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Why Your Brain Craves Cigarettes When You Drink

You're experiencing the weird effect nicotine has on memory.<p>You know the feeling. You're two, maybe three drinks in, and you suddenly get a special hunger. It's like a void that you hadn't noticed, and now you want to fill it with something hot. Something so hot and filthy that you'll regret it …

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done

Here's how to work smart to get more done.<p>For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about …

Jeff Bezos

7 new graphic design tools to make your life easier

The graphic design software scene is very dynamic right now, with new tools being released all the time. Some of these new and updated apps could …

Manned Orbiting Laboratory Declassified: Inside a US Military Space Station

Photo Credit: NRO<p>Slide 1 of 44<p>Meet the Manned Orbiting Laboratory<p>At the peak of the space race – when the Soviet Union was considered a threat, and …

Space Exploration

A Brief History of Nakedness

As one common story goes, Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, had no idea that there was any shame in their lack of clothes; they were perfectly …

Protest

This Surreal Alien World Is Full of Monsters, Robots, and Pinups

Pascal Blanché takes a break from art directing video games to create darkly beautiful science fiction illustrations.<p>For the past 12 years, Pascal Blanché has worked as an art director at one of the AAA gaming industry’s most successful studios, Ubisoft (<i>Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs</i>), all the while …

The Ultimate Web Design and UX training bundle is your ticket to launching an exciting new career in 2017

Anyone can build a website with the right training. However, a truly great site is one that’s not just stunning to look at, but also seamless to use. With the Ultimate Web Design and UX Bundle, you’ll be on your way toward bridging that gap from adequate coder to real web artist.<p>Let 2017 be the …

Intel And AMD To Go Head To Head in 2017: Stunning New Enthusiast Processors Coming

2017 looks like it could be one of the most interesting for a decade when it comes to PC hardware as enthusiasts can look forward to a raft of new exciting launches from Intel and AMD.<p>Perhaps top of everyone’s list of must-sees is the battle between AMD and Intel – the former having announced its …

A star will graze our solar system in a million years

In just over a million years, Earth inhabitants will get a closer look at a star than they might want. Gliese 710 is currently a safe 64 light years away, but scientists discovered in 1999 that the sun-like star was barreling directly toward us at around 32,000 mph. We've known for awhile that it …

Flat Design: History and Modern Practice.

Famous artist Edgar Degas once said: "<i>Art is not what you see, but what you make others see</i>." In terms of graphic design, which could be also defined …

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

TED Talks

This Short Animation Will Make You Quit Your Job

Move over Dilbert, there's a sick and twisted office reality to be explored.<p>Screencaps via<p>Move over Dilbert, this film is about to make your existence petty. Handpainted with watercolors, an emotive seven-minute animated short titled <i>El Empleo</i> (“The Employment”) bizarrely captures contemporary …

11 science fiction adventures to escape into this Thanksgiving holiday

Here’s the scene: your family is coming in from all parts of the country for the big day. It’s great to see everyone, but you honestly would rather deal with them through Facebook this year. You need a quick and easy way to escape the crowd, so you power up your e-reader and jump into a new …

10 best new web design tools for October 2016

These days many of us are working on sites that involve a complex tangle of dependencies; if that’s you, this month there are a few tools that might …

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

I recently tracked down and read William Bolitho's "Twelve Against the Gods," an out-of-print, one-time bestseller from 1929 that's become scarce in …

Get More Done: 15 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive

And the best part is, you can adopt them all.<p>Some people get more done than others -- a <i>lot</i> more.<p>But how?<p>To find out, Kevin Kruse, a keynote speaker on wholehearted leadership and extreme productivity and the author of <i>15 Secrets Ultra-Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, interviewed over …

Time Management

Can No Man’s Sky Players See Each Other Or Not?

<b>Update:</b> It seems No Man’s Sky Limited Edition boxes have a PEGI sticker on them which obscures a previously included ‘Online play’ icon.<p>Two …

PC Gaming

It Doesn't Seem To Make Sense that We Can Read This, But Science Explains Why

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Spector makes discovering fonts and colors in print easy

Designing for print can be tricky if you are a true designer, the sort of person that is picky about if the font weight or spacing is a bit off or if …

How to Build a Neuron: Exploring AI in JavaScript Pt 2

In this series, we’re discussing a topic that will transform the world we live in over the course of the next 25 years. We’re going to see lots of …

Joanna Ngai – Medium

Ultimate Resource List for Mobile UX Design<p>I often find myself stumbling upon a design website astounded by how I’ve been able to get to where I am …

'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message

Washington (AFP) – For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact …

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

How to Make the Perfect First Impression, According to Science

You only get one chance for a first impression -- make sure science is on your side.<p>Positive first impressions can link you to all kinds of crazy-good friendships and securities, so the more of them you can make, the better your odds often are for achieving personal and business goals. On the …

Public Speaking

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

3D Within the Browser: Seen.js Creates Complex Graphics and Animations for Canvas and SVG

HTML5 and JavaScript provide all functions needed to create complex graphics and animations within the browser. For that purpose, the JavaScript …

News | Top Gear

First Drive<p>The all new, AMG-powered Vantage is now in production. Has Aston nailed it?<p>23 May 2018<p>0<p>Stepping-stone to proper VXR does 0-62mph in less …

The 23-Point UX Design Checklist

Advertise here with BSA<br>During the design process, some flaws in your product will go unnoticed. Those little (or sometimes big) things can do a lot …

Intricate Illustrations of Star Wars Spacecraft Cutouts Reveal Their Inner Mechanics

Hans Jenssen has been working as a technical illustrator for decades, and it shows. With painstaking detail and accuracy, he creates cutaway paintings that expose the interior structures of complex vehicles and buildings, down to every last tiny piece of machinery.<p>Jenssen is best known for his <i>Star</i> …