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THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …

Books

A Recipe Book For the Coolest DIY Projects You Never Knew How To Do

Building an anechoic chamber. Mapping the Wi-Fi in your building. Listening to the Earth with piezo microphones. These are all fascinating projects, …

Google’s Translate App Can Now Use Your Camera to Translate the World in Real Time

If you’re ever in a situation in which you need to understand some text in a foreign language, getting a translation is now as free and easy as …

Apps

5 Behind-The-Scenes Stories You've Never Heard Before About Nirvana

<i>UPDATE: To celebrate what would have been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthday on Feb. 20, 2017, The Huffington Post is republishing this interview with leading Nirvana journalist, Charles R. Cross.</i><p>To get behind-the-scenes stories about Nirvana, The Huffington Post spoke to legendary music writer Charles R. …

Rock Music

Women Agreed With Compliments Men Gave Them Online, And It Didn't Go Well

The next time someone sends you a "you're so hot" opening line on a dating app, try simply saying "Yeah I am." That's exactly what one college student started doing, and she got some... interesting reactions.<p>Claire Boniface, a 20-year-old student, began conducting a social experiment she called …

Relationships

Free Art Download: 8 Vintage Patent Designs | Primer

Looking for something simple, beautiful, and cheap to hang on your walls?<p>By / Photos By Andrew Snavely<p>Some things become so common, it's easy to …

Teddy The Guardian, The Protective Plushie, Gets $400K In Seed Investment

Teddy the Guardian, unlike his animatronic cousin, Teddy Ruxpin, will not terrify your children. Teddy is actually a vital signs sensor that allows parents to check a child’s temperature and heart rate with a single tap of the bear’s paw. Because it’s also a beloved toy, the child won’t be …

Selling

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Big data: 8 ideas to watch

A look at the major forces shaping the data world.<p>By Ben Lorica<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> <i>O’Reilly Radar</i> <i>as part of our exploration of big</i> …

Big Data

Google will soon unveil a new system for real-time voice translation

The move follows a similar program released from Skype<p>Last month, Microsoft's Skype unveiled a program for real-time translation of human speech. Now, it seems we'll soon be seeing Google's version.<p><i>The New York Times</i> reports that Google is about to release an updated version of its Google Translate …

Android News

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

Sleep

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray …

Entrepreneurship

How To Read More

Just in case you're short of resolutions to make this year, let me add one more to the chorus. Vow to read more in 2015! As a person who reads a couple hundred books a year and probably needs to read a few more (It's my job! Poor me!), I'm often asked by friends and acquaintances what to read - and …

Books

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

SwipeRadio Is A Faster Way To Listen To Terrestrial Radio On Your iPhone

On-demand music streaming services like Beats and Spotify continue to grow, but terrestrial radio also remains a popular way to listen to music on mobile via top-ranked apps like iHeartRadio (#8 in free Music apps on iTunes) and TuneIn Radio (#13). Now, newcomer SwipeRadio has launched its own …

10 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time

Welcome to 2015. You probably spent last night spending money while celebrating the New Year, but now it’s time to start saving money again. And what …

Apps

4 Sky Events This Week: Jovian Eclipses, First Meteor Shower of the Year, and More

Ring out the old year with disappearing moons—and ring in the new with a glowing comet and shooting stars.<p>This week you can say so long to 2014 with two Jovian eclipses, and you can say hello to the New Year with a meteor shower and a fast brightening comet.<p><b>Jupiter eclipse.</b> Slip out of the …

Top 10 Skills Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed | Inc.com

Earlier this year, leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman published the results of a study they conducted on the skills that leaders need to succeed in their current positions. They asked more than 330,000 bosses, peers, and subordinates to rank the top four competencies …

Top 10

6 Tips for (Really) Finishing Your First Book in 2015

It's that time of year for New Year's Resolutions. Love 'em or hate 'em, they come up in all kinds of conversations. Maybe one of your big goals is to publish a book. (Possibly, this has been a resolution of yours for several years, and you just keep transferring it forward.) So in 2015, why not …

Writing

Astronomical Highlights of 2015

Get your astronomical calendars ready. Perfect for backyard and urban star gazers, these will be the top stellar highlights for 2015.<p>Photos by Eric Africa<p>The planets Venus and Jupiter return to the evening skies this January. Jupiter will be rising in the east as Venus sets in the west. Both …

Astronomy

Tourists get a jumpstart on New Year's resolutions at fitness retreats

This New Year's Eve, Kristi Soomer won't be sipping champagne or worrying about who she'll kiss at midnight. She'll be surfing in the Dominican …

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

One-Hour Workout: 5 Strength Sessions, No Gym Required!

15 Things Exceptional People Think Each Day | Inc.com

Successful people are not necessarily smarter or luckier than most. They simply understand that, as Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit." Here are 15 things that exceptional people think, say, and do every day to achieve their success.<p>1. Review …

Self-improvement

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

7 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Productivity | Inc.com

Take a minute to consider what your body is doing right at this moment. Are your legs crossed or stretched out? Are you smiling? Is your back hunched? Where are you resting your elbows? Are you looking at the screen with a dazed appearance on your face?<p>Whether you're aware or not, everything the …

Yoga

Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period”

“The great Tao fades away.”<p>So begins one translation of the <i>Tao Te Ching</i>’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Motivation Alone Is Insufficient: 8 Strategies To Stay A Bold New Course In 2015

“I don’t do resolutions,” my friend Sandy told me. “I never keep them so what’s the point?” It’s not an uncommon attitude. Nor is it an unreasonable one when you look at the stats: 80% of people break their resolutions by the end of January. While sometimes people make foolish resolutions, the real …