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The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Can you solve the 50 cent maths exam question that is dividing the internet?

High school students have been complaining that the 50 cent piece exam question is too difficult<p>A maths exam question for high school students about a 50 cent piece has created a debate online after complaints it was too difficult.<p>Australian students sat the VCE Further Maths exam which posed the …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Here’s What The Most Successful People Read And Why

There’s a reason why the most successful people look to other leaders’ lives for guidance and inspiration.<p>One of my favorite things to ask people in job or story interviews has nothing to do with business or work: “What do you read?”<p>We already know that the simple act of reading can have …

Funny Pictures – September 4, 2015

Coworker made this for me. I guess he’s trying to send me a message.<p>Me irl.<p>The dog we planted in the spring is starting to sprout!<p>I doughnut tan …

Night Photography by Mika Suutari

Atmospheric night photography in Finland captured by Mika Suutari.<p>Mika Suutari is a talented photographer based in Nurmijärvi, Finland. Usually he …

Photography

Mystical Night Photography from Finland by Mikko Lagerstedt

Finnish fine art photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (featured previously here and here) recently shared a selection of his atmospheric night photography …

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

How To Write an “About Me” Page That Gets You Hired

About pages are hard. You have one page to summarize who you are, what you do, and how you’re different in a clear, concise, and confident way. No …

A Beginners Guide to Landscape Photography

When you first get started in landscape photography, at the bare minimum, you need three pieces of equipment: a camera, a normal zoom lens (24-70mm), …

Landscape Photography

4 Things Experts Do to Learn Faster Than You

Let’s learn how to play Bizaroo. The fictional game invented by me, five minutes ago.<p>How would you start? Your first attempt would naturally be …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Photographs Of Dancers In Motion Show The Beauty Of Ballet In Urban Settings

Omar Z. Robles has earned nearly 45,000 Instagram followers by patiently waiting for the perfect interplay of limb in air.<p>For months, the 34-year-old photographer has documented dancers performing in gritty urban environments, where the contrast between an elegantly outstretched leg and a …

How to Exponentially Improve Your Performance

But thanks to the (newly discovered) plasticity of our brains, we can raise that bar higher than ever—and consistently reach it. How? By pushing …

The Brain

Who Is Ballerina Misty Copeland? | TIME's Influential VIDEO

You may remember Misty Copeland from last year's stunning Under Armour commercial, showing the American Ballet Theatre soloist demonstrating that she …

Create Your Own Super SparklyBokeh Background

When points of light are out of focus they turn into sparkling orbs of awesomeness.<p>This is called bokeh!<p>Wouldn’t it be cool if your next backdrop was …

Ultra High Speed Photography Creates Sculptures Out of Liquid

The slow dripping of water as it hits the bottom of a coffee pot. The leaky sink that drips all night long when you’re battling another night of …

Wifi Security

Introduction: Wifi Security<p>How to secure your wifi and hack it!<p>Warning:I am not responsible for anything. (like if you mess up your router).Never …

Wi-Fi

Fat Cat Stuck In Door

Code as a Second Language – And Why It Matters

Is coding an alternative to learning a second language? Learn how coding can activate your brain, and help you develop a broad range of other skills.

This animated short about robot love was created with 1,296 Rubik's Cubes

Love at first bleep<p>I think there's a trick to solving Rubik's Cubes. You don't have to be a brainiac; you just have to have a good memory. Two to the left, one up, one right, two down... it's something like that, depending on the position of the color swatches. Anyway, YouTube user Joe Penna solved …

10 reasons why making music is good for your brain

It doesn't matter if you've always played or you're just getting started.<p>Turns out Mom and Dad were right. Those piano lessons you despised and those …

Historical Portraits of African Female Warriors by Street Artist YZ

French street artist YZ pays tribute to African female warriors in her series of wheat-pasted works called <i>Amazone</i>. The historical portraits reference the highly-trained military women of the First Franco-Dahomean War in the 1890s, who, according to accounts, were actively fighting and killing the …

Type Classification

Type Classification<p>There are thousands of different typefaces and fonts available to designers, printers, publishers, artists and writers (as well as …

Black Hole Moon

Black Hole MoonWhat would happen if the Moon were replaced with an equivalently-massed black hole? If it's possible, what would a lunar ("holar"?) …

C++ Async Development (not only for) for C# Developers Part III: Introduction to C++ async

Now that we know a bit about lambda functions in C++ we finally can take a look at C++ async programming with the C++ Rest SDK (a.k.a. cpprestsdk …

Ukrainian Ballet Prodigy Wins Everyone’s Hearts With His Terrific Interpretation Of ‘Take Me To Church’

Hozier’s beautiful and soulful “Take Me To Church” track is an international hit in it own right, but when coupled with this raw and expressive dance …

Dance