Mark

44 Flips | 4 Magazines | 12 Likes | 7 Following | @mdouglas3015 | Keep up with Mark on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mark”

Riptide's electric skateboard balances power and portability

Electric skateboards have been coming out of the woodwork lately, popping up in all shapes and sizes, with each new company trying to find a niche in the market. There have been examples of extremely tiny models accentuating portability and longboards with hyperextended ranges. It depends on what …

The real value of urban farming. (Hint: It's not always the food.)

During World War II, millions of Americans planted "victory gardens" in their backyards, eventually supplying a hungry nation with 40 percent of its homegrown fruits and vegetables. Once the war was over, those urban farms withered away, supplanted by increasingly efficient large-scale rural …

Nibali's route to Rio Olympics goes through Tour de France

When Vincenzo Nibali laboured in the Dolomites on the Giro d'Italia's penultimate weekend amid rumours of his imminent departure at season's end for …

Attack on the pentagon results in discovery of new mathematical tile

In the world of mathematical tiling, news doesn’t come bigger than this.<p>In the world of bathroom tiling – I bet they’re interested too.<p>If you can cover a flat surface using only identical copies of the same shape leaving neither gaps nor overlaps, then that shape is said to <b>tile the plane</b>.<p>Every …

Mathematics

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

Family learns fate of WWI Belgian boy smuggled out of country and adopted by Tasmanian soldier

A Tasmanian family has finally discovered the fate of a Belgian boy Australian soldiers smuggled out of the horror of WWI-ravaged Belgium, to a new …

Garb: Cold Commute

Timberland Earthkeepers Goose Eye Mountain Down Parka ($228). Timberland Abington Waterproof Hiking Boots ($230). Timberland Six-Panel Cuffed Winter …

14 Amazingly Free Stock Photo Websites

CEO of Plato Web Design<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've ever tried searching for free stock photos on the Internet, you probably know what a ridiculous hassle it can be.<p>As a general rule, free stock photos are extremely difficult to find. A huge portion of the …

Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake

8 Servings<p>The fragrant richness of coconut oil and the tenderizing power of buttermilk make this the ultimate chocolate pound cake recipe.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ …

Dessert

Flashing Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger A Reality

Originally a ThinkGeek April Fools' product, the company will be selling real Flux Capacitor USB Car Chargers later this month for $25. The unit has …

Conceptual Video Game Themed Cat Scratchers

These are the conceptual video game themed cat scratchers imagined by the folks at if industries. There's an Atari controller, Nintendo controller, …

Star Wars In The Style Of Northwest Coast Indian Art

Death Mask<p>This is 'Alliance Is Rebellion', a series of characters and vehicles from Star Wars imagined as traditional Northwest Coast Indian art by …

You Can Turn A $2,000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home

I'm in!<p>What if you could spend a fraction of what it would cost to buy or build your own house and instead build a unique home that’s completely off …

Refold Portable Cardboard Desk

Made in New Zealand from 100% recyclable cardboard, Refold's Red Dot Award-winning portable desk unfolds from a lightweight portfolio case into …

4 Finance Formulas All Excel Geniuses Know

Whether you’re looking to get ahead in business or simply keep better track of your bank accounts, knowing your way around a Microsoft Excel …

Five errors that immediately get your resume rejected at Google

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I’ve sent out hundreds of resumes over my career, applying for just about every kind of job. I’ve personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes. And at Google we sometimes get more than 50,000 resumes in a single week.<p>I have seen <i>a lot</i> …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Star

Latest<p>Get Ready for the 'Dragon Ball Z' Fusion Dance Funko Pop Two-Pack Exclusive<p>Dragon Ball Z 03/30/2018 11:54 am<p>Dragon Ball Z<p>CB Box to Include …

The Editors' Choice Hall of Fame

Ten years of testing, 540 bikes. Here are our six all-time favorites.<i>—Matt Phillips</i>

Land Rover Has Invented A 'Transparent' Car

Using cameras placed under the hood, and projecting that live video feed onto the windshield, it creates an effect it calls the "Transparent Bonnet." (Bonnet is the British term for a car's hood.) This is part of something it calls "invisible car technology."<p>While the hood doesn't really disappear, …

Badass New York Bike Style (Photos)

Pedal On<p>In the overcrowded, busy New York City, there’s nothing like the freedom—and creativity—that comes from hopping on a bike. Here’s a look at …

SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles …

DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water "Bottle"

Our recent article about an innovative edible water "bottle" designed by three London-based students was so popular that we decided to try our hand …

Sodium

Sleek Carbon-Fiber Electric Bike Is Perfect for the Commuter

The bike ride to work just got more exciting. It comes in the form of the Leaos Electric Bike, a light-weight cycle originally modeled after the famous Vespa scooter. This futuristic-looking bike is designed and handmade in Italy and is produced out of carbon fiber. Leaos looks sleek and modern …

Nakamoto's Neighbor: My Hunt For Bitcoin's Creator Led To A Paralyzed Crypto Genius

Hal Finney’s light brown eyes are pointed down.<p>I’ve just asked him if he was involved in the creation of Bitcoin. The 57-year-old man’s almost imperceptible eye movement is his only way of telling me that he was not, and that I’ve spent the last week caught in the same futile windmill-tilting that …

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures

Following on from his amazing series last week, here are Halley Docherty’s latest collages for us – well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world, from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York, superimposed on to Google Street View