Taller people have a greater risk of cancer because they are bigger and so have more cells in their bodies in which dangerous mutations can occur, new research has suggested.



In other science news, physicists have determined that there is a direct relation between the mass of an object and its weight.
Familiar with Colonial life reenactment villages? The Apocalypse Experience is...similar, but instead of Colonial times, it's THE END TIMES. A production environment meant to bring the words of the Book of Revelation to life, complete with souvenirs, restaurant, and laser tag.
Caught a billboard advertisement for it on my way home. Texas is rarely boring.
The article is best summed by the closing quote: "Uranus is truly a mystery. Will humans finally take up the task to explore it?"
Come on folks, this is comedy gold right here.
Bret Harte carved a niche in the 19th century American West, writing stories of miners, gamblers, hookers, and preachers in a way that romanticized, ridiculed, and redeemed them all. "The Luck of Roaring Camp" is a fine introduction to Harte's tales.
The New Basement Tapes

Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It’s an historic album project from five of music’s finest artists — Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) — in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. Produced by project creator T Bone Burnett, the album was recorded in March, 2014 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where the artists and Burnett convened for two weeks to write and create music for a treasure trove of long-lost lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 during the period that generated the recording of the legendary Basement Tapes. The collective completed and recorded dozens of songs, the first 20 of which appear on this deluxe edition.

The New Basement Tapes, on Spotify

[music] before the advent of hashtags, all we had were brackets

The California is Not For Sale initiative brings a level of transparency never before seen in politics. Our proposed bill will require politicians to wear the logos of their top ten donors anytime they speak on the floor (just like a NASCAR driver would for his sponsors!)  
 
Imagine this: a California Senator is speaking on the floor and proposes a bill he just drafted that will give oil companies huge tax advantages. Now imagine if on his jacket, he was wearing Chevron, Shell, and BP logos – some of his top ten contributors. Our law will bring this under-the-table-corruption to the surface and expose these politicians who take political contributions in exchange for favors for what they really are: corrupt.  
 
It could work as a shaming tactic, until the politicians are no longer ashamed to openly jockey for sponsorship. Our two party system could change from GOP and Democrat, to Pepsi and Coke.
The FP (trailer)
Remember the 1979 film, The Warriors? The FP is like that, except instead of fighting, the kids battle using a version of Dance Dance Revolution.  
 
The trailer is not advisable to view in most work environments. The links below should be work friendly.  
 
Drafthouse Films site for The FP  
 
Filmdrunk review of The FP