Samuel Diaz

194 Flips | 1 Magazine | 17 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @sdiaz7 | Keep up with Samuel Diaz on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Samuel Diaz”

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Is Now Completely Online

In years past, we let you know that Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website joined forces to create an online edition of <i>The Feynman Lectures on</i> …

7 Animated GIFs That Will Make You Instantly Understand Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the branch of math that studies triangles, with a particular focus on the relationships between angles and the lengths of …

Using Monster Three-Notes-Per-String Pentatonic Patterns to Efficiently Traverse the Fretboard

When it comes to soloing using minor pentatonic patterns, most guitarists are well accustomed to using two-notes-per-string “box” positions.<p>I’d like …

Where is Starman? Track Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster's Current Location.

But where is this vehicle? The current location is LOADING miles (LOADING km, LOADING AU) from Earth, moving toward Earth at a speed of LOADING mi/h …

From forgetting about debts to blow-job power – 9 women reveal what they love about sex

<b>In an attempt to make some sense of the whole messy business of sex, I wrote a probably award-winning blog on what men love about it.</b><p>Men do the do …

Mysterious 15th century manuscript decoded by computer scientists using artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has allowed scientists to make significant progress in cracking a mysterious ancient text, the meaning of which has eluded …

Artificial Intelligence

The Improbable Time When Orson Welles Interviewed Andy Kaufman (1982)

"Sitcoms are the lowest form of entertainment," declares Andy Kaufman as portrayed by Jim Carrey in Milos Forman's biopic <i>Man on the Moon</i>. "I mean, …

Auschwitz inmate's chilling notes on Nazi murder squad finally deciphered

The chilling testimony of an Auschwitz inmate who was forced to help Nazi murder squads has finally been deciphered.<p>Marcel Nadjari, a Greek Jew, …

Cold bands of dust surround the closest star to our Solar System — and maybe more planets

Proxima Centauri is a complex place<p>Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our Solar System, may not have just one planet orbiting around it; the star may host a whole complex planetary system. Astronomers have detected belts of cold dust surrounding Proxima Centauri, indicating that the star is home …

The 9 terms and phrases you need to know if you think you're being manipulated

Knowing the right words to deal with these people can give you the strength to stand up to them or walk away. In the cases of romantic relationships, manipulation is probably a sign of an abusive relationship, so the best thing to do is to run fast and far away.<p>Once equipped with the terms, it can …

New Animated Video: “Knowledge vs Thinking – Neil deGrasse Tyson”

This new animated video would be good for IB Theory of Knowledge classes, as well as others.<p>It echos the famous Richard Feynman quote about ““The …

High School

The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and …

The man who created bullet-time is going to Magic Leap

The augmented-reality company just hired one of entertainment’s technological pioneers<p>John Gaeta has broken new ground throughout his career, from his work as a visual effects supervisor on <i>The Matrix</i> to launching Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division ILMxLab. For his next chapter, he’s …

The female orgasm: What do women want?

Societal norms and the media both heavily influence how we view women's orgasms, but research shows that their sexual activity preferences and …

Ravens Are Ridiculously Smart, Seem To Be Able To Plan For The Future

Respect the raven.<p>The new “Planet of the Apes” movie has people imagining what an ape-ruled world with human underlings would really look like, but maybe ravens are the animals we should be keeping an eye on.<p>The dazzling intelligence of corvids — the family that includes ravens and crows — is …

Ravens

36 Questions to Bring You Closer Together

These questions only take about 45 minutes to discuss—and they almost always make two people feel better about each other and want to see each other …

Michael Abrahams | In praise of the vagina

The vagina, the muscular tube extending from the female external genitalia to the cervix, is an absolutely amazing organ. The name ‘vagina’ is …

For Men Only: The clitoris. What it is. Where it is. What you should do with it when you find it

Like many women, Canadian screenwriter and animation director Lori Malépart-Traversy seems to have gotten frustrated with the weird aura of ignorance …

Screenwriting

Sigourney Weaver Stars in a New Experimental Sci-Fi Film: Watch “Rakka” Free Online

South African–Canadian film director Neill Blomkamp recently launched Oats Studios, a new film project devoted to creating experimental short films. …

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning | Inc.com

Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what they had to say. According to Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman, the true hallmark of genius …

Albert Einstein

We're Way Below Average! Astronomers Say Milky Way Resides In A Great Cosmic Void

If you went to give our cosmic address, you might tell someone that we lived on planet Earth, orbiting our Sun, on the outskirts of a spur of the Milky Way’s spiral arms, in the second largest galaxy in our local group, about 50 million light years from the Virgo Cluster, embedded within the …

American Astronomical Society

Watching Lightning Strike a Building in Super Slow Motion Is Freaky as Hell

For the first time ever, scientists have captured high-speed footage of lightning striking a building. It’s dramatic as hell, but the video could …

Polish Painter Who Learned To “Photograph Dreams” – His Works Will Give You Nightmares

Let us take you on a journey through the curious mind of a Polish artist, Zdzisław Beksiński, who made a name for himself with his dystopian …

Art

Ancient Stone Carvings Show a Comet Swarm Hitting Earth Around 10,950 BCE

Around the time civilisation changed forever.<p>Researchers have translated famous ancient symbols in a temple in Turkey, and they tell the story of a …

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

Watch Yes' Hilarious, Profane Rock Hall of Fame Speech

<i>After emotional induction speeches by Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, the surviving members of Yes took the stage for the first time since the</i> …

Music

Carry a Tiny World on Your Smartphone with These Microcosmic GIFs

Raphael Varona animates whole worlds as if they were contained in bottles or snow globes.<p>A graphic designer explores what it would be like to contain an entire a world inside a bottle. Yet, the bottles are illustrated and serve as animated containers for detailed GIFs hopping within them. Raphael …

21st Century Photos

Here's what happens when everyone is carrying a camera with them all the time. And then they share their photos on an internet forum. Redditor …

How the World's Smallest Birds Survive the Winter

"Little Arnold Schwarzeneggers," hummingbirds are tough—so tough they've evolved a clever way of coping with the cold.<p>As the smallest birds on Earth, hummingbirds may seem frail—so it's not surprising Donovan Nixon asked Weird Animal Question of the Week how they cope with winter.<p>Turns out these …

Birds

Watch all the changes made to the original Star Wars movie

As you prepare to see "Rogue One," relive the many tweaks George Lucas made to the granddaddy of them all.<p>Even casual Star Wars fans know George Lucas and crew have tweaked the original version of "Star Wars: A New Hope." After all, Han shot first.<p>But with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" now …

Star Wars