Mike Hansen

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This Is How To Make Homemade Tortillas

Wake up Taco Tuesdays with a batch of homemade flour tortillas. It may initially sound like an intimidating task, but the process is actually quick …

Remove Embarrassing Netflix Titles From Your Viewing History

Get ready to binge watch Netflix completely shame-free. Worried about getting caught watching episodes of <i>Stranger Things</i> without your roommate? …

The Beautiful, Forgotten Color Language Of 19th-Century Naturalists

Veinous Blood Red. Broccoli Brown. Smoke Grey.<p>Color swatches seem like a modern invention. Pantone, for instance, is tied up with the emerging post-World War II economy that needed to standardize colors in products and print media around the world. Paint companies, using carefully standardized …

Indian Ocean

This Breakthrough in Tractor Beam Tech Could Pave The Way to Levitating Humans

We're excited.<p>In a sci-fi feeling first, engineers at the University of Bristol used the world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam to demonstrate …

Here’s the key ingredient that lets a centipede’s bite take down prey

Knocking out an animal 15 times your size — no problem. A newly identified toxin in the venom of a tropical centipede helps the arthropod to …

Facebook’s head of AI really hates Sophia the robot (and with good reason)

‘This is to AI as prestidigitation is to real magic.’<p>Sophia the robot is a bit of a <i>non-persona non grata</i> in the AI community. Its creators, Hanson Robotics, consistently exaggerate the bot’s abilities, pretending that it’s “basically alive,” rather than just a particularly unnerving automaton. For …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Are Some People More Creative Than Others?

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Creativity is often …

Creativity

This Voldemort origin story is the ‘Harry Potter’ fan film you didn’t know you needed

Comic book cinematic universes like Marvel’s and DC’s may be all the rage this decade, but years before <i>Iron Man</i> introduced us to Nick Fury or Batman …

Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back Story

With a nearly impenetrable hide covered in spikes, the ankylosaurus was like a dinosaur version of an armored tank. And like any battlefield behemoth, it boasted a fearsome weapon: a bone-crushing clubbed tail.<p>The ankylosaurus was not the only prehistoric beast to have an intimidating backside. …

The best mobile photo-editing apps

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases).<p>A word about …

Mobile Photography