Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Revealing Banksy's indentity, NASA's new invention, the darkest pigment in the world and more in our look at the web

1. Banksy’s True Identity Using a technique called “geographic profiling”—which is mostly used to catch serial criminals—scientists at Queen Mary University of London claim to have discovered the true identity of the infamous street artist Banksy. After building a geoprofile from the locations of 140 of Bansky’s suspected artworks, the team was able to pinpoint different “hot spots” all strongly linked to one individual: Robin …

The World of Sex Doll Manufacturing

For his photo series “Sex Dolls,” photographer Robert Benson ventured into a sex doll factory to capture their unusual manufacturing process. Inside, he discovered a slightly bizarre set-up, with plastic bodies hanging from the ceiling, a line-up of mouths awaiting assembly, and a chart of nipple sizes for workers to choose from. His resulting images depict the dolls in an environment completely opposite of their …