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3 ‘Modern’ Inventions That Existed Millions of Years Ago: Nuclear Reactor, Telescope, Clothes

Evidence exists pointing to prehistoric civilizations as advanced as our modern civilization—or perhaps more advanced.<p>Such evidence could turn our …

The cheerleader effect: how you can look good in a group

A study published last week by scientists at the University of California, San Diego suggests that people look more attractive when seen in the presence of others than when viewed as individuals, a phenomenon known as the "cheerleader effect". But why does it happen? And what can we do with …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

How to Win 5 State Fair Games | The Art of Manliness

It’s state fair time once again all over the country. And that means Ferris wheels, giant turkey legs, a visit from the world’s smallest horse, and, …

Straight Razor Shaving For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

Our very first post on the Art of Manliness was a introductory guide to shaving like your grandpa with a double-edged safety razor. Since then, we’ve …

Red Cross pushes for war crime punishment in video games

The International Committee of the Red Cross is working with game developers to ensure titles dealing with armed conflict include virtual consequences — including actions that in real-life combat "would be considered war crimes."<p>The ICRC is not suggesting that games completely eradicate war and …

Giant Submarine Crashes Through Streets of Milan

Milan was hit with an incredible spectacle on October 1st that confused pedestrians and locals into thinking that a submarine had crashed up onto the streets through the ground. The mind-boggling display, like something out of an action-adventure or sci-fi flick, turned into an investigation scene …

Would You Pay For Half Of Your Engagement Ring?

Photo: Via Ocappi<p>Even with the rise of feminism, there's still a ton of traditions that have stuck around. Fathers still walk their daughters down …

3D printing is becoming 4D, with shape-shifting objects

Now that 3D printing is mainstream enough to support high-street shops, facilities at Staples and plenty of cheap printers, researchers have turned their eye to the next stage: 4D printing. The fourth dimension is time: Scientists at Harvard, Pittsburgh and Illinois are developing materials that …

Facebook Says Its Mobile App Ads Work, So It’s Making More of Them

One big reason that investors like Facebook again: The company looks like it has figured out how to make money — a lot of money — on mobile.<p>One big …

SHADOW: The App That Helps You Remember Your Dreams

<i>SHADOW, Hunter Lee Soik and Jason Carvalho</i><p>Hunter Lee Soik is no stranger to the creative process. He's worked as a creative consultant on Jay-Z & …

Apps

Incredible Hyperrealistic Drawings of Everyday Objects

Milan-based Italian illustrator and graphic designer Marcello Barenghi creates hyperrealistic drawings of ordinary objects that boggle the mind. It's hard to believe that the artist uses a standard set of art supplies to reproduce the likeness of everyday items, including anything from a bag of …

Urwerk EMC Watch Is World’s First Precision Mechanical Watch That You Can Adjust and Monitor

<b>Urwerk EMC Watch</b> is the perfect timepiece for you, control freaks. The company innovation and anti-establishment spirit has been channeled into a …

How to Win Loyalty From Other People

If you aspire to be successful as an entrepreneur, manager, business owner, or any kind of leader, others must feel loyal to you. Although money is …

How To Stop Your Mind From Working Too Hard

<i>This is a guest post by Ben Thomas, a journalist who writes about the brain. He blogs at The Connectome. You can find him on Twitter.</i><p>We humans are the only creatures that actively study our own minds, fine-tuning our thought processes for greater efficiency and accuracy. We strain for the slightest …

The Daily Habit Of These Outrageously Successful People

"Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I've had." That's what Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates -- the world's largest hedge fund firm -- explained in 2012.<p>Dalio is in good company. More and more leaders in the corporate …

The Six Deadly Sins of Leadership

<b>By Jack and Suzy Welch</b><p>Being a leader is perhaps the hardest challenge any of us will ever face. No matter how long we work at it, practicing the …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Wall Street Journal Kicks The New York Times While It's Down

A dropped paywall and a promoted tweet. This is a different kind of war.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> was apparently taken down today, at the hands of the notorious Syrian Electronic Army hacker group. The group claims to have hacked Twitter, too, but the site is still up.<p>While journalists at most institutions …

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on children's physical and mental health, according to a government-commissioned report published on Wednesday.<p>Public Health England says there is evidence that children who spend more time watching screens …

StackOverflow Co-Founder Jeff Atwood Builds A $150 Mechanical Keyboard

If anyone knows far too much about their keyboard, it’s a programmer.<p>Professional programmers type a lot. A <i>whole</i> lot. So much that a flame war over which text editor/input method is best for coding (Vi! No, Emacs!) has roared on for <i>decades.</i><p>It makes some sense, then, that a well-known coder has …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Warns of Android Mobile Malware Problem

- Aug 27, 2013<p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a new report that highlights the fact that Google’s Android platform accounts for …

Oil shares rise and airlines stocks fall on Syria tensions

The surging price of oil amid investor jitters about a Western military strike on the Syrian regime spurred demand for London-listed oil companies as traders speculated tensions could send the price of the commodity even higher.<p>Brent crude rose as high as $117 a barrel – its best level since …

Betting On Retail Survival: Options Plays In J.C. Penney, Best Buy

“I’m Still Standing” is the title of a popular Elton John song and also a partial theme of this most recent earnings season. We see it illustrated by a number of companies, particularly downtrodden retailers that have seemed to be on the brink of disaster only to survive and surprise.<p>Among those …

'Made in USA' on the rise as manufacturing costs drop

Americans may be fond of lamenting the decline of the country's economic clout and the flood of "Made in China" goods, but they may soon have to find something else to complain about.<p>According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the U.S. is fast becoming one of the lowest-cost countries for …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …