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Rats use The Secret to visualize snacks. A study by University College London published in the journal eLife claims that rats imagine walking to food when their path is blocked, visualizing it the way Sir Edmund Hilary imagined reaching the summit of Everest or Michael Jordan imagines getting a great poker hand. EurekaAlert writes: The […]

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A new study in Current Biology proves our brains can still kind of decipher words while we’re asleep. For the experiment, scientists had participants classify words as either plants or animals while wearing an EEG to record brain activity. For each word, subject tapped a button with either their right or left hands to indicate to which […]

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“Today, there is no ‘offline,’” Anthony Antonellis tells ANIMAL. “The internet is always there, it just gets smaller.” Last year, we documented Anthony Antonellis getting a tiny RFID chip surgically implanted into his hand with his 10-frame, 6-color, 1-kilobyte gif signature favicon. It was the world’s first net art implant (and, allegedly, “the Mark of the Beast!!!”). Antonellis’s […]

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The game designer Pierre Chevalier created EMMA, the best thing I’ve seen on the internet today. The premise: go here, press the space bar and you’ll be confronted with a super high-contrast black-and-white footage randomly grabbed from Google Maps. Press it again, you’ll get a sentence of someone’s dream that they’ve recorded on DreamBank. Space again, […]

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A mouthful, we know, but that’s the only way to describe Pask D’Amico’s new animation L’Homme Grotesque. The almost 3 minute short is a product of a 123 day production, which the Italian animator was inspired to create following a batshit weird daydream about a mouth that spoke to him from the heart of the […]

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Graffiti writer, author, and all around aerosol junkie, CHINO, gives some background on this piece that’s been running, miraculously, for almost three decades now: I first spotted this Dreams piece by Smiz NSA shortly after it was painted in 1982. For the past 27 years the wall has remained protected behind a locked gate in […]

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