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25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

Mysterious Greek Device Found To Be Astronomical Computer

Thanks to a decade worth of high-tech imaging, the use of the ancient device called the Antikythera Mechanism can now be confirmed. The device, which …

How to shoot a moving day to night timelapse (With a Canon body and a Nikon lens)

Time lapses that transition from day to night (or vice versa) are considered the Holy Grail of time lapses. Aside from the actual tactics of taking a …

Godless Universe: A Physicist Searches for Meaning in Nature

It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist Sean Carroll says: There is just no such thing as God, or …

Are we alone in the universe? Not likely, according to math

One of the most vexing mysteries of the universe is whether or not we're alone. There are potentially hundreds of billions of planets in the Milky Way alone. How likely is it that life is out there?<p>A new equation calculates the probability of other technological civilisations evolving, and has …

17 Easy Low-Carb Dinners

Despite (or maybe because of) endless research, the confusion surrounding carbohydrates remains real. For the record, carbs are <i>not</i> evil. (In fact, …

BEST JOB EVER: This airline wants to pay people to travel for free and put it all on Snapchat

The Icelandic budget airline will pay for its selected "SnapTravelers" to visit four of its 28 destinations— which include Barcelona, Copenhagen, Warsaw, San Francisco, and more — over three months, from June to August.<p>Flights, hotels, and activities will all be covered by WOW Air, Travel + Leisure …

Social Media

Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there's a 'very high' chance the universe is just a simulation

Business Insider<p>We trust the scientists around us to have the best grasp on how the world actually works.<p>So at this year's 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial …

Physics

How Did I Travel Europe on a $2300 Budget? And You Can Too!

"I don't have the money", "I will travel after my bonus comes in", "I will travel when I am older" -- the plethora of excuses we make to procrastinate or not travel at all. That's sad, because as someone who needs to run off to the mountains or a beach ever so often, you don't know what you're …

Trains

How to Create a Killer Brand Video in 2 Hours

Video is a hugely important marketing medium.<p>Websites with videos keep site visitors for 88% longer than sites without video content.<br>• 57% of customers …

Here are some things to check if your Mac is running slowly

Every computer, yes even Macs (there, I said it) can slow down over time if you’re not maintaining it properly or if the computer suffers hardware or …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Planet discovery fuels interest in mythical world of deep space

When astronomers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena announced in January that they’d discovered a giant planet in our distant solar system, they ignited a frenzied debate over whether it was really out there, far beyond Neptune.<p>But the conversation hasn’t been limited to …

Unexpected Places to Take Photos in San Francisco

It’s common knowledge San Francisco is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Assuming you’ve already visited its most iconic …

Why Don't Planets Hit Each Other?

<i>Why don’t planets orbiting the Sun ever hit each other?</i><p>They did! The current solar system is the stable aftermath of a fairly violent growth period, so what we see now is the result of a several-billion-years-long evolution.<p>Many of the objects in the universe didn’t begin their existence in the …

Paleo Diet - 7 Day Sample Paleo Meal Plan For Improved Health and Weight Loss

For those who don't know, the Paleo way of eating is biologically the most appropriate diet for us humans and has therefore gained a lot of notoriety …

You can now make VR goggles out of Coca-Cola cardboard packaging

Coca-Cola is entering into the virtual reality game, not with immersive videos of that sweet bubbly brown soda, but with cardboard VR goggles.<p>The …

Physicist Brian Greene clearly, joyfully explains gravitational waves to Stephen Colbert, and us

If you have Brian Greene as your teacher, count yourself lucky. The Columbia professor of physics and mathematics was Stephen Colbert's guest on …

Ask Ethan: The Multiverse And The Road Not Traveled

The Multiverse is a word used by a great many people, yet not everyone means the same thing when they say it. Reader Chris Olson wrote in and asked about two different meanings in particular:<p>In what way, if at all, are the ideas of Everettian Quantum Mechanics and Eternal Inflation related? Can we …

Dark Matter

How did we miss Planet 9? — Bob McDonald

While scientists are excited about the latest evidence of a new planet beyond Pluto, actually seeing it will be more difficult than spotting galaxies …

8 at-home workouts under 10 minutes to help you lose weight and build muscle

Most of us have the option of going to the gym at two points in the day: before work, or after work. Both of these timeframes are peak hours, which …

North Korea says it has invented hangover-free alcohol

<b>North Korean scientists have invented a hangover-free alcohol, according to the Pyongyang Times.</b><p>The state newspaper says the "suave" liquor will spare you wincing when you wake, despite boasting 30%-40% alcohol.<p>The brew is reportedly made from a type of indigenous ginseng called insam and glutinous …

North Korea

Hawking: Earth Is (Likely) Doomed, Humanity Needn't Be

Not content with informing us that God does not exist or that we could be wiped out by an alien invasion, the British physics superstar has now gone …

Calorie counting made easier with this pretty lunch box

Today's technology can do fitness tracking without much manual input, but that's not the case with food tracking. There's simply no "smart fork" just yet that can measure your nutritional intake, and the best solutions right now require you to follow a food plan or log the information yourself, …

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

NBC News-YouTube Democratic Debate (Full)

Democratic debate: Live updates

Welcome to the CNN live blog, where we'll be bringing you all the best moments from the first Democratic debate of the election year.<p>Your host for the evening is CNN Politics reporter <b>Tal Kopan</b>, who will also be bringing you insights from the whole CNN political team, both in Charleston, South …

The Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century Lights Up the Skies This Weekend

If you’ve ever wanted to be a space explorer, here’s your chance. A "unique outreach campaign" is asking the public to help scientists around the …

Astronomy