Met Museum Open Access Makes 375,000 Pieces Available for FreeClaude Monet, Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies (1899) Renowned for its comprehensive collection of work that captures “5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods,” New York City’s world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently announced that 375,000 of its pieces in the public domain are now available without restrictions. As an update to a similar 2014 initiative, the new policy, called Open Access, allows individuals to easily access the images and use them for “any purpose, including commercial and noncommercial use, free of charge and without requiring permission from the Museum.” The available works represent a wide range of movements, styles, and mediums, and span iconic paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh to centuries-old costumes and armor. You can access the unrestricted images through the Met’s website.
The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014Editor’s note: 2015’s list of the best, most interesting websites has arrived! The video above is a sampling from that list. Welcome to the most awesome blog post you’re going to see all year. Yep, it’s the third installment in the super-popular annual series in which I document the sites I think you’ll want to spend a lot of time on in the coming year (below you’ll find a few highlights from recent years in case you missed out). I have one major rule: a site can only appear on this list once, so there are never any duplicates. Every year this list is 100% fresh.
How to Use Firefox AddonsEven though Firefox usage has been on the decline over the last few years, it’s still in second place behind Google Chrome in terms of usage. The main reason behind that is add-ons. Firefox can be customized in a million different ways, something no other browser can replicate to that level. In Firefox lingo, add-ons can consist of a number of things: extensions, themes, plugins, services, search providers, language packs, etc. Add-ons allow you to change how Firefox works, extend its functionality or customize the appearance of the browser.10 Jaw-Dropping Videos Of Amazing Scientific PhenomenaTechnology Life is full of wonders that most of us will never see. From the quantum to the cosmic, there are forces at play all around us that shape and mold our world. Most of them are readily visible in day-to-day life, but underneath the veneer of reality lies a realm teeming with the twisted caricatures of familiar scientific principles. Take our hand and let’s dive deep into the dominion of the bizarre, where the natural rules of physics melt into a bubbling pool of pure, unadulterated wonder.
100 Websites You Should Know and UseEntertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hliziﬁkh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R.The Trump Resistance Plan: A Timeline – Russia and President TrumpOf the Jan. 6, 2017, meeting, when Comey told Trump about the infamous Steele dossier, Trump said: “He shared it so that I would think he had it out there” as leverage against Trump. Of the Feb. 14, 2017, meeting, when Trump said he hoped Comey could see his way to “letting Flynn go,” Trump said: “He said I said ‘hope’ — ‘I hope you can treat Flynn good’ or something like that. I didn’t say anything. But even if he did — like I said at the news conference on the, you know, Rose Garden — even if I did, that’s not — other people go a step further. I could have ended that whole thing just by saying — they say it can’t be obstruction because you can say: ‘It’s ended. It’s over.
9 Hilariously Random Websites To Help You ProcrastinateThe Internet is a wonderful place, but sometimes it just spawns the weirdest creations.Case in point — these 9 websites. Some are genuinely hilarious for no good reason. Others are just so strange you’ll wonder why they were ever created. Regardless, you’re bound to have a laugh or two…while you procrastinate. Sanger.dk Spoiler alert: It’s a pug licking your screen, adorably.30 Interesting Websites You Probably Haven’t Heard OfApart from the regular dips into your favorite social media waterholes, I’m sure you have that assortment of websites you visit almost religiously every day. Routines have that nasty habit of becoming boring after a while, hence the need for lists like this. In this post you will find 30 interesting websites that you probably have never heard of. Although not all will be appealing to everyone, I’m sure you will be able to find a handful of websites, from this list, that is your cup of tea. From places to discover new content such as articles and music, to sites where you can learn about Greek mythology and unpublished truths about trending issues, hopefully this list will help you break the monotony – at least until the next list comes along.
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