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Over The Past 150 Years, There Has Been A Profound Shift In What Humans Do With Their Time

Most human beings get about 75 years of existence.<p>That's about 3,900 weeks. Or 27,000 days. Or 648,000 hours.<p>We spend about a third of those hours sleeping, a number that hasn't changed much over the centuries.<p>What has changed is what we do with the remaining time.<p>As the following two charts show, …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Ronald Reagan

Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground?

The public playground in Bandon, a small town on the blustery coast of Oregon, has everything a kid could want. Swings and an orange, twisting slide, even a bright blue boat.<p>But after the playground was installed in 2009, some mothers became concerned about the springy black stuff beneath their …

School Districts

Tom Meade's wild Ferrari Thomassima was the P4/5 of its day

Before the Pininfarina Sergio, there was the Thomassima.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the December 1970 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>IF you are ever in Modena, Italy, you may see a big blond kid tearing down the street on a Lambretta scooter with a big, mean-looking German shepherd on board. That …

College Football Playoff Rankings: Oregon jumps FSU, TCU is new No. 4

The third edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings saw Oregon move up to No. 2 and TCU slide into the all-important fourth spot.<p>TCU edged …

College Football

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Landscape Photography

More members of Amazonian tribe seek help from Brazil

More than 20 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe have made contact with the Brazilian authorities amid growing fears that they are being driven from their forest home by drug smugglers or illegal loggers.<p>The implicit plea for sanctuary, support and weapons follows encounters in June and July …

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Vive La France! Germany Struggles: Pictures

Where Does The Internet Get Its Energy? Tech Companies’ Power Sources, Visualized

Where tech companies like Apple and Amazon source their power has major impacts on local energy policy. Here’s the breakdown on how each big tech company keeps the lights on.<p>Digital interactions increasingly shape our lives. The online world we build for ourselves increasingly impacts our physical …

Renewable Energy

Venezuela lashes out at Spain after exports of riot gear halted

The Venezuelan government has questioned the "moral authority" of the Spanish government after Madrid suspended exports of anti-riot and police gear to its former colony.<p>Following weeks of unrest and violence in Venezuela, Spain's Conservative government quietly decided to suspend sales last month, …

Martin Brundle’s Eagle E-Type

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>British<br>• Classic Cars<br>• Design<br>• Formula 1<br>• Jaguar<br>• Vintage<p>For those of you who watch Formula 1, Martin Brundle needs no …

Classic Cars

Explaining the Success of Atletico Madrid Striker Diego Costa

Diego Costa has undoubtedly been one of the major success stories of the season, stepping into the shoes of the departed Radamel Falcao Garcia to fire Atletico Madrid to the top of La Liga and a place in the last eight of the Champions League.<p>He provided further evidence of his ascension to a place …

Soccer

Meet the Man Who Jumped Off One World Trade Center

Last summer, I interviewed dozens of the ironworkers who were working around the clock to turn One World Trade Center into the tallest building in …

World Trade Center

A Table That Charges Your iPhone

Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.<p>Think of the new project from London-based designer Marjan van Aubel as a multiplication table. Utilizing a dye-sensitised solar cell, which absorbs light in a fashion similar to …

Clean Energy

George Lucas explains how he invented lightsabers

Lightsabers, as Obi Wan Kenobi once said, are an elegant weapon for a civilized age. In <i>Star Wars</i>' galaxy, they're graceful and otherworldly things. In ours, as the 15-minute <i>Birth of the Lightsaber</i> featurette shows, they were little more than sticks onto which the movie's visual effects artists …

Sony Waterproof mp3 Player Sold Inside Bottle of Water

What <i>does</i> a company do to convince potential customers that its product is genuinely waterproof? Well, aside from saying so on the packaging, it can sell the product already immersed inside a bottle of water.<p>Though the device itself was launched a while ago, Sony turned to Auckland-based ad agency …

Bizarre Landslide Photos: Boulders Roll Onto Farm, Narrowly Missing House

A landslide in northern Italy hurtled boulders into a family vineyard.<p>Two huge boulders sent tumbling by a landslide narrowly missed a farmhouse in Ronchi di Termeno in northern Italy on January 21, 2014. The above photo, taken two days later, shows one of the boulders after it rumbled down the …

O planeta Terra em 50 fotos

"O que é isso que lhe chamou tão repentinamente do nada para desfrutar por um breve tempo um espetáculo que permanece bastante indiferente a você? As …

How LED lighting changes the way cities look on film

As major cities like New York and Los Angeles make the switch over to LED lighting, the change is having a somewhat unexpected impact — changing the way these cities look in movies. As Dave Kendricken explains in <i>No Film School</i>, nighttime LA looks completely different under LED lights than it does …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

That Secret App Is Becoming Silicon Valley’s New Blind Item

“I work at Evernote and we’re about to get acquired… Watch this space”<p>That could be the first big acquisition rumor to have found its way onto Secret, the new “anonymish” sharing app launched late last week. But it won’t be the last.<p>(FWIW, Evernote CEO Phil Libin says it’s not true. And Dustin …

Blaze destroys ancient Tibetan town dubbed 'Shangri-La'

Inferno rips through 1,300-year-old Tibetan community, which had been pin-pointed as the location of the mythical Shangri-La in James Hilton's novel The Lost Horizon<p>A ten-hour inferno has destroyed the ancient Tibetan town which, according to the Chinese government, was the earthly incarnation of …

This guy discovered that dry cleaning could prevent terrorism in Somalia

Mohamed Ali is a young Somali American with a mission to help youth in Somalia steer clear of extremist groups.<p>Ali was born in Mogadishu, but when he was 10, as Somalia was grappling with a civil war, he and his family left for Canada. They finally settled in the US.<p>Ali attended Ohio State …

On the Red Couch with Author James Dashner

Inside Flipboard / January 8, 2014<p><i>Sci-fi author James Dashner wanted to be a writer since he was a kid but decided to try his “backup plan” — finance</i> …