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Here's Why You Suck At Knowing When Someone Is Flirting With You

You think you've got game. But when you try to chat someone up at the bar, you just can't tell if they're into you. Sound familiar? You're not alone.<p>According to new research from the University of Kansas, we are lousy at being able to tell when someone's flirting with us.<p>“If you think someone is …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Awesome NASA Animation Shows Neutron Stars Ripping Each Other Apart (VIDEO)

Unless you're very, very unlucky, you're never going to bump up against a black hole. But a new animation from NASA gives a spectacular, close-up look at a black hole forming from the collision of two neutron stars.<p>These aren't bumper cars. NASA says these collisions are among the most violent …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

This Tiny Drone Can Climb Walls

And it’s only the size of a softball<p>When designers at Parrot shrank the AR.Drone to the size of a softball, they had to make some sacrifices—namely autonomous flying and a live camera feed. But they made up for the losses with something better: the ability to climb walls and scurry across ceilings. …

Artist Gives Old Books a Second Life By Making Sculptures Out Of Their Pages

These beautiful 3D sculptures of paper take a whole new look at the idea of a “pop-up” book. Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown alters old …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Magic Eye Music Video

Remember the Magic Eye books from the 90s? If you've been waiting for someone to make it in video form, your wait is over.<p>The Young Rival has …

33 More Perfectly Timed Photos

With all the cameras and smartphones out there, it’s no surprise that, once in a while, someone captures a truly bizarre once-in-a-lifetime photo. …

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Living Clay Sculptures By Johnson Tsang

Living Clay demonstrates Tsang’s extraordinary creativity, which leaves a lot of space for the viewer’s imagination. Emotions like dreaminess, love, …

Japanese scientists create 'Smell-O-Vision' screen

Take a big whiff! You may some day be smelling, as well as seeing, all the action on your TV set thanks to a smelling screen developed by Japanese researchers.<p>People have never been satisfied with just watching the action on a screen, they want to be immersed in it. What better way than with our …

Game of Thrones

US doctors cure child born with HIV

Mississippi doctors make medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus who now needs no medication<p>• Research provides hope of a 'functional cure' for AIDS<p>Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the …

Strobe Glasses Give Hockey Players A Performance Boost

One way to improve play? Make training harder.<p>If you're training for a marathon, you might consider hooking on some ankle weights to provide push-back, making the training more difficult but getting you up to speed faster. Makes sense. One thing that makes less sense but still weirdly works? …

Video: The Physics Of Emperor Penguin Huddles

Each little guy is just trying to maintain an optimal distance from his neighbors.<p>Like annoying (yeah, I said it) people at ball games, emperor penguins do the wave. Like so:<p>The waves happen when the penguins huddle together, a behavior that helps them stay warm in an environment that can reach -50 …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

Seeking To Expand Beyond Languages, Rosetta Stone Looks To Brain Training

Rosetta Stone has been trying to move beyond its traditional language learning scope this year, and the latest example of this is its purchase of Vivity Labs Inc. for $12 million.<p>Vivity makes the Fit Brains Trainer app and a variety of similar products. The app is, according to the press release …

Language

FYI: Can A Paper Cut Be Deadly?

A person with normal clotting ability would have to lose nearly 40 percent of his blood immediately to die of blood loss. The arteries with this bloodletting potential, though, such as the radial artery in the arm and femoral artery in the leg, are buried under too much flesh to be nicked by even …

New 3D Pencil Drawings by Ramon Bruin

Ramon Bruin, a self-taught artist from the Netherlands (previously written about here and here), is back once again with more of his realistic 3D …

Nymphomaniac – first look review

Lars Von Trier's sex epic is a four-hour cold shower, yet it ravishes the brain and leaves you begging for more<p>Hang on to your seat back, your Bible, or the hand of a friend. Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac bludgeons the body and tenderises the soul. It is perplexing, preposterous and utterly …

Gorgeous Greenland Reflections of Stunning Blue Glaciers

Landscape photographer Michael Quinn takes us on a visual adventure with this series entitled <i>Greenland Reflection</i>. Each photograph features a stunning display of natural formations that seem to float along the surface of the rippling blue water. Light reflects all around, producing intense shadows …

Landscape Photography

The Top 300

It’s finally here! Our highly anticipated list of the top 300 most popular modern and contemporary artists around the world.

Incredibly Intricate Renaissance-Style Insect Drawings by Alex Konahin

Alex Konahin, a brilliant young artist from Latvia, uses detailed Renaissance floral patterns in a new way to create incredibly beautiful and …

Shopping By Drone Could Be Good for the Environment

Of all the many, many criticisms of Amazon‘s planned delivery drones, this one might be the simplest: who needs another way to help us consume more …

80-Hour Rope Candle by Candle by the Hour | HiConsumption

Just when you thought candle technology had been <i>extinguished</i>, here comes something new and hot from the age-old frontier of burning wax. The 80-Hour …

Einstein on Why We Are Alive

Given my soft spot for big thinkers’ answers to young people’s questions about life, I was thrilled when reader Dave Anderson shared the story of his mother’s exchange with none other than Albert Einstein. When Marion Block Anderson, an altogether exceptional woman, was a freshman at Oberlin …

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Beginners Paint Ocean Waves With Acrylics

Moonlit Night Sky Clouds acrylic painting lesson available at http://www.timgagnon.com