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From Baselitz to Burning Man: 28 Can’t-Miss Museum Shows to See in the United States This Spring

Exhibitions<p>From New York to Los Angeles, these are the art exhibitions that everyone will be talking about this coming season.<p>& ,<p>To celebrate the …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

WATCH: Almost everything you know about clean energy is outdated

“This is a different world from three years ago” — renewables are no longer “alternative energy.”<p>Renewables and efficiency have already won the …

Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm Koru Architects designed and built …

Clean Energy

A Toaster Just for Bacon Will Make Every Meal So Much Better

If you find your kitchen counters cluttered with food-specific gadgets and appliances, you finally have a good reason to get rid of them all. The …

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called <i>International Number Ones</i>. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the …

The history of Mosul, in five maps

In 1165, Benjamin of Tudela, a medieval Spanish Jewish traveler, approached the city of Mosul on the banks of the Tigris. A visitor, even a thousand years ago, could marvel at its antiquity. "This city, situated on the confines of Persia, is of great extent and very ancient," he wrote in the …

Middle East

The upper-body big-muscle workout program

<b>Duration</b> 10<p><b>Exercises</b> 4-5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Sure, you don’t get a lot of props for your six-pack abs in fall and winter, when layers of insulation replace …

Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …

Productivity

Westworld Is Not the Next Game of Thrones—It's Much More Than That

The showrunners talk humanity, masculinity, and artificial intelligence in HBO's heady new sci-fi series.<p>A fly landing on an eyeball, the light touch of a finger on a synthetic lip, a naked human form sitting exposed as an object of beauty formed by either god or man—<i>Westworld</i> is a show that …

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Hike The Appalachian Trail

After trekking 2,000 miles of mountainous terrain on foot, I transformed physically and spiritually, but that didn't mean I wanted to totally erase my old self.<p><b>In 2009, I set out</b> to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Over the five months it took me to cover those 2,000 miles of …

These are the best arguments from the 3% of climate scientist 'skeptics.' Really.

When I give a presentation and mention the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming, I’m often asked, “what’s the deal with the other 3%?”. These are the publishing climate scientists who argue that something other than humans is responsible for the majority of global warming, although …

Climate Change

The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

Who can resist the romanticism of self-taught achievers? They didn't need school. They didn't need "the system." They needed only their passion and …

'The Solus Project' is Xbox One's sci-fi exploration game

We've seen a few games graduate from the Xbox Game Preview program and become full-fledged Xbox One titles, but perhaps none as intriguing as <i>The Solus Project</i>. Earth is a goner, so humanity takes to the stars, with what's left of the human race hanging out near Pluto. From there you're shipwrecked …

Xbox

10 Motivational TED Talks to Watch With Breakfast | Inc.com

One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their expertise firsthand. It's accessible, substantive information on virtually …

Motivational Books: My 31 All-Time Favorites

Do you know that glowing feeling you get after you finish the last couple pages of a really inspirational book?<p>You know, that sense of wonder, the …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

Motivation

19 Seriously Scary Documentaries That’ll Scare The Hell Out Of You

You'll never relax again.<p><b>WARNING: Many of the films on this list are incredibly disturbing. Please continue and watch each film with discretion.</b>

Are we greening our cities, or just greenwashing them?

Architecture and urban design are in the throes of a green fever dream: Everywhere you look there are plans for "sustainable" buildings, futuristic eco-cities, even vertical aquaponic farms in the sky, each promising to redeem the ecologically sinful modern city and bring its inhabitants back into …

A Harvard psychologist says there's one factor that defines success in a job interview

It was her chance to finally give her "elevator pitch" — a 90-second summary of her research program and goals that could help her land a job at a prestigious academic institution.<p>Sure enough, she soon found herself in an elevator with three prominent psychologists in her field, and one of them …

23 Free Health And Fitness Apps You Need To Download Immediately

Whether you're trying to lose weight, train for a 5k, or just track your sodium intake, there's an app for that.<p>Response in this post have been edited and condensed for clarity.

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

How Sexual Energy Helps Arouse Our Creative Genius

Photographer: Craig White<p>Five years ago, I stumbled into a new way of life on the wave of a force so strong that it was impossible for me to ignore. I discovered a whole new pathway to my creative genius and energy -- while sexting.<p>My transformation started in January 2010. I was sitting at my desk …

Dick Cheney Still Has 'No Apologies' For Going Into Iraq

"It was the right thing to do then."<p>WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney has no regrets over his administration's decision to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein.<p>"It was the right thing to do then. I believed it then and I believe it now," Cheney said Tuesday in an interview on CNN's …

Two Books You Must Read If You Care About The Future Of Humanity In Space

Two of the most celebrated authors in science fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson and Neal Stephenson, released epic novels this summer about our future …

30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.

9 Practices at Home and Work That Increase Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Both salaried workers and entrepreneurs need to know what tools to use to become more productive at work. This is especially important for new startups, where the margin for error is not generous.<p>According to the Bureau of Labor …