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16 Life Hacks From People Who Are Clearly Geniuses

14. BAKE COOKIES IN A MUFFIN PAN<p>You may have never thought of using a muffin pan for anything other than cupcakes or muffins. But, we can guarantee …

Genius

Antarctica is screwed and so are we

A series of new research papers published about the frozen continent reveal that what protected it in the past won’t protect it in the future.<p>Buckle …

Global Warming

25 Unbelievable Things Found On Earth We Can’t Explain

In the modern age, we’d love to believe we have everything figured out. With science increasing our knowledge every day, it’s an easy thing to buy …

The Oculus Go headset is going to win over everyone (even VR skeptics)

The Oculus Go is so easy to use. Just strap it on your head, and you're ready to go. It has crisp audio, crazy optics, and endless VR experiences. …

See a Single Stem Cell Grow Into a Complete Creature

Scientists have created a genetic roadmap for how lone cells develop into complex life.<p>Your life is a result of many, many choices. School, career, relationships; each decision is made in sequence, building upon the past to create a traceable map of what led you to your current state of …

Baffling optical illusion leaves people scratching their heads - why does this arrow ALWAYS point right?

PEOPLE are baffled by a spinning arrow which seemingly always points right - but it is just a trick of the mind.<p>Thousands of people have shared a …

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

Holographic projector created by Chinese start-up

A Chinese startup has developed a projector that can create holographic images.<p>The device, controlled by a mobile phone, works by using a fan-like blade lined with LEDs and was made by DSEE.LAB in Nanjing.<p>CEO Zhou Quan says the product’s hardware is relatively simple, making it lower cost than …

Two M*A*S*H* Stars Reunited on Stage 35 Years After the Final Episode

Back in the 1970s, the series <i>M*A*S*H</i> was one of the biggest hits on television, running for 11 memorable years on CBS. These days, we may not see …

Scientists Develop “Infinitely” Recyclable Plastics Replacement

One of the factors driving the plastic pollution crisis is that very little of it gets reused effectively—as of 2015, only 9 percent of all plastics …

Juventus killed off Napoli and the best title race in Europe

Welcome to a new Monday soccer column! Oh, and look, Juventus is already ruining our fun.<p><i>Hi, folks. It’s Monday, which means you’re presumably looking for something to read. A new weekly soccer column</i> <i>called ‘Tactically Naive’</i><i>, perhaps. One that will bring you everything you needed to know about the</i> …

Terrifying Tumbleweeds Take Over California City, Trapping Residents Inside Homes

"It’s a nasty nightmare.”<p>A California city is under siege ― from tumbleweeds.<p>Victorville, located about 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles, has been invaded by the wind-blown objects. Footage shows the weeds tumbling down the streets and stacking up against homes, forming two-story mounds that …

Travel Back in Time with This Incredibly Crisp Footage of Life in New York City in 1911

If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it’s like to step into a time machine, watch the below old footage shot in New York City in 1911. Culled from the …

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

This Puppy With A Strangely Human Face Is Freaking Out The Internet

People think Yogi looks like Zach Galifianakis or maybe Paul Rudd or closer to Jake Gyllenhaal.<p>A 1-year-old puppy is freaking out a lot of people on the internet because of his oddly human face.<p>Yogi is a Shih-poo ― a cross between a Shih Tzu and a poodle ― whose eyes and jaw make him appear very …

Elizabeth Everywhere’s Guide to the French Riviera

There are few destinations more effortlessly glamorous and gorgeous than the French Riviera. The coastline of southern France is studded with …

Avignon: The Most Underrated French City

When traveling through France last year, my family and I visited a number of cities in the southern region of the country. After starting our trip in …

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

14 Gorgeous Islands in Europe That Americans Always Overlook

Europe is chock-full of islands -- big ones, little ones, hot ones, cold ones, and hell, even one confusingly called “Ireland.” Most tourists stick …

European Travel

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

Freaky Theory Offers Totally New Explanation of the Moon’s Origin

A favorite pastime of astronomers is to debate the origin of Earth’s Moon, but despite decades of research, they don’t seem to be any closer to …

Astronomy

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

David Byrne announces new solo LP American Utopia

The post David Byrne announces new solo LP <em>American Utopia</em> appeared first on The Vinyl Factory.

Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World

Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar …

Wind Power

Kentucky Men Pocket Dial 911, Allegedly Discuss Plot To Rob BBQ Joint

Oh yeah, and the police chief was eating there at the time.<p>Not exactly well done.<p>Two Kentucky men were arrested on Saturday after they accidentally called 911, tipping off authorities to their alleged plan to rob a BBQ restaurant where the local police chief happened to be dining.<p>Robert Bourne and …

19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

Read 'em and learn.<p>While we do love our fiction at HuffPost Arts & Culture, 2016 ushered in ample nonfiction work that’s just as worthy of your time and eyeballs.<p>What many need after a drawn-out and frightening election season are resources to unplug and reconnect to our humanity. The sprawling …

Andrew Weatherall Consolamentum

Improve Your Android Phone Efficiency with These 7 Tricks

The advantages of Android devices far outweigh their cons. A major driving force behind the acceptability of android devices worldwide is the ability to access thousands of apps. Another distinctive feature of Android-based devices is the ability to run many apps at a time. However, there are so …

Welcome to Fit Nutrition and Health

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders -- they are all athletes. Athletes seem to operate at a level higher than us, mere …

The boss