Jack Neuens

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10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Books

Micro-Architecture: 40 Big Ideas for Small Cabins

In spite of their apparent simplicity, small cabins have always been a welcome design challenge in which scale, materiality and habitability must be …

Design

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Energy

How to find your way out of the woods without tools—or your phone

Navigate back to civilization.<p>Today, we live in a world where GPS systems, digital maps, and other navigation apps are all available on our smartphones. Few of us just walk straight into the woods without a phone, a personal GPS, or another navigation tool. But phones run on batteries, and …

Astronomy

Save hundreds of dollars on a custom computer desk—by building it yourself

A surprisingly easy step-by-step guide.<p>After spending countless hours putting together a killer workstation, you have a tricked-out desktop computer, multiple monitors, bangin' speakers, and...a surface that's too tiny to fit it all. Here's how to build your own ergonomic, customized desk that …

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

A' Design Award & Competition 2018: Top 10 Winners

Recently, we put a call out for entries for this year’s A’ Design Award & Competition, an annual award and competition celebrating the most exciting, …

Oculus Go review: Finally, cheap and easy VR for everyone

The Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. That might sound like hyperbole, but it's well deserved. With the Rift, its first headset to reach consumers, Oculus helped introduce us to high-end VR. And together with Samsung, it delivered the cheap Gear VR headset for …

This Airline Will Pay You $4,500/Mo. to Move to Iceland & Travel the World All Summer

Spending the summer traveling all over the world is one of those things you expect to find at the top of most people's bucket lists. Unfortunately, …

If you love staying up late and sleeping in, doing otherwise might actually hurt your health

Here’s one more way our modern sleep schedules might be killing us.<p>Night owls might get a rap for staying up too late watching Netflix or getting lost in meme spirals on the web, but it’s not all fun and games. Study after study shows the later you sleep and rise, the more likely you are to develop …

Sleep

MIT has a new tool to combat online harassment: your friends

In light of Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and other social media platforms’ struggles to combat online harassment, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has developed a new tool that might help. It proposes that instead of relying on platforms’ moderators, people start relying …

27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with …

Small Business

How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we can’t trust Facebook to police its own platform<p>Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is …

Privacy

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private company, will take a radically different approach to other …

Nuclear Energy

10 travel safety tips you can learn from the CIA

Mathew Bradley spent more than 14 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, and now this former CIA agent is the Regional Security Director, Americas, for International SOS (a medical and travel security assistance company). I spoke to him via email to ask his top travel safety tips, both at home …

Flying

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

9 myths about crime solving you probably believe because of TV

For those of us who don't spend our days following the trails of serial killers or decoding evidence in a lab, we get all of our crime-solving knowledge from pop culture. There's no harm in that — as long as you don't believe everything you see.<p>Fictional TV may be the most digestible and …

LEGO® Invites You To 'Release Your Inner Architect'

It’s hard to find an architecture enthusiast who wasn’t obsessed with LEGO as a kid. Many of us would spend hours carefully placing the small, …

Lego

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Here be monsters: A guide to the dark web

Guns, hackers, criminals... the dark web is home to some nasty things. So what exactly lies beneath the internet we use every day?

12 Old Paintings Got A Meme Treatment & They're Great

Now THIS is art I'd go to a museum for.1. So much deciphering.I_PUNCH_INFANTS2. Art thou up?Apostjustforthis3. Do not give up. You will open that …

It Took Seven Years to Build This Geodesic Dome by Hand—and it’s Now Listed For $889K

A family spent seven years handcrafting this geodesic manse lined with hidden messages—and it's now for sale for under a million.<p>Fly a drone over the city of Lafayette, California, and you might spot something resembling a spaceship plunked into a hillside.<p>It is here that Sheila Williamson and her …

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

10 intelligent house floor plans to inspire!

Before anyone starts building a house or renovating an apartment, the first thing to tackle is always a floor plan, or a drawing/computerized image …

Want to join New York's High Line crowd? Don't listen to Joanna Lumley

With the collapse of London’s Garden Bridge dream, the pitfalls of urban renewal projects are more apparent than ever. So how do you emulate Manhattan’s High Line without sparking gentrification or turning your city into Disney World?<p>Every city wants a High Line. When Joshua David and Robert …

As net neutrality dies, one man wants to make Verizon pay for its sins

Alex Nguyen filed the only formal net neutrality complaint, and he’s still waiting for an answer<p>Imagine if you took every single gripe you've had with Verizon over the past five years — the time it blocked Nexus 7 tablets for five months; the time it forced you to pay $20 per month for tethering; …

Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video-editing studio

It's an overcast day in San Francisco, and there's a drone buzzing high above the city. I'm with Tim Feess, the young co-founder of Gnarbox, a rugged portable video-editing tool that pairs with an app on your phone and works with multiple cameras and memory cards. Clouds might be lingering over the …

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

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A Boeing Dreamliner drew a giant outline of itself in the air, and it’s awesome

On Wednesday afternoon, a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner took off from Seattle and flew about 2,000 miles to Marquette, Mich. It would have seemed an inconsequential flight — if not an odd city pairing — had the plane not turned back immediately and begun cruising southwest.<p>Just after reaching the tip …

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