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Were You Meant to Be an Astronaut? Try Passing NASA's Project Mercury Intelligence Test

From left: Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Christopher Craft of the Mercury Operations Division, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John …

Get Stunning Starry Photos with this Easy Astrophotography Tutorial

Been wanting to shoot beautiful, long exposures of the starry night sky but don’t know where to start? The folks from Mango Street have shared some …

Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …

Woodworking

Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you

Wandered.space is a service for those moments when you want to explore the area around you, but don’t know where to go.<p>It was created this weekend at TechCrunch’s Disrupt London hackathon by a team of three coworkers from Seattle-based Azuqua. One of them, Skyler Hartle, told me that they were …

The Spooky Science Behind Ouija Boards

Since the 19th century, the Ouija board has been viewed as both a dangerous instrument of the occult and a kitschy game to break out at parties. To …

13 job-interview questions that can measure someone's emotional intelligence

"Emotional intelligence is the key to being really successful," he told Business Insider.<p>Perhaps that's why more and more companies are asking interview questions that are designed to measure a candidate's emotional intelligence— which is the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions<p>Phil …

Mygdal Plant Lamp

Mygdal Plant Lamp aims to mix a couple of great environment features, as it so clearly states on its name: plants and light. Nui Studio really did a …

Aluminum

Boblbee Backpack

The Boblbee Backpack for motorcycle riders has a cult following, it doesn’t just make it easy to carry your stuff around, it’s also a back protector. …

Laptops

Syros Summer House

This stunning Mediterranean house is located on the Greek island of Syros. Designed by Block722 (an architecture and interior design studio based in …

Architecture

Autodromo Stradale Watch

Autodromo is a brand of watches inspired by the golden era of racing, their Stradale watch was first launched back in 2014 but has been unavailable, …

30 years in the making, ‘Voyage of Time’ trailer sends you on a cosmic trip

The video trailer for “Voyage of Time” provides a trippy taste of a movie that’s been more than 30 years in the making – and tells the story of a …

Brad Pitt

Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

Truth!

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Meditation

Throttle Keeps Your Inbox Clutter-Free By Making Your Email Address Private

Chrome/Safari/Opera: There are a number of solutions for dealing with an inbox overwhelmed with spam, newsletters, marketing emails and so on. You …

Why Haven't We Met Aliens Yet? Because They've Evolved into AI

Movies and television have led us to think of aliens as green, slimy creatures traveling around in flying saucers. Nonsense.<p>While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with …

Why a musician used advanced algebra to illustrate the universe

An artist from South America used a logarithmic scale to create music and a detailed, yet approachable picture of the known universe.<p>An artist from …

How One Man Used Artificial Intelligence to Generate Genuine Sales Leads

This story appears in the December 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>If there’s one thing software company Ebsta understands, it’s customer relationship management. The San Diego- and London-based company sells a $10 per month per user Chrome browser extension that syncs customers’ email …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Fishing

Learn How to Tie the Zip Tie-Like Constrictor Knot With This Video

Knots may seem like an old-fashioned skill to learn, but they can actually be really helpful in a lot of situations. This video will teach you how to …

YouTube

Do Advanced Alien Civilizations Exist? Astrobiologists Provide a New Take on Drake's Equation

Frank Drake’s Equation<p>There are several famous equations in science, particularly in physics. The language of these is, of course, mathematics. …

Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist

The brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe, but it may also be the most beautiful. One artist's work captures both the …

There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for <i>pi,</i> everyone’s favorite irrational number, and …

The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/R.T. Wohlstadter<p>Slide 1 of 23<p>Introduction<p>Mathematical equations aren't just useful — many are quite beautiful. And many …

Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1)

Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway<p>Blue Caves – Zakynthos Island, Greece<p>Skaftafeli – Iceland<p>Plitvice Lakes – Croatia<p>Crystalline Turquoise Lake, …

Short film: God is only a brain malfunction

The first time my grandma visited the Sistine Chapel, she almost passed out. When she recovered she said she saw God. If the premise of this short is …

Film Festivals

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

The 10 Most Important Books You Need To Read To Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It’s because the writer spent his …

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