Roman Nedzvetski

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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

World's oldest Buddhist shrine discovered in Nepal

Archaeologists say structure inside Mayadevi temple in Lumbini dates from sixth century BC – around the time of Buddha's birth<p>Archaeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century BC which they believe is the world's oldest Buddhist shrine.<p>Kosh …

Yes, Your Toddler Really Is Smarter Than A 5-Year-Old

Parents, does your 18-month-old seem wise beyond her years? Science says you're not fooling yourself.<p>Very small children can reason abstractly, researchers say, and are able to infer the relationships between objects that elude older children who get caught up on the concreteness of things.<p>In …

Here's What 'No Animals Were Harmed' REALLY Means

The Hollywood Reporter just published a stunning investigation suggesting this is just the tip of the iceberg of animal abuses occurring in the film world.<p>The American Humane Association (AHA) is the group that watches over animal welfare and awards films and TV shows the "no animals were harmed" …

Filmmaking

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

Photography

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Science

Heart attack risk could be cut by new cholesterol lowering drug, study says

Alternative drug for people resistant to statins and with very high cholesterol levels at clinical trial stage, Lancet reports<p>People with dangerously high cholesterol could get an alternative to taking statins after fresh research raised the possibility of the creation of a new type of drug that …

Studying The Science Behind Child Prodigies

Matt Haimovitz is 42 and a world-renowned cellist. He rushed into the classical music scene at age 10 after Itzhak Perlman, the famed violinist, heard him play.<p>"By the time I was 12, 13 years old I was on the road playing with Israel Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and some of the great …

In The Long Dark, the apocalypse isn't the end of the world

If you're going to survive <i>The Long Dark,</i> you'll need to be knowledgeable about your surroundings and critical of your decisions, creative director Raphael van Lierop told Polygon during a recent interview.<p><i>The Long Dark</i> is a first-person post-apocalyptic disaster sim currently raising funds via …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Inside The Magical Patch That Gives You A Powerful Anti-Mosquito Force Field

Mosquitoes are one of the summer’s greatest nuisances, bugging you when you’re sitting outside at night, rendering you itchy and annoyed for days after. And, as we’re constantly reminded, our mosquitoes are rather meaningless when compared to the deadly ones that haunt the developing world, …

Memories are made of this

The human memory system is a fascinating one, and is often the subject of science fiction scenarios. But the workings of human memory are such that it can often be stranger than fiction<p>I was recently invited to a screening of the film Upstream Colour, and lead a discussion of the scientific …