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Don't Put All Your Bitcoins in One Basket

On Friday, I did a Third Way panel on bitcoins with Jerry Brito of Coin Center, a think tank dedicated to all things bitcoin. Since I was the …

Boredom makes people more creative, claim psychologists

People are more creative after they take part in a boring test, psychologists have found<p>Boredom is by its very nature tedious and unpleasant, but far from being mind-numbing it might actually stimulate creativity, a psychologist has found.<p>Dr Sandi Mann, from the University of Central Lancashire, …

Does wandering Jupiter account for our strange solar system?

Jupiter may have swept through the early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying a first generation of inner planets before retreating into its …

JK Rowling says she received ‘loads’ of rejections before Harry Potter success

Harry Potter author tells fans on Twitter that she was also rejected under pen name Robert Galbraith, saying ‘they don’t even want me in a beard’<p>JK Rowling has offered hope to aspiring authors everywhere, after revealing that the first literary agent she sent the manuscript of Harry Potter to …

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

Los Angeles

ALIEN PRESENCE ON THE INTERNET

About ten years ago (1993), Time Magazine interviewed ten major computer experts about the direction and goals that industry was moving. One thing …

Leadership Credibility: 10 Qualities Every Employee Looks For in a Leader

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.<p>When it comes down to it, employees are evaluating and forming opinions about the leaders in their company just as much as employers are evaluating the employees. As great as the work may be, if there isn't a strong leader in place …

Frustrated Giant Tortoise Slowly Chases After the Journalist Who Interrupted His Mating Process

When journalist Paul Rose and producer Neil Gelinas of the Pristine Seas Expedition were walking across Assumption Island in Seychelles, the two men …

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

The Definitive Guide to Winning an Argument

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is nice. When you don’t see eye to eye with someone, here are the best tricks for winning that …

The best science-fiction and fantasy books for March

By Nancy Hightower<p>Carola Dibbell’s fascinating debut, <b>The Only Ones</b> (Two Dollar Radio; paperback, $16.99), details the emotional journey of Inez Fardo, a 19-year-old who has survived terrible trauma and yet still manages to find life wondrous at times. In a time when most of the population has been …

There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

Holy Cow, The Latest Ninja Turtles Comic Has One Hell Of A Shock

10 Fun Facts About AKIRA

Milky Way May be Host to Billions of Potential Life-Supporting 'Goldilocks' Planets

Each system studied hosts one to three planets in the habitable zone.<p>Astronomers calculate there could be billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy …

Is Titan submarine the most daring space mission yet?

<b>Dropping a robotic lander on to the surface of a comet was arguably one of the most audacious space achievements of recent times.</b><p>But one concept mission being studied by the US space agency could top even that.<p>Scientists are proposing to send a robot submarine to the oily seas of Saturn's moon …

This comic book cover is ripping DC Comics apart

<i>This post includes and references some graphic imagery from the 1988 comic book</i> The Killing Joke<i>.</i><p>On Rafael Albuquerque's variant cover for <i>Batgirl</i> No. 41, Batgirl's eyes are the size of two fishbowls, and there's a tear ready to drip down toward the messy red smile smeared on her cheeks.<p>The Joker …

Alan Moore’s Jerusalem builds to spring 2016 publication

Watchmen author’s million-word paean to his native Northampton will be his ‘best work to date, rich and glorious’, says publisher<p>Alan Moore’s second novel Jerusalem – a fantastical exploration of his hometown of Northampton which runs to more than a million words in draft form – is slated for …

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

How DC Comics Proved Me Wrong and Gave Us Back Oracle

[This column contains <b>SPOILERS</b> for <i>Batgirl</i> #40]<p>Anyone who’s spent any time talking to me about Barbara Gordon knows that I love her, unapologetically, …

Some parasites may fuel cannibalism in their hosts

Some parasites can make an animal more likely to eat its own kind, finds a new study that is among the first to link parasites to cannibalism.<p>The …

Biology

The Neuroscience of Why Virtual Reality Still Sucks

The faceputer ads say virtual reality is coming and it's gonna work this time. But here's some real talk: There are still many ways virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE New Moon in Pisces + EQUINOX March 20th 2015~

Like our ancestors before us, we are being called to pause with reverence and tune in to the greater cosmic cycles that we are a part of...

These are the hand-painted models that brought Blade Runner to life

The best science fiction is often about building fully-realized worlds — futuristic cities full of details that are strangely familiar. For some sci-fi classics though, this isn't just a metaphor, these worlds wereactually built. This fantastic Imgur gallery of behind the scene photos from Ridley …

First government-owned pot store opens in Washington state

The city of North Bonneville, Wash. -- population 1,000 -- sits along the Columbia River a stone’s throw from one of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams. On the other side of the Columbia River Gorge is the state of Oregon.<p>It may seem an unlikely place for the nation’s first city-owned marijuana …

The First Two Seasons of AMC’s Television Series ‘The Walking Dead’ Retold as an 8-Bit Animated Video Game

CineFix has released a new episode of <i>8-Bit Cinema</i> (previously) that retells the first two seasons of AMC‘s hit television series <i>The Walking Dead</i> as …

Video: Robot Gets Pelted By Dodgeballs

ATRIAS is agile, but not agile enough<p>ATRIAS, an acronym for Assume The Robot Is A Sphere, is a bipedal machine built by researchers from Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory . The robot bounces around thanks to four carbon-fiber shafts attached to elastic fiberglass springs.<p>In …

Robotics

How To Make Your Own Hologram-Projecting Glasses

For less than the cost of a movie ticket<p>Augmented reality glasses are hotter than Drake right now. Last fall, Microsoft’s Hololens glasses dazzled us with promises of ‘holograms’ beamed throughout our workplaces. NASA announced this week that they plan to guide astronauts with projection glasses. …