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Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren't the same thing

Would you like paper or plasma? That's the question book lovers face now that e-reading has gone mainstream. And, as it turns out, our brains process digital reading very differently.<p>Manoush Zomorodi, managing editor and host of WNYC's New Tech City, recalls a conversation with the Washington …

This Self-Cleaning Cashmere Never Needs To Go To The Dry Cleaner

Here’s a novel way to cut down on your carbon footprint: Stop cleaning your clothes.<p>Think of clothing that’s marketed as “green,” and you might picture an organic cotton shirt. But if you want to wear something that does the best job fighting climate change, try a self-cleaning sweater instead.<p>For …

It Could Happen: 'Deliver Us from Evil' and 7 Horror Movies Based on True Stories

Horror movies have always played with the notion of "this could totally happen." Arguably, it's because the next logical step is "this could totally …

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Elon Musk, Future-of-Travel's New Disrupter-in-Chief

Elon Musk was a nervous wreck.<p>The entrepreneur many today consider the next Steve Jobs hardly seemed like a visionary genius in 1995 when he stood …

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

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36 maps that will make you see the world in completely new ways

The internet has led to a renaissance in mapmaking, with thousands of interactive, illustrated, informational, or just plain silly maps being …

The Wonderful World Of Whiskey, In One Boozy Chart

Now available from Pop Chart Lab, the Many Varieties of Whiskey print aims to chart the guiding lights of the whiskey world with the Brooklyn-based company’s customary aplomb. It categorizes and distills (forgive the pun) each type of whiskey down into groups, from scotch to bouron to single malt …

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7 Free Apps to Turn Your Phone Into a Dating Wingman

Apps to Turn Your Phone Into a Wingman<p>1. AroundMe<p>2. Mixology<p>3. Drync<p>4. How About We<p>5. OpenTable<p>6. Moodagent<p>7. <i>Men's Health</i> Instant Wingman<p>Your phone …

Office, iWork, Drive, and OpenOffice: Which office apps are right for you?

<b>Editor's note, May 12, 2014:</b> <i>This post was updated to include details about Google's new Drive apps for Android and iOS.</i><p>Now that Microsoft Office is available on the iPad, we all have yet another option to write, create spreadsheets, and build presentations on the go. We're taking this opportunity …

The Amazing Backstories Behind 10 Memorable Props - PAPER

So you've had the weekend to escape into another Wes Anderson-ian fantasy by watching <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>. You've commissioned a <i>Boy With Apple</i> painting knockoff, and you're still searching for L'Air de Panache on Etsy. It's cool. We've been daydreaming about all those amazing props in the …

To Hell with Hitler

In 1940, a year after fleeing Nazi Germany and setting up home in New York, the writer of the following letter attempted to enlist with the U.S. …

How to Get a Refund on a Non-Refundable Airfare and Avoid Change Fees

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other carriers. Changing or canceling an international airfare can cost much more. But there are ways of avoiding the fees, and …

Asian films win big as Chinese thriller takes top Berlin prize | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Asian films were big winners at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, led by gritty Chinese thriller “Bai Ri Yan Huo” (Black Coal, Thin Ice) about an overweight detective pursuing a serial killer which took the top Golden Bear prize.<p>Diao Yinan (R) director of "Bai …

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K-12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.<p>It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million …

Ricky Gervais and Louis C. K. go to New York... and Back

10 Brilliant Comedy Moments Hidden on YouTube

It's hidden YouTube gems time, baby! We dig up the most criminally underappreciated videos and give them the respect that they deserve. At the risk …

Ron Jeremy on a Wrecking Ball

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Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

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Jose Gonzalez: Stay Alive<p>Gothenburg, Sweden's Jose Gonzalez is known for his comforting vocals and stripped-down acoustic sets that buzz with energy. It's been a few years since Gonzalez released new solo material, so we were happy to see his latest release "Stay Alive" pop up on the internet as …

The 10 Best and Worst Films of 2013 - PAPER

Paper's resident film freak, Dennis Dermody, breaks down his best and worst films of 2013.<p><b>The 10 Best</b><p>1) <b>Inside Llewyn Davis</b>. The Coen brothers' funky, funny, touching recreation at the folk scene in Greenwich Village in the 1961 through the eyes of a sadsack, bearded, couch-surfing, singer …

Pope Francis, The People’s Pope

On the edge of Buenos Aires is a nothing little street called Pasaje C, a shot of dried mud leading into a slum from what passes for a main road, the …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

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National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google

National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic's 800 historic maps online using Google's Maps Engine platform.<p>"People have collected our …

6 Up-And-Coming Global Destinations, According To Trip Advisor

One of the thrills of traveling is the feeling -- however misguided -- that you have discovered a destination before the masses have. You were in Angkor Wat before restoration projects began, you saw Bruges before Colin Farrell publicized it as a f-ing fairytale, and Croatia? Please, you were there …

Shortly After Its iPhone Debut, Daily Calendar Is Now Available For iPad

Daily Calendar, the app that allows you to see your day's schedule at a glance, is now available for your iPad. The app launched about a week ago on …