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Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy

Thanks to the modern electric grid, you have access to electricity whenever you want. But the grid only works when electricity is generated in the same amounts as it is consumed. That said, it’s impossible to get the balance right all the time. So operators make grids more flexible by adding ways …

Clean Energy

SEO Basics: How To Optimize Your Content For Search Engines

iStock by Getty ImagesSearch engine optimization (SEO) is a buzzword that’s wildly popular throughout the marketing space. We’re all familiar with …

SEO

The Clairvoyance of the Fourteen-Year-Old Aretha Franklin

An inarticulate misery, and yet the desperate need to articulate it, is what brought the thunderous wonder of Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” to the earth. In August of 1932, the musician, who had left the packed blues clubs and rent-raising parties of the South for a …

Aretha Franklin

Should data scientists using R and Python switch over to Julia?

It might be time for data scientists to learn a new programming language. Particularly if they have a need for speed.<p>Last week, the lead developers behind the open source programming language Julia announced the 1.0 release of their project. This signals that the language, which is optimized for …

Machine Learning

10 excellent platforms for building mobile apps

If you've ever wanted to build an app after thinking up a brilliant idea, you're in the right place.<p>Sure, the fear of coding can push you to not act …

Apps

Now you can scan your glasses and instantly learn your prescription

Eyewear brands are popping up all over the internet, allowing you to skip the optical shop to get a new pair of glasses. There’s only one problem: You need to have a current prescription on hand during the final stages of checkout, which you will need to send the company for them to create lenses …

Eyewear

The 25 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Get everything you could ever want delivered to your doorstep. Just make sure to check out our suggestions first.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where …

Shopping

How this workshop creates some of the world’s top sci-fi and fantasy writers, inside a Seattle house

This and every summer around the first of August, 18 students leave a house in Seattle’s University District, after an intense six weeks in a …

Creative Writing

If You Don't Own Any Of These 35 Genius Products From Amazon, You're Doing Life Wrong

Are you by chance reading this out in public somewhere? On the subway, maybe? In a doctor's office? Good. Look to your left. Now to your right. …

Lifehacks

What It’s Like for Men to Be Really, Really, Really Ridiculously Good-Looking

Two guys, straight and gay, tell us a life of being absurdly handsome is not all it’s cracked up to beRobert Redford has officially retired from …

Relationships

Brooks Brothers’ Classic Suits Are up to 70% Off Right Now

Even if you don’t wear one every day, a great suit is worth the investment. And right now, a lot of sharp, classic versions from Brooks Brothers are …

Brooks Brothers

The Best Preppy Clothing Brands In The World Right Now

At first glance preppy may seem like a fashion disaster. After all, few style clans can team washed-out red trousers with a green polo shirt, mix …

Men's Fashion

Timsort: Fastest sorting algorithm for real world problems.

Timsort was implemented by Tim Peters in 2002, it has been a standard sorting algorithm for Python since Python 2.3. Python's sorted and list.sort …

Programming

Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"After years of tweaking my chocolate chip recipe, it is now ready for public consumption. It has been laboratory-tested on many of my friends all of …

Dessert

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

One Simple Reason Why Touching The Sun Is So Hard

This past weekend, NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe: the first spacecraft that will ever touch, with its own instruments, solar material directly in the vicinity of the Sun itself. It seems paradoxical: how could it be so difficult to collide with the source of 99.8% of the mass in …

Astronomy

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

This New Sneaker Brand Thinks Day-to-Day Life Is Athletic Enough

Lane-Eight isn't built for supermen—just regular guys who like shoes and move around a lot.<p>Josh and James Shorrock know a thing or two about the sneaker world—after all, they've both worked inside of it. Josh logged time on the supply side at Adidas, while James cut his teeth covering the space for …

Shoes

Parrot tells firefighter to 'f*ck off' during rescue attempt

This bird was not in the mood to be saved.<p>Jessie, a bright yellow and turquoise Macaw parrot, escaped her home in Edmonton, UK over the weekend and …

London Fire Brigade

This Is the Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Corn On The Cob

Be a Better Programmer with these 45 Mathematics Courses

The Ultimate Course and Book list to be an expert in Mathematics and Programming<p>We’re so scared of Mathematics. <b>Why?</b><p>because,<p><b>We Fear What We Don’t</b> …

Mathematics

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

How to Send and Receive SMS Messages on iPad and Mac via Text Message Forwarding

Ever since iOS 7, Apple has provided a Text Message Forwarding service that can push SMS messages received through your iPhone's cellular network to your other Apple devices.<p>Using the same network, the forwarding service also allows you to send messages from your iPad or Mac to other phone numbers, …

Security

How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution

It's about artificial intelligence, data, and things like quantum computing and nanotechnology. Australian National University's 3A Institute is …

Artificial Intelligence

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.”<p>These are the infamous words of legendary NFL coach, Vincent Lombardi, considered by many to be one the …

Motivation

EPA ordered to ban pesticide linked to learning disabilities

A federal court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban a widely used pesticide linked to learning disabilities in children.<p>The decision said the EPA must prohibit the use of the pesticide, known as chlorpyrifos, within 60 days.<p>Several environmental groups sued to force the …

Pesticides

Thirty micrometres a minute: scientists discover the speed of death

<b>Name:</b> The speed of death.<p><b>Age:</b> Not sure that is entirely relevant.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Cellular.<p><b>You’re talking in riddles.</b> I’m bracing myself for some seriously hard science.<p><b>Stop beating about the bush and get on with it.</b> OK, here goes. Two Stanford University systems biologists, Xianrui Cheng and James …

Stanford University

How Many Blazers Should a Man Own?

<b>Some collect jackets</b> – and others want to stick with the bare minimum. But, if you’re stripping your wardrobe down to basics – or building one from …

Men's Fashion

Jeff Bezos and the midlife style crisis

It’s easy to have a makeover if you’re the world’s richest man, but should the average middle-aged man follow suit?<p>The <i>New York Times</i> has heralded Amazon boss Jeff Bezos a “style icon” to coincide with his ascension to the ranks of “world’s richest man”. Amidst the juice-sipping moguls of Palo Alto …

Jeff Bezos