Erica Mason

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31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Yo: Why the latest 'hot' app will destroy your faith in the Internet

Why is Yo? Who invested in it? What is happening in the world?<p>First, let's define the terms. This new-ish app Yo claims to be "The simplest & most efficient communication tool in the world," a "single-tap zero character communication tool." You install it on your iPhone or your Android phone, you …

The Morbid Fascination With the Death of the Humanities

Why professors, librarians, and politicians are shunning liberal arts in the name of STEM<p>I have been going to academic conferences since I was about 12 years old. Not that I am any sort of prodigy—both of my parents are, or were at one point, academics, so I was casually brought along for the ride. …

Rare White Bengal Tiger Litter Unveiled At Austria Zoo (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Cue the "awwwws": five white Bengal tigers born at the White Zoo in Kernhof, Austria last month were unveiled to the public on Monday.<p>There are four …

This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video of a Roller Coaster | Colossal

<p>Could this be the most meta thing on the entire internet? Just so we’re clear, the title isn’t a typo. This really is a GIF of a Vine of a video of …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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Here's How Nintendo Can Turn Things Around Using Their Own History As A Roadmap

In 1994, at the height of the 16-bit console war, Sega had Nintendo on the ropes. They were influencing sales and even pop culture with a series of effective television ads, the Genesis owned a majority market share, and they frequently dominated monthly software sales. Nintendo suffered a barrage …

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

‘Coffee Flour’ Is A Thing That Exists Now

The human race consumes a lot of caffeine. In fact, coffee is second only to oil as the most commonly traded commodity on Earth. As a result, we’ve been trying to work caffeine into everything, and the latest innovation is making flour out of coffee.<p>This requires some explanation. Coffee beans are …

Super Thin Solar Panels Crown the Spectacular 'Green Zero' Modular Getaway in Italy

Green Zero by Studio di Architettura Daniele Menichini is a new interpretation of modular housing that strives to be more like a private getaway than …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present

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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive …

'The Mushroom House' Is Unlike Any Home You've Seen (PHOTOS)

Sometimes we see a house for sale that is geared towards more...specific tastes. This "mushroom house," located in upstate New York, is one of those properties. Located just 15 minutes southeast of of Rochester, the 4,168-square-food abode is comprised of five separate 80-ton, polyurethane and …

Amanda Palmer's TED #NinjaVan gig unfolds as beautifully structured chaos

With people lining up outside the Vogue Theatre more than five hours before Amanda Palmer was scheduled to take the stage, #NinjaVan was almost as …

B.C.’s blue box ‘fix’ means more red ink for newspapers

British Columbians have every right to be proud of our world-leading recycling program, built right here in this province. The achievement of the mighty Blue Box is the product of an efficient partnership between municipal governments, the private sector, and the people of British Columbia. It gets …

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How to Stamp Silverware - the cutest DIY stamped silver spoon keychain

I came bearing gifts. And I want everyone to know how to stamp silverware!<p>To the Country Living Fair that is.<p>Well, I didn’t want to go empty handed …

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28 DIY Vases Sprouting Up as Our Faves

With spring in sight (we swear it’s coming!), it’s time to start thinking about flowers and how you are going to display those fragrant beauties once they start blooming. Get ready to daydream about warm weather: We’ve got 28 gorgeous DIY vases to display some blooms.<p><b>1. Frosted Vase</b>: Oh la la, do …

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Are Tin Cans the New Mason Jar? 13 Tin Can DIYs

Craft projects can get pricey. But let us tell you something you don’t know. You likely have unsuspecting supplies lying around your own home… specifically, in your garbage. After your next batch of chili, peel the label off that can of beans, and you have yourself some mighty fine crafting …

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Hilarious Photos of Sexy Men and Adorable Cats in Similar Poses

<i>Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats)</i> is a single-topic blog that pairs similar photos of attractive men with pictures of adorable cats. The brilliant match-ups feature a variety of heartthrobs (including celebrities like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender) posing seductively alongside shots …

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

Why the whole world is overspending on the holidays

Let's try to add it all up: There's $110 for the tree, $70 for the wreath, $50 for lights. Plus $150 (on sale) for party-grade shoes, because the old ones were ruined by salt.<p>Then $80 for the turkey, $130 for the ham, $190 for the prime rib, $200 for wine and beer, $120 for champagne, that much …

Find black holes while you’re on the bus

“With a large enough sample from your classifications, we can pick out black holes at different stages and build a better picture of their origins.” …

The top 10 Ron Burgundy quotes

• Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means 'a whale's vagina'.<p>• I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.<p>• I wanna say something. I'm gonna put this out there: if you like it, you can take it. If you don't, send …

Heating Water To 600 Degrees Celsius In One Trillionth Of A Second

A new trick of science could trigger some interesting chemical reactions.<p>It may only work on tiny amounts of water, but it should be the fastest transfer of energy to water on Earth. Scientists have figured out how to heat about one billionth of a liter of water 600 degrees Celsius in one …

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Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …