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LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

By Daniel Miller<p>In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of …

How To Think Visually Using Visual Analogies - Infographic - Adioma

Visual learners are people who think in pictures[1] and use words to communicate that picture to others. About 60%[2] of the world population are …

Wilderness Survival 72 Hour Bag

What If Your Camping Trip Doesn’t Go As Planned?<p>Preparing a wilderness survival 72 hour bag and a 72 hour bug out bag are quite similar but require …

It’s Getting Harder for Oil Companies to Make Money. Here’s Why.

<b>Shell has pulled out of the Arctic. That’s just the latest sign that Big Oil is in big trouble.</b><p>One Morning in May, Danielle Fugere tried to convince …

Plan a Night to Stay Awake and Shoot the Stars

If you have ever been in a remote enough place and looked up at the night sky, you know how magical the universe can be with countless stars dotting …

Landscape Photography

Solar panels can power the world – MIT study

An MIT report has found that regular solar panels like the ones used today could supply much of the world with power. They believe terawatts of …

The greatest hoax? Not by a long shot: Climate denial school takes on the conspiracy theorists

<b>(EdX)</b><p>Like it or not, global warming is happening — and human activity’s to blame<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>May 20, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Wouldn't it be great if global warming were just some natural phenomenon we didn't have to feel responsible for -- or, better yet, if the whole thing were just some giant hoax …

No One Database To Rule Them All

It’s a sad fact of life that all-in-one solutions rarely exist in the real world. A Swiss Army knife is great for camping, but you wouldn’t want to use one to carve a turkey. An old Saturday Night Live routine made this point effectively with a fake ad for a product called Shimmer that was both a …

What Germany’s energy transition means for the United States

Germany has been a pioneer in pushing for a renewable energy revolution, making the technologies globally competitive with conventional energy. Now, …

Solar power is booming. But is it booming fast enough?

Solar capacity is growing around the world. But new studies suggest it isn't growing quickly enough to meet the world's expanding energy needs and …

National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Travel<p>Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, …

Weird

How Your Morning Starts With Quantum Physics

Quantum mechanics ranks as one of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history, in no small part because it’s such a counter-intuitive theory. Its most attention-grabbing predictions– particles behaving like waves, quantum uncertainty, superposition states, the non-local phenomena that …

Physics

What You Need to Know About Wide Angle Lenses

Wide angle lenses are a key part of every landscape photographer’s kit; they can produce some amazing vistas and sweeping scenes, but learning to use …

Macro Photography Tutorial

Macro photography is one of the most popular forms of photography, and with good reason. It is easily accessible, and it is a very broad genre of …

Cameras

How to Build a Better Six-Pack

Use these principles in real life to build your abs up to new levels.<p>Building up an impressive, shredded set of abs will always be a top fitness goal for many guys, but there are so many disparate plans to get a six-pack it's nearly impossible to know which one to follow.<p>There are thousands of …

Exercise

Rare optimism ahead of climate talks in Lima

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Energized by new targets set by China and the United States, the world's top climate polluters, U.N. global warming talks resume …

Do dreams occur in slow motion?

When we dream, does time pass at a different pace? David Robson investigates.<p>When my alarm wakes me up, I’ll often hit the snooze button before returning to the warmth and safety of my duvet for another quick doze. But although what follows can seem like a short dream – perhaps a single …

Is Climate The Mother Of Innovation?

Changing Planet<p>Flooding in New York City caused by Hurricane Sandy Photo by Patrick McFall https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruanon/<p>Toledo, Ohio’s summer battle with toxic algae is just the latest in a string of weather-related catastrophes to beset our nation’s water and sewer systems. Hurricane …

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

Move Over Big Power—the Micropower Revolution Is Here

There is no shortage of shouting and dire warnings about the state of the climate and our need to phase out fossil fuels. But there is a more silent …

Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex

In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what he viewed as one of its greatest threats: the military-industrial complex composed of military contractors and lobbyists perpetuating war.<p>Eisenhower warned that "an immense military establishment …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …

Colorizing Photoshoppers Put a New Spin on Old Historical Photos

There’s an awesome little subreddit that has been getting a lot of press coverage as of late. It’s called ColorizedHistory, and is a 20,000+ person …

How to Get Into Concerts as a Photographer

While entertaining, attending concerts and sports events can get pretty expensive, especially if you want good seats for photographing. On top of the …

Photography

How to take sharp smartphone photos

Now Playing: Watch this: Taking sharper photos with your smartphone<p>0:57<p>Struggling to get your smartphone photos looking sharp?<p>Here are a few ways to …

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners

by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly …

Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …

Quantum computer passes speed test : News blog

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