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Major changes coming to 2016 SAT test: Here's what, how and why

The SAT college exam will undergo sweeping changes on what's tested, how it's scored and how students can prepare, College Board President and CEO David Coleman said Wednesday.<p>Standardized tests have become "far too disconnected from the work of our high schools," Coleman said at an event in …

China to Create World's Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has teamed up with Shenzhen Daimler New Technology Co to expand China’s electric vehicle charging …

Practical Math Shortcuts For Everyday Life

It turns out, your school teacher was right. You need math on a regular basis. While most people won't typically have need of orthogonal …

Miniature Galaxies Created Through Tilt-Shift Technique

With the use of a relatively simple photography technique, Italian artist Haari Tesla has reduced the cosmos to a microscopic level. Her series, <i>Illuminated Code From Space</i>, is experimentation in tilt-shift manipulation. By digitally adjusting the depth of field, contrast, and adding a gradient, …

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

Demonstration

Mammograms May Not Prevent Breast Cancer Deaths

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A 25-year, 90,000-woman study has found that mammograms play almost no role in whether or not a …

Beautifully Designed Movie Theaters in Golden California

<b>The Fox Theater I, Oakland</b><br>New York-based French photographer Franck Bohbot traveled to California to spotlight the most amazing movie theaters, big and small, as an homage to the history of film in his series titled <i>Cinema</i>. He captures the grandiose scale of some exquisitely designed theaters as …

San Francisco

Watch This Magnet Fall Slowly Through Air

It's witchcraft science.<p>This video from 2012 is making the rounds right now--with good reason. Drop whatever you're doing, leave your desk, quit your job, and find a magnet and copper tube, because, wow. Look at this! It's a _Matrix _time-freeze in your hands.<p>The video is showing a demonstration of …

Magnetism

Whoa there! Brain area found to help spot bad decisions

A new brain region that appears to help humans identify whether they have made bad decisions has been discovered by researchers.<p>The size and shape of a large Brussels sprout, the ball of neural tissue seems to be crucial for the kind of flexible thought that allows us to consider switching to a …

China’s Blossoming Skyscraper Inspired by a Rosebud

Chinese architectural firm UA studio 7 has designed a 1,000-foot-tall contemporary skyscraper known as <i>New City Flower</i> at the intersection of Fushun and Shenyang in China in an effort to reinvigorate the local area. Inspired by the shape of a rosebud, the tower features six “petals” that rise from …

Architecture

Turn Your Phone Into a Reusable Notepad With This Silicone Case

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>Today is National Handwriting Day! Although we don't write like we used to, here are four ways handwriting is still helpful.<p>1. It's …

University of Washington

Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler.<p>The data has also been used by scientists to predict that the Milky Way could contain up to 17bn Earth-sized planets orbiting stars.<p>Several of the …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

#SorryNotSorry: How To Apologize Like You Mean It

Illustrated by Austin Watts.<p><i>Full disclosure: sometimes, we're lazy girls. So, whether it's seven ways to simplify our morning routine or how to make</i> …

Rihanna Covers Up In Abu Dhabi, Yet Controversy Still Follows

Rihanna makes no apologies for her style, nor should she. Her racy looks are never put together without consideration. But, this time controversy is …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and …

Cape Cod

Articles about 8 ways creatively insulate your home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water each day—which...<p>Want to add a pop of color to your kitchen backsplash or redesign your …

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The beautiful relationship between sine, cosine, and the circle. Source

The beautiful relationship between sine, cosine, and the circle. Source.

NASA: Sun Getting Ready For A 'Field Flip'

Our nearest star is about to pull a once-in-11-years move by swapping its north and south magnetic poles.<p>The sun's polarity switch is a natural part of "solar max" — the period of peak activity during what averages out to be roughly an 11-year cycle. According to NASA, this year will mark the …

Simple, Natural Gift Wrap Idea

We love a simple, unexpected gift wrap idea, and this burlap wrap fits the bill. If you want to make it a little less plain, try using a brightly colored string or tuck in a colorful letterpress card.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>burlap<br>• brown pin-striped paper<br>• leather strip<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on …

Dressed's 5 Best Looks of the Week: Michelle Obama, Sandra Bullock, Selena Gomez, and Others!

It's here, friends. The last weekend of the summer. But before you head out for your beach trips, barbecues, or in my case the Made in America festival in Philly, let's vote on who had the best look of the week.<p>Who gets your pick this time around? Vote and then sound off in the comments!<p>Photos: …

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