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Evidence of time travel? Historic mural from 1937 apparently shows modern gadget - can you spot it?

Go into any public place in 2017 and you don't need to look hard to see people with heads bowed and eyes glued to a smartphone screen.<p>But did they …

Here Are 51 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Choose From in October

October is here, and our list of new scifi and fantasy books is as overstuffed as a trick-or-treat bag carried by a kid who walked the same …

Books

1,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in October: Enroll Today

In many parts of the world, the school year is now officially in session. For kids. And for you. In October, 1,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Inc.com

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

South Korea's Gorgeous Thor: Ragnarok Poster Is Based on a Classic Work of Art

The <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> poster being used to market the film in Western markets was already fantastic (as was the version featuring extra Jeff Goldblums), …

South Korea

Tortoise and hare face off in real-life race, and guess who wins?

<i>The Tortoise and the Hare</i> is one of the best known of Aesop’s Fables. In it, a hardworking and determined tortoise is able to beat a fast but lazy …

16 Sci-Fi Movies You Didn't Know Were Coming In 2018

Sci-fi movies have been gaining increased popularity in the last decade, probably at least somewhat due to the comic book movie craze, if not the …

Leopard captured after 36 hours on the loose at Indian car plant

A leopard on the loose inside India’s largest car factory has been caught and tranquillised after sparking a frantic 36-hour search by 200 police and wildlife officials.<p>The leopards of Mumbai: life and death among the city's 'living ghosts'<p>Read more<p>The big cat was spotted on Thursday on CCTV by …

Wildlife

This Video of How Medieval People Walked Is Oddly Compelling

I cannot believe how soothing I’m finding this video of a German man in full Medieval costume explaining how people used to walk in the Middle Ages, …

Medieval

This cute owlet would like you to stop disturbing its bath

"Hoot hoot, I'm takin' a a bath -- what the hoot are you looking at?"<p>More than a few of us probably have some sort of shower curtain. It stops water …

How to Analyze a Story Like a Master Writer

As writers, there is no replacement for reading as a practice to become a better writer, but studying film or television can be just as instructive. …

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Aquaman That You Never Knew

Aquaman is one of the most underrated heroes of all time. Now that Jason Momoa has been cast to play Aquaman, he’s finally getting the respect and …

Check out the United Arab Emirates' plans for building a Martian city—right here on Earth

To prep for the one that will actually be on Mars, naturally.<p>The government of the United Arab Emirates recently declared intentions to build a city on Mars in the next century or so. Their first step? A prototype city on Earth. This week officials launched the Mars Science City project, which will …

Typography: Agent Free Font

A little tribute to our Friday Fresh Free Font where we would feature a series of fresh fonts for you to download. Do you guys miss it? We can try to …

James Gunn and Other Top Directors Call on TV Makers to Finally Kill the ‘Soap Opera Effect’

It’s commonly known as the “sports effect,” the “soap opera effect,” “motion smoothing,” or “motion interpolation” and it makes sports on your TV …

Mysterious Cliff in China Lays “Stone Eggs” Every 30 Years

If you’ve never heard of an egg-laying mountain, you probably don’t know about Chan Da Ya, a mysterious cliff in China that reportedly lays perfectly …

Amateur Artist Turns Old Flip-Flops into Amazing Action Figures

Elmer Padilla, a young construction worker from Manila, Philippines, recently shot to internet fame after photos of his hand-made action figures went …

Chinese “Guardian of Dogs” Has Rescued Over 700 Strays in the Last 8 Years

Zhou Yusong is known as the “Guardian of Dogs” in his home city of Zhengzhou, China’s Henan Province. The kindhearted man has spent the last 8 years …

This panoramic photo technique captures the full breadth of Italy’s incredible architecture

There’s no denying the dramatic and old-worldly beauty of Italian architecture like the Old Palace in Florence or Banchi Square in Genoa. These stunning feats of design are iconic and beloved landmarks, often acting as focal points in a city’s architectural landscape. Unsurprisingly, they’re on …

Kaleidoscopic Drone Footage Takes You To Mind-Bending Places That Can't Really Exist

It looks like drone pilot and videographer Alban Roinard somehow managed to fly his quadcopter into the dream worlds of Christopher Nolan’s <i>Inception</i>. …

Drones

How to Choose the Best Pen for the Job

Ever walk into an art supply store and wonder what all the different kinds of pens and pencils are for? Is there a “correct” one to write with? …

Meet Cygnus, the Cat with the World’s Longest, Most Luscious Tail

Lauren and Will Powers, of Ferndale, Michigan, don’t need to dust their home like the rest of us. Their cat, Cygnus, does it for them just by walking …

The Secret To Winning Those "Impossible" Carnival Games

Normally people lose a few bucks and give up on those supposedly rigged and "impossible to beat" games at the carnival, but each one has a trick to …

This Hubless Folding Bike Can Easily Fit In Your Backpack

Imagine if you could carry around your bike with the same ease as carrying an umbrella. Dream no further. Sada Bike has invented a bike frame that …

Get Around with Speed and Ease with the Boosted Electric Skateboard

Forget the parking lot. This electric skateboard will get you around the city with ease thanks to its lightweight materials. This means you can roll …

Chris Notap has made another no-kill mousetrap

Chris Notap is one of the few recreational mousetrap builders that I'm aware of. He shows of his whimsical, no-kill traps on his YouTube channel. …

‘Shadow Snakes’ Are the Rare Solar Eclipse Mystery Scientists Still Don’t Fully Understand

With just days left to go before the total solar eclipse on August 21, the historic celestial spectacle needs no introduction. But despite the …

Bands

Life in an Alaskan Town Overrun With Bald Eagles Looks Patriotically Nightmarish

At the top of every Alaska-bound tourist’s wish list is the chance to see a bald eagle in the wild. But as the latest mini-doc from CNN’s Great Big …

Birds

Animated Simulation Shows What The Eclipse Will Look Like In Your Zip Code

The total solar eclipse on August 21st is required viewing because there won't be another like it until 2024, but unless you live in a narrow strip …

New BBC Dramatization of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children Now Streaming Free for a Limited Time

FYI: The BBC is now streaming a dramatization of Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel <i>Midnight's Children</i>. This free stream will only last for …