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How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Quaint Fishing Village Reine Will Make You Want To Run Off To Norway Immediately

Have you ever felt the urge to escape it all, run off to Norway and hole up in a converted red fisherman's cottage?<p>No, you have not? Perhaps that's because you haven't seen Reine, the Norwegian fishing village with an estimated population of just about 300. The village is nestled in the Lofoten …

Murder drama gets it right. The trial of Amanda Knox was a media circus

Michael Winterbottom's new film, The Face of an Angel, is a biting portrait of the hack pack that covered the brutal murder of Meredith Kercher<p>Four years ago, the British director Michael Winterbottom flew to Italy and joined me and a handful of journalists in the Perugia wine shop that had become …

Real-life Transformers: Harvard scientist created a swarm of shape-shifting coin-size robots

Watch thousands of little robots swarm to create programmed shapes<p>Computer scientists at Harvard University, led by Michael Rubinstein, created the largest swarm of tiny shape-shifting robots. These itty-bitty bots make up a colony of 1,024 self-organizing machines. Their purpose is to study …

The 5 Creepiest Death Rituals From Around the World (Part 2)

Death is the one item on the human fear list that is goddamned guaranteed to one day meet us all. As such, every culture has ample time to worry …

What Our Eyes Say About Our Sexual Preferences

Women are more flexible in their desires than men, study suggests<p>Cornell University researchers used porn and measures of pupil dilation to study arousal in straight-, gay- and bisexual-identifying men and women, reports a study published April 3 in <i>PLoS ONE</i>. The results, which point to surprising …

11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

To most people, a smell isn't just a fragrance -- it's a memory. When you get a whiff of chocolate chip cookies, you may think of baking in your Mom's kitchen. When a warm breeze blows the smell of fresh flowers, you're instantly rocketed back to your first dance and the corsage your date …

Toyota Has A Tron Bike

The FV2 is a motorcycle straight out of a 1980s vision of 2050.<p>I have made this comparison before, and perhaps will again, but, damnit, this is a _Tron _bike, right? That is, inarguably, what this is.<p>The FV2 is a concept motorcycle from Toyota, set up only a little ostentatiously at the New York …

Auto Shows

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google’s Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, “thinking will grow exponentially” as human brains interface with computers.<p>Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to …

Singularity

JRR Tolkien translation of Beowulf to be published after 90-year wait

The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings author's version of epic Anglo-Saxon poem fleshes out heroes' past, says son who edited manuscript<p>Hwæt! Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century poem Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings author's version of the epic story is to be published for the …

Google Just Revealed The First Decent Smartwatch Interface

Google has revealed their interface for their upcoming Android Wear watches. And it’s further proof that Google has figured out how to scale their experience.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xQ3y902DEQ<p>This is Google’s new interface for Android Wear–a platform the company announced unceremoniously …

YunTab S5 Android phone uses 3D infrared for secure face unlock

Want to keep your phone secure with just your face? This $152 Chinese handset will do just that.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Everyone knows how easily you can beat Android's Face Unlock feature with a simple photograph, but it will take a lot more to crack Chinese smartphone maker YunTab's solution.<p>Found on …

Android Phones

Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …

Yota Phone: World's First E-Ink Dual-Screen Smartphone Is Always On (PICTURES)

A unique smartphone with two screens has been launched by a Russian tech company.<p>The Yota Phone has two full-size screens, one of which uses the …

Livescribe's beautiful new smartpen turns pen and paper into apps and pixels

We may be constantly staring into our phones and laptops, but Livescribe CEO Gilles Bouchard says pen and paper are more popular than ever — and he has data to back it up. We want to write and draw the way we always have, he says, but we also want all the sharing, instant access, and searchability …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

The Unbelievable Beauty Of Papercraft Plumage

A Colombian artist has re-created hundreds of birds out of paper in exquisite detail, feather by feather.<p>The design of a bird is breathtakingly intricate. The trajectory of those bright splashes of color streaking through the sky depends upon the precise arrangement of thousands of feathers, each …

The 9 nerdiest criticisms of sci-fi TV and film

Neil de Grasse Tyson’s “Gravity” tweets are only the beginning<p>Neil de Grasse Tyson's recent critique of "Gravity" is part of a long and honorable tradition: that of nerdily pointing out where science fiction diverges from actual science. Some have called Tyson a killjoy, but his tweets ("Mysteries …

WPin.me Blog Reviews, News, Tips & Tutorials & More

Remember the days when WordPress themes on ThemeForest didn't cost the earth? Well, I do.That being said, WordPress themes on ThemeForest now and …

Web Design

The World's Most Bizarre Tourist Attractions

From the strange to the creepy to the gross, cities around the world have some bizarre tourist attractions.<p>Whether you have a love of all things odd or are looking for a break from everyday museums and monuments, these weird attractions are a must-see.<p>Check out some of the world's most bizarre …

Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His <i>Urban Romance</i> collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from …

Photography

Japanese artist “Tama-Chan” makes these amazing pieces of edible artwork out of sushi rolls!