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This Red Wine Brownies Recipe Will Take Your Dessert Game up a Notch

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 370°F. Assemble all ingredients.<p>Step 2<p>Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave for about 45 seconds.<p>Step 3<p>Mix chocolate and …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words

No wonder Amazon's Jeff Bezos tried to poach him.<p>Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But …

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Privacy

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<br>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<br>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

7 high-intensity workout methods for greater muscle growth

By now, you’re probably pretty comfortable with your weight training routine. Bench on Mondays, leg day on Thursday, and plenty of protein shakes …

China's first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers …

First Genetic Results From Scott Kelly's Year In Space Reveal DNA Mysteries

After recent events, we’re all ready to hop aboard the next flight to Mars. But before us Earthlings embark on a seven-month journey to the Red …

The end of air-conditioning? T3 Architecture Asia turns to bioclimatic architecture - CNN Style

Written by Kate Springer, CNN<p>Spend five minutes in humid Ho Chi Minh City and you'll probably be running for cover into the nearest air-conditioned refuge.<p>In the Vietnamese city-- and many developing subtropical countries across Asia, such as Indonesia and the Philippines -- air conditioning (AC) …

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

<b>“I acknowledge my own worth. My confidence is growing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sometimes I feel like a spider whose web is repeatedly torn down. I plan something …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

The 20-minute workout to lose weight and torch fat

You may think you’d be better off with an hour-long workout—or at least 45 minutes. But here’s the reality: being tight on time can actually make you</i> …

How Trump’s Executive Orders Could Set America Back 70 Years

The president is taking the United States back to the nightmares of the world before the Second World War: closed borders, limited trade, and a go-it-alone national race to the bottom.<p>Despite all the lies and distortions, President Donald Trump has spent his first week in office assembling a …

Foreign Policy

Vanadium Dioxide, A Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Scientists have discovered “exotic electrical and thermal properties” in a material known as vanadium dioxide which may be applied to develop more …

3 Things You Need to Know About the Science Rebellion Against Trump

The new president’s first moves on science spur a Twitter war and prompt a march.<p>The Trump administration was merely minutes old when all references to climate change disappeared from the White House website. Later that day, the National Park Service Twitter account was briefly shutdown because the …

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Architecture

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

How to Be an Exceptional Leader: Advice From a Navy SEAL

Great leaders push, pull, teach...and never set their teams up for failure.<p>If you're even a semi-regular reader of mine, by now you know I love the reality series <i>The Selection: Special Operations Experiment</i>, which airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on History. (Or you can catch up on the show's …

This Dutch video on Trump has gone viral because, well, just watch it

"We totally understand it's going to be America First — But can we just say 'The Netherlands Second?'"<p>This is the Dutch plan for Trump's …

Satire

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

Make Your Own Tool Roll With Built-In Solar Charging

Tool rolls are a fantastic way to keep all your tools organized. Over on YouTube, Darbin Orvar made one specifically for holding <i>and</i> charging up a …

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows The Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

Make a Fish Hook Out of a Zipper, and More Useful Survival Tips

If you’re lost in the wild and in dire need of food, you can make a fish hook out of something you’re almost guaranteed to have on you.<p>In this video …

50 Profound Buddha Quotes That Will Crack Your Idea of Reality Wide Open

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<br>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

The 7Th Room Treehouse

We have featured the amazing Treehotel some time ago, since then they have added some new and unique treerooms to the spectacular retreat in Sweden. …

Treehouses

The Mask House looks like an ethereal mirage hovering among treetops in Ithaca

The Mask House, designed by WOJR, provides privacy while emphasizing views of the natural surroundings, and acts as a sort of habitable passage into …

Houses