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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

512-Year-Old Shark, Believed To Be Oldest Living Vertebrate, Found In North Atlantic

Researchers have found an ancient shark in the North Atlantic, believed to be 512 years old, which could be the oldest living vertebrate in the …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches, and now anyone can download them for free.<p>HIBP …

Cybersecurity

Pilot whose drone knocked a woman unconscious gets 30 days in jail

Paul Skinner, an aerial photographer whose drone knocked a woman unconscious, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and slapped with a $500 fine. Skinner flew a two-pound 18-by-18 drone in 2015 to cover the city's Pride Parade. Unfortunately, the machine hit a building and fell on the 25-year-old …

Drones

Great Places in America: 15 exceptional streets, neighborhoods, and parks

Urban gems with personality that exemplify planning excellence<p>Defining a "great place" suggests a hazy, "know-it-when-you-see-it" approach to categorization. But when it comes to urban planning and community building, there are a few characteristics—walkability, mixed-use buildings, public …

Urban Design

How to Disguise Fun Websites at Work

The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. …

Software

The Best Black Friday Deals

You’ve reached our hub for all the best Black Friday deals! As you’ve probably already figured out, “Black Friday” is a bit of a misnomer; many of …

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

How to use SQLite to store data for your Android app

Most Android apps will need to persist user data at sometime. There are different ways to store user data, but SQLite databases are a very convenient and speedy method of saving user (or app) data and information.<p>SQLite is an opensource SQL database that stores the database as a text file on a …

You can now send yourself a note or set an alarm from a Google desktop search

Google recently added the ability to send directions to your phone right from a desktop search on your computer, and now they have added even more …

The beautiful cyberpunk game that turned two brothers into developers

Tim and Adrien Soret, brothers from Paris, were quietly developing a Studio Ghibli-inspired dark fantasy game when the Cyberpunk Jam digitally rolled into town in early 2014. They took a break from their existing development scheduleto build a completely new experience,a pixelated, neon-infused, …

Put Laziness to Rest

God often has a backwards way of dealing with brokenness in our world. Conquering, but not by the sword (Matthew 26:52). Defeating death <i>with</i> death …

God Wants His Children to Enjoy Creation

Becoming a Christian means giving up bodily pleasures for spiritual pleasures, right?<p>Wrong.<p>In fact, according to Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon “The …

Jesus

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

Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

A Wikileaks gift for both holiday travelers and terrorists<p>WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents — both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be shared with allied security agencies — give …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Simple & Effective Calf Training

Calves represent quite a dilemma for many when it comes to creating a complete and balanced physique. They are among the most difficult muscles to …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

There's a super moon at the end of the road

Stock Android Galaxy S4 Google Edition to be unveiled at I/O - rumor

<i>Google and Samsung are said to launch a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that runs pure Android (AOSP) at the Google I/O keynote today.</i><p>[<b>Update</b>: Galaxy S4 Google Edition is official, coming on June 26 with stock Android – More on that here]<p>Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai told us we shouldn’t …

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