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How to Boost Your Metabolism (Without Hitting the Gym)

In theory, understanding metabolism should be simple: The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories your body burns when performing chemical …

Wellness

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

You can buy a handgun that looks like an iPhone, and cops are worried

It might look like a bulky old-generation square iPhone to most people, police included, but the device in the image above is a weapon. One that …

The Hero’s Journey

<b>The Hero’s Journey</b> is a pattern discovered in mythological stories by the American Scholar, Joseph Campbell. Campbell maintained that all …

Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery — All Done Without Screws, Nails, or Glue

Traditional Japanese carpentry, whether used to build a dinner table or the entire house containing it, doesn't use screws, nails, adhesives, or any …

Carpentry

The Dungeons & Dragons Background Music Playlist

Tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder can be incredibly immersive with the right music. This playlist has all the music you’ll ever …

15 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple's.<p>Whether you're looking to organize your photos, get work done, or get around town, we've scoured the App Store for the best apps that are better than the default ones on your iPhone.

Apps

MIT's 3D graphene is ten times stronger than steel

An awful lot of ink has been spilled about how graphene is going to basically save the world with its myriad applications and powers. But chances to actually see evidence of how and why the hexagonal lattices are so strong in a life-size way have been few and far between. The Massachusetts …

This weird, sponge-like stuff is 10 times stronger than steel

It looks like a piece of Nerf or coral, but it's actually one of the strongest materials ever created.<p>When you think of strength, you probably think of something dense and heavy, like steel. Well, MIT engineers have created one of the strongest materials ever, but it's more reminiscent of a foam …

Engineering

The 20 best anime movies not made by Studio Ghibli

Tofugu (where my wife Carla is exec editor) has a great article about the 20 best anime movies not made by Studio Ghibli (<i>Totoro, Spirited Away</i>).<p><b>19.</b> …

21 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2016

2016 may have been a terrible year in many ways, but there was still some undeniable good to come out of the past 12 months.<p>For proof, look no …

13 of the most stunning twisted towers around the world

When famed architect Santiago Calatrava designed the building known as the Turning Torso, he ushered in a new era of twisted designs.<p>The buildings seem to rotate the traditional rectangular tower around an axis, creating a spiraling, ribbon-like aesthetic. Since the Turning Torso was completed in …

Skyscrapers

Paintings of Sailboats

With water covering nearly seventy-one percent of the earth’s surface, it is no surprise that people have been portraying the sea through marine art …

How to Replace Your iPhone Battery for Free

If you have an iPhone and have been experiencing power issues lately, you might be able to get a free replacement battery for free, courtesy 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 stop receiving iCloud calendar invite spam on your iPhone and Mac

An incredibly sinister new form of spam has infiltrated countless iPhones and iPads in recent weeks: fake iCloud calendar invites. Personally, I’ve …

iCloud

Vincent Callebaut's twisting carbon-absorbing skyscraper nears completion in Taipei

Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ extraordinary Agora Garden—a DNA-inspired carbon-absorbing eco-tower—just topped out in Taipei, Taiwan. Set in Xinyi …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

The Italian Renaissance of Swordsmanship, Wrestling, and Boxing

Fightland Blog<p><i>This article is part of a series of the European Masters of Defence. Explorations of other countries are forthcoming.</i><p>The fall of the Roman Empire did not mean the death of martial arts in Italy. Romans were adept at blade fighting, and in fact, many of the Medieval masters utilized …

Martial Arts

The German Language of Fighting

Fightland Blog<p>When one thinks of swordsmanship, one typically thinks of the Japanese warrior, welding a katana, or perhaps a Celtic warrior swinging a broadsword. And empty-hand fighting is attributed to the British boxers or the French wrestlers. But in the Middle Ages, Germany surpassed itself as …

Martial Arts

Make Your RPG Less Roll Playing and more Role Playing

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> was invented with two concepts perpetually locked in an ongoing tug of war throughout its existence: storytelling versus …

RPGs

Boost Productivity by Getting More Rest and Working Shorter Days

The evidence is mounting that working until you're groggy is a losing strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sweden is switching to a 6-hour workday with 25 percent boosts in productivity. But how? Paradoxical as it seems -- more rest is the key to more work.<p>“The …

Time Management

Introducing the Cozmo SDK

Fix iOS 10 Mail Threading Layout On iPhone Or iPad, Here's How

Here’s what you need to know about fixing iOS 10 Mail threading layout on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.<p>Apple’s stock Mail app is likely to be one …

Electric bike motors: everything you need to know

Once you have got the bike and the battery, there’s one last thing you need to make an electric bike: the motor<p>There are different kind of motors …

Electric Bikes

This Modern Mythic RPG Funded in 38 Minutes

Many tabletop RPGs let players play a variety of unusual characters. It’s often fantasy heroes, but sometimes it’s thieves, servants of a demon lord, …

Silkworms Spin Super-Strong Silk After Eating Graphene

Carbon-reinforced silk that is twice as strong as regular silk has been created by feeding the “wonder material” graphene to silkworms.<p>Scientists at …

3tags.org

30 Vegetarian Soups for Weight Loss

It’s finally that time of year—when rainbow leaves scatter the streets and the chill beats the heat, carving out the perfect setting for hayrides, …