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An American Airlines Passenger Was Stuck Next to a 'Screaming and Kicking' Toddler. His Stunning Reaction Went Viral

You have three choices in a situation like this one. Two of them can wind up making you 'internet famous.'<p>Imagine your happy place. Now, imagine that in order to get to your happy place, you first have to sit next to a screaming toddler in economy class on American Airlines for a few hours.<p>We've …

American Airlines

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

Self-improvement

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

Mental Health

Tesla battery degradation at less than 10% after over 160,000 miles, according to latest data

Battery degradation is one of the biggest concerns for electric car owners and potential buyers, but data from Tesla battery packs have been very reassuring so far.<p>Now the latest data shows less than 10% degradation of the energy capacity after over 160,000 miles on Tesla’s battery packs.<p>A group of …

Electric Vehicles

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

If you love staying up late and sleeping in, doing otherwise might actually hurt your health

Here’s one more way our modern sleep schedules might be killing us.<p>Night owls might get a rap for staying up too late watching Netflix or getting lost in meme spirals on the web, but it’s not all fun and games. Study after study shows the later you sleep and rise, the more likely you are to develop …

Sleep

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

The Making of 'Pillars of Creation,' One of the Most Amazing Images of Our Universe

<i>Pretty Scientific</i> <i>is a new Gizmodo series where we explore how the best images in science were created and why.</i><p>Three pillars of gas and dust sit among …

Universe

Strange Dog Joins Couple On Hike — Then They See What's Written On His Collar

"Hi, I'm Smokey."<p>As Scott Brown and his wife were preparing to embark on a snowy trek to a popular waterfall in Washington state this week, they …

Pets

What are the smartest animals in the world and how do we know?

There are many members of the animal kingdom that rival our own wits.<p>No other member of the animal kingdom can ace an algebra test or write an A+ essay. But that doesn’t mean other species aren’t highly intelligent. Several members of the animal kingdom have impress cognitive chops and cerebral …

Chimpanzees

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

National Parks

Six NASA Astronauts Describe the Moment in Space When "Everything Changed"

"This is what heaven must look like."<p>There’s no squinting in space. Things appear small, sure. From your vantage point, 254 miles above Earth, even …

Ancient Civilization

New 'AR' Mobile App Features 3-D NASA Spacecraft

NASA spacecraft travel to far-off destinations in space, but a new mobile app produced by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, …

Jet Propulsion

Stephen Hawking obituary: a life defined by brilliance and mischief

I first met professor Stephen Hawking at a birthday celebration that took place at Imperial College London in 2004. The occasion was the 60th …

I Spent a Year Refilling Disposable Cameras with Premium Film

My name is Skyler Adams, and I’m a photographer. I’ve noticed that camera communities these days excitedly share news about new cameras, lenses, and …

Immersive Design: The Next 10 Years of Interfaces

Image credit: 3D for DesignersA look into what happens when we design beyond a screenLike many designers, I started my career as a<i> Graphic Designer</i>. …

Virtual Reality

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Customers

This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

So You Want To Buy A 2018 Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 300 has basically been with us since 2005, and it last got an update in 2011. That makes it the car equivalent of half the lineup of the …

Fujifilm announces video-focused X-H1 with in-body image stabilization

Fujifilm has announced the X-H1, a new camera that goes straight to the top of the company’s lauded X-series lineup. It’s similar to the X-T2, with the same 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans III sensor, but takes some design cues from the medium-format GFX 50S and sees Fujifilm explicitly target …

FUJIFILM

Inside Cupertino’s Upcoming Breakthrough Product: Apple Glass

Apple is working on something big. And if all goes according to plan, that something could eventually replace the iPhone.You might have guessed that …

Augmented Reality

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

No one knows if lobsters feel pain, which makes boiling them alive rather complicated

Switzerland's new laws ask you to consider the lobster.<p>If you like eating lobster but have never cooked one yourself, here’s a brief word of advice: don’t.<p>Before you’ve plunged one into boiling water with your own two hands, it’s easy to imagine lobsters as big-clawed bugs who feel nothing as …

New England

In loving memory of Jeremy, the one-in-a-million mutant snail

Find me somebody to love.<p>Jeremy, we hardly knew ye. Plucked from obscurity amongst the rotting peels of a London compost heap, thrust into the spotlight in a bold bid to find somebody to love, this garden snail twisted its way into all of our hearts—counterclockwise.<p>Scientists found the "lefty" …

New York Times

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

Volkswagen Diesel Tests on Monkeys Revealed; First Head Rolls at VW HQ

<i>UPDATE, 2/1/2018: BMW and Daimler have suspended executives who sat on the EUGT board and launched investigations, according to the</i> Financial Times<i>. Udo Hartmann, Daimler’s environmental chief, and Frank Hansen, who works in BMW’s electric car sharing division, were named by the newspaper but not</i> …

Monkeys

Apple buying Tesla doesn't sound like a crazy idea anymore — here's why

Last November, Rolling Stone published a profile of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, written by Neil Strauss, a neo-gonzo journalist who made his name with a book about pickup culture. And in that interview Musk made a confession.<p>"I wish we could be private with Tesla," Musk told Strauss. "It actually makes us …

Tesla