Tommy Bonner

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Observe the Aurora Borealis From Snøhetta’s Swedish Treetop Cabin | Colossal

<p>Gazing up, the first thing you notice when viewing the 33-foot tall cabin, The 7th Room, is its base, an aluminum covering featuring black and white …

Architecture

Citizen Kubrick

In 1996 I received what was - and probably remains - the most exciting telephone call I have ever had. It was from a man calling himself Tony. "I'm phoning on behalf of Stanley Kubrick," he said.<p>"I'm sorry?" I said.<p>"Stanley would like you to send him a radio documentary you made called Hotel …

One Key to Westworld: Video Games

The HBO sci-fi drama has begun offering smart commentary on the appeal and limitations of fictional, immersive universes.<p>There’s a famously irreverent theory about video-game design that posits that players can judge a game’s quality by how quickly they come across a simple wooden crate in a level. …

Hiroshima

I—A Noiseless Flash<p>At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6, 1945, Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in the plant …

Red Cross

How to switch to a new Apple ID (and keep all your purchases)

Have an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We've got the answer. This time, we'll show you how to update your Apple ID to a new email address but …

iOS

How to solve connection issues by clearing OS X DNS cache

You may occasionally get into a situation where the DNS on your Mac needs to be flushed from the system in order for a new server or some other DNS …

Operating Systems

Apple Music mess up your iTunes library? These 7 steps will fix it

While this week's arrival of Apple Music has been received positively by most users, some are reporting that the metadata in their existing iTunes …

Apple Music

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

That's Too Bendy: World's Most Flexible Contortionist Has Ligaments As Flexible As An Infant's

This is a series of photos of contortionist Julia Günthel, who goes by Zlata when she's on stage bending her head backwards between her legs or …

Yoga

On Feedback

On Feedback<p>For most of human history and in almost all places it would have seemed absurd for employers to give their employees personal feedback. It …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

What’s the point?

<b>PHILIP PULLMAN</b> NOVELIST<p>Here we are, alive and conscious, in a universe that seems to be made of material things like atoms and quarks and Higgs …

Charlie Brown

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Needed More Crotch Grabbing: Michael Jackson's Hologram Performed At The Billboard Music Awards

This is a video of Michael Jackson's hologram performing '<i>Slave To The Rhythm</i>' at yesterday's 2014 Billboard Music Awards. He looked pretty lifelike. …

Facebook now clearly a mobile juggernaut

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Facebook, which launched as a public company two years ago weighed down by doubts about its mobile business, has …

Digital Advertising

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iPhone Battery Drain

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short iPhone battery life. It was extremely difficult to …

Kill the DRM in Your Old iTunes Music Purchases

In 2009, Apple finally decided to drop DRM from the iTunes music library. That didn't help much with songs purchased before that decision, however. …

Circus Acts: The First Human Loopty Loop On Foot

This is a video of stuntman/freerunner Damien Walters performing what is allegedly the first human loopty loop on foot. Is it actually the first? No …

Inside the Music Video That Photoshopped a Singer in Real Time

The difference between a retouched image and reality can be dramatic – and shocking to see. Watching such a transformation occur in real time adds …

Mini Museum

The successful funding of my Kickstarter campaign has allowed me to pursue my life long dream of bringing the mini museum to the world.<p>I want to …

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

<i>“When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,”</i> Henry James wrote in his diary, <i>“I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.”</i> More than a mere philosophical contemplation, however, James’s observation presages …

Triple Dutch: Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi trilogy

Between 1987 and 1997, Paul Verhoeven made three of Hollywood's most violent, subversive sci-fis. <i>Empire</i> revisits <i>Robocop</i>, <i>Total Recall</i> and <i>Starship</i> …

Adam Curtis: “We don't read newspapers because the journalism is so boring”

An interview with Adam Curtis, producer of the BBC documentaries The Power of Nightmares and The Century of the Self.<p>Adam Curtis remains at the …

Chvrches cover Janelle Monáe's "Tightrope" Live at Billboard Women In Music 2013

Derren Brown on Magic

How Superstition Works

Good-luck socks, numbers, and stars: Magical thinking remains popular across cultures and professions.<p>In May 1988, Donald Regan, former White House Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan, released his memoirs to a flood of publicity. His insider’s view of the presidency revealed that, over a …

Patton Oswalt's TED Talk is true genius

If you have ever seen a TED Talk, you need to watch Patton Oswalt's brutal takedown of them immediately.

Star Trek Continues Webseries

Thank you, CBS!<p>The Star Trek Continues fan-based, non-profit production respectfully and graciously thanks CBS, the holder of the Star Trek rights, …

32 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmer's markets, and football.<p>There are also tons of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival.<p>Autumn officially starts this Sunday on the 22nd, so get ready for the new season …