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Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

In the first of a series, we visit the Hellisheiði plant, which provides 300MW of power – and Reykjavik’s hot water<p>Thanks to its position on a volatile section of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, Iceland is a world leader in the the use of geothermal energy, and of the six geothermal power plants in …

Hydroelectric Power

A Guy Who's Been Living Off the Grid for 20 Years Explains How to Live Sustainably

I asked the guy living in Sydney's greenest house whether I'm too poor to live off the grid.<p>From the street, Michael Mobbs's inner Sydney terrace house looks like any other. But 20 years ago, Michael and his wife transformed their Chippendale home into an experiment in sustainable living: solar …

Guy Takes More Fake Book Covers Onto Subway To See How People React

You may remember a story we did recently about Scott Rogowsky, a comedian who decided to ride the New York subway while reading a bunch of fake books …

Books

Miasmata Is The Best Survival Game You've Never Played

One of <i>Minecraft</i>’s more remarkable side-effects is how it gave rise to (or, indeed, popularised) an entirely new genre: the survival game. Steam is …

This is a video of our future, and it's scary as hell

Of course, the "future" in the title refers to a possible future; we don't have a magical crystal ball yet. But even though we can't know what the …

Augmented Reality

Watch how Super Mario 64 is teaching millions the nitty-gritty of game design

These videos are fascinating, even for the layman<p>YouTuber pannenkeok2012 uploaded a new video in his series of <i>Super Mario 64</i> programming lessons yesterday. Watch above to learn how the random number generator (RNG) works in the classic Nintendo 64 game, making Bob-ombs blink and determining the …

Game Design

Romanian cave sealed for 5.5 million years is full of strange creatures

As humans were evolving in the plains of Africa, a different kind of evolution was taking place in Romania. The insectoid residents of Movile Cave …

For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story<p>Tim Foley turned 20 on 27 June 2010. To celebrate, his parents took him and his younger brother Alex out for …

Russia

You Think You Have Free Will? Science Says Think Again | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You make decisions every day, don't you?<p>You assert yourself hourly. Especially if you're American.<p>You take life by the horns and you show it who's boss.<p>I have some news: You may be deluding …

These are the three most effective ways to chop your carbon footprint

Earth Day can be a bit overwhelming. Each year, the holiday produces a new spate of commandments from environmentalists on high, ranging from the familiar (Recycle more! Eat local!) to the esoteric (Stop eating almonds!).<p>For those who freeze up when faced with the prospect of making so many …

NASA's Celebrating Earth Day With The Most Mind-Blowing Photos Of Our Planet

What a beautiful place.<p>Earth Day gives us a chance to reflect on the amazing planet we live on and how we can work together to preserve it. And there's no better way to see just how lucky we are than by getting a glimpse of Earth from space.<p>That's why NASA has compiled some of its favorite photos …

Play Fallout: New Vegas Again as a YouTube Choose Your Own Adventure

Set the world on fire. Again.<p>YouTube channel Many A True Nerd has repurposed the story of Fallout: New Vegas as a full Choose Your Own Adventure …

Study Shows How LSD Mimics Infant's Mind as Ego Dissolves

A groundbreaking series of experiments show how LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) alters the operation of the brain. Scientists gave LSD to 20 healthy …

How to cook with pot

<i>Update: An earlier version of this piece had an incorrect measurement of cannabis tincture. It should be .5 ml.</i><p>Ready to move into the next era of …

There’s more than meets the eye to Xiaomi’s transforming tablet

It’s not every day you see a tablet transform into a, well, a Transformer. But that’s exactly what we’re going to show you today, after Xiaomi VP …

Xiaomi

SHTF Survival Options – Indoor Gardening

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.If you have a south-facing window, or better yet, a sun-room, indoor gardening can be the …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Food & Dining

This is why you crave beef: Inside secrets of Big Meat’s billion-dollar ad and lobbying campaigns

Lobbyists, contributions, subsidies, PR, advertising: Beef is what’s for dinner because we’re well-conditioned<p>Sleek seems like a good word to describe the offices of the National Chicken Council (NCC) in Washington, D.C. The sleekness begins on the street. The building at 1152 Fifteenth Street, …

A programming language for living cells

MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions …

Newly Discovered Star Has an Almost Pure Oxygen Atmosphere

But good luck breathing in the bone-crushing gravity.<p>A newly discovered star is unlike any ever found. With an outermost layer of 99.9 percent pure oxygen, its atmosphere is the most oxygen-rich in the known universe. Heck, it makes Earth's meager 21 percent look downright suffocating.<p>The strange …

Space

Microsoft is adding the Linux command line to Windows 10

Bash coming to Windows is huge news for developers, developers, developers<p>Microsoft is reaching out to Linux developers in a way that the company never has before. "The Bash shell is coming to Windows. Yes, the real Bash is coming to Windows," said Microsoft's Kevin Gallo on stage at today's Build …

Watch the planet morph before your eyes with Google's mesmerizing timelapse feature

Google has a dozen locations highlighted to show how they've changed from 1984 until 2012, using satellite images.<p>You can plug any location into the search bar at the top, too. It only works on desktop, but I've put together some GIFs here so you can watch some of the most interesting changes on …

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct

Lee Sedol had seen all the tricks. He knew all the moves. As one of the world’s best and most experienced players of the complex board game Go, it was difficult to surprise him. But halfway through his first match against AlphaGo, the artificially intelligent player developed by Google DeepMind, …

Five years of Sword & Sworcery: the history of a weird and beautiful game

Five years ago, Craig D. Adams was riding a Toronto streetcar home after a long day at work, when he looked up from his phone and was confused about where he was. That evening, Adams — an artist and game designer better known under the pseudonym Superbrothers — had just released his first game, a …

Overland is a survival game that’s as mean as it is beautiful

Here’s the most tragicomic thing that has happened to me since I started playing Overland. My crappy hatchback lies abandoned on a country road with …

IKEA Is Now Selling a Fool-Proof Indoor Gardening Kit

Don't worry — it's easier than putting together the furniture.<p>Even if you don't have a green thumb, IKEA is out to prove that anyone can grow their own food, anywhere. The Swedish retailer just announced a new indoor gardening line — created with expert agricultural scientists — called the …

Gardening

Spring Has Sprung: It’s Time to Plant Your Garden

Here is what you should be growing in the garden this spring.<p><b>Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to spend some time in the garden.</b> Although …

Watch a Guy Discover How Human Flesh Would Taste Using a Biopsy From His Leg

Ever wondered how tasty you are? In this video, Greg Foot has a biopsy of muscle taken from his leg in order to discover what it tastes like.<p>It’s a …

Cancer

Physicists prove energy input predicts molecular behavior

The world within a cell is a chaotic space, where the quantity and movement of molecules and proteins are in constant flux. Trying to predict how …