The Myth Of The Artist’s Creative Routine
Charles Dickens wrote while blindfolded. Virginia Woolf took three baths a day, and always with ice-cold water. Stephen King eats a blood orange at every meal whenever he is working on a book. Joyce Carol Oates writes only in Comic Sans.
What Will Happen When The Earth’s Magnetic Field Switches
The Earth’s magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could completely flip around, or collapse altogether, should cause us to worry, right? Well, yes and no.
It’s Time To Encrypt The Entire Internet
The Heartbleed bug crushed our faith in the secure web, but a world without the encryption software that Heartbleed exploited would be even worse. In fact, it’s time for the web to take a good hard look at a new idea: encryption everywhere.
Inside One Of The Largest Neon Collections In The World
Whether you associate the intoxicating visual phenomena that is neon with the world of fine art or the world of strip clubs, there’s no denying there is something strangely addictive about those electric colored lights.
A Crowdsourced Collection Of Objects That Embody Climate Change
A tube of toothpaste. A broken phone charger. A rusting cap that once sat atop a bottle of beer. Most of the objects are things you might pass by on the street and not think twice about. But in this context, they’re haunting.
A Backstage Pass To Hidden London
I lived in London for twenty-five years and never got to see the inside of the 1930s decommissioned Battersea Power Station. Nobody does! But the guy that took this picture (above), Peter Dazeley– he even got them to switch on the control room’s art deco lights for him.