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The toughest, most baffling internet mystery solved

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the man who cracked Cicada 3301, Hans Rosling on the African century and the looming second age of machines.<p>Baxter and the second machine age<br>Andrew McAfee & Erik Brynjolfsson | Medium | 3 February 2014<br>Extract from The Second Machine Age. It’s easy …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

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My name is Emily McDowell, and I live in Los Angeles, California. I write and draw greeting cards, art prints, dish towels, tote bags, temporary tattoos and whatever else I can come up with.<p>My line is inspired by universal, relatable human truths and observations. Why we do what we do, how weird …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Ditch the Wristbands: For Next Generation of Wearables, Dumb Clothes Get Smart

As much excitement as there may be about wearable sensors, most of the activity tracking devices today are pretty lame.<p>That’s because they’re often …

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24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Here be gadgetsNot here exactly, but on our new hardware site Plugged.Here<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

The winners of the Nikon Small World photomicrography competition: This incredible image of a colonial plankton organism, magnified 250x by Wim van Egmond of the Micropolitan Museum, took first place. http://theatln.tc/1aTxQJe

Cameron Brooks's Photography Project Shows Hawaii Like It's Never Been Seen Before

It's been said that helicopter pilots in Hawaii have one of the best gigs going. The same could be said of photographers in Hawaii. So, what happens when you combine the two?<p>Pure awesomeness.<p>Cameron Brooks is a professional photographer who does most of his work in a helicopter, thus capturing some …

Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

Human Organs Formed with Wild Plant Arrangements

<b>Lungs</b><p>UK-based, Guatemalan-born artist Camila Carlow was not deterred by the complexity of the human body when she was developing her series <i>Eye Heart Spleen</i>. For the project, she transformed a handful of normally grotesque, bloody organs into an array of greenery and beautiful blossoms.<p>Carlow …

The Best Australian Hikes

Stirling Ranges Ridge Walk<p><i>By now, you've heard that Australia is a gorgeous continent. But these five hikes take that word to the extreme. And with fall rapidly approaching stateside, now is the perfect time to book your flight to the land down under.</i><p>Located 200 miles southeast of Perth, the …

On the Road: Hank Bought a Bus

Architecture grad student Hank Butitta purchased a used school bus on Craig’s List for $3,000 and spent $6,000 converting it into living quarters for …

Best American Adventures

We polled the experts to determine the United States' hundred most iconic escapes. No matter what your pleasure—hiking, heli-skiing, surfing, climbing, biking, or paddling—we've got the perfect trip for you.

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Transparent gel speaker ushers in a future of 'soft machines'

How would you like a speaker system in your living room that was completely clear? Or, better yet, an active noise-canceling window that could mute the outside? The technology is already here, and a team of materials scientists at Harvard is showing us what’s now possible with ionic conduction, or …

How to Write the In-Depth Articles that Google Loves - Copyblogger

Hey marketer, are you a lover of long-form content? In-depth reporting? Then you’ll love this statistic:<p><i>Ten percent</i>.<p>That’s the percentage, according …

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

5 web-design trends tech companies should watch

Design can make or break web and mobile startups these days. But the problem is: It’s not always clear how to improve the design of web sites, mobile …

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Gold Cartridge 'The Legend of Zelda' Encyclopedia is Cheaper Than Ever<p>The Legend of Zelda 08/10/2018 09:36 am<p>The Legend of Zelda<p>Funko's 'Guardians of …

Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

UK joins project to create synthetic organism from scratch

Britain's latest bid to embrace the futuristic science of synthetic biology will be revealed by the government on Thursday when it announces plans to …

Latin America's Top Adventure Destinations

For more than a century, Latin America has lured travelers in search of real adventure: crossing craggy peaks and dense jungles, or rafting mighty rivers and exploring unique islands. This tradition continues today, with many amateur adventurers heading south to challenge themselves on Latin …

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