Richard Tonge

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Red Flags That Indicate A Real Estate Market Crash

The housing market is hot. Prices are up, inventory is down, and the market is active. Many people are starting to become cautious of a “real estate bubble.” The past has revealed many red flags that would indicate a real estate market may very well crash.<p><b>The Great 18 Year Real Estate Market …

Real Estate

Canadians feel for aboriginals, but our patience for too many insults has limits

It seems the federal Liberals are starting to pay a price for their arrogance. It is a cautionary tale for others including aboriginal militants …

Canada

The Secret to Happiness? Simplify.

For centuries, people leaned into the popular (and false) belief that possession—material wealth and stature—was synonymous with happiness. But now minimalism is on the rise, and for good reason: it works. With the popular Netflix film <i>Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things</i> and the massive …

Minimalism

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

SD GAT-X105B/FP Build Strike Gundam Full Package Free Paper Model Download

This gundam paper model is a SD <b>GAT-X105B/FP Build Strike Gundam Full Package</b>, a mobile suit from the anime series <i>Gundam Build Fighters</i>, the …

No Man’s Sky: everything you need to know before playing

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is a game that lets you live out your wildest science fiction exploration fantasies, and it does so without falling into traditional gaming categories. It doesn’t have realistic guns, scripted action set pieces, or a Super Bowl-ready marketing campaign. This game, created by a …

These coders used 13,000 old photos to make a Google Street View map of San Francisco in the 1800s

If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to travel back in time and walk the streets of San Francisco, this might be the closest you’ll get.<p>Two developers, Dan Vanderkam and Raven Keller, had the brilliant idea to take all the old photographs from the San Francisco Historical Photograph …

Poäng: The Little-Known History Of Ikea’s Most Famous Chair

Here’s what made the Scandinavian design emporium’s chair an instant classic 40 years ago.<p>With its bentwood frame, cantilevered seat, and curved backrest, the Poäng chair is one of Ikea’s most recognizable pieces. The Swedish furniture maker has produced over 30 million Poäng chairs since it …

Syd Barrett: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pink Floyd’s ‘Crazy Diamond’

As the spark that launched Pink Floyd into orbit, Syd Barrett left behind a small but unbelievably potent body of work. He was the principal …

Three tools to rule them all: How to fix anything in Photoshop with three basic tools

I know – that title sounds a little bit like clickbait-ish. But! It’s not! (well not this time). You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to fix most …

How the world’s oldest message in a bottle found its way home

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The envelope was addressed to a dead man.<p>“George Parker Bidder,” it read. “Care of the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, England.”<p>An e-mail was sent around to the MBA’s small staff soon after the letter arrived this …

North Sea

The Burgeoning Invisible App Market

Today’s “invisible app” market could be classified as a passing trend, but it might also be the beginning of a significant multi-year shift in how we transact when we’re away from our computers. This shift applies to mobile devices, email, home devices like the Amazon Echo and even wearables like …

Massive Explosion in Warehouse in China

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

Djordje Todorovic<p>Blogger, Gamer Extraordinaire Read full profile<p>The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a …

Motivation

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Weird & Wild<p>Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the …

Chemistry

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

The truth about the death of cash

Will cash disappear? Many technology cheerleaders believe so, but as Rose Eveleth discovers, the truth is more complicated.<p>It’s a hot summer day in 2025 and you’re wrapping up a long meeting at the office. Several of your colleagues have attended the meeting from home, their faces and bodies …

Mark Twain

Tips on photographing fireworks on the Fourth of July

Since most fireworks photos are now taken with a smartphone, I decided to add some tips specifically for that style of camera. The cellphone camera is just so convenient to use. Who wants to carry around a heavy tripod and DSLR and stake out a location for hours on the Fourth of July?<p>This year, I’m …

Macy's

If this is what F1 cars will look like in 2056, we can't wait for the future

Updated 2nd July 2015

NASA tests nonstick aircraft wing coatings that let bug juice slide

Who knew that keeping bug guts off airplanes could be a mission for NASA?<p>It turns out that insect "residue" splattering on the wings of big aircraft as they take off is a real problem looking for a serious solution.<p>"They are really small," conceded Christopher Wohl, senior research materials …

How Many Steps a Day Should You Really Walk?

<i>(Photo: SuperStock/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By Jesse Singal</i><p>If you pluck someone off the street, whether in New York or Wichita or Seattle or Sacramento, and ask them how many steps people should aim for per day in order to get enough physical activity, they'll probably tell you 10,000. In an age in which …

Into the light: how lidar is replacing radar as the archaeologist’s map tool of choice

Photograph: Caracol Archaeological Project, University of Central Florida<p>The US national mapping center used lidar in Belize to survey Caracol, a major Mayan city more than 1,000 years …

How To Live To 102

Doctors say that healthy habits will help get you to age 85, but how to live beyond that remains a medical mystery. We interviewed people in their 100s to find out how they did it. (Pictured here: Daisy McFadden, 101.)

World War Two veterans: 'The people who say they weren’t frightened are liars’

<b>Donn French, 87</b><p>I was 15, but I said I was 18 because I wanted to join the service. I walked out the door and there was an old marine sergeant. He said, “You look a bit crestfallen, lad,” and I said, “The lieutenant-commander told me to come back later when I’m older.” He looked at his watch and …

'Sex crazed' nun dug up by archaeologists - skeleton of shamed woman found buried face down

The skeleton of a 'sex crazed' nun has been unearthed at an excavation site near Oxford.<p>The remains of the woman were found lying face-down - a …

Here's what a pilot is thinking when an airliner loses all of its engines

Fortunately, the pilots were able to restore power to the engines, and the flight was able to continue on to its destination.<p>No injuries have been reported.<p>Modern turbofan engines are very robust pieces of engineering and tend to be incredibly reliable.<p>That makes last weekend's incident an …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

This awesome graphic of all lifeforms will make you feel tiny

"LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY!" is the greatest lesson from evolution, Leonard Eisenberg shouts at the top of his website EvoGeneao.com, which he says stands for Evolutionary Genealogy.<p>Eisenberg created the graphic below to counter the creationist themes he's seen spring into science …