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Striking drone photo series places class divide under the spotlight

Drone photography has quickly come to offer us entirely new perspectives on the world we live in, and for photographer Johnny Miller, the reality of …

Drones

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

How to make sure no one is spying on your computer

Keep your digital life private.<p>A program that spies on your computer activity is one of the most dangerous forms of malware. It won't present you with a ransomware request or announce it's deleting your files. Instead, it hides silently on your system, watching and recording all your computer …

Malware

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

How to Retain What You Read

Think about a book you read last year. How much of it do you remember? Could you list ten things you learned from it? Can you even remember what …

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Mushrooms might save the world—if they don't kill us first

Some musings on our favorite mycological marvels.<p>The tents were disappearing. The uniforms were, too. But the supplies didn’t vanish all at once. It was World War II and enemies were everywhere, but nothing was swiped or stolen from the U.S. campsite on the Solomon Islands.<p>Rather, everything in …

Mushrooms

You wanna see something crazy? Check out all the advertisers targeting you on Facebook.

It's a long list, and you've probably never heard of most of them.<p>Grab your phone and fire up the Facebook app (assuming that you're a Facebook user, but of course you are). Go to Settings > Account Settings > Ads > Advertisers You’ve Interacted With and then check out the section called …

AdTech

Lexar microSD To Lightning Reader - LRWMLBNL

This fits your .<p>by entering your model number.<p>Easily offload and transfer content to or from your iPhone or iPad with a micro SD card<p>Great for anyone …

Finally, a Good use for Fidget Spinners

Kaplamino, a talented toy builder who has a slanted table and plenty of free time, harnessed the power of fidget spinners for his latest chain …

Reddit

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Privacy

Google’s Project Fi is the best cellphone plan you’re not using

Google has a solution for everyone who is tired of seeing astronomical cell phone bills at the end of each month. Launched in 2015, Project Fi is an …

Mind-Blowing Hacks That Actually Work

When life presents a problem, dilemma or obstacle that can't be solved or overcome through simple means the uncreative are stumped, flummoxed or …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …

Ursula K. Le Guin reading list: Titles every fan should read

Easing into Fusion 360 CAM with Evan & Katelyn

Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software is complicated enough, but even if you feel really competent in the modeling part of the software, you’d be forgiven for feeling completely overwhelmed by the Fusion 360 CAM (Computer Aided Machining) interface. CAM is where you set up the instructions for your CNC …

How to Make Stop Motion Videos

Stop motion is actually a really easy thing that everyone could integrate into their videos. Here, Rob starts out with a broad overview of where you …

Science Says These are the Oldest 23 Words in the English Language

They've lasted over 15,000 years.<p>Not a lot of things last over a thousand years; even fewer last over 10,000.<p>Yet a British research team has put together a list of what they called "ultraconserved words," or words that have remained basically unchanged for a stunning 15,000 years.<p>The researchers …

10 of the most mysterious codes and ciphers in history

Whether your sending messages from behind enemy lines or hiding codes in cat memes, ciphers have been used to deliver secret messages for centuries – …

Where is the remotest spot in the United States?

<b>A pair of scientists from Florida</b><b>,</b> <b>and their eight-year-old daughter</b><b>,</b> <b>are visiting the remotest spot in every US state</b><b>.</b><p>The epiphany happened as Ryan Means walked down a beach in Florida.<p>The beach was crowded. He was frustrated. Inside him, he says, there was a "mid-life crisis kicking around".<p>"There …

Florida

The Delights of Parsing the Beatles' Most Nonsensical Song

Released 50 years ago, “I Am the Walrus” is endlessly analyzable, and yet somehow analysis-proof.<p><i>“It seems very pretty,” she said when she had finished it, “but it’s rather hard to understand!” (You see she didn’t like to confess, even to herself, that she couldn’t make it out at all.) “Somehow it</i> …

Literature

Understanding How a Watch Works

Who doesn’t love these old industrial films from the mid-20th century? Via Mark at Boing Boing comes a video from the 1950s(?) showing and describing all of the parts of a watch and how they all work together.<p>Mark also points to a previous video, from the 1930s, showing how a differential gear …

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Edible Innovations: This IoT System Gives Diagnostics for Your Beehive

<i>From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara</i> …

Honey Bees

Announcing release of UgCS v.2.12 and UgCS for DJI v.2.8 update

SPH Engineering announces the release of the UgCS and its mobile companion’s UgCS for DJI update perfecting user experience and features for …

Dji

How to start listening to podcasts

Tune in to a brave new world.<p>Your friends keep bringing up fun facts they learned from the latest episode of Radiolab, or discussing a crazy potential future described on Flash Forward. If you want to start listening to podcasts like these, but haven't dived in yet, then this guide is for you. …

How to open your messed up files

Don't trash them right away.<p>What happens when you download a PDF that then refuses to load, or you open a video only to find it won't play? Being unable to open files as usual is one of the most frustrating tech problems you're likely to encounter. But you shouldn't give up and delete them right …

Operating Systems

The entrepreneurs turning carbon dioxide into fuels

The race is on to prove that CO2 can be taken from the air and recycled into profitable, carbon neutral fuels. But cost and investment obstacles remain<p>In an industrial greenhouse about 30km from Zurich, plump aubergines and juicy cherry tomatoes are ripening to perfection. Growing Mediterranean …