Sometimes Google translate doesn’t get it quite right. To illustrate that point in the most outlandish way possible, CDZA took the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme, crunched it through Google Translate for all 26 supported languages, then took it back to English.
The results are rather hilarious. Just one question — what exactly in the song translated from English to Mandarin to English as “apricot”? [CDZA via BoingBoing]
Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything. freezing, total dehydration, radiation bombardment, and even the vacuum of deep space. Now scientists have sequenced a tardigrade genome, and are very surprised by the results.
All over the world, there are people who could live in one country or another. Some of these territorial disputes are relatively minor, while others could be the flashpoints that lead to all-out war. There are a lot of these, and they're hard to keep track of.
Video. Whoa. It's like being able to have the vision to see the hidden skeleton of the city of light. Antoine Delach's Ghost Cell is a "stereoscopic plunge into the guts of an organic Paris seen as a cell through a virtual microscope". I just love how the look of daily life in Paris is seen in a completely new way. And how it's so cool to see how everything and everybody is connected.