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25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everybody Should Read

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Get ready to ramen with Philips Noodle Maker (hands-on)

This dough-kneading Phillips machine easily churns out fresh noodles in less than 10 minutes.<p>For noodlephiles, the Philips Noodle Maker looks like a dream come true. Retailing at S$329 ($263, £160, AU$293) in Singapore, the clunky machine easily blends flour and egg together and turns the resulting …

The Science of Why Beer Is So Delicious

We know that yeasts produce the molecules that make ales and lagers so aromatic. But why do they do it?<p><b>Whether you're catching a whiff of banana</b> from a tall glass of Hefeweizen or enjoying the subtle floral aromas in your favorite American IPA, you have yeast to thank for it. Yeast imbues beer with …

This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the …

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This device lets you charge your phone just by walking around or working out

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ampy<p>Yesterday I noted a portable battery charger that needs only 5 minutes to get enough juice for a full iPhone 5 …

The Thing You Least Expect Could Kill Some of Your Favorite Beer

The future of the craft beer industry and its ability to provide quality and variety could hinge on this.<p><b>The Brewers Association released its</b> mid-year report on the state of craft beer back in June. Craft beer sales have increased by a rate of 17.2% during the first half of 2014 with over 3,000 US …

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AT&T announces new device promos, extends others

While carriers battle it out over who can offer the most 4G LTE data for the lowest price, AT&T is doing its best to lure customers with other incentives -- and keep the subscribers it already has.<p>On Wednesday, AT&T announced a pair of new device promotions that offer deep discounts on …

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8 Commonly Misused Words

Source – Daily Infographic<p>If you want to receive a <i>free</i> daily writing prompt, click here to join our mailing list.<p>If you want to learn how to write …

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How to create digital floor plans

Looking for an easy way to see how your furniture will look in a different arrangement? How about what to do with an oddly shaped room? Check out the HomeStyler website to make a digital floor plan.<p>After several years, you may decide it's time to rearrange your home so it can feel like a new place. …

George Orwell on Writing and the Four Questions Great Writers Must Ask Themselves

George Orwell was a man of unflinching idealism who made no apologies for making his convictions clear, be they about the ethics of journalism, the universal motives of writing, or the golden rules for making tea — but never more so than in his now-legendary essay “Politics and the English …

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7 Ways to Expertly Edit Your Own Writing

Writing can (and should!) be a creative, uplifting, enjoyable process. However, once the initial writing is complete, the next step is editing your …

This for That: A Guide to Cooking and Baking Substitutions

You’re cooking dinner and suddenly you realize you forgot an ingredient at the store! No worries, the This for That: A guide to Cooling and Baking …

Colorado High Schooler Invents Smart Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the $50,000 Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge for his smart gun prototype.<p>Angel …

How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …