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Japanese Bullet Train's 7-Minute Scrub Goes Viral

<b>Tokyo:</b> A video showing the fast and meticulous cleaning process of Japan's Shinkansen bullet train, has gone viral on the internet with over 2.5 …

Trains

Calls of the Wild—Why Do Animals (Including Your Dog) Howl?

Some canines, monkeys, and yes, even mice communicate and defend their territories by howling, experts say.<p>When someone asked me recently "Why do wolves howl?" my first thought was, "Wouldn't you, if you could?"<p>As far as calls of the wild go, howling is among the most mesmerizing—but not many …

Wildlife

Listen Up, Folks in the Mutual Fund Business

Bill McNabb, chief executive officer and chairman of Vanguard Group, has a message for the fund industry:<p>“We are not done on the cost side," he said …

Great Github list of public data sets

GitHub

Couple Travels the World Performing Acrobatic Yoga Poses with Gorgeous Backdrops

Claudine and Honza Lafond combine two of their passions – yoga and travel – in an ongoing series of gorgeous photos they share on Instagram. The couple, who also happen to be yoga instructors, visit beautiful locales and monuments around the world, commemorating their journeys with graceful poses. …

America needs to have just two time zones and the world should follow suit

This Sunday the United States (except Hawaii, Arizona, and parts of Alaska), Canada (except Saskatchewan and small pockets in other territories), and parts of Mexico will start Daylight Saving Time again. Several Caribbean Islands (including Cuba) will also set their clocks forward. Many countries …

An 11-year-old was sent home for wearing a Christian Grey costume to school

Teachers at Sale High School in northwestern England sent Liam Scholes home Thursday after deeming his suit, accessorized with cable ties and an eye mask, unacceptable.<p>The school said Friday that the decision "reflects the school's high standards in terms of student behavior, welfare and …

100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

This man says a single vaccination made him completely lose his mind

If the countenance is familiar, though, his current location isn't. His usual on-screen sign-off is ringing in my ears — "Malcolm Brabant, BBC News, Athens" - but today he is welcoming me into his home in Copenhagen.<p>He is, he explains, currently living in exile from the Greek capital, and thereby …

This Bill Gates Quote Summarizes What The Tech World Thought Of Steve Jobs

On one hand, he was a dedicated practitioner of Zen meditation.<p>On the other, he was an often tyrannical executive, managing his team (and everybody else in his path) through intimidation.<p>Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft and a longterm frenemy, was continually fascinated by the Apple icon. …

My Saucy Fake Girlfriend Was Really A Bunch Of Dudes Working For Amazon

Invisible Boyfriend will give you pay-for-text companionship. But who are these virtual escorts, really?<p>I’d never imagined that eating oatmeal could be sexy before that moment, before Areal–the gorgeous, billionaire, globetrotting lion-tamer/taxidermist who loves to give foot rubs–texted me that …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

My Decade of Studying Japanese

It’s been 10 years since I started studying Japanese. <b>10 years!</b> That is a long time. I thought I would take this major moment to reflect upon the …

Watch Hayao Miyazaki Discuss His Career

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked my life up

Finally the SMS arrived:<p><i>“Tomorrow morning 5am, flight number AZ610 from Rome to NewYork.”</i><p>An SMS hitting my BlackBerry on Sunday evenings used to …

Entrepreneurship

Nordic Noir: A Viewer’s Guide to Binge-Watching Northern Europe’s Chilly Thrillers

Let your next viewing binge be in keeping with the season–pick a moody crime drama; the kind that Northern Europeans are frighteningly good at.<p>Maybe it’s a propensity for complexity and inner turmoil, exemplified by Denmark’s status both as one of the top-ranked consumers of anti-depressants and …

2,000 Ping-Pong Balls And Mouse Traps Create An Extreme Chain Reaction In New Pepsi Ad

Pepsi is using a stunning chain reaction involving 2,014 mousetraps and 2,015 ping-pong balls to mark the arrival of a new year with the end result captured in a single take lasting just 15 seconds in real time.<p>The idea for the online film, for Pepsi Max, was inspired by generations of science …

Pepsi

If This Reported Cover Of The Next Charlie Hebdo Is Real, It Deserves All The Applause

We’ve seen the tribute art. We’ve heard people like Jon Stewart and Conan O’Brien talk about it. But for the past couple of days, one burning question has been about how Charlie Hebdo itself would address the tragedy perpetrated on the satirical publication earlier this week. Reports indicate that …

Kindle Unlimited and the ongoing commoditization of books

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Anya Berkut<p>If you know anyone who writes books, or if you follow any authors on social media, you’re …

This autonomous robot draws sand art and looks like a turtle

We've built robots to wash our dishes, vacuum our floors, and even to replace members of our family, so it should come as no surprise there's now a robot that draws a perfect recreation of Disney's Nemo — or anything else — on sand. This is the Beachbot, the result of a collaboration between Disney …

Robotics

Lassana Bathily, Muslim Employee At Kosher Market, Saved Several People During Paris Hostage Situation

Lassana Bathily, a Muslim employee at Paris Kosher grocery store Hyper Cacher, saved several people by hiding them in a walk-in freezer when a gunman laid siege to his workplace on Friday.<p>Amedy Coulibaly burst into the market and opened fire, killing 4 people. He took several shoppers hostage and …

These are the countries that will be fighting to feed you quinoa a few years from now

The United Arab Emirates could soon be competing with Andean countries like Peru and Bolivia in the production of quinoa. Researchers from the UAE’s environment ministry are working with local farmers in an effort to kick-start commercial production, which the government hopes will be a sustainable …

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …

Under-served languages get a boost with Openwords

<b>Openwords mines massive, preexisting public data resources (like Wiktionary or Apertium) to rapidly provide language learning mobile software for the</b> …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

Before Google there was — that paragon of accuracy and calm — the <i>librarian.</i> The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — a time capsule from an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions and …