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Syria's children learn to code with Raspberry Pi

How did this British innovation go from a hobbyist curiosity to the war-torn middle east?<p>It will be another unsettled summer in the makeshift tent communities that line the valleys, mountains and border towns of Lebanon for the 300,000 children who have escaped Syria’s civil war.<p>But these young …

Meet the 12-year-old boy who makes games instead of going to school

Sam Smith is a 12-year-old game developer. That’s rather young, sure, but that’s not even the strangest part.<p>Sam makes games instead of going to school.<p>Spacepants is Sam’s latest game, available for $1 on iOS and Android devices. It’s a brutally tough “endless runner” — like Jetpack Joyride or …

Dodgeball: An extreme second chance at childhood

Or, what it feels like to be hit in the face with a rubber ball.<p>A man in his mid-20s dressed as a Power Ranger leaps into the air, arms stretched, poised to catch the squishy rubber ball.<p>In one moment, he moves with the grace of a dancer, long limbs creating elegant lines midair. In the next, he …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

National Geographic Magazine

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10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Urbanism

10 Reasons Berlin Is Still Cool

In the last decade, Berlin has been transformed from a city that was once touted as "poor but sexy" to a rapidly growing international hub with a bustling tech startup scene, an expanding expat community, and a host of riled natives. Sure, there's been an invasion of 20-somethings from around the …

Top 5 Reasons Every Conscientious Traveler Should Safari in Namibia

Namibia has Africa's largest game park, the world's oldest desert and the solar systems's largest meteorite -- at least of the ones we've recorded.<p>But the reason it deserves a spot on every traveler's bucket list is the same reason we drink fair trade coffee, buy from local farmers and forego big …

World's Only Drop-In Volcano, Thrihnukagigur, Opens For Third Season Of Tours

Ever wondered what's inside a volcano?<p>Thrihnukagigur, just outside the Icelandic capital of Rejkavik, is preparing to open for its third season of public tours. On a voyage with Inside the Volcano, visitors will drop 400 feet into one of dormant Thrihnukagigur's three magma chambers through an …

Watch 10 Incredibly Simple Food Hacks That You Should Know

Some of these are common sense (who doesn’t know how to water a plant?) but a few are helpful. It’s the little hacks that add to the quality of life, …

Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Synthetic biology grew from a very old human desire to engineer living systems and make them do useful things for us.<p>As genetic engineering of the 1970s has evolved into synthetic biology today, the technologies and economics for …

Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may not have heard of "quantified health," but you've surely seen some of the forms it takes: fitness bands, watches and all sorts of other devices that measure heart rate, how far and how fast you go on your morning run, even blood …