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Weeks of preparation made this "impossible" shot National Geographic's best travel photo of 2017

National Geographic announced the winner of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year contest this week, awarding Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco the top honor. His stunning photo of a lightning bolt crackling over an erupting volcano earned him the first prize. Thanks to Velasco’s …

Travel Photography

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

The Detail and Variety in This Futuristic Concept Art Is Mind-Blowing

Sometimes you click some art on the internet and just want to get lost in it. That’s certainly the case with the work of Ben Nicholas.<p>Nicholas is a …

Art

Incredible 3D Illusion Anamorphic Street Murals of Insects That Appear to Be Popping Off the Walls

In April 2015, we wrote about Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith who creates remarkable anamorphic murals that appear to pop out of the walls on which …

Murals

Trump Will Have Blood on His Hands

The voice, if I had to guess, belongs to that of a white American male in late middle age. The accent is faintly Southern, the manner taunting but relaxed. It’s also familiar: I’m pretty sure he’s left a message on my office number before. But the last voice mail left almost no impression. Not this …

Donald Trump

Do your commits pass this simple test?

<i>Photo by William Iven on Unsplash</i><p>Frequent.<br>Descriptive.<br>Atomic.<br>Decentralized.<br>Immutable.<p>I'll leave it up to your imagination to come up with a clever …

What makes the Python Cool.

As topic says, we will look into some of the cool feature provided by Python.<p>Python has a lot of functionality (or say tricks) which makes the …

Python Programming

Quick Guide to Linting JavaScript Codebase with ESLint

Originally posted on my blog<p><i>Linting in JavaScript is really important, Most developers tend to skip this step when developing software, When in an</i> …

JavaScript

The best pie of the summer is even better with one more ingredient

Who knew a pie could be beachy? Chef <b>Bill Smith’s Atlantic Beach Pie</b>—a magical layering of crumbly crust, lemon custard filling, and frothy whipped cream—achieves this wonderful feat. The crust, made from saltine crackers, is buttery, sandy and, of course, salty. The citrus filling is bright and …

Baking

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

Some cities’ roads follow regimented grids. Others twist and turn. See it all on one chart.<p>In Chicago or Beijing, any given street is likely to take you north, south, east, or west. But good luck following the compass in Rome or Boston, where streets grew up organically and seemingly twist and and …

Data Visualization

I Will Never Make Ice Cream, But I Will Always Make This Peach Lassi Sorbet

It takes 10 minutes to make and is basically as healthy as a smoothie.<p>I generally don't get dessert when I go out to restaurants—I'll take a neat amaro over a fancypants foam-and-quenelle number any day. But if there's an ice cream, gelato, sorbet, or semifreddo on the menu, I'm 100% ordering it. …

Ice Cream

Designing a Messaging System Using Enterprise Integration Patterns

I was recently sent a coding challenge where I was required to design a messaging system, diagram that design, and attach a writeup explaining my …

Software Development

Is ‘testing’ holding you back? Stop being a bottleneck for software quality assurance

Why ‘testing’ might be holding back the quality of your software<p>Testing or Software QA, has traditionally been the last piece of the software …

Project Management

Rainbow Road Go-Kart Track Brings a Mario Kart Classic to Life

Fortunately this one isn't as perilous as the N64 version.<p>A new go-kart race track in Niagara Falls, Ontario is appealing to American audiences by …

Retrogaming

8 Ways to Make the Search Field Sexy with CSS

The search field is very much a utilitarian part of your average website. But that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Quite the contrary.<p>Search …

Material Design

'Civility' Is What Gave Us Trump in the First Place

To fight injustice, you need incivility.<p>The black waiter kept quietly coming over to my table as though afraid of being noticed. He knew, as I did, that we lived in an area where civility has long been used to kill and maim and make second-class citizens of people like us. It’s a place where police …

A Typeface Designed To Thwart NSA Surveillance

Worried about spying eyes? Here’s a typeface created with the government’s prying computers in mind.<p>Long before Edward Snowden leaked the Prism documents, Sang Mun served two years of mandatory service for the Korean military, gathering intelligence under the NSA. He didn’t choose to publish any …

How Angular Resolves Dynamic Components – Bits and Pieces

Introduction<p>Dynamic components are one of the core concepts introduced in Angular, they enable developers to dynamically render a component’s view …

JavaScript

Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of

Timsort: A very fast , O(n log n), stable sorting algorithm built for the real world — not constructed in academia.<p>Timsort is a sorting algorithm …

Artist Spends 15 Months Constructing Ghostly Pirate Ship With Ordinary Found Materials

Tattooist Jason Stieva has been creating assemblage art for almost 20 years, extending his creativity beyond the flesh and into three-dimensional space. For the past nine years, he's been working on his <i>Gothic Times</i> series, which began when he acquired a portion of an old clockmakers estate. Mixing …

Art

15 Foil-Packet Dinner Recipes That Make Cleanup a Breeze

We’re all about a cooking technique that will help us get dinner on the table quickly with no dishes. Turns out, you’ve had the answer in your …

Cooking

Using JSON Server to Create a Restful Server in 5 seconds

Ok, technically, you need to do a<i> little</i> setup to get a JSON Server running, but to activate it, this is all it takes:And that’s it, your new local …

From Novice to Pitmaster, the Best Grills for Every Home Cook

Budget gas grills, high-end charcoal smokers, and even a portable option.<p>Buying a grill is kind of like saving for retirement—you want to reap the benefits of both (burgers and ribs for the former, a life of leisure for the latter) but you’re not entirely sure how to do it. While we can’t give you …

We’re Sorry

We know. We messed up.<p>We had your trust, your loyalty, your Social Security numbers . . . and now we’ve lost all that. Somehow, we forgot what really matters.<p>Is it enough to say we’re sorry? We don’t think so. Because we want to make things right. And that starts with admitting to what we …

Fake News

11 Javascript Utility Libraries You Should Know In 2018

11 Useful Javascript utility libraries to speed your development.<p>As Javascript remains the most popular and widely used programming language in 2018, …

JSON and PL/SQL: A Match Made in Database | Oracle Magazine

<b>PL/SQL object types for JSON construct and manipulate in-memory JSON data.</b><p>March/April 2018<p><b>Oracle Database 12c Release 1 ushered in a new age of JSON</b> …

How Destructuring Works in JavaScript💢💢💢

<i>Destructing helps to write less code and easy way to access the properties in JavaScript.</i><p><b>Suppose we have an object literal.</b><p>Like we need to use</b> …

An Agile Cat Deftly Leaps Over Other Felines in an Alley to the Soundtrack of ‘Run’ by AWOLNATION

YouTuber Mitch Sterling very cleverly remixed footage of an agile cat deftly leaping off a wall in order avoid the other felines in an alley with the …

Fish With a Built-in Switchblade and Other Secret Animal Weapons

From harpoons to swivel-fangs, many creatures rely on hidden arms to deter predators.<p>Animal weapons are usually too obvious to be secret.<p>It's tough to miss moose antlers and beetle horns, for instance, which become "billboards" that advertise their fighting ability, says Doug Emlen, a biologist at …

Paloma: The National Drink of Mexico

Make this drink whenever it’s hot outside!<p>We up here in <i>el Norte</i> spend a lot of time these days talking about the impact Mexico has on the culture of …