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9 Easy Homemade Dog Treats for Your Pet

Everyone appreciates a homemade cookie now and then, and the same goes for your four-legged friends.<p>RELATED 8 Foods You Didn't Know Were Dangerous …

Most Popular Food Hacks of 2016

Food is pretty important. Whether you consider yourself a “foodie” or not, you’ve gotta eat, and everyone can use tips on how to eat and cook better, …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back

Revenge is sweet, but irony is sweeter. Apparently, the hacker who infiltrated San Francisco’s Muni transportation system late last week fell victim to his own horrible personal cyber hygiene.<p>According to security reporter Brian Krebs, a separate individual infiltrated the Muni hacker’s own email …

Ultrafast imaging reveals existence of 'polarons'

Many people picture electrical conductivity as the flow of charged particles (mainly electrons) without really thinking about the atomic structure of …

Why Some Biologists Are Abandoning Their Faith In Total Conservation

Why some biologists are abandoning their faith in total conservation.<p>Story by Zoë Schlanger <br>Photography by Mark Mahaney<p>Gregor W. Schuurman has a long …

Conservation

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Five Badass Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own World War II Movie

Psst, Hollywood: Why stop with the fictional operative Marion Cotillard plays in Allied?<p>Writer <b>Steven Knight</b> has said that his new film, <i>Allied</i>, is based on a story about World War II spies that he heard third-hand from an old girlfriend. It could well have been more than an urban legend, though: …

The Physics of Playing a Guitar Visualized: Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” Viewed from Inside the Guitar

Give it a chance, you won’t be disappointed. While the first 30 seconds of the video above may resemble an amateur iPhone prank, it soon becomes …

28 Pictures That Prove That Nothing Really Matters

It's freeing in a way.

Incredible YouTuber slays classic rock covers with an instrument you've never heard of before

When you think classic rock, you probably think about Hendrix and his electric guitar, or Janis Joplin's haunting vocals.<p>You probably <i>don't</i> think of …

Guitar

Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do

In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer who landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the upshot is he was duped into helping the company skirt drug advertising laws in order to persuade young women to take a particular …

Google’s new Spotlight Story, Rain or Shine, is an adorable summer short

Google has been releasing its beautifully immersive Spotlight Stories since 2013, with each showcasing the talents of acclaimed directors. The company’s latest, released today, is no different. <i>Rain or Shine</i> is the company’s latest 360-degree short, and it promises to pull Android users into a cute …

Tesla speeds up its electric cars with just a software update

It’s pretty amazing that Tesla can upgrade not just the capabilities, but also the performance of its electric cars just by beaming across a software update to them over the air.<p>Its latest trick is to make the P100D variants of the Model S sedan and Model X SUV go faster than they already do. Both …

Tesla

The ISS Looks Like a TIE Fighter in this Supermoon Image

In 1977, the world was imbued with many lessons thanks to <i>Star Wars</i> — one of those being to look twice and make sure a moon really is a moon, and not …

Supermoon

This Is the Sexiest Thing to Happen to Pants Maybe Ever

My body is ready.<p>In our present imbroglio, fashion might not seem to have much of a place—it never does. Until you consider the significance of Hillary Clinton's lapel during her concession speech. The double pussy-bow blouses our new First Lady wore during the debates. Safety pins. The sartorial …

naughty

Why It’s So Hard for a Woman to Become President of the United States

A survey of female leaders around the world indicates how steep Hillary Clinton’s climb was.<p>There is no one reason—no finite number of reasons—why Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. presidential election. No amount of poring over polls will tell us the precise degree to which bias against women …

Hillary Clinton

What are ‘thinking skills’ and can we teach them?

…from a purely theoretical standpoint alone, it hardly seems plausible that a strategy of inquiry that must necessarily be broad enough to be …