Ryan McKnight

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25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Juventus were always destined for Berlin

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop blames Sergio Ramos and a stagnant Real Madrid defense for allowing Alvaro Morata to get his goal. "We're going to Berlin!" …

I regret buying an Apple Watch (and I knew I would)

I bought an Apple Watch. I didn't preorder it, because at first I didn't even want one. I warned people who asked me about the company's first wearable: These things (Apple things) always get much better on the second attempt. Apple's product history, perhaps even more so than other tech companies, …

The cheapest countries in the world to visit

Travelers on a budget who don't mind going off the beaten path and taking some risks can find plenty of bargains, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.<p>In its 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the group ranked 141 nations from cheapest to most expensive based on the …

What Happened To These Famous Internet Memes And Where They Are Now

<b>It is hard</b> to ignore the many memes that fill the internet. Have you ever wondered how these Internet meme stars look like in real life when they are …

This is what happens when you tattoo Charmander on yourself, drunk, and with no experience

Forget Left Shark, there's a new slightly rubbish but loveable animal meme in town.<p>The internet has been guffawing over this guy's attempt at a …

R U paranoid or just annoyed?

Caitlin Dewey blogs at the <i>Washington Post</i> about part of the effort in Russia to control Internet content.<p>In post-Soviet Russia, you don’t make memes. …

Pilots Explain When to Actually Worry During a Flight

Scared of flying? Read this before getting on your next plane, and calm down<p>When our Southwest flight smacked into heavy turbulence last week, my four-year-old daughter grabbed my right hand.<p>“Don’t worry, Daddy,” she said. “It’s gonna be OK. It’s just a little bumpy.”<p>I withdrew my hand and …

Frustrated Petr Cech hints at Chelsea summer exit

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech said on Tuesday he might leave the Blues in the summer ending a highly successful 11 year spell saying he is finding it tough being second choice to Thibaut Courtois after years of being the uncontested number one.<p>"I don't want to go on like this for another season, so …

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Flute

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

7 Products Launched On Kickstarter That Prove You Can Access Just About Anything With Your Phone

From personal drones, to smart coffee-brewing machines, to data-focused sleep tracking systems, Kickstarter helps to fund creative, tech-savvy products that are changing the world every day.<p>Since launching in 2009, the crowdsourcing platform has persuaded 8.1 million people to pledge more than $1.6 …

Google’s driverless car might come with airbags on the outside, to protect pedestrians

Most cars have airbags that are designed to protect passengers in a crash, but Google’s driverless cars may go a step further, with airbags designed to protect nearby pedestrians.<p>Google is working on a driverless car that already has spent countless test hours learning the rules of the road. In a …

Autonomous Cars

Russia to build Jordan's first nuclear power plant

Jordan has signed a $10bn deal with Russia to build the kingdom's first nuclear power plant, with two 1,000-megawatt reactors in the country's north.<p>The deal, signed in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Tuesday caps efforts of the energy-poor kingdom to attain energy sufficiency and reduce imports …

Islamic State claims suicide bombing in Libya's Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamic State militants claimed a suicide bombing that killed seven people at an army checkpoint in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday and triggered retaliatory air strikes by army forces.<p>In a separate incident in Libya’s second-largest city, where army forces are …

Tunisian town near 'Star Wars' backdrop now features in battle against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> The desert and dun-colored cliffs around the town of Tataouine were once the backdrop for the movie "Star Wars," much of which was filmed in this neglected corner of Tunisia in 1976. This struggling town on the fringes of the Sahara still draws a few fans of the movie but now finds itself …

Young British Jihadist in Syria speaks about life on the frontline

A new video has appeared online apparently showing a young British Jihadist in Syria speaking to the camera about life on the frontline with an …

Video Captures The Bravery Of Nigerian Girls Who Returned To School After Escaping Boko Haram

When Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last April -- and abducted more than 200 of their classmates -- one group of girls narrowly escaped.<p>Now, less than a year later, the girls are back in school, defying Boko Haram and taking a courageous stand for …

Tunisia's Bardo museum reopens for officials, a week after militant attack

The Bardo museum in Tunis has reopened for officials, almost a week after 20 foreign tourists were killed in a militant attack. But it will remain shut to the public until Saturday.<p>Tourists were allowed to gather around the main gates, with police standing guard.<p>“We decided not to cancel our trip …

Boko Haram kidnap over 500 women and children in Nigeria - residents

Islamist militants Boko Haram have snatched at least 500 children from a town in northern Nigeria, according to locals.<p>Residents in the town of …

Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; black box found

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to …

Everything You Need to Know About Doughnuts

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today</i><i>: How can you get your hands on the freshest, fluffiest doughnut around? You can</i> …

Scientists say people are terrible at remembering what the Apple logo looks like

Apple's logo is a masterpiece of form. It's a refined, elegant shape that represents the computer brand without the need for words, and represents an expectation of quality. But, according to a UCLA study published last month, nobody can remember what it looks like. Scientists at the university …

Russia and North Korea declare 2015 a 'year of friendship'

Regimes ostracised by international community and targtted by UN decide to team up<p>Ostracised by the international community, North Korea and Russia have declared 2015 a year of bilateral friendship that will be marked by a series of political, economic and cultural exchanges.<p>North Korean state …

North Korea

Lionel Messi: I have a gambler's instincts on the pitch

The Argentine must have had his tongue firmly lodged in his cheek when he compared his talents on the pitch for Barcelona to that of a poker player.<p>Casino man Lionel Messi believes that it is his “gambler's instincts” which make him such a brilliant player for Barcelona .<p>The Argentina international …

Watch Modern Family’s Apple episode on your own iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac

In case you weren’t in front of your TV set last night when ABC aired its Apple-centric episode of Modern Family, the “Connection Lost” episode that plays out entirely on a MacBook screen using FaceTime, iMessage, and other Apple products is now available to stream on your own Apple devices…<p>iPhone …