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Christopher Nolan: the man who rebooted the blockbuster

He is one of the few directors who can walk into a Hollywood studio with an idea and come out with $200m. So will Nolan’s latest epic, Interstellar, reinforce his reputation asthe auteur who thinks big?<p>In early spring of 2013, Christopher Nolan and his crew were scouting for locations in Iceland – …

If the distraction alone isn’t scary enough, this HUD lets you race against ghosts

The blending of digital displays with car dashboards can make driving seem more like a video game, but that’s the whole point behind High Rise …

Augmented Reality

How To Tell Scary Stories, From the Co-Creator of "American Horror Story"

The co-creator of Emmy-winning horror anthology series American Horror Story, Brad Falchuk, talks about the sources of terror, playing with audience expectation, and how to be frighteningly good at telling scary stories.<p>Audiences don’t scare as easily as they once did. Not only have they seen just …

Myths about the brain 'hamper effective teaching'

Research published today suggests that widely believed myths about neuroscience are being used to justify classroom practice that has "no educational value"<p>Myths about the brain and how it functions are being used to justify and promote teaching methods that are essentially “ineffective”, according …

Nude photos leaked of Amber Heard, Rihanna and more

Topless photos of actress Amber Heard, Rihanna and Gabrielle Union have the Web on Sunday, making them the latest victims of an ongoing celebrity ​hacking scandal.<p>More than 50 images of Heard, Johnny Depp’s fiancée, were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit, according to TMZ.<p>A topless picture that Union …

Kim Kardashian Wore a Very Bridal Bikini on Her Second Honeymoon

Kim Kardashian is keeping the bridal vibes alive south of the border. Two weeks after returning from their honeymoon in Ireland and Prague, the Wests …

Our Best Bet for Colonizing Space May Be Printing Humans on Other Planets

"Maybe we will colonize other worlds not with astronauts in space suits, but with bacteria," says NASA's lead engineer on the Curiosity Rover mission.<p>Assuming human deep space travel turns out to be not just incredibly dangerous, but perhaps "crazy idiotic" and "laughable," as Harvard biologist …

Wormholes

Hands-on with the Muse brain sensing headband — the most important wearable of 2014 (exclusive)

I got my hands on an early version of Interaxon’s brainwave reading headband, the Muse, and I think this could be the most important wearable of the year.<p>And that’s saying a lot, considering I’ve seen 2014’s entire lineup for health tech at the Consumer Electronic Show as well as a few undisclosed …

A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission.<p>Not all wind turbines are alike. While the great majority are large steel towers fixed to the ground, a few are shaped like gliders, kites, and blimps, and move around …

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Antarctica

See the Deus Ex fan film that was two years in the making

More than two years since it was first teased, the <i>Deus Ex: Human Revolution</i> fan film launched earlier this week on YouTube. Running 12 minutes, it features the kind of production values and special effects one might expect from a commercial work.<p><i>Human Revolution — Deus Ex</i> is written, directed, …

5 searches that prove Google Now is really a huge gaming nerd

You might know a lot about games, but your collection of obscure facts pales in comparison to Google Now.<p>Google’s search service, which answers users’ inquiries with a digitized human-sound voice just like Apple’s Siri, is one of Earth’s largest repositories of information. Naturally, a good chunk …

Web companies give first look at secret government data requests | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Google on Monday began publishing details about the number of secret government requests for data they receive, hoping to show limited involvement in controversial surveillance efforts.<p>A protester holds a placard showing U.S. President Barack …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Immunotherapy

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Celebrities In Santa Suits And Hats Will Make Your Holiday Even Merrier

You've been listening to holiday songs since before Thanksgiving. The Christmas tree has been up for weeks. You're gifts are all wrapped and the holiday cards have been mailed. Now what?<p>Looks like Santa Claus is coming to town! But these Santas are more likely to be flying in from Hollywood than …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Demi Lovato on Her Drug Abuse: I Would Sneak Cocaine onto Planes

Demi Lovato has been very open about the issues that landed her in rehab three years ago, but now reveals shocking details about the extent of her …

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yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

Yoga

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

The World's First Video Game

The following article is republished from <i>Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader.</i><p><i>Ever heard of William Higinbotham? He's the guy who invented the</i> …

Lady Gaga Releases New Song “Do What U Want” After Epic Twitter Rant, Posts New Booty Shot on Twitter: Listen Now

Okay, <b>Lady Gaga</b>, we get it! The pop superstar, 27, released new single "Do What U Want," featuring R. Kelly, past midnight on Monday, Oct. 21. The …

Lady Gaga Responds To Critics In Weird Twitter Rant

Just in time for the release of her new single "Do What U Want."

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