An exploration of what we know and want to know about a simple word
Let's just say that they packed for adventure.
"The site endlessly renews passionate sentiments, filters them through an interface that transmutes them into metrics of abstract attention, and then uses that attention as the basis for a very particular exchange."
Google's suggestions tell us a lot about the current state of the hot new digital currency.
"A formula can be very simple and create a universe of bottomless complexity."
"Delta says it allows rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and marmots."
"This is what an Icelandic poet told me. And I became so scared to television that I always got headaches when I watched it. Then, later on, when I got my Danish book on television, I stopped being afraid because I read the truth, the scientifical truth and it was much better."
The happiest landscape on Earth.
A primer on the photosharing service that Facebook reportedly offered to buy for $3 billion.
Collage, Pinterest, and poison in today's 5 Intriguing Things.
For the price of a miniature condo in New York or DC, you could have Seneca, CA, featuring "Uncle Tim's Gin Mill bar, three small rundown cabins, a river, an island and 12 acres of land."
The print-at-home museum, viruses in space, the parts of privacy, European astroculture, and the non-human web.
The average gallon now runs an American $3.19, the lowest price since February 2011.
All it takes is a firm grasp of arbitrage economics and a flexible ethical code.
Also: creating actual cyberspace, mapping New York's languages on Twitter, and bacterial electrical networks in today's 5 Intriguing Things.
A new version of the image that gives us the alien-eye view on our home planet.
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy has a plan to give New Yorkers "one little gift of kindness."
Plus: civilian drones, the infrastructure of web publishing, and Silicon Valley's Batman-themed go-go club in today's 5 Intriguing Things.
The data holds that I'm a slower person, who is worse at his job. But the data doesn't know everything.
Everything is amazing and only Gogo's investors are happy.