Nate Rosenberg

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10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

Average Heel Heights Across The U.S.

The only sane women in the United States live in Nebraska, Kansas, and Maine. How do I know? These are the states where women buy the shortest heels–under 1.97 inches on average.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. Big data doesn’t lie.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. It’s true. Big data doesn’t …

Shoes

The Story Behind the Almost-Discovery of the Century — NOVA Next

The idea was too beautiful to be wrong.<p>That you could start with nothing, apply some basic laws of physics, and get a <i>universe</i> out of it—a universe …

The Best Coffee Shops In San Francisco

<i>The best coffee shop in San Francisco, if we're being realistic, is the one closest to your house. But for those times when you need to enjoy your</i> …

World's Deepest Swimming Pool is an Astounding 131 Feet Deep

So, maybe you've swam in the deep end of the swimming pool, but certainly not one like <i>Y-40 The Deep Joy</i>. Just how deep is it? Well, it measures 21 x 18 meters (69 x 59 feet) and has a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet). That's the equivalent of diving the height of a 12-storey building! With …

Swimming Pools

Astronaut-Led Group Launches Contest to Send Public to Space

A new astronaut-led, private spaceflight training group has launched a contest to redefine the "right stuff" by giving away trips to space in return …

Space Exploration

Google Lets You Watch Live Data From NASA's Long Lost Satellite

NASA's ISEE-3 was launched in 1977 and sent data home for 20 years. Recently, NASA discovered the abandoned satellite is still transmitting data, and …

Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time | Colossal

<p>Nestled in Northeast India next to the Brahmaputra River sits Majuli Island, a giant sandbar that happens to be the largest river island on Earth, …

The Rich Kids Of Snapchat Might Be The Worst Millennials

Just when we thought we'd seen the worst of "rich millenials gone wild" on Instagram, they've taken over another social media platform: Snapchat.<p>These unbelievable snaps are curated on a Facebook group entitled What Happens at Private School Goes On Snapchat. The group currently has over 240,000 …

The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

There’s a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it. It’s a design bug woven into people’s identities and sense of self-worth. Influential and otherwise very smart people will deny till their last breath that it even exists. But I believe it does and should be fixed before it …

Silicon Valley

Explore Minecraft-Created Westeros on a Virtual-Reality Treadmill

Scaling the wall isn't just for wildlings anymore.<p>The giant world of Westeros has already been created in <i>Minecraft</i>, but you can crank up the geek …

Kanye West wants to 'redo' Instagram

Kanye West has offered to redesign Instagram, suggesting that it would be "a simple task" for him to beautify the popular photo app. Speaking at a seminar at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, West cited the success of his instagrammed wedding kiss with Kim Kardashian, which is …

Negative Underwear's No-Frills Bra

Shopping for lingerie is not always a light-hearted task. From unforgiving mirrors to finding the perfect fit for your unique body shape, it can be a stress-inducing experience. Even harder though, is finding underwear options that aren't a gaudy shade of hot pink or over-embellished with lace and …

Clothing

11 Brilliant Condom Concepts That Improve The “User Experience”

From a device that makes it possible to don a condom in one second to female condoms that inflate inside the body, these Gates Foundation-funded ideas will get people to rediscover the pleasures of safer sex.<p>It’s hard to beat condoms as an all-around defense against unwanted pregnancy and sexually …

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human

A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say<p>A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Dolphin translator chirps out first word

Scientists working on a two-way dolphin communicator have made a breakthrough -- their device may have translated a single whistle in real time.<p>Dolphins are believed to be one of the most intelligent animal species on the planet -- although precisely how intelligent is difficult to gauge.<p>That may …

Translation

Facebook to use drones and satellites to bring internet to remote regions

Facebook has unveiled plans to use specially designed aircraft and satellites to connect remote parts of the the world to the internet<p>Facebook plans to send drones and satellites to remote parts of the world to connect them to the internet using laser technology, its founder Mark Zuckerberg …

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system<p>A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable …

Here's How Far In Advance You Should Book A Flight

The airfare shopping site CheapAir.com monitored more than 4 million fares in 2013 to answer the age-old question: How far in advance should you book your plane ticket?<p>For the average domestic flight, booking 54 days in advance will offer the cheapest fare.<p>But CheapAir's CEO Jeff Klee told Business …

Flying

Massachusetts Has A Busta Rhymes Island

Kevin O’Brien’s quest to call a small parcel of land for the rapper provides a lesson in how commemorative naming works.<p>In the small suburb of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, outside Boston, there’s a pond surrounded by houses. In the middle of that pond is an island. Search for that island on Google …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Israel Passes Controversial Law to Draft the Ultra-Orthodox Into the Military

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Israel has passed a long-debated law that will make ultra-orthodox Jews eligible for military …

Cute Squirrels Photography

Living in a country without squirrels makes you squeak every time you see a picture of one. But I imagine that even people in countries with …

Cute Animals

A Conversation With The President Of The World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free, Accredited, Online University

Shai Reshef is an Israeli-born entrepreneur who now lives in Pasadena, California. Although his master’s degree is in Chinese politics, he has made his name professionally in private education. He served as chairman and CEO of the Kidum Group, an Israeli test preparation which he sold to Kaplan, …

What NASA Is For -- Now Shut Up and Listen

Every few years someone with a loud enough megaphone asks why we are spending so much money putting people into space, or, as in this most recent round of criticism, ask, "What is NASA for?" As usual people on both sides rush into the fray, some defending the proud legacy of NASA's astronaut corps …

Space Exploration

Associated Press News

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …