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24 Cognitive Biases You Need To Stop Making

Image: iStock<p>Cognitive bias occurs when we make subjective assumptions about people or situations based on our own perception of reality. This can …


The Pen from a Parallel Universe

A circular/cylindrical writing instrument being the physical standard seems quite interesting. We’ve worked with everything from hexagonal pencils, …

Parallel Universes

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Disappointing photos show what cruise ships actually look like in real life

Cruises can be a blissful escape for travelers of all ages. From glamorous cruises of a bygone era to ship itineraries that include volunteer opportunities, aspiring seafarers have no shortage of options.<p>Cruises can also be the worst for a whole host of reasons.<p>Here are disappointing photos that …

Cruise Ships

China will ban people with poor ‘social credit’ from planes and trains

The new restrictions, which start in May, can last for up to a year<p>Starting in May, Chinese citizens who rank low on the country’s burgeoning “social credit” system will be in danger of being banned from buying plane or train tickets for up to a year, according to statements recently released by …


This beautiful 8K 360° timelapse shows the Aurora Borealis during a total lunar eclipse

You guys remember that super blue moon eclipse a couple of months ago, right? Well, while many of us were sitting at home watching it on our computer …

Northern Lights

Sorry to Bother You Is the Most Surreal, Important Scifi Movie in Years

All Cassius Green wants to do is make enough money to get by. The main character of <i>Sorry to Bother You</i> needs to pay off four months of back rent to …

Lakeith Stanfield

What to look for if you're buying a TV for gaming

Most TV makers (and buyers' guides, for that matter) assume you're buying a set for the sake of enjoying movies or shows, and that's understandable. But what if you're more interested in playing <i>Monster Hunter World</i> than watching <i>Murder on the Orient Expres</i>s? Your criteria can sometimes be very …

Gear & Gadgets

27 foods you should stop buying immediately

Some foods are just not worth buying at the supermarket, whether it's because they're overpriced, misleading or bad for your health.<p>Here are the 27 foods you should never buy again.


1 Interview Question That Reveals the Right Job Candidate, Regardless of Intelligence or Experience

You should always aim the bar high for hiring your knowledge workers. This question will tell you who they really are.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, once gave sound hiring advice:<p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and …


Mind-Blowing Hacks That Actually Work

When life presents a problem, dilemma or obstacle that can't be solved or overcome through simple means the uncreative are stumped, flummoxed or …


Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

Each second represents 22 million years<p>In the grand cosmic scale, humanity and our tiny home in the universe are absolutely inconsequential. In a neat time-lapse video from John Boswell, you can watch the formation and growth of the universe from the big bang to now.<p>Boswell, aka melodysheep, has …

Carl Sagan

The 11 Dirtiest and Most Shocking Sex Scenes in the History of Animation

When most people think of animation, they think of sweet, loving, silly things. After all Disney and cartoons defined most of our childhoods, and …


A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

Quantum Mechanics

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for the …


British Airways expands its biometric boarding gate trials in the US

British Airways is expanding its biometric boarding gate tests in the US. Last November, it began testing self-service boarding gates in Los Angeles Airport that don't require customers to produce either their boarding pass or their passport. Instead, passengers only need to look into a camera, …

British Airways

DIY Science: how to get electricity from coins

To celebrate British Science Week, we’ve road-tested a selection of fun experiments for you to try at home – here's how to get electricity from coins.<p>…

Clean Energy

12 Scifi Movies That Totally Deserved to Win Best Picture Before The Shape of Water

Look, <i>The Shape of Water</i> is great. Seriously, it is. But when you look at film history, the fact that <i>The Shape of Water</i> is the first science fiction …

Science Fiction

The 50 Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: March 7th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. If …


This robot can solve a Rubik’s Cube in .38 seconds

When future generations look back on 2018 what will they remember? Not much, I suspect, except for this amazing robot that can solve a Rubik’s cube in .38 seconds. The video, above, shows the cube in an unsolved position and then the actuators jump into action, slamming squares into place like some …


How Men Can Have an Ejaculation-Free Orgasm

Men have long bemoaned the idea that women can have multiple orgasms, but men can’t. Men, after all, have to deal with the frustrating refractory …


11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …


How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …


The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …


Raspberry Pi goes Android Auto: Now you can build your own cheap car head unit

Why buy a finished Android Auto head unit when you can hack one together with a Raspberry Pi 3?<p><i>Video: A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 seconds</i><p>A …

Raspberry Pi

10 Netflix Hidden Gems To Add To Your Watch List

I get paralysed by too many choices. Most nights when I flick on Netflix, if I am not already deep in a series, I just sit there flicking through the …

Peaky Blinders

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

Marie Kondo

Image Manipulation Hack Fools Humans and Machines, Makes Me Think Nothing is Real Anymore

Computer scientists at Google Brain have devised a technique that tricks neural networks into misidentifying images—a hack that works on humans as …

Machine Learning

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is frigging mind-blowing

The company known for Soundblaster finally has a new killer product, and you'll probably want one too.<p>When Creative called me up to ask if I was interested in hearing something incredible, I was skeptical but curious.<p>After all, this was Creative we were talking about, the creator of the …

Consumer Tech