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The Oldest Living Things In The World

The result of over 10 years of research and travel, <i>The Oldest Living Things In The World</i> is an ode to organisms that were on the planet long before …

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on How a Simple Human Smile Saved His Life

Though researchers since Darwin may have spent considerable effort on the science of smiles, at the heart of that simple human expression remains a metaphysical art — one captured nowhere more beautifully and grippingly than in a short account by <b>Antoine de Saint-Exupéry</b> (June 29, 1900–July 31, …

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most attractive?<p>The left one is untouched. The right one is retouched so that the features of his face conform to the golden ratio.<p>The golden ratio – or golden mean - is a number that is said to provide the …

10 Tracks From Bands About to Blow Up in 2014

KCRW's Bands to Bank On<p>No one knows what the future will hold—except possibly LA public radio station KCRW, which has an almost freakish ability to …

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Cryptography Breakthrough Could Make Software Unhackable

As a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, Amit Sahai was fascinated by the strange notion of a “zero-knowledge” …

Native Jimmy Duck Boots

If you need a good pair of winter boots, but aren't too fond of the bulk and weight typically associated with warmer footwear, you need a pair of …

14 Unique and Clever Gifts Under $30 | WIRED

While there will probably be a few big-ticket items on your shopping list this year, there are still stockings to be stuffed, cousins to be appeased, …

Embed Instagram Photos in Your Twitter Feed With This Workaround

Author: Michael Calore. Michael Calore Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.01.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Since you follow me on Twitter, you’re …

Silence Is Golden: A Guide to Blocking Calls and Texts in iOS 11

It’s been a good five years since Apple came out with the iOS 7 operating system that allowed millions of iPhone owners to block annoying callers …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Video: Moon hoax not

SG Collins explains why the Apollo moon landings on the moon in the late 1960s and early ’70s couldn’t have been faked.<p>Deborah Byrd created the …

Your Complete Guide To White Wine [Infographic]

Or, how to get smashed with class<p>So you're about to order a bottle of tasty white wine! Do you want dry, very dry, or off-dry? And what ratio of melon-ness to butterscotch-ness do you want? What about saltiness? Stonefruit-ness? If you don't know, your waiter will look at you through eyes swollen …

Time-lapse map chronicles decades of global change as seen from space

Satellite imagery can serve as a time machine, revealing dramatic change in just a few seconds — but can you imagine documenting almost three decades' worth of all that change, across most of our planet's land mass? A team of imaging experts, computer scientists and journalists did. Now they've …

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

In the middle of the South Atlantic, there's a patch of sea almost devoid of life. There are no birds, few fish, not even much plankton. But …