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5 Psychological Mistakes that Beginning Filmmakers Make, & How to Avoid Them

There have been plenty of lists about the mistakes that amateur filmmakers make on set. But what about the more insidious mistakes, the psychological …

Christopher Hitchens and the Christian conversion that wasn’t

A new book suggesting that the author of God is not Great was halfway to Christianity follows a long tradition of appropriation<p>As fans of David Bowie, Prince and Lemmy can attest, death is not the end in contemporary culture. Those who achieve true fame are waved through the pearly gates of …

China is joining the Hyperloop race

The technology under development would involve loading passengers into pods and projecting them through vacuum tubes at high speeds.<p>The researcher said some of the work being done in China and the US was funded by the military as the technology might have ­defence ­applications.<p>A US team developing …

High-speed Rail

Google has patented a self-driving car that will glue people to the hood if you crash into them

The adhesive layer would coat the front of a self-driving car but be covered by something that's not sticky. When you hit someone, the outer layer would be removed, exposing the glue.<p>After a crash, the victim would be stuck to the front of the car, preventing them from another injury as they're …

Tesla Model S

iPhone Falls Further Behind Samsung Galaxy

As if Apple wasn’t having a tough few days, the market conditions to help turn around the iPhone sales figures are nowhere to be seen. IDC’s latest report on smartphones shipments during the last full quarter shows no signs of the market returning to significant growth over the next year.<p>The first …

Mobile

11 spectacular new bridges from around the world - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>In a world of bamboo skyscrapers and transforming apartments, it's easy to forget about the bridge, the humble structure that makes getting from point A to B all the more simple.<p>But today, world-class architects, artists, designers are collaborating with city …

CNN

Research says children of older mothers are smarter, taller, and stronger

The risks of having children later in life are well documented: there’s a higher chance the baby will have issues at birth, like Down’s syndrome, or be more likely to develop autism and Alzheimer’s later in life. It’s also simply harder to get pregnant as time marches on.<p>But a study of more than …

Pregnancy

Goodnight, Antarctica: Researchers won’t see sun for six months | Ars Technica

NOAA posts a photo of the last sunset at US Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.<p>The first day of spring causes most people in North America to think …

MIT’s Not-So-Crazy Plan To Get Rid Of Stoplights

The intersection of the future has no stoplight—just a very, very intelligent algorithm.<p>The first stoplight was a complete disaster.<p>Installed in London in 1868, the gas-powered traffic signal exploded, killing the policeman who was responsible for operating it. In the 150 years since, the stoplight …

New Concrete Materials Are More Green Than Grey

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world, but despite its association with the modern city, it has been used throughout history. The ancient Babylonians and Egyptians built structures with a mixture of clay and pebbles, and parts of the Great Wall of China used cement-like …

Engineering

How the brain processes information influences beliefs about psychic powers

The results from recent research suggests that how we process information may play a role in the formation of paranormal psychic beliefs.<p>Two concepts …

The Brain

Britain is sleepwalking into a new recession

The sleepers think that the economy has never been better. Jobs are up. Unemployment is down. Things are good. Most people, including you, are asleep.<p>And then there are the people who are awake. We call these people economists. They spend their time looking into the future, and mostly they see an …

Economics

How People Around The World Answer The Question: 'Who Is God?'

"The Story of God with Morgan Freeman," is a new National Geographic Channel show that explores this question and more.<p>Who or what is God, to you?<p>That is the question people found themselves answering in "Street Spirituality: Who Is God," a new video produced by National Geographic. People from 22 …

The gender pay gap is way overblown by the media — here are the real stats

The press release has already been written up by the Evening Standard, The Guardian, and here at Business Insider.<p>The problem with this statistic is that ... it's rubbish.<p>The gender pay gap in the UK is just 9.4% and getting smaller every year, according to the Office for National Statistics, which …

Human Geography

Researchers Show How Depression Affects Your Body

Anyone who has suffered from depression knows that in many ways it feels like a physical sickness, clouding the entire body and affecting every cell. …

AT&T Stadium

This is what GDP growth looks like around the world right now

Global growth continues to be slow and steady.<p>But at least it doesn't look like market mayhem is affecting the real economy.<p>"While the outlook for global growth is still subdued and inflation expectations have continued to fall, there is little evidence yet that the financial turmoil has hit real</i> …

Economics

Here's Why Negative Interest Rates May Not Be Good for You

Negative interest rates are supposed to encourage consumer spending and borrowing by lowering the cost of loans. But whether they do that in …

Herschel Is Making Bags Out Of A Nearly Indestructible Textile From World War II

The rip stops here.<p>Aside from looking sharp, a great city backpack can stand up to hard knocks. While it’s easy to find heavy-duty outdoor gear that fulfills the latter requirement, you’re riding the subway, not scaling a mountain–no need to buy a pack optimized for alpine excursions. Herschel …

72 Hours in Abu Dhabi

At first glance, the city of Abu Dhabi looks as though it’s been developing alongside any the longstanding western metropolises. With a …

Uber Picks Up Another $200M From LetterOne To Push Into Emerging Markets

Along with its new branding, it looks like Uber has picked up some new funding, too. LetterOne (L1), a fund based out of Luxembourg and headed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is putting $200 million into the transportation and logistics juggernaut to help it push further into emerging …

Hoboken Residents Are Fighting a Seawall That Would Protect Their Homes From Total Devastation

In 2012 Hoboken, New Jersey suffered the brunt of Superstorm Sandy when most of the city was flooded. Now a piece of infrastructure has been designed …

CNN

The Federal Reserve is bracing for deflation for the first time since the 1930s

Deflation is a scary proposition for central bankers and investors alike, and the fact that the Fed is including it in this year's stress tests is both reassuring that the tests will be so thorough, but it's also a scary omen that Janet Yellen and Co. think deflation could be on the horizon.<p>The …

Economics