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Our Three Brains - The Emotional Brain

In 1952, Paul MacLean introduced the term 'limbic system', which refers to the interconnected brain structures responsible for much of our emotional …

Interaction Design

What's Going Wrong With Sci-Fi?

A string of terrible releases suggest a genre in trouble<p>"One of the problems with science fiction," said Ridley Scott back in 2012 ahead of the release of <i>Prometheus,</i> "is the fact that everything is used up. Every type of spacesuit, every type of spacecraft is vaguely familiar. The corridors are …

Science Fiction

How Duchamp, Kusama, & Basquait Take Selfies: 27 Contemporary Self-Portraits

According to Meriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of selfie is “an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for …

Social Media

Jonathan Chapline for @dallasartfair April 12-15 this is “Constructed Interior (Living Room)”, 2018 acrylic and flashe on panel 35 x 42” wow #jonathanchapline #theholenyc #dallasartfair

How to Get Over Someone and Move On with Your Life

So this is probably, like, the 57th article you’ve read after getting dumped and now you’re sick and tired of trying to figure out how to get over …

Relationships

80-Year-Old Wooden Escalators are Repurposed as a Sculptural Ribbon by Artist Chris Fox | Colossal

<p>Artist Chris Fox was tasked with repurposing two pairs of timber escalators that were first installed at Sydney’s Wynyard Station in 1931. The …

Art

Light Leaks: A Shimmering Room Filled with Fifty Disco Balls and Hundreds of Reflected Points of Light | Colossal

<p>Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan filled a darkened room with fifty disco balls and created colored and timed lighting sequences to cast mesmerizing …

Art

The Best Beaches in Southeast Asia, by Country

Paradise has a bad reputation in Southeast Asia. It’s been more than 20 years since Alex Garland’s <i>The Beach</i> first sent scores of backpackers along …

Asia Travel

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

12 Quick Pork Recipes for Weeknight Pigging Out

Many of my favorite pork recipes take all day to cook—think pulled pork, carnitas, or lechon kawali. Any dish that needs hours in the oven is going to be relegated to the weekend, but that doesn't mean I forget about pork when it's time for a quick dinner. Cuts like chops and tenderloin cook much …

Cooking

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

‘The Expanse’ Is Lapping Its Science Fiction Competition

The third season of <i>The Expanse</i>, Syfy’s ambitious space opera, begins on Venus. It picks up right where Season 2 left off, in the aftermath of a …

Science Fiction

How to life like a local in Havana

Lonely Planet Local Diana Rita Cabrera was born and raised in Havana, and she’s positive she could not be happier anywhere else. The timeworn glamor of a five-centuries-old city keeps her rooted to the colonial palaces and cobbled streets, the ever-present music, the friendliness of <i>habaneros</i> …

Cuba

5 Southeast Asian restaurants with views to take your breath away | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Picture, if you can, a delicious plate of food prepared by seasoned chefs and a glass of fine wine on top of an immaculate table set-up.<p>Surrounding …

Ho Chi Minh City

30 of Vietnam's most beautiful places

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thanks in part to its serpentine shape and lengthy coastline, Vietnam is home to wildly diverse landscapes.<p>Traveling around the Southeast Asian country, you'll be surrounded by photogenic scenery -- from lush rice terraces in northern Sapa to the white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc.<p>Vietnam's …

Vietnam

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

Travel

6 Underrated Destinations in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s finest beaches, natural landscapes, and vibrant cities. Even better, these diverse attractions can be …

Asia Travel

A Star Photographer Breaks Down The Rules For Epic Landscape Pictures

Humans love photography. There is a natural human drive to capture images of those things we find beautiful or emotionally impactful. We fill albums and frames with pics and keep them where we can reflect on the images as we move through our days. We pay to enter galleries and museums full of …

Landscape Photography

Bay Area San Francisco hikes: 9 trails with waterfall endings - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated and republished with the most recent information.</i><p>The Bay Area’s abundance of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring <i>and</i> springtime rains are here, there’s no better time to get outside, …

Hiking

Fuelling the future

Fantasies about new power sources for human ambitions go back a century or more. Could these past visions energise our own future?<i>By Iwan Rhys …

Science Fiction

In Peru, a Still-Hidden Alternative to Machu Picchu

I was standing in a cloud forest in northern Peru, 10,000 feet above sea level. Quiet cloaked the more than 400 cylindrical homes and ceremonial buildings that make up the most important settlement of the Chachapoyas, or “Cloud Warrior” culture. Farther out were limestone walls up to 65 feet high. …

South America

If Beans Give You Gas, This Cooking Hack Will Change Your Life

I used to avoid burritos, three-bean chili, black bean burgers, and garlicky hummus. They were just <i>not</i> on my menu, because beans just didn't agree …

Nutrition

Major Street Art & Graffiti Retrospective "Beyond the Streets" Is Coming to LA

Original works by Shepard Fairey, Futura, Takashi Murakami, and more.<p>Graffiti and street art expert Roger Gastman is once again launching his massive “Beyond the Streets” exhibition in the historical Venice Pavillion in Los Angeles, California. The extensive showcase will feature original artworks …

Streetwear

15 breathtaking lookouts in Spain

Enjoy panoramic views of stunning landscapes from one of these picturesque spots – perfect for a ‘selfie’

China's William Gibson is a sci-fi writer wrestling with problems from pollution to patriarchy

The village of Guiyu in China’s southern Guangdong province is known as the world’s e-waste capital. Thousands of locals have for over a decade been making a living by extracting precious metals like gold and silver from old computers, cell phones, and batteries shipped from across the globe. …

China

You can actually learn to be wise, and it can help you feel less lonely

Most people were either stunned or amused when British prime minister Theresa May appointed a Minister of Loneliness a few months ago, acknowledging that, “for far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.” Yet, this should not have come as a surprise or a joke. In study after …

Psychology

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

• The brain chemical dopamine, associated with reward and motivation, is very different from serotonin, associated with contentment and true …

Happiness

Why We Want Who We Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

Psychology