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How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Mathematiker bestätigen Gottesbeweis

Ein Wesen existiert, das alle positiven Eigenschaften in sich vereint. Das bewies der legendäre Mathematiker Kurt Gödel mit einem komplizierten …

The Economist on Twitter: "What makes a language difficult to learn? http://t.co/KUIV6mFBHe http://t.co/giIR014uUD"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>TheEconomist</b><p>“@<b>TheEconomist</b>: What makes a language difficult to learn? http://econ.st/14b4qnz …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

The Liar Paradox

The liar paradox is the statement:<p>“This sentence is false.”<p>Let us refer to this sentence simply as L. The paradox comes when we try to assign a truth …

10 Key Thoughts on the Greatest, Most Insane NBA Finals Game in Years

There have been other recent Finals games that have reached a special place where you throw off the analyst hat, close the laptop, and just take it …

Basketball

Charles Bukowski on Starving for His Art

Charles Bukowski talks about starving to make his life as a writer possible.<p>Bukowski starved for his art, living in rooming houses, working low …

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …

Vermutungen: Aufräumen unter den Primzahlen

Christian Goldbach hatte Recht – zumindest zum Teil. Der Sekretär der Petersburger Akademie der Wissenschaften und Professor für Mathematik hatte am …

Physik

Game 5 Preview: Four Keys to the Most Important Night of the Season

There have been so many possessions in this series during which I’ve thought to myself, <i>It is shocking that the Kings are in the same professional</i> …

Die endlose Krise ist ein Machtinstrument

Giorgio Agamben im Gespräch Die endlose Krise ist ein Machtinstrument<p>Aktualisiert am 24.05.2013-16:19<p>Ein lateinisches Imperium gegen die deutsche …

The Champions League Final: Fünf brennende Fragen

Five burning questions on Saturday's all-German Champions League final<p>The glory of the German language is that it has a word for everything. When the …

The Rise of the Machines

One summer during my undergraduate years, I was having trouble scrounging up a job. I needed money fast, so I drew on family connections and applied …

NBA Trade Value, Part 3

Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets<p>If you missed the first two installments of my …

Blake Griffin

Gravity - Trailer (Anschau-Pflicht!) - Die Fünf Filmfreunde

Rajko Burchardt mein es gut mit den Menschen. Die Spielwiese des Bayerischen Rundfunks nannte ihn vielleicht auch deshalb "einen der bekanntesten …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

David Foster Wallace

Watch MØ "Pilgrim" (MS MR Remix)

The bombastic remix by New York’s MS MR for MØ’s “Pilgrim” just received an accompanying video. The dark lit video finds MØ thrust into an ethereal …

Music

Watch this: Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' with an HP scanner on lead vocals

Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" has been remixed to death on YouTube, and yet none seem quite as charming as this rendition with an HP scanner and its digital band members. Composed with the help of an HP Scanjet 3C scanner, a pair of hard drives, and a few traditional instruments, YouTube …

Gorgeous Long-Exposure Photographs of Golden Waves

With a preference for the early morning light, artist David Orias enjoys capturing saturated hues and motion that our eyes could not otherwise see in these gorgeous ocean scenes. His series, entitled <i>Waves</i>, features golden hues and stunning painterly strokes that blend together into these vibrant …

Landscape Photography

Career Arc: Tim Burton

How did it all go so wrong so fast?<p>Tim Burton has now made two movies called <i>Frankenweenie</i>, both about a precocious suburban kid named Victor …

Horror

Fast food: the reason behind our national incompetence

Someone at the Department for Transport has been eating too many bargain buckets. These must have been from Kentucky Fried Chicken, before the …

2012: The Year of the Superteam

The Heat, The Avengers, and the peculiar American love of the overdog<p>It took a village to get things done this year. Our president, for instance, won …

Comic Books

The Satanic numerology in 'Gangnam Style' and 'Call Me Maybe' videos finally explained

And you thought they were just pop songs<p>The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Satan. Jesus. Elaborate numerological trickery. All concepts you might expect in Psy's "Gangnam Style" video, but none you could be sure existed. Until now.<p>Via: Nerdcore

Berkeley researchers map out how our brains categorize the things we see

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have created a map showing how and where the brain categorizes the actions and objects we see every day. The study began by taking five human subjects and placing them in an MRI machine while they each watched two hours of movie trailers. Each …

Ask a grown-up: if God created everything, who created God?

People have been asking this question for thousands of years. Christians say God does not have a beginning or an end. I find it hard to understand …

Simmons vs. Lowe: The Lakers

Our NBA experts try to figure out how a team full of All-Stars can end up being so terrible<p><i>Editor’s note: With the 2013 Lakers’ season imploding</i> …

Basketball

How astronaut Chris Hadfield showed Berlin's ongoing struggle for unification

The Berlin Wall may be physically disappearing – David Hasselhoff went there to campaign for its preservation last month – but some things last …

The Tangled Logic Of Time Travel In Movies [Infographic]

This flowchart contains spoilers!<p>This infographic by Mr. Dalliard documents the nature, logic, and scale of time travel in film. Most of the terms are straightforward, and then there's the "Novikov self-consistency principle." Developed by a Russian physicist between 1975 and 1990, it asserts<p>that …