Daniel Carvajal

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Eight Best Places to Go Stoned in Miami

When you're high, things that are normally slightly impressive become astronomically intriguing. Take, for instance, Coral Castle. It really is a …

Miami

NASA Confirms "Impossible" Propellant-free Microwave Thruster for Spacecraft Works!

Designs for a device called a microwave thruster, which could power spacecraft without the need for propellant, have been proposed since 2006. While …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Be Nice To People Who Give You Boners: Thoughts On The Great Celebrity Nude Leak Of 2014

In case you missed it, over the weekend, hackers stole and posted nude cell phone pictures and videos of Jennifer Lawrence and virtually every celebrity you’ve ever fantasized about in some kind of 13-year-old’s fever dream made real. It was nearly impossible not to be simultaneously titillated yet …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Using Rush Limbaugh to Teach the Civil War to 3rd Graders

If you meet an 8-year-old who thinks slavery ended because of American exceptionalism, this may be why.<p>A woman named Ivy, an elementary-school teacher from Summerville, South Carolina, is using material from a Rush Limbaugh book as part of the history curriculum for her third graders. Her husband …

Dwarf Fortress will crush your CPU because creating history is hard

Building worlds in ASCII<p>Like much of the collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art, <i>Dwarf Fortress</i> is a baffling, inscrutable mess. But with proper interpretation, even the most intimidating forms can provide for moments of admiration.<p>Polygon sat down with one of the creators of <i>Dwarf Fortress</i>, …

How Ditching Facebook Friends On Their Birthdays Made Me Love The Site Again

For years, I'd been frustrated that Facebook felt completely useless to me. The signal-to-noise ratio was way too low. I was a victim, of course, of my years of promiscuous friending and friend-accepting. I'd long been an easy lay on Facebook: If I met you at a reading or worked with you or emailed …

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