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Lawmakers Unveil First of Copyright Reforms

House lawmakers unveiled the first major proposals to follow a series of hearings and meetings on reviewing copyright law.<p>The proposal from House …

copyright

Big Think - Timeline

Posted by Big Think<p>934 Views<p>10 of Nikola Tesla's Most Accurate Predictions<p>Many predictions by Nikola Tesla, one of the world's most celebrated …

This triple spiral of 15,000 dominoes falling down is incredibly satisfying to watch

This incredible triple spiral by YouTuber "Hevesh5" is made up of 15,000 dominoes and took 25 hours to set up.<p>To watch more amazing domino videos, visit Havesh5's YouTube channel.

Meet the Teenagers Who Found Their Own Startups

It’s a familiar story: yet another San Francisco-based entrepreneur ends up creating a unicorn startup before the age of 35. What is not so familiar is that this entrepreneur’s main challenge was not being allowed to hire anyone, nor being permitted to ask for a loan. Why? Because he was a teenager.<p>…

Startups

Patton Oswalt’s Year of Magical Parenting

In April, the author’s wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in her sleep at age 46. In an instant, Oswalt became a widower—and single parent to their 7-year-old daughter. Here, the actor and comedian writes about the only job he’s got that really matters right now: being a dad.<p><b>Five</b> …

Ryan Reynolds

Float Over the Forest at Thailand's Keemala Resort | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

Despite attracting a constant stream of travelers, Phuket offers some of Thailand's most serene beaches and tranquil rainforests. You might not …

Travel

King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls Are The Best And Here’s Why

The ultimate celebration of sweet rolls.<p>It’s as easy as SLICE…<p>*STACK*<p>~BUTTER~<p>—BAKE—<p>and EAT!<p>LOL duh.<p>Watch the full video here:<p>Pull-Apart Ham & Cheese Sliders<p>Makes 9<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1 package Hawaiian sweet rolls, sheet of 12 rolls left intact (not pulled apart)<br>8 slices deli ham<br>4 slices Swiss cheese<br>9 …

Hawaii

Supersonic passenger planes may begin test flights next year

The time it takes to fly from New York to London may be cut by more than half if Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and a Denver start-up are successful in their effort to create a new supersonic passenger plane.<p>The manufacturing team for Branson’s Virgin Galactic company is working with Boom …

Air Travel

The Death Star Would Cost $7.8 Octillion a Day to Run

Its planet-destroying laser is scary, but its energy bills are truly terrifying.<p>The British energy supplier Ovo has put some very well-spent hours …

Star Wars

Teen who climbed World Trade Center faces new stunt charges

NEW YORK – A teenage daredevil who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower in 2014 has surrendered to police after videos posted on social media showed him dangling from other New York skyscrapers.<p>Police say 19-year-old Justin Casquejo (cahs-KAY'-hoh) turned himself in Friday and faces …

World Trade Center

How to Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

You can’t control everything, but you can help foster their entrepreneurial spirit.<p>The media’s fascination with young entrepreneurs gives off the …

Parenting

5 Trips That Are Truly Fun for the Whole Family

Consider this your guide to five-star family travel.<p>My, how times have changed since the writer Robert Benchley said that "there are two classes of travel: first class and with children." In recent years cookie-cutter accommodations, endless chicken fingers, and ubiquitous water slides have given …

Travel

Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs

Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat. But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most …

Augmented Reality

Apple will need the FAA's blessing if it wants to use drones to improve its maps

It’s not yet legal to fly over busy roads.<p>Apple wants to fly drones to improve Maps by collecting more up-to-date information about road changes and street signs, according to a Bloomberg report.<p>Right now, however, it's illegal to fly drones over busy, populated areas and near airports, although …

Maps

10 of the Most Beautiful Streets in the World

10 of the Most Beautiful Streets in the WorldThe multicolor homes that line the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, still reflect much of their late-19th-century history. When European immigrants arrived from the Italian city of Genoa, many of them became dockworkers, who, with little …

Latin America

San Francisco's Best Dumplings - Eater SF

Is there any food more perfect than the dumpling? It satisfies on many levels: the tender chew of the wrapper, the soft, juicy meat on the inside, and the bracing salt from most dipping sauces. Almost every culture has its version (China's xiao long bao, Japan's gyoza, Korea's mandoo, etc.), and …

San Francisco Bay Area

Nature Lodging on the California Coast

Special Package pricing does not apply to contracted group reservations.<p><b>Book Your Package Now by Calling (866) 352-2729</b><p><b>Rustic Relaxation Package</b><p>Enjoy …

OS X

Uber’s China app is now separate from its global app — and a nightmare for foreigners

If you’re an overseas visitor to China, you’ll no longer be able to use Uber for your rides. More permanent residents may also face issues using the service from today.<p>That’s because Didi Chuxing, which is in the process of acquiring Uber’s China business, rolled out an update which decouples the …

China

Female Entrepreneurship Is on the Rise (Infographic)

Women are founding companies at a historic rate, with more than 9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. today.<p>Over the past 15 years, these women-owned firms have grown at a rate 1.5 times other small businesses and are estimated to provide more than 5 million jobs by 2018.<p>There’s still a long …

Entrepreneurship

Inside the Private Lives of Orangutans

Scientists are gaining vital insights into the red apes at a time when they face a precarious future.<p>This story appears in the December 2016 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>“Sometimes I feel like I’ve chosen the most difficult thing in the world to study,”</b> Cheryl Knott tells me as we sit …

Nature

How Computers Made Humans Better at Chess

Today’s champions don’t fear the machines—they learn from them.<p>The World Chess Championship is nearing its close, with the final tie-breaking match …

American Philosophy

Steph Curry Hilariously Missed A Breakaway Dunk And Blamed It On Thanksgiving

https://vine.co/v/5Fn03rHZae0<p>No one has ever considered Steph Curry a thunderous dunker, but we’ve seen him throw down before, so we know he’s capable of getting the job done. He had the opportunity to add to his dunking resume on Friday against the Lakers, as he got the ball in transition and had …

Stephen Curry

This week, a Chinese startup unveiled the world's fastest electric supercar

This week on Dezeen, a Chinese company launched the world's fastest electric car, while Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson teamed up to create a Christmas …

Startups

Soon Your Doctor Might Prescribe Virtual Reality Instead Of Painkillers

The Happy Place VR app uses nature settings to distract patients from their pain—and there's lots of evidence that this strategy works.<p>The next time you have a headache, a Swedish pharmacy wants you to strap on a virtual reality headset and pretend you're sitting next to a campfire by a lake in …

NASA unveils a laser-based nose to sniff for signs of life on Mars

To hunt for tiny whiffs of life on Mars, NASA scientists want to follow a mechanical nose. It is a far cry from the schnozz on your or my face, but it is a perceptive laser sensor already employed by the military to detect biological threats.<p>On Tuesday, a team of researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space …

Mars Mission

Uniti Sweden unveils super high-tech tiny EV for urbanites

Companies like Tesla have done a lot to advance electric car technology to curb carbon emissions. Now Uniti Sweden is seeking to take electric car …

Electric Vehicles

SpaceX Wants to Surround Earth With an Internet Service That's 200 Times Faster

We need this!<p>SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by the Mars-hungry tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, just made a big move to enshroud the planet in …

Satellites

5 eye-popping facts from the Warriors’ beatdown of the Lakers

The Warriors hung 149 points on the Lakers, and that wasn’t even the best part.<p>The Golden State Warriors beat the L.A. Lakers 149-106 on Wednesday. That score is an eyebrow-raiser because 149 is nowhere near 106 on the number line, which means that there was no overtime and there was probably gobs …

NBA

Snakes versus dragons: how we filmed this sequence for Planet Earth II

Cameraman Richard Wollocombe reveals what it took to capture the stand-out sequence of Galapagos racer snakes hunting baby marine iguanas en masse<p>We filmed this sequence over a period of two years, in two trips to Galapagos of about 18 filming days each, adding up to around 400 hours of field time. …

Galapagos

NASA Wants You to Take Part in Its Deep Space Poop Challenge

NASA is asking everyday terrestrials to come up with cosmic solutions to a very down-to-earth problem: how to deal with human waste when you’re …

Space