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This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Japan is flexing its military power

The Fleet Review in seas near Tokyo was the first major display of Japanese military hardware since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won lawmaker approval for legislation that for the first time since World War Two will allow Japanese soldiers to defend their foreign allies.<p>Abe is pursuing a doctrine of …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

10 psychology myths you didn’t know weren’t true

In his [email protected] talk, psychologist Ben Ambridge, the author of “Psy-Q,” debunks popular ideas about how our brain works.<p>He addresses the …

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The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Frozen bubbles are super awesome, each one completely unique with ice crystals growing on their delicate surface, so beautiful and fragile. Artist and photographer Cheryl Johnson has been spending the winter experimenting with photographing frozen soap bubbles and the results of her efforts are absolutely stunning. “When you blow soap bubbles outdoors in the winter at temperatures below 15°F, they freeze! Beautiful crystals of ice form on their surfaces, beginning at the bottom, and expanding until they cover the whole bubble. Each bubble is unique, the pattern of crystals is always different … just like snowflakes.” Visit Cheryl Johnson’s Facebook page for a detailed description of how to shoot frozen bubbles and to check out more of her own marvelous frozen bubble photographs. [via Twisted Sifter]

Frozen bubbles are super awesome, each one completely unique with ice crystals growing on their delicate surface, so beautiful and fragile. Artist …

The Photographer's Go Bag: Building Your Everyday, Everywhere Camera Kit

Not every photoshoot is planned. Maybe you'll spot something interesting on your way home and want to stop for a few pictures. Maybe you'll come …

When Common Sense Breaks Down: Why I Bought A Mirrorless Camera And Keep My DSLR (And Bunch Of Film Cameras As Well)

I read the article by Martin Gillman about moving back from mirrorless to DSLRs which was published on DIYP a while back and had to respond.<p>To get …

France sees as many anti-Muslim acts in Jan as all of 2014

PARIS (AP) — At least as many anti-Muslim acts have taken place in France since the terror attacks this month as for all of last year, a leading …

Queen Rania On Charlie Hebdo Attackers: 'Their Actions Are The Antithesis Of Islam'

Queen Rania al-Abdullah of Jordan stood with world leaders protesting terrorism in the Paris unity march on Jan. 11 -- but she does not stand with Charlie Hebdo in their depictions of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.<p>In an interview with French publication L'Express published on Wednesday, the queen …