From a distance these stunning images look likes stars exploding, fireworks or simply striking patterns - but what you’re actually looking at are the hidden dimensions of the world wide web.
This chart comes from the OECD who are widely respected for their forecasts. By 2060 they predict the Eurozone will be the fourth largest economy in the world after China, India and the USA. The USA will have fallen from first place to third. This change will bring profound shifts in global politics and [...]
Another in my irregular series of sounds from around the globe that I've found while stumbling around the world wide web. Give these little crackers some time in your ears. Eazydarealeazy - Dirty Mind From: South Africa Jackson Fishauf...Show More Summary
Crouch built the largest Christian television network in the world. He was widely known for hosting a two-hour religious program with his wife Jan, who was known for her big, pink hair and dramatic makeup.
Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that government surveillance and censorship will threaten the democratic nature of the web. Berners-Lee made his comments as his World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) released its annual web index...Show More Summary
Unraveling the ever-changing World Wide Web to find the very best sites can be a daunting and time consuming task. Or, you could just ask Reddit. That's what one Redditor did Thursday, posing to the rest of the community the question,...Show More Summary
With millions of football (or how Americans call it: soccer) fans all around the world, there should be a market for such an app but it seems that, with only 50 - 100 Android downloads so far, FIFA itself failed to advertize it properly;...Show More Summary
Another in my irregular series of sounds from around the globe that I've found while stumbling around the world wide web. Get your listening gear around these little crackers. Newsmen - Covehead From: Toronto, Canada Etches - Lets Move...Show More Summary
by Peter Saunders It is widely acknowledged that euthanasia is out of control in Belgium: a 500% increase in cases in ten years; one third involuntary; half not reported; euthanasia for blindness, anorexia and botched sex change operations; organ transplant euthanasia; plans to extend euthanasia to children and people…
Oakland, Calif. -- Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. Around the world, women and girls experience a wide range of violations to their dignity and safety including sexual violence, child abuse, trafficking, and intimate partner violence. Read more...
James Franco and Seth Rogen just won the internet. The world wide web is officially closed for business. It’s been a good, or at least, a pretty naked and porny run. While shooting their latest film, The Interview, the dynamic dude duo decided to do a shot-for-shot remake of humble hip-hopper Kanye West’s video for […]
It’s a much quoted internet ‘fact’ that YouTube is the second most popular search engine. But using the standard definition of a search engine as a system that can crawl every murky corner of the world wide web to find the information you need, this isn’t strictly true. Show More Summary
The recent collapse in the forward guidance from Cisco and various other tech and telecom companies has been widely attributed to the world's - and mostly China's - anger at the NSA in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations, resulting in a dramatic collapse in both future visibility and orderbooks. Show More Summary
Few philosophers have as wide of an impact on the general public as ethicist Peter Singer, this week's guest on the Rationally Speaking podcast. Singer's utilitarian arguments about how we should treat animals, why we have a moral obligation...Show More Summary
My friends at Design Cuts are back with another epic deal for you guys. This time they’ve teamed up with 2 Lil Owls, who are widely considered to create the most beautiful textures in the world. This deal offers 270 hand-crafted textures for just $20 (that’s 93% off). It’s such a huge deal that over […]
Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web in 1990, is disturbed at the revelations of the degree of surveillance pursued by governments of ordinary people and warns that it could harm the functioning of his baby. He warned yesterday that “a growing tide of surveillance and censorship”. His Web index ranks countries for [...]
It is tended to be thought, if that turn of phrase can be turned that way, that the wild west bonanza of the world wide web profits most those who are keen on visual stimulus of the most constant, insistent sort. The filmmaking industry,...Show More Summary
It is widely known in the scientific world that tickling oneself is an impossibility. But what if you were fooled into believing that it wasn’t you doing the tickling? Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and a few other scientists at University College...Show More Summary
The internet is a global system of interconnected computer systems blah blah blah where www stands for both World Wide Web and Who Where Why. The way I look at it is a collective of people, data, and things. Understand that it is what it is. But its true nature and potential are yours to define. read more
The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, predicts that Chinese leaders will eventually dismantle the 'Great Firewall' on their own. Not because they'll finally realize it's oppressive or anything (he's not delusional), but because it's inhibiting economic growth. [ more › ]