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The Best Sci-Fi On Netflix Streaming

Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that …

Science Fiction

How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments

Two weeks after my husband had a couple of stents installed in his coronary arteries, he awoke to this headline in the <i>New York Times:</i> …

Medicine

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Insects

The 23 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

It's cold outside and the holidays are here, which means it's the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch a movie.<p>If you're looking for …

Documentaries

So you're thinking about investing in Bitcoin? Don't

A collective insanity has sprouted around the new field of ‘cryptocurrencies’, causing an irrational gold rush. I know you’re tempted, but don’t be a fool<p>I’ve been watching this bitcoin situation for a few years, assuming it would just blow over.<p>But a collective insanity has sprouted around the new …

Playing low frequency noise to disrupt hard-drives: denial of service for CCTVs, data-centers, and other computing environments

A group of Princeton and Purdue researchers have demonstrated a successful acoustic attack against mechanical hard-drives where low-frequency noise …

14 Epic Fantasy Series To Pick Up Instead Of Re-Reading 'Game Of Thrones'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

Books

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

This Artist Will Blow Your Mind Once You Realize These Are Not Photos At All

Italian painter Marco Grassi paints intricate portraits so realistically, they seem like photographs. What makes his works even more remarkable, …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue …

This Ansel Adams Documentary Is a Comprehensive and Fascinating Look at the Master Photographer

I think few people will deny that Ansel Adams was one of the most influential and important photographers ever, his work enduring as a portfolio of …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Shooting Portraits with Christmas Lights in an Ordinary Bedroom

With the holiday season just around the corner, photographer Irene Rudnyk decided to do a portrait photo shoot using Christmas lights hung from the …

A psychologist explains one of the most common phobias and how to get over it

People can be afraid of a lot of things, but one phobia in particular seems to stand out among those seeking treatment. We spoke with Dr. Dena Rabinowitz, founder of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology of NY, to find out one of the most common phobias she sees with her patients, and how someone might …

Depression

Learn Premiere Pro 2018 in 11 Minutes!

The Sexiest Books You'll Ever Have The Pleasure Of Reading

A few years ago, people around the world were completely incapacitated by a literary phenomenon. I saw rows of mothers reading the book in chaise …

Books

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

How To Edit like Sean Archer

People are crazy about Irene Rudnyk´s last video tutorial about how to shoot like one of the most famous photographers in 500px , Sean Archer. Now, …

How to Add Text to Any Object Using Photoshop

Sometimes, a photo needs a little text to really complete the message or the look, but slapping it on without trying to blend it in just makes it …

Tutorials

The FDA Warns That Black Licorice Can Cause Heart Problems in Adults

The foul rope of evil.<p>Reasonable people have agreed for decades that black licorice is the most disgusting, repulsive candy on the planet.<p>The US Food …

30 Must-Read Books

1 of 30<p><i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 30<p><i>A House for Mr. Biswas,</i> by V. S. Naipaul<p>3 of 30<p><i>A Tale for the Time Being,</i> by Ruth …

Meet the nocebo effect, the placebo effect's evil twin that makes you feel pain

A fascinating recent study finds patients report worse side effects when a drug costs more money.<p>Some researchers think this is what’s fueling the gluten-free diet fad. People have developed a negative expectation that eating gluten will make them feel bad. And so it does, even though they may not …

This App Turns Your Smartphone Into a Lightroom Control Panel

Control Room is a new app that turns your smartphone or tablet into an external control panel for Lightroom photo editing. This means you can control …

Make Difficult Selections Using Alpha Channels in Photoshop

In this 12-minute tutorial by PiXimperfect, learn how to use alpha channels in Photoshop to make “insanely difficult” selections. An example …

22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death

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9 cool AR apps you should download to try out iOS 11’s ARKit

Since it was first announced at WWDC, Apple’s ARKit has been open to developers to get a feel for the new platform. Now that iOS 11 is finally here, ARKit is available for anyone with an iPhone 6S or later, the iPad Pro, and the latest 9.7-inch iPad. In the time between the announcement and its …

Apps

This Guy is a Master of Mind-Bending Camera Illusions

Back in May, artist Kevin Parry released a viral illusion video of himself walking into a mirror in a forest and emerging out the other side. If you …

Cheaper, Lighter, Quieter: The Electrification of Flight Is at Hand

Our small electric plane, which uses light and powerful batteries and motors, is less costly than its gasoline-engine rivals Photo: Bye Aerospace …

Aerospace

Morten Rustad Is Letting You in on His Sunset Time-Lapse Secrets

You may have heard Morten Rustad’s name being bandied about alongside words like “time-lapse,” “Norway,” and “that’s-so-fricken-cool.” That last one …

David Bowie’s 100 favorite books

“David Bowie Is” is a traveling art exhibition featuring over 300 pieces from David Bowie’s personal archives of instruments, sketches, stage …

Literature