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Reimagining of Schrödinger’s cat breaks quantum mechanics — and stumps physicists

In a multi-‘cat’ experiment, the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

This Camera Lens-Inspired Watch Is the Perfect Timepiece for Photography Lovers

Whether you are a photographer yourself or someone who just loves the look of vintage cameras, TACS' new watch is for you. Designed to “capture the soul of photography,” the Automatic Vintage Lens II is a timepiece that features subtle touches to remind photographers of their favorite hobby and …

Watches

10 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions

When they were built, these lavish homes were likely worth today's equivalent of millions of dollars. Now, they're falling apart.<p>From a villa that's been sitting empty for 70 years on an island in upstate New York to a Gothic manor in Scotland, here are 10 abandoned mansions around the world that …

World War II

The Bible described it as the perfect, pure blue. And then for nearly 2,000 years, everyone forgot what it looked like

Forty-nine times the Bible mentions a perfect, pure blue, a color so magnificent and transcendent that it was all but impossible to describe.<p>Yet, for most of the last 2,000 years, nobody has known exactly what “biblical blue” — called <i>tekhelet</i> in Hebrew — actually looked like or how it could be …

United Nations

The Best Workouts That Don't Require Any Equipment, According to Personal Trainers

Airports. Conferences. Deserted islands? You just never know when—and where—you might need to get in a quick sweat.<p>Here's some quick physics fun: A body at rest tends to stay at rest. That's the fitness version of Newton's First Law, and it means that humans will find literally <i>any</i> excuse to not …

Workouts

Wolves rebrand puts club ahead of the pack

Having won the Championship and secured a promotion to the Premier League, 2018 has proved to be a good year for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, or as …

Graphic Design

Häagen-Dazs Scoops Up Logo & Packaging Redesign To Appear ‘Instagrammable’

Image via LOVE Creative<br>For years, Häagen-Dazs has been sitting on the luxury end of the ice cream gamut. While it continues to indulge, its visual …

Graphic Design

Songs by David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads & More Re-Imagined as Pulp Fiction Book Covers

As David Bowie himself implied in a 1975 interview, "Young Americans" doesn't have much of a narrative.<p>Rather, it’s a portrait of ambivalence, viewed …

David Bowie

Scientists discover 'apparent evidence' for universes beyond our own

As we all take a moment to mourn the impending loss of CBS’ hit show “The Big Bang Theory,” let us also bow our heads in memory of the outdated origin theory of our universe that shares the same name.<p>Scientists believe the Big Bang theory (the science one, not the Sheldon Cooper one) may only be …

Black Holes

H.P. Lovecraft And The Shadow Over Horror

H.P. Lovecraft's stories are among the foundations of modern horror. He has an entire subgenre named after him (Lovecraftian horror, also called cosmic horror). His stories can still wring shivers from the modern reader; his gods and monsters are cloned, adapted and mutated by new authors every …

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

5 techniques to help you find your ‘flow state’

One of the biggest challenges in business is finding time to get everything done. Following through on strategic goals requires time, and time can …

Debate Club: These are the best horror movies of the 21st century

Hereditary (2018)<p>Here is our favorite tweet about <i>Hereditary</i>:<p>That's exactly right. For the first hour-plus, <i>Hereditary</i> oozes impending doom, drawing …

The 10 Best Art Documentaries to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Netflix has become the go-to-source for all things entertainment related — regardless if you’re a viewer who prefers Michael Bay-style spectacles — …

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

This hilarious White House press briefing transcript is the dystopian satire we need

White House press briefings are endlessly bizarre. With so many strange and inexplicable moments brought to us by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee …

Here Are Three Horror Movies From A24 Fans Of ‘Hereditary’ Can Check Out Right Now. [Opinion]

Patrick Stewart recently announced his return to ‘Star Trek,’ but have you seen the horror movie where he plays a Neo-Nazi?<p><i>Hereditary</i> was released in …

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.<p>Three years ago, I signed up for a silent meditation retreat called a vipassana. For ten days, I shared a room with four other guys, went without speaking to anyone, …

There's a New Show Where Jeff Goldblum Investigates Everyday Objects

The show will follow the actor as he travels the globe reporting on things like ice cream, balloons, and toilet paper.<p>Having apparently hacked my dreams somehow, National Geographic has just greenlit a show where Jeff Goldblum will just talk about everyday things.<p>It's called <i>The Curiosity of Jeff</i> …

Investor Buy Signal to ‘Make a Killing’ is the Next Bitcoin Death

An investment analyst has predicted the ‘death of Bitcoin’ articles will show the key moment to invest in Bitcoin. Following the ‘bubble popping’ …

Iggy Azalea Big Booty Twerk-Out Sesh ... In See-Thru Pants

<b>Iggy Azalea</b> is taking her twerk game to a new level -- this time, she's throwing around that donk in see-thru pants ... and the video is solid!<p>The …

The graceful restoration of a 200-year-old serif typeface shows the problem with digital fonts

In the early 1800s, a talented German punchcutter by the name of Justus Enrich Walbaum created a typeface that signaled modernity. A departure from the Blackletter fonts that were common in German books at that time, Walbaum designed a “warm and stylish” Roman typeface that would become a favorite …

Typography

Old brushes repurposed as felted animal sculptures

Northumbrian needle felt artist Simon Brown turns old worn out brushes and other household items into bases for his charming creatures.<p>He's on …

A More Or Less Definitive Guide To Showing Up For Friends

Showing up is at the core of creating and maintaining, strong meaningful bonds with friends, family, coworkers, and Internet pals. It’s what turns the people you know into your people.<p><b>Showing up for other people</b> is hard to describe, but you know it when you see it, or when someone does it for you. …

My Incredible, Agonizing Quest to Find the Worst Movie on Netflix

It's easy to find bad movies on Netflix, but truly, exquisitely terrible films are trickier.<p>I love terrible movies. Partly, this is a matter of convenience: Most movies aren't great, and this is especially true of movies on Netflix. As I write this, there are ten movies recommended to me in the …

D&D Inspired By Dark Souls Is Incredibly Badass

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> campaigns that are housed in other fictional universes are usually pretty cool. If you want a robust, fiddly ruleset, then <i>D&D</i> is …

Bloodborne New High-End Collectibles Line Revealed, Including Weapons

<i>Bloodborne</i> is an incredibly unforgiving game known for its brutality and <i>momento mori</i> feel. Some of the most iconic heroic wear and weapon looks have …

10 exasperating design flaws in everyday objects

Becoming a better designer is not just about having the right graphic design tools or mastering grid theory. You need to open your eyes to the …

In lost interview, Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years since it was first screened, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> continues to cause confusion and debate. Stanley Kubrick’s epic film reimagined what …

Stanley Kubrick

The Top 20 Best Horror Films Of The Past 3 Years

Every few years, I like to take time to highlight the best and most recent films of various genres. Horror in particular is a genre deserving regular updates and assessments, because there’s been such a wonderful resurgence of high-quality, unique horror filmmaking. We often talk about being in a …