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20 Rising Web Development And Design Blogs To Follow In 2017

A year ago I listed 25 promising digital design blogs to follow. When you look back, you notice how much have changed. If you’re aiming to become a successful entrepreneur or a freelancer, you must learn marketing, design and web development.<p>Today I’m sharing a handy list of 20 rising web …

Web Design

Brazil's modern look: Why Olympic viewers should know the name Roberto Burle Marx

The Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have been a showcase more for Brazil’s political and economic anxiety than any kind of architectural drama. None of the venues built for the Games is unorthodox or photogenic enough to rival Herzog & de Meuron’s 2008 Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing or the …

Do You Speak Health Insurance? It's Not Easy

Solicit opinions about health insurance and you're almost guaranteed to find consensus: It's mystifying and irritating.<p>"It just seems like a lot of the buzzwords are intended to just complicate the whole thing and make it more expensive," says David Turgeon, 46, who's sitting in a Minneapolis mall …

Health Care

Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

A reading list to expand your mind

This year, we published stories that enlightened, moved and excited us. The BBC Future team share their personal favourites.<p><i>David Robson – Writer</i><p>My pick: How your eyes trick your mind<p>It's been a privilege to see my stories appear alongside the work of some really talented writers this year. Tom …

University of Cambridge

Microsoft Acquires Big Data Silo-Breaker -- Redmond Snaps Up Startup Metanautix

Microsoft did a little last minute Christmas shopping just before the weekend and bought itself a shiny new data compute engine in the shape of Metanautix. Pronounced ‘meta-naugt-ix’ Redmond’s latest toy is no toy… the firm is a data management for business analytics company — but what does that …

Big Data

Caring Heart Surgeon Soothes Scared 2-Year-Old Girl Before Crucial Operation

Doctor's offices can be an intimidating place for young children, especially if they're undergoing a crucial surgery. Luckily, Zhejiang University Hospital's Dr. Shi Zhuo knows this and heartwarmingly demonstrates just how understanding he is by comforting a patient, who happens to be a toddler. …

Physiology

Netflix knows the exact episode of a TV show that gets you hooked

A TV pilot may get you interested in a show, but Netflix says it's rarely the episode that gets you hooked. It's probably no surprise that Netflix has been analyzing our TV-watching habits to figure out exactly how we all get obsessed with certain series. It hasn't come to any conclusions about …

TV

Giant Paintings of Roses Covered in Dewdrops Capture Every Tiny Detail

Artist Gioacchino Passini takes an ordinary blank canvas and transforms it into a larger-than-life garden of dewdrop-covered roses. The petals appear soft and supple, an effect that is heightened by the flowers' brilliant coloring. Passini's large-scale paintings not only offer audiences an …

Art

Researchers have created a self-healing material that works in less than one second

Researchers have developed a new material that can heal itself when punctured, according to an American Chemical Society news release.<p>The material is …

Space

Winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe, judges selected …

Nature Photography

Software Automatically Takes Out Distracting Items From Your Photos

You should have composed it better in the first place though<p>The internet is flooded with photos—of your brunch, of your cat, of your estranged elementary school friend’s cousin’s wedding. 1.8 billion photos are uploaded daily, and most of them are objectively pretty terrible. Now a team of computer …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

How Darrelle Revis became the NFL's savviest negotiator

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's August 31 NFL Preview Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>THERE ARE CERTAIN</b> athletes who exude celebrity; it trails them …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Immune System

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

‘Where Are They Burning the Bodies’: Documenting the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

<i>Editor’s Note: Be advised, some might find the following photographs disturbing.</i><p>On August 27, documentary photographer Kieran Kesner boarded Delta …

Michelle Williams's Brooklyn Townhouse Goes on Sale! See Inside the $7.5 Million Beauty

Michelle Williams recently put her New York City townhouse on the market and it's giving us serious real-estate envy.<p>Located in the uber-hip area of …

Polaroid’s Cube Action Camera Goes On Sale, Gives GoPro A Run For Its Money

<b>The Polaroid Cube</b>, a tiny, cute HD action-video camera that we wrote about earlier this year, is now available for pre-order on its website—it will …

The Design Constraint That Gave Dale Carnegie’s Classic Self-Help Book Its Catchy Title

It’s one of the best-selling self-help books of all time. And because of a design constraint, it was nearly called something else.<p>Dale Carnegie had originally planned to title his 1936 advice book <i>How to Make Friends and Influence People</i>, according to a recent biography of the famed self-help guru. …

Self-improvement

Bike Gear for Rainy Days

The old Swedish saying goes that there’s no bad weather, just bad clothes—but the dampness and chill of a Pacific Northwestern autumn can make many a devoted cyclist hang their bike up in the garage until spring. That said, a few carefully chosen items can extend your cycling season for quite a …

Manchester

Here’s What Happens When College Kids Have Their Smartphones Confiscated For An Hour

Can you say “separation anxiety”?<p>The term <i>nomophobia</i> was coined a few years ago–an awkward mash-up of <i>no</i>–<i>mobile</i>–<i>phobia</i>–to describe that altogether modern surge of anxiety that comes when you can’t, for whatever reason and however long, use your preferred mobile device. It is not the most elegant …

Mashups

Finally, a fire hydrant for the 21st century

<i>Come along with</i> The Verge <i>for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways.</i><p>New York City, with its dense population and endless skyscrapers, is notoriously difficult to …

The wrath of Warren Buffett: How Benjamin Moore almost broke his promise

Not long after Berkshire Hathaway acquired Benjamin Moore in 2000, Warren Buffett appeared in a video that was sent to the company’s thousands of …

Elizabeth Warren and Suze Orman Call for Student Debt Reform

<i>Correction appended Sept. 17 at 2:40 p.m.</i><p>Senator Elizabeth Warren and personal finance expert Suze Orman teamed up Wednesday morning for a spirited, …

Personal Finance

Syria crisis: At least 200 killed in one day, group says

The staggering death toll from the Syrian conflict has grown even further as at least 200 people were killed Tuesday, an opposition group said.<p>About 60 of them were killed in regime air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>Well over 190,000 people have died in Syria in the …