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Interactive Icons Made for the Modern Web

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Iconic is a set of icons that's designed …

Web Design

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

National Parks

Slavoj Žižek: "Most of the idiots I know are academics"

Luke Massey talks to the cultural theorist and ideas machine about Obama, stupidity and his favourite quasi-fascist industrial metal outfit - …

Solar-powered travel: opening up new routes across sky, sea and land

A new generation of solar-powered vehicles is making extraordinary journeys around the world and pushing the boundaries of technical knowledge<p>The wings of the experimental aircraft arch more than 63 metres, the same span as an Airbus A340, but they look frail, supported on the airstrip by wheeled …

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The World's 15 Storybook Cottage Homes

Some people don’t want to became adults and turn their lives into fairytale by just living in storybook homes. Humble and beautiful in their …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

Anxious? Depressed? Try Greek philosophy

Crippled by social anxiety and burnt out after a decade of hedonism, Jules Evans eventually found inspiration from the ancient Greeks. Here he tells how 2,000-year-old words of wisdom transformed his life and equipped him to help others solve their modern-day problems<p>Growing up in the Nineties, my …

10 Proofs That Will Change How You Think About God

The notion of proof for or against the existence of God has come to be used for a very specific purpose in this day and age: to convince other people that someone called God either does or doesn't exist. But actually that's just about the least of what these so-called proofs have to offer -- …

Gays welcome

WHEN Robert Baden-Powell, the chief scout of the British empire, wrote the scout oath in 1908, he did not include a promise to be “morally straight”. …

Literature

US report warns on China IP theft

<b>The theft of intellectual property from the US is "unprecedented" and costing the nation an estimated $300bn (£200bn) each year, a report says.</b><p>The study, led by former top-ranking officials, said China was thought to be behind 50-80% of the theft.<p>Stronger deterrent measures that made IP theft …

Cybersecurity

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Bitcoin

Chase Jarvis Turns Dream Into a Photo for Samsung Series 9

When Samsung and creative agency Possible approached professional photographer Chase Jarvis to make an image of one of his most vivid dreams, his …

How to Find Fulfilling Work

<i>“If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment,”</i> wrote Dostoevsky, <i>“all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.”</i> Indeed, the quest to avoid work and make a living of doing …

"All I Really Want to Do Is Sleep"

A recent article in NYTimes [1] declared that the rising rate of suicides among our baby boomer generation now made suicides, by raw numbers alone, a …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …