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Meet 'Hellboy': New Spiky-Headed Dinosaur Found

A Triceratops cousin unearthed in Canada is so elaborately adorned "it blows your mind," one paleontologist says.<p><i>Triceratops</i>has a new cousin with a devilishly good nickname: "Hellboy."<p>Paleontologists who excavated the fossil skull of the horned beast from a steep cliff in Canada had a hell of time …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

Books

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Productivity

Does Minecraft Teach Children To Be Programmers Or SysAdmins?

<i>Answer by Hadi Partovi, CEO, Code.org. Tech entrepreneur/investor, on Quora</i><p>If you’re just getting started, using Minecraft as a simple user teaches you to build things, in the same way that LEGO does. In other words, you learn how big things are built by a combination of little things, and if you …

Pixar’s palette explored in captivating color-blocked supercut

<i>Jordan Roland is a staff designer/illustrator for the Shutterstock blog. You can follow him on pretty much any social site via username drawjordan. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>This is the first summer in a long time without a …

The Graphic History Of Sex On Screen

Since the dawn of film, we’ve shot nudity and sex. But only recently has it become art.<p>There’s an old saying in the film industry: What’s the difference between art and porn? Porn has better lighting. Nowhere is the connection between the two more apparent than in the below infographic by Fandor, …

Thomas Edison

Photographer Captures Perfect Shadow of Mt. Fuji at Sunrise | Colossal

<p>While climbing Mt. Fuji in 2012, photographer Kris J B managed to capture this crystal clear shot of the mountain’s shadow at sunrise. The 12,388 …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Researchers find first sign that tyrannosaurs hunted in packs

Discovery of three sets of dinosaur trackways in Canada reveals that predators were running together<p>The collective noun is a terror of tyrannosaurs: a pack of the prehistoric predators, moving and hunting in numbers, for prey that faced the fight of its life.<p>That tyrannosaurs might have hunted in …

Fashion and Portrait Photography by Jonathan Waiter

A collection of beautiful black & white fashion and portrait photography by Jonathan Waiter.<p>Jonathan Waiter is a photographer and film director who …

Art Deco Inspiration

Art deco has to be one of my favorite design styles, mostly because of the geometric and simple forms and the sort of motion that is created. This …

Art Deco

Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

• Human Rights Watch documents 'sting' operations • Report raises questions about post-9/11 civil rights<p>Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.<p>Some of the …

Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

Physicists Crush Diamonds With Giant Laser

Physicists have used the world's most powerful laser to zap diamonds. The results, they say, could tell us more about the cores of giant planets.<p>"Diamonds have very special properties, besides being very expensive and used for jewelrey etc.," says Raymond Smith, a researcher at Lawrence Livermore …

Spotlight On: Travel Back to Japan Through Flipboard

Every time I look at a Flipboard magazine from Japan, I feel I transported back to my country, which I left in 2005 to become a freelance editor. …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Here's What Happens When Older People Try Google Glass For The First Time

Google Glass is often mocked for being too sci-fi or futuristic. The Fine Brothers, known for their comedic YouTube videos, decided to see what one segment thinks of Google Glass: seniors.<p>Their reactions are phenomenal: "Spaceship 12 calling Earth," "This looks like my hearing aid," and "Looks like …

Google Glass

Here's how to make animated GIFs for your new, GIF-filled Twitter stream

You’ve been able to post GIFs to Twitter with Giphy since last year, but its never been an inherent feature in Twitter’s mobile platform. Now that’s all changed. Twitter is allowing you to upload animated GIFs from your computer by attaching it to a tweet as a photo.<p>The GIFs are then encoded as …

7 Scientific Solutions for Annoying Little Problems

<i>Image via Wonderhowto.com</i><p><b>by Elizabeth Maine</b><p>Scientists are working to alleviate those maddening, irritating, altogether obnoxious things that can make …

Google must remove list of websites around the world, Canadian court rules

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Where does this stop?<p>Courts in Europe have been forcing Google(s goog) to scrub embarrassing search results, and now one in …

Cool riders: on the road with outlaw biker gangs in the 60s – in pictures

Way before there was Easy Rider, a young photographer called Danny Lyon went on the road with motorcycle gangs and published The Bikeriders, an iconic and seminal glimpse into outlaw life taken between 1963 and 1967.<p>Showing at the Atlas Gallery, London, from 19 June to 16 August.

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

Here's how to cut a cake perfectly, according to science

The way we cut cakes is wrong. That old traditional style of slicing a wedge and leaving the rest? It ruins the cake and creates imperfect slices. …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

Google bug-hunting game helps developers find XSS security flaws

Security researchers and businesses can use a new Google game to find a much-abused vulnerability considered one of the world's top three web security threats<p>Google has launched a game designed to help researchers and businesses find a much-abused vulnerability common across the web.<p>The game, …

These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure email service created by students from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>"It was the Snowden leaks that got us started," …