Daniel A. Laprea

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Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Aliens

Travel Lens: Max Lowe’s World

Montana native <b>Max Lowe</b> is one of National Geographic’s <b>Adventurists</b>, exploring the planet outside his comfort zone with a camera in hand. <b></b><p>Here’s a look at the world through his unique lens:<p><b>Megan Heltzel: You’re based in Bozeman, Montana. Why, out of every place on Earth, do you choose to make your</b> …

10 Jaw-Dropping Photos From The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The entries for the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest are in, and the photographs are as stunning as ever. The annual contest asks photographers from all around world to submit photos in four categories: Travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

Mad Men

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

11 Reasons Bermuda Is The Easy Getaway You Need In 2015

When the weather outside is frightful, there's only one thing to do: escape to an exotic isle. (Well, first you should make a melty skillet cookie. But then it's time for a exotic isle.)<p>And while you'd think prices would be painfully high for an island vacation, the truth is they are not... if that …

Switching on outside office risks relationships, psychologists find

Workers who ‘switched on’ long after the office was shut were more likely to have problems with their health and private lives<p>A company mobile phone or laptop might seem like a perk of the job but it could spell disaster for personal relationships, a new study has found.<p>Modern gadgets which allows …

Employment

4 Tech Trends That Will Define 2015, Selected By Frog

The death of the pedometer, 3-D printers in the kitchen, and wearable fitness AIs: here’s how four Frog designers see 2015 playing out.<p><i>Update</i>: Frog Design has just unveiled their complete list of Tech Trends for 2015. Make sure to check it out for 11 other trends Frog thinks will hit big this …

Articles about most popular homes 2014 built budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.<p>A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact …

Los Angeles

Lying on Facebook profiles can implant false memories, experts warn

A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality<p>Embellishing the truth to impress friends on sites like Facebook may implant false memories, psychologists have warned.<p>A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality, and …

Social Media

Code names, footwear fines and Instagram shaming: inside the secretive world of London's sock club

The mysterious Sock Club London is, in its own words, “a newly formed club and movement set out to elevate and champion men’s hosiery … formed of a collective of like-minded individuals with shared passions, and led by member 001 and member 002.” Having arranged a clandestine meeting with 001 and …

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

20 Things You'll Only See In Chicago

There's a poutine factory. They make a hundred-dollar grilled cheese. A "Star Wars" museum could be in the works.<p>...and those aren't the only attractions that make our beloved Chicago unique. With a river, lake, museums, architecture, art and some darn ABSURDLY delicious food, everyone's favorite …

American Journalist Peter Theo Curtis Released by Captors in Syria

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis was freed today after being held hostage for two years by Syrian terrorist group Jabhat Al-Nusrah.<p>Curtis was …

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Travelers Use LEGOs Instead Of 'Selfies' To Showcase Awesome Travel Photos

Why take selfies, when you can use LEGOs? That's what two world travelers -- who go by the names Jesse Koltes and Ben Donahue-- did on their most recent travels.<p>The duo didn't want to take annoying selfies on their trip, but <i>definitely</i> wanted to show off the awesome places they were visiting to …