A bottle of red made with data.
Finding the perfect wine used to mean going to a good wine store, discussing your future meal with a sales person and trying to remember the wine the next time you buy. Now all you have to do is go to a website, like that of Bordeaux-based fine wine merchant Millesima. With data, they can help any customer, anywhere in the world, select the right bottle, for the right meal, the right climate, time of year, you name it. Plus you don’t have to soak off the label to remember the name and vintage when you want to buy it again. Explore more stories →
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Artist on tumblr - Andrew B Myers b.1987, is a young Canadian photographer based in Toronto. He has a very distinct photographic style. His work is aesthetic, using carefully placed objects on simple color backgrounds which creates a large area of negative space. Due to the use of negative space the images gain an awkward flatness. His photographs are well composed, graphic and stylish. The sunlit shadows, washed out colors as well as the objects used refer back to the 1970’s and 1980’s with a modern twist. Andrew’s photographs contain elements of nostalgia and pop culture. via
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While college basketball teams have been battling it out on the court, another type of tournament has been raging online. Of course, I’m referring to Mammal March Madness - a simulated combat contest created by Katie Hinde, an assistant professor of biology at Harvard.
Basically, Mammal March Madness takes the school-yard “who would win in a fight” conversation to a much nerdier level. Hinde and her colleagues assess each animal’s abilities in a given environment and use statistical modeling software to determine the outcome of each match-up.
Last year, a skunk bear actually made it to the tournament, but it was quickly eliminated by the honey badger (the fight was staged in the desert, so the honey badger had an unfair advantage). Luckily, the honey badger was eventually defeated, and an elephant went on to win the championship.
This year’s contest included extinct animals and even a few non-mammals (in bold on the bracket). A people’s champion quickly emerged - the #2-seeded Paraceratherium:
But this long-dead, enormous, hornless rhino met a second extinction in the semi-finals.
Yesterday was the 2014 championship, pitting Orca versus Hyena. The randomly selected battlefield was the Hoh Rainforest in Washington State — not exactly familiar turf for either challenger. Hyenas seem to have the advantage, but remember: orcas have been known to beach themselves to attack terrestrial prey.
I’ll let you read the play-by-play of the battle here to learn the exciting outcome.
Bracket games rule.
This cyclist-inspired print The Cyclist’s Empire by Thomas Yang is an amazing combination of New York City’s bike culture mixed together with an iconic NYC building. Using seven different types of bicycle tires, Yang rolled ink onto paper to produce the the Empire State Building’s recognizable shape.
Crispy Salt and Pepper French Toast
- 1 EGG
- 1 TABLESPOON MILK
- SPRINKLE OF SALT
- 1/4 TEASPOON BLACK PEPPER
- 1 TABLESPOON GREEN ONIONS
- 1 TABLESPOON CILANTRO
- 2 SLICES THICK BREAD, PREFERABLY DAY-OLD OR STALE
- BUTTER OR OIL FOR THE PAN
- SRIRACHA TO TASTE
In a shallow bowl, beat together the egg, milk, salt, pepper, green onions and cilantro. Dip slices of bread into egg mix allowing the bread to soak up the eggy goodness. Melt a pat of butter or a touch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the soaked slices of bread and fry, flipping once, 2-3 minutes per side or until deeply golden brown and crispy. Enjoy warm with sriracha to taste.
Wow this looks good.