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13 books you absolutely HAVE to read before they become movies in 2017

Whether you are a purist or you just like to know what you are getting yourself into before you begin a film, you understand the importance of …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

How to make your own DIY sparklers for July 4

There are many motivations to DIY. Sometimes, as with stock made from scraps, it's an economical choice. Sometimes, like with yogurt, we might prefer …

PGS promises to put full PC games in your hands

With the rise of the smartphone, many have predicted the death of dedicated handheld games consoles. Since 2011, Nintendo has managed to sell almost …

Gear & Gadgets

How to create epic environment designs

This workshop and Photoshop tutorial will take you through my process for painting a grand, fantasy structure set within an epic landscape, as well …

This Artist Builds Kinetic Sculptures That Run on Windpower and Evolve Like Living Beings

A traveling exhibit of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s wind-powered Strandbeests (“beach animals”) makes its only West Coast appearance at San Francisco’s …

Art

Photographer squirrel and model bird pose for a Photoshop Battle

Wildlife photography sure has changed over the years.<p>No longer do humans need to be behind the camera — animals like this enterprising squirrel are …

U.S. Infrastructure Can Be Hacked With Google, Simple Passwords

Authorities say the Iranian computer hack of a New York dam is the symptom of a huge weakness in the U.S. infrastructure –- dams, stadiums, traffic controls and power grids that can be accessed by anyone, including hostile nations or terrorists –- with simple passwords or no passwords at all.<p>New …

Cybersecurity

10 space-saving furniture designs for small homes

City dwellers are adapting to escalating house prices by living in smaller, more flexible spaces, and designers are responding with furniture that …

Furniture

Photographer Reveals How Much Online Images Are Photoshopped (13+ pics)

Taking a good picture isn't easy. Taking an awesome picture is even harder. And taking an impossible picture is, well, impossible. Unless you use …

7 examples of game AI that every developer should study

Nearly all games need some amount of artificial intelligence — most commonly to give the player non-human opponents. But conversations about good AI …

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

The Urgent, Elemental Architecture of Alejandro Aravena

Mathematics School, 1999, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.<br>Tadeuz Jalocha—Courtesy ELEMENTAL

Chile

20 Interior Design Ideas For Each Room In Your Home

Given how much time most of us spend at home, it’s a shame most of us live in small, boring homes or apartments. If home is where the heart is, these …

Buttes and beasts: amazing US national parks – in pictures

The US’s national parks offer up some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. To celebrate National Park Week (18-26 April), we’ve picked some of the best photographs shared on the Department of the Interior’s Instagram account, showcasing astonishing canyons, mountains and wildlife

U.S. Dept. of the Interior

How to explore the world's greatest archipelagos

Readers share their tips on exploring the world's archipelagos.<p>This week's winning entry<p><b>Escape from modern living</b><p>Inspired by your article in Discover, we explored Palawan and the surrounding islands on the only sailing paraw [outrigger] in the Philippines. This is as remote as travel gets. …

Microsoft just launched an artificial intelligence bot for teens that has 'no chill'

But users won't be speaking to a person, they'll be talking to "Tay," Microsoft's new bot that's powered by artificial intelligence.<p>The easiest way to converse with Tay is on Twitter. It's at @tayandyou. All users have to do is tweet at it as if it were a real person and it'll tweet back in a kind …

Mental Floss

Makeup Artist Turns Her Lips Into Stunning Works Of Art (10 Pics)

Ever seen Katsushika Hokusai's famous painting, Great Wave Off Kanagawa? Probably. But have you ever seen it painted on somebody's lips? Probably not.<p>…

Lips

Researchers Have Built The Most Complex Light-Based Quantum Computer Chip Ever

Bring on quantum computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>In a world-first, researchers have created a quantum chip that contains four …

Quantum Computing

Brain hacking is real, and it’s given this paralyzed man the ability to move again

As you’re reading this sentence, hundreds of millions of neurons are firing in your brain, controlling your behavior and actions. The electrical …

Ohio State University

The Best Spring Getaways Near Denver

From the desert to the mountains, here are seven spots where you can enjoy the springtime sun.<p>If winter is one of Colorado's best seasons, some may …

Horror movies do something strange and incredible to your brain

That's a powerful effect.<p>Think of the last time you jumped, yelped, or gasped during a horror film.<p>"Usually when we're watching something we've shut down the motor regions of the brain, and yet those stimuli [from a shocking scene] are so strong that they overcome the inhibition to the motor …

Sequoia National Park

Famous naturalist John Muir said, “The Big Tree (<i>Sequoia gigantea</i>) is Nature’s forest masterpiece, and . . . the greatest of living things. . . . No …

MIT’s New Battery Runs On Sugar

The device can power an LED light.<p>If you take a carbon nanotube and set fire to one end, that tube will generate electricity. And if you’re an MIT genius, you can heat those tubes with regular old table sugar, pack them together, and have a battery that produces almost the same output as the one in …

Waterfalls in Georgia: Our Top 10 Favorite Waterfall Hikes

Raven Cliff Falls Trail4.9 milesHike through a beautiful, lush stream valley north of Helen, Ga, passing small, spilling cascades throughout the …

7 great Georgia summer hikes to beat the heat

Chattahoochee National ForestBear Creek Trail1.9 miles Hike this mossy, shady, fern-filled creek valley for a summertime cool between Ellijay and …

Destinations that are so magical, they hardly seem real

These seven dreamy destinations make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a magical fairy tale world.<p>Where to go to escape the stresses of life, the bustle of the workweek and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their …