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Thomas Jefferson portrait recreated with distant descendant

Photographer Drew Gardner created a photo series depicting descendants of historical figures, each posed as their ancestors. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Napoleon Bonaparte, Charles Dickens... It's surprising how uncanny the resemblances often are. But none are so fascinating as his portrait of Shannon LaNier, the great^6-grandson of Thomas Jefferson.

The recreation was based on ...

FCC received 1300 complaints about the suggestive nature of the Superbowl halftime show

1300 Americans lodged complaints decrying the suggestive nature of the Superbowl's halftime dance show. Nothing is sacred.

WFAA:

For some viewers, the outrage was about more than just costumes and dancing. It was about parenting.

"As a father of 2 teen girls I feel obligated, at this point, to file a complaint as I am at my ...

New podcast: Dolly Parton’s America

It's hard to find someone who doesn't love Dolly Parton. Now, a recently-launched podcast goes deep into the beloved country legend's life and times to examine why she appeals to the masses. Dolly Parton's America follows her journey through her early scrappy days surviving on mustard-and-ketchup "soup," to being discovered, to creating Dollywood ...

Apple tech, jewelry, guns: Dataviz of what Americans ****

I'm coming late to this one, because it was posted last year -- but hey, better late than never: Behold this fascinating set of Pricenomics graphics about what types of objects Americans ****.

One thing that jumps out in the data? Apple products dominate the realm of pawning. Here's the chart:

Basically, Apple products are amazingly ...

Last-mile training and the future of work in an expanding gig economy

Ryan Craig Contributor Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures. More posts by this contributor Existential education error: Failing to train students on software Facebook is going back to college The future of work is so uncertain that perhaps the only possible job security exists for the person who can credibly claim to be ...

Ebola and the ongoing global health emergency that no one is noticing

Mark Gallivan Contributor Mark Gallivan is the Lead Data Scientist at Metabiota, which provides risk monitoring services on global epidemics. On Wednesday the World Health Organization declared the ongoing – and now year-old – Ebola outbreak a global health emergency. The emergency declaration comes after a man became sick and brought the virus to the Congolese city ...

Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook’s digital currency plans

As Facebook continues to lay the foundation for getting some of the world’s largest payment processing and technology companies a seat at the global monetary policy table, the company faces significant obstacles to enacting its plans from both sides of the Congressional aisle. In the second of what’s sure to be many (many many many) ...

Loon breaks its stratospheric balloon flight record with 223 days aloft

Alphabet’s Loon is gearing up for its first big commercial trial later this year, but it’s also breaking records in terms of pure performance. The company announced today that it just retrieved P-496, one of its balloon flight systems that earned the notable distinction of breaking the record for longest time spent continuously in the ...

Huawei can buy from US suppliers again — but things will never be the same

U.S. President Donald Trump has handed Huawei a lifeline after he said that U.S. companies are permitted to sell goods to the embattled Chinese tech firm following more than a month of uncertainty. It’s been a pretty dismal past month for Huawei since the American government added it and 70 of its affiliates to an ...

Which states in America have the best and worst internet?

06.20.2019 · Posted in Internet Articles, Technology Articles

The internet is a fickle beast. It can be ridiculously fast or unusably slow, depending on a number of factors that sometimes don't make a lot of sense.   One of the biggest determining factors is location, especially within the United States. T... ...