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Steve Irwin's Final Words Revealed

On March 9 on Australian television, Justin Lyons, the cameraman for the late Aussie television host Steve Irwin, told the story of the stingray attack that killed the Animal Planet Star on September 4, 2006.<p>Lyons and Irwin were filming for a documentary called <i>Ocean's Deadliest</i>, which was hosted by …

Fish

PD James leads the stars offering their top 10 tips

<b>Last year, some of the art world's biggest names handed out career advice in a series of articles for the BBC News website.</b><p>Author PD James, designer Emma Bridgewater, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tony Gilroy and Jason Bell, who photographed the christening of Prince George, all listed their top 10 …

Top 10

Before and After: “The Habit that Changed My Life Was Becoming a Morning Writer.”

<i>I’m writing my next book, Before and After, about how we make and break habits–an issue very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a</i> …

Futurist Says We’ll Use Lasers to Beam Our Minds Into Space Someday Soon

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 03.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The idea of …

Vector Mathematics: A Basic But Comprehensive Introduction

This is a basic, though hopefully fairly comprehensive, introduction to working with vectors. Vectors manifest in a wide variety of ways, from …

Mathematics

Bill Hicks on the 'miracle' of childbirth – exclusive video

In this previously unseen footage from the Hicks family archive, filmed at the Laff Stop in Austin in 1991, Bill Hicks explains why children are smarter than adults. Twenty years on from the standup's death, let us know what you think about his legacy. Plus, watch more exclusive footage: Bill Hicks …

Bill Hicks on religious cults - exclusive video

In this previously unseen footage from the Hicks family archive, filmed at the Comedy Corner in Florida in October 1993, Bill Hicks riffs on 'people who snap and think they are Jesus'. Twenty years on from the standup's death, let us know what you think about his legacy. Plus, Brendon Burns pays …

Hair inspiration

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love | WIRED

With that, he created two profiles, one with a photo of him rock climbing and the other of him playing guitar at a music gig. “Regardless of future …

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard about the recent study that “confirms” the differences between the brains of men and women. Confirmed is in inverted commas because it’s very easy to “confirm” even the most surreal of notions …

Weird Al Yankovic & Tom Lennon -- Tubbin' With Tash Episode 6

I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism …

Why Facebook Is Teaching Its Machines to Think Like Humans

Facebook needs machines that can understand the way we humans behave and write and even feel.<p>In January – after the company rolled out a limited …

10 words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean …

Writing

Snowden Showing Dangerous Symptoms of Patriotism

I’ve had a couple of days to reflect after arriving back from Moscow where my whistleblower colleagues Coleen Rowley, Jesselyn Radack, Tom Drake and …

Keep Google From Using Your Face in Advertisements

You may have seen a warning at the top of your Gmail or Chrome explaining in boilerplate language that Google is changing its privacy policy. What …

Level Up to a One-Remote Home Theater

The home theater should be a cozy, dark, and inviting place. Anyone should be able to sit down and enjoy their favorite shows and movies without …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

7 Questions to Ask Before You Write a Nonfiction Book

1. Why do you want to write a nonfiction book?<p>There are as many reasons to write a book as there are books. To establish your authority in a subject? …

Google Gets a Lot Less Open With Chromecast and Play Store on Lockdown

With new changes to the official Play Store app policy and tighter control over Chromecast, Google's era of openness may be coming to an end. That …

Roll Your Own Dropbox Clone with a Raspberry Pi and BitTorrent Sync

Want to keep your files in sync but not have them stored on somebody else's server? If you have a Raspberry Pi, you can create your own Dropbox-like …

7 ways booze is more dangerous than pot

Marijuana is statistically less harmful than alcohol, and it’s time to treat it that way<p>No substantial evidence links marijuana to traffic accidents, domestic violence or cancer, yet pot is illegal and listed as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

Study says THC could play an important role in how we process negative emotions<p>It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, …