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It's Humans Against A Big, Scary World In These Fantastic Images

There’s some images that just knock you back with their beauty. One such artist is Raphael Lacoste, who’s produced art for games and films alike. …

Digital Art

55 Movies You Have to Watch by the Time You're 30

From Casablanca to Moonrise Kingdom, the films you must see before you turn 30.<p>Whether you fancy romance, comedy, drama—or any hyphenate in-between—there are certain films that you have to see. Some are important because they make you uncomfortable, others entertain, but above all, this particular …

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Linguistics

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

Dot-com

30 Romantic Movies To Stream This Month

It's February, and you know what that means. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it may seem like all anyone is talking about is love, …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

15 Last-Minute Summer Recipes To Try Before It's All Over

School has started, so summer is basically dead. I know that’s not something you want to hear, but sometimes we must face realities —albeit …

Why do we love to play?

Our pick of the week from around the web, including what makes humans unique, virtual reality in movies and everything Google is working on this year.<p>Everything Google is working on this year<br>Ron Amadeo | Ars Technica | 11 February 2014<br>Google tends to signal its areas of interest and its new …

Virtual Reality

I don't know what I think

I don’t know what I think, or how — and neither do you. But after reading Daniel Kahneman’s book, at least I understand the difficulties of thinking a little better.<p>When I was about half way through Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking Fast and Slow</i>, a meticulous and perturbing dissection of the ease with …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY