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The Compass of Pleasure

• <b>Author:</b> David J. Linden<p><b>A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can become addictions.</b><p>Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. In <i>The Compass of Pleasure</i> Johns Hopkins …

Photographer Elevates Throwing Sand To Art

If you go to the beach with photographer Claire Droppert, you can expect to get a bit of sand in your eyes. In Droppert’s latest project, “Gravity,” she’s explores moments of zero gravity–starting with flying sand.<p>For the first set of photos in the project, “Sand Creatures,” the Rotterdam-based …

Photography

Does Alcohol Really Keep You Warm?

Awake

Habits Of My Heart

Ukraine's leafy green 'Tunnel of Love' is a passageway for trains and lovers

We love seeing natural architecture here at Inhabitat, and the leafy green Kleven train tunnel is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is …

Terri Walker 'He Loves Me' (Yoruba Soul Mix)

The world's first underwater museum – in pictures

From algae-encrusted VW Beetles to classical busts covered in psychedelic coral, dive into the magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s seabed sculptures. He covers his exhibits – which include a dream collector and a dozing dog – in a cement that attracts growth, then plunges them to the ocean …

Are Wildlife Sanctuaries Good for Animals?

What to know before you visit an animal sanctuary.<p>Noelle, a three-and-a-half-month-old tiger cub with saucer-size paws, strains at her pink-and-purple leash. She seems to know what's coming as animal trainer Kelsey Johnson pulls out a warmed bottle of specially made formula. The cub suckles it …

Image Manipulations by Martin Grohs

Photoshop is a way to free your imagination and here you can take a look inside the mind of Martin Grohs. Each piece has it's own world of creativity …

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How David Rockwell Reinvented The Theater For The TED Era

Rockwell’s bespoke pop-up theater, a timber structure with customized seating that fosters an intimate connection between audience and speaker, debuts at TED2014 in Vancouver.<p>Arguably, attending TED’s annual conference is great for the mind, but hard on the butt. The annual conference devoted to …

Splendid Illustrations by Brad Rigney

Fantasy illustrations are definitely a real treat to the eyes. Knights fighting monstrous creatures and scenes of distant worlds in distant times are …

Artworks by Reey Whaar

Macabre Paintings and Illustrations.<p>Reey Whaar is an artist and illustrator based in Moscow, Russia. His illustrations and paintings depict different …

The case of the vanishing honeybees - Emma Bryce

How Much Money Learning a Foreign Language Is Worth

Besides the personal satisfaction of learning a new language, becoming fluent in a language could boost your lifetime earnings. The Economist takes a …

How Honey Bees Point Their Way To Food

With help from light that humans can't see<p>Honey bees can give each other directions using polarized light as a landmark to find potential food. Light becomes polarized as it reaches us through the atmosphere, but the polarization is typically not seen by the naked human eye. In a new study from the …

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

Watson may have won Jeopardy, but the supercomputer’s real-world uses–in medicine, education, and beyond–are only now coming into play.<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret yesterday: “The guy that started the online travel …

Tactile electronic cat whiskers could help robots 'feel' their surroundings

Nanotechnology researchers from the Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley have developed highly tactile sensors that that work like …

Solar-Powered Fruit Bat Trackers Could Turn Bikeshare Programs Into Data Fleets

A small army of fruit bats is moving across Australia with tiny trackers on their necks to sense the environment around them. What if bikes could do the same thing?<p>In the coming weeks, 150 fruit bats will flit across the night sky, carrying an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a compass, a smart GPS, …

These Backpacks For Cow Farts Reduce Climate Change And Generate Power

Bovine farts are powerful enough to power your refrigerator. The trick, which this gear nicely solves, is capturing the gas that is passed.<p>Argentine researchers are using special backpacks made for cows to capture cow belches and turn them into power while fighting climate change.<p>The cows are each …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

Heroes of the Storm: Battlegrounds Revealed, Beta Signups Open

Summons, ahoy.<p>Game director Dustin Browder detailed Heroes of the Storm's upcoming Battlegrounds maps at BlizzCon 2013. “It’s not enough to pay …

Resogun - The Worlds of Resogun (PS4 Exclusive)

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The Banner Saga Announcement Trailer

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