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The Best Dishes From Every Indian State And Their Authentic Recipes Are Right Here
posted by infini at 12:30 PM Jan 29 2016 - 33 comments [166 favorites]

Tools for Working with Data

Data Driven Journalism maintains a list of tools for working with data. Many of them are free to use or open source. [more inside]
posted by jedicus at 9:27 AM Jan 27 2016 - 7 comments [156 favorites]

Palaeontologist!

Games to Play With Your Child in Which You Barely Have to Move or Talk.
posted by smoke at 7:45 PM Jan 8 2016 - 56 comments [154 favorites]

The Fall of Ziggy Stardust

Farewell to all-around legend David Bowie. [more inside]
posted by Beti at 11:17 PM Jan 10 2016 - 1355 comments [152 favorites]

White ally background material for anti-racism in the US.

Here's a primer for white Americans to learn about race and racism without making their friends/colleagues/acquaintances of color have to keep explaining it.
posted by Stewriffic at 11:03 AM Jan 18 2016 - 14 comments [139 favorites]

Breaking down David Bowie's 'Heroes' - Track-by-track

Producer Tony Visconti uses the original master tapes from sessions at Hansa Studio in Berlin to get to the heart of the title track from 'Heroes'.
posted by Catblack at 2:15 PM Jan 23 2016 - 62 comments [128 favorites]

The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

It seemed absolutely crazy. The idea that an Iowa housewife, equipped with the cutting-edge medical tool known as Google Images, would make a medical discovery about a pro athlete who sees doctors and athletic trainers as part of her job? via
posted by ChuraChura at 6:52 AM Jan 19 2016 - 62 comments [117 favorites]

A cloud becomes the sky

Every recording of Erik Satie’s “Gymnopedie 1” played at the same time, stretched to the length of the longest recording. About 60 versions of the piece incorporated - "less than I thought I would find, but enough," says the arranger. A lovely piece of musical architecture to roam around in. [via the always-excellent Disquiet.]
posted by naju at 4:21 PM Jan 16 2016 - 32 comments [109 favorites]

The Netflix Bible

What's on Netflix? You know how, when you go to Netflix, it shows you what IT thinks you want to watch..and how finding anything else (or even browsing other categories) is next to impossible... "What's on Netflix" has a page where, by inserting the number from any of the many, many categories listed on the pages from the first link (note, there are three pages of categories, the navigation is at the bottom of the page) you can browse stuff you never knew existed!
posted by HuronBob at 1:39 PM Jan 9 2016 - 65 comments [104 favorites]

She’s actually really lazy

Ludivine, a two-and-a-half-year-old hound dog, was let out of the house in Elkmont, Alabama, to do her business. Prone to roaming around town at will, Ludivine snuck out of the backyard and made her way to the starting area of the inaugural Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon about a quarter mile away. Ludivine proceeded to mingle with the runners, run the entire 13.1-mile course, cross the finish line in an unofficial 1:32:56, and have a medal draped over her floppy brown ears—all without her owner, April Hamlin, realizing she had wandered off in the first place.
posted by mama casserole at 6:02 PM Jan 23 2016 - 47 comments [90 favorites]

We're gonna need a bigger hard drive.

On January 6th, 2016, The New York Public Library made over 187,000 digital items in the public domain available for high resolution download. NYPL Labs released a visualization tool to help people understand and explore the collection; another tool helps you mine all that sweet, sweet public domain data. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A at 7:17 AM Jan 17 2016 - 16 comments [89 favorites]

Cinesift: find a film to watch

Cinesift: A movie database site that combines Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, Letterboxd and Metacritic scores, with Netflix, Amazon Prime and DVD availability, to quickly help users find what to watch.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 2:12 AM Feb 2 2016 - 26 comments [87 favorites]

Such a good doge

If you like Shiba Inus, and you like slow-paced videos, you will love this hour-long video of a doge on a leisurely walk through a Japanese village. They visit a temple, stop for some noodles, take some photos, and create some paw print art. No dialogue, only music. No Japanese knowledge required. [more inside]
posted by desjardins at 3:35 PM Jan 24 2016 - 28 comments [84 favorites]

You CAN Go Home Again -- But Dating Is Tough

An African City, frequently described as "Sex and the City meets Americanah," is a web series (ep. 1) that follows five glamorous young women living in Accra, Ghana, who were raised or educated abroad, navigating the pitfalls of life in the modern city -- work, money, housing, men, and the special problems of the "returnee." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:22 AM Jan 28 2016 - 8 comments [84 favorites]

UBI in NYT

It's Payback Time for Women - "Society is getting a free ride on our unrewarded contributions to the perpetuation of the human race." (via) [more inside]
posted by kliuless at 1:48 PM Jan 11 2016 - 79 comments [82 favorites]

Down these mean streets a man must go

Full cast radio adaptations of The Big Sleep, The Lady in the Lake, Farewell My Lovely, The Long Goodbye, The High Window, and three more Raymond Chandler mysteries. Starring Toby Stephens as Philip Marlowe.
posted by Iridic at 12:07 PM Feb 5 2016 - 28 comments [82 favorites]

"We must go where the evidence leads us."

A grand jury in Houston investigating the recent videos that claimed that Planned Parenthood sold fetal organs (previously) has cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing. Instead they indicted two videographers, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, on charges of Tampering with a Governmental Record. Mr. Daleiden has also been charged with violation of the Prohibition of the Purchase and Sale of Human Organs.
posted by JDHarper at 3:02 PM Jan 25 2016 - 130 comments [81 favorites]

Single-Serving Recipes

Single-Serving Recipes [via mefi projects]. Does what it says on the tin.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 2:02 PM Feb 2 2016 - 41 comments [81 favorites]

It's a real insult to people who try

Comedian H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob's Burgers) has released his first experimental jazz album. He can't play the piano.
posted by BungaDunga at 11:43 AM Jan 21 2016 - 112 comments [80 favorites]

"delicates" cycle

This is a video of a washing machine on a trampoline. The washing machine has a brick in it. The video is 37 seconds long.
posted by ardgedee at 12:45 PM Jan 16 2016 - 84 comments [79 favorites]

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