'What is Fashion,' awesomely dorky 1984 high school student video project

- My friend Clayton Cubitt describes this wonderful documentary by a mid-1980s high school student as a "real life Breakfast Club."

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Video: The X-Files' Dana Scully likes science!


"She never gave up, even when the aliens put a chip in her neck," says creator Ryan English. (via Dangerous Minds)

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Watch a watch being made


It's amazing to see these tiny, precision components being created and placed carefully together to create a mechanism. Each moment seems an exercise in human and technical precision--don't miss the branding being lasered in. There's not a note of music, either; kudos to Nomos Glashütte for letting the noise of "creation" do the selling, even if it's really just sound effects.


Journalists threatened, detained while covering MH17 plane crash

- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): "Since Friday, armed separatists with the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have briefly detained and threatened at least 10 foreign correspondents, according to international press reports and a Ukrainian press freedom group. Journalists in the capital, Kiev, have also told CPJ that DPR separatists are barring Ukrainian journalists' access to the region." Read the rest


Book Club: A Storm of Swords Daenerys V and Tyrion VII

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that correspond to the previous television season. No book spoilers past the TV show! Read the rest