ted:

This is what sound looks like

You’ve never seen sound visualizations like this before. Evan Grant creates beautiful illustrations of what we hear by capturing the vibrations from sound waves in mediums like sand or water. This process — called cymatics — makes sound look so wonderfully alien.  

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Bruce Lee: The Lost TV Interview

The World According to John Coltrane: His Life & Music Revealed in Heartfelt 1990 Documentary

Jon Stewart's Priceless Response To Fox News On Ferguson

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization

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nprfreshair:

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."  - Nelson Mandela 
 
Today is Nelson Mandela Day, marked by his birthday. This is the first Mandela Day since his death last December. 

Courage

nprfreshair:

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."  - Nelson Mandela 

 

Today is Nelson Mandela Day, marked by his birthday. This is the first Mandela Day since his death last December. 

Courage

neuromorphogenesis:

The Science of Happiness: What data & biology reveal about our mood

While true happiness may have a different definition to each of us, science can give us a glimpse at the underlying biological factors behind happiness. From the food we eat to room temperature, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how our brains work and the moods that we are in. Understanding these factors can be helpful in achieving lasting happiness.

Infographic by Webpage FX

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guardian:

With album sales down and recording budgets slashed, what does the future hold for studios? Katherine Rose photographs the sites that have kept faith in the music. More photos here

Click photos for captions. All photos: Katherine Rose.

(Source: theguardian.com)

insteadofwatchingtv:

3 Reasons Mosquitoes Suck

Know your enemies.

newyorker:

Take a look at Edward Burtynsky’s extraordinary photographs of water: http://nyr.kr/1l4Nje4

Top: Salinas #3; Cádiz, Spain, 2013.
Bottom: Cape Coral #1; Lee County, Florida, U.S.A., 2012.

Photographs by Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York.

Water. Art.

(Source: newyorker.com)