Jonathan Yue

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My Life Changed When I Bought These Travel Accessories on Amazon

If you took a look at my Amazon account, you'd see that among the past orders of Kind Bars and shampoo, there are a plethora of travel accessories. …

Shopping

Check out the world's top 10 Instagrammable hostels

Going on an Insta-worthy vacation doesn’t have to be expensive, as there are plenty of glamorous and quirky hostels where you can snap some incredible holiday photos and save a bit of cash. Want to know where to find them? Hostelworld has revealed the world’s most photogenic hostels around the …

Travel

Lonely Planet’s 10 top European under-the-radar destinations

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing these photos on a mobile device</i><p>Planning a European vacation this summer? Instead of vacationing where …

European Travel

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side by side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, both have auburn …

Genetics

How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our era

The most telling symbol of the modern era isn’t the automobile or the smartphone. It’s the chicken nugget. Chicken is already the most popular meat in the US, and is projected to be the planet’s favourite flesh by 2020. Future civilisations will find traces of humankind’s 50 billion bird-a-year …

Agriculture

Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God?

Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to accommodate the possibility of life. If gravity had been slightly weaker, stars would not have exploded into supernovae, a …

Physics

Unsplash, tech’s favorite stock image site, now has an iOS app

Unsplash, the apparent stock image database of choice for Silicon Valley companies, is launching an iOS app for creators and hobbyists to browse through catalogs of high quality photos to use in a creative project or any other personal use. Today’s launch is Unsplash’s third foray into apps — it …

Apps

The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete

Here’s what’s next.<p>The scientific paper—the actual form of it—was one of the enabling inventions of modernity. Before it was developed in the 1600s, results were communicated privately in letters, ephemerally in lectures, or all at once in books. There was no public forum for <i>incremental</i> advances. …

Mathematics

New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer

Does cell phone radiation cause cancer? New studies show a correlation in lab rats, but the evidence may not resolve ongoing debates over causality …

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

This Is How American Democracy Could End

We asked a leading political scientist about his terrifying new book.<p>If you are worried about the world becoming less and less stable with each passing month, about democracies around the world coming under assault from strongmen and would-be strongmen, about society succumbing to its worst …

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

UX Design

Five gorgeous short hikes in Europe

Each of these five short hikes is an introduction to a stunning part of Europe away from well-trodden hiking trails. All the walks can be completed in a few hours and the paths are well signposted.<p>Ladder of Kotor, Montenegro<p>The Ladder of Kotor is what remains of a historic cross-country route that …

Hiking

Action stations: 12 months of fitness holidays for 2018

<b>JANUARY</b><p><b>UK: S</b><b>nowhole expedition, the Highlands</b><p>They say you should start your year as you mean to go on, though perhaps learning how to construct and live in a communal snowhole is best as a one-off. This four-night mountain adventure in the Cairngorms national park is a true winter workout, with …

Travel

Why New Zealand is the Travel Destination of 2018 | Times Square Chronicles

Why New Zealand is the Travel Destination of 2018<p>Whether you are a travel enthusiast or simply looking for a unique destination for a special event, …

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

Arduino

Can AAA Games Survive Without Microtransactions?

Are they really getting too expensive to make?<p>After a series of controversies surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2, microtransactions and loot boxes …

Microtransactions

The inevitable rise of the “premium” digital nomad

Take a scroll through the top cities on Nomad List—the internet’s foremost authority on trending digital nomad hotspots—and you’re likely to find that New York, San Francisco, and London don’t even crack the top 10.<p>That’s because the self-styled digital nomads who take part in the …

10 Unique Outfit Ideas When You "Have Nothing to Wear"

We all know the feeling: You're standing in front of your closet full of clothes and saying to yourself that you "have nothing to wear." The solution …

Clothing

The Creator of This Gorgeous Game Doesn't Even Know How to Code

The maker of 'The First Tree' wants you to know that you can do the same.<p>When technical artist David Wehle posted about his new fox adventure game to …

Game Development

See the USA as an outdoor theme park with this colourful map

There are few countries that manage to be a geographically diverse as the United States. With leafy forests, icy glaciers and dry deserts, it’s a delight for travellers to explore the topographical delights. Now the USA has been colourfully imagined as a theme park with incredible outdoor …

National Parks

Here's how the new iPhone 8 Plus stacks up against a $9,000 camera

But when I was given the chance to compare the new iPhone's camera to the $9,000 Hasselblad X1D digital medium-format camera, I couldn't say no.<p>While drawing a comparison between a Hasselblad camera that produces 51-megapixel image files and an iPhone that produces 12-megapixel image files might …

36 Hours in Ljubljana, Slovenia

In the Slovenian capital, a car-free center, historic architecture, lots of green space and riverbanks lined with cafes, pubs and boutiques.

Watch Aaron Draplin design a logo in 15 minutes

It's fun to watch an A-list designer like Aaron Draplin (creator of Field Notes notebooks) how he goes about designing a new logo. Here, he was …

Graphic Design

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

Hiking

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Hiking

Neural networks can now help you colorize old photos like a pro

Colorization, or the process of adding color to monochrome photographs, is both art and science because it usually requires you to extrapolate hues for skin tone, clothing and physical objects. It also requires precision and practice to achieve good results. Now, newly trained neural networks are …

Deep Learning

The Triple Crown of Backpacking: A "Mini" Version

When many readers of this site think about taking a thru-hike, I imagine they dream about completing one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel