The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

Automation in the Information Age is different. Next step, the universal basic income from Star Trek. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

LA To Shine The Bat-Signal

The bat-signal will shine in the skies of Los Angeles tonight as a tribute to the late Adam West. The city’s mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck will switch on the signal at a public event at City Hall at 9pm. It’s already got its own hashtag, namely #BrightKnight. Fans are invited to […]

The Cosplay of Geekulture Lanaudière: When Geekery Meets Family Fun [Gallery]

It seems that geek-focused conventions are popping up everywhere these days, but among those, very few seem to distinguish themselves from the crowd. It certainly was the case with “Geekulture Lanaudière,” the first exeptional edition of an event that took place in Repentigny, Quebec last weekend. For the first time, I brought my three kids […]

How Do Accents Work? [Video]

Have you ever wondered how accents work? Tune in to this episode of BrainStuff to find out about the ever-evolving accent. [BrainStuff]

The Importance of Flattery [Video]

We’re used to thinking rather badly of flattery; but in fact, it’s one of the moves that can help people to develop and grow into better versions of themselves. [The School of Life]

AMAZING DEAL: Get Futuristic Masterpiece “The Forever War” For Just $1.99 Today! 88% OFF!

“The Forever War” is a book that many thinks is one of the best Sci-Fi novels of all time. The novel won both the Hugo and Nebual awards, and for those who’ve never read it, can be yours today (Kindle edition) for just $1.99. In this novel, a landmark of science fiction that began as […]

Beren and Lúthien: A New Book by J.R.R. Tolkien!

Did you know? J.R.R. Tolkien has a new book out today! 100 years after Tolkien wrote the story of Beren and Lúthien, his son Christopher (age 92) has released the book (illustrated by artist Alan Lee) to the public today! The tale of Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution […]

20 Totally Crazy Burgers from Around the World

Some of these look pretty tasty, but I wouldn’t touch that Terrible Garbage Burger from the McGuire’s Irish Pub with a 20-foot pole. Oh, and one last thing, if some of you are viewing this from the Facebook app, could you please tell me if the image above gets displayed properly? Somehow, pictures with a […]

A Look at The World’s Most Mysterious Book: The Voynich Manuscript

Deep inside Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies a 240 page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its pages feature looping handwriting and hand drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. It is called the Voynich manuscript, and it’s one of history’s biggest unsolved mysteries. The reason why? No one can figure […]

Star Wars Celebrates 40th Anniversary Today!

Today is the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Wars (or as it was later renamed, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.) To put things into context, Star Wars is as old today as Disney’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs was in 1977. While it seems laughable today, the initial […]

Five Traumatic 80s Cartoons That Might Have Scarred Me For Life

Being an 80s kid sure had its perks. I mean, we had it good. The heyday of consoles, some of the best geek movie franchises in history, and of course, some of the most amazing hand-drawn animation to ever hit the screen. But that’s not to say everything was good. In fact, if you were […]

10 Most Mysterious Places on Earth

The world is a strange place, filled with even stranger places that are ripe with intrigue and full of unanswered questions. From the circular mysticism of Stonehenge to strange places far less well known, here are the ten most mysterious places on Earth, via Mindchop.