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Fear of the iPhone 7 is responsible for Galaxy Note 7s going boom

Two things are exploding in the mobile world right now: iPhone 7 sales and Galaxy Note 7 units. The former is hazardous to your wallet, while the …

Galaxy Note

Meet the Arkansas Monks Who Make Flaming Habanero Hot Sauce

Since 2003, the monks at Subiaco Abbey have been making Monk Sauce—a homemade hot sauce made with habanero peppers grown at the monastery.<p>Every morning at 5:45 AM, the monks of Subiaco Abbey gather to pray together in an airy, white chapel below a massive gold crucifix bearing an emaciated, …

East London

This school has banned all technology in the classroom—and at home

The next time your kid complains about your draconian 30-minute iPad limit, try this one on them: there is a school in London where all internet, TV, smartphones, and other tech devices are banned until at least age 12. (Pause, wait for gasps.)<p>The charter of the Acorn School, founded in 2013, …

London School of Economics

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

Photography
Data Visualization

15 Data Visualizations That Will Blow Your Mind

One of the most impactful ways data analysts and scientists can communicate their findings is through the increasingly popular media of data …

Communicate

Yoga for Men, Part II: Closed Twists

<i>by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher</i><p>Dear Male Yogis,<p>Last month, in Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Bends, we learned a sequence that shines some light on poses that are both challenging and necessary for men's bodies to practice. We started the process of stretching …

Yoga

When Disaster Strikes, Museums Call In The A-Team

Restoring a painting at the FAIC Cultural Recovery Center in Brooklyn. (Photo: Courtesy Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of …

Natural History Museums

Physicist Says Human Intention Physically Exists, Can Be Imprinted Into a Machine

Dr. William Tiller had a successful and prestigious career in the world of conventional science. He was chair of Stanford’s material science and …

Physics

The Surprising Effect of Meditation No One Is Talking About

When was the last time you said, "I had the most amazing sex last night with this guy who looked way older than his age. He had a slammin' pot belly and was totally distracted the whole time"?<p>Meditation is often draped in a shroud of incense, pashmina and patchouli. This can lead to misconceptions …

Meditation

Psychological Elements of Software Architecture

pieterh wrote on 06 Jun 2011 09:20<p>Dirkjan Ochtman pointed me to Wikipedia's definition of Software Architecture as "<i>the set of structures needed to</i> …

New America

Fellows and Political Reform Event<p>Feb. 20, 2018<p>Join us as we explore the present state of race relations in the United States and the prospects for …

An Antidote for Mindlessness

In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with trouble walking quickly were playing touch football. …

Why I'm Not 'Bowing Down' to Beyoncé's Dress Size

If you watched the Grammys this past Sunday, you were doing either one of two things: gawking about Beyoncé's size 2 dress she wore on the red carpet (hint: Google, "Beyoncé size") or gawking about the sheer bodysuit she wore during her sexy performance with the hubby.<p>But I wasn't.<p>In the midst of …

The Energy Project

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On the Sabotage of Democracy | Moyers & Company

<b>BILL MOYERS</b>: And now to the people who refuse to let democracy work. The people who hate government so much they’ve shut it down. Unable to abide by …

19 Times You Feel Like You Have Super Powers

Or maybe you really do have super powers. Hmmm...

14,000 Things to be Happy About

Have you been feeling down? Not sure if you have anything to be happy about? Well, there are at least 14,000 things you can be happy about RIGHT NOW …

Curved Steel Walls Reflect an Upside Down World

Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor created two giant stainless steel sculptures that are designed to figuratively turn your world upside down. Kapoor's sculptural installation known as <i>C-Curve</i> is a life-size wall of reflective steel that curves around, almost reconnecting with itself, in the …

World

Spectacular Places

Scientists uncover ‘God’s bathtub’

Imagine a lake that's never been affected by climate change or any other man-made influences. Australian scientists say they have found just that—a …

Australian Universities