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Prefabricated lakeside cabin is a beautiful exercise in restraint

Family reunions can be loud affairs, a fact that one Torontonian family patriarch with ten energetic grandkids knows well. To secure peace and quiet …

Robert Pirsig dies at 88; wrote counterculture classic 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'

In the nearly five years it took Robert Pirsig to sell "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," 121 publishers rejected the rambling novel.<p>The 122nd gently warned Pirsig, a former rhetoric professor who had a job writing technical manuals, not to expect more than his $3,000 advance.<p>"The book is …

Literature

The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions

To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems, reports Alina Dizik.<p>When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on …

Employment

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Black Holes

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

Spirituality

Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

It all started in the shower. Tucker Lane looked down, and there they were.<p>"Two ticks, on my right hip, directly next to each other," he says.<p>At the time, Lane didn't think much about it. He grew up on Cape Cod. Ticks are everywhere there in the summer. "Just another tick bite. Not a big deal," he …

Disease

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Have Reddit Users Discovered the Perfect Exercise Regimen?

If you’re looking to drop a few pounds this year but have no idea where to start, consider paying a visit to Reddit.<p>Reddit is a place for answers. Not all of these answers are correct, but they are numerous, covering nearly every subject from <i>Dota 2</i> strategy to underground steroid purchases. And on …

10 Reasons to Try a Ketogenic Diet

The <b>ketogenic</b> <b>diet</b>, also known as <b>keto</b> diet, is a very low-carb and high-fat diet that have many similarities with the low-carb and Atkins diet. The Ketogenic Diet involves drastically decreasing carbohydrate intake and substituting it with fat. The reduction in carbs can put our bodies into a …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

Why NASA looks to Europa to find the building blocks of life

NASA wants to send an expedition to Jupiter's moon, Europa, to find the ocean it believes lies under the ice -- and the building blocks for life it thinks it will find there.<p>When it comes to life, biologists have long hypothesised that its origins -- on Earth, at least -- were in thermal vents on …

Astronomy

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims

Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals<p>When archaeologists discovered graves in Poland where the dead had been buried with sickles across their throats and rocks under their chins, they …

Archaeology

Here's why GoPro wants to make its own drones

A fast-growing market in a complimentary product is an opportunity it can't afford to miss<p>GoPro, the maker of the popular action cam, is reportedly working on its own line of consumer drones with plans to launch sometime next year. The unit will be priced somewhere between $500 and $1,000, putting …

Grateful Boston man shows off his double arm transplant

A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank yous at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston-area hospital as he showed off his two new arm transplants.<p>Will Lautzenheiser sat next to the doctors from Brigham and Women's Hospital who spent almost nine hours in surgery with him last month.<p>"To have come …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

New View of the Solar System's Most Fascinating Moon

Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA/SIPA USA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA<p>Alexander Gerst—ESA/SIPA …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Dolby Atmos

Does Our Military Know Something We Don't About Global Warming?

Every branch of the United States Military is worried about climate change. They have been since well before it became controversial. In the wake of an historic climate change agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping in China this week (Brookings), the military’s perspective is …

Mission to discover hundreds of black holes could unlock secrets of the Universe

A team of Cardiff University researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe.<p>When …

"Our 3-D World Could be an Illusion" (Weekend Feature/Most Viewed)

Much like characters on a television show would not know that their seemingly 3 - D world exists only on a 2 - D screen, we could be clueless that …