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Federal prosecutor says Christie knew about lane closings

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie was told of the George Washington Bridge lane closures as they were occurring in 2013, a federal prosecutor told jurors on Monday in U.S. District Court.<p>David Wildstein, who has already pleaded guilty to playing a role in the incident, and Bill Baroni, who is now …

Government

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Apple Computer on The Cheap

Meet your new ‘hackintosh’.<p>Apple computers are great, but they're often very expensive. So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac …

Computer Hardware

Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think–Here’s How To Wake It Up

It isn’t that we’re making bad decisions. More often, we aren’t even aware there’s a decision to make.<p>Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we’re over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

These Earbuds Will Give You Bionic Super-Hearing

<b>Correction appended Wednesday, March 2</b><p>The world is a prison. As I close my front gate, it slams like a heavy cell door securing itself shut. My …

Consumer Tech

3D Bioprinter Creates Bone, Muscle--And Cartilage For This Ear

Almost good enough to be transplanted into humans<p>Because the demand for donors’ organs and tissues is so high, researchers have spent years engineering synthetic tissues that could be transplanted into humans. But that’s not very easy to do—many of the gel-like tissues have been too mushy to be …

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

LIGO

Second showing: unearthing the lost history of African American cinema

Nearly 500 ‘race films’ were produced in the US between 1915 and 1952 but lost due to a combination of neglect and poor preservation, yet a new project shines spotlight on the early 20th-century films of Oscar Micheaux and others<p>Contemporary film-makers such as Ava DuVernay (Selma) and Nate Parker …

How apps are evolving: from Facebook and Spotify to taxis and shopping

Analytics firm App Annie outlines the big trends in the Android and iOS world, as Apple and Google continue to do battle<p>Apple started 2016 with the boast that its App Store customers had spent more than $1.1bn on apps and in-app purchases over the Christmas period, including $144m on New Year’s Day …

Pedro Almodóvar’s Favorite Films of All-Time

“Cinema has become my life. I don’t mean a parallel world, I mean my life itself. I sometimes have the impression that the daily reality is simply …

5 Different Meanings You Can Evoke with Framing

"Framing an image is defining its meaning."<p>This is the concept at the center of Chloe Galibert-Laîné's excellent video essay that examines the way …

The 10 best albums you probably didn’t hear in 2015 - Features - Alternative Press

With a new year comes new realeases, but before we dive too deep into 2016, there are some 2015 releases that deserve a nod. Last year was a …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

1. Deb Roy: The Birth Of A Word<p>To determine how incoherent babble becomes, “My dad rules,” Deb Roy <i>Big Brother</i>-ed his house and analyzed 90,000 hours …

The solution to feeding the world's growing population doesn't require any sunlight or soil

According to Philips, the answer may be indoor farms that grow plants with LEDs. The company has recently opened its GrowWise City indoor farm in the Netherlands, and the facility has the potential to revolutionize the way we cultivate food, and maybe even solve world hunger issues.<p>At the …

Aquaponics

What Short Film Could You Make for $800K? This Japanese Festival Wants to Find Out

Big budget short films are a rare breed these days, but this contest aims to prove the format's viability.<p>Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and Avex …

Rosetta mission lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet

Philae spacecraft beams back evidence of carbon and hydrogen that could provide clues about origins of life on Earth<p>The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week.<p>The spacecraft managed to beam back evidence …

Joel Meyerowitz on Visual Storytelling

Street Photography

15 Tips On Making Your First Micro-Budget Feature

<i>“As It Is In Heaven” is a feature film directed by Joshua Overbay in Kentucky around a small college film department. Shot in Scope digital video,</i> …

Filmmaking

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

Four biggest threats to the Internet: Pew study looks ahead to 2025

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

SOL.E - Personal Transportation

It's been quite a long time since our last post about industrial design, especially car design. To change that today we feature the SOL.E - Personal …

27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

What if you could live inside your favorite songs, from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Space Oddity?”<p>A beloved album can turn into a sonic home of sorts, and provide a measure of comfort that trumps an actual living space. Now we have a mash-up of both: In his new illustration series, “Archimusic,” …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The Sartorialist in Bari!

A week after Turin I’ll find myself in a southern Italian beach town, Bari.<p>I’ve never been to that region of Southern Italy, but I hear it’s …

Southern Italy

How we made City of God

Alice Braga, City of God actor: 'Some of our security guards were drug traffickers and what not – but nobody carried a machine gun'<p><b>Alice Braga</b><b>, actor</b><p>I was just 18 when I got the phone call from director Fernando Meirelles. I was still in high school and had only appeared in a few commercials. He …