Robin Tjernagel

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30 photos we should never forget

Almost 3000 innocent people died when terrorists hijacked four civilian planes. Two of the planes struck the twin towers of New York's World Trade …

World Trade Center

Economic success 'drives language extinction'

<b>Economic development is driving the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.</b><p>A study has found that minority languages in the most developed parts of the world, including North America, Europe and Australia, are most at threat.<p>The research is published in the Proceedings of the Royal …


The elephant that flew

<b>A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.</b><p>In March 2013 Gary Roberts received a …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …



As the world watched astronauts land on the moon during the space agency's Apollo missions from 1969 to 1972, National Research Council panels and JPL mission planners pondered the Grand Tour mission—first proposed in 1966—to explore the outer planets of the solar system.<p>JPL's proposed …


Underwater Filmmaker Faces Off With Sharks

Scuba Diving

Tomas van Houtryve: A Sky Full of Cameras

For the past 15 years I’ve worked as a professional photojournalist, inspired by the camera’s ability to connect human beings, document news, and capture beauty. But there is a darker side to how photography is used in our world today. Cameras are increasingly deployed for surveillance, spying, or …


7 Positive Ways to Be More in Touch with Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A lot of emphasis is put on the relationships we build with other people, but the only way to do that is to start a good relationship with …

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, and How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

<b>Werner Herzog</b> is celebrated as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time, but his ascent to acclaim was far from a straight trajectory from privilege to power. Abandoned by his father at an early age, Herzog survived a WWII bombing that demolished the house next door to his …

Five Reasons Women Should Get MBAs

What’s so wrong with an MBA? Over the recent years, article after article has explained why the degree is a waste of money and time. The thinking goes, networking with your friends and reading a few books is an easy substitute. What’s more, the article authors note that if you do get your degree, …

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch


Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing send messages of hope in heart-wrenching photo series

It was a place of nightmares.<p>But now, a year after the attack on the finish line of the Boston Marathon, survivors are returning to that spot. To heal, to grieve, but mostly to send a message: They’re not stopping for anyone.<p>The photographer Robert X. Fogarty released a new photography project and …


Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot


Decorah Eagles

Meet The River Hawks | UMass Lowell

6/12/2017<p>NBC Boston<p>Peregrine falcon chicks are nesting on top of Fox Hall at UMass Lowell.<p>9/2/2016<br>Merri and Chris continue to hang around the campus, …


Heartbleed Bug

Q&A<p>What is the CVE-2014-0160?<p>CVE-2014-0160 is the official reference to this bug. CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) is the Standard for …

Information Security

Heartbleed Bug Update

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>As soon as we found out about the Heartbleed bug, the team here began working on understanding its implications for …

The 20 most popular TED Talks, as of December 2013

UPDATED: To see all these talks at one click, check out our updated Playlist: The 20 Most Popular Talks of All Time.<p>As 2013 draws to a close, TED is …

This Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

Local literature can be a surprising source of home state pride, no matter where you're from.<p>We found the most famous book set in each state. How many have you read? Check out the annotated map below.


The Most Popular Book in Each of the 50 States

More by Vi-An<p>According to Scribd, an expansive e-book library, the literary selections ­above are the most widely read in those five locales. …


Scientists May Get Best View Yet of a Black Hole in Action

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.14.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s the cosmic event of the year. Right now, …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for March 2014

Author: Adam Mann<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day …

Photos of the Day

Need drugs or a fake ID? Try YouTube.

Just how easy is it to get illegal drugs online? Sometimes, as easy as searching for them on YouTube.<p>A study from the Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit that has targeted Google and YouTube in the past for hosting this kind of content, has found that there's been a resurgence of videos that …

Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine

30 great one-liners

Billy Connolly

World Book Day: the most spectacular libraries in the world

Why do the local people protect the elephants?

by |<p>Sometimes in conservation we have been reticent to ask local people what they think and feel about wildlife in case they are less than …


Cassini: Coming Attractions at Saturn

WIRED on Twitter: "Chemicals turn dead fish into trippy, surprisingly elegant works of art"