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Photograph: Tim Knox<p>Skip Lievsay in his sound studio in Manhattan.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/21/1437486693938/a9864c60-ca84-4ef7-b5e6-53a1149d1eda-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tim Knox<p>Skip Lievsay in his sound studio in …

Battlestar Galactica

5 Bullshit Facts About the Brain That Everyone Believes

Most people reading this probably have at least <i>some</i> idea of how the brain works. The problem is that the general understanding of brain science is …

The Brain

How to Find Balance Between High Productivity and Overworking

You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it's going out of style. But the weeks continue …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

How To Survive A Super Typhoon

In Batanes, the northernmost islands of the Philippines, a small indigenous population routinely survives the most violent storms in the world. But in an era of unprecedented weather disturbances, can centuries-old methods of adaptation survive modernization and economic struggle?<p><i>Then comes the</i> …

11 Ways to Avoid Burnout

The latest Gallup poll (2012) revealed that 87 percent of employees are “not engaged” or are “actively disengaged” from their jobs worldwide. This …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

The Division trailer demonstrates playing with a remote friend

The latest trailer for Ubisoft's <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> shows off the game's companion gaming feature, in which players on mobile devices can log into and participate in other players' games.<p>Players can join their friends' games as a drone by logging in anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Apple's cheaper and not so cheap iPhone explained (FAQ)

For all its talk of doubling down on secrecy, Apple's efforts to keep its upcoming iPhones under wraps seems all for naught. Over the past few weeks there have been a flurry of photos of both plastic and metal iPhones that may or may not be (but probably are) its next-generation devices.<p>Most …

iPhone

“I’m not a terrorist: I’m eight years old, and that’s my science project”

We’re looking for truthers, terrorists and conspiracies everywhere. Our paranoia says more about us than reality<p><i>I think he was trying to tell me something, like it had some sort of a meaning.</i> <i><br>— George Costanza</i><p>October 7, 2001: less than a month after 9/11. Police in Maryland decide that two trucks on …

Why is it so hard to stop Fukushima from leaking?

There was more bad news from Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant today: It’s still leaking. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, also known as Tepco, said that another 300 tons of highly contaminated water had leaked from one of its storage tanks.<p>But if a plastic …

Should Math Really Be A Required Subject?

The novelist Nicholson Baker makes a case against algebra<p>Nicholson Baker hates math.* The novelist and nonfiction writer spends almost eight pages of this month's <i>Harper's Magazine</i> making the case that compulsory algebra courses in American education are at best, wrongheaded, and at worst, downright …