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5 Mental Biases That Are Keeping You Poor

Keys to overcoming these roadblocks to wealth.<p>Our brains are not naturally wired to make the kinds of decisions that lead to long-term financial …

Nintendo Switch Is a Console for Humans, Not Gamers

Could it fall on its face? Yes, sure.<p>Well here we are. The Switch, Nintendo's latest console, is finally here. The internet is flooded with detailed, measured reviews right now, so rather than publish another one of those, Motherboard decided to give the machine to the least professional member of …

How Your Birth Order Can Predict the Person You'll Become

What being the oldest, youngest, or middle child means for your future.<p>Want to stir up some controversy amongst siblings? Tell them which one science says is smarter. A recent study about how first-born children are more intelligent than their siblings basically broke the internet as brothers and …

This Mad Genius Built His Own ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber And It Runs On Alcohol

From the genius who built a Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, comes a real-life lightsaber, blue light and all, that’s essentially a flamethrower that runs on–you guessed it–alcohol.<p>The video above introduces Allen Pan lighting a cigarette using the lightsaber, so you just know that this …

Alcohol

This is the start of the post-antibiotic era

The discovery could herald a virtual return to the Dark Ages, with doctors unable to control common germs like E. Coli, rolling back centuries of medical progress.<p>"These are extremely worryingly results," said Liu Jian-Hua, a professor at China's Southern Agricultural University and co-author of a …

Lasers cool liquid for the first time

It's true that lasers are often used as heating implements, but a less common use is the cooling of gases and crystals. Now for the first time, a team of researchers has now used an infrared laser to cool liquid by about 20 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit).<p>The study, led by Paden Roder of …

Chemistry

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Travel Photography

Islamic State issues anti-hacking guidelines after Anonymous threats

The extremist terrorist group Isil sent out a warning to members on how to protect from hackers like Anonymous<p>Radical terrorist group Isil, which has claimed responsibility for the Paris terror attacks, has issued guidelines to protect members from being hacked online.<p>The move followed a video …

Freaky Illusion Gives the Impression of a Floating City in the Clouds

This extraordinary image of an apparent floating city has created a stir among conspiracy theorists, but a well-known optical illusion is the likely …

Paranormal

Tech companies Stand with Ahmed, offer the young inventor opportunities

14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed and his homemade clock have sparked passion and support from thousands of people who believe he was unfairly arrested after bringing his invention to his classroom at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas.<p>His innovation has also caught the eye of tech companies that are …

10 ways living in Japan makes you talk like a weirdo

1. You can’t stop using useful Japanese words.<p>2. Everything is natsukashii.<p>3. You forget what words aren’t English.<p>4. You simply forget English words.<p>…

Articles about 16 modern dining rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Pull up a chair and gather around the table for our very own supper club.<p>Looking into the holiday weekend, many of you may be spending a lot of time at the dining table over the next couple of...<p>Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms …

Articles about 5 indoor outdoor spaces designed entertaining on Dwell.com - Dwell

Who doesn't love a good patio or back deck? We sure do. Take a peek at our favorite homes this week that will have you remodeling...<p>These porches, patios, and courtyards have us green with envy.<p>Ah, sweet sweet summertime. What better way to sit back and relax, than enjoying an epic patio, roof, or …

The Tidiest Toilet

Who doesn’t detest cleaning the toilet? Yuck. Imagine if it could clean itself. Heaven! The Gap Rimless is a self-cleaning toilet that features an …

Ones to watch: Predicting the Fortune 500 of 2025

The <i>Fortune</i> 500, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. companies, has been in a constant state of flux since the first one was published in 1955. …

Air Force Wants Airplanes With Laser Cannons By 2022

Gunships and fighters and lasers, oh my<p>According to the Air Force, the future of war in the sky is lasers. Lasers on new jet fighters are a future goal, but there’s lower-hanging fruit in the world of science fiction weapons that the Air Force hopes to reach first: why not mount the lasers on …

Samsung is developing denser batteries and slimmer camera sensors, to be released by 2017

Samsung has just announced its plans to develop “denser” batteries and thinner camera sensors that will supposedly make their way to smartphones by the year 2017. While that may seem quite far off, the wait will likely be worth it. If Samsung accomplishes what it wants to with these plans, …

Seeing Eye to Microscopic Eye

The eye is an organ of extreme perfection. I have a strong interest in evolution, and eyes have developed stunning adaptations over time. This mayfly (above) is a male with what are called turban eyes—greatly enlarged eyes at the top of the head in the shape of a turban. The male uses his eyes to …

Biology

Home-Brewed Morphine Is Around The Corner

Making morphine — or heroin*, for that matter — isn't easy. You have to know a bunch of fancy chemistry to synthesize the drug from scratch. Or you have to get your hands on some opium poppies and extract morphine from the flowers' milky juice.<p>The latter is tougher than it sounds. Sure, the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Carl Icahn published a new open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook.</b> In it, he says that Apple shares are worth $240.<p><b>2. Barack Obama now has his own Twitter account, POTUS (President of the United States).</b> He's using an iPhone to tweet.<p><b>3. Apple is reportedly preparing to release a software update for</b> …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Shiite militia fighters are preparing to launch an offencive to take back Ramadi, the western Iraqi city that fell to Islamic State militants in the government's biggest defeat since last summer.<p><b>2.</b> At least 40 people died Monday in a landslide in Colombia, triggered by heavy rains.<p><b>3.</b> …

Google To Unleash Robot Cars On World This Summer

A very small part of the world. Okay, just Mountain View, California<p>For years, the car of the future has been stuck going in circles. Although Google's converted self-driving Lexuses have hit the road in a few select areas, the company's custom-designed fully robotic self-driving car has been …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

Watch: Cave-Climbing Fish Found—Is It Evolution in Action?

Filmed shimmying up a cave wall in Ecuador, the catfish is likely a known species with a never before seen behavior, a new study says.<p>Deep beneath the Amazon rain forest lives a cave-climbing fish—and scientists have captured it on film for the first time.<p>A team exploring limestone caves near Tena, …

Nature

ClearlyContacts.ca rebrands as it moves into eyeglass market

Coastal Contacts Inc. is hoping a corporate rebranding will put a kinder, gentler face on online retailer Clearly Contacts, known mostly for its aggressive discounting of lenses and frames.<p>In a case of meet the new boss, not the same as the old boss, CEO Roy Hessel this week dropped the "Contacts" …

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents, but none were the car's fault

Shortly after the release of an AP report asserting that Google's self-driving cars have been involved in four accidents since last September, the company published a post on <i>Backchannel</i> today — the Medium-based publication from former <i>Wired</i> writer Steven Levy — to dive into more detail on all the …

Low-cost Robot Designed for Safe Disposal of Unexploded Ordnance

Changing Planet<p>Thousands of innocent civilians are killed each year by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in dozens of countries with a legacy of conflict. Nations such as Cambodia struggle to remove millions of unexploded ordnance scattered across large swathes …

Robotics