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Andrea James

Andrea James is a writer, director, producer and activist based in Los Angeles. Her work often focuses on consumer activism, the free culture movement, exogenous mysticism, humor, and LGBT rights.

Jack Fusco's remarkable night photography

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Night photography specialist Jack Fusco has a special love for framing his images of the Milky Way using sea caves, like this one in Malibu.

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Woman-centric clickbait sites parodied

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If The Onion For Her and Lady Clickhole sound like sites you'd enjoy, swing by Reductress, a site that mocks the new crop of craptacular content farms aimed at women ages 25-39 who are watching their dreams slowly die.

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'Full House' intro remade in Grand Theft Auto

YouTuber Merfish creates lovingly detailed homages to film and TV in Grand Theft Auto, like this re-enactment of the Full House intro.

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Hobby drone blamed for grounding firefighting fleet in California

The U.S. Forest Service is blaming a hobby drone for grounding a fleet of planes delivering fire retardant to a blaze near Big Bear Lake on June 24th.

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Tentacle shoes support your foot with eight other feet

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Designer Kermit Tesoro released images of this custom-designed POLYPODIS 2015 shoe.

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WATCH: A lady goes insane trying to comprehend computers

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"Why is it that men understand computers so easily, but women don't?" After being driven mad by her technophobia, a hapless woman is visited by the spirit of Ada Lovelace, who patiently guides the woman back to her miserable reality.

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Vibrant wallpaper that's digitally printed on demand

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Feathr produces digitally printed, on-demand wallpaper, and they even occasionally take submissions from interested artists through open calls and bespoke commissions.

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Glow-in-the-dark patterns burned into electrocuted wood

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Imgur user PapJ06 created these interesting Lichtenberg figures by electrocuting wood blocks with a modified microwave transformer, then applying glowing powder and resin.

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WATCH: How to detect a secret nuclear test

MinutePhysics created a simple explanation of the complicated task of detecting secret nuclear tests. There's a push underway to demand that the US and other countries legalize such inspections worldwide.

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Happy anniversary to the Rainbow Pride Flag!

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On June 25, 1978, Gilbert Baker raised the first Rainbow Pride flag in San Francisco. Last week, MoMA acquired the flag for their collection, and they have a terrific interview with the designer. Get some vexillographic insight!

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Azerbaijani cultural center's gorgeous flowing architecture

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Photographer Francisco Anzola posted some gorgeous photos of Azerbaijan, including the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku.

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WATCH: Gentleman mods daughter's pink mini-Mini

After his daughter complained her toy car was not fast enough, YouTuber ThatHPI GUY decided to mod it so it could pop wheelies.

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WATCH: Adding a cockroach shell improves microbot mobility

The fields of bioinspiration and biomimetics look at animal evolution to improve machine function. Chen Li at UC Berkeley's Poly-PEDAL Lab found that an oval cockroach shell atop a small robot helps it squeeze through tight spaces more easily.

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LIFE revisits 1950s "fad" for Confederate flags

LIFE photo editor Liz Ronk and writer Eliza Berman looked through their archives, writing with clear-eyed hindsight of LIFE's Truman-era collection of Confederate flag photos.

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Enormous sculpture doubles as movable water filtration device

MoMA-PS1-Museum-Cosmo-installation_Andres-Jaque-Office_Political-Innovation_dezeen_468_6 Architect Andres Jaque's Office for Political Innovation has installed Cosmo at MoMA. The whimsical water filtration sytem on wheels is designed to make people think about municipal water delivery systems that are generally invisible in our daily lives. The firm said in a statement:

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Confederate flag sales soar on Amazon

confederate Four of Amazon's ten top-selling flags are currently Confederate in the wake of proposed bans across the U.S. The trend echoes spikes in gun sales when 'Muricans fear the government is going to impose new restrictions on firearms, or when Coca-Cola announces a new formulation. Maybe it's people buying them to burn, but probably not.