Jessica Winterton

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Superheroes Reimagined as 16th Century Paintings

What would it look like if Superman was born in the 16th century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? These are the questions photographer Sacha Goldberger asked himself when he created this playful new series <i>Super Flemish</i>. Some of our favorite pop culture characters like Darth Vader and Snow White got …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

After the Virgin Galactic Crash: The Future of Space Tourism

Last April, six months before the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and the death of test pilot Michael Alsbury, I took a media tour of Spaceport America, the massive, costly, government-funded facility that’s situated roughly 32 miles southeast of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. When the …

Ash From Pokémon Is Insanely Strong

Okay, so Ash is a big loser as a Pokémon Trainer. But damn, that kid is a physical marvel.<p>The perpetual ten year-old has showed off his muscle power …

A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it

USB isn't perfect, but it replaced lots of ports we'll never have to see again.<p>Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a …

Why Names Are So Easy to Forget

Nice to see you again, Suuu...Sandra? Samantha? Jennifer. Sorry.<p>Once, at a party, I was introduced to a friend of a friend. We shook hands, I told her my name, she told me hers. Then she did something that I was ever so grateful for.<p>"Hang on," she said. "Can you say your name again? I wasn't really …

The Hidden Ways Urban Design Segregates The Poor

There’s a name for uncomfortable benches, hard-to-reach parks, and ubiquitous surveillance: disciplinary architecture.<p>A few weeks ago, news emerged that a New York building was planning a separate entrance for residents of its low-income units–“poor doors.” Outrage ensued, but the truth is, urban …

27 Things Everyone Thinks While Riding In A Rickshaw

Take a deep breath and block out all the times you crashed.

Auto Rickshaws

The Ultimate 5-Minute Lower-Body Warmup

It only takes a few minutes to unlock your muscular potential and squat more weight than ever before<p>Boost your squat performance with this 5-minute warmup from <i>Men's Health</i> advisor BJ Gaddour. It will increase your hip and groin mobility, protect your back and knees, and help you lift harder and …

Workouts

Avoid Saying "I'm Sorry" for a Better Presentation

When the inevitable snag in a presentation occurs, we're inclined to apologize for the error. Inc.com says you should consider avoiding that magic …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Why do earphone cords always get tangled? Physics

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the science behind an everyday knotty problem, the man who sequenced his baby’s genome before birth and why the internet is a psychology experiment.<p>The pivot<br>Scott Adams | Dilbert | 16 June 2014<br>Notes on start-up culture in Silicon Valley. “The …

Is the hoverbike about to become reality?

Those childhood dreams of doing the commute on a Star Wars Speeder Bike might be possible if a revolutionary hoverbike design takes off. (Video above has no sound)<p>Getting from A to B is very rarely boring in the world of science fiction – sadly real life is often a let-down in comparison. We do not …

What Happened to the Flags on the Moon?

On July 10, 1969, Apollo 11 touched down on the moon. At 10:56 pm eastern standard time, Neil Armstrong accomplished another first. With the immortal …

Space Science

Five ways Apple could push headphone technology forward

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images<p>In early May, the tech world was buzzing about a rumor posted on Secret that Apple might …

Here's How Older Generations Are Ruining the Workplace

I achieved what many would consider impossible. If not impossible, most would say it was unlikely.<p>I was a college dropout, yet I was able to earn high profile positions with some of the biggest businesses in their industry, earning more than twice that of my peers in my age group. All seemed good …

Warships, Glenn Frey and the Gas Stations of the Ocean

The heart of an Arleigh Burke destroyer is a collection of four massive gas turbines that power the ship.<p>Four thirsty turbines.<p>The four LM 2500 maritime gas turbines ingest large quantities of air, mixes the air with fuel and the escaping gas turns turbines at a very high rate of RPM that energy …

What Is That Weird World Cup Spray Foam?

That's not shaving cream that World Cup referees are spraying all over the field.<p>Free kicks are fairer than ever this World Cup. Thanks to disappearing white foam, players can no longer creep over the 10-yard boundary that separates them from the kicker, causing arguments and cries of "unfair!"<p>The …

Soccer

Five Things I Learned In My First Year of Entrepreneurship

After having spent the majority of my 20's working for five different companies, I finally decided to strike out on my own. I started my own online …

Entrepreneurship

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

Google Fiber

A DIY Pressure Suit for Near-Space Adventures

Space exploration might not be for everyone, but you sure can build your own spacesuit<p>In 2008, Cameron Smith, an anthropology professor at Portland State University in Oregon, decided to build a space suit. He designed the Mark I to protect himself on a high-altitude balloon ride, and so far it’s …

You Must See This Crazy Aluminum Rail Car From the Future Past

Two brothers build an amazing metal vehicle to explore thousands of miles of Mexico's abandoned rail lines.<p>Riding in a vehicle that looks like what the 1960s thought 2000s outer space would look like, two "railnauts" began in 2010 to explore Mexico's abandoned railroad tracks. Brothers Ivan Puig …

NASA detects mysterious signal ​240 million light years away from Earth

Astronomers have detected a mysterious signal 240 million light years away from Earth, in the Perseus Cluster (top), one of the most massive objects …

Universe

AudioShell Edits Audio Tags in Windows Explorer with One Click

Windows: We've talked about tools that automatically clean up your music library, but if you only need to edit a song or two, AudioShell is a Windows …

Deals: Awesome Sony Camera, PC Parts Galore, the Best <$1000 Projector

The Sony NEX-6 is one of the best compact mirrorless cameras on the market, and it's selling under $500 for the first time on Amazon today. [Sony …

5 Tips for Running in the Heat

You don't have to struggle from start to finish. Do this to run with ease this summer<p>The warm weather may make you want to dial up your speed during a run, but curb your enthusiasm: New research found that men are worse at pacing themselves than women—especially in the heat.<p>In the <i>Journal of</i> …

Marathons

3 Classic 1960s DIY Projects to Build With Dad This Father's Day

<b>In a world of</b> pre-fab homes and made-to-order furniture, it's sometimes easy to forget the simple joys of making something from scratch. So, in the spirit of Father's Day, we scoured the PM archives for fun projects that fathers and sons can build together using everyday materials. We even …

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How to Pack an Emergency Kit Like a Spy Plane Pilot

The SR-71 Blackbird is one of history's most celebrated spyplanes, and for good reason. When Blackbird pilots took off however, they had to be ready …

Watch Age Restricted YouTube Videos Without Signing In

If you stumble upon a YouTube video that, for one reason or another has been set as "age restricted," you can still watch the video without signing …

Internet