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I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Consciousness

Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

Zoology

Three hands, three legs? Fans spot Vanity Fair photoshoot fail

Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon sport extra limbs in apparent editing errors<p>For decades, Vanity Fair has brought together an impressive collection of film’s brightest stars for its annual Hollywood issue. This year, Twitter users are noting that the magazine appears to have thrown in a couple …

Oprah Winfrey

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have to Do

Home maintenance and ownership go hand in hand, so you're no doubt aware that there's plenty you <i>should</i> be doing (hello, gutter cleaning!). Sorry to …

Home Improvement

Clever Animal Illustrations made of circles, triangles and squares

We are featuring this fun illustration project by Nikola Radojčić and Nenad Radojčić from Braća Burazeri. As you may have noticed, it's a series of …

How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Creativity. (Here's What the Science Says.)

For starters: If you want to be more creative, you aren't going to get there if your brain is constantly fighting off negative stress hormones.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business success simply isn't going to happen without the creativity required to dream up new …

Century-old belief about nerve cells disproved at Israeli University

New research into the origin of degenerative diseases could result.<p>><br>• ><p>An active neuron (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)<p>Bar-Ilan University …

100 OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR MEN VOL. 1

We’ve cobbled together a list of 100 of the books for men you’re sure to love. No matter your hobby, vocation, or latest interest, there’s something …

Books

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

Higher Education

Minhyong Kim: Connecting Number Theory to Physics

Mathematics

Easy Slab Pies For a Crowd

Your sheet pan really can do it all.<p>Jelly roll pan, sheet pan, baking sheet–no matter what you call it, we consider it the most versatile tool in the …

This Shazam for fonts can confirm your worst Papyrus suspicions

Have a Helvetica good time with the typeface-recognition app we’ve all been waiting for<p>WhatTheFont is pure genius. Just open the app on your phone and aim the camera at a chunk of text. Snap a photo. In an instant, it recognizes the typeface just like Shazam recognizes music, and serves you a list …

Typography

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

There’s apparently a giant void in the Great Pyramid. Here’s why we don’t know what’s in there.

The space was recently discovered using particle physics, and cosmic rays.<p>In the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere, a rain of high-energy radiation slams into the thin air. The impact creates a second shower of charged subatomic particles, like muons, which fall towards Earth, and then fall into …

Archaeology

This engineer has a wild plan to save coral reefs from climate change

A different kind of pipeline.<p>Arizona civil engineer Mo Ehsani thinks he has the answer to the global coral bleaching crisis — a pipe that delivers cool water to stressed corals.<p>Bleaching, a consequence of climate change, is destroying some of the world’s most stunning reefs. “Our reckless acts are …

Designed to collect trash from ocean, the first ‘Seabin’ has just been installed in Canada

An Australian company has brought a new and innovative device to Canada. It’s called a Seabin and the purpose is simple — to help clean up trash in …

In a Montana town, a record-breaking 103-degree swing in 24 hours

Loma's weather in January 1972 is a fascinating exemplar of sudden temperature spikes and drops.<p><b>IN MANY PARTS OF THE U.S., IT'S NOT UNCOMMON</b> for a summery afternoon to transform into a below-zero night. But no place has felt a ­greater 24-hour change in the mercury than Loma, Montana. Between …

Europe's first underwater restaurant to open in Norway

<b>(CNN) —</b> Europe's first underwater restaurant is set to open in early 2019 in Lindesnes, in the south of Norway. The planned concrete structure features a 36-foot wide panoramic window and is designed to become part of the marine environment, with a menu that will focus on seafood.<p>The restaurant, …

Architecture

See inside this incredible treehouse built from pieces of an old ship

With five-story water views and accents from a salvaged ship, this home has served as inspiration for an acclaimed architect.<p>Oscar-winner-turned-environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio plans to open his new eco-friendly resort on an island in Belize next year, but some of the planning was done on a …

Break into ethical hacking with 45 hours of immersive training for $39

Sponsored Content<p>Start a lucrative career in cyber security with this 8-course bundle.<p>Many top companies now employ ethical hackers. These skilled professionals are paid huge salaries to hack networks and online systems. Anyone can break into this exciting niche with the Ethical Hacking A to Z …

The Importance of Email Typography [Infographic]

While email marketers are going crazy with images, GIFs, videos and other eye-catching ways to allure email subscribers, there's one basic, yet …

10 homes that make clever use of lightwells to bring daylight in

We've selected 10 popular projects from Dezeen's Pinterest boards that show how lightwells can be used to channel daylight down into parts of the …

A Secret Of Gothic Architecture Could Revolutionize Buildings Today

The geometry of centuries-old architecture is being repurposed to make modern design better.<p>Concrete is typically the default building material for tall structures, thanks to its strength and cost-effectiveness. But there’s one big trade-off: Heft. Conventional concrete construction requires …

I Found the World's Coolest Nightlight For My Son

I knew it was inevitable, but it arrived one night without warning: My two-year-old son woke up crying, suddenly afraid of the dark.<p>As a tech …

Micro-Scale Modeling: How to Construct Tiny, Intricate Worlds From Ordinary Materials

<b>Joshua Smith</b>, a miniaturist and former stencil artist based in South Australia, constructs tiny, intricate worlds for a living. His work, which …

6 Savory Overnight Oat Recipes that Will Rock Your Morning

When it comes to easy, healthy breakfast options, it's hard to beat a comforting bowl of overnight oats. Here we round up our favorite recipes, with …

This Totally Normal-Looking House Is Hiding the Craziest Rooms

The "Room of Dreams" is just incredible.<p>This Essex home used to be as ordinary as they come — certainly nothing to write home about — but behind the average looking exterior of the house lies an incredible interior life.<p>Talliston House & Gardens, self-built by creator and founder John Trevillian …

29 Things We Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make in the Slow Cooker

Go beyond slurp-worthy soups and stews with these unexpected slow-cooker recipes.<p>No offense to soups and stews, but your slow cooker is capable of so …