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A Map Of Winds All Over The World

See high-speed winds and cyclones over the sea.<p>Aeolus, is that you? This is a map of winds on Earth, created from a mathematical model made by NASA. Scientists ran a complete simulation using the model, representing the movement of winds and other atmospheric phenomena on Earth from May 2005 to May …

How the visual language of comics could have its roots in the ice age

Neil Cohn's love of comic strips began in his family's attic. In one of his earliest memories, he recalls his dad climbing the stairs and pulling down a box of 1960s <i>Batman</i> and <i>Superman</i> books that he had stashed away from his own childhood. To Cohn's four-year-old self, it was as if they'd been …

Day to Night Series Captures World-Renowned Cities Around the World from Dawn ‘Til Dusk

American photographer Stephen Wilkes is best known for his collection of abandoned structures such as those at Ellis Island or the former Bethlehem …

Photog Travels the World and Photographs Ancient Cultures that May Soon Disappear

A few days ago, we shared photographer Sasha Leahovcenco’s inspirational project in which he photographed people in Siberia who had never had their …

Discovery of world's oldest big cat fossil suggests predator evolved in Asia

Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, in Tibet, suggesting the predator – similar to a snow leopard – evolved in Asia before roaming further afield.<p>The nearly complete skull has been estimated at 4.4m years old, making it significantly older than the big cat remains recovered …

Huh? Scientists find a version in each of 10 languages studied

Humans speak many languages, but we may be united in our confusion. A new study examined languages from around the world and discovered what they say could be a universal word: "Huh?"<p>Researchers traveled to cities and remote villages on five continents, visiting native speakers of 10 very different …

Solar eclipse marked beginning of Iroquois Confederacy

A total solar eclipse of August 22, 1142 may have coincided with the birth of the Iroquois Confederacy, oldest democracy in North America and …

Historical Photos Colorized And Brought Back To Life

In a world of continual status updates, countless photos, millions of videos and internet speeds that continue to bring us information faster than …

These Stunning Images Will Make You Question Reality

We're tremendous admirers of Argentine architect / artist Leandro Erlich and after this next article hopefully you will be too. Not only is he …

School Teacher Wears Same Outfit For 40 Years In Every Yearbook Photo

Remember this beautiful photographic series of 4 Sisters Photographed Every Year For 36 Years? With each year, their appearance, fashion and even …

Deceptive Fast Food Advertisements vs Reality

There's no greater example of this, than junk food advertisements - time and again, what you see on the menu boards, bus stops, billboards and TV …

What Does Your Handwriting Reveal About Your Personality?

'Graphology' is known as 'the pseudoscientific study and analysis of handwriting', forensic scientists & supporters of this method use it to decipher …

Ten Affordable Ways To Improve Your Car

Car tuning is not as complex or ridiculous as films might suggest. Follow some basic steps and you can end up with more power, better fuel economy …

Top 10 Office Decluttering Tricks

Clutter can really influence the way you work. If you're too disorganized, everything competes for your attention and makes it hard to work, not to …

Resist the Temptation to Deflect Compliments

Many of us, myself included, brush aside compliments in a subconscious effort to be self-deprecating, but this behavior actually does more harm than …

Self-help

Six Unconventional, Scientific Ways to Be Happier

Happiness. There isn't a single human being who doesn't want it, and for many, it is the primary pursuit in life. Conventional wisdom tells us that …

Restore Dirty, Messy Plastics with Olive Oil

Through cleaning products or mess, plastics get gunked up and cloudy from time to time. DIYer and YouTuber jaykay18 found a simple fix: olive oil.<p>As …

How to Protect Yourself from Apps that Make Wi-Fi Hacking Simple

It's not paranoia: Using public or open Wi-Fi networks without taking your security into consideration is a bad idea. You don't even have to crack …

Information Systems

Knock Out Flies with Glass Cleaner

When flies invade your home, you can try to scientifically swat them all or use this simpler, faster method: Just spray them with glass …

How to Ask Yourself Great Questions

In my life coaching training program, one of my first homework assignments was to make a list of 100 <i>empowering questions</i> we could ask clients in …

Stop Working Long Hours: 10 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us live in a culture, where working long hours has become an expectation. We are made to believe that if we’re not working long enough, then …

Time Management

How To Always Be Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”<br>― Oscar Wilde<p>The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter …

Outsourcing

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

Self-help

10 Cognitive Distortions that are Stressing You Out and Sapping Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The sculpture, Parable with a Skull, by Jaroslav Róna features a giant skull resting atop a person’s back weighed down on their hands and knees, and …

A Messy Person’s Guide To Being Clean and Organized | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely …

Outsourcing

Inca Child Sacrifice Victims Were Drugged

Mummy hair reveals that young victims were heavy users of coca and alcohol.<p><b>Three Inca mummies found near the lofty summit of Volcán Llullaillaco in Argentina were so well preserved that they put a human face on the ancient ritual of capacocha—which ended with their sacrifice.</b><p><b>Now the bodies of</b> …