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11 random facts about books that are weirdly interesting

There’s nothing better than cuddling up with a good book. Books inherently offer solitude and a temporary escape from your own story. They’re …

Could Ancient Greek Myths Hint at Contact With South America?

The ancient Greek myth of Cadmus battling a snake could be an allegory for the discovery of the Amazon River, said Dr. Enrico Mattievich, a retired …

Ancient History

Watch Classical Sculptures Spring To Life Through The Magic Of Projection Mapping

Walk through any good art classical museum, and the statues can seem so real, it’s almost as if they’ll come to life if turn your back on them. At France’s Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, for at least one night, that’s exactly what happened.<p>The museum asked artist Arnaud Pottier to bring sculptures, …

Yoga Demystified: The Six Big Ideas.

Yoga philosophy is sublimely simple, profound, and livable. Yet it can be difficult to grasp because of its unfamiliar language and complex …

An Introduction to the Literary Philosophy of Marcel Proust, Presented in a Monty Python-Style Animation

Those who know the name Marcel Proust, if not his work itself, know it as that of the most solitary and introspective of writers—a name become an …

David Letterman's final Top Ten List was a star-studded affair

David Letterman’s final Top Ten List featured more star wattage than an awards show. For the final <i>Late Show</i>, Letterman enlisted 10 celebrity friends …

Faith vs. Fact

<b>Jerry A. Coyne</b> is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. He received a B.S. in Biology from the College …

University of Chicago

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome, Circa 320 C.E.

A few years ago, we featured Rome Reborn, which is essentially "a 3D digital model of the Eternal City at a time when Ancient Rome’s population had …

Italy

The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.<p>Few movements in the history of art feel as familiar as Impressionism. Barely a week goes by without Monet and his contemporaries generating headlines for …

Art

Metamorphose: 1999 Documentary Reveals the Life & Work of Artist M.C. Escher

Made in 1999 by Dutch director Jan Bosdriesz, the documentary <i>Metamorphose: M.C. Escher, 1898-1972</i> takes its title from one of Escher’s more …

Enter the Sun Without Burning Alive in New NASA Installation

It's like being in the movie 'Sunshine,' but without the murdery parts.<p>Inside the <i>Solarium</i>, a video installation by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), you can enter the belly of the sun without worrying about frying to a crisp. In fact, the dynamic visuals of the giant star’s turbulent gas …

New Avengers Trailer Arrives - Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2

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Streetwear

OM/ONE Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

Note: This deal is for a PRE-ORDER of the OM/ONE levitating Bluetooth speaker. All customers who place their orders by January 7, 2015 will receive …

This Amazing Airplane Seat Could Change Everything About Luxury Flying

Designers at Hong Kong-based PaperClipDesign have come up with a concept — called the "Butterfly Seat" — that affords passenger airlines an unprecedented level of flexibility in arranging the premium sections of their cabins.<p>Airlines in search of increased profits have been investing heavily in …

Business Class

BBC's Dr. Who Game Teaches Kids Basics of Coding

Tying in with the new coding and computing content initiative announced by the BBC last month, the British broadcaster has announced a new Doctor Who-themed game designed to teach the basics of programming to kids.<p>Available online in the UK from Wednesday 22 October, ‘The Doctor and the Dalek’ game …

New Theory Suggests That Parallel Worlds Exist And Could Help Explain Quantum Mechanics

<b>Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online</b><br>When most people think of parallel worlds, their thoughts instantly turn to sci-fi TV shows such …

Quantum Mechanics

New Banksy Piece Spotted in Bristol, UK

Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy’s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic<p>Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy‘s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic street artist’s hometown of Bristol, UK. In usual fashion, Banksy took to his webpage to unveil the rendition. …

This London Bar’s Cocktail Menu Is A Gorgeous Pop-Up Book

A good cocktail isn’t just about the taste, or the alcohol content. It’s the peacock tail of drinks: it’s all about the look and the flair. That’s why a description or even a picture can’t do a well-designed cocktail justice. To properly get a feel for it, you’ve got to see it in 3-D.<p>That’s what’s …

More tips and tricks for mastering OS X Yosemite

Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned veteran, there are a ton of tips and ticks out there for mastering OS X Yosemite. In Part 2 of our Yosemite tip series, we gather more of the very best.<p>Quickly switch to dark mode<p>Instead of having to poke around System Preferences, you can quickly toggle …

John McLaughlin on Miles Davis and the recording(s) that changed his life

Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe

Long before Galileo pioneered the telescope, antagonizing the church and unleashing a “hummingbird effect” of innovation, humanity had been busy cataloging the heavens through millennia of imaginative speculative maps of the cosmos. We have always sought to make visible the invisible forces we long …

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