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What's the Real Origin of "OK"?

"OK" is the all-purpose American expression that became an all-purpose English expression that became an all-purpose expression in dozens of other …

5 Tequila Recipes

Here are five ways to enjoy a slow taste of tequila that don't involve licking salt off your hand.<p><b>1. Blend It with Grapefruit</b><br>Margaritas are fantastic, but in Mexico the paloma reigns supreme. Go with a tequila labeled “100% agave,” and then use the following recipe—courtesy of Jay Silverman, bar …

Dubai to Create the World's First Climate-Controlled City

While some of the planet's richest nations are focused on the issue of climate change and how to lessen humanity's impact on the environment, …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones

Watch Hardware Hackers Fly A Drone Over The Burj Khalifa, The Tallest Building In The World

Robotics isn’t all stomping metal men and robotic dogs – it’s also about beauty. The folks from Team BlackSheep proved this by flying a powerful, long-range drone over the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. And when I say over, I mean <i>over</i>.<p>The average drone can hit about 165 feet before panicking and coming …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Inc.com

<i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization</i> <i>to provide their tips and tricks for maximum …

Time Management

These Scientists Made This Music Track Way Cooler By Just Adding Fire

Yay for science.<p>A Rubens' tube is a pipe with holes in it. You put a flammable gas through the pipe, and then light it on fire. Kind of like the pipes in your gas-powered barbecue.<p>But what happens when you play music through the tubes? These scientists in Denmark built a "Pyro Board" to find out, …

Music Production

Growing up poor makes kids' DNA look old

Children who grow up in underprivileged households show signs of premature chromosomal aging, reports <i>New Scientist.</i> Moreover, this form of genetic aging might explain why adults who grow up in poor or otherwise stressful environments are more likely to develop serious health problems, such as …

Watch Corals Move in Timelapse Video

Corals and other "slow life" do move, though we often think of them as very nearly static. In order to see their movement, you need to change your …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Worldwide identity thieves steal millions in tax refunds

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service sent 655 tax refunds to a single address in Kaunas, Lithuania -- failing to recognize that the refunds were likely part of an identity theft scheme. Another 343 tax refunds went to a single address in Shanghai, China.<p>Thousands more potentially fraudulent …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

Acquainted

Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same …

Study: Unattractive People Are Targets For Cruelty At Work

Your workplace probably differs from the social scene of a typical high school in significant ways, and most would agree that’s a good thing. But a recent study reveals that when it comes to how attractive and unattractive people are treated, your office and your high school aren’t so far …

Cafe noise boosts productivity

A downloadable soundtrack simulates the hum of your local coffee shop, helping you work more effectively at home<p>There's a reason your favorite coffeehouse is packed with patrons wielding laptop computers, and it has nothing to do with free wi-fi. Studies suggest that working amid clinking cups and …

Dalai Lama: Women Better Leaders Because Of Potential For Compassion; Next Dalai Lama May Be Female

The Dalai Lama weighed in on the debate around women leadership and came out firmly on the side of the female.<p>Talking to reporters during a visit to Australia, the Buddhist leader was asked to weigh in on gender during a race for Prime Minister that has included charges of sexism.<p>Speaking …

Watch a Cicada Metamorphose

The surprisingly beautiful conclusion to the cicada's life. Also, basically, what HD was made for.<p>You all may have just started to pay attention to cicadas this year, when they're emerging from the ground to mate and die, but filmmaker Samuel Orr has been working on a documentary about the special …

2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Top Speed Run

Faster Company: The Ultimate Convertible Sets a 254.04-mph Record<p>If you have an ounce of gasoline in your veins, you know all about the Bugatti Veyron. You know it has a quad-turbo 16-cylinder engine that makes more than 1000 hp. You know it will accelerate to 60 mph in about 2.7 seconds, go faster …

Sports Cars

How The 2014 Audi R8 Is Made: Video

The current Audi R8 looks quite a lot like the same old Lamborghini-derived mid-engined GT you've been seeing for the last half-decade. But it's …

Rackspace fights patent troll in the name of every mobile developer everywhere

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Denys Prykhodov<p>Say what you will about Rackspace as a cloud computing provider and OpenStack steward, …

U.S. Navy Issues New Cloud Computing Policy

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON) recently sent out the memo, “Department of the Navy Approach to Cloud Computing .” The memo states that to increase efficiency and achieve necessary cost savings, the department is moving forward to employ capable cloud computing solutions …

How U.S. Copyright Law Holds Back Tech Researchers

Last week, the <i>Daily Dot</i> and the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture explored the detrimental effects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act …

Saudi Arabian paralysis sentence 'grotesque', says Foreign Office

The reported sentencing to paralysis for a Saudi man for a crime he committed as a 14-year-old has been condemned as "grotesque" by the Foreign …