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The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

Aliens Could Be Just Like Us—Darwin's Theory of Evolution Means E.T. Would Be Human-Like

Nearly every depiction of extraterrestrial life are of green figures with large heads, and bug eyes, that look, well, <i>alien</i>. But new research suggests …

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …

27 Tragically Underrated Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

Give 'em a shot!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>


16 One-Pot Dinners That Are Actually Healthy

Because easy and good-for-you don't have to be mutually exclusive.

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

Google launches Gradient Ventures, an AI-focused venture fund

Google launched today a venture capital fund, named Gradient Ventures, that will focus on early-stage AI startups.<p>Gradient’s site says the new fund aims to “invest in and connect startups with Google’s resources, innovation, and technical leadership in AI.”<p>“Many members of our team are engineers, …


For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

The Brain

The Color vs Luminosity Blend Mode in Photoshop

With these blend modes, you can protect the tones or colors in your image and have more predictable results every time you use them. Here is what …

Simple ways to improve mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you've made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

21 Gorgeous DIYs That Only Look Expensive

Prepare your paintbrush and screwdriver.

10 best CrossFit workouts for weight loss

A level-with-you fact: If you do CrossFit, you will almost certainly drop fat. “High-intensity interval training, common to CrossFit, is very …


Welcome to Tokyo's Akihabara Electric Town, with the craziest gadget stores you'll ever see

Once a mecca of cheap electronics and gadget goodness, Akihabara has become something different, but no less incredible, and is still home to perhaps the largest electronics store in the world.<p>Tokyo is a wonderfully frenetic city of lights, high rises and concentrated insanity. It's equal parts …


Your Next Project Should Be This DIY 3D Router

CNC routers are great but can be time consuming and overkill when you simply need to make a few simple cuts. This 3D router keeps your project moving forward and there's no software to fiddle with.<p>CNC routers are amazing machines that can make intricate and precise cuts at the touch of a button. …


This Guy Who Cosplays As Deadpool Every Year Is Almost As Funny As Ryan Reynolds

All hail D Piddy.


Power-Building Workouts for More Muscle and Strength

No one that lifts wants to ever be asked “do you even lift?” -- even if their goals are sport-focused rather than aesthetic. Likewise, nobody wants …