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U.S.-led Airstrikes Targeting ISIS Kill 26 Civilians in Syria, Activists Say

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How a Small Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

To the cops, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would.<p><b>NEW ORLEANS —</b> As Hurricane Katrina barreled toward the coast, small-time drug dealer Jabbar Gibson …

Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

The Planetary Society is preparing to launch a tiny satellite into orbit later this month as the first phase in testing a solar sail as a means of spacecraft propulsion — an idea that has been kicking around in the science (and science-fiction) literature for at least a century.<p>The satellite, …

Space Travel

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Here's the World’s Brightest Fabergé Egg

The giant 3D egg is so bright that it's visible even in daylight.<p>Thanks to Fabergé, the future of jeweled eggs has never looked so bright. For their pre-Easter campaign at Harrods, the iconic jewelry firm enlisted the JUSTSO creative agency and Projection Artworks to design an interactive, virtual …

Google's Driverless Car Might Come With Airbags on the Outside, to Protect Pedestrians

The airbags would be made out of a material with a consistency somewhere between that of an earplug and memory foam.<p>Most cars have airbags that are designed to protect passengers in a crash, but Googles driverless cars may go a step further, with airbags designed to protect nearby …

Obama warns cop body cameras are no 'panacea'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Monday cautioned against expecting easy answers to help ease tensions between communities and law enforcement after a task force unveiled its recommendations.<p>The 21st Century Policing Task Force unveiled a report recommending greater use of officer-worn …

Kim Jong Un reportedly tells North Korean army to 'prepare for war' with US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly told the army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media reported Saturday, according to AFP.<p>"The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to …

13 Things That Happen When You Sleep Over at Someone's Place for the First Time

Oh, you need eight hours? Good luck with that.<p>That first night sleeping over is a Big Deal for three reasons: 1) You get to see how the other half lives, 2) You can rate their cuddling capabilities, and 3) You can start imagining what it'd be like to do this more than, you know, once. Jumping the …

Isn’t that the only way to curate a life? TO live among things that make you gasp with delight?

The Cutest Little Kitten in the World

By golly, I think we've done it. We just found the cutest kitten in the world! Her name is Daisy and she lives in Japan. The blue-eyed ball of fur is only cuter because of her miniature size, which owner Ben Torode accentuates by capturing her peeking her head out of a mixing bowl or from under a …

Daily Date Outfit: A Romantic Drive Can Make All the Difference

It’s not just you: Lots of couples have a special way that they like to spend their date nights together. Maybe it is a low-key dinner at your local restaurant or an outing to your nearest cinema to catch up on the Oscar nominees—and sure! That’s nice! Some people might say you’re stuck in a rut, …

Clothing

The Idiot-When-Convenient's Guide to Finding Love This Year

Here are 20 ways to find love this year and/or give a sh*t this Valentine's Day:<p>Fire your current social planner. Uh, YOU.<br>• Realize that S/HE (see #1) is the very same "coach" (cough, cough) that advises you to push "snooze" in the morning when it is in fact S/HE who set the alarm time in the first …

Cancel EVERYTHING: Wine-Infused Ice Cream Now Exists

No, seriously, cancel everything. All I need in my life is sweatpants and a never-ending supply of this godly frozen nectar.<p>Courtesy of the kind souls at Mercer's Dairy, the best thing to happen to ice cream since ice cream cake became a thing — or since Ben & Jerry's came out with their Peanut …

Laser-Blasted Metal Forms A Self-Cleaning Non-Stick Surface

The technique could make faster vehicles and improve sanitation in the developing world<p>Water, the key to life on our planet, can sometimes be one of our greatest enemies – especially when it comes to its interactions with metals. Air moisture triggers the formation of rust and corrosion on metal …

E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says

A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes – exposure to formaldehyde.<p>Under certain conditions, taking 10 puffs from an e-cigarette would expose a user to about 2.5 times as much formaldehyde as he or she would get from smoking a single …

New in My Modern Shop: Surreal Double Exposures by Erkin Demir

It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've added another fantastic artist to My Modern Shop. Istanbul, Turkey-based photographer Erkin Demir creates intriguing double exposures that blend humans with nature or architecture. The beautiful black and white works are stunningly surreal …

Super Mario AI learns how to play by listening to your advice

As fun as <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> games are to play, wouldn't it be nice if you could coach from the sidelines every now and then? The University of Tubingen has developed an artificial intelligence that lets you do just that. Its Mario AI project makes Nintendo's plumber both aware of his environment and …

Artificial Intelligence

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Tutorial: Photographing and Processing the Orion Constellation

Here’s a tutorial that will teach you how to photograph and process one of the most colorful parts of the night sky, the Orion constellation. It will …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Elegant Photos of a Dancer Flinging White Powder

Photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte of Brussels, Belgium was recently tasked with shooting a series of photos for a coffee creamer company. They ended up …

Photography

New in My Modern Shop: Alex Rommel's Surreal Digital Paintings of Skies

It makes us proud to announce that we've just added five new works by Alex Rommel to My Modern Shop! Alex Rommel is a Siberia, Russia-born artist who creates mesmerizing digital paintings that showcase the wonder and beauty of nature. In particular, the Germany-based 25-year-old artist is an expert …

11 Facts About Shoes That Will Knock Your Socks Off

If you're anything like us, you love shoes so much that you can almost never pass up a shoe sale. And you probably have enough pairs of black boots to dress an army.<p>But what do you really know about your beloved shoes? We bet you don't know the story behind the Louboutin red sole. And what do your …

Blood Orange. Photo by Daniel Shea.

Snapchat Wants Brands To Spend $750,000 On Disappearing Ads

Many brands are balking at the price.<p>Snapchat believes its rates are completely fair given the unique audience it's able to offer — teens.<p>Teens are notoriously difficult for advertisers to reach and Snapchat's user base skews much younger than its competitors. The company is essentially providing a …

The Stars in His Eyes

Don Bachardy, Hollywood’s preeminent portrait artist, captures Marion Cotillard and Tilda Swinton as only he can.