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The road to Mars: NASA's next 30 years

What will NASA be up to by 2030? The space agency (and even President Barack Obama) hopes it will be close to launching a manned mission to the surface of Mars. But, before that's possible, there's a whole lot of puzzle pieces to fit together. In fact, some of those pieces haven't even been …

Color-changing condoms could tell which VD you just got

A group of teenage inventors have struck upon a clever (albeit still very conceptual) way to alert folks to the presence of various venereal diseases before the burning starts: fluorescing condoms that light up when they encounter dangerous bacteria or virii. The team from Isaac Newton Academy in …

Google's next data center will be a converted coal plant

Google is constructing another data center in the US, but the location it's settled on might surprise you. Instead of building a site from scratch, the company has decided to redevelop an old coal power plant in Alabama. The Widows Creek factory in Jackson County is scheduled to close in October …

NASA is putting Microsoft's HoloLens to work in space

When its mixed reality headset was first announced, Microsoft touted its ability to lend a hand in a variety of enterprise scenarios. The company teamed up with NASA for Sidekick: a project that is putting HoloLens on the International Space Station to give virtual aid to astronauts. The project …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

30 years of .com

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a bit of video that goes around the Internet every so often, showing a couple of clueless 1990s television hosts trying to decipher the mysteries of the Internet.<p>"What is Internet, anyway?" NBC "Today" show host Bryant Gumbel asks in the 1994 clip after stumbling through an email …

Dot-com

Catch up on two seasons of 'House of Cards' in nine minutes

Looking to refresh your memory on everything that's happened on Netflix series "House of Cards" before Friday's Season 3 premiere? The Fine Bros have you covered.<p>The hit Netflix political drama "House of Cards" returns for its third season Friday, and scores of binge-watchers already have their …

TV

Laser-Blasted Metal Forms A Self-Cleaning Non-Stick Surface

The technique could make faster vehicles and improve sanitation in the developing world<p>Water, the key to life on our planet, can sometimes be one of our greatest enemies – especially when it comes to its interactions with metals. Air moisture triggers the formation of rust and corrosion on metal …

Engineering

Is technology scrambling my baby's brain?

I reached the breaking point, as many parents do, about two and a half months in. My newborn son, Oliver, was hitting a phase where his five senses were really coming online. The mere act of being awake was often overstimulating; sometimes he would start to cry when we turned on a bright light or …

Charles Dickens's Great-Great-Grandson: Author Was 'World's First Superstar'

The "Christmas Carol" author was a champion of the poor. "He'd been there," says Mark Charles Dickens.<p>A <i>Christmas Carol</i> is the universal story of Christmas: a tale of the triumph of compassion over mean-spiritedness, humanity over injustice and poverty. Charles Dickens could write it because he had …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes

Photographer captures the beautiful chaos of parenting

Parenting is filled with precious moments. Of course, sometimes it's hard to appreciate those moments when you're scraping gum out of your kid's hair.<p>…

Parenting

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

Aviation

Happy 80th Birthday, Elvis Presley!

He hated denim because he said it reminded him of being poor. He was a fierce proponent of pink for boys, photographed in downtown Memphis in 1955 wearing a pink shirt, pink socks, and even, that rarity, a pink belt. He did in fact own at least one pair of blue suede shoes.<p>Elvis Presley, who would …

Music

Dakar Rally Hits the Sand: Pictures

the 11 best voices in hollywood

actors who have got serious singing chops<p>Back when Disney Channel original movies were still a thing (R.I.P.), there were only a few truly great triple-threats in Hollywood. And while there are now more young actors and actresses who can boast professional vocal training, when it boils down to it, …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

CES

'Faculty Department' by Justin Chung

New York-based photographer Justin Chung has released a book that was conceived along the premise<p>New York-based photographer Justin Chung has released a book that was conceived along the premise of providing an intimate look into the lives of “noteworthy individuals,” titled <i>Faculty Department</i>. Such …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Peter Thiel

Massive March for Victims in Paris

Can Putting Your Personal Genome on the Internet Lead to Lasting Friendships?

Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.<p>Last week at a dinner party, I met Melbourne residents Masha Lewis and Miranda Weiss. Complete strangers five months ago, the pair are now firm friends. …

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7 Ways To Make People Want To Share Your Content

Facebook users share 4.75 billion pieces of content every single day. So why does it feel like no matter how much you create, nobody is sharing <i>yours</i>?<p>The New York Times Consumer Insight Group recently released the results of a study into how people choose the things they share online. They analyzed …

Sir Winston Churchill 's family feared he might convert to Islam

The discovery of a letter to Sir Winston Churchill from his future sister-in-law has thrown new light on his fascination with Islam and Muslim culture<p>He is indelibly associated with the fight to preserve Britain and its Empire from Nazi invasion and his subsequent denouncement of Soviet …

Best of 2014: Films

Of the top ten grossing films in this year’s box office, only one wasn’t a part of, or the start of, a series: <i>Maleficent</i>, a reimagined <i>Sleeping Beauty</i> …

Porsche 911 Engine Assembly Line in Germany

It’s an all man’s land at the Porsche 911 engine assembly plant in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart. The German suburb district employs factory workers who …

40 Men's Fashion Fails That Are Crimes Against Humanity

Over the course of numerous years we’ve managed to see a lot of progress and milestones in the men’s fashion world. But with great responsibility …

How To Impress With Your Home

Living the <i>Animal House</i> lifestyle was fun back when you were actually a university student. Now that you’ve left the toga parties, food fights and …

The Sohanak Swimming Pool and Spa by Kourosh Rafiey

Nestled in a private garden atop a small hill in Tehran, Iran sits the Sohanak swimming pool and<p>Nestled in a private garden atop a small hill in Tehran, Iran sits the Sohanak swimming pool and spa. Designed by architect Kourosh Rafiey, the pool sits in pristine serenity, surrounded by a subtle …

Swimming Pools