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4 Simple Words That Will Make You a Better Critical Thinker

Few questions expose the limits of one's knowledge quite like these four words do.<p><i>How can we develop our critical thinking abilities? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Allen Lobo,</b> …

Critical Thinking

If you bought any of these electronics from 2001 to 2011, you could be sitting on a gold mine

Residents of the good old U.S. of A., we have some great news. If you bought one or more phones, laptops, or tablets between January 1, 2000, and May 31, 2011, you could be eligible for a BIG payout. (And if any of these things are in your attic, you're sitting on a gold mine.)<p>A class action …

Batteries

Cancer Breakthrough Leads China's Biotech Boom

A few days before Craig Chase was discharged from the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital in Nanjing, his doctor told him something he never …

Biotechnology

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

Apps

This Stunning Video on The History of Time Will Make You Have Feelings About The Entire Universe

You need to see this.<p>Although we use it every day, time is complicated.<p>When we break it up into small pieces, most people are pretty good at …

Universe

This long-awaited hemp beer is legal in every state but one

Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma are the four states that border Kansas, which is important for anyone in, say, Topeka who’d like to pick up …

Cannabis

Best Hamburger Ever Recipe

"These burgers are the best on the grill in the summertime. Jam-packed with all kinds of stuff, and no tasteless bread crumbs!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 …

Onions

People Are Suing Equifax in Small Claims Court and It's Totally Brilliant. Here's Why

Just imagine $5,500 times 143 million, and you'll see why this could be big trouble.<p>Last September, Christian Haigh learned he was one of the 143 million people in the U.S. whose information was hacked in the Equifax breach.<p>As you might recall, Equifax issued an apology that was almost laughable. …

Equifax

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

Lucy vs. Adam and Eve: The theory of evolution in Africa | Africa | DW | 28.02.2018

Did God create mankind, or did we evolve from apes? Some particularly religious Africans find it difficult to reconcile the theory of evolution with …

Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

Each second represents 22 million years<p>In the grand cosmic scale, humanity and our tiny home in the universe are absolutely inconsequential. In a neat time-lapse video from John Boswell, you can watch the formation and growth of the universe from the big bang to now.<p>Boswell, aka melodysheep, has …

Universe

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Language

Coinbase is launching its own cryptocurrency index fund

When you’re the runaway leader in a growing industry, you typically have two opinions: A) Stay in your lane and let other companies pop up to solve the industry’s problems, or B) Try to offer as many products as possible and own the entire customer experience from A-Z (no Amazon pun intended).<p>If …

Cryptocurrency

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Travel

US: Rifle-toting worshippers renew wedding vows at Pennsylvania church

Hundreds of US couples packing AR-15 rifles have had their marriages and weapons blessed at an unusual church ceremony. Children from a nearby …

Young men enticed to vote for Vladimir Putin in upcoming Russia election with bizarre video of lingerie-clad models

Vladimir Putin’s election supporters are trying to entice young men to re-elect the current President with a series of bizarre - and somewhat …

MateBook X Pro: Huawei attempts to out-Pro Apple's MacBook Pro

New machine has a 14in screen squeezed into a 12in laptop frame, a discrete GPU and a camera that pops up from beneath the keyboard<p>Following Huawei’s attempts to directly challenge the dominant smartphone players Samsung and Apple, now the Chinese technology firm is going after laptops with the …

Gear & Gadgets

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

This top-rated app will help you envision and create any home design project

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The Best Sci-Fi On Netflix Streaming

Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that …

How Women and Tech Took Over Porn: Inside the 2018 AVNs

From #MeToo to cam stars, this year's Oscars of the obscene showcased the future of porn<p>Here's a <i>Black Mirror</i> pitch: You pay several hundred dollars …

Watch ‘Starman’ drift: SpaceX’s Tesla reaches the ultimate cruising altitude and rides off into space

This might be the ultimate space oddity.<p>High above his home planet, where millions of people are no doubt sitting in traffic in cars of their own, …

Record snowfall hits Moscow, downing thousands of trees

Freezing rain and heavy snow have killed one person in Moscow and downed over 2,000 trees. Over half a meter of snow blanketed the Russian capital by …

Freemasonry explained: a guide to the secretive society

When did it begin, is it a religion, and are its members’ identities kept secret?<p>When did Freemasonry begin?<p>The first grand lodge, established to govern Freemasonry in England and Wales, was formed in 1717, during a meeting at a pub in the City of London called the Goose and Gridiron. At that time …

Freemasonry

Drone gets way too close to an airplane in terrifying video

Hey, if you own a drone, maybe don't fly it over an airplane filled with passengers?<p>The FAA is investigating a video that seems to show a drone's …

Creationist Warns Bill Nye's New Show Is "Inappropriate" For Children

Creationist Ken Ham loves to challenge Bill Nye on every scientific issue under the sun, and the release of <i>Bill Nye Saves the World</i> season two was …

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

Republican Bill Bans Non-Church Marriages

- Advertisement -<p>See original here<p>DIY Wedding Decor Ideas<br>(Image by YouTube) Permission Details DMCA<p>As if the nation is not in enough trouble, there …

Google's Calculator app hits 100 million downloads on the Play Store

Virtually every device with a mobile OS comes preloaded with a calculator app, and Google's products are no different. The aptly-named 'Calculator,' …

Super blue blood moon 2018 - gallery

Many parts of the globe caught a glimpse of the moon as a giant crimson globe, thanks to a rare lunar trifecta that combines a total eclipse with a blue moon and super moon. The spectacle, which Nasa has coined a “super blue blood moon,” will grace the pre-dawn skies in the western US as the moon …

Astronomy