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Video: Microsoft’s HoloLens headset is absolutely incredible

Anyone who thinks that Microsoft can’t innovate anymore hasn’t seen HoloLens, the virtual reality headset that has incredible promise as a tool to …

The solution to feeding the world's growing population doesn't require any sunlight or soil

According to Philips, the answer may be indoor farms that grow plants with LEDs. The company has recently opened its GrowWise City indoor farm in the Netherlands, and the facility has the potential to revolutionize the way we cultivate food, and maybe even solve world hunger issues.<p>At the …

Winners of Nikon's 2015 Small World Contest Reveal the Microscopic Beauty of Our World

The winners and honourably-mentioned images were recently announced for Nikon's 2015 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Submissions were collected from professionals and amateurs alike; the contest is open to anyone with a passion for microscopy and photography. With a rich pool of …

Livro com narrativa do xamã Davi Kopenawa ganha edição no Brasil

O xamã Davi Kopenawa é descrito pelo antropólogo e etnólogo francês Bruce Albert como “um homem de personalidade complexa e carismática, ora tenso e …

Enlouqueça! A vida é muito curta pra se viver em uma caixa

Não fale muito alto. Leve guarda-chuva. Pense duas vezes. Não esqueça a blusa de frio. Exercite-se. Sorria para a foto. Coma uma maçã por dia. Beba …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The showbiz couple

Uninspired and trapped by the middle-class rat race, Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil followed their dreams of adventure around the world.<p>On paper, my husband Dave and I lived an enviable life. It was late 2006, and Dave was a successful rigging gaffer in the thriving Toronto film industry while I …

Rocky Mountains

educação: formação ou formatação?

Faz-se fundamental um olhar crítico sobre os modelos educacionais em vigência que tolhem a capacidade criativa dos alunos.<p>A educação é o alicerce do …

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control

William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance.<p>On 5 July he spoke at a conference in …

como me tornei estúpido

"Você sabe o que há para fazer na margem do rio?<br>Ajoelhar-se ou passear, ah!<br>Passeie.<br>Passeie, Tony! Ah, Passeie!"<p>O livro “Como me tornei estúpido”, do …

Por que as pessoas acreditam em teorias da conspiração?

<b>Publicado na Scientific American</b><p><b>Christopher French</b>, professor de psicologia em Goldsmiths, Universidade de Londres, explica:<p>Embora crenças …

pássaro branco na nevasca: quando nos perdemos de nós mesmos

Pássaro branco na nevasca guarda muitos segredos e mergulha em questões muito delicadas: a invisibilidade das donas de casa, a amargura por ter …

Os 10 melhores poemas dos últimos 200 anos

Pedimos aos leitores e colaboradores que apontassem, entre poemas conhecidos de autores brasileiros e estrangeiros, quais são, em suas opiniões, os …

26 livros que mudaram minha vida e podem mudar a sua

A presente lista, como as listas de um modo geral, tem algo de arbitrário e aleatório. Mas na medida do possível procurei citar aqueles livros que …

India's mysterious glowing forests

During monsoon season, the rain-drenched jungles of the Western Ghats can give off an eerie glow, allowing a rare glimpse into one of nature’s spectacular eccentricities.<p>Dark storm clouds gathered above the craggy pinnacles in front of us as we readied ourselves to hike through the jungles of …

Nature

7 Reasons You Should Plan a Trip to Roatan, Honduras

Photo Credit: ShoreFox<p>Photo Credit: roatan-web.com<p>More and more people are discovering Roatan, Honduras, the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands. If you …

Thailand's White Temple Looks Like it Came Down From Heaven

It may look like something straight out of a dream world, but the Wat Rong Khun, or White Temple, is the real deal. Located in Thailand, it serves as …

How I quit my job to travel: The social media addict

Social media strategist Shivya Nath dreamed of world travel. After she entered a contest and won a return ticket to Paris, she took it as a sign – and took off.<p>I never planned to quit my job to travel. When I decided to break away from my cubicle-bound life, I was 23 years old, the daughter of a …

10 livros que vão mudar sua vida

A ideia de que um livro pode mudar a vida de alguém é altamente controversa. Há quem acredite; há quem discorde. O fato é que, caso a leitura de uma …

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two …

Quantum Physics

This substance is the secret to drink alcohol without getting drunk

Well, this could change things. Apparently there's a <i>secret</i> method to drinking alcohol without getting drunk. All you have to do is eat some yeast …

Alcohol

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

How I quit my job to travel: The wedding photographer

Travel blogger Kirsten Alana explains how, and why, she left her life behind – without savings, much travel experience or even a backpack.<p>When I decided to quit my job to travel, I did the opposite of what I would recommend: I took the "just go!" quotes literally, read inspirational gobbledygook …

How I quit my job to travel: The corporate lawyer

Travel and food blogger Jodi Ettenberg explains why she left a successful career behind – and no, it wasn’t to “find herself” or “pursue her passion”.<p>When people hear how I quit my job as a lawyer after six years of corporate work, they assume I burned out and fled the nine-to-five (or, more …

3 mil fotografias de sete dos maiores fotógrafos da história

O site Alafoto disponibiliza, para uso não comercial, cerca de 3 mil imagens de sete dos maiores fotógrafos da história. As fotografias cobrem o …

15 músicas que são diamantes para os ouvidos

A lista vai do samba ao rock, da valsa à música sertaneja. As composições não estão dispostas numa ordem de valor artístico intrínseco, de modo que a …

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Shake: Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs Shaking by Carli Davidson | Colossal

<p>Published just today, Shake is a new book of photos from Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson who used a high speed camera to capture …