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An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Intel’s 1,200 drone light show never got off the ground for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

They aired rehearsal footage anyway.<p>Last-minute “impromptu logistical changes” kept Intel from performing its 1,200 drone light show during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But that didn’t stop NBC from airing footage of it for those watching the …

Winter Olympics

Learning the Level Design Secrets of 'BioShock'

The game was originally going to have more resources, fuses, and interactive flooding.<p>This afternoon, NYU Game Center Professor and game designer Robert Yang streamed another episode of his "Level With Me" series, where he takes a look at level design and art assets in popular games. Today, that …

Gaming

Face time: 50 portrait photographs, 50 different ways

<b>Is it possible to shoot the same person in 50 different ways and still get creative portraits? The authors of a fascinating new book reveal how, in</b> …

Recipe: Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker Cheesecake

Slow Cooker Cheesecake by Martha Stewart<p>Serves 6<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>Cooking spray <br>3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>2 …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 13<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 13<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

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 …

Language

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife

A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has gone viral.<p>In the heartbreaking footage, taken in Canada's northerly Baffin Islands, the bony male polar bear slowly ambles along dry land.<p>Head down, he rummages in a nearby rubbish bin looking for food. When he …

Global Warming

These 215 fossil pterosaur eggs are revealing new clues about these mysterious flying reptiles

A team of Chinese and Brazilian scientists has discovered a collection of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs — many of which retained their three-dimensional shape, and some of which even have tiny embryos inside.<p>The find, described in the journal Science, offers an unprecedented look at the …

Dinosaurs

The best sandwich in every state, according to Yelp

Whether you call it a sandwich, a hoagie, or a sub, the combination of meat, vegetables, and condiments between two pieces of bread is a universally enjoyed dish all over the US.<p>From breakfast sandwiches on bagels in New Jersey to barbecue pulled pork sandwiches in Tennessee, every state has their …

Texas

Ruined temples and forgotten places: historic photographer of the year – in pictures

The first historic photographer of the year awards showcase the world’s very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe, capturing everything from the most famous national treasures to obscure and forgotten hidden gems. Here, the photographers tell the stories behind their …

Photos of Cats Doing Martial Arts

Hisakata Hiroyuki is a Japanese photographer who has focused his career on a rather unusual subject matter: action photos of cats that make them look …

Trombone Shorty’s Guide to Eating in New Orleans

The acclaimed musician tells us where to eat in his hometown and how food is an integral part of life in NOLA.<p><b>You can’t talk about New Orleans and</b> …

Jeremy, The Lonely, Left-Twisting Snail, Dies — But Knows Love Before The End

Jeremy, the rare snail with the left-curling shell whose search for a mate kicked off an international quest, has slithered off this mortal coil.<p>But there's one last twist to the story. Reader, before he died, Jeremy procreated.<p>That's right. The little lefty <i>did it.</i><p>You might remember Jeremy from our …

Loneliness

Jeremy the Lefty Snail Is Dead. His Offspring Are All Right.

Let’s have a moment of silence for Jeremy, the lefty brown garden snail, found dead Wednesday in a refrigerator in a British research lab. Jeremy was a rare snail, with an unusual shell that made him stand out among other garden snails. He will be missed.<p>Jeremy won international fame for a mutation …

Genetics Researchers Just Disproved a Long-Held Racist Assumption

Many genetic skin variants associated with light skin originated in Africa.<p>By on<p>Racism is a grotesque inheritance passed down from light-skinned …

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

Hiking

The 10 Most Breathtaking Hotel Views To Wake Up To

A hotel is much more than a place to lay your head at night: Sometimes, they <i>are</i> the destination. This is especially true when an accommodation offers …

Want to save the bees? Here's what you should know.

Plus some bee-utiful photography.<p>Most bees are solitary. This may come as a surprise, especially if your bee knowledge comes from reading about colony collapse disorder and that one time you saw <i>The Bee Movie</i> once on a plane. To most people, bees are fat, buzzing, social insects that live in hives …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

These are the worst fonts to use on your resume, according to typographers and designers

Writing a resume takes more effort than most people may think.<p>You have to explain your work concisely, highlight the right mix of skills and …

Video game developers confess their hidden tricks at last

First shots from an enemy in BioShock always miss<p>Jennifer Scheurle opened up a can of game-design whoopass on Thursday.<p>Scheurle, a designer with Opaque Space (whose current project is the virtual reality game <i>Earthlight</i>) tossed out an open question on Twitter that will make you question what really …

Researchers Have Found a Molecule That Can Fight the Effects of Aging

Forever Young<p>Indole, a molecule produced by commensal bacteria, was found to extend healthspan in mice, the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans, and …

Flight Attendant's Photography Shows a Side of Virgin America Passengers Rarely See

By 2019, Virgin America will no longer exist.<p>For those who have flown with the popular airline since it commenced operations in 2007, its upcoming …

Fluffy, Buttery Cinnamon Rolls

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the whole milk at high power in 30-second bursts until it's warm but not hot. Stir in …

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

How to Tell If Someone is Lying, According to Behavioral Experts

Nonverbal clues that someone isn’t telling the truth.<p>If you claim that you never lie, well, you’re a liar.<p>Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about 11 lies per week. Other research shows that number is on the …

Psychology

13 places on the planet off-limits to visitors

Taboo territory<p>It's no fun being excluded. Tell us that we're not allowed to go somewhere, and you better believe the stubborn child inside us is …

21 of the world's most beautiful restaurants

While excellent food is paramount, ambiance is another huge factor when it comes to dining out.<p>Whether you seek stunning views, unique locations, or candlelit romance, these are 21 of the world's most breathtaking restaurants.

Cabo San Lucas

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …