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Confused about parentheses and brackets? Here’s help

Parentheses and brackets set off portions of text from the whole for various purposes.Parentheses, appearing almost exclusively in pairs, are usually …

Language

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

Formula 1 Fan Took A Game Boy Camera To A Race, And The Photos Are Fantastic

F1 fan Tim Binnion got to go to the Shanghai Grand Prix last month, and like most people lucky enough to see a race in person, he took a ton of …

Retrogaming

7 Tips To Become A Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Guru [Infographic]

Image: Microsoft<p>Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips. Chances are you've had to deal in …

Infographics

Photos of My Bipolar Father During His Last Days

"I took on the challenge of studying my father and his condition by photographing his daily endeavors."<p>My father often talked about wanting to end his life. He felt trapped on Earth, in his body, but mostly in his mind. My relationship with him had always been a tough pill to swallow, but I was …

Mental Health

This $34 Excel training course could help you land that next promotion

Don't listen to what Kanye West says. Don't burn that Excel spreadsheet. Or app. Or whatever Excel-related thing you have stored on your computer or …

Microsoft Excel

Thousand years of Tibetan masterpieces revealed for first time

They are some of the greatest treasures of Tibetan Buddhist culture: ancient murals showing the life of the Buddha and the secrets of meditation. Many are hidden in remote monasteries or temples whose walls are crumbling, but a remarkable project has recorded the paintings before they disappear for …

Murals

The Dumbbell Nebula

The Dumbbell Nebula ­— also known as Messier 27 or NGC 6853 — is a typical planetary nebula and is located in the constellation Vulpecula (The Fox). …

Cosmology

Reddit's List of the Most Disturbing Movies of All Time Will Freak You the F*ck Out

On Tuesday, Reddit user Ladyberries posed an interesting question for other people on the site: "What are movies that genuinely disturbed you that don't have rape, violence, cannibalism, or gross images?" Sure, it's easy to get scares out of audiences when blood is being splashed all over the …

Horror

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

Waste some work hours with this interactive map database

Side Note<p>Apr—30—2018 02:31PM EST<p>A screenshot from 'Mapping Immigrant America' by Kyle Walker, Texas Christian University Mapping Immigrant America / …

Data Visualization

Why Can’t We Figure Out How the Vikings Crossed the Atlantic?

Crystals might have helped them navigate—or maybe not.<p>Here is what we know: In the 10th century, some Vikings piled into boats and shoved off the …

Archaeology

New Gmail has automated scans -- here’s what you can and can’t turn off

Google releases several new features for its Gmail update, including scans through your emails to help with convenience and security. Some are there for good.<p>The refreshed Gmail has multiple new features designed to make sorting through your inbox more convenient. But it also means having Google's …

Artificial Intelligence

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Apps

Gormenghast: can Mervyn Peake's weird fantasy ever work on screen?

Following the success of American Gods, which he adapted from his novel of the same name, Neil Gaiman is reportedly working on adapting a new TV …

Books

DIY Li-ion battery building kit opens door for homemade ebikes, powerwalls and even EVs

For DIY enthusiasts in the green energy community, homemade lithium-ion battery packs have long been a holy grail. For everything from home solar energy storage to garage-built electric bicycles, go-karts and full-size EVs, lithium-ion batteries were once one of the most limiting factors for …

3D map of stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood

3D map of all known stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood within a radius of 12.5 light-years. The Sun is at the centre and the Epsilon Indi …

Hacking Windows 10: How to Capture Keystrokes & Passwords Remotely

Using a keylogger to intercept keys pressed on an infected computer can circumvent encryption used by email and secure chat clients. The collected …

Early humans saw a rogue star pass close by our Solar System

These days we only really see stars in two contexts: our Sun, which is extremely close and holds us in its gravitational grip, and distant stars …

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

Top 10 spaceships in fiction

Some of my earliest memories are of watching Star Trek in the early 1970s, on my grandparents’ black and white TV, and then getting caught up as a schoolboy in all the hype surrounding the release of Star Wars in 1977. But while movie and TV spaceships such as the USS Enterprise and Millennium …

Science Fiction

Land Rover Explore is a rugged phone with swappable backs

At last, we have a Land Rover phone that doesn't look like it was built from parts found on a factory floor. The new 'Explore' is the work of Bullitt, a British company that has made handsets for Caterpillar, Kodak and JCB in the past. It was actually unveiled at the ISPO trade show earlier this …

How to set up a Google Classroom to train students, employees, or anyone who wants to learn

Google Classrooms is an easy way to create an online educational environment. Jack Wallen shows you how to create your first class so you can begin …

Need labels for your product? A new logo? A new website? Have AI design them

As we’re sliding into 2018, it’s safe to say AI-powered machines can do just about anything. They can detect breast cancer. Paint a new Rembrandt. Even tell us if there’s fresh coffee in the kitchen.<p>So it was only a matter of time before artificial intelligence found its way into design. Last year, …

Machine Learning

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the hottest October in years. Every day, he got the tram from the Albemarle Hotel in Cliftonville to the sea front, and, sitting in Nayland …

Literature

How the Brilliant Colors of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Were Made with Alchemy

Today the word "alchemy" seems used primarily to label a variety of crackpot pursuits, with their bogus premises and impossible promises. To the …

Art

Virginia Woolf’s deep cuts

There’s more to Virginia Woolf than lines like “Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself” and “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction”. That’s not to say, of course, that you shouldn’t read <i>Mrs Dalloway</i> or <i>A Room of One’s Own</i> – you absolutely should. <i>Mrs</i> …

Literature

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …