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The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, <i>Blade Runner</i> <i></i>reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of …

Science Fiction

Edward Burtynsky’s Striking Images of India’s Salt Pans

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky describes the terrain of the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, India, as “scorched,” “cracked,” and “parched.”</i> …

Kitchens

This Photographer Put a Giant Mirror In a Salt Flat

Australian photographer Murray Fredericks has spent years visiting and photographing the salt flats at Lake Eyre, the lowest point in Australia. For …

Photography

Oak Pass House | Walker Workshop

The Oak Pass Main House sits atop a 3.5-acre ridge site with panoramic canyon views. The property's topography and landscape, which most notably …

How to Shoot a High-End Cosmetics Photo with Cheap Speedlights

If we wrote it once, we’ve written it a thousand times: you don’t <i>need</i> expensive equipment to capture high-quality studio photography. As photographer …

Adobe’s New Algorithm Makes Super Difficult Selections a Cinch

Adobe Research has been working on some pretty interesting photo and video editing features, but their latest research might just revolutionize photo …

How to Overcome Political Irrationality About Facts

Some Trump supporters are willing to lie about his inauguration attendance to preserve their ideological identities. A new study explains how curiosity can help resist reflexive partisanship.<p>We may have reached peak polarization. The researchers Brian Schaffner, of the University of Massachusetts …

Research

"Technology gives us super-human powers"

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

Club Ride Fat Jack Pants Review

One of the critical layers that I was missing in my fat bike wardrobe was a high quality outer pant that would be warm and insulating, water …

Clothing

Pics from an Old Soviet Camera I Got at a London Flea Market for £4

Several years ago, I bought an old Soviet camera that I found in a London flea market. It cost me £4, so every time I put a roll of film in the …

Photography

It's Time for Video Cameras For All Motor Vehicles and for All Guns

• shares<p>What if video cameras were mandatory in every motor vehicle recording every distracted driver, every intoxicated driver, every speeding driver, …

Twin Cities Fusion Center #3: CISA / MRIC / R-TAC – Big Brother Next Door

MINNEAPOLIS (NSP) – The proliferation of Fusion Centers across the United States has culminated in at least three such centers in the Twin Cities of …

Want to Dramatically Improve Presentations? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

My client needed help, and she needed it fast. "Please tell me how to improve this presentation," she asked. "The CEO is planning to share this next week at the employee town hall meeting."<p>She opened a folder and pulled out a thick printout of a PowerPoint deck. It was a car-wreck moment for me: I …

The Brain

27 Movies That Actually Represent LGBT People Accurately

Because representation is important.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Sideways author: 'I was ready to shoot myself – then I found pinot noir'

His riotous story of two buddies on a wine-and-women odyssey intoxicated the world. As Sideways hits the stage, Rex Pickett recalls how he went from debt-ridden divorcee to the toast of Hollywood<p>In 1998, my life was in the proverbial Dixie dumpster. I was living in Santa Monica in a rent-controlled …

Santa Monica

“There is just no such thing as God”: A physicist searches for meaning in the natural world

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Only science holds the answers, argues “The Big Picture” author Sean Carroll<p>It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist Sean Carroll says: There is just no such thing as God, or ghosts, or human souls that reside outside …

Statistics

Show Sugi Ban House / Schwartz and Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project, an extensive remodel and addition to an existing modern residence high above Silicon …

Swimming Pools

One simple practice that will dramatically increase your emotional intelligence

This is often a good thing. Think about it: Good reflexes can help you avoid a car accident or jump to a friend's aid without hesitation.<p>But we get into trouble when we let emotions rule those reactions. For example, how do you typically respond when:<p>You read an email that implies you dropped the …

Emotional Intelligence

Clever Tool Design: Air Shims

One person can easily shim, lift, level and install heavy objects using nothing more than air<p>When it comes to recommendations for good tool designs, …

Woodworking

You want fat? Chaoyang tire sees your puny tire and raises this 26 x 5.5" Yeti monster. 4" tire for reference. It's gonna be #huuuge

Amy Winehouse's dad says Oscar-winning film is a 'misleading and spiteful portrayal' of his daughter

"Amy," a movie about award-winning artist Amy Winehouse, took home the Oscar for best documentary feature — but the late singer's father isn't celebrating the film's achievement.<p>After director Asif Kapadia took the stage with producer James Gay-Rees to accept the award, Mitch Winehouse expressed …

Amy Winehouse

Earth Could Be Unique Among 700 Quintillion Planets in The Universe, Study Finds

One of these things is not like the others.<p>So much of humanity’s astronomical research is based around the notion of finding something like us out …

Universe

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …

What ACTUALLY Makes You Tired During Exercise

<i>Whether you've pushed your limits in a HIIT class or during a marathon, you probably already know that having a strong mental game is just as</i> …

How to Tell a Story the Right Way

When he jokes about the heavy snow falling outside, Peter Aguero‘s chuckle sounds like a quiet echo in a deep cavern. But now, after the champion …

Public Speaking

GCHQ reveals solution to its Christmas crypto puzzle

GCHQ’s director, Robert Hannigan, included a challenge in his Christmas card this year that was subsequently opened to the public in an attempt to see if anyone could solve it.<p>Well, after receiving over half a million attempts, the agency has revealed that not one person managed to crack the code …

Malin 1 is the biggest spiral galaxy known.

Nature does love spirals.<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death</i> …

Galaxies