Remy Fritz

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How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino

The ancient fairy tale of Cupid and Psyche, where love endures against all odds

The mythological tale of Cupid and Psyche is one of the few Greek and Roman myths that has not fully become assimilated into modern consciousness. …

Japan's new 'girl band', average age 84

Pensioners become pop idols with their band KBG84 playing to sell out crowds and now with a record deal<p>They joke about knocking on heaven’s door, but a Japanese ‘girl band’ with an average age of 84 have struck a blow for grannies everywhere by becoming pop idols.<p>Hailing from the remote, …

Japan

How to build a city from scratch: the handy step-by-step DIY guide

Illustration: Sam Chelton<p><b>Part 1</b>: steps one to five<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/26/1435335128360/a75ec198-1866-4589-8cca-996d92a70c21-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Illustration: Sam Chelton<p><b>Part 1</b>: steps one to …

Foster and Partners

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

Middle East

100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language

<b>100 Resources To Learn to Speak Another Language</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post was first published in 2012, and is in the process of being</i> …

Exposed: Iran's Super Strategy to Crush America in a War

Since assuming office in 2009, President Barack Obama has consistently held that the United States would carry out airstrikes to prevent Iran from …

Military

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>By Amy …

Rachel Dolezal

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

11 reasons why women's football is better than men's

England’s Women’s World Cup campaign continues on Saturday night, as they face Mexico in their second group game (9pm KO on BBC Three). Here’s our teamful of reasons why it’s superior to the men’s game …<p>1. The players are less hate-able<p>One of the main problems with top-level men’s football is the …

10 Books To Read Before You See The Movies This Summer

<i>We all love a few hours at the movie theater, but there’s just no substitute for curling up with a few hundred pages of printed magic.</i><p>By Mark Athitakis<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Books To Read Before You See The Movies This Summer

Books

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe spread across Kenya and Tanzania, and globalization has not been kind to them. Vulnerable to wildlife …

How oil flows in and out of every major region around the world

Every major economy around the world is fueled by oil. But most of them don't produce the oil they use.<p>In its new "Statistical Review of World Energy" report, BP included a map tracking oil trade flows around the world.<p>The Middle East leads the board in crude exports with 850.1 million tonnes …

These are all of Google's weird science projects we know about

Just today, Google founder Larry Page announced the founding of Sidewalk Labs, a spin-off from the search giant with a mandate to make cities a better place to live.<p>It's not Google's first big idea with a long-term vision. Not by a longshot...or a moonshot.

Is the universe really accelerating?

New research questions the claim that the universe is accelerating. But this new work isn’t as strong as some claim.<p>Recently I’ve been asked about …

Monstrous Galaxy Spotted Near The Edge of the Universe

<b>London:</b> Astronomers have imaged in unprecedented detail a distant galaxy near the edge of the universe and found that it is forming stars hundreds to …

11. Your Hair Doesn't Keep Growing, But You Can Still Get An Erection

<b>Fact.</b> But not in a way that you'd like obviously, because you're dead. Within three days of your death, the enzymes in your body that used to help …

These photos capturing Earth from above are absolutely ethereal

Earth from eye-level is nothing compared to this beautiful planet from above.<p>More photographers are using planes and drones to shoot from previously …

10 Body Language Secrets Every Successful Person Knows

If you want to become successful, then it is imperative that you hone in on your bodily-language. I’d go as far to say that it’s just as important — …

Body Language

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries | Claire Provost and Matt Kennard

Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control<p>Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s …

Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village Being Swallowed By Nature

Shengsi, an archipelago of almost 400 islands at the mouth of China’s Yangtze river, holds a secret shrouded in time – an abandoned fishing village …

The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous

Good looks can get you far in life, but psychologists say there are unrecognised pitfalls for the beautiful. David Robson reports.<p>Can you be too beautiful? It is hardly a problem that most of us have to contemplate – as much as we might like to dream that it were the case.<p>Yet the blessings and …

How the Clean Power Plan could vastly change the way you get electricity

More efficient cars, trucks and airplanes. Less-polluting electric power plants. So many solar and wind farms that no transcontinental road trip in …

Here's what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a study last year in the journal <i>Energy & Environmental Science</i>, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues.<p>Jacobson is well-known …

How Your Face Betrays Your Personality and Health

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul – but Ancient Greek thinkers were surprisingly concerned with appearance. Aristotle and his followers even compiled a volume of the ways that your looks could …

Psychology

Could seaplanes be the future of transatlantic flight? | CNN Travel

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot almost 20 years later by NASA and released …