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9 Podcasts for Road Trips That Are So Addictive You Just Might Miss Your Exit

Consider this a public service announcement: It's not too late to take a summer road trip. Whether you have your sights set on the sunny California …

Books

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

24 Breathtaking Animated Movies on Netflix That Adults Will Love

Sure, Netflix has its share of gritty movies and TV shows tailor-made for binge watching, but sometimes even grownups just want to escape into fantastical worlds where animals can talk and the rules of physics don't seem to apply.<p>Start searching Netflix's vast selection of animated titles and …

Animation

How to master cacio e pepe, the deceptively difficult paragon of pasta

The first time I attempted to make cacio e pepe, I thought it had to be just about the easiest pasta dish to make, outside of the un-sauced spaghetti …

Italy

‘Eighth Grade’ Is the First Movie to Nail Youth Culture in the Digital Age

I keep reading that “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s captivating drama about a shy but intensely aware girl named Kayla (Elsie Fisher), who’s doing all …

Middle School

The Next 'Game of Thrones' Could Come From China

Jin Yong had to wait six decades to see his fantasy trilogy, <i>Legends of the Condor Heroes</i>, translated into English earlier this year — nevermind that …

Books

Tapping into the power grid could predict the morning traffic

Why is there traffic? This eternal question haunts civic planners, fluid dynamics professors, and car manufacturers alike. But just counting the cars on the road won’t give you a sufficient answer: you need to look at the data behind the data. In this case, CMU researchers show that electricity …

Machine Learning

Heavy Rotation: 10 Hot Summer Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, NPR Music asks DJs from public radio stations across the country: What song can you not get out of your head? And each time, we end up with a collection of new tunes and local favorites that's as varied as you can imagine.<p>For this month's playlist, Rebel Diaz and Ana Tijoux reverberate …

New Albums

Propaganda

On Socialist Hypocrisy and “Economic Protest”<p>I was well underway with my first post on differences between bourgeois and Marxist definitions of …

Globalization

Aliens kill an old man and turn him into a W.M.D. in 'Inuyashiki: Last Hero,' a bizarre must-watch

It’s hard to imagine there’s a large target audience for a hyper-violent animated show about an unloved old man who gets blown up by aliens shortly …

You Say You Want a Revolution? The Anti-Capitalist Film “Sorry to Bother You” Shows the Way

As he starts to over-perform at work, however, Cash’s ennui begins to lift. He becomes a “top caller” after his cubicle-mate Langston (Danny Glover) …

Framing

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts can now earn Bitcoin with just a laptop GPU

Wannabe cryptocurrency miners unwilling to shell out thousands for a specialized rig might just be in luck. A new application, <i>Honeyminer</i>, allows even those with modest PCs to mine popular cryptocurrencies as part of a pool. For those willing to donate GPU power for spare change, paid in Bitcoin, …

Profit

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby’s recipe for sticky shiitake mushrooms

This recipe is so simple and quick, but looks as though it has taken ages to make. The mushrooms are cooked in cornflour, giving a rich, meaty and chewy texture. The sweetness from the caramelised fresh ginger and garlic, paired with the acidity of the rice wine vinegar and soy sauce, complements …

Recipes

How tech's richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse

It’s a reduction of human evolution to a video game won by finding the escape hatch and bringing BFFs along for the ride<p>The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than bug<p>Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I …

Singularity

Don’t ban scooters. Redesign streets.

Cities are regulating mobility startups, but ignoring the real problem—there’s still too much space for cars<p>Over the last few months, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at century-old images of U.S. streets. There’s a window of a dozen or so years at the beginning of the 20th century, at the dawn of …

Urban Design

Heavy Rotation: The Songs We're Obsessed With Halfway Through 2018

NPR Music works with dozens of public radio music stations around the country, and every month we ask hosts from each of those stations to share a new song they can't get enough of. This month, we tweaked the request and asked them to share the 2018 song their listeners have been loving the most. …

Leon Bridges

Giving Citizens a Say in How Cities Build Living Streets

At the largest stage in the world focused on innovation and the future, Jim Hackett, the Ford Motor Company CEO and president, was talking about the past. “The early automobile turned out to be the ultimate disruptor,” he noted in his CES keynote in January. Cars transformed cities at unprecedented …

Urban Design

World’s Finest Chocolate Cake Recipe

This chocolate cake is so rich, creamy, and very chocolatey! The perfect combination of ingredients makes this dessert as one of the finest chocolate …

Évolution Is the Weirdest Sci-Fi Movie on Netflix

A memorable surrealist nightmare, perfect for fans of Annihilation.<p>Sometimes you watch a science fiction film to see visions of the future, and sometimes you watch just to see big-budget robots and spaceships. Other times, you just want to see some weird fucking shit. If you’re the type of sci-fi …

How to Pedestrianize a Vital Urban Street

London’s plans for Oxford Street show that even the busiest roads can ban vehicles—but there's one major misstep.<p>Finally, it’s happening. After years of discussion, London’s Oxford Street is being pedestrianized. A key London axis known for its huge popularity as a place to shop—and its equally …

Watch a Designer Work with the Unreal Engine from Within Virtual Reality

Epic Games’ latest project makes game design look easy.<p>Soon, developers will be able to build games from within a virtual reality environment.<p>Epic Games, maker of the Unreal Engine game creation software, recently announced a tool that allows developers to virtually occupy the world of their games …

Our Favorite Lentil Recipes

Protein- and fiber-rich lentils are among the world's oldest cultivated crops. Here, our favorite recipes featuring the most convenient dried …

Why the bizarre ‘Bus Simulator’ games are the perfect remedy for stress

When I get home from work tonight, I'm just gonna drive a bus. Yeah, I know I could fight zombies, survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, or save …

S.Africa's black majority battles apartheid urban planning

"(Skin) colour gets darker the further away you are" from the town centre, says Lindiwe, a middle-aged squatter explaining how land distribution in …

South Africa

The Craziest Thing About Elon Musk's 'Express Loop' Is the Price

The $1 billion construction estimate is a fraction of what subterranean transit projects cost.<p>The Boring Company, the tunneling venture Tesla CEO Elon Musk started in 2016 out of his personal frustration with surface-level gridlock, has made a significant step towards evolving beyond …

What Johannesburg’s pointsmen tell us about governance, politics, and urban incompetence

Johannesburg, well-stocked with very good traffic engineers and transport planners, has looked at its congestion problem and decided that what it …

10 of Our Best Chicken Skillet Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

I am not sure which is more tried and true when it comes to weeknight cooking: a trusty skillet dinner or crowd-pleasing chicken. It really doesn't …

Cooking

Meet Gloria: A French startup’s new high fashion, high speed 120 km/h electric motorcycle

France is better known for its high fashion than for fast motorcycles, but the French custom garage Jambon-Beurre Motorcycle wants to change that, or at least combine the two. Operated by Benjamin Cochard and Antonin Guidicci, Jambon-Beurre Motorcycle is a small startup better known for their …

The great timetable fiasco: what’s gone wrong with England’s railways?

For hundreds of thousands of commuters, a rail timetable change will never seem innocuous again. Before the schedules were switched three weeks ago, plenty of people had predicted teething troubles: train companies had spoken of the logistical challenge ahead, and commuters were told to expect some …

"It takes 40 or 50 years to update an industrial landscape. We want to speed that up," says Sidewalk Labs urban planner

After disrupting our online activities, Google's parent company now wants to disrupt how cities work. Dezeen spoke to Rohit Aggarwala, head of urban …