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History’s Most Misleading Maps

Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully …

30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …

Seriously, Samsung? Sorry, roamers, but the new Galaxy Note 3 is region-locked

Advertisement<p>156 Comments<p>Credit: clove.co.uk<p><i>NOTE (Friday September 27th): Samsung has now said that the region-locking only applies at the time of</i> …

Yes, free will is real -- and it exists for a reason

Does free will actually exist? Or are we all just puppets to physics or biochemistry or some other form of determinism? A great essay over in Slate …

If You Want Others to Be Happy, Practice Compassion

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama

Compassion

The pursuit of ignorance

What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more …

APIs

Badass TRANSFOMRERS Art - Optimus Prime and Megatron

FYI: Do Insects Have Personalities?

Yes, and some love to travel.<p>For the entomophiles who keep insects as pets, this question will seem a little silly. Some bugs appear aggressive, and others, shy; some venture into the open, others hide by the wall. But beyond casual observation, researchers are still learning the dimensions of an …

The Preventive Maintenance You Need to Do On Your Car (and When)

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the …

Home Improvement

How Google Has Turned Language Translation into a Math Problem

Language translation is a notoriously difficult task for humans, let alone computers. But in trying to solve that problem Google has stumbled across …