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The Underappreciated Man Behind the “Best Graphic Ever Produced”

He’s known for his acclaimed depiction of Napoleon’s ill-fated invasion of Russia. But Charles Minard was full of innovative visualizations.<p>Charles Joseph Minard’s name is synonymous with an outstanding 1869 graphic depicting the horrific loss of life that Napoleon’s army suffered in 1812 and 1813, …

Data Visualization

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

Work Your Abs and Do Some Cardio With This Quick No-Equipment Workout

If you skipped the gym this morning, make it up now with this ten-minute workout. It’s focused on your core and requires no equipment, just …

Exercise

No Excuses: 3 Intense Workouts You Can Do in 10 Minutes

Here’s a hard truth: Sometimes you just won’t be able to fit in an hour-long, balls-to-the-wall workout at the gym. But don’t let an all-or-nothing …

Bodyweight Exercise

How To Record Your iPhone Screen On OS X

Recording your iPhone screen isn’t easy unless you have a jailbroken device. Even then you might not get a great recording experience or you might …

How to speed up your Time Machine backups

Is Time Machine taking forever to back up your Mac? You can speed it up temporarily with this Terminal trick.<p>If you are the type of Mac user that …

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Pokémon Go

The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters

The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.<p>One morning this summer I paid a visit to the sole United …

Language

An Energizing 12-Minute Workout to Wake You Up

When it comes to exercise, caffeine has its benefits, but it also has some drawbacks (like possibly feeling more jittery than energized). So if a cup …

1MDB: The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal

How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world<p>On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years …

Michelle Obama's stunning convention speech: 'When they go low, we go high'

With a graciousness that impressed critics and brought supporters to tears, Michelle Obama on Monday night gave a perfectly pitched convention speech that was a ringing endorsement of Hillary Clinton, a backhanded slap at Donald Trump, and a powerful reminder of the historic nature of her husband's …

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama's stirring speech brings Democratic convention to tears

The first lady proved the perfect Trump antidote and drew a ‘wow’ from Bill Clinton as she declared: ‘Because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters ... take for granted that a woman can be president’<p>Democratic convention opening night: as it happened<p>Here, at last, the profound, moving and devastating …

28 Ingenious Uses For Coconut Milk

If coconut milk isn't already one of your pantry staples, these recipes will change that. The creamy, dairy-free "milk" is an excellent addition to a variety of dishes from breakfast to dessert, like oatmeal, curries, ice cream, and more. Think beyond the basics and try out any of these 28 creative …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

President Trump on Friday slammed the US Postal Service for becoming “dumber and poorer” as Amazon grows richer.<p>4:45 p.m. Dec. 29, 2017<p>Jack in the …

Polish Sculptor Makes Water Complete Her Bronze Fountain Sculptures

When you hear the word “sculpture”, you unintentionally imagine something that stands still. Unless it goes with the name of this Polish sculptor …

Scientists made people wear blindfolds for 4 days. The resulting hallucinations were incredible. - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | September 24, 2014 6:00 am<p><i>Photo: flickr/Stuart Richards</i><p><i>Sometimes our brains do funny things. Take this study, for example, in</i> …

Elvis Presley

How to create engaging images for social media for non-designers

A great social media marketer today and an awesome advertiser in the 1960s have much in common.<p>David Ogilvy, the father of advertising, was famous for spending an inordinate amount of time on headlines. Why? Because that’s the line that people read the most, so it mattered a lot.<p>Ogilvy was a master …

Visual Design

How to control your computer from anywhere in the world with your phone

If you use the Chrome web browser, you can control your computer with your smartphone or tablet with Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app from anywhere …

Google

Sean Bean Narrates The Entire History Of A Civ VI Nation

Civilization VI’s [official site] E3 demo will not only teach you a lot about the game, it also happens to be a fascinating cultural object. Narrated …

How to print from your Android phone or tablet

As Android technology progresses, so does your ability to get everything done right from your Android phone or tablet. Google has designed a cloud …

Android News

5 useful things you can do with your Android phone and Chrome on your computer

You could even argue that it's better than Apple's Mac/iPhone combo because you can use these features with both Macs or Windows computers and almost any Android phone.<p>Some of these features even work with iPhones!<p>Essentially, all you need to do is activate Google Now on your Android phone, and you …

Google Maps

This Glass Artist Is Changing The Way We Drink Beer

It’s safe to say that becoming a glassblower as skilled as Matthew Cummings doesn’t just happen overnight. Funny because he wasn’t supposed to be one.<p>“I wanted to be an architect,” explains Matthew Cummings of his early days in college. “That’s why I started with a dual degree in art and math. And …

Glass Art

2,000-Year-Old Antikythera Shipwreck Famous For 'Ancient Computer' Yields New Treasures

One of the world's most storied shipwrecks is still yielding new discoveries.<p>More than 60 artifacts were pulled from the famed Antikythera shipwreck during a recent expedition of the vessel, which sank in the Aegean Sea in approximately 65 BC.<p>The expedition by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and …

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Picasso

With all the audio tools on the market today it’s easy to create interesting sounds, but it remains an art to create something that sounds …

Authors reveal ‘Algorithms to Live By’

In <i>Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions</i>(Allen Lane Canada: $34.95), academics Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths explain that …

Artificial Intelligence Will Never Rival the Deep Complexity of the Human Mind

The field of artificial intelligence has been a boom market almost from its beginning 60 years ago with the brilliant but doomed British mathematician Alan Turing. One branch of AI believes that a computer will one day duplicate how the human brain works, once the technical difficulties are worked …

China

Leonardo da Vinci paintings analysed for DNA to solve grave mystery

The mystery of where Leonardo da Vinci is buried could be laid to rest after scientists began a painstaking hunt for his DNA.<p>Leonardo was originally interred in the chapel of Saint-Florentin at the Chateau d'Amboise in the Loire Valley, in 1519, but the building was destroyed in the French …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Creativity

The Burglar With His Very Own Mac Attack

Cops nicknamed the burglar Roofman, because he often came in through the roof, but even more predictable were his targets: food franchises and big …