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Teleportation is Now a Real Thing

Well, sort of— thanks to Microsoft's Hololens project<p>The language and tone of science fiction permeates the existing world of technology, which is a …

Olivia Wilde Has Down Syndrome, Cookie Monster Has An iPhone: Top 5 Ads Of The Week

Amnesty International’s virtual reality in Syria, Norton’s doc the web’s dark side, and Dollar Shave Club’s skin-based comedy.<p>The Celebrity Ad is perhaps the oldest yet still somehow one of the most successful advertising tropes in existence. It operates on the principle that because I like that …

8 Super Successful Businesses That Were Created by College Students

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This is the week the robot-controlled future arrived in all its terrifying glory

There's no stopping this future.<p>This week, two of the largest technology companies in the world offered unnerving glimpses of the future as they see …

A lake that hides a 500-year-old secret

Laguna de los Condores is one of the country’s most important Inca sites – but only 150 people trek to this remote spot each year.<p>High in the remote northwestern Andes is a stunning mountain lake that’s held a secret for more than 500 years.<p>Laguna de los Condores, located in northern Peru’s remote …

Archaeologists Unearth More of a Massive Underground City

In 2013, construction crews in the city of Nevşehir, in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, were demolishing low-income housing ringing a Byzantine …

X-Rays Reveal the Secrets of Egyptian Scrolls

Tech & Science Ancient Egypt<p>“Usually, in this area, no visitor gets in,” Verena Lepper tells me on a gray Friday morning in Berlin. She gently closed …

9 Surprising Secrets About Chicago and Its History

<i>City Secrets is a new mental_floss feature sharing fascinating facts and stories from the histories of famous cities.</i><p>The City of Big Shoulders, The …

The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America

Among the Christian Right, and most Republican presidential candidates, it’s now an article of faith that the United States is persecuting Christians …

Religion

ShiftWear sneakers use flexible displays to showcase custom artwork on your shoes

It’s no secret that the sneaker industry has blown up over the last ten years. Estimates show that Michael Jordan’s brand brings in well over two billion dollars per year. LeBron James just inked a lifetime contract with Nike that “easily surpasses Kevin Durant’s 10-year 300 million dollar deal.” …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Outsourcing

Video game developers are making a 3D virtual tour of the ghost town around Chernobyl

A Polish video game developer is creating a virtual reality experience where people can explore the nooks and crannies of the deserted nuclear city of Pripyat and other features of interest in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.<p>The Farm 51, based in Gliwice, Poland, is currently working on the video game …

There's a strange forest in Poland that's filled with crooked trees — and no one can explain how it got that way

Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near their bases, forming an odd and entrancing phenomenon known as "The Crooked Forest."<p>Why do the trees bend like this? No one is quite sure.<p>Some have theorized that harsh weather conditions …

Forests

Amazon's Latest Idea Could Totally Transform Your Living Room

One of the main reasons Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he’s interested in virtual reality is because the technology can make you feel like you’re …

Do We Really Create Our Own Reality?

There’s a school of thought in spiritual circles that ascribes to the idea that everything that happens in our lives—the blissful things, the growth …

Director Chris Milk Wants to Be Virtual Reality’s First Auteur

The veteran music-video director didn’t have the cameras capable of capturing his most immersive ideas. So he built them.<p>It’s been 30-odd years since Chris Milk played around with his grandfather’s VHS camera trying to remake Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video in his backyard. Two decades …

How to Create Content That Converts Like Crazy

You’ve been working hard to produce great content for your audience….<p>You’re getting your name out there on social media and traffic to your website …