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A Fresh View of the Moon’s Surface

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p><i>National Geographic’s Dan Vergano contributed reporting to this story, as well as writing and editing. If I could post it with a shared byline, I would!</i><p>The moon is Earth’s nearest celestial companion, but we don’t often see fresh views of the lunar surface.<p>More …

Weird and wonderful: the most popular science stories of 2014

From a tapeworm that made its home in a man’s brain to a dinosaur dubbed the chicken from hell, it’s been a bumper year for bizarre science. There have been serious scientific breakthroughs, too, including a possible first detection of dark matter and the regrowing of nerves in a man’s severed …

33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure

A successful career is like a rollercoaster with many ups and downs, whether you're an employee or an entrepreneur. Understanding how to maintain your success and move past your failures can help you lead a more productive and fulfilling career.<p>To help provide some insight on how to navigate a …

Entrepreneurship

Tim Cook: How Steve Jobs changed the world

In a powerful commencement address to George Washington University graduates, Apple CEO Tim Cook implored the class of 2015 to follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs.<p>Many view work as boring, hopeless drudgery -- a view Cook said he shared in 1997 before he came to Apple (AAPL).<p>But Cook said Steve …

Tim Cook

The 10 Most Popular Apps Of 2014

Each year, Nielsen, the company that measures TV ratings, also releases a list of the most popular apps of the year, breaking things down by how many average unique users each app has.<p>We have collected all the apps in one place for you, along with the links to download them if you find something …

Apps

Here's the high-end PC you'll need to run the Oculus Rift

It was always clear that the Oculus Rift would require a high-end PC — Oculus product VP Nate Mitchell said as much last week. But today, Oculus has published the actual recommended specs for a Rift-compatible computer. Here's what you'll need:<p>NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greaterIntel …

These startups from around the globe are innovating their way to a better world

The week-long startup competition focused on four areas of public innovation: education, energy & sustainability, health, and transportation.<p>Unlike other well-known incubators and seed funds, 1776 solely funds startups that are focused on making a major impact in heavily regulated industries.<p>At the …

Maker Faire Shows Off the Human Forklift (And Other Cool Inventions)

Projects come in all shapes and sizes at Maker Faire, the wacky show-and-tell festival for artists and inventors. There are those that exist just for the sake of existing, like the “Unnecessarily High 5,” a bunch of dangling mannequin hands that require a nice vertical leap in order to give them a …

Articles about modern meets rugged grid retreat ontario on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean...<p>A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...<p>An exhibit up at the Hirshhorn Museum …

Washington D.C.

Architects to Repurpose Abandoned Highway into Elevated Skygarden

The innovative Dutch studio MVRDV is planning on transforming an abandoned section of highway in Korea. But instead of destroying it and building something new, the architects will repurpose the unused infrastructure into a 55-foot-high elevated park. It's called the <i>Seoul Skygarden</i>, and it'll …

Urbanism

The 50 Coolest New Businesses In America

This year we've brought you San Francisco, New York (and Brooklyn), the Twin Cities, Boston, DC, and Denver, but we've searched high and low in all corners of the country for the most innovative new businesses that opened within the last five years or so.<p>There's a gym that generates electricity, a …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

The most popular TED Talks of all time