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23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Books

Earthquake-Resistant Coffee House in Shizuoka, Japan

Japan’s infrastructure is built with earthquakes in mind, and the Coeda House, a cafe in Shizuoka, Japan, is one example. Instead of columns, …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

10 apps to help you produce your next album on your phone

Forget bedroom producer. You can be a waiting-in-line-at-the-airport producer.<p>In the music industry of even 10 years ago, it was rare to produce an entire album outside of the studio. The launch of GarageBand 6 in 2010 changed that, ushering in a new type of musician: the bedroom producer. Home …

Music Production

TEMOZÓN House / Boyance Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The land is located north of the city of Mérida, Yucatán; has a privileged location for a house, as it …

Mexico

Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030

Companies today are strategizing about future investments and technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, or growth around new business models. While many of these trends will make for solid investments for the next 5-10 years, fewer companies are considering the …

Singularity

Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder To Fake

In 2005, shortly after earning a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering, Sam Cape was looking for work online when he came across a cryptic help wanted ad.<p>At his interview, he was shown something that blew his mind. Cape says it looked like film but was three-dimensional and …

Money

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

Cybersecurity

The gold record that N.A.S.A launched into space in 1977 is being released on vinyl

August 9, 2017 In News<p><b>An audio visual capsule of humanity, curated by Carl Sagan.</b><p>In 1977 N.A.S.A. launched two robots – Voyager 1 and 2 – into space, …

Vinyl Records

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

Quantum Thermodynamics Could Revolutionize Energy and Information Technology | WIRED

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>What Happens When You Mix …

Space Travel

Prefab ‘treehouse’ retreat lets you sleep among the mountains

It’s designed as an intimate escape for couples<p>Rising in Mount Qiyun in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui, Treehouse M bylanD Studiodelivers impressively on its name. Designed as a tranquil getaway for couples, the structure is raised high up into the treetops, appearing to float right in their …

Stealing Guitar Solo Ideas from Miles Davis

With this lesson, learn how to bring a bit of Miles Davis and Bill Evans onto the fretboard at the same time.<p>183<p>SHARES<p>Miles Davis' 1959 album <i>Kind of</i> …

Elon Musk: SpaceX is going to launch 2 space tourists 'beyond the moon'

During a conference call with reporters on Monday, Elon Musk said SpaceX will launch two private investors on a roughly one-week mission around the moon.<p>"I hope this gets people really excited about sending people into deep space again," Musk said.<p>The two passengers aren't ready to disclose their …

Space Exploration

TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System?

The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these …

I tried this trippy healing modality for mental clarity—and still can’t believe how it made me feel

A few years ago, a friend told me about an underground breathwork circle she’d attended in Venice Beach—back when breathwork outside of yoga studios</i> …

New York City

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit an alien star only 40 light-years away

A small, cool star in distant space plays host to something amazing.<p>Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star …

Eclipse to be turned into megamovies

<b>August's total solar eclipse in the US will almost certainly be the most watched such event in history.</b><p>More than 12 million people - from Oregon to South Carolina - live on the path of darkness that the Moon will cut as it sweeps in front of the Sun.<p>Nearly four times that many live within a …

South Carolina

Modern-Industrial Home Becomes One With The Desert Landscape

For the architects at Olson Kundig, buildings represent bridges between nature and people and their culture. A lot of their projects are focused on …

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Meditation

Overcoming Ill Will

As a practice that trains the mind to become gentle and considerate, <i>metta</i> is a powerful method to dissolve our habits of thinking about, speaking to, …

SpaceX Is About to Send a Lethal Superbug Into Orbit

To mutate the hell out of it.<p>SpaceX is preparing to launch a lethal, antibiotic-resistant superbug into orbit on February 14, to live its days in the …

Microbiology

New Study: Life On Earth May Not Have Started Here

How did life on Earth begin? Scientists have been arguing over this exact question for years. But a new experiment has, among other things, lent some serious credence to a theory that life on Earth didn’t start on Earth at all.<p>More than a year ago, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute and the …

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Quantum Mechanics

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

Earth Science

Spaceworks may have a real-world stasis chamber for space travel by 2018

A process traditionally used to treat cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury is now showing promise as a possible method to enable long-term space …

Space

WildLeaks Website Offers A Safe Place To Report Wildlife Crime

Several organizations have converged to combat wildlife and forest crime -- the fourth-largest transnational crime that's worth $17 billion annually -- but they need your help.<p>WildLeaks, is a place where everyday citizens can report poaching, wildlife trafficking and illegal logging. Citizens can …

We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head

The pineal gland in the human brain has the structure of an eye. It has cells that act as light receptors, as the retina does. It has a structure …

Wrecked world – Les photographies de Tomasz Zaczeniuk

« <b>Wrecked world</b>« , une jolie série à la fois sombre et envoutante du photographe polonais <b>Tomasz Zaczeniuk</b>.<p>Images © <b>Tomasz Zaczeniuk</b><p>A voir aussi<p>Sony …