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Demystifying Two Factor Auth

I always wondered how Google Authenticator style 2-factor codes worked. The process of going from QR code to rotating 6-digit pin seemed a bit …

Programming

How I Capture Vibrant Colors Inside Snowflakes

Having photographed snowflakes for nearly a decade as a large component to my career as a photographer, I’ve had the joy of encountering mysteries in …

Photography

tavi gevinson on love, and the difficulties of writing about it

The writer and actress talks to i-D about Rookie’s latest release, Rookie on Love, which features essays by Mitski, Jenny Zhang, and Hilton Als.<p><i>This article was originally published by i-D US.</i><p>“Love is all around,” Tavi Gevinson, the 21-year-old writer, actor, and founder of Rookie magazine, writes …

Feminism

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: A Swirling Mystery

The Great Red Spot has been there for a while, but scientists still struggle identify what causes its swirl of reddish hues.

The Good War

How America’s infatuation with World War II has eroded our conscience.

Jurassic Park

‘One of the most secretive, darkest states’: What is Kansas trying to hide?

The statement was simple. Factual.<p>A Kansas spokesperson was acknowledging that the state highway department didn’t have the money to rebuild a …

How I beat creative burnout

Burnout doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care about your level of experience, what role you play in the design ecosystem, or what design title you …

Productivity

How Light Creates Emotion in Photography

At the end of the day, there’s only one reason why people like good photos. It’s a simple concept, really, but it also forms the foundation for all …

Portrait Photography

Former Facebook executive: "you don’t realize it, but you are being programmed"

“I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works. The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve …

‘It Can’t Be True.’ Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown

It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the …

Amazon.com Inc

The extraordinary life of Nikola Tesla, a virgin inventor who spoke 8 languages

Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:<p>Spoke eight languages<br>• Produced the first motor that ran on AC current<br>• Developed the underlying technology for wireless communication over long distances<br>• Held …

Thomas Edison

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - and his secret love

<b>For more than 50 years, Lale Sokolov lived with a secret - one born in the horrors of wartime Europe, in a place that witnessed some of the worst of man's inhumanity to man.</b><p>It would not be shared until he was in his 80s, thousands of miles from that place.<p>Lale had been the Tattooist of …

European History

The historical obscurity of the SEGA SC-3000 Personal Computer

<i>This post is part of a series on the retro SEGA SC-3000 personal computer. In the next part I will give an introduction to writing BASIC on this</i> …

PC Gaming

Recy Taylor: A Symbol of Jim Crow's Forgotten Horror

Racism

The Amazon Whisperer

On the trail of a mysterious online company that has cracked the secret to making products people want.<p>My Amazon search was specific: I wanted an inexpensive, waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled, rechargeable speaker, so that I could listen to podcasts in the shower. I expected many options. Instead, I …

Amazon

Designing Reusable React Components

What Legos Can Teach Us About Reuse in React AppsReact is a component library. So React makes it easy to break your UI down into composable pieces. …

JavaScript

There's Now "Very Strong Evidence" That Alcohol Can Directly Damage DNA

Well, crap.<p>There is an increasing body of evidence linking alcohol consumption to an increased cancer risk - and now scientists in the UK believe …

Biology

I investigate oil companies that manipulate gasoline and oil prices. I track oil tankers at sea, deal with whistle blowers, research Standard Oil, and have gone undercover at industry conferences. AMA!

<b>My short bio:</b> My name is Cody Rosenfield, I have been investigating oil market manipulation since early 2015. Oil companies use price manipulation to …

Fraud

Making China Great Again

As Donald Trump surrenders America’s global commitments, Xi Jinping is learning to pick up the pieces.<p>When the Chinese action movie “Wolf Warrior II” arrived in theatres, in July, it looked like a standard shoot-’em-up, with a lonesome hero and frequent explosions. Within two weeks, however, “Wolf …

China

The Touch of Madness

Culture profoundly shapes our ideas about mental illness, which is something psychologist Nev Jones knows all too well.<i>Feature stories, read aloud:</i> …

Mental Health

Tearing the Heart from the Music Industry

You can divide time in too many ways to be useful: Before and after cell phones; before and after file-sharing; before and after the internet. For …

Demons

Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

Climate Change

Top 25 Survival Skills to Know & Why

David March 25, 2016 Basics, Wilderness Survival<p>I’m a firm believer in the following saying: “<i>It’s better to know something and not need to use it</i> …

‘What Are We Going to Do About Tyler?’

On Nov. 17, 2012, Tyler Haire was arrested in Vardaman, Mississippi, for attacking his father’s girlfriend with a knife. Tyler, 16, had called 911 …

Crime

The Nine Best Movies We Saw in 2017

From soup to nuts—or, 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' to 'Phantom Thread.'<p>A lot of things sucked this year, but you know what didn't? Movies! (Well, there were movies that sucked too, but we've been over that already.) Anyway: here's a rundown of some of our favorite movies this year. Tell us if you …

Movies

Mimi Loves Phil: Life After Death by Overdose

At <i>Vogue</i>, Mimi O’Donnell reflects on her late husband Phillip Seymour Hoffman, his very public death via overdose, and overcoming loss as a family of …

Health

How to Forgive Someone Who Will Never Say Sorry

If a poisonous snake bites you, the bite can kill you, right?<p>Wrong.<p>It’s not the bite itself, but the venom inside of your body, that’s …

Happiness

Human Sexual Cycles are Driven by Culture and Match Collective Moods

Altmetric: 576<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Ian B. Wood,<br>• Pedro L. Varela,<br>• Johan Bollen,<br>• Luis M. Rocha ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9402-887X &<br>• Joana</i> …

Data Science

What's happening with the Kansas City airport is astonishing, but not for the reasons you probably think

If you are the type of person who has casually followed this year’s most dramatic local news story — that would be Kansas City’s grueling civic march …

Cities