Fernando Escobar

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The Best Motorcycles For New Riders

Picking your first bike can be pretty intimidating, so we lay out a dozen beginner-friendly rides you might like<p><b>UPDATE:</b> <i>I don't know if you guys</i> …

Switzerland to limit immigration from all EU states

<b>The Swiss government is to limit immigration from all EU states from May for a period of one year, in a move criticised by Brussels.</b><p>Immigration caps on eight central and eastern states will be extended to 17 other EU states. Bulgarian and Romanian migration is curbed separately.<p>Though not an EU …

20 Gritty Photos From The NYC Subway In 1973

These 40 year old photos provide a glimpse into a now romanticized era of the city's history.

12 Easy Ways To Cook Eggs In A Microwave

You can poach 'em, you can scramble 'em, you can even make an omelet.<p>Look, no one should <i>really</i> cook eggs in a microwave if there's a stove nearby. Because they're just not going to taste as good. (And cooking eggs using traditional methods, repeatedly, will make you a better, cleaner, and faster …

Why people believe in conspiracy theories

An expert explains the psychology of conspiratorial thinking<p>We've written before about the historical and social aspects of conspiracy theories, but wanted to learn more about the psychology of people who believe, for instance, that the Boston Marathon bombing was a government "false flag" …

Small Space Solution: Bed’nTable by Erik Griffioen

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love a piece of smartly designed, hybrid furniture and Dutch furniture designer Erik Griffioen is right …

The UN’s World Book Day Reminds Us That The Internet Hasn’t Destroyed Everything… Yet

Today marks the anniversary of the deaths of Cervantes, Shakespeare and Garcilaso de la Vega and the birthdays of Vladimir Nabokov, Maurice Druon, and Josep Pla. This date, as chosen by the UN, celebrates the book and all it has wrought and, perhaps more important, the place of the book as artifact …

Online brain-training: does it really work?

My week has been pretty hectic so far. On Monday, I manned a busy beach bar and had to remember a range of ice-cream and pizza orders for a constant …

Study Finds Most Ants Change Careers as They Age

Researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland developed a tracking system to monitor colonies of the ant <i>Camponotus fellah</i>. The …

Slugline, A New Fountain-Based Screenwriting App For Mac

Slugline is a new app for screenwriters from Stu Maschwitz (movie maker, visual effects superstar and guy named Stu). It’s a Fountain-based app for writing movies and outputting them in industry-standard Final Draft format, but in use it’s more like a simple plain-text Markdown editor.<p>And that’s …

Rapture of the nerds: will the Singularity turn us into gods or end the human race?

Hundreds of the world’s brightest minds — engineers from Google and IBM, hedge funds quants, and Defense Department contractors building artificial intelligence — were gathered in rapt attention inside the auditorium of the San Francisco Masonic Temple atop Nob Hill. It was the first day of the …