Dara Ballard

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Would a culture with magic consider it magic?

I was discussing with a buddy of mine about magic and how it could easily be explained using alternate laws of physics. She replied simply "Magic …

Incredible Invisible Truck is a Marvel of Modern Science!

Here's your chance to own one of the most amazing experimental prototypes ever devised. For just $1800 bucks.<p>This could have the power to change the automotive world as we know it. The invisible truck could have monumental implications for the military, for jilted ex-wives and husbands, for …

Prototypes

Neil deGrasse Tyson says this is what you should invest in 'if you don't want to die poor'

The doldrums, he explained, are a region on the earth's surface where air doesn't move horizontally.<p>"It either goes directly down, directly upward, or doesn't move at all," he said. "If you accidentally sail into that zone and all you have is wind power, you die there."<p>So it's safe to say that the …

The Beginning of a Change: Real Women, Real Stories (A Shocking Miniseries You Can't Ignore)

I for one believe that women are equal to men. At home in Israel, that makes me a rare breed. My friends consider women an object of pleasure.<p>Many guys think they can't marry a really educated woman because it will be like having two men in the house. It's a fear for them. They just want someone …

A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education

March 14, 2015<br>Technology is radically transforming the education landscape.The technological innovations and digital progress that marked the last …

5 Places on the Internet Where You Can Educate Yourself For Free

By Daniel Korn | The Plaid Zebra<p>Everybody is self-taught. Whether you’re a guitarist who’s never taken a lesson or an engineering undergrad at the …

This Biohacker Used Eyedrops To Give Himself Temporary Night Vision

A team of biohackers from California successfully induced a temporary sense of night vision by injecting a simple chemical cocktail directly onto the …

Science

Most people don't understand just how little we know about the human brain

That fantastically complex organ is the main focus of several massive scientific research projects right now, including the more than $300 million Brain Initiative and the EU's Human Brain Project.<p>What most people may not realize is how much this research is truly delving into the unknown. As …

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<i>I want to reveal one of the greatest mysteries in science to you:</i><p><i>Look at this gif, notice any patterns in the orbits? I’m talking about the speeds.</i> …

Carl Sagan: “Reincarnation Deserves Serious Study.” Years Later & The Results Are In

I'm in!<p>Carl Sagan, the well-known American astronomer, astrobiologist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, and author passed away in 1996. He was very …

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

How we speak reveals what we think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

Linguistics

How To Be Spiritual In A Material World – 7 Simple Practices to Enhance Your Spiritual Life

<b>Be Present, Be Mindful</b><p>Below is a great video by Alan Watts that eloquently sums up what it means to be present.<p><b>Work With Your Energy –</b> …

The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

The Art of Color Coordination

The Art of Color Coordination infographic from Kissmetrics is a lesson on how to use the color wheel when picking colors to combine. The infographic …

RGB vs CMYK

RGB vs CMYK infographic from Card Printing explores the differences between the two color modes. Your use of the finished product determines which …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

Framing

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for <i>pi,</i> everyone’s favorite irrational number, and …

Mathematics

Urban Farming Revolution: Impact Farm Allows You to Grow Fresh Produce in the Middle of the City

Urban farming is most certainly the way of the future. However, some of the largest barriers to this style of food production is a lack of space in densely populated cities, and also climate fluctuation. Copenhagen-based urban design lab Human Habitat seeks to address these issues with their …

21 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People

The world is becoming more centralized, increasingly focused on economies of scale and transferring wealth to a tiny elite at the top of the …

Zones

We haven't talked much about zones at Stony Run Farm. Basically, the farther you have to go to get up from your rock in the cave or easy chair in …

Masters of disguise: Cuttlefish can hide their electric fields

Cuttlefish number among the ocean's ultimate masters of disguise, able to change the color, pattern and even the texture of their skin in an instant to blend into their surroundings. But according to a new study, these chameleons of the sea don't just know how to hide their visible selves — they …

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 …

Gravitational Waves

How to Take Charge of Your Sexual Stamina: 3 Secrets Every Evolved Male Lover Should Know

<b>Get more sexual stamina. Give more pleasure to your partner. Get rocked by earth-shattering orgasms. Experience profoundly deepened connection through sex.</b><p>Got your attention?<p>Cool. I'm not just using these words to fake you out. If any of the above sound like things you'd like to experience there's …

Read this Out Loud, to Yourself, Right Now

<i>I am a free spirit.</i><p><i>The pure essence of my soul is freedom.</i><p><i>I am free to manifest the life I want to live and every situation I am presented with is an</i> …

Don't "maybe." Maybe creates piles of paper on the desk of your mind's life. ...

After been in relationship with a guy for 3 years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him …

How to Quiet Your Racing Thoughts When You're Highly Sensitive

A few years ago I sat in bed at 3 a.m. looking out at a lonely full moon, frustrated and trying unsuccessfully to quiet the swarm of swirling, non-stop thoughts in my head. Recoiling from a fresh breakup, my heart was still healing and all I wanted was some peace and quiet. But my mind had other …