Drawing Autism is an incredible collection of artwork by people diagnosed with autism, from teenage amateurs to established artists.
Most great bands are considered revolutionary in some sense: You wouldn't expect anyone in the 60s to sound like Radiohead or Nine Inch Nails, just like you wouldn't expect anyone in the '30s to sound like The Beatles. That's why the songs on this list are so bizarre to listen to; they were so far ahead of the curve that their genres weren't even invented yet. In fact, we're going to say that only time travel can explain songs like ...
You don't 'own' your own genes Humans don't "own" their own genes, the cellular chemicals that define who they are and what diseases they might be at risk for. Through more than 40,000 patents on DNA...
Phil Plait is an astronomer and major sci-fi geek.
GEORGE LAKOFF Cognitive Scientist and Linguist; Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, UC Berkeley; Author, The Political Mind
Mental derangement is one of the most horrifying and awe inspiring forces when it shows up in the visual medium. The crawling influences of depression and violent trauma upon art of all kinds are known to many. Schizophrenia, in particular, is an old psychosis that has engendered some of modern art's more freakish treasures.
Livemocha offers basic instructional tutorials and exercises in some 30 different languages, but the service's real value is in its community. Livemocha has assembled more than 6 million members, each listing fluency and linguistic skills. When submitting an exercise, you have the option to get someone in the community to grade your effort, correcting your pitfalls and helping you hone your skills through the careful lens of a native speaker.