Forgetting names is one of our memory’s most common failures – but there are ways to make them stick, says psychologist Tom Stafford. A reader, Dan, asks "Why do we forget people's names when we first
This geometric woodblock puzzle will twist and draw your brain into another dimension – but in a good way! Hello guzzlers! I do my best to bring you the best puzzles I can source from around the world.
Built on top of the Raspberry Pi, Kano is a build-it-yourself computer which launched on Kickstarter with the aim of pulling in $100,000 in crowd funding to get 1,000 of its Kano kits to market by summer
Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!” (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter
A profile in Seattle Weekly offers a rundown of what would be one of the first commercially sold GMO whole fruits… if it makes it to market. For a small-time farmer, Neal Carter has received a lot of attention.
Want to (sort of) relive Apollo 8? In honour of the 45th anniversary of this awesome flight, I’ll be live tweeting major mission events, complete with relevant images and video clips, starting with crew
From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013. Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the
Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk text," York University researchers in Canada have used vodka and a desk fan to send a new kind of text message. In the experiment, they encoded the alphabet
Cubes aren't usually the go-to shape when creating an object that's meant to move around, but researchers in Switzerland have created one that can do just that — along with a handful of other surprising
What a makes a good clock? Andrew Ludlow, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, says one of the most important criteria is stability. "If you could imagine a grandfather clock
In an emergency, clean drinking water can be tough to find. Floods, earthquakes and hurricanes can make our usual sources of water potentially unsafe. After the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean left many
A certificate unearthed by AllThingsD today shows that Uber has closed $361.2 million in its latest round. It’s unknown why TPG, which picked up 775,092 shares, paid a lower per-share price than the other
A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend. Yesterday the CIA declassified a 400-page document about Area 51, the secret facility in Nevada