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Die USA feiern den 100. Geburtstag ihres National Park Service. Ian Shive dokumentiert die wilden, weiten Landschaften der Naturschutzgebiete in …

This Designer Invented The Ultimate Font Finder

Spector is a pocket-sized gadget that takes the detective work out of identifying fonts and colors.<p>There are certain celebrity fonts that get so much play, they’re instantly recognizable. (Looking at you, Helvetica, Comic Sans, and Times New Roman.) But it can be frustrating to sleuth the true …

5 Books Written by Authors in the Grip of Mental Illness

The joke that all writers are crazy for choosing a profession with so little glamour or guaranteed return on investment is an old one, but it’s not …

Mental Health

The Big ‘What If’: 5 Alternate History Books Done Right

Over the years, ambitious novelists have applied the great <i>what if</i> to tales of alternate history on a grand scale, teasing out hypothetical versions of reality that illustrate both the elasticity and the limitations of human endeavor. These conjectural narratives serve as bracing reminders of what …

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Physics

Beeinflussbare Träume dank intelligenter Schlafmaske

Klingt wie aus einem Science-Fiction-Film, ist aber Realität und demnächst käuflich zu erwerben: Eine intelligente Schlafmaske die das sogenannte …

Smartphone-Akku pflegen und Laufzeit verbessern

Mit der richtigen Akkupflege und den geeigneten Energiesparmaßnahmen bleibt das Smartphone länger bei Kräften.

Smartphone

The scale of the solar system comes down to Earth in this video

The scale of the solar system is truly mind boggling.<p>Earth alone is more than 92 million miles from the sun, but even on a smaller scale, the moon is …

New Zealand Just Banned a Book for the First Time in 22 Years

"Into the River" has been banned because of its depiction of drug use and underage sex. But author Ted Dawe feels it's a worrying example of the power of the country's conservative agenda.<p>Ted Dawe found out his novel <i>Into the River</i> was the first New Zealand book to be banned in 22 years the same way …

New Zealand

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos12 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>Wear …

Ancient Romans Didn't Use Ketchup—They Had Garum

It’s hard to imagine life without ketchup, soy sauce, and other condiments, but the ancient Romans seem to have lived well enough in their absence. …

Ancient Rome

Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962

A disturbing thought experiment (with diagrams) by Cold War-era scientists<p><i>This article, written by Martin Mann, originally appeared in the September 1962 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine. "Man's Last Big Blast," published just a month before the Cuban missile crisis, describes in frightening detail</i> …

Doomsday

Banned, burned, or simply life changing: what are the best dangerous books?

Authors including Patrick Ness, Melvin Burgess, Tanya Landman, Louise O’Neill, Bali Rai, Candy Gourlay, James Dawson and Leigh Bardugo share the books they probably weren’t meant to read that either rocked their world or rocked <i>the</i> world<p>• Plus what’s coming in our joint Amnesty International and …

Books

Atheism must be about more than not believing in God

Atheism is seen as being destitute of meaning, value, purpose; unfertile ground for growing the feelings of belonging needed to overcome the alienation that dogs modern life.<p>In more extreme critiques, atheism is considered to be another name for nihilism; a fundamental negation of existence, a …

Enjoy this LSD trip from the comfort of your web browser

It's time to stop what you're doing an enjoying some soothing visuals brought to you by physics. Created by George Corney, the browser-based GPU fluid simulation reacts when you click and drag your mouse. The resulting psychedelic dreamscape is a mesmerizing swirl of magic that's sure to destroy …

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

Paris Review - Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 18, Spring 1958<p>Ernest Hemingway, ca. 1939. Photograph by Lloyd Arnold<p>HEMINGWAY<p>You go to the races?<p>INTERVIEWER<p>Yes, occasionally.<p>HEMINGWAY<p>Then you read the Racing Form ... There you have the true art of fiction.<p>—Conversation in a Madrid café, May 1954<p>Ernest …

Oops, UPS stuck a 'dick butt' meme on a fancy Ferrari

<b>Update, 9:40 p.m. PT, April 10, 2015:</b> In addition to UPS removing the image featuring the "dick butt" meme on a specially-made shield mosaic from its …

Japan Dissected My Granddad Alive in World War II

Bob Bruner was a teen when he learned the word “vivisection.” Now a Japanese museum is shedding light on the monstrous wartime experiments on his …

Great, now 3D-printed rifles can fire larger, deadlier rounds

In 2013, Defense Distributed created the world's first 3D-printed handgun, the .38-caliber Liberator. The following year, they unveiled an AR-15 receiver capable of firing hundreds of 5.56mm rounds without fail. This year, designers from FOSSCAD has raised the bar yet again. They've successfully …

Hear a “DNA-Based Prediction of Nietzsche’s Voice:” First Attempt at Simulating Voice of a Dead Person

Whether they submit to his mighty philosophical influence, resist it with all their own might, or fall somewhere in between, everyone who's read the …

10 ways Christian heaven is more like hell | Salon.com

• <b>Heaven is a real place.</b> The writer of John puts these words in the mouth of Jesus, “<i>In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to</i> …

How One Life Hack From A Self-Made Billionaire Leads To Exceptional Success

Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger.<p>Munger has stayed out of the public eye, giving only a small number of public talks, and he’s rarely been covered in the media. At …

Bill Gates

Unboxing the Field Notes Spring 2015 “Two Rivers” Edition

I’m a bit late with creating this video, but I <i>just</i> got my Field Notes order today. It’s a pretty fantastic edition, and so different than anything …

Unique

18 Amazing Images From NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

If you see a spectacular image of a galaxy far, far away, chances are it comes from one telescope. Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been hanging out 350 miles above Earth’s surface, capturing the wonders of the universe removed from Earth’s hazy atmosphere. Hubble brings us some of the …

Universe

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

Exponential Finance Conference

Researchers determine the safest place to survive a zombie outbreak in the US

Researchers at Cornell University have conductive a study to determine the which regions in the U.S. would be safest during a zombie outbreak, The Washington Post reports.<p>Alex Alemi, a researcher and statistician with the group, has developed an interactive model of how a zombie outbreak could …

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

Space is uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. It's bigger, by many orders of magnitude, than anything we ever experience firsthand, and involves processes that unfold over the course of billions of years. One thing that can help you visualize space is maps and graphics like these — …