Sunday the Fourth of October, 2015

Trade in invasive plants is blossoming
"Of all the plants for sale [on eBay], 510 are known to be invasive in at least one region somewhere in the world. And out of that group, 35 are on the IUCN's list of the 100 worst invasive species." (filed under: plants pollution internet)
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Wednesday the Sixteenth of September

This Spider Makes Fake Spiders. But Why? | WIRED
"The decoy was about the size of a half-dollar, constructed from debris and food carcasses, with eight legs radiating from its bulky center." (filed under: spiders illusions)

13:40 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Irving 9th-grader arrested after taking homemade clock to school: 'So you tried to make a bomb?' | Dallas Morning NewsBBC - Earth News - Spider builds life-sized decoysCult heroes: Jake Thackray was the great chansonnier who happened to be English | Music | The GuardianWhy Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?Petition BBC: Request for the BBC to refer to David Cameron as 'the right-wing Prime Minister' Change.orgIs David Cameron a threat to context? | Cassetteboy remix the news - YouTubeLondon's Santander bikes get high-tech laser lights amid arms race to be seen | Environment | The GuardianBarbican - Discreet + Oblique: The Music of Brian EnoGoogle Has Most of My Email Because It Has All of Yours | copyrighteous

Tuesday the Eighteenth of August

BPS Research Digest: Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes
"On the strange-face questionnaire, 90 per cent of the eye-staring group agreed that they'd seen some deformed facial traits, 75 per cent said they'd seen a monster, 50 per cent said they saw aspects of their own face in their partner's face, and 15 per cent said they'd seen a relative's face." (filed under: eyes illusions faces monsters)

Glanced at: BBC MICRO Speech - YouTubeNow Play ThisBanksy fans flock to Weston-super-Mare after Dismaland show rumours | Art and design | The GuardianHackers (1995) - Official Theatrical Trailer - YouTubepareidoloopBBC - Earth - Chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the Stone Age15 Centuries-Old Board Games | Mental Floss UK

Tuesday the Eleventh

A few key signs betray betrayal | Science News
"[Diplomacy players] who were excessively polite in general were more likely to betray, and people who were suddenly more polite were more likely to become victims of betrayal." (filed under: games psychology language lies)

Glanced at: Giant spider's web takes over Cardiff park giving visitors a new perspective on nature - Wales OnlineDecorated gas tanks ~ Pink TentacleNational Gallery staff strike shuts down most exhibitions | Art and design | The GuardianCelebrated outsider songsmith Ivor Cutler lives againin Colonel Sanders? | Dangerous MindsDeath's Head, Cherub, Urn and WillowTube strikes: London Underground workers to stage two more walkouts | UK news | The GuardianPepsi Ditches Aspartame in Bid to Add Pop to Diet Drink Sales - NBC NewsSky Ladder a pyrotechnic artwork by Cai Guoqiang - YouTube

Wednesday the Twenty-Second of July

How High Def Is Changing Your Brain—and Driving the Prop Master Crazy
"We used to say, if it’s not bigger than a two-inch circle, you’re not going to see it on film. [...] Now, with high def, it’s down to an eighth of an inch." (filed under: films illusions) (via: alex)

Ryde Pier | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Everything will be ok | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Graffiti Removal Guy Comes Back to Discover Image of Himself in the Same Spot | artFido's BlogThe French Scrabble champion who doesn't speak French | Life and style | The GuardianThe Lego prosthetic arm that kids can hack themselves | Art and design | The GuardianWoman Tweets She Wants Weed, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Responds | NBC 6 South FloridaLondon 24 on Vimeo22 Pictures That Capture The Perfect Expressions Of Inanimate Objects [STORY]Southbank Centre to stage 4-day reading of Moby-Dick >> MobyLivesMoby Dick Big ReadLOST (AND FOUND): A Drone | Atlas ObscuraAustralian digital users illegally download content regularly - survey - BBC NewsIn a Grove | Board Game | BoardGameGeekTiny PMS Match

Tuesday the Fourteenth

"OpenGeofiction (OGF) is based on the OpenStreetMap software platform. [...] This world is set in modern times, so it doesn't have orcs or elves, but rather power plants, motorways and housing projects." (filed under: maps fiction) (via: kake)

Il Centauro | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Sutro | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Giant Hogweed Identification - NYS Dept. of Environmental ConservationNew Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto - BBC NewsDrying Mushrooms: Easy Methods and TipsSpyFallCan We Just, Like, Get Over the Way Women Talk? -- The CutHarmans stance on the welfare bill shows how weird Labour really is | Deborah Orr | Comment is free | The GuardianHow Climate Scientists Feel About Climate Change Deniers - Jason Box Tweet ControversyLifes Lottery (Kim Newman) | Emily Short's Interactive StorytellingStandard Patterns in Choice-Based Games | These Heterogenous TasksGoogle accidentally reveals data on 'right to be forgotten' requests | Technology | The GuardianPhotos: Joaqun El Chapo Guzmns sophisticated escape route from a high-security prison - Quartz

Thursday the Eighteenth of June

Research Blog: Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks
"This creates a feedback loop: if a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere." (filed under: illusions technology emergence)

GWL | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Researchers discover first sensor of Earth's magnetic field in an animalMystery at the monastery ends as CCTV reveals chamber of secrets' daring thief | World news | The GuardianGOP Lawmaker Distracted By Facebook Accidentally Votes To OK California BudgetPolice still searching Tbilisi streets for tiger and hyena after zoo flood | World news | The GuardianZookeepers are recreating the Jurassic World raptor scene with real animals | Film | The GuardianInside a counterfeit Facebook farmFuroshiki Black | VibramOn the Taxonomy of Spaceships | Critical ShitBBC - Future - The strange expertise of burglars

Thursday the Eleventh

A Folly for London
"In celebration of great British satire, this competition is an opportunity to propose an alternative but equally ridiculous project for the public space being lost to the proposed Garden Bridge on London’s South Bank." (filed under: london design architecture)

Laverstoke Mill | Explore richardr's photos on Flickr. richa | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: How to check the balance of your D20 - YouTubeButter fans accuse John Lydon of selling outRobin tops poll to find UK's 'national bird' - BBC NewsStorytron: What Went Wrong With the Previous Effort Lee: an actor of muscular intelligence with a staggering career | Peter Bradshaw | Film | The Guardian

Monday the Eighth

Power beamed to camera via ambient wi-fi signals - BBC News
"The team realised that the energy contained in ambient wi-fi signals that are now ubiquitous often came close to the operating voltages required by a variety of low power devices." (filed under: technology electricity)

Holy Trinity, Sloane Square | Explore richardr's photos on F | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Phone | | By: socarra | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: ULTIMATE GUARD - Twin Flip'n'Tray Deck Case 160+Q: Why does it take thousands of years for light to escape the Sun? | Ask a Mathematician / Ask a PhysicistEvergreen Eggs & Ham | MAGIC: THE GATHERINGIn Defense Of "Vaguebooking"New York prison break - how two murderers escaped | US news | The GuardianOceans - Street View - Google MapsAsda claims first ever striped pepper, with distinct flavourPaternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite Fun (including over the top!) - YouTubeHow to table riffle shuffle without card bending - YouTubeToshibas high-tech grow rooms are churning out lettuce that never needs washing - Quartz

Thursday the Twenty-Eighth of May

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.
"We didn’t know exactly what would pan out—the headline could have been that chocolate improves sleep or lowers blood pressure—but we knew our chances of getting at least one “statistically significant” result were pretty good." (filed under: science hoaxes news)

Ex-Croydon Visitor Centre, Croydon, London CR0 | Links: Comp | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: The magic of Croydon: is London's punchline having the last laugh? | Cities | The GuardianDuck lanes painted on canal paths - Boing Boing10 of the most bizarre homemade playgrounds and attractions | Travel | The GuardianKing's Cross swimming pond to open on Friday - Events & Attractions - Going Out - London Evening StandardA pop-up bar serving only tap water is coming to Shoreditch Now. Here. This. Time Out LondonDog With Attached Heart Rate Monitor and Camera Snaps Photos When He Gets ExcitedPhoDography? Viral Nikon Ad Questioned After Internet Spots Human Reflection - : snopes.comFossil industry faces a perfect political and technological storm - TelegraphMy Main is a Cook

Thursday the Twenty-First

Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversations | WIRED
"[The project] involves planting micro-cassette recorders under tables and benches around New York city, retrieving the tapes and embedding the resulting audio on their website." (filed under: surveillance secrets)

Dumpy Battersea Gasometer | | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Terme di Caracalla | Explore richardr's photos on Flickr. ri | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: The People vs. "Nerd Culture" | USgamerFlickr faces complaints over 'offensive' auto-tagging for photos | Technology | The GuardianHatton Garden heist: Eight charged over jewellery raid in London | UK news | The GuardianViral Texts | Mapping Networks of Reprinting in 19th-Century Newspapers and Magazines Chopra blasts scientist who criticized his view of evolution. The scientist fires back. - The Washington PostGreggs: The baker that is stopping selling loaves - BBC NewsRail strike will stop 90% of trains leaked report | UK news | The GuardianPolice officer jailed for eight months for assaulting student at London protest | UK news | The GuardianThe octopus can see with its skin | Science | The GuardianPower poses might not be so powerful after all | Ars Technica Why Computers Suck At Translation - YouTubeChronemics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe new tube map assailed by a sea of orangeSearch begins for underground river - Southwark NewsEvery last bottle cap: How my OCD turned collectibles from distraction to obsession | PolygonThe Internet Health Test

Saturday the Sixteenth

Sentinel Trees as a Tool to Forecast Invasions of Alien Plant Pathogens
"To determine the potential invasive fungi, a sentinel trees plot was established in Fuyang, China, using healthy seedlings of European tree species." (filed under: trees pestilence science)

Glanced at: High Hand | Board Game | BoardGameGeek - The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades | WIRED - The Artist Moved to Despair by the Grandeur of Antique Fragments | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - 1031537 - The National Heritage List for England | Historic England -
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