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This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …

Data Visualization

Maybe The Matrix Ruined Science Fiction Movies

<i>The Matrix</i> was a hugely influential film, which helped launch a million black-clad <i>wuxia-</i>fueled adventures. But maybe it had an even bigger impact? …

The Matrix Reloaded Is A Fun Movie. Stop Pretending It Doesn't Exist.

It seems to be a law of the Internet that, whenever someone mentions the Wachowskis’ 1999 film <i>The Matrix</i>, someone must inevitably snarks, “It’s a …

Ooparts: Ancient Anomalies

<b>There have been enigmatic artifacts found worldwide that simply do not fit the accepted geologic or historical timeline. These ancient anomalies,</b> …

Paranormal

Illustrations Reimagining the Cast of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ as Dark Fantasy Characters

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based artist Daniel Kamarudin (a.k.a. “theDURRRRIAN“) has created a collection of illustrations reimagining the cast of …

What Is 4K Video? A Guide to the Rising Industry Standard

<i>Derick Rhodes is a footage content producer at Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>Most video editors, production companies, and broadcasters around the world have been adjusting to working with the new 4K video format. …

Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones

Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide provide a rare glimpse at the extensive ways law …

Neuroscience Reveals That Long-Term Meditation May Increase Brain Function

If you're looking for yet another reason to dedicate yourself to a consistent meditation practice, consider the big neurological benefits it may offer you down the road.<p>Over the years, research has suggested that moments of mindfulness can help improve concentration, reduce stress and boost …

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

Remember the MOOC?<p>Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming …

AT&T Gigapower: The company wants you to pay it not to sell your data.

Big Cable is watching you.<p>Cable companies have some of the worst customer service reputations around, one of the reasons why the net neutrality cause …

Macrostructure of the universe: An 'unfocused' eye that sees the big picture

Designed to detect the fossil radiation of the Universe, the Planck satellite, working in tandem with Herschel, can also help to understand the …

8 Famous People Who Earned Purple Hearts

A bizarre medieval manuscript written in a language no one can read has baffled the world’s best cryptologists, stumped the most powerful …

George Washington

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

A racial “Big Brother” debacle: Why is the government spying on Black Lives Matter protests?

<b>(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni/Richard Susanto via ShutterstockPhoto montage by Salon)</b><p>America’s disturbing surveillance apparatus reaches a chilling new low. Inside a perverse new form of patriotism<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>March 19, 2015 6:22pm (UTC)<p>It's comforting that we have the assurance of everyone from …

Surveillance

5 tips for shooting videos on Android

While there's a constant conversation about which Android device takes the best photos, the ability to capture decent video is something most …

Videography

Niantic Labs apps 'Field Trip' and 'Ingress' encourage users to explore the world around them

(CNN) -- The "Niantic" was a whaling ship used during the Gold Rush of the 1800s and then run aground to be used for storage and as a hotel in a …

Pokémon

IRC is Back: Here's Your Starter Guide

How of many of you remember Compuserve? What about Prodigy? I'm asking because, back in the good 'ole days, they were popular services that allowed …

Chatbots

A Dominatrix's Take on Fifty Shades of Grey

What's fact, what's fiction, and what really happens in the BDSM bedroom.<p>Last night, <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> premiered across the country. And now that you've seen it, or at least been bombarded by its very presence at the theater, wouldn't you like to know the truth about Mr. Grey's fetishes? We spoke …

Think you know how to Google? Here are 36 search tips you probably don’t know about

Google is kind of a big deal, to say the least. The tech giant has blossomed over the course of the past decade, quickly becoming part of the global …

Hollywood Insider Spills The Beans! Mind Control, Clones, Cults and… Chilling Video That Will Drop Your Jaw to the Floor… | Entertainment

In the video below youtube videographer, ThScariestMovieEver, has stumbled upon a website that revealed some rather stunning information about an …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Marketing

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

The best pizza in 11 big cities around the US

In celebration of this important holiday, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 11 big cities around the US.<p>From Dallas to New York to Seattle, here are some epically delicious pies.

Buenos Aires

“Fascism is rising in America”: The Koch brothers and democracy’s dispiriting demise

<b>David Koch (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>We’re still paying the price for Citizens United, and our oligarchs are poised to capture even more political power<p>Thom Hartmann<p>February 8, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As the American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A …

Middle-class

This Huge Engineering Project May Be Our Best Chance At Colonizing Space

Space colonization has reached an impasse, for reasons far more fundamental than a lack of money for the Space Shuttle program. There is simply no …

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …