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NASA Is Giving Away 14 High Resolution Posters to Download and Use in Class for Free

December , 2016<br>NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory website is giving away a number of excellent space posters for free. You can download and print these …

NASA's newly-launched Giphy and Pinterest pages are out of this world

When Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon in 1969, I doubt he gave much thought to the dank memes that would one day come of it. I also doubt he knew what ‘dank’ or ‘meme’ meant, but it really doesn’t matter; I’m painting a picture here.<p>NASA already taps over a dozen social …

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Nvidia's GTX 1060 Outperforms Radeon RX 480, Matches GTX 980 In Leaked Benchmarks

<b>[UPDATE: No need to read this as the GTX 1060 is official. Read the full specs and details here.]</b><p>Leaks! Leaks everywhere! Following the recently leaked specifications for Nvidia’s Pascal-based GTX 1060, a pair of 3DMark Firestrike benchmarks have slipped out reinforcing the belief that Nvidia’s GTX …

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Why do we really need space travel?

To paraphrase Einstein '<i>Passion without science is blind, and science without passion is lame'</i>. The case for human expansion into the cosmos is often made with passion but involves little actual science. Here's what I mean.<p><b>Manifest Destiny V2.0</b><p>First of all, whether humans reach the stars, or even …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Fajitas

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in Times Square. But aside from making me shun …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

The 50 Best TV Shows On Netflix UK

Scrolling through Netflix can be an arduous task - especially when shows you’ve never even heard of pop up. The problem with television is that …

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30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Rocket League sells 1 million copies on Steam

Rocket League, a new sports-action game that is essentially soccer with cars, has undoubtedly been one of the hottest games of summer. Now, Valve and developer Psyonix have announced that the beloved game has sold more than 1 million copies for PC on Steam alone since its release in July.<p>As of the …

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One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

Think of an educational tool and you might picture beloved standbys from our Tools of the Trade series, like the abacus and the wooden block. But educators are increasingly turning to software and websites like Khan Academy, Google Apps and Code.org to help them deliver lessons, manage …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

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China and the Philippines: Asia's Most Toxic Relationship

In the West, it is often said that Asians are a different bunch, that they conduct diplomacy in a more subtle fashion -- disguising their differences under the veil of cultural solidarity and burgeoning economic ties. I vividly recall the 'guidelines' forwarded to me by a prominent American think …

1936 Film Perfectly Explains How a Manual Transmission Works

Even if you already understand the concept behind a stick-shift transmission, this 1936 film explains it so perfectly a school kid could grasp it.<p>Along with the actual wheels, the manual transmission is among the least-evolved components of a modern car. A brand-new 2015 model's stick shift has a …