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A robot has solved a Rubik's Cube in under a second

Sub1/YouTube<p>There's a new arms race going on in the world, and this one involves robots. Much less high-stakes and far more entertaining than the …

22 Amazing Apps That Will Revitalize Your Love Of Reading

*Disappears with phone for months*<p><i>Thumbnail photo credit sam74100 / ThinkStock</i>

Apps

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

New Zealand

Internet advertising does work — here are 9 of the most effective campaigns of this year to prove it

The average click-through-rate on display ads in the US is just 0.06%, according to Google. But many creative digital marketing campaigns do manage to break the mold.<p>To celebrate digital ad creativity and effectiveness, US trade body the Interactive Advertising Bureau has released its second annual …

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Biology

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

These are the 11 most game-changing aircraft of the 21st century

In a few years, drones that can fit in the palm of a person's hand and 117-foot-wingspan planes that can launch satellites will both be a reality.<p>At the same time, drone and advanced-fighter technologies will spread beyond the US and Europe, and countries including China, Russia, and Iran may have …

Incredible: Freerunning optical illusion video is the coolest thing you’ll see all week

Well Internet, you’ve done it again. The Red Bull sponsored video below features Jason Paul and Pasha Petkuns freerunning and crafting incredible …

Cool Stuff

The Top 10 Business Rivalries In History

From the Cola Wars to the battle between long-distance carriers, we take a look at some of the biggest business rivalries in recent history.<p>You’re paused in the soda aisle at the grocery store or on your way into work, in search of your morning latte. Coke versus Pepsi, Dunkin’ Donuts versus …

Ten books that changed the world

From Euclid’s Elements to Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, and from Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex to Shakespeare First Folio … 10 authors choose books ‘not of an age, but for all time’<p><b>The Second Sex</b> <b>by</b> <b>Simone de Beauvoir</b><p>“Unsatisfied, cold, priapic, nymphomaniac, lesbian, a hundred times …

Literature

Photos: The world’s most impressive outdoor mazes and labyrinths

Outdoor mazes and labyrinths have captured our imagination for centuries, harking back to King Minos of Crete’s elaborate, winding structure to corral the hulking Minotaur in Greek mythology.<p>Corn mazes, especially plentiful in the US, provide farmers an additional source of revenue. From the 14th …

European Travel

‘Here to There’, A Brief Animated History of Transportation From 8000 BC to 2015

“Here to There” by The Atlantic, a lovely animated history of transportation from 8000 BC to 2015.<p>Ever since the first hominids left Africa, human …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Sea Level

Goodreads Picks the Hottest Books of the 2015 Summer

Just in time for the official start to summer, Goodreads, the popular book recommendations site, has crunched the numbers on the titles filling beach …

Books

Amazing 3D sketches that look as if objects are flying, sailing or crawling off the paper

Although it appears the ship is about to take off into the distance, it is in fact the result of nothing but paper and pen.<p>A Dutch artist has created …

This 20-Year-Old Inventor Said He Could Clean Up The Ocean–Now He’s Really Doing It

The giant ocean trash cleanup machine will begin its work in 2016.<p>Boyan Slat first proposed his giant marine cleanup machine three years ago when he was just 17 years old. During a TED talk, he sketched a vision for a massive floating boom that would collect trash using the ocean’s own currents.<p>The …

Pollution

Aerial Photographer Captures the Alien Beauty of Earth

Photographer Alexander Heilner documents symmetries and amoebic designs in 'Aerial Landscapes.'<p><i>Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E., a</i><p>What remains when sounds, smells, and textures fall away? With well-framed evidence taking the form of his ongoing series of <i>Aerial Landscapes</i>, photographer and professor …

25 iconic images from the Hubble Space Telescope

A quarter of a century ago, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into Earth’s orbit, giving us a revolutionary view of our universe. The joint …

The 25 Unknown Travel Photographers You Should Be Following Right Now

If you’re super into iPhone photography like we are, you’re most likely familiar with VSCO‘s app—a photo-editing tool whose filters have a cult-like …

Die Hard

Historical adventurers way more interesting than you

At the risk of starting on a bummer note, it's my sad duty to confirm that the age of groundbreaking, Earth-bound adventure is effectively over. Even virtually unknown destinations are now just a search away on Google, and they probably have an active Instagram feed. The only round-the-world …

A Massive Collection Of Hilarious Protest Signs

(Image Link)<p>Just because you’re out fighting for what you believe in doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of fun with the whole thing, and there’s no …

Around the World in 8 Stunning Sunsets

<i>Photo: Nick Lake</i><p>There are sunsets... and then there are <i>sunsets</i>. This collection of adventurous destinations is the latter. We hope that you get a chance to go out and experience views like these for yourself, or at the very least, take a look, daydream, and enjoy these brilliant hues.<p><b>Summit Lake,</b> …

Technology Can’t Completely Replace Pilots, Says Airbus Executive

Pilots shouldn’t be replaced by fully automated systems even after the deliberate crash of an Airbus Group NV A320 last month — because on balance …

The Strange Ways Your Name Influences Your Behavior

Our given names influence our lives in all sorts of strange ways, affecting everything from where we choose to live to what we do for a living. That's the takeaway of a fascinating new video from PBS Digital Studios' BrainCraft series (above).<p>"We write our names thousands of times throughout our …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps