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10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

James Clear<p>Read full profile<p>I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are …

Wellness

Here's What a 3D-Printed Mansion Looks Like

Chinese construction company Winsun is building proof-of-concept houses to show how 3D printing could work with home construction.<p>3D printing can be used for practically anything these days—even in construction, it seems.<p>Chinese construction company Winsun has recently unveiled a mansion and a …

Google mulls SpaceX investment to supply global internet access by satellite

Google is reportedly considering a billion-dollar investment in SpaceX, Elon Musk’s spaceflight company, in order to boost its deployment of cut-price satellite internet.<p>The investment, the exact size of which is unknown, puts a value on SpaceX of more than $10bn.<p>News of Google’s plans was reported …

Space

Microsoft to roll out Windows 10 as it jostles with Google and Apple

First major update of operating system under new CEO Satya Nadella could be turning point for tech giant struggling to win back mobile customers<p>Microsoft will unveil the first major update of its Windows operating system under new boss Satya Nadella on Wednesday as it fights to win back mobile …

Can You Tell How Dangerous A Neighborhood Is From Just A Picture?

People are surprisingly good at determining how safe and how rich a neighborhood is just by looking at an image on Google Street View. What does this say about how the built environment interacts with crime and income inequality?<p>Editor’s Note<p>Scroll down to see a full ranking of all of New York’s …

DEA reportedly covering up its use of NSA surveillance data to prosecute Americans

Lies and blurred lines may be compromising justice at home<p>Despite assurances from top intelligence officials that the National Security Agency only conducts certain surveillance operations to pursue suspected terrorists, a report from <i>Reuters</i> alleges that a secretive Drug Enforcement Administration …

Drinking Coffee Linked To 50 Percent Lower Risk Of Suicide

The newest excuse to defend your caffeine addiction.<p>Good news for those of you already reaching for your umpteenth cup of coffee of the day.<p>According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, subjects who drank two to four cups of coffee daily were 50 percent less likely to commit …

Google's Chromecast has its roots in Android, not Chrome OS

Having successfully managed to gain root access to Google's Chromecast dongle, the GTV Hacker team has identified that it runs a stripped-down version of Android taken from Google TV, not Chrome OS. Google had previously told <i>The Verge</i> that the Chromecast runs a variant of the web-focused operating …

APOD: Hoag's Object: A Strange Ring Galaxy (2013 Jul 28) Image Credit: Credit: R. Lucas (STScI/AURA), Hubble Heritage Team, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130728.html Explanation: Is this one galaxy or two? This question came to light in 1950 when astronomer Art Hoag chanced upon this unusual extragalactic object. On the outside is a ring dominated by bright blue stars, while near the center lies a ball of much redder stars that are likely much older. Between the two is a gap that appears almost completely dark. How Hoag's Object formed remains unknown, although similar objects have now been identified and collectively labeled as a form of ring galaxy. Genesis hypotheses include a galaxy collision billions of years ago and the gravitational effect of a central bar that has since vanished. The above photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in July 2001 revealed unprecedented details of Hoag's Object. More recent observations in radio waves indicate that Hoag's Object has not accreted a smaller galaxy in the past billion years. Hoag's Object spans about 100,000 light years and lies about 600 million light years away toward the constellation of the Snake (Serpens). Coincidentally, visible in the gap (at about one o'clock) is yet another ring galaxy that likely lies far in the distance. http://heritage.stsci.edu/2002/21/ http://hubblesite.org/news/2002/21 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130728 #APOD

Google's New TV Gadget, the Chromecast

Chromecast doesn't so much "solve a problem" so much as create a new one: Why can't I put my content, whatever it is, on any screen I encounter, at the touch of a button?<p>For the past couple days, I've been playing with Google's new $35 device for your TV, the Chromecast. It works simply: You plug …

Path

Traditional Azerbaijani Carpets Get A Glitchy Makeover

Faig Ahmed has a special touch when it comes to carpets, turning the conventional form into something more akin to magic. The Azerbaijani artist studied sculpture at university, and has brought that multi-dimensional approach to his experimental oeuvre of textiles. His work, on rugs so stunning it …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Low-rise, high-density housing attempts to combine the best elements of both urban and …

Design

Origami-Inspired Furniture Snaps Together With Magnets

Aside from putting together those IKEA bookcases, when was the last time you were involved in the making of your home’s furnishings? The Playtime …

Furniture

Sex is the secret to looking younger, claims researcher

Regular sex could now be the key to looking up to seven years younger, a researcher claims.<p>Dr David Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said people need to be aware of the benefits of having a healthy sex life, particularly in their later years.<p>He said sex has …

A study last year found that…

A study last year found that driving by young people decreased 23 percent between 2001 and 2009. The millennials don’t value cars and car ownership, they value technology — they care about what kinds of devices you own … The percentage of young drivers is inversely related to the availability of the Internet [research found]. Why spend an hour driving to work when you could take the bus or train and be online?

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Silver libation vessel of Manuwai 

Silver libation vessel of Manuwai<p>Egyptian<p>New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Thutmosis III 1479 - 1425 B.C.<p>Found in Thebes, the tomb of the three foreign wifes of Thutmosis III, Tomb 1.

Instagrammers Visit Turkmenistan’s “Door to Hell”

In the heart of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan lies “The Door to Hell,” a giant hole filled with eternally-burning fire. While drilling in 1971, …

How To Build a Space-Saving Folding Desk From Scratch

<i>You don't need a bunch of square footage to have a great workspace. As Instructables user Jake Richardson shows in this step-by-step folding desk</i> …