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20 best Android apps and games this week

Meerkat, Seabeard, Microsoft Hyperlapse, Knights of Pen & Paper 2, Wear Personal Fitness Trainer, Lego Star Wars and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – i.e. not …

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Ouachita Trail Maps, Ouachita Mountains, OK-AR. Free detailed topos.

The entire trail is now available for Google Earth. See below.<p><b>Background.</b> The Ouachita National Recreation Trail is 223 miles stretching from …

These Meditation Books For Beginners Will Have You Picking Up The Practice In No Time

<i>By Jack deTar for Men's Journal</i><p>Whether it's the mounting scientific research that shows the positive effects at a cellular level, or you're just trying to feel less stressed, the main obstacle for many people trying to learn to meditate could be a case of not knowing where to start. A danger is …

I Dare You to Find the Real-Life Female Model Hidden in This Mind-Blowing Body-Painting

Paul Roustan, an award-winning body painter from Chicago, has created an absolutely mind-blowing painting of a moth. When you first look at the …

An Otter Eats An Alligator And Other Amazing Images From This Week

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Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures

Following on from his amazing series last week, here are Halley Docherty’s latest collages for us – well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world, from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York, superimposed on to Google Street View<p>• Classic London paintings meet Google …

How To Pick a Lock Using Nothing But Hairpins

You can learn the basics of lock picking from a GIF, but for a more nuanced look at the techniques required to actually get a lock open without the …

Inventing Game of Life - Numberphile

Top 10 future cities in film

Is our urban future bright or bleak? Peter Bradshaw provides a selection of celluloid cities you might consider moving to - or avoiding - if you are looking to relocate any time in the next 200 years or so<p>What have we missed? Tell us your favourite movie metropolis in the comments below

6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now

In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.<p>But the truth is that reading books can be more than entertainment or a …

The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

Internet of Things

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Intel's former chief architect: Moore's law will be dead within a decade - ExtremeTech

Intel’s former chief architect: Moore’s law will be dead within a decade<p>By on August 30, 2013 at 8:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Fruit should be eaten, not drunk

Apples and blueberries stand out in a long-term study of diabetes risk<p>A study published by the BMJ this week affirms one piece of conventional wisdom — that eating fruit is highly beneficial to your health — while refuting another — that fruit juice is just as good as the unprocessed stuff. …