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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

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Learn How to Play “Silent Night” Fingerstyle

This year, you can entertain your family and friends during the holiday season with this fingerstyle version of the Christmas classic “Silent …

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Here's Why We Still Don't Understand Prime Numbers

There's so much we don't know.<p>Prime numbers are one of the most basic topics of study in the branch of mathematics called number theory.<p>Primes are …

This one-minute-long, 220-word answer given by Donald Trump proves he's the ultimate salesman

"Isn't it un-American and wrong to discriminate against people based on their religion?"<p>Trump replied with a long-winded but brilliantly structured one-minute answer. Evan Puschak, founder of NerdWriter, analyzed all 220 words and determined Trump's sentence structure and basic word choices give …

Recognizing the Basic Structure of Language is Not Unique to Human Brain

<b>A team led at Newcastle University, UK, has shed light on the evolutionary roots of language in the brain.</b><p>Publishing in <i>Nature Communications</i>, the …

Power Shred: Visualizing the Modes

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b> <br>• Learn three-note-per-string fingerings for the diatonic modes <br>• Connect scale fingerings over …

Every Solar System Image You’ve Ever Seen is Wrong. Till Now.

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>So which one are we (we human beings, I mean)?<p>Infinitesimal<p>String scale<p>Nanoscale<p>Subatomic …

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Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.<p>When Daniel first walked into London’s National Hospital, ophthalmologist Michael Sanders could have had little idea that he …

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Blake Griffin's Most Impressive Career Dunks

Marvin the Martian is coming for us. Good thing we have Blake Griffin and his new Super.Fly 4 shoes to save the world.<p>Marvin may be flying to Earth, but Griffin is flying all over it. That's why when the interplanetary criminal gets here and challenges Earth's most powerful leaper to a dunk …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

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19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Everything's better with cheddar cheese—these 19 recipes prove it.<p><b>You know what they say:</b> Everything's better with Cheddar (oh wait, or feta.). It's true! These recipes for queso, waffles, sandwiches, toasts, and popovers (to name a few) star one of our very favorite cheeses.

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This artificially intelligent Mario learns how to chase coins and navigate the Mushroom Kingdom

Anybody can make Mario, Nintendo’s world-famous little plumber, race through the Mushroom Kingdom, chasing coins. But what if Mario could do it on his own?<p>That’s the goal of the Mario A.I. Project: to develop an artificially intelligent Mario agent that becomes aware of himself and his environment, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

What seizures and migraines have in common

Scientists think of seizures and migraines as two very different brain events, but new research has uncovered a surprising link between the …

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<b>ATLES NEVER EXISTED</b><p>This research began in 2011, and we came to the conclusion that the musical group known to us as The Beatles was composed of …

7 Must-Read Books on Time

Time is the most fundamental common denominator between our existence and that of everything else, it’s the yardstick by which we measure nearly every aspect of our lives, directly or indirectly, yet its nature remains one of the greatest mysteries of science. Last year, we devoured BBC’s excellent</i> …

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

Best and Worst Terms for Your Résumé

In a recent CareerBuilders survey, over 2,200 hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they typically see in resumes as good or bad terms to use. The results are worth noting if you are currently submitting résumés for job opportunities.<p><b>The 15 Best Résumé Terms</b><p>These are the 15 terms those …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

Kotoba Miners uses Minecraft to teach Japanese

I’ve seen Minecraft used for all sorts of different purposes. Recreating Westeros from Game of Thrones. Taking a tour through Apple’s Infinite Loop headquarters. Teaching Japanese? That’s a new one.<p>James York is an English teacher at a Japanese university, as well as a PhD student researching …

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This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might think. All it requires is a new browser extension, called Project Naptha, made by developer Kevin …

High-School-Age Heroes Create Ketchup Lid That Doesn't Squirt Water

The condiment game has changed<p>What is one of The Worst Things In The World? (In the listicle sense, not the human tragedy sense.) Answer: when you empty the first squirt of ketchup from the bottle and it's a watery, brown, puddle-like mess, and you can feel each individual shard of your slowly …

Mysterious mermaid stripped naked

Name: The Horniman merman<br>Species: <i>Pseudosiren paradoxoides</i><br>Dates: mid- to late-19th century<br>Claim to fame: Iconic specimen<br>Where now: Horniman Museum & Gardens<p>I am fascinated by mermaids. But my fascination, I should add, is purely professional. It all began when, in my capacity as a curator of natural …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

NailSnaps App Will Make Custom Nail Art From Your Instagram Photos (VIDEO)

This is one fail-safe way to make sure no one has the same nail art as you.<p>NailSnaps is an app that will let you import your own Instagram photos to create unique, one-of-a-kind nail stickers. The app lets you arrange the photo to either create a continuous image across the nails, or zoom-in on one …

Famous Novels' First Sentences, Mapped [Infographic]

Sentence diagrams never looked this good<p>Maybe you spent a week in school making these, but the ones in your class almost definitely didn't look as good. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, which now has an oeuvre of infographics depicting everything from classic games to beer, took a literary turn with …

X-Mini Me and We, Handles Your Audio Needs on the Go

Whether you want a tiny speaker to boost the volume of your iPhone or you want to wirelessly share your music with others, X-Mini has a speaker for you. Introduced at CES, they offer the X-Mini Me which has an audio jack for connecting to your phone via cable, or the X-Mini We which adds a wireless …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …