Mark Bidder

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Are You Fit to Ride?

Find out where your body needs a boost with these cycling-specific fitness assessments.<p>Too many cyclists with bulging quads still struggle with a squishy core, wobbly hips, or stiff shoulders. On the bright side, fixing those issues will make you a more efficient rider, says Darcy Norman, a trainer …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Cancer

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Creative Commons

The Other Tunnel

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Stunning Hyper-Realistic Eyes Created Using Colored Pencils

Are the eyes really the windows to the soul? Looking at Redosking's hyper-realistic work will make you believe that it's true. The Texas-based graffiti artist mesmerizes us with his colored pencil eye drawings that beautifully capture light. Their extreme detail is deceptive, and his work looks …

Drawing

GiveDirectly? Not So Fast. (SSIR)

GiveDirectly is the current flavor of the month, and every couple of days someone asks us what we think of it. For those of you behind on your news …

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

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Silhouette #Photography

19-Year-Old Mixes Photos and Paints Into Beautiful Narratives

19-year-old artist Aliza Razell creates beautiful narratives in her mixed-media photographs by combining self-portraits with splashes of color to produce strange and mystifying images that cannot fully be explained. The beautifully thoughtful moments seem perfectly planned out so that the …

Art

The 9 Essential Habits Of Mentally Strong People

In 1914, Thomas Edison's lab burned down, and years' worth of his work was destroyed. This could easily be described as the worst thing to happen to Edison, but the inventor instead chose to see it as an energizing opportunity that forced him to rebuild and re-examine much of his work. Edison …

Little ant trails through Central Park

design

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

Tutorials

Kelvin MacKenzie Is Wrong About International News

Contrary to his belief, people do seem to give a shit about what's happening in the world.<p>Last night, parochial news troll Kelvin MacKenzie appeared on <i>Newsnight</i> to claim that foreign reporting "is killing TV news". He was being entertained by Paxman and the rest thanks to new research, which …

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Gag Order

A recent visit to the website of the U.N.-funded news agency IRIN provides a quick tour of the world’s forgotten miseries: reports of child labor in …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Dogs

Spectacular Photos of Bubbles Frozen in Frigid Temperatures

Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly took advantage of the frigid temperatures earlier this month by blowing bubbles with her son and photographing the spectacular results for her series dubbed <i>Frozen in a Bubble</i>. Using a homemade solution consisting of dish soap, karo syrup, and water, Kelly …

Kitchens

Panono Throwable Camera Ball Gets Major Optics Upgrade

The Panono panoramic camera ball will be able to take even better photographs. The team working on the throwable panoramic ball camera announced …

KLM B744 over Maho Beach

Pictures of the Week 12.13.13

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What kind of sorcery illusion lets these two blocks be the same color?

One is dark, one is light. One is gray, one is white. These are obviously two different blocks with two different colors right? Wrong. The two blocks …