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New Mexico’s Sad Bet on Space Exploration

Spaceport America was supposed to bring a thriving space industry to the southern New Mexico desert—but for now it’s a futurist tourist attraction, not an operational harbor to the cosmos.<p>Soon after departing the small resort town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the video monitors on the bus …

New Mexico

What happens when you shine world's strongest flashlight at world's brightest paint? Watch.

The unnamed host of this video takes a 32,000 lumen flashlight and points it at glow-in-the-dark Culture Hustle paint, which is supposedly the …

Russian pilot blows himself up to avoid capture by jihadists

A Russian pilot who was forced to eject from his stricken jet over Syria killed himself with a grenade to avoid being captured by jihadists — as he shouted, “This is for our guys!”<p>Maj. Roman Filipov’s Sukhoi 25SM fighter was struck by a portable surface-to-air missile as he flew low over …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico

10 Schools of Philosophy and Why You Should Know Them

There are many famous schools of thought that you have probably heard of, but did you hear the truth or just get a caricature of the idea? <br>Read More

British Philosophy

Everything We Know About Physics in One Neat Infographic

If you've ever wondered which part of physics covers which part of space, fret no more. Here is an awesome map that lays it all out.<br>Read More

Physics

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M — two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve …

Mobile Photography

Quick Guide to the Rule of Thirds for Artists and Photographers

Most creatives, from painters to photographers, will have come across the Rule of Thirds at some point. Anyone who deals in producing visually appealing work will have had this golden guideline pushed on them in order to achieve a balanced composition. But what is the Rule of Thirds? And where does …

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How iOS 12 can unlock iPhone X's full potential

If iPhone X is the future, then iOS is the vehicle to get us there. Apple’s latest iPhone introduces all sorts of little changes to iOS that …

IPhone 8

The best men's haircut for every face shape

We have a recommendation: instead of just saying "the same as last time" or "the usual," take into account your face shape for a brand-new hairstyle. Some styles look better or worse based on your face shape, and this infographic — based on the one our friends at Men's Hairstyles Today put together …

Hair

Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Japanese Craft of Repairing Pottery with Gold & Finding Beauty in Broken Things

We all grow up believing we should emphasize the inherent positives about ourselves. But what if we also emphasized the negatives, the parts we've …

I Shot a Hurricane Irma Photo That Went Viral, and I Wasn’t Paid a Dime

My name is Michael Sechler, and I’m a photography enthusiast based in Sarasota, Florida. I recently shot a Hurricane Irma photo that went viral and …

Time I

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day!<p><i>National Geographic</i> photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best photography advice ever given: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Nature is full of interesting stuff, and, thanks to …

Landscape Photography

This is the battery case every serious iPhone photographer needs

Chances are, if you're serious about iPhone photography, you know all about Moment and its high-quality miniature lenses that attach to the …

An 'impossible' thruster is about to be tested in space

An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally figure out — once and for all — if it really is possible for a rocket engine to generate thrust without any kind of exhaust or propellant.<p>Built by American inventor and chemical engineer, Guido …

Space Travel

Metal's Anti-Semitism Is Boring as Hell

As casual anti-Semitism took its toll on me, I turned to aggressive music to deal with it... only to find that some talented figures in the scene had turned to the same sounds to deal with me.<p><i>Illustration by Colleen Tighe</i><p>As a practicing Jew and a fan of heavy metal, I found Pantera, Down, and …

Religion

Reid Wilson, Which of the 11 American nations do...

Woodard lays out his map in the new book “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.” Here’s how he breaks …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Codes of Conduct

Puberty, growth spurts, acne, after-school sports — all affect what kids should eat

Most parents expect their role to change as their kids hit their teen years. But many don’t realize quite how much their children’s age affects the way they need to be fed.<p>Countless wonderful transformations occur inside the bodies of tweens and teens, and many directly affect the way they eat or …

Nutrition

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …

Political Science

How to make money on YouTube

So let's find out how to make money on YouTube.<p>Making a lot of money on YouTube is not as easy as you might think. There are a lot of hurdles to overcome in the process. It's definitely not a way to get rich quick. However, if you have a hobby, are really good at a particular activity and would …

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Lexus' hoverboard 'is like floating on a cushion of air'

The Lexus hoverboard is real, folks. It's not computer-generated imagery you're looking at, and it's not smoke and mirrors. In fact, what looks a lot like smoke emanating from below the Japanese luxury brand's hoverboard is actually caused by the liquid nitrogen required to keep the 'board's …