Dean Soderberg

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The Physics of Accelerating Spacecraft in The Expanse

If you like science fiction, I can recommend a show for you—<i>The Expanse</i>. It takes place in the not-so-distant future all right here in our own solar …

Physics

Seeing a City the Old-Fashioned Way: One Step at a Time

Last year, Butterfield & Robinson, the Canada-based travel company founded in 1966, reported a 20 percent average increase in yearly walking tour departures. Yet that growth was part of a broader, ongoing trend: The company’s total number of walking trips in 2016 was up 188 percent from …

Tourism

See the world’s magnificent cathedrals in their entirety with this panoramic photo series

No matter where you are travelling in the world, taking the time to visit a church or cathedral can often lead to the discovery of unique local history, beautiful classical art and eye-catching architecture. When it comes to snapping a picture, capturing all of the striking features can be …

European Travel

“I didn’t do myself any favors”: David Cross talks racism and comedy

<i>The A.V. Club</i> David Cross interview is a tradition stretching back to the publication’s founding in the mid-’90s, and we’ve charted the course of his …

Comedy

When and Where You Should Travel By Train Domestically

When’s the last time you’ve heard somebody say they’re going to travel by train in the United States? These days, traveling by train seems like something you only see in other countries. Although planes and automobiles are the two most common travel methods, it can still make sense to travel by …

Trains

'The Usual Suspects' Is a Gimmicky Movie Stupid People Think Is Smart

No less than Roger Ebert agrees.<p><i>This article contains spoilers for</i> The Usual Suspects<i>.</i><p>The first time I saw <i>The Usual Suspects</i> was in 1996. I was a freshman in high school, and I’d taped it off cable. It had already been heralded as a masterpiece when it came out the year before, the next big seismic …

Time I

The Right Way to Read a Dive Watch

<i>Originally published by Jason Heaton on Hodinkee.</i><p>The dive watch is a simple creature, a “blunt instrument” if you will, with a simple but important …

Scuba Diving

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow …

Genetic Engineering

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>2 min read<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that …

Infographics

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

The Librarian is a game that feels like a poem

If an owl visits you in the middle of the night carrying a note, it’s probably something important.<p><i>It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column</i> <i>Short Play</i> <i>we suggest video games that can be started and finished</i> …

Mashed

How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions

We’ve got a fun article today in which we post-process <i>photojournalistic</i>-style photos and polish them in an <i>artistic</i> way. Much like Steve McCurry did …

Photography

HobbyZone's Modular Workshop System for Dense, Compact Organization of Tools & Materials

Impossibly tidy workstations<p>I am in awe of those who can keep a tidy workspace. Both my shop and my desk consist of clutter and chaos, the lack of …

Workstations

Milan city guide: the best things to see and do, cheap hotels and restaurants you won't want to miss

If it's a glamorous city break you're after, then Milan needs to go on your bucket list right now.<p>Packed with art, fashion, history and mouthwatering …

Italy

Paris: Why the Latin Quarter is the French capital's coolest neighbourhood

Sepia-tinted photographs of a Latin Quarter paralysed by protest are now half a century old. May ’68 is still regarded as the biggest upheaval to …

France

Former Aeronautical Engineer Fills Handmade Notebooks With Detailed Sketches of His Travels

José Naranja is a former aeronautical engineer who decided that he wanted to see the world. So he quit his job and with notebook in hand, set out to …

Engineering

Chickadee House

Named for the tiny bids that reside on the wooded plot, the Chickadee House adds a modern dwelling to the rustic Boulder foothills. The home is …

Architecture

“I am Simon Cowell” – watch Dave Grohl test ‘repeat offender’ fan’s skills on stage

"I'm gonna test your ass right now"<p>As Foo Fighters‘ high interaction world tour continues, this weekend saw frontman Dave Grohl invite yet another …

Music

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Dezeen editor Amy Frearson reveals her pick of the best new bathroom products launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, including a marble sink …

Furniture

Ornate Surreal Sculptures Formed From Thousands of Ordinary Objects

Plucked from ordinary life, the items used to create artist Kris Kuksi‘s surreal assemblages are transformed into high art. Since 2004, the American artist has focused on his sculptures, each tinged with a slightly Gothic, dark feel. Using railway model kits, figurines, jewelry, wedding cake parts, …

Art

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

Tutorials

How to start a zero waste lifestyle

<i>This post is part of Mashable's</i> <i>Spring Cleaning Week</i><i>. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those</i> …

Sustainability

Tools & Craft #93: The Argument for a Traditional Tail Vise

I built this workbench in the late 1980's. It serves me well and I have very few complaints. The design is basically the Frank Klausz bench that is …

Woodworking

Own a Charismatic L.A. Midcentury Designed by Rudolph Schindler For $1.8M

Bright and inviting, the Schlessinger House in Los Feliz was one of iconic midcentury architect Rudolph Schindler's last commissions.<p>The sleek, 1,570-square-foot residence is nestled on a promontory in Los Feliz overlooking the Franklin Hills and the city of Los Angeles beyond. Originally …

Architecture

Avast reveals how attackers compromised CCleaner last year

Back in September last year, it was reported that popular system-cleaning tool CCleaner had been compromised by attackers for over a month. Some …

Two tools on Amazon under $20 each that are total game-changers

Listen, we don’t cover tools very often here on BGR. So when we do, you know you had better pay attention. We’ve been digging through Amazon’s tool …

Alternative Prague: escaping the tourist trail | Travel Feature

1. Explore an up-and-coming district<p>Once the city’s industrial centre, Holešovice has in recent years reinvented itself as a bona fide hipster hub. …

10 stylish ways to remove single-use plastic from your life

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of many single-use plastic items, including plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed …

Bondo Basics for Designers and Modelmakers, Part 2

How to use polyester body filler to make complicated 3D shapes by hand<p>Here in Part 2 of his series on Bondo basics, industrial designer Eric Strebel …

Industrial Designer

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …