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The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

(Photo: Half Full Glass now on sale at the NeatoShop)<p>Does it pay off to always look on the bright side of life? Does positive thinking actually make …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

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Famous Paintings Updated With 21st-Century Gadgets

Swiping, scrolling, instagrammin’, catching a regular selfie… It all seems so familiar these days. But what if we had this technology decades ago? …

A Brief History of Fake Blood

The <i>Carrie</i> remake is all about blood -fake blood, of course, but the modern movie audience expects it to be not only believable, but as scary as the …

Japanese artist “Tama-Chan” makes these amazing pieces of edible artwork out of sushi rolls!

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

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FYI: Are Organs Ever Re-Donated?

A few transplants out of the 28,000 performed every year involve the same organ spending time in more than two bodies. The most common scenario arises when a patient in the late stages of a disease receives a new liver or kidney as a last-ditch effort to keep him alive. If he dies shortly after, …

Backyard Genius 2013: 8 Unusual, Unconventional, Awesome Inventions

PopMech's Backyard Genius Awards return with incredible exoskeletons, folding kayaks, DIY roadsters, and more.<p>PopMech's Backyard Genius Awards return with incredible exoskeletons, folding kayaks, DIY roadsters, and more.

How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic]

A detailed look at religion in every country, then and now<p>Even if religious doctrine hasn't changed all that much in thousands of years, the number of people practicing religion, and the places they worship, can look completely different in only a few short years.<p>This ambitious infographic from …

3 Depressing Charts That Show How Corrupt People Think The World Is

Transparency International polled 114,000 people in 107 countries about their experiences with official corruption. Here's what they think.<p>Basically, the entire world. People in India, Brazil, the United States, Indonesia, and Russia, which combined include roughly 2 billion people, all said …

5 Fascinating Questions on Quora | Inc.com

Since its 2010 launch, Q&A site Quora has used its $61 million in VC funding to probe doozies like "What should everyone know about prison?" (It's "overcrowded...yet it feels like the loneliest place," writes an inmate at San Quentin.) Here are some of the site's most popular questions.<p><b>Q: Which are</b> …

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What Will Humans Look Like in 100,000 Years?

Think you're done evolving? You might want to think again.<p>While <i>homo sapiens</i> has come a long way since the Stone Age, and modern medicine is …

Can the Parking Boot Be Beat?

New York City recently enacted a program to start placing boots on the cars of drivers with outstanding tickets. Will it work?<p><i>Eric E Castro/Flickr</i><p>The icon of New York City traffic enforcement, the wheel clamp or "boot", is making a return, the <i>New York Times</i> reported yesterday. In an effort to …

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A Brief History of Ladies Loving Liberace - PAPER

Liberace<p>On the cusp of watching Michael Douglas and Matt Damon get it on doggie-style (or so we hear) as the late Liberace and his former lover, Scott Thorson, in <i>Behind the Candelabra</i>, it seems shocking -- laughable, even -- that there was ever any doubt about the orientation of a man made famous …

Classic Statues Dressed in Modern-Day Clothes

In a series entitled /// Street stone ///, photographer Léo Caillard and retoucher Alexis Persani imagine what classic statues would look like if …

Steve Jobs Emails Show How to Win a Hard-Nosed Negotiation

The U.S. government’s price-fixing lawsuit against Apple goes to trial next month in New York. Ahead of its court date, the U.S. released emails that …

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is close to getting his airline off the ground

The legendary vocalist of Iron Maiden explains to James Quinn how to juggle rock and aviation – and a new beer.<p>For a man whose fortune is estimated to be in excess of $100m (£66m), Bruce Dickinson does not need to work, let alone juggle the creation of a new airline and aircraft maintenance …

Chinese DIY Inventions

One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons …

Giving White People The Illusion Of Darker Skin Makes Them Less Racist

A change of skin tone can bring a change of heart, apparently.<p>An optical illusion can change the implicit biases of Caucasian people against people with darker skin, according to a study published in the August 2013 edition of <i>Cognition</i>.<p>The research, a collaboration between Royal Holloway University …

FYI: Which Emotion Is The Hardest To Fake?

Unlike the commonly deployed social smile, distressed expressions–anger, fear, sadness, and occasionally surprise–prove much more difficult to display on command.<p>We've all done our fair share of faking it. Whether it's a canned excited response when that one particularly eccentric aunt gives you a …

10 Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk

<b>By Jacob Tomsky</b><p>Jacob has worked on the front lines of hotels for more than a decade, starting as a lowly valet in New Orleans and ultimately landing …

The Most Influential Gear of All Time

After months of research and countless meetings and back-and-forth emails between <i>Outside</i>'s editors, writers, and gear testers, we've assembled our first-ever list of the most important gear ever created. These are the products and innovations that have made it possible for those who inspire us and …

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