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Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

RESTful API design with Node.js

<i>This article was first published on Medium. You can take a look at it here</i><p>It’s a remarkable beast of a tool, Node.js. If you’re a beginner, aspiring …

Ancient programming language COBOL can make you bank, literally

You’d think a computer programming language created in 1959 would be outdated — but you’d be incredibly wrong.<p>Most people know Java and C++, but good ol’ COBOL is still alive and kicking. In the US, around 80 percent of in-person transactions and 95 percent of ATM swipes are based on programs …

I take my kids to galleries to demonstrate my cultural superiority over the masses

Jake Chapman, one half of the YBA duo the Chapman Brothers, has been rude about taking children to art galleries. He told the <i>Independent</i> that ‘it’s as moronic as a child’ to expect a child to understand complex modern artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko as ‘children are not human yet’. His …

The End Is Not Near

In his first gran fondo, a novice cyclist confronts slashing rain, slippery corners, champion riders, grueling climbs, and the most profound questions of human existence and life—such as, exactly how does one change a flat tire?<p>I'm not going to hold anything back, so I might as well tell you I got …

Children in museums: it's the parents who need training

If children climb on art exhibits, it's because their mothers and fathers don't set boundaries, says Sarah Crompton<p>The other day I watched <b>Frozen</b>, Disney’s charming rethink of <b>The Snow Queen</b>, which cheekily smuggles a new musical on to our screens via an award-winning animation.<p>I thoroughly enjoyed …

Grand Theft Auto

Luge Olympian Matt Mortensen Takes GoPro On His Run And It's Awesome (VIDEO)

Matt Mortensen represents the United States of Men's Doubles luge, and he has shown us what it's like to be him on the track.<p>In a video he uploaded personally onto YouTube, the olympic athlete brought along a GoPro camera for one of his rides in Sochi.<p>During the run, you can get a good idea of how …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …