Hans Erian

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How a Nigerian hyper-realist painter became a social media phenomenon

Two weeks ago, few Nigerians had heard little about Oresegun Olumide, a 35-year old Lagos artist who specializes in oil paintings. Since the start of the week though, his story and life, has changed. Oresegun’s life-like art, which he describes as ‘hyper reality’, has gone viral across various …

Social Media

Rumors of a massive physics discovery swirl

Rarely does a tweet not involving a Kardashian or a cat stir up such a swell of excitement. On Monday, physicist Lawrence Krauss tweeted that scientists may have discovered gravitational waves, phenomena first predicted by Albert Einstein more than 100 years ago but never observed, Gizmodo …

John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts

John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries<p>On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left …

Mathematics

The essential toolkit for working remotely anywhere in the world

When transitioning to a fully remote position, you inevitably learn a few lessons the hard way.<p>The digital nomad movement is a burgeoning cultural …

15 Best Free CSS JQuery Tabs Plugin And Tutorials

While scrolling through those 10 webpages opened in one browser window, we thank the tabs the most. It takes a second to shift from one tab to …

Web Development

15: Which Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science Tools go together? Good Comparison of ML classifiers

Good Comparison of ML classifiers: Decision Trees, Regression, SVM, #NeuralNets #DeepLearning t.co/INYdmBFgjT t.co/OhQWaONnAk<p>In #machinelearning, …

NASA found that everything the Bible says is true

For all you scientists out there and for all the students who have had a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible – here’s …

Bible

'Hello Earth!' Philae calls out from space and ESA scientists spring into action

It was like a person emerging from a coma. And the first words when it awoke:<p>"Hello Earth! Can you hear me?"<p>Scientists at the European Space Agency tweeted the news when they received a signal from their comet probe named Philae over the weekend.<p>The solar-powered probe had been silent, and some …

What's on the surface of a black hole? Not 'firewall'—and nature of universe depends on it, physicist explains

In fact, he says the world could be captured by a black hole, and we wouldn't even notice.<p>More than a decade ago, Mathur used the principles of …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Google Analytics

When You’re Having Sex, This is Exactly What Happens to Your Brain

During sex, it’s unlikely that you’ve thought about what’s happening in your brain – after all, you are a bit distracted – so here’s a handy lowdown …

LightSail mission reaches fiery end

The Planetary Society's brief yet successful LightSail mission came to a fiery end on Sunday. The non-profit Society announced today that after 25 …

Are scientists ready to embrace theories devoid of evidence?

Many of today’s leading physicists are pushing for the acceptance of “evidence-independent” cosmological theories, according to a recent op-ed in <i>The</i> …

Google Fights Amazon's Silver Bullet With Free Android Apps

Heading into the new Google Play Store section for Family Friendly apps (which launched last week and there’s more in Forbes’ Android Circuit news digest) and you’ll find a curious banner. It’s for ‘Free App Of The Week‘, a new program that has launched alongside the Family Friendly section.<p>This …

A Hidden World of Complex Dark Matter Could Be Uncovered

The beautiful spinning pinwheel of the Andromeda galaxy, our celestial neighbor, poses a mystery. The breakneck speed of its rotation cannot be …

The long awaited completion of...

Yep, you guessed it!! I finally finished my new workbench/outfeed/assembly table. Weeks of planning, designing, modifying someone else's design, then …

Making Stackable Plywood Storage Boxes

Stackable Storage Boxes Workshop Projects<p>In an attempt to make my workshop more efficient to work in and to keep clean, I’m doing a lot of …

Woodworking

Hackers Target Tibetans With Malicious Google Drive Files

After Tibetans pledged to “detach from attachments,” their enemies adjusted.<p>Last year, a digital security group encouraged Tibetans who are often targeted by cyberattacks not to open suspicious files sent to them via email and "detach from attachments" to avoid being hacked.<p>Months later, the …

When will the Fed raise rates?

<b>The Federal Reserve, the US central bank is going to raise interest rates. We don't know when, and the truth is that it's unlikely to be at the meeting that concludes on 17 June.</b><p>But it will come and the women who are arguably the world's two most powerful economic officials have different views …

Big Question: Can My Brain Get Too Full?

You remember your first kiss. You remember your childhood phone number, where you parked your car, and the last time you got really drunk. You …

Net Neutrality Activists Believe the 'Internet Voter' Is a New Political Force

Translating populist energy into political clout.<p>Now that the US government's historic open internet protections have taken effect, many of the activists who pushed for the landmark rules are aiming to turn their victory into a new political force.<p>The Federal Communications Commission's open …

53 Exclusive Comic Books And Covers At San Diego Comic Con 2015

<b>UPDATE: Fixed a little rogue HTML there..</b>.<p>We ran the Avatar Press, ComiXology, Titan, DJI, Diamond, John Layman, Fanmail and First Second offerings …

How Impossible, Actually, Is the Dinosaur DNA Splicing in Jurassic World?

By the time <i>Jurassic World</i> begins, dino-making is yesterday’s news. Brontosaurs?Boring<i>.</i> Triceratops? Over it. The “science” that made all the wonder …

Creative writing lessons from Patricia Highsmith

Highsmith’s book Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction is an inspiring primer for budding psycho-crime novelists<p>Earlier this month, Reading group contributor Mmeritt1 recommended Patricia Highsmith’s book Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction. It is “edifying and inspirational”, s/he wrote. And …

Creative Writing

North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 14-20

Captain Earth anime; Fragments of Horror, Tokyo Ghoul manga ship<p>Anime Releases<p>Title<p>Publisher<p>Suggested Retail Price<p>Date<p>Captain Earth Collection 1 …

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Supermassive black hole is serial exploder

Astronomers see cavities – like giant bubbles – in hot gas around galaxy cluster NGC 5813, caused by multiple eruptions over millions of years of a …

The Pros and Cons of Icon Fonts

In this short video tutorial from my recent icon fonts course, I'll briefly explain what icon fonts are and how they work, and then I'll go through …

Typography

China's space program is growing extremely fast

One up-and-comer is China. China's space program is showing the same kind of explosive growth as its economy, said Chris Impey, an astronomy professor at the University of Arizona, during an interview with NPR's Fresh Air host Terry Gross. That means it has grown roughly 10% a year for the past …

Space Exploration