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Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to 3D Print Batteries

Guns? Sure. Airplane engines? Why not! But 3D printing batteries has caused some headaches among researchers—until now. Because new inks and tools …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

How to Use Writing as a Meditation Practice

Writing can be a powerful meditation practice, helping us to integrate our active mind with the mind of meditation. By using it as a process of inquiry, it can help us track our progress in loosening attachments and habitual states of mind even as it sharpens our ability to attend to the present …

Meditation

Twisting molecules for faster reactions

Physical chemists in Germany and Switzerland have combined two different techniques to investigate the reactivities of different conformers – a type …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Vessel Hammock Bathtub

The hammock and the bathtub are undeniable fixtures of relaxation — so it's no surprise that the two play well together as the Vessel Hammock Bathtub …

Bathtubs

The 20 Most Visited Museums In The World

The 2012 Theme Index, produced by Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM, highlights the 20 most visited museums in 2012. The museums hail from the U.S., Europe, and Asia and attracted 98.5 million visitors last year.<p>Six of the top 20 museums are located in London, which is the most …

Museums

The Verbal Habit You Need to Break | Women's Health

And being in the lead had a surprising impact. "If you're really successful on the show, that's going to play into how sure you are of yourself," says Linneman. "And that was true for men. The more a man was ahead in the game, the less he used uptalk. But the opposite was true for women. The …

Supplementing your disease: why multivitamins might be doing more harm than good

<i>The Atlantic</i> has this week published an excerpt from Dr. Paul Offit's <i>Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine</i>, which takes a closer look at the conventional wisdom underpinning the multibillion-dollar vitamin supplement industry. Offit, who is credited with …

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20 Fittest Female Celebrities

20 Fittest Female Celebs<p>If their gravity-defying backsides don't impress you, their rock-hard abs certainly will. Check out the women whose bodies inspire us—plus, the tips and tricks that will get you ready for your own close up<p>Splash news<p>20: Rachel Bilson<p>The star of <i>Hart of Dixie</i> swears she isn't …

Wacom Announces Pressure-Sensitive Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad

Wacom today debuted its Intuos Creative Stylus (via <i>Engadget</i>), which uses Bluetooth 4.0, integrated shortcut buttons, and 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity to create "a realistic pen-on-paper feel" when drawing on an iPad. It's designed for sketching, drawing, and painting and aims to deliver …

Maria Sharapova considered 'Sugarpova' name change to promote candy line

Tennis player considered temporarily changing her identity for next week's US Open<p>Maria Sharapova may be taking the concept of personal branding to an entirely new level. According to London newspaper <i>The Times</i>, the Russian tennis player is looking to temporarily change her surname to "Sugarpova" …

This Gadget Automatically Tunes Any Guitar In Seconds

The TronicalTune is your very own pocket roadie<p>Throughout their 23-year history, automatic guitar tuners have remained stubbornly complex systems that cost thousands of dollars and require tedious professional installation. Chris Adams, CEO of Tronical in Hamburg, Germany, has figured out a way …

Caja Obscura / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura

The project of Casa Obscura is a project of material and immaterial technology at the same time, in some way it is an antithesis of many known …

Hygge House / Plain Projects + Pike Projects + Urbanink

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Every year, in an attempt to fight the fierceness of the winter cold and bring people together, the …

H-Orange / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

H-ORANGE is an independent house featured by the character of its site, which is located next to a small field and large woods, although it is placed …

Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

The 2010 launch of the “Boris Bike” - London’s cycle hire scheme, named after mayor Boris Johnson – was the clearest indication to date that cycling …

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

Those Fish Oil Supplements Might Cause Cancer

Eating fish is good for you, especially fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids. So I was surprised last week to read a new study in the <i>Journal of the National Cancer Institute</i> that found that omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of prostate cancer. The risk for both high-grade and low-grade cancer …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

A glimpse into the process behind DRAW Architecture's impeccable work.<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be published internationally by Phaidon.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Exploring Cedar Construction in Contemporary Design<p>The phrase …

Architecture

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