The Immortal Zoo: animal bone sculptures from Jessica Joslin

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Jessica Joslin uses animal bones and found objects to create delicate, expressive sculptures.

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Real life hoverboard introduced via Kickstarter campaign

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Hoverboards are now a reality thanks to a Silicon Valley think tank. Caroline Siede chats with inventor Greg Henderson about the board’s design and the company’s newly launched Kickstarter campaign.

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GeekGirlCon is an oasis of acceptance

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Copywriter Nicole Dieker on how a convention creates a welcoming space with language

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Meet Lyor Cohen, president of Def Jam Recordings

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Introducing the future CEO into the Hip Hop Family Tree. By Ed Piskor

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Vultures circle GamerGate

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The mainstream media finally discovered the Internet’s latest subculture of hostile, cynical, easily-led youngsters. Matt Binder on the narcissists, grifters and creeps arriving in its wake.

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Budget Cuts aboard Air Force One

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Dan Lewis explores the deep, dark world… of presidential barbering.

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High Society: take on the role of nouveau-riche twits attempting to out-ostentate each other

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Jon Seagull reviews a classic auction game. Buy castles, jewelry, precious artwork. The person who dies with the most toys wins.

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Homer's Last Theorem

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A look into the deep, dark, strangely complicated world of Simpsons mathematics. By Simon Singh.

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LISTEN: Travel gadgets for your next trip

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This week, Xeni, Mark and Jason talk TSA-friendly backpacks, aromatherapy to help you sleep, and two travel must-haves for your phablet and vehicle batteries.

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Street Angel 003: Ninja Basketball!

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Street Angel searches for Dr. Pangea’s secret lair, with the help of her friend, the Bald Eagle. By Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca

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Solitary Vices: Mikita Brottman on the Books in Her Life

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Mark Dery talks with the critic and psychoanalyst about the terrors of reading.

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Intro to measuring tools

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As Steve Hoefer’s uncle would say, “I cut it twice and it’s still too short.”

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Prog rock: the sound of history's future

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In the 1970s, a new wave of bands looked beyond the drugginess of psychedelia to classical music as the true guide. Peter Bebergal explores the occult roots of the prog-rock genre.

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What are the best Halloween candies?

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This is the real reason we dress up like zombies giant bottles of catsup. David Ng and Ben Cohen present a survey to determine your favorites in anticipation of this year’s all-important hierarchical delineation of candy goodness.

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New York City's Placebo Buttons and The Post Hoc Fallacy

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David McRaney explains why placebo buttons surround you, pretending to do your bidding.

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