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Learning to Speak Backwards Shows the Remarkable Power of Our Brains

Our brains have an amazing affinity for learning new things. This is what that looks like.<p>Our brains are highly flexible. With several years of training, we can learn how to do pretty much anything, no matter how difficult or pointless. Nearly any human brain can learn diverse skills like playing …

The 2017 Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle | Android Central Digital Offers

<b>The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit</b><p>Tackle 13 Different Projects w/ This Fully-Stocked Beginner's Toolkit<p>The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit pairs a detailed, …

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Christ's Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

Restorers working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre uncover stone slab venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.<p>For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy …

Circadian Rhythms And Sleep Loss: What Happens In Your Brain When You Pull An All-Nighter?

Ever wondered what happens inside your brain when you stay awake for a day, a night and another day, before you finally go to sleep? Well, we just …

Former Ghibli Producer Details the Large Amount of Work That Goes Into Creating a Movie

Studio Ghibli’s films are legendary for multiple reasons, one of course being the gorgeous animation, much of it hand drawn. Even in the 21st …

Use These 100 Design Websites To Jumpstart Your Creativity

The web is an incredible place. In less than 30 years it completely changed the world connecting and empowering people. One of the biggest benefits it brings is an endless inspiration for any field you can imagine.<p>As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly looking for inspiration. I love reading …

This Mesmerizing Video Shows How Tennis Balls Are Made

It takes an army of humans and machines to create the humble tennis ball. While most of us rarely think about the work it takes to create something …

Sick of Pokemon Go? Here are 12 other augmented-reality apps to try - Pocket-lint

This might shock you, but... Pokemon Go isn't the only augmented-reality app out there. <i>Gasp!</i><p>The technology has been gaining momentum in recent years, …

Three Must-Read 21st Century Sci-Fi Novels

Science fiction may be in crisis. But there are still 21st-century sci-fi novels proving the genre is a vital realm of prophecy and fresh ideas.<p>A few …

Artificial Intelligence

9 illustrators' business cards you'll want to keep

We've all walked away from a creative event with our pockets stuffed with business cards. And we've all ended up either stuffing most of them into a …

The 15 best anime movies of all time

Best anime movies of all time<p>1<p>Movies, Animation<p>Spirited Away (2001)<p>Lewis Carroll’s <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> shot through with revealing …

Anime

Top 10 Places to Get Stunning Desktop Wallpaper

Whether you love switching out beautiful desktop wallpaper or you just want something minimal that you’re going to open windows over anyway, there’s …

Scientific publishers are killing research papers

Pressure to publish short articles removes details, leaves readers confused.<p>If I were to summarize the ideal scientific paper in four sentences, it …

Earth's companion: asteroid locked in game of leapfrog with planet

Scientists have discovered a small asteroid, labelled 2016 HO3, that bounces up and down through Earth’s orbit – but it’s 38 times farther away than the moon<p>The Earth has an asteroid companion traveling in orbit with it around the sun, Nasa astronomers have discovered.<p>The small asteroid has a …

Asteroids

This is how a large fire spreads in space

NASA's Saffire-I experiment aims to study flame behavior in microgravity<p>Earlier this week, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo capsule, which has been attached to the International Space Station for the past few months, was filled up with more than 4,000 pounds of trash and released from the station out …

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

It's all about timing.<p>Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night.<p>While …

Watch a Cruise Ship Get Built

Cruise ships are basically giant floating cities. How do you build a giant floating city? Well, it’s pretty much like playing with Lego bricks. This …

Cruise Ships

Watch the Painstaking Art of Making Movie Sound Effects

I’m not sure what I love most about foley artists: is it their wildly creative ways to recreate sound? The totally locked-in concentration they have …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Animated Short Film Perfectly Captures the Strangeness of Dreams

Taiwanese animators create a surreal cityscape that Escher would be proud of.<p>If you can imagine an MC Escher-like Broadway musical sung in Chinese and starring a collection of animated empty suits, you're on the way to understanding this strange new video from Foresters. The group of Taiwan-based …

Second-gen bionic leaf creates fuel from sunlight, makes Mother Nature seem inefficient

In Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the goal isn’t just to isolate problems but to find solutions to our planet’s …

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

20 of the most beautiful libraries in the world

A library can be a second home for a bibliophile.<p>They come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of embellishment. The nearly 300-year-old State Hall in Vienna, Austria, boasts carved wooden galleries, baroque-style statues, and frescos, while Taipei's Beitou Branch resembles a treehouse more than a …

Libraries

40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

40<p>‘Humans’ (2015-Present)<p>This British import that showed up on AMC last the summer was drowned out by buzzier shows; we're hoping the upcoming second …

Watch Lightning Creep Towards Earth In Super Slow Motion

Scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology recently captured a beautiful lightning storm using a new high speed camera.<p>The lightning in this …

10 jaw-dropping gadgets that are awesome because they're HUGE

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26 photos of the world's most beautifully designed homes

The best homes turn that need into art, whether it's an opulent French palace or a minimalist Midwestern country home.<p>Here are a selection of the most beautiful homes ever built by some of the most masterful architects who have ever worked.