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Startup Lessons From Zach Sims Of Codecademy

On Wednesday, Zach Sims, founder of education startup Codecademy, spoke at Y Combinator's Startup School to a crowd of aspiring entrepreneurs. He talked about his hilarious journey from being an aspiring inventor at the age of 13 to creating a website that teaches 24 million students from all over …

At the Libraries: The Bookstore that Comes to You

Just like a food truck, but less messy!<p>*<p>These are great posters for reading. I'll take one of each; thanks!<p>*<p>So, tell me straight: do you finish every …

18 Radically Successful People Who Lived With Their Parents

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> is taking some heat for an ad campaign mocking lazy millennials who still live with their parents. Parents can send their kids …

What's the Most Mind-Blowing Fact You've Ever Heard?

<i>On Fridays, we post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s</i> …

A Brief History of Rum for National Rum Day

<i>Celebrate National Rum Day (August 16) with a little history.</i><p>Let’s talk about rum—but first we need to discuss garbage. Caribbean sugar farmers of …

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Falkenhayn Appointed Minister of War

<i>The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades</i> …

Plankton fossils found in 3 billion-year-old rocks

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> Researchers say they’ve discovered microfossils of plankton in 3 billion-year-old rocks.<p>“It is surprising to have large, …

Johnson Space Center

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

Do Adults Keep Making New Brain Cells? Cold War-Era Radiation Reveals Answer

A different kind of carbon-14 dating<p>When the U.S. and Soviet Union tested nuclear weapons aboveground in the 1950s and 1960s, they left their mark on everyone alive at that time. The tests released unusual amounts of carbon-14 into the atmosphere, which people's cells would sometimes incorporate …

The Week In Numbers: World's Oldest Primate, Big Bang Mystery Solved, And More

<b>55 million years</b>: the age of the sedimentary rock strata in which scientists discovered this skeleton of a <i>Archicebus achilles</i>, the oldest-known primate fossil<p><b>90 days</b>: the record-breaking time in which a Chinese firm plans to build the world's next tallest building, the 2,750-foot, 220-story Sky City<p>…

BIG Unveils Its Plan For LEGO’s New “Experience Center”

And it looks like . . . a bunch of LEGOs.<p>Few were surprised to hear in March that the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) had been hired to design a new “experience center” for LEGO. After all, many of BIG’s projects had always looked like they were designed with the modular stacking toy blocks in mind. In …

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A Hilltop Solarium Made with Panels of Caramelized Sugar by William Lamson | Colossal

<p>Designed and constructed by artist William Lamson, Solarium is a functional greenhouse with 162 windows made from carmelized sugar at the Storm King …

Eye Candy: Eric Paré's Amazing 360° Stop-Motion Photography Technique

Montreal-based photographer Eric Paré of Timecode Lab has been experimenting with hybrid light-painting and stop-motion photography for some time …

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Interview: Giorgio Biscaro of FontanaArte

by Stefano Caggiano<p>Nominated as FontanaArte's first art director ever, Giorgio Biscaro had 12 months to pick up the heritage of the historical lighting company that boasts Gio Ponti and to bring it to new levels. He spent the first month thinking about the direction to take and reading Ponti's …

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

How Churchill and Lincoln Can Help You Whup Depression

Neuroskeptic, one of the most insightful neuro-psycho-bloggers out there today, has a nice post at Discover on a Mark Brown article about whether it …

Prem Watsa Increases NYT and Two Others

Shutterstock photo<p>"Canada's Warren Buffet t," Prem Watsa , increased Fairfax's Financial Holdings' (TSX:FFH) positions in three stocks in the first …