Paul Messett

508 Flips | 55 Magazines | 6 Likes | 4 Followers | @PaulMessett | Keep up with Paul Messett on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Paul Messett”

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Inventions

Meet Verge: A Little-Known Cryptocurrency That's Risen As Much As 861,000% This Year

The promise of anonymity and quick-processing transactions has this blockchain developer in the spotlight.<p>The year isn't over yet, but I feel it fair …

Cryptocurrency

Snowden's New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

Your digital security, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users …

The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

Apps

High expectations: What’s so great about hemp?

IT HAS been just over a week since hemp was legalised for consumption in Australia, which has many of us wondering, if you can’t get high from it …

China's Digital Economy's Growth Will Soon See It Outpace The Traditional Economy

China has a rising digital economy, which is equal to 30.3% of GDP or 22.6 trillion yuan ($3.35 trillion) and is driven to a large extent by leading technology companies Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. These companies at the forefront of innovation give credence to the idea that the digital economy …

China

IoT Chip Market by Hard ware (Sensor, Processor, Memory Device, Connectivity IC, Logic Device), End User, Geography and Forecast to 2024

The <b>“Global</b> <b>IoT Chip Market</b> <b>accounted for USD 7.07 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14.75% during the forecast period of 2017 to</b> …

How blockchain will change major industries

While much of the discussion around blockchain has surrounded bitcoin and its ups and downs, corporations and businesses are quickly waking up to the possibility of using blockchain to secure and improve large volumes of transactions as well.<p>By removing the need for trusted third parties, …

Blockchain

10 Predictions For The Internet Of Things (IoT) In 2018

In a new report, <i>Predictions 2018: IoT Moves From Experimentation To Business Scale</i>, Forrester Research predicts that the IoT will become the backbone of future customer value, the IoT infrastructure will shift to the edge and to specialized IoT platforms, developers will have a significant impact …

Internet of Things

These Are the 13 Micronutrients You Need More of in Your Life

Although they often work together to regulate and promote certain bodily functions, there's a big difference between vitamins and minerals. While our bodies need vitamins for vital energy release at the cellular level, minerals are more involved in maintaining things such as water levels, blood, …

Here are the startups Goldman Sachs is wooing in Las Vegas next week

It’s not a startup, but it’s SoftBank that will capture much of the bankers’ attention next week.<p>Goldman Sachs’ annual conference in Las Vegas serves as an effective hot list for which tech startups are worth the giant investment bank’s interest each November.<p>Goldman is on the hunt for the tech …

8 Innovative Industries That Will Really Boom in 2018

Lots of different fields, from medicine to marketing and tech to leisure, are poised to achieve breakthroughs and revolutions next year.<p>The world is constantly in flux, and new developments in the social and technological spheres mean we're about to see a boom in innovation across many different …

Here's how you can actually use your phone when you listen to YouTube on mobile

YouTube is meant for video, but as most everyone has figured out by now, it's also great for music. You can find just about every deep cut imaginable …

Stanford's ultra-cheap batteries are ushering in a new age in energy

Let’s Get Salty<p>Researchers from Stanford University have developed cheap batteries as an alternative to expensive lithium-ion batteries that could …

Loggers Cut Down World's Oldest Tree

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

Sunlight to Electricity: What Makes a Solar Cell Work?

Knowing the difference between solar cells can tell you whether a company in the solar industry values cost or efficiency.<p>Solar energy now accounts …

Farmer wants a revolution: 'How is this not genocide?'

Health comes from the ground up, Charles Massy says – yet chemicals used in agriculture are ‘causing millions of deaths’. Susan Chenery meets the writer intent on changing everything about the way we grow, eat and think about food<p>The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds …

Farming

5 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium

If you eat lots of foods packaged in a bag or box, then you're almost certainly low on potassium.<p>You probably know bananas are loaded with potassium, …

Wellness

The Fallout 3 we never got to play

In October of 2008, Bethesda Game Studios released Fallout 3 and in doing so, changed the series forever. Gone were the 2D sprites, isometric camera …

Addressing Why We Eat: It’s More Than Just Hunger

Whilst many of us know what we need to do to make positive changes to our health and well-being, it can often be much more difficult to put this …

Nutrition

Why wind and solar won't save us

<b>Even with all the new storage technologies, it is still better to reduce demand.</b><p>Kris De Decker’s Low Tech Magazine is one of the most thoughtful and …

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Potassium

In the U.S., the recommended daily intake of potassium is a minimum of 3500mg, but according to a 2012 CDC National Health and Nutrition Examination …

Nutrition

The gut microbes of modern hunter-gatherers reveal one big problem with your diet

More fiber might mean more bacteria—and that's a good thing.<p>When we eat, we're not just feeding ourselves. The multitude of microbes that reside inside our guts get fed, too. These microscopic beings are crucial to our survival, yet we still know very little about how they keep us thriving. …

Microbiology