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The universe is smiling at us

Far away in a distant galaxy, there is a beaming face smiling back at us.<p>Hubble scientists recently discovered this galaxy cluster — massive …

Universe

War, the Game is a simple strategy puzzler that offers plenty of challenge

<i>War, the Game</i> is a real-time strategy game that turns its back on the usual notion of building bases and constructing units.<p>It also turns its back on fancy graphics, complex hierarchies of units, leveling up, stories and just about everything else you've come to expect from the ever-more byzantine …

Hilarious Mustang vs FR-S vid is pure gearhead satire

You'll laugh every time they get something wrong. They get a lot wrong.<p>"Say hello to the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang," the voiceover says. The narrator calls out the pony car's new independent rear suspension and turbocharged EcoBoost engine, over <i>Top Gear</i>-style panning glamour shots. There's just one …

How Michigan Landed Jim Harbaugh

Former 49ers Coach Insisted That He Not Be College Football’s Highest-Paid Coach, Athletic Director Says<p>Ann Arbor, Mich.<p>The private jet cut through the clouds and eased onto the airstrip at Detroit Metro Airport, just a few miles from where Charles Lindbergh once tested World War II bombers.<p>This …

College Football

This optical illusion can make you hallucinate naturally

<b>Warning: Video can cause hallucinations</b><p><b>Hey kids, wanna hallucinate without taking any drugs?</b><p>Then put in some headphones, hit full screen and watch …

How to fold the world-record-setting paper airplane "Suzanne"

Here's John M Collins narrating the technique he used to create "Suzanne," his world-championship-winning paper airplane, which set a distance record …

5 Jaw-Dropping Interactive Minecraft Creations

Go big or go home.<p>Minecraft is a game that can be enjoyed in many ways. Some clever crafters enjoy using the versatile Redstone to create complex …

Buy 2 Cokes, get 2 free Michigan tickets

Michigan Men must be stoked about this deal!<p>Michigan is having a tough time getting its students to come to games. Part of that is because the team is pretty bad, part of it is because the schedule is terrible, and part of it is because the tickets are so expensive. For such a historic program, the …

Peggo Online DVR Puts YouTube and SoundCloud On your Desktop

It’s safe to say that most people have favorite YouTube audio or video content that they’d like to save for viewing offline — over and over again — and there’s a host of apps and even browser extensions that will help you do that.<p>Peggo is an easy-to-use digital video recorder (DVR) that records MP3 …

Retro developers call out the games that kicked their asses (part 2)

Yesterday, we ran down some of the old games that made retro developers want to smash things and hang up their controllers altogether. Well, the past is a big place full of difficult, vague, or just completely cheap games, so one article wasn’t enough to hold all the pain.<p>So here are some more …

Get a terabyte of cloud storage for $24.99

MediaFire raises the stakes by offering boatloads of Dropbox-style storage for cheap.<p>Let's do some math, shall we? A Dropbox Pro account costs $99 per year and comes with 100GB of storage.<p>As of today, a MediaFire Pro account costs $24.99 per year and comes with 1TB of storage. (For those unfamiliar …

Cloud Computing

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Science Fiction

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

High School Football Player Tony Picard May Be 'Biggest Running Back In The World' At 6'4, 400 Lbs.

Billed as "The Biggest Running Back In The World" in the description of a YouTube video of his highlights, high school football player Tony Picard seems to be part myth, part viral video sensation and part college scout's dream but he is entirely a nightmare for opposing defenses.<p>According to …

Zookal will deliver textbooks using drones in Australia next year

Australian textbook rental startup Zookal will begin utilizing drones to make its deliveries in Australia next year, with ambitions of bringing the unique, unmanned delivery method to US customers by 2015. The company says this marks the first commercial use of fully automated drones worldwide. It …

Google Plans to Use Your Name and Photo in Ads

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google just got a tad creepier.<p>Thanks to tweaks made to its terms of service today, Google will be …

Top Entries at the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships

Just a few weeks ago, men flocked to the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans boasting all kinds of wild styles ranging from full beards to thin Dali mustaches. Along with the participants, Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson also traveled there in order to document the …

Men's Fashion

Understanding Encryption: Here's The Key

We’ve grown inured to news about cyberthreats and electronic intrusions. But Edward Snowden has done more to disrupt our assumptions about online privacy and security in the past couple of months than any number of headlines about hackers.<p>The former National Security Agency contractor, now …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Love Stories

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Prince Philip

German tourist takes blog revenge on the man who stole her smartphone

A German tourist who had her smartphone pinched from a beach on Ibiza has taken revenge on the thief who failed to switch off the device’s photograph upload function by turning pictures of his life into a blog.<p>After returning home to <b>Germany</b>, the young woman discovered that photographs of the robber …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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