Deni Khalikov

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What Were The Best Video Games Of 2014?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What were the best video games of 2014?</i><p><i>Answer by David Cole, Director of Design, on Quora</i><p>Here are the games that provided my favorite experiences last year:<p><b>#1 —</b> <b>Nidhogg</b><p>Stripped down, high-energy fencing. 2014 was a really good year for local multiplayer, …

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Top Ten Best MMO Browser Games

<i>1</i> <b>Ikariam</b><p>The story of Ikariam starts on a sunny island in the Mediterranean:<br>Industrious workers, soldiers and researchers build on their own little …

Monument Valley and the art of visual trickery

Like the dizzying works of artist M.C. Escher, <i>Monument Valley</i> relies on visual deception.<p>ustwo Games' latest title is a puzzle game built on the pillars of architecture, geometry and illusions. Or, as designer Ken Wong calls them, magic tricks. <i>Monument Valley</i> is what the developer imagines Escher …

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

• <b>Author:</b> Nicholas Carr<p>Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate<br>“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into …

This Explains Everything

• <b>Author:</b> John Brockman<p>In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we …

This Will Make You Smarter

• <b>Author:</b> John Brockman<p>Edge.org presents brilliant, accessible, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more. Featuring a foreword by New York Times …

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

• <b>Author:</b> Neil de Grasse Tyson<p>“[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —Entertainment Weekly<br>Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them …

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

• <b>Author:</b> David Quammen<p>“Science writing as detective story at its best.” —Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific American<br>A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.<br>Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless …

Physics of the Future

• <b>Author:</b> Michio Kaku<p><b>Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.</b><p>In <i>Physics of the Future</i>, Michio Kaku—the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Physics of the Impossible</i>—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the …

You Are Not a Gadget

• <b>Author:</b> Jaron Lanier<p><b>A NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><p>A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every …

How to Create a Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Ray Kurzweil<p><b>The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain</b><p>Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In <i>How to Create a Mind</i>, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most …

Why Evolution Is True

• <b>Author:</b> Jerry A. Coyne<p><b>"Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard Dawkins</b><p>In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence. Yet …

Zero

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Seife<p>Popular math at its most entertaining and enlightening. "<i>Zero</i> is really something"-Washington Post<p>A New York Times Notable Book.<p>The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the …

Hallucinations

• <b>Author:</b> Oliver Sacks<p>Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing?<p>Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, …

The Grand Design

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another …

Global Weirdness

• <b>Author:</b> Climate Central<p>Produced by Climate Central—a highly regarded independent, nonprofit journalism and research foundation founded in 2008—and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over, <i>Global Weirdness</i> summarizes, in clear and accessible prose, …

Brilliant Blunders

• <b>Author:</b> Mario Livio<p>Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of <i>From Here to Infinity</i>) illuminates the path to scientific discovery.<p>Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and …

Secrets of Mental Math

• <b>Author:</b> Arthur Benjamin & Michael Shermer<p><b>These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.</b><p><i>Secrets of Mental Math</i> will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never …