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Small House Plans Under 1000 sq ft Reveal Their Secrets

One of the cool things about living in a house as opposed to an apartment is the fact that the floor plan is more flexible and you can basically …

Architecture

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together.<p>On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers. Through the simple act of sharing meals, he showcased both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, yet how …

Erin Burnett

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

One Year Project / Life Style Koubou

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The architecture facing and adjusting the nature<p>The site is located at the base of Bandai-san(mountain), …

You can soon see (and delete) everything Apple knows about you

Apple will soon let you download all the information it has stored about you, modify it, or even delete it. The privacy change is required by a new European law, but is also in-line with Apple’s policy to not spy on its customers. This sets it apart from rivals like Google and Facebook.<p>Apple …

Why does an octopus have more than one heart?

As if these tentacled wonders weren’t already alien enough, the octopus' three hearts and blue copper-rich blood seals the deal.<p>Octopuses have three …

Volkswagen's Electric-Car Program Is About to Blow Right Past Tesla

VW's electric-vehicle effort is global, comprehensive, and absolutely massive.<p>German auto giant <b>Volkswagen AG</b> (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) said this past week …

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Consciousness

If you want to stay successful, learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci

Some of history’s greatest contributions have come from polymaths.<p>Aristotle practically invented half a dozen fields of study across philosophy. Galileo was as much a physicist as he was an engineer when he helped kick-start the scientific revolution. Da Vinci might have been even more famous as an …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

Radically open Japanese home is made up of 13 spiraling platforms

The minimalist home takes ‘open plan’ to the extreme<p>This one-of-a-kind residence in Miyamoto, Japan, is a puzzle of sorts. Designed by Yo Shimada and his Kobe-based practice Tato Architects for a family that privileged openness and seamless connection, the two-story steel-framed house is …

Loneliness

A Mysterious Anomaly Under Africa Is Radically Weakening Earth's Magnetic Field

This could be precursor to Earth's poles swapping places.<p>Above our heads, something is not right. Earth's magnetic field is in a state of dramatic …

Universe

Grow Box / Merge Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Grow Box is a 1,975 sf home in Lexington, MA, designed for an MIT University Professor of Engineering, …

Architecture

adidas’s EQT Support ADV Is Dropping In “Gucci” Colorways

<b>Brand:</b> adidas<p><b>Model:</b> EQT Support ADV “Gucci”<p><b>Key Features:</b> Knitted mesh construction with synthetic overlays, two-tone stripe theme for its Three …

Shoes

Sony’s new A7 III is a $2,000 full-frame mirrorless camera that should terrify Canon and Nikon

The imaging giant’s mirrorless camera lineup has never looked more intimidating<p>Sony spent 2017 releasing pricey powerhouse cameras like the A9, but today the company announced one that sounds almost as good at half the price. The new full-frame A7 III splits the difference between the pixel-packed …

Physicists Just Stuffed an Atom Full of Atoms And Created a Brand New State of Matter

Here's what you need to know.<p>An international team of scientists have provided the first proof of an exotic new state of matter, known as Rydberg …

Quantum Physics

33 m² flat / Studio Bazi

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 33 m² flat - a compact multifunctional flat by Studio Bazi. The project was commisioned by a client, a …

Architecture

Trump’s Real Scandal Is Hiding in Plain Sight

The emphasis placed on whether the Trump team colluded with Russia to interfere in the election threatens to overshadow the scandal in plain sight.<p>There was a time when the White House’s frequent denials of collusion with Russia appeared largely defensive. Over time, however, their primary purpose …

Donald Trump

The 50 Best Boots for Men

CHELSEAS, CHUKKAS & MORE<p><i>This guide to the best boots for men covers nine different categories, including work boots, Chelseas, chukkas and more.</i><p><b>Table</b> …

Shoes

How a French 16-year-old is teaching the world to build VR headsets for $100

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus and the inventor of arguably the most successful commercial virtual reality headset, was only 17 when he completed his first prototype for the device. Fast-forward to the present day, and Luckey is now worth roughly $750 million at the age of 25, having sold his …

Virtual Reality

10 Unexpected Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Make A Great Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

Body Language

5 things millennials shouldn't do if they want to be successful

Successful Millennials aren't like their friends.<p>Their friends have different habits, live different lives, and somehow find themselves repeating the same words every New Year's Eve: "This year is going to be different."<p>The successful ones, on the other hand, spend a lot less time talking and a lot …

How To Tell When Someone Is Lying To You Because It's Harder Than You Think

I consider myself a pretty intuitive person, and I'd like to think that I can tell when someone isn't being truthful. However, research indicates …

Psychology

Author who studies millionaires: How to get rich and then stay rich

Being rich, or becoming financially independent, boils down to a two-step process:<p>Accumulate wealth<br>• Keep the wealth you've accumulated<p>In my book …

Self-improvement

This Experiment Will Give You An Idea Of How Vast Space Really Is

<i>How big is space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jeffrey Naujok, Computer Programmer, on Quora:</b><p>Space is big.<p>Really big.<p>Okay, now that I’m done quoting Douglas Adams…<p>Let’s try an …

Trans-Canada Highway

REX's World Trade Center Performing Arts Center Back on Track After Signing 99-Year Lease

After funding issues threatened to halt the project last year, plans for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center are …

World Trade Center

A Groundbreaking Study of 5,000 Top Performers Identifies 3 Tactics Used by Great Communicators

A five-year study by an influential UC Berkeley business professor reveals the communication secrets that separate great leaders from average ones.<p>In a groundbreaking study of 5,000 successful employees and managers over a five-year period, UC Berkeley management professor Morten T. Hansen found …

100-million-year-old spider with a tail longer than its body discovered

A brand new species of arachnid that looks like a spider with a tail has been discovered in Myanmar.<p>The eight-legged creepy crawly is estimated to have scuttled along the forest floors as far back as 100 million years ago.<p>Scientists found the creature trapped in a piece of amber from the …

Szuflandia Apartments / Brandys Design + Modern House

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The apartments are located on the slope of Mount Kiczera. They are surrounded on three sides by the …