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How to Photograph the Moon

The moon is 238,900 miles from earth.In the vast majority of moon photos taken by amateurs, the moon looks like it’s that far away!There’s plenty of …

Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch?

We’ve all seen them, those colorful images that show how our brains “light up” when we’re in love, playing a video game, craving chocolate, etc. Created using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fM.R.I., these pictures are the basis of tens of thousands of scientific papers, the backdrop to …

See Mars, Saturn and Moon Align During Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

Skywatchers in will be able to witness a celestial "summit meeting" this week as the moon, Mars and Saturn converge in the south-southwest evening …

The Milky Way Reflected Onto the Largest Salt Flat in the World | Colossal

<p>Determined to find a destination where he could photograph a completely dark sky, Russian photographer Daniel Kordan traveled to the Altiplano …

Sea Level

How Prolonged Exposure to Sweet, Blessed Silence Benefits the Brain

<i>(Photo: May Xiong/Getty Images)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>I write this to the soundtrack of a literal chainsaw; there are men at work outside my window attempting to - well, I'm not exactly sure what they're attempting to do. Cut down a tree? Cut down branches of a tree? Whatever it is they're doing, they are …

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It's Due To Your Creativity

Creativity may be linked to mental illness:read here to discover the links to depression and how they might not be the reasons you think.

3 Things You Need to Do to Be More Productive at Work (Backed by Science)

3 things you can do to avoid "completion bias" and tackle the most important tasks first.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays …

Time Management

NASA Just Released 56 Of Their Technology Patents For Free Public Use

Space Photo credit: The entrance to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada, California. Christopher Halloran/ShutterstockNASA’s treasure chest …

5 Ways To Increase The Serotonin In Your Brain

<i>Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another…it is believed to influence a</i> …

Wellness

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

Will India’s experiment with smart cities tackle poverty—or make it worse?

India is rising. In cities across the nation, the pace of construction is reaching frenzied heights. Each city, each district, each state is reinventing itself: one smartphone, one flyover, one superhighway, one mega-project at a time.<p>In a recent speech, Narendra Modi said the nation needed “to …

India

Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

Minimalism

The IoT is the Internet of Easy Home Hacking

<i>IOTThis sponsored post is produced by Bitdefender.</i><p>The intelligent home is now an exciting reality — we’re replacing our electronics with devices that act as mini-computers, knowing our every move and curating web-based content to suit our preferences. In 2016, 4 million new “things” will become …

How to Start Android App Development for Beginners

So you have a killer app idea and you’re ready to turn it into a reality and take it to market. No doubt you’re itching to start getting your first downloads, reviews and profits… But there’s just one problem: you don’t have a clue where to start!<p>Learning to code is difficult enough on its own but …

Android News

The ultimate guide to leveling up your coding skills

No matter what your job is these days, it’s always helpful to have coding knowledge in your toolbox. But if you’re not interested in going back to school and you have very little time to dedicate towards picking up a new skill, choosing what, when and how to develop your programming chops is a task …

This app lets you see Wi-Fi pulsing around you — and it's stunning

There's a new app that lets users visualise WiFi and radio signals — with stunning results.<p>It's called Architecture of Radio, and has just launched for iOS. An Android version is due to launch in early 2016.<p>The brainchild of Dutch designer Richard Vijgen, the project first made headlines back in …

NDTV Accesses Evidence of Dawood Family in Karachi

<b>New Delhi:</b> At the meeting of the National Security Advisors, which got canceled on Saturday, India had planned to furnish fresh evidence that terror …

15 Vibrant + Bright Dining Rooms for Serious Color Inspo

The dining room can <i>and</i> should be the heart of any home. Your healthy, delicious meals are meant to be shared with loved ones in a space that is conducive to love, laughter and, of course, eating. If you feel that your current space is looking a little lackluster, we’ve rounded up some serious color …

Yoga to be a compulsory subject in govt schools: Here's what the plan is

<b>New Delhi:</b> Yoga is now to be taught as a compulsory subject not only from class VI to X in central government run schools but also as a training …

Your business doesn't need an app

When it comes to mastering the mobile arena, brands always start by asking the following question: is a responsive site going to do the job, or should I create an app? The answer is quite simple; if an app won’t offer users added value or an enhanced experience that otherwise wouldn’t be available …

A slow overnight sensation: Finding the 'easy button' for the Internet of Things

We need the 'easy button' for the things that we want to use as a consumer.<p>Doug Davis<p>I think that's what we're going to eventually evolve to. Press the garage door opener, have it disable my security system and turn on the lights, all because I pushed one button.<p>Doug Davis

Here is why 'Minecraft' — the game Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for — is so incredible

"Minecraft" is this generation's Super Mario. It's an international phenomenon. Unless you've been living on the moon, you probably already know these things.<p>It's on computers, phones, tablets, and game consoles. It's at your local mall, occupying kiosks with plushies and T-shirts. There's a …

A Fundraising Template Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Sunil Rajaraman Contributor<p>Sunil Rajaraman is the co-founder of Scripted.com<p>Raising massive rounds these days is so commonplace that most of us tune out fundraising news altogether. The fundraising environment has changed so dramatically over the past four years, it’s almost incomprehensible to …

San Francisco

21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

There are just too damn many apps

A few months ago, a notice appeared on the door into our apartment building. Our management company would be replacing our old-fashioned entryway buzz-to-enter system with a video-touchscreen in the entryway and an app for every resident so they can see and buzz-in anyone, directly from their …

17 Gorgeous Marble Looks for Your Dream Kitchen

Move aside, granite. There’s a new stone in town. With its crisp white hue, marble offers a bright and welcoming look that’s both chic and modern. Whether you dream of a simple update to a traditional space with marble backsplash or the ultimate sophisticated kitchen with marble and copper …

Delivering pizza, making films ... now safety fears grow over use of drones

As companies scramble to discover new uses for small unmanned aircraft, critics fear changes to laws will ignore privacy issues<p>From monitoring vineyards so they are well watered, to filming sequences for blockbusters such as the Harry Potter films, the use of drones is now widespread. Almost 500 UK …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

'9 to 5': what kind of music are people listening to at work?

Ever wonder what songs are being piped through your colleagues' headphones? We've got the answer.<p>If you hear your boss listening to classical music before a meeting, brace yourself.<p>When people listen to music to get themselves in a certain mood for a meeting -- whether it’s a brainstorming session, …