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All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

That's the question these 15 books force readers to ask themselves as they read about computer hackers, bionic limbs, and iPads, all thought up by authors decades and sometimes centuries before the inventions were created.<p>Inspired by this infographic of seemingly precognitive sci-fi books, we've …

12 Exercises for a Better Night's Sleep

12 Exercises for a Better Night's SleepFour people, three young men and a young woman, sleep on a mattress under a pair of open windows in a …

Sleep

What real scientists and astronauts think of 'The Martian'

But does the story's dedication hold up under scrutiny from real scientists and astronauts?<p>We've rounded up some of the best critiques of "The Martian" from space experts who've seen the movie. The reception so far has been positive, but some of the movie's most discerning critics couldn't help but …

More Unusual Dice Designs

From Shapeways to Kickstarter and beyond, unique dice designs are big business<p>As we saw a few years ago with Chuck Stover's work and yesterday's post …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

This Is The Best Ice Cream In The Country. Discuss.

Just when we needed it most.<p>If you weren't planning a summer road trip already, now's your chance.<p>TripAdvisor dished out its annual ranking of the best ice cream shops in the United States on Tuesday, which would make for quite the summer excursion. The results were based on the quality and …

This New Fuel Cell Fits In Your Pocket, For Carbon-Neutral Charging Off The Grid

Next time your smartphone drains too quickly, recharge it with this fuel cell that only weighs as much as a cup of sugar.<p>In theory, our electronic gadgets keep getting more portable. In reality, most of us are still tethered to the nearest wall outlet–and to whatever conventional energy sources, …

Hiking Trail

Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Some robots do something useful, like ordnance disposal. Some robots do something artistic, like produce music. Some are more interactive. And some …

Robotics

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his …

The AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Beautiful Architecture – The AMB House.<p>The AMB House was designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura. The residence is situated at the coastline of São Paulo, …

This Guy's Epic Video For His "Luxury" 1996 Nissan Maxima Was So Good Nissan Bought It

"The most iconic monuments always seem to be those that stand the test of time."<p>View this post on Facebook

Nissan

20 Hidden Gems To Make You Fall In Love With NYC Again

Think you know NYC? Well, get excited!

Columbia University

9 Charming Cartoons Explaining Logical Fallacies

Ali Almossawi debunks common logical fallacies in our everyday bickering. This should be on every school curriculum.

Critical Thinking

Adorable Mini Mac Brings You Back To The '80s

The original Macintosh, released in the ’80s, was, at the time, a model of both programming and design. Nobody had ever seen something with such a …

Spectacular Geometric Forms Find Balance in Nature

In <i>Back to Nature</i>, artist Fesson Ludovic produces incredible sculptures that have the appearance of simplicity, but are actually quite complex. Each piece features basic lines, arcs, and geometric forms that are buried directly on land or placed in water. The artist relies on nature to intervene …

Art

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …