month, creating High Level Hostel. READ MORE »

Did A DOJ Official Just Try To Distance The Agency From The NSA's Bulk Records Collection Program?

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A very interesting statement was made by an unnamed DOJ official while defending the US Marshals' flying cell tower spoofers. It's something I didn't catch the first time through, but something that should be examined more closely. A...Show More Summary

Make Way for Fat Chicken, from the Makers of Scrap Squad

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Can you overthrow the Fat Chicken Meat Co. in this new reverse tower defense game? The post Make Way for Fat Chicken, from the Makers of Scrap Squad appeared first on 148Apps.

Paul Schleyer: Among the last of the universalists

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Schleyer, not exactly a household name among non-chemists but someone who was undoubtedly one of the most prolific and towering chemists of his time. Schleyer started out in synthetic physical organic chemistry and then moved to computational and theoretical chemistry. Show More Summary

Drone Footage of the Large and Intricate Watts Towers Sculptures in Southern Los Angeles

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

YouTube drone videographer PC3DM flew a quadcopter around the large and complex Watts Towers sculptures in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles to capture some 360-degree aerial footage. The towers were built by construction worker Sabato “Simon” Rodiaover a period of 33 years, beginning in 1921. via The Kid Should See This

Resourceful Youth: Some Kids Opened a Hostel in a Mostly Empty Moscow Tower

Photos via High Level Hostel If there is a more poignant picture of the Russian economy than a bunch of scruffy European backpackers playing Mortal Kombat on a rented-out floor of a multimillion-dollar glass-and-steel tower built for a Russian financial...

Former Slate EIC Settles Into Atlas Obscura

Are you old enough to remember Manhattan’s Museum of Famous People on West 50th Street, featuring dozens of vinyl mannequins? How about the apartment with a view that Gustave Eiffel built into the Eiffel Tower, recently re-opened for...Show More Summary

Some Thoughts on Punkademia

Over the last few weeks I’ve been slowly making my way through Zack Furness’s edited volume Punkademics (2012), which brings together a wide range of academic voices on the influences of punk rock on the “ivory tower.” As a colleague of mine quipped, I like that this book exists. In fact, I wish I had […]

Stake in 11 Times Square for sale

A piece of 11 Times Square is up for grabs. SJP Properties and its investors, the developers of the trophy office building, are selling a 49% stake in the 40-story glass tower, according to the New... To view the full story, click the title link.

Murli Deora: The Last of India's Tammany Hall Chieftains

Murli Deora, who died of cancer at the age of 77 in Mumbai early Monday, was sui generis -- one of a kind, and arguably the last of his kind. He towered over Indian politics without smothering the landscape with his ubiquitous presence. Show More Summary

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