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<i>NASA's Brilliantly Retro Space Tourism Posters</i><p>If your art collection is lacking in vibrant, graphic and optimistic pieces, consider one of these …

Posters

The fruit that makes everything taste better

By Joe Yonan<p>Joe Yonan<p>Food and dining editor<p>Email Bio Follow<p>I try not to, but I often take lemons for granted. I’ll buy a few more than I need for a recipe, drop the extras into a refrigerator drawer and forget them for weeks. Then one day, I’ll be scrounging around trying to put a meal together …

Recipes

The 'Last Class' is Coming, and it's Worse Than Economy

Say hello to the no-frills fare.<p>You’ve already heard its many somewhat-terrifying names: “economy minus," “last class,” and more gently, the …

Microsoft announces a new super-powered Xbox console: Project Scorpio

"The most powerful console ever" arrives Christmas 2017.<p>Microsoft and Oculus announced a close partnership at last year's E3, but we haven't seen much out of it just yet. That's changing today, as Microsoft just announced a new version of the Xbox console -- one that's optimized to push 4K visuals …

Satya Nadella

A Real-Life Jedi Mind Trick That Will Reprogram Your Co-Workers' Brains

Using applied neuroscience, you can immediately and easily alter other people's perception of past events.<p>Last week, I explained a simple neuroscience technique to reprogram your own brain in less than 60 seconds. Today, I'll explain a technique, based on the same principle, that allows you to …

Navigation Device Lets You Feel Your Way Through A City

A guide that sits in the palm of your hand<p>Navigating through a crowded city like New York or London can be a challenge, especially for those who are visually impaired. Adam Spiers, a postdoc in robotics at Yale University, set out to create a tool that helps visually impaired individuals easily …

The day we hired a blind coder — judge by skills and exp, not disability

Back in August 2014, we put up an ad looking for developers, along with an online code test link. They had to pass this test before we would call any …

A Handy Guide to Seattle's 18 Iconic Sandwiches

Seattle isn't short on sandwiches. We've got really good ones, in fact. But the city does lack a sandwich inherently "Seattle." Is it charcuterie? The porchetta sandwich at Salumi or the pastrami at Dot's? Do house-cured meats define the local sandwich landscape? Is it seafood? A nice blackened …

10 Amazing Seattle Cheese Dishes You Have To Eat Now

Oh yes we did.<p>Seek out cheese on menus around town and you'll be struck by plenty of cheese plates, a bazillion burratas, and more milky bits than you can shake a Lactaid at. But when it comes to finding the truly memorable cheese-centric dishes that you just have to have, ten really stand</i> …

Meet Mark, the crazy genius who designed an airplane while drunk

A US college student got very drunk and designed an entire plane. His friend’s tweet about it has gone viral and been retweeted more than 30,000 times. We talk to the guys …<p>The news is, to put it mildly, pretty depressing recently – social media equally so. Twitter timelines are filled with the …

How to start an interesting conversation with anyone

Stop making people think and start making them feel.Gvahim/Flickr<i>How can I start an interesting conversation?​ originally appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are republishing an answer from Julian Reisinger, founder of Love Life Solved.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or …

Sony Brass Hated Crash Bandicoot, And Other Surprising Facts About The Original PlayStation

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the American release of the original PlayStation, which is easily one of the most important events in gaming history. Sony’s PlayStation wasn’t just a sales dynamo that definitively crushed Nintendo’s chokehold on the gaming industry, it changed the entire …

Gaming Industry

Here's How Much You Need to Make to Buy a House in 27 U.S. Cities

Well, you'll probably never make enough money to buy a home in New York, but have you ever considered sunny, bustling, happening Pittsburgh?<p>The …

5 Great Reasons to Read Books Aloud

“Fuming, Harry descended the stairs to Snape’s dungeon… ”<p>Moments ago in my family’s car, the 10-year-old and 16-year-old were bickering about whether …

Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive

Portal, a recently launched Android app that lets you move large files between your computer and your smartphone via your Wi-Fi connection, has today made its way to iOS. The new version offers a better alternative to something like Apple’s AirDrop, for example, as it lets you transfer as many …

Marjorie Still Vital After 12 Years; Coyle's Bakeshop Delivers in Both Savory and Sweet

In the past week, the city's restaurant critics have reviewed Capitol Hill's 12-year-old <b>Marjorie</b> and Greenwood's new <b>Coyle's Bakeshop</b>. Here's a roundup of what they're saying:<p>Angela Garbes finds highlights on Marjorie's menu, but most of all appreciates the friendly "dinner party" atmosphere of the …

14 Classic Restaurants Every Seattleite Must Try

With a seemingly constant stream of buzzy new restaurants in Seattle, old, reliable spots can get forgotten. Here are 14 classic Seattle restaurants that have stood the test of time, operating for twenty years or more and still going strong. Time to get nostalgic.<p>Read More<p><b>Note:</b> Restaurants on this …

Great Spots for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Seattle, Spring 2018

Seattle's long-awaited sunshine is officially here. Restaurants and bars all over town are starting to break out the patio furniture, so when the moment arises diners will want to be ready to seize it and stock up on some precious warmth and vitamin D.<p>Eater has sun-seekers covered with this map, a …

Puget Sound

A new study is upending long-held theories about the relationship between birth order and personality

But those stereotypes bear little validity, according to a recent study that researchers say is "the biggest in history looking at birth order and personality."<p>A study of 377,000 high school students by University of Illinois psychologists found that firstborns have an IQ advantage, on average, of …

Scientists discovered the easiest way to boost your mood

At least that's the finding of a new study published Monday, June 29, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>In the study, a group of 38 Northern Californians (18 women and 20 men) were split up into two groups — one who took a 90-minute walk in nature and another that did the same …

'Batman: Arkham Knight' Reviews Are Near Perfect

The embargo has been lifted on reviews for <i>Batman: Arkham Knight,</i> and things are looking good indeed for WB and Rocksteady’s final installment in its wildly popular series of Batman games. <i>Arkham Knight</i>, by all accounts is a sprawling and ambitious beast, but one that builds on the previous games …

The Xbox One Elite controller justifies its $150 price

LOS ANGELES — I never thought I would consider spending $150 on a video gamepad, but I might start saving my cash for Microsoft’s new premium controller.<p>The Xbox Elite controller is great, and that makes sense. That’s because it costs $150 (and it’s coming in October), so Microsoft better not …

'Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition' Is Selling Out All Over The Place

Bethesda has given us a pip-boy, and it turns out that we really, <i>really</i> want it. For those that aren’t familiar, the pip-boy is a wrist mounted computer from the Fallout series that doubles as your in-game menu, and Bethesda has turned it into one of the best collector’s edition bonuses in recent …

How No Man’s Sky creator is using clever tech to build a truly indie game universe

Sean Murray isn’t creating just one new world. He’s creating a whole universe of them in his sci-fi game No Man’s Sky, which uses a clever technology to mathematically generate new worlds for players to explore.<p>This “procedural” technology has been around for a while, but it hasn’t been used on …