Man this is just so well done. It actually got me a bit interested in termites. That and the blog that led me to this video: Long live the morbidly obese Termite Queen, and her terrifying army of sweat-licking babies | Running Ponies, Scientific American Blog Network.
These illustrations by Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos are just amazing.
This is scary as hell. The automated DMCA takedowns have moved from the ridiculous to the dangerous.
This is a pretty good explainer of how Hitsune Miku came to be so popular and how virtual stars could be, in some ways, better than human ones.
Wow! Interesting research in the field of depression. I’ve always felt that our understanding of how the brain works is insufficient to actually treat problems that involve it (such as cognition, mental processing, and emotion). It will be interesting to see what new ideas come of research like this.
While I found the article informative I find fault in its entire premise. It’s easy to pick examples of tech that are bad for our humanity (really, isn’t that the whole premise of Silicon Valley … I kid), but you can’t disclaim all tech because of this. I think there are still plenty of shining lights of progress even in today’s apps. They’re just not the ones that get venture capital.