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What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

Lacking Muscles? You Need To Eat Like This If You Want To Look Like Tim Robards

Food is the glorious creation that keeps every living organism on this sphere kicking. Somewhere along the line though it became less of a …

Muscle

The art of speaker design, explained by a master

Designing speakers is a juggling act, says ELAC’s Andrew Jones.<p>I've had a number of chats with ELAC's Andrew Jones about speaker design over the years. He started out as a research engineer for KEF in 1983, then moved to Infinity and Pioneer, the latter where he was chiefly responsible for their …

Audiophile

How to Build a Walk-in Shower

The bathroom is a sacred, personal space for most people, which is why bathroom remodel DIY projects are so popular. It is also a very cost-effective …

The best games of 2017

It had just turned April when we declared that 2017 was a great year for video games. The post-holiday quarter is usually fairly quiet for new releases, but in 2017 it brought us legitimate contenders for game of the year in <i>The Legend of Zelda:</i> <i>Breath of the Wild</i>, <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> and <i>Persona 5</i> -- …

Suspended – Medium

Tips of the Trade From a Professional Storyteller | Inc.com

Connecting with your audience is vital to your business.<p>It is the same for when you're on stage.<p>Last week I wrote about every business is show business when it comes to public speaking. This week, I asked for tips and insights from a professional story coach, The Moth storyteller and podcaster and …

Public Speaking

5 Ways to Focus at Work, from an Executive Who’s Struggled with ADHD

By nature, I’m messy and disorganized — and my mind can be too. I have trouble sustaining attention on just about anything.<p>In grade school, this meant I didn’t do well in classes. In college, it meant that I largely blew them off and spent most of my time partying. (When you’re at a party, no one …

Video Conferencing

This Is How To Use Negative Feedback To Be More Successful

No one likes negative criticism, but it’s often what you need in order to grow. Here’s how to use it to your advantage.<p>Let’s face it: Negative feedback on your job performance can be a drag. Who likes to be told that their work could use improvement?<p>Research published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> …

Communication Skills

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Fluid Tests Hint at Concrete Quantum Reality

Surprising oil drop experiments suggest that the quantum world may not be as strange as advertised.<p>For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky …

25 Weirdest Facts About the Solar System

Photo Credit: NASA<p>Slide 1 of 51<p>Introduction<p>The solar system is a bizarre place with its alien planets, mysterious moons and strange phenomena that …

Turn an Old Monitor Into a Daily Status Board

My mirror doesn’t come to life and tell me about the rest of my day when I walk in bleary-eyed to the bathroom, as much as I wish it did. An …

Raspberry Pi

Here's How Steve Jobs and Tim Cook (Plus 10 Other CEOs) Responded to Customer Complaint Emails | Inc.com

Recently, I bought an electric lawnmower at the local big-box store. Unfortunately, it was dead on arrival, and let's just say I wasn't blown away by the manufacturer's customer service department. So, after a few hours of frustration, I sent an email to the CEO of the multibillion-dollar company …

Customer Service

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Social Media

The Double-Slit Experiment Cracked Reality Wide Open

The double-slit experiment seems simple enough: cut two slits in a sheet of metal and send light through them, first as a constant wave, then in …

Quantum Mechanics

Awesome Pictures of Earth by NASA

A selection of NASA pictures taken from the space showing some of the most impressive views of our planet. Images are conceived with a NASA’s Earth …

4 Ways Enterprise Software is Failing Businesses

The absence of progress with current enterprise software is having a negative impact on businesses, according to a new survey.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s easy to say that enterprise software has made great strides. After all, it’s hard not to marvel at the …

Enterprise Software

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement
Web Development

Top 20 Artificial Intelligence Books & Whitepapers to Read

Artificial intelligence is literally taking over how products are made, how some jobs are done, and how some lives are lived. It’s important that we …

Artificial Intelligence

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Watch 'Borrowed Time', the emotional short film made by 2 Pixar animators

"Borrowed Time," a superb short from Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, just made its online debut.<p>The emotional work, which observes …

This Beautiful Animated Short About a Kiwi Brought Me to Tears

Related Articles<p>In anticipation of my trip to New Zealand, my coworker sent me this animated short about a kiwi bird.<p>When I saw it was someone’s …

New York City

Mothballed Launch Sites Stand as Monuments to the US Space Program

Roland Miller spent 25 years photographing aging NASA sites. Now, his images of the historic structures have been brought together in a new …

Space Exploration

Getting Ready For HTTP/2: A Guide For Web Designers And Developers

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the protocol that governs the connection between your server and the browsers of your website’s visitors. …

Web Design