Disney’s classic animation style meets Pixar’s 3D power and story sensibility.
Washington Post Truth Teller: near-real-time fact-checking of political discourse. Much-needed intervention for the current tendency to disregard and invent facts altogether.
More info on the project and the technology involved at the Knight Foundation’s blog.
Totally sick: the Infobar A02, running version 2.0 of iida UI.
Baby Got Back (In the Style of Glee)
Activism in the 21st century: Jonathan Coulton’s cover of Glee’s cover of Jonathan Coulton’s cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back.
Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years
There is now a way to extend the lifespan of organisms so that humans could conceivably live to be 800 years old. In an amazing development, scientists at the University of Southern California have announced that they’ve extended the lifespan of yeast bacteria tenfold — and the recipe they used to do it might easily translate into humans. It involves tinkering with two genes, and cutting down your calorie intake. Tests have already started on people in Ecuador.