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21 places to learn critical skills that will change your life

But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and innovative, and gives employees the ability to cope with constantly changing workplaces.<p>Lifelong learning helps us stay sharp as we age, and is also important for …

Learning

It's War In India, Regulator Ridicules Facebook's Campaign To Drum Up Support For Free Basics

India’s telecom industry regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, commonly called TRAI, has slammed Facebook for its aggressive campaign to buttress support for Free Basics, Facebook’s emerging markets initiative which seeks to make zero-cost but highly-restricted internet accessible to …

A Whole New Source for Awesome Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Her Universe, the geek fashion company aimed at girls, just announced it was getting into publishing science fiction and fantasy books back in …

Haute high: How did marijuana go from shadowy activity to style’s next commodity?

Walking down Toronto’s Queen West strip, you’ll pass a few decades-old head shops, Shanti Baba and The Friendly Stranger perhaps the most notable among them. Their happy bud signage – melting swirls and mystical icons – and array of psychedelic products are quickly turning into relics in a world …

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away

Being born and raised in Australia, it was easy for me to feel isolated from the rest of the world, especially as I developed a love of history as a child. I recall my disappointment when I learnt that the lands of the Romans, Incas and Medieval Europe were on the other side of the world from where …

Museums

4 Ideas For Redesigning The Pot Logo

For decades, the pot leaf was a potent symbol of the counterculture, an unnuanced logo adorning everything from lighters to T-shirts and endlessly doodled in teenagers’ notebooks. Brandish a pot leaf, and you conjured a world: <i>High Times</i> subscriptions and communes along the Russian River and <i>Dick’s</i> …

Why We Should Design Some Things to Be Difficult to Use

The first car I ever drove was a bashed Land Rover Defender. I was working at an outdoor pursuits centre in North Wales. Changing gear was like …

Living Rooms

23 Healthy Foods Everyone Should Know How To Cook

No diet food allowed.

What is the shape of the universe?

From World Science U, Science Unplugged provides hundreds of short video answers to a wide range of questions from "What is a Higgs Particle?" to …

Moonhead and the Music Machine

Life's tough enough for a teenage kid in high school, but when you've got a moon for a head, it's even more difficult. Making his debut appearance in Moonhead and the Music Machine from graphic design haven Nobrow Press, protagonist Joey Moonhead has his head in the (sometimes literal) clouds, …

Vinyl Records

Solvatten Water Container Purifies Water Using Sunlight

<b>Solvatten water container</b> provides safe water by using UV-A and UV-B sterilization. One of great challenges in developing countries is to provide …

Photographer Puts His Beautiful Underwater Photography to Use Saving the Oceans

The oceans are in trouble, and while marine biologists and conservationists and (God help us) politicians are the main advocates for the health of …

The Stirling prize should go to…

As often, this year's Stirling prize shortlist sets out to compare what can't be compared – as if one had to decide what is better between, say, a shirt, a piece of cheese, an app, some nice music or a chair. It's in the nature of such awards. The underlying absurdity is part of the fascination.<p>Do …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

The Big Picture: NASA flies massive SOFIA telescope to the stratosphere

It's a catch-22: the lenses of ground-based telescopes can be made huge, but are hamstrung by distortion from the atmosphere. Hubble-type telescopes don't have that issue, but must be small to be launched into space, and good luck fixing them. That's where NASA's SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Neil deGrasse Tyson: We Must Celebrate Innovators or ‘Move Back Into the Cave’

CANNES, France—He is one of the world's only household names in the field of science, but Neil deGrasse Tyson definitely wishes that weren't the case.<p>…

Protesters set up camp at net neutrality rally outside FCC headquarters

Protesters set up camp outside the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on Wednesday to fight plans they say will create a two-tier internet and hand control of the web to major corporations.<p>The rally – reminiscent of the Occupy-style rallies that started in 2011 – started outside the FCC’s …

Stephen Colbert won’t save us, “Game of Thrones” is not that good: This “golden age” of TV is a big sham

<b>(xavierarnau via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Stop calling this TV’s golden age. It’s still the Idiot Box, even if you like “Girls,” Jon Stewart and “The Wire”<p>Alexander Zaitchik<p>May 5, 2014 11:45am (UTC)<p>I think it happened around Season 3 of “The Wire.” Maybe it was “The Sopranos.” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”? “Lost”? I …

Modern Residence Seamlessly Integrating into the Landscape in Ottawa, Canada

Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Egypt's Jon Stewart Says He Won't Back Down Amid Charges

It's 9:30 p.m. on a Friday night, and Bassem Youssef's show is on TV screens at cafes throughout downtown Cairo.<p>It's the Egyptian political satirist's first show since he was summoned to the prosecutor general's office to answer questions about the jokes he makes on TV. After the interrogation, he …

Tripura, Kerala open the door for women in panchayats

<b>Chulubari (Tripura)/Kanjikuzhy (Kerala):</b> Her relatives warned Hena Das, a resident of Chulubari in Tripura, against taking up political office …