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Meet the Russian collective making nightmare fuel As visitors to this museum in Switzerland shuffle from one space to the next, Tatiana Arzamasova looks on with regal dispassion, her hair a wild flame of red against cold white walls. It’s a sleepy Saturday afternoon in the idyllic city La Chaux-de-Fonds, and Arzamasova — dressed in a bright red dress with a huge matching bow across her chest — is here for the opening of the Liminal Space Trilogy: a series of stylized and often unsettling films about heaven, hell, and purgatory.

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Meet the Russian collective making nightmare fuel
As visitors to this museum in Switzerland shuffle from one space to the next, Tatiana Arzamasova looks on with regal dispassion, her hair a wild flame of red against cold white walls. It’s a sleepy Saturday afternoon in the idyllic city La Chaux-de-Fonds, and Arzamasova — dressed in a bright red dress with a huge matching bow across her chest — is here for the opening of the Liminal Space Trilogy: a series of stylized and often unsettling films about heaven, hell, and purgatory.

"What if there’s a better way forward than developing new drugs? What if we could “reverse evolution” and take germs to the state they were in the 1960s, when drug resistance wasn’t such a big problem?"

Can We Ever Get Our Antibiotics Working Again? (via fastcompany)

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Dr. Carlos Wesley cues up some Carole King on his laptop and positions a head squarely in front of him. It’s been thawing for 24 hours, ever since arriving by UPS from a cadaver lab in Arizona that sells bodies donated to science. It’s now tender and looks frostbitten, with hair buzzed to a gray stubble.

…Written by the great Lessley Anderson. Edited by the okay me. Read more at The Verge.

Dr. Carlos Wesley cues up some Carole King on his laptop and positions a head squarely in front of him. It’s been thawing for 24 hours, ever since arriving by UPS from a cadaver lab in Arizona that sells bodies donated to science. It’s now tender and looks frostbitten, with hair buzzed to a gray stubble.

…Written by the great Lessley Anderson. Edited by the okay me. Read more at The Verge.

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Hey, remember that time Google accidentally made Skynet? Meet your new robot overlords

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Hey, remember that time Google accidentally made Skynet?
Meet your new robot overlords

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Why Was the FBI Investigating Michael Hastings’ Reporting on Bowe Bergdahl? | VICE News

A Third Iraq War?

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Considering the failure of America’s two earlier interventions in Iraq, Robin Wright argues that any plan for stability this time around has to begin with the underlying political problem: http://nyr.kr/1njrxGp

Above: Volunteers train at military base in the Shiite holy city of Najaf; June 17, 2014. Photograph by Jaber al-Helo/AP.

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The next agent orange: why is the US military making its soldiers sick?

A story two years in the making for me, and a four-month project for several of us at The Verge. Read.

Breast Intentions? New study spurs debate over online breast milk sales

Come for the headline, stay for the story.

Breast Intentions? New study spurs debate over online breast milk sales

Come for the headline, stay for the story.

A day at Genius Camp: getting dumb in Einstein's paradise

My eyes are glazing over. It’s been less than 10 minutes since I slinked into the last row of chairs inside this makeshift outdoor auditorium, where a young woman with a tightly-bound ponytail and a sharp German accent is motoring through a series of PowerPoint slides. Holomorphic modular forms. A partition of a positive integer nRamanujan congruences. I always had a knack for math, but my AP algebra training isn’t helping much as I attempt to understand how one indecipherable equation can explain other indecipherable equations that somehow illustrate a point about that first equation and how if you then account for the eigenvalue that’ll bring us all back to Weak Maass Form and did she just invent all of these symbols to fuck with everyone?