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STUDIOKCA’s NASA Orbit Pavilion Lets Visitors Listen to the “Sounds of Space”

Based on the concept of listening to the sounds of the ocean inside a shell, STUDIOKCA, commissioned by NASA, has created the NASA Orbit Pavilion to …

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decisions

You’ve always considered yourself a sound decision-maker. From that heavily researched car that you drove to work this morning to the carefully …

The Brain

15 Artistic Facts About Jasper Johns’s Flag

American painter Jasper Johns shook up the art world by reconceptualizing common icons like targets, numbers, and letters. But it all began in 1954 …

Why Was September's Lunar Eclipse So Dark?

First off, a huge <i>thank you</i> to everyone who made and sent their <b>Danjon scale estimate</b> of the totally-eclipsed Moon’s brightness to Dr. Richard Keen, …

First to-scale Solar System model built in seven miles of desert

The universe, as Douglas Adams so memorably explained, is big. <i>Really</i> big.<p>But so are the things inside it -- even objects like the Solar System, which …

11 Facts About The Little Mermaid

Here are a few things you may not know about everyone’s favorite self-loathing mermaid. (Not included? The alleged "phallus" on the VHS box. It was …

The thing about sounding clever at parties, is you only have to know a little bit, because if you say it with enough conviction people will probably …

Albert Einstein

10 must-visit online record shops for second hand vinyl

<b>A selection of the best URLs for picking up gems.</b><p>As we uncovered in our very first podcast, the internet has forever changed the way we discover, …

Vinyl Records

Striking Photos of Paris Highlight the City's Spectacular Boulevards and Architecture

Fascinated by geometry and symmetry, Hungarian photographer Zsolt Hlinka highlights the lines, shapes, and patterns of Paris in his striking photos of the French capital. From different vantage points, including street perspectives and bird's-eye views, Hlinka draws attention to the impressive …

Paris

Astronauts report an “overview effect” from the awe of space travel—and you can replicate it here on Earth

The view of earth from space is so spectacular that it can apparently transform astronauts’ perspectives on life—and even draw these scientists toward religion and spiritualism.<p>“Something happens to you out there,” Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has said. “You develop an instant global …

Consciousness

99 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

<b>1.</b> In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle." He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.<p><b>2.</b> …

Paramount Network

50 Kitchen Tricks to Help You Become a Master Chef

Cooking can be a pretty tricky job, even if you're following a recipe. Luckily, Kit Stone <i></i>made this enormous infographic to help you shave off some …

Michael Shannon

10 Memorable Dr. Seuss Quotes for His Birthday

<i>Today would have been Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday. Here are 10 things he said about his life, his work, his inspiration, and bow ties.</i><p><b>1.</b> On how a …

Why You Should Always Slice Steak Against the Grain

It's just more delicious.<p>A steak is a steak any way you slice it. But it's more tender when you slice against the grain. This applies regardless of whether it's strip steak or flank steak.<p>The idea is that instead of cutting parallel to the long fibers of cooked muscle tissue, you cut against them. …

BBQ

Map: Stacking up the states under the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan, officially unveiled by President Obama yesterday, aims to cut CO2 emissions from electric utilities 32 percent below 2005 …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

10 Body Parts You Could Do Without

Looking to shed some pounds? You can start by losing that spare rib!<p>1. THIRD EYELID<p>That tiny fold on the inside corner of your eye is a leftover of …

Paramount Network

Hot-Air Ballooning in France

Daily Overview: Fascinating satellite photographs of Earth show man's impact on the planet

A series of fascinating satellite photos aims to show how man has affected Earth. Daily Overview publishes one image of an area where human activity …

Burning Man

Powerful photos of the world's oldest trees

The subjects are found in all sorts of situations: breaking through crumbling architecture, standalone in Africa's deserts, even the seemingly upside-down baobab trees of Madagascar. One her most exciting finds has been the Dragon's Blood Tree. Moon shares a few words on the special species:<p>Moon's …

Madagascar

Museums in Minutes: See All of D.C.'s Greatest Artifacts in One Day

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Framed by the Washington Monument on one side and the U.S. Capitol on the other, the National Mall in Washington DC is a breathtaking, must-do attraction--even if you can't stand politics. That's because lining the streets in between are the Smithsonian …

How Sci-fi Ships...

<b>The Fastest Ship in the Universe: How Sci-fi Ships Stack Up</b><p>From the Millennium Falcon to the USS Enterprise, science fiction has shown us a vast …

Seven Fast Cars That Got Slower When They Were Redesigned

When automakers redesign cars, they try to improve them. It doesn't always work out that way.<p>When a car company redesigns its offerings, it usually tries to add improvements: More passenger space, more cargo capacity, more luxury amenities. Customers want those things, but they tend to add weight …

Classic Cars

21 US destinations where it's legal to drink outside

But most of America is missing out on this prime social outdoor drinking with its pesky container laws.<p>We've found 21 places in the US where it's legal to drink outdoors.

Alcohol

9 Cleaning Mistakes That Are Wasting Your Time

Clean smarter<p>We're in the business of cleaning well, but we also want you to get chores out of the way as quickly as possible. And if you're committing these common cleaning mistakes, you just might be scrubbing up sun up to sun down.<p><b>1. You don't follow the "top to bottom" rule.</b><p>If vacuuming is your …

Wiping