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Origami-Inspired Lamp Lets You Play with Light

The "Folding Lamp" is interior design meets arts & crafts.<p>Folding Lamp is interior design meets arts and crafts; it's practicality you can play with. Inspired by the ever-changing art of origami, the lamp allows you to create a wide range of DIY light designs. You simply bend the lamp’s pre-scored …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Celestial firework marks nearest galaxy collision

A spectacular galaxy collision has been discovered lurking behind the Milky Way. The closest such system ever found, the discovery was announced …

This Man’s 3D Drawings Are So Incredible, You’ll Think They're Alive

Stefan Pabst, an artist from Germany, has been creating 3D paintings and drawings that look way more real than they should.<p>"I want to combine portrait painting with 3D painting. It will look as if the man looks out from the paper."

Search for Nefertiti's burial site given green light

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

10 Habits You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Productive

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Taking plants off planet – how do they grow in zero gravity?

Gravity is a constant for all organisms on Earth. It acts on every aspect of our physiology, behavior and development – no matter what you are, you …

10 Most Expensive Cars in the World

Giant 3D Paintings of Gummy Bears Cleverly Interact with People Passing By

In celebration of the recent Malta Street Art Festival, artist Leon Keer created an anamorphic painting of sweet treats. Giant gummy bears grace a boardwalk in Valletta, and they’re crafted in a 3D style that, when viewed from above, makes them appear as if they’re standing upright. To produce this …

Art

15 Self Help Books To Make You Live A Greater Life

Kathryn Sandford<p>Career Resilence Coach who is passionate about thriving and growing in a complex world Read full profile<p>“A good book is an education …

Self-improvement

17 Unique Ways to Store Booze That Don’t Include a Bar Cart

Bar carts are still one of the trendiest pieces of home decor, but if you don’t have room for a bar cart or are just over the trend and want to try something a little less mainstream, consider a proper home bar. With a little creativity, you can add a mini home bar to your space no matter what your …

10 of the smartest animals on Earth

Humans aren't the only intelligent creatures on the planet.<p>Humans aren't the only intelligent creatures on Earth. As National Geographic points out, …

Cows

What it's like to pitch your startup to President Obama: 'He is extremely intimidating'

When language-learning service Duolingo got an invite from the White House to Tuesday's inaugural Demo Day celebration of American entrepreneurs, Duolingo leaders expected to meet fellow founders and catch a closing speech from President Barack Obama.<p>Instead, cofounder Luis von Ahn and VP of …

Startups

Fantastic Four director Josh Trank blames studio for poor reviews

Film-maker suggests version of critically-reviled superhero epic screening in cinemas is not his own cut in swiftly-deleted tweet<p>Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has distanced himself from the critically reviled superhero epic by claiming the existence of a separate personal cut which audiences …

Film Industry

8 keystone habits that can transform your life

Charles Duhigg, author of "The Power of Habit," calls these "keystone habits." They are correlated with other good habits. For example, regular exercise often goes hand-in-hand with better eating habits.<p>Keystone habits don't create a direct cause-and-effect relationship, but they can spark "chain …

Will Power

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

This female author just exposed the sexist nature of the literary world

The punchline, however, is entirely predictable.<p>When author Catherine Nichols sent the opening pages of her novel to 50 agents, only two requested the full manuscript.<p>When she presented herself with a male pseudonym, "George," from a new email address, and sent the same cover letter and pages to 50 …

George Eliot

Friction Fighters — NOVA Next | PBS

Is friction real? Once, with the quiet certainty of someone who just stayed up all night in the company of equations describing concrete, my college …

Engineering

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Reddit has finally banned some of its most racist communities.</b> It said that it made the decision because having them on the site "made recruiting more difficult."<p><b>2. Google CEO Larry Page really doesn't care about buying Twitter.</b> A reporter from The Information has made it clear that Google …

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Hiroshima atomic bomb: a simple toll of a bell signals the moment 80,000 died

Japan,Nuclear weapons,Second world war,Asia Pacific,World news,Shinzo Abe,Arms trade,Ban Ki-moon<p>Japan’s leaders join thousands on the 70th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack and warn the weapons must be abolished<p>The silence was broken only by the toll of a single temple bell and the …

Asia Pacific

70 Years Since the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Aeronautics

The dark side of the moon is turquoise, say astronomers

In a demonstration of the power of science to ruin a perfectly respectable work of art, researchers have discovered the colour of the dark side of the moon.<p>Measurements from a telescope in Hawaii mean that pedants may now argue that, technically speaking, if one wanted to be entirely accurate, the …

Dark side of the moon captured by Nasa satellite a million miles from Earth

The US space agency has released a picture taken from its Deep Space Climate Observatory showing the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of Earth<p>In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully …

Watch the Moon cross in front of the Earth, as seen from a million miles away

NASA offers some unprecedented cosmic perspective<p>We all need a little cosmic perspective from time to time, and this is as good as it gets. NASA has released this truly stunning GIF of the Moon passing in front of the Earth.<p>The image sequence offers an unprecedented look at the relationship between …

Hiroshima remembers atomic bomb: 'abolish the evil of nuclear weapons'

The Japanese city falls quiet as it remembers the moment 70 years ago that the Enola Gay dropped a bomb that obliterated tens of thousands of lives<p>Hiroshima has marked the 70th anniversary of the moment the city was flattened by an atomic bomb with prayers, a moment’s silence and vows to redouble …

North Korea

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …