Tyler Ratzlaff

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Our Universe Just May Exist In A Multiverse After All, Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many out there, some researchers say.<p>On Monday (March 17), scientists announced new findings that mark the …

Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

New iWatch Concept Video Envisions A Vertical, Notification-Based UI For An Apple Wearable

A new iWatch concept video produced by Fuse Chicken, the Cleveland-based design startup that’s currently funding a magnetic charging cable and dock for iPhone, imagines what a wrist-mounted Apple wearable computer might look like with a wraparound curved display and a vertical UI incorporating the …

10 Team Beers for This Year's MLB Playoffs

<b>The MLB postseason</b> picture has become clear this week, with the exception of two sudden-death games Friday night that will seal the fates of four wild-card hopefuls. Here in St. Louis, Cardinals Nation will be huddled around television screens as the Redbirds slug it out against the Braves in …

Baseball

The 2013 Esquire Grooming Awards

<b>For the past year</b> we've scraped razors across our skin, scrubbed soap all over our bodies and faces, and spritzed ourselves with every fragrance you could think of. Here, we share the results, so you can avoid all that. See our findings in the slideshow.<p><b>Follow The Style Blog on RSS and on Twitter</b> …

Men's Fashion

How to Open Stuck Jars: The Only Guide You Need

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's 2012 Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>Generally speaking, public feats of strength</b> have fallen out of fashion in modern America. Pistols at dawn, bare-knuckle …

Hacking

The Science of Snowboarding

Kayak instructor builds tiny woodland home for $11,000

Kayak instructor Brian Schulz built this beautiful Japanese-style home in the forests of Nehalem, Oregon for under $11,000! The home is made entirely …

Design

Everything You Need to Know About Dragonfruit

<i>Every week on Food52 we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We're taking a tropical staycation in our kitchen and exploring exotic fruits. Next up, pitayas.</i><p>Good things come from prickly plants -- like tequila, nopales, and dragon …

Jamaica's bobsled team is dead last after first two runs, but it's still first in our hearts

The team from Jamaica JAM-1, piloted by Winston Watts and brakeman Marvin Dixon, take a curve during the men's two-man bobsled competition at the …

Everytime I See You

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Survey: Religion and science aren't always at odds - Futurity

The common view that science and religion can't work in collaboration is a misconception that stunts progress, according to a new survey.

Religion

Engineering The Ideal Olympian: Personalized Skeleton Sled

The secret weapon to winning<p>Of all the events at the Winter Olympics, the skeleton is perhaps the most terrifying. Athletes hurtle down the bobsled track on specially designed sleds, headfirst and at speeds exceeding 80 mph. Losing control could mean serious injury or death, so four companies have …

Engineering