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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

How to Capture Breathtaking Time-Lapse Photography of the Night Sky

Learn how to capture the night sky — in motion!<p>Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with the night sky. As a young kid I’d stare up at the stars. Later, I’d take my daughter out during meteor showers to see how many shooting stars we could count. And throughout, I’ve experienced an …

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

World’s Largest Backyard Telescope

Changing Planet<p>Some 35 feet tall and housing a 70 inch diameter mirror, this may be the largest amateur-built telescope on the planet today. Credit: Steve Dodds<p><b>Ask any backyard stargazer—bigger is better when it comes to telescopes. One Utah amateur has turned just such a towering dream into</b> …

NASA Unveils Stunning New Milky Way Portrait

<b>Talk about an out-of-this-world map! NASA has unveiled a stunning new clickable panoramic portrait of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.</b><p>The zoomable, 360-degree view was constructed from more than two million infrared snapshots taken over the past ten years by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.<p>“If we …

Data Analysis Service Statwing Launches Partnership Program, Raises New Funding Round

Tools for statisticians tend to be anything but intuitive, so in 2012, the Y Combinator-backed Statwing set out to bring the power of these tools to the masses without bogging them down in arcane interfaces and terminology. Today, the service is launching a new partnership program that will allow …