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The world's biggest social network just found a brilliant way to be more accessible to blind users.

Someone in my Facebook feed recently uploaded a ... <i>surprising</i> picture with the caption, "I drove past this on the way home."<p>In the comments, a friend …

Social Media

7 Airport Tech Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

<i>By: Alex Bracetti</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/scanrail</i><p>Airports are pretty bad in and of themselves, but the hassles and restrictions they place on our gadgets are the worst. No Wi-Fi, weak cellular reception, and three power outlets per terminal? Come on.<p>But not every trip to JFK or LAX has to be a brutal …

Powerstrip

Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

What We Know About Google's Alphabet Soup. And What We Don't.

A conglomeration of unanswered questions.<p>The world’s most dominant Internet company — its most ambitious and, yes, often its most feared — is now just three engineers, a lawyer and a financier. And, so far, no public-facing executive investors can reach to hold the company to account.<p>That’s the …

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

Windows fans: get ready for an action-packed week

After nine months of waiting, Windows 10 is almost here.<p><b>Read next:</b> Our Windows 10 review.<p>Tuesday night at midnight ET, Microsoft will release the first full release of Windows 10, the biggest sea change in PC software in nearly three years. It's kind of a big deal! We've been getting previews of …

A Night at the Cat Circus

The Amazing Acro-Cats is a traveling circus whose fourteen feline members leap, climb, and roll at least some of the times they are asked to.<p>To get it out of the way: yes, cats can be trained. That is the premise of the Amazing Acro-Cats, a traveling cat circus out of Chicago whose fourteen feline …

Photos: This ‘street barber’ helps homeless people transform their look

Tattooed skater Nasir Sobhani looks too hip to be a sincere do-gooder, but every week he works miracles on the streets of Melbourne, Australia. A professional barber, the 26-year-old spends his off days offering free haircuts and shaves to homeless clients.<p>“I have a few regular street clients to …

Mental Disorders

Bionic eye fitted to British pensioner in world first

Ray Flynn was fitted with the bionic eye in June and can make out faces for the first time since he lost his vision to age related macular degeneration<p>A British pensioner has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a bionic eye to fix the most common form of blindness in a landmark …

Medicine

11 Things In Nature You Didn't Know Could Glow In The Dark

Who knew fungus gnats could be so magical?

Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service

The Henn na – or Weird Hotel – has opened in Japan where guests check in with robots which also deliver their luggage to rooms<p>The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur, and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes.<p>“If you want to check in, push one,” …

Japan

The World’s Most Hauntingly Beautiful Abandoned Theme Parks

Photographer Seph Lawless braves alligators and cops to capture images of abandoned amusement parks around the world.<p>Seph Lawless is obsessed with ruins and abandoned structures, making a career of documenting everything from the abandoned shopping malls of the 1980’s (<i>Black Friday: The Collapse of</i> …

A Timeline Of How We Got To An Iran Nuclear Deal

It's been 10 years of negotiations and an even longer period of distrust between the two sides.

Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction?

Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, a new study finds. Author Elizabeth Kolbert says that raises questions about our survival.<p>In the last half-billion years, life on Earth has been nearly wiped out five times—by such things as climate change, an intense ice age, volcanoes, and that space …

24 photos that will make you want to visit Japan

From its tranquil and picturesque Mount Fuji to cutting-edge robot restaurants in Tokyo, here are some of the country's most magnificent sites.

Japan

7 Things That Would Be Totally Different At A Real "Jurassic Park"

According to the scientist behind the films.<p>If you're a human being and a good person, then you love <i>Jurassic Park</i>. Which means that Jack Horner, a noted paleontologist who serves as technical advisor for the <i>Jurassic Park</i> films, has the best job ever.<p>Horner was also at the Natural History Museum of …

It’s the ‘end of the world’ yet again... but we feel fine

Apparently an asteroid is going to hit the earth in September. But the doomsday predictors have been wrong a few times before<p>Here we go again. Brace yourselves, everybody - <b>the world is reportedly going to end in September</b>, according to a prediction made by Isaac Newton, <b>as interpreted by this</b> …

How Contact Lenses Change the Eye's Microbiome

New research finds certain species of bacteria to be more prominent in the eyes of contact-wearers, offering a possible explanation for why they’re prone to some kinds of infections.<p>Turns out you can’t just put a piece of plastic in your eye every day and expect everything to stay the same. New …

Microbiome

How ‘Scream’ became the craziest video of the 90s

By the release of 1995's <i>HIStory</i> album, Michael Jackson's music – often imbued with something close to pure joy – had become polluted by solipsism. Released two years after Jackson was accused, and subsequently cleared, of child molestation charges, the album's full of bitter songs like “Money” and …

Michael Jackson

13 Best and Worst Modern-Horror Movie Remakes

Last weekend, horror fans were blessed (or cursed) with a new version of <i>Poltergeist,</i> the 1982 Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg collaboration that taught …

Why Baltimore Blew Up

When Baltimore exploded in protests a few weeks ago following the unexplained paddy-wagon death of a young African-American man named Freddie Gray, …

This Is What Pac-Man's Creator Thinks 35 Years Later

He’s made billions off slot-fed quarters, starred in 15 mobile games since 2008, featured in that goofy Bud Light commercial at this year’s Super …

Hip-Hop

'Da Souf Got Sum To Say': On The Willful Mistranslation Of Andre 3000’s Famous Line<p>Alex Ashford 08.06.18 1 day ago<p>Travis Scott Finds A Newfound Polish And Artistic Focus<p>With the promising, refined 'Astroworld' Scott finally finds his sound, putting the pieces together without showing the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

How do you give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from Bill Gates in action.<p>With a net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates happens to be the richest man on the planet. More than that, though, many are drawn to Gates and his ideas due to his everyday demeanor and down-to-earth presentation …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

The 6 Game of Thrones Characters Whose Stories Are Totally Different in the Books

As beloved as some of these book plots may be, they don't make for very good television.<p>We’ve known for a while now that Season 5 of <i>Game of Thrones</i> would go even further off-book than ever before. But some show watchers might be surprised at exactly <i>how</i> far away from the book’s plot many of the main …

This might be the best smartphone camera on the planet

If the No. 1 thing you care about in a smartphone is the camera, you'll probably want to buy an LG G4.<p>The new smartphone, which LG showed off for the first time on Tuesday, has the makings of a revolutionary camera.<p>Warning: It's nerd stat time. The G4's 16-megapixel camera can snap photos in 0.276 …

Mobile Photography

An Anti-Creativity Checklist for 2015

Five years ago I published a version of this tongue-in-cheek checklist on HBR.org that highlighted how organizations kill creativity. It really touched a nerve​—​people flooded the post with examples from their own organizations of how their managers and colleagues stifled innovation. Even clichés …

10 killer tips to get your Apple Watch set up just right

Navigating the Apple Watch can be a little confusing at first, and it definitely takes a while to get your notifications dialed in so it’s not …