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This Was a Historic (Monstrous) 4-Wave Set that Rolled Through Nazaré

<b>This is raw footage of the biggest set of the day, during one of the most monstrous days of the season, at Nazaré.</b> Four massive waves detonated along …

Big Wave Surfing

Berkeleyside

A film about legendary Berkeley activist Mable Howard and her daughter, noted artist Mildred Howard, tells a bigger Berkeley story.<p>Five men have been …

There’s new evidence that Silicon Valley's favorite mindfulness habit may help defeat a key problem of aging

Stop. Breathe. Let everything go.<p>Giving your mind a break from bustling thoughts may empower it to run more efficiently.<p>The merits of meditation haven't gone unnoticed amongst engineers and CEOs in Silicon Valley. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google co-founder Sergey …

Mindfulness

The South Korean artist bringing paper art to the world

The intricate work of South Korean artist Ilhwa Kim is on display at London's House of Fine Art Gallery.<p>She creates her stunning works from thousands of paper rolls. Made from Korean mulberry paper known as "hanji" Kim then dyes them in various vivid colours following ancient traditions.<p>"It's about …

Art

Evidence is mounting that Amazon's HQ2 will land in 'the bull's-eye of America's internet'

Evidence is mounting that Amazon could select Northern Virginia — and specifically a site near Dulles International Airport — as the location of its next headquarters, dubbed "HQ2."<p>Amazon has quietly been expanding its presence near the proposed site, which spans 26 acres of largely undeveloped …

Enterprise Tech

Reverse engineering consciousness: Is the brain a quantum computer?

The human brain is often described as a powerful computer, a metaphor that leads many experts to fear AI could one day become sentient. But what if developers seeking to create machines that think are barking up the wrong tree?<p>Our minds, according to some, are actually <i>quantum</i> computers. And, if …

Quantum Computing

The Winning Photos of the 2017 Smithsonian Photo Contest

Smithsonian.com has just announced the winning photos of its 2017 Photo Contest, the 15th edition of the contest. The grand prize winner this year …

Vietnam

An artist with a background in physics builds sculptures that disappear into thin air

Julian Voss-Andreae, a sculptor with a background in physics and mathematics, builds sculptures that seem to vanish into thin air.

Sculpture

Sanctuaries of Silence

The Hoh Rain Forest is one of the largest temperate rain forests in the United States. Situated within the Olympic National Park in western Washington State, the Hoh is protected from commercial logging and is a haven for old-growth Sitka spruce, western hemlock, coast Douglas fir, big-leaf maples …

Virtual Reality

The Art of Burning Man is coming to D.C.'s Smithsonian American Art Museum​ this Friday

From ornate temples to colorful mushrooms to larger-than-life animal sculptures, the giant art installations of Burning Man are a hallmark of the …

Art

13 Reasons to Believe Aliens Are Real

<b>In the good old days,</b> the arrival of UFOs on the front page of America’s paper of record might have seemed like a loose-thread tear right through the …

Paranormal

Ferlinghetti speaks out at 99, his voice as vital as ever

Image 1of/11<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Lawrence Ferlinghetti co-founded City Lights 65 years ago, in 1953.<p>“I’m there in spirit all the time,” he says of the …

12) Sentic Forms: Transforms of Touch/Emotion/Expressions to Sound

Ahead of Bay Area Book Festival, resources for aspiring writers

[Sponsored] The Bay Area Book Festival has compiled a round-up of local groups, classes, resources and inspirations to help you move on to the next …

Writing

Sentic States

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Work-life Balance

These 3 companies could sprint ahead of Wall Street when it comes to cryptocurrency

Fundstrat, the research firm, is predicting the next two years will be big for bitcoin and the world of crypto.<p>In a note out to clients, analysts led by Tom Lee said at least three companies could issue their own digital tokens in 2018 and 2019. They also doubled down on their bullish forecast for …

Cryptocurrency

Arctic Transformed into Alien Landscape in Surreal Climate Change Photo

The "browning" process has dramatically transformed the terrain.<p>Gone are the days when we could count on the Arctic landscape to be painted in shades …

Global Warming

Infinite mirrored beauty of artist Yayoi Kusama arrives at AGO

When it comes to big draws at the Art Gallery of Ontario, contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama — AKA “the priestess of polka dots” — is …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live …

Hear Music Played on the Viola Organista, a Piano That Sounds Like a Violin, Which Leonardo da Vinci Invented, But Never Heard

The most illustrious of inventors, Leonardo da Vinci, was not moved by conventional ideas about success. He took commission after commission from his …

Artist uses materials found in nature to create elaborate cairns and mandalas

Strolling through his hometown of Yorkshire, artist James Brunt finds artistic inspiration through almost any natural materials he can get his hands …

Freakish Warming Causes Arctic Temperatures to Rise Nearly 40 Degrees Above Normal

At this time of year, temperatures in the Arctic circle usually linger around the -22°F (-30°C) mark, with the region still cloaked in perpetual …

See the Jumps and Turns That Kept Lindsey Vonn From Downhill Gold

Vonn, in what was most likely her last Olympic downhill, lost fractions of a second on her run to finish behind Sofia Goggia of Italy and the surprise silver medalist, Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway.

Skiing

How massive is 'Black Panther' at the box office? A record-shattering $235 million

The King of Wakanda reigned supreme this holiday weekend as Disney's "Black Panther" proved to be a pop cultural phenomenon, shattering box office records with an estimated $235 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for the four-day holiday weekend.<p>The Marvel Entertainment release, the first …

Figure skating: Papadakis and Cizeron break own world record

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France, skating in their first Olympics, on Tuesday broke their own ice dancing world record with a brilliant and lyrical free dance for a record total of 205.28.<p>The previous record of 203.16 was set by them in …

Winter Olympics

'Black Panther' Breaks Records And Barriers In Debut Weekend

<i>Black Panther</i> pounced on the weekend box office, breaking cultural barriers and earning the highest debut ever for a February film, with an estimated three-day domestic gross of $192 million, said Disney, Marvel's parent company.<p>The opening was the fifth highest-earning of any film, according to …

Black Panther