Paul Burns

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How Philosophy Can Make You A Better Manager

There’s been a lot of handwringing about America’s performance in STEM education lately and increasing concern that we need to step up our efforts. As the world becomes progressively more technological, so the thinking goes, those without requisite skills will get left behind.<p>Yet Fareed Zakaria …

A New Fritzing–Now With Code View

If you’ve read some of our books, you probably know that many of our authors are big fans of Fritzing. It’s a fantastic tool (and a huge collection of components and boards you can use in your designs) for sketching out your circuits, but it can do much more. You can use Fritzing to prepare …

Tour New York’s Underground Art Museum

HIDDEN ART<p>New Yorkers and tourists may head to the Met and MoMA to look at art, but many of the city's best works lie beneath the streets, as part of …

Be Thankful For the Invisible Belt That Saves Earth From Radiation

Well, here's something cosmic to be thankful for this weekend. A NASA-led study of the Van Allen radiation belts has uncovered new information about …

Star Trek

How Iron Man's Arc Reactor (Probably) Works

Since the <i>Iron Man</i> arc reactor is a fictitious device, and it has no <i>official</i> scientific explanation in the Iron Man canon that I'm aware of, we might …

Physics

Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong

<b>Myth 1: Want To Get Healthy? You MUST Cut Wine Out Of Your Diet!</b><p>It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs.<p>It has been well-reported that wine consumed in moderation has a multitude of health benefits. A glass a day for women (two for men, …

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

51 Books That Prove Reading Can Change Your Life

"After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." —Philip Pullman

DIY Toasted Marshmallow Shot Glasses

It turns out that strategic marshmallow toasting can result in some unbelievable receptacles for a sweet, gooey slug of your favorite beverage, as this fun marshmallow shot glasses tutorial video from The Watering Mouth demonstrates!<p>Even if you’re not in the mood for a shot, this tutorial looks …

Bilingual People Are Like Brain 'Bodybuilders'

People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.<p>Scientists have …

55% Off the Code Black Drone with HD Camera

Whether you’re looking to gift or buy your own first drone for some outdoor R/C action, there’s never been a better looking choice than the sleek Code Black Drone.<p>Finished in stunning matte black, the Code Black Drone features beginner and expert flight modes so you can execute simple flight …

Sodium Citrate Will Turn A Block Of Cheese Into The Creamiest Nacho Sauce Ever. Get Some.

There will be a nacho cheese fountain at my wedding reception someday. <i>(If a wedding never happens, this is a formal request that there</i> at least <i>be one at my funeral.)</i> Knowing this, you should now understand that the importance of nacho cheese in my life is paramount. So heed my advice: Sodium …

Beginner Grow Basics

Today, there are many states with medical marijuana laws, and in more than half of those states patients and caregivers can now grow their own …