Ian Van Hoose

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Conversations Authority Figures Have Had About Me Behind Closed Doors

<b>Teachers' Lounge</b><p>Physics Teacher: You had Bess in your class last year. Did you notice how she nods at everything you say but doesn't really seem to absorb anything?<p>Chemistry Teacher: Yeah, it's like she thinks she's playing a student on TV.<p>Physics Teacher: But her eyes are completely vacant—like …

10 of Nikola Tesla's most amazing predictions

As a technology-obsessed culture, we love our tech heroes. The champions of the tech industry are treated like rock stars, and their announcements of …

Engineering

No food or drinks on long-haul international flights? No problem

For the last few years, cheap, no-frills airfares have become popular for domestic and short-haul flights.<p>After all, fliers who want to save a few bucks can endure a few hours in a cramped airline seat without food, drinks or onboard entertainment.<p>Now air travelers can expect to see more airlines …

Flying

15 of the best video games you may have missed in 2016

US government releases proposed guidelines for smart guns

Federal authorities have just released a set of recommended guidelines to define the minimum technical requirements that law enforcement agencies expect from smart guns. The proposed baseline specs cover just pistols for now, and are open for public input from now till September 13.<p>The biggest …

Scientists Just Captured The Flash of Light That Sparks When a Sperm Meets an Egg

Sparks really do fly.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of the flash of light that sparks at the very moment a human sperm cell …

Biology

ISIS may have saved the A-10

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS seems determined to destroy much of what's in its path as it tries to conquer more territory in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, but it may have inadvertently saved a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets.<p>Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force's vice chief of staff, tells Defense News the rise of the …

Military

This guy used a frequent-flyer trick to take a $10,000 first-class flight for just $130 — here's what it was like

This time, Huang cashed in 67,500 American Airlines miles for a one-way ticket from Chicago to Hong Kong. The first-class ticket on Hong Kong's iconic airline, Cathay Pacific, normally goes for $10,000, but Huang paid just $130 — including a $75 late booking fee. And he took plenty of pictures.<p>The …

Medellin neighborhood transformed by giant escalators | CNN Travel

Has Dark Matter Finally Been Seen? Time Will Tell

In a new finding that could have game-changing effects if borne out, two astrophysicists think they've finally tracked down the elusive signature of …

10 U.S. Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

Beat the tourists.<p>Nashville, Charleston, Portland (the Oregon one)... you've heard all about "America's up-and-coming destination cities," and chances are you've even been to a few. But as these pockets of culture blossom into full-blown vacation destinations, travelers are left yearning for …

The Case for Banning Assault Weapons

In his December 6 address from the Oval Office, President Obama rightly called for action to "make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons, like the ones that were used in San Bernardino."<p>Assault weapons, like the two pictured above in a police photo of the weapons used in San …

8 Glamping Spots That Are Perfect for Any Season

It's no secret that we love glamping so much that we'd like to do it all year long. As fun as sleeping on the rocky ground is, we prefer a cozy bed sheltered in a sturdy (already assembled) canvas tent. From treehouses to Airstreams, we can't get enough of this luxurious take on traditional camping.<p>…

Santa Cruz

Tasting a Flavor That Doesn't Exist

Scientists and food companies are experimenting with “phantom aromas,” in which a smell tricks the brain into manufacturing a taste.<p>In 2007, the Campbell Soup Company started slashing the salt content in its canned soups in an effort to be more health-conscious. But the move, while it may have been …

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

Everything is Pure Energy, Including You. Change It And You Will Change the World.

<b>Solid matter as we conventionally understand it does not exist in the universe</b>. For all particles are merely vibrations of energy. Even the atoms …

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

Is Your Refrigerator Running? No, Really, You Won a Nobel Prize

Persuading laureates they’re winners can be a tough call; ‘it’s not a prank’<p>The phone rings in the middle of the night. The number is unrecognizable. The voice on the other end of the line is unfamiliar—and it comes with a Swedish accent.<p>This is how the world’s most esteemed minds learn they have …

Nobel Prize

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Georgia Tech

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Anne Hathaway Can't Win

When you do everything right and society hates you for it, that’s Anne Hathaway Syndrome. In The Intern, Hathaway acts out that conundrum — but will it make us like her?<p>When you work hard, when that work is awarded, when your body and beauty match societal standards, when you check every box, and</i> …

Gigantic Wooden Megaphones Amplify the Quiet Sounds of a Natural Forest

On display in an Estonian forest near Tallinn is <i>ruup</i>, an installation of three gigantic wooden megaphones that amplify the typically-quiet sounds of nature. The project was created by interior architecture students at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, and it's intended as a site of relaxation. …

Mark Zuckerberg Will Not Share This Story on Facebook

The famous and the powerful have new, more effective means of walling themselves off from us. Where, say, Sinatra had goons, today's titans hide behind transparency and full disclosure.<p><i>Mark Zuckerberg is the most open and accessible of tech visionaries. Well, theoretically. So, how did we write the</i> …

The $17,000 Apple Watch will help sell this $26,000 Vertu phone

Vertu, Nokia’s former luxury brand, announced a new smartphone today called the New Signature Touch. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 21-megapixel camera, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, 64GB of internal storage, and 4GB of RAM with leather and …

Open Letter to Michael Vick

<i>Photo: Spicy Dog Photo</i><p>Dear Michael Vick,<p>My name is Andrew Yori, but most people call me Roo. I think it's important to start out by letting you know that I was not one of the people opposed to you getting a second chance. I was also not one of the people who called for a boycott of the NFL.<p>My wife …

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's drastic fall

A German newspaper reported on Tuesday morning that Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will be fired by the end of the week. The report is unconfirmed, …

These pictures show what really happens in the background of stylized Instagram shots

Our filter-friendly life is coming under so much scrutiny lately. First, hipster Barbie touched a nerve by parodying all the stereotypes of the Instagram hashtag #liveauthentic. Now, Chompoo Baritone, a Thai photographer based in Bangkok, has published a new series of pictures that reveal all the …

Social Media

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

Uber debuts UberCommute in Chengdu, its ‘number one city in the world’

Uber announced Wednesday that it is debuting its new UberCommute service in the city of Chengdu, China.<p>It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Uber has opted to skip the U.S. market altogether with this latest new product launch — the company is aggressively expanding in China, and has just closed …