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A 3 Step Framework to Reverse Engineering a Photograph You Want to Emulate

You’re familiar with the concept of reverse engineering, aren’t you? Some might think it’s jargon used only by people who do things in laboratories. …

Landscape Photography

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world this weekend, from tribal ceremonies to debutante balls

Pictures of the Week 8.28.14

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

Tom Hanks

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …

The 27 Maps That Explain America

With that in mind, we've put together a new edition of the 27 maps that explain America.<p>You'll find pretty much everything in here: eating and drinking habits, pet ownership, ethnicity, language, and more.<p>Check it out.

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Over 2 Million Historical Pictures Are Now Available on Flickr

September 2, 2014 <br>Internet Archive Book Images features over 2 millions historical pictures on Flickr. This tremendous work has been done by Kalev …

We can’t let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values

Accountability must become part of Silicon Valley’s culture and we can’t leave editorial processes down to algorithms<p>Several years ago, Vint Cerf visited the Guardian in his capacity as Google’s “evangelist in chief” – the kind of Silicon Valley title you can carry off only if you have invented the …

Why the World Smells Different After It Rains

Behold, the wonders of petrichor.<p>"Petrichor" is the wonderful word that describes the wonderful scent of the air after a rain shower. It comes, like so many wonderful words do, from the ancient Greek: a combination of <i>ichor</i>, the "ethereal essence" the Greeks believed flowed through the veins of …

5 Sky Events This Week: Milky Way Gems Sparkle While Venus Snuggles With Leo

Changing Planet<p>The massive star factory known as the Trifid Nebula is a rare combination of three types of nebulae. Courtesy of ESO<p><b>Chances to easily hunt down stunning Milky Way treasures come sky-watchers’ way this week, thanks to our trusty moon pointing the way.</b><p><b>Cosmic teapot.</b> After nightfall on …

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How to detox your life: beat anxiety through meditation

Mindfulness and meditation tips to improve your mental health<p><i>Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk and the co-founder of the meditation app Headspace. He explains how meditation can transform your wellbeing and mental health, and act as a valuable stress management tool.</i><p><b>Take 10 mindful minutes.</b> …

Mindfulness

Any diet will do, say researchers, if you stick to it

<b>All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.</b><p>The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, analysed data from 48 separate trials.<p>The Canadian team concluded that sticking to a …

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Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it’s one of America’s favorite vacation spots.<p>Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but …

Harness Your Mind's "Future Self" Bias to Make Better Decisions

We don't stick to our resolutions and future goals because our minds don't think of our future selves as "us." But instead of fighting this inherent …

Psychology

How to Build a Rocket Mass Heater

Quick-Release Bandsaw Fence<p>Patchwork Plywood and Ebonized Oak Dresser<p>Warbirds Wood & Aluminum Bar<p>PVC Class<p>This thing seems complicated. I think I …

Home Improvement

7 Discipline-Mastering Practices

A craftsman masters his trade by repeated practice, with care and continual learning, with devotion to the purpose.<p>It takes the same kinds of things …

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

Facebook responds to Pew study on social self-censorship

Facebook’s overarching goal is to make the world more open and connected. While they’re doing their best about the connection part, a recent Pew …

Watch: Mike Gordon’s ‘Yarmouth Road’ Video Is Chock-Full Of Product Placements

Phish bassist Mike Gordon has released an official music video for his popular solo track ‘Yarmouth Road’ and there are so many product placement’s …

Music Videos

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7 Bands You Absolutely Must Watch At Riot Fest Toronto This Weekend - Features - Alternative Press

September is finally here, and you know what that means: It’s <b>Riot Fest</b> season! Riot Fest has quickly become the AP staff’s favorite festival of the …

To Stop Piracy, The Music Industry Is Debating A Global Weekly Release Day For New Music

While stories of how harmful piracy is in the music industry don’t get reported as much these days as when the internet first took over as the primary distribution channel for music, it still plagues the business, hurting sales of every artist, regardless of popularity or genre. Album leaks may …

Johnny Winter: Step Back

Johnny Winter was a 24-year-old legally blind albino kid from Texas when in 1968 Mike Bloomfield introduced him onstage as "the baddest …

Music

Native Instruments Announces Komplete 10, Reveals New Keyboard Controllers

Berlin's Native Instruments has announced the details of the next generation of the company's flagship software suite, Komplete 10, while also …

Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – U Know

I’m looking forward to these upcoming albums dropping. Music legend Prince is preparing to bless the ears of his fans with two new project this month …