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A Community-Run ISP Is the Highest Rated Broadband Company in America

A Consumer Reports survey of 176,000 Americans finds that small, locally owned ISPs are routinely ranked higher than big telecom companies.<p>It’s no surprise that Americans generally hate their ISPs. After all, companies like Comcast not only routinely abuse a lack of competition to drive up prices, …

Instagram users are reporting the same bizarre hack

Krista, an Instagram user with more than 4,500 followers on her fitness account, noticed something strange on Saturday evening: she had been logged …

10 Simple Phrases Emotionally Intelligent People Know How to Use

Each of these phrases will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>As humans, we're emotional creatures. We may use logic and intelligence to help us figure out what to do, but if our feelings and emotions aren't engaged, we won't be motivated to do it. In contrast, those same …

The 99% and the 1% - Drone photography of income inequality across the world -

A series of images captured from satellites in the Earth’s atmosphere, truly reflect the social imbalance on our planet. Of course, differences in …

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

Apple Inadvertently Revealed Its Next Big Thing and It's Not What You Think

Eclipsing yourself when you've just finished changing the world isn't easy, it's nearly impossible. But here's one way Apple might just pull it off, again!<p>There's a blessing in being a company as loved as Apple, but there's also a curse. When you're both that large and that innovative, the market …

Force of Nature: How Dr. Drew Lanham Is Changing Birding

The South Carolina ornithologist’s enthusiasm has brought the pursuit—and its connections to history and race—to a new audience<p>Beneath a heavy sky, swells of powdery yellow and blue wildflowers roll in a sea of high grass. Pale butterflies flit in and out of the growth as if the field is at a boil. …

Foxconn set to drain 7 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan every day

Last year’s announcement that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn had picked Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin to build its $10 billion manufacturing campus was …

CamSoda starts livestreaming erotic fitness classes

No prizes for guessing what they'll use to motivate you.<p>Plenty of companies are getting in on the live-streamed fitness class thing, so it's no surprise to see CamSoda leaping on the bandwagon. The webcam platform is launching CamSoda Fit, a way for folks to partake in hour-long, live fitness …

This artist takes nudes to raise cash and awareness for survivors of rape

In 1975, Solace Women’s Aid opened its doors in London as a lifeline for victims of domestic abuse. Over 43 years later, the charity has supported more than 60,000 victims of rape or domestic violence, offering free services including shelter, counselling, therapy, and refuge. Despite the charity’s …

Net neutrality is all but dead. Here's what happens now.

Everyone take a moment of silence please — the free and open internet is all but dead.<p>In December 2017 the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, voted to …

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

The Richest Person of All Time From Each State

Looking for inspiration in your quest to become a billionaire? This map from cost information website HowMuch.net, spotted by Digg, highlights the …

This man folds cans into intricate pieces of art using only his hands — and sells them for £1,400

These amazing sculptures are created by Noah Deledda. He sculpts each one using just his hands, using his thumbnails to achieve a precise pattern.<p>Noah came up with the idea while he was bored and in the back of a car.<p>He started playing with a can and realised he could create interesting patterns …

CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public, Provides More Evidence That Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>The paper discussed in this post below has been withdrawn by the author Gary Kleck after Reason brought to his attention an important detail</i> …

Fine Art Photographer Captures the Melancholic Beauty of a Rainy Day

Rome-based Italian photographer Alessio Trerotoli captures the melancholic beauty of rainy days in his fine art photography series, <i>Raindrop Blues</i>. Believing raindrops can be compared to a blues song, as they “fall with a repetitive but fascinating rhythm,” Trerotoli aims to transport his viewers …

These photos perfectly capture the sweet awkwardness of adolescence

Teens in the internet era grow up at an exponential rate, as the endless amount of images on social media influence their fast transition to adulthood. In the force of this speed, it becomes easy to forget the tender awkwardness that defines adolescence: silently getting used to the changes of …

The Best Foods to Eat for Healthy Skin

Ten delicious ways to clear up your complexion.<p>By now you probably know that whatever is happening on your face—pimples, a deathly pallor etc.—can probably be traced back to your habits of consuming food and drink. (Especially drink.) Yes, cleansing and moisturizing and all that topical fanfare is …

Elasticity

Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible

Whoa, evolution. Just... whoa.<p>The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic …

Biology

What’s Happening In Your Body When You’re Crossfaded

Hitting the bowl after a night of drinking can seem like a good idea if you're trying to unwind, but, more often than not, you end up feeling …

The Forgotten Drink That Caffeinated North America for Centuries

Yaupon tea, a botanical cousin to yerba maté, is now almost unknown.<p>Every morning, every day, 85 percent of Americans alter their state of …

The Unknown Power of Photoshop Droplets

Droplets live on your desktop and you can drag and drop files or folders onto them to batch process the files based on the action you’ve set up for …

Meet Leentu, the 150-Pound Pop-Up Camper

Move over Sprinter Van, there’s a new adventure-mobile in town. The Leentu pop-up camper will transform your truck into a road trip machine.Photos …

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

A professor with 30 years of experience says there's no point in holding the plank for longer than 10 seconds — and says you shouldn't do sit-ups first thing in the morning

The plank is widely considered to be a powerful movement for strengthening the core. There are entire workouts, like the plank challenge, based around holding the exercise for longer each time you do it.<p>But getting the most out of the plank, which involves supporting your weight on your hands, …

Digital Artist Uses His Skills To Turn Animals From Ordinary To Fantastic

Animals aren't known for having vivid imaginations, but the wildlife which we share the world with has captured the human imagination since the very …

Don’t Just Delete Facebook, Poison Your Data First

If you're savvy with code, you can employ a script that repeatedly alters your Facebook posts with nonsense, making it more difficult for the social media site to collect user data.<p>In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, there’s a widespread movement for people to #DeleteFacebook. But even …

List: Things I’ve Said to My Husband During Sex or to My Teenage Daughter While Teaching Her to Drive?

1. “Pay attention.”2. “Don’t you dare answer that phone.”3. “Move to your right.”4. “That was a little risky.”5. “You need to signal before you do …

What Time You Should Go To Sleep, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

Though there's a general time frame that's widely considered "bedtime" for adults, we all have completely different sleep preferences because we all …