I would like to stay anonymous for now

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The Science Of Cool

What makes one consumer design cool and not another?<p>Take a look at the two water bottles below. The one on the left is pretty much your standard water bottle design: tall, clear, probably crinkly. The one on the right feels a bit less conventional, with its sleek aluminum shell shaped like an …

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

Death is a depressingly inevitable consequence of life, but now scientists believe they may have found some light at the end of the tunnel.<p>The largest ever medical study into near-death and out-of-body experiences has discovered that some awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down …

Consciousness

This Artist Will Spend a Month in Virtual Reality Living As Someone Else

Mark Farid calls his 28-day project "Seeing I."<p>Artist Mark Farid is ready to step into the future—a future that looks like equal parts <i>Being John Malkovich</i> and <i>Lawnmower Man</i>. He plans to live in virtual reality for 28 days, experiencing life as somebody else.<p>His project "Seeing I" will involve a …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

West Africa

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

European Union

This Website Lets You Chat With Your Future Self

In the future, you will be possibly living in a treehouse. If you say so, to yourself.<p>Forget your plans for 2015. A wise person would plan farther out than a year. But what is it going to be like in 20 years? If only there was some way to ask.<p>A new site called Future Self lets you. And the person …

Flying Car

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Omar Gonzalez, White House Fence-Jumper, Made it Farther Inside

The man who jumped over the White House fence and raced across the front lawn made it farther inside the building than was previously disclosed, barreling past one officer and making it inside the building’s first floor, according to a report in the Washington Post published Monday. A U.S. official …

The White House

Microsoft unveils its new Windows 10 operating system

Microsoft has unveiled its new Windows operating system, and has given it a surprising name: Windows 10.<p>Most in the techie media had expected …

Use This Trick to Find Cool Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / March 17, 2014<p>Looking for something new to read? There are a few places to start, including Flipboard’s staff-curated #MagsWeLove and By …

Flipboard App Review: Customize Your Own Magazine!

Basics #1: 3 Essential Ways to Navigate Like a Pro

Inside Flipboard / August 12, 2014<p>In the spirit of the approaching back-to-school season, we thought it might be a good time to educate on Flipboard, …

Everything You Want to Know About Google Reader on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / June 27, 2012<p><i>Real Simple Syndication, better known by its abbreviation, RSS, is a way for websites and blogs to send out new items</i> …

#MagsWeLove: Staff Picks Edition

<i>At Flipboard, we love to read on the job. In fact, we’re encouraged. No matter the department, we’ve each got our own favorite reader-curated</i> …

The Week in Review: CES Pushes the Innovation Envelope

Televisions with a curved display. 3D printed pizzas. High fashion wearables. An app that changes how you feel by delivering “neurosignaling …

CES

What I’m Reading: William Holman of Guerilla Furniture Design

<i>Will Holman is a one-man design studio. Trained as an architect, the multi-disciplinarian took it upon himself to approach buildings from all angles.</i> …