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The secrets of typesetting

Typesetting might sound like an antiquated term. But it is, quite simply, the art and science of arranging text on a page in an attractive and …

Typography

An aquarium accident may have given this crayfish the DNA to take over the world

It sounds like a bad monster movie plot: A 10-legged mutant creature that reproduces asexually, escapes from confinement in Germany, and quietly …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

'I had a cough - in a few days I'm told it is cancer and without treatment, I will be dead in three months'

<b>These columns were written by Sue Margolis for the Telegraph last year with the idea that she would chronicle her cancer journey in a regular series for the newspaper. Unfortunately, Sue became too ill to continue writing for us, but her first five columns are published below…</b><p><b>Column 1: The</b> …

9 Page-Turners Too Addictive To Put Down

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Origin</b> by Dan Brown<p>"The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one." Another Brown (<i>Inferno</i>, 2013, etc.) blockbuster, blending arcana, religion, and …

Books

Secrets of the Universe: The Sefer Raziel

Did Raziel Write a Book of Angel Secrets to Give to the First Human Being?<p>The <i>Sefer Raziel</i> (which means "Book of Raziel") is a Jewish text that claims …

Creation of the Universe as Described in the Qur'an

The descriptions of creation in the Qur'an are not intended as dry historical accounts but rather to engage the reader in contemplating the lessons …

God

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

40 Best 'Game of Thrones' Characters – Ranked and Updated

From Arya to Yara, the Night King to the Mother of Dragons, we count down the 'Game's best and worst players<p>NOW PLAYING<p>40 Best 'Game of Thrones' …

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Premiere Recap: Shall We Begin?

Here’s what happened at the start of the penultimate season of the biggest show on TV<p><i>(WARNING: This post is 100-percent spoilers.)</i><p>Here we are. After …

TV Series

President Trump’s Mideast Contradictions

Given President Trump’s appetite for spectacle, Saudi Arabia could not have been a more fitting opening for his first overseas trip. The palaces, the fancy robes of King Salman and his court, the sword dance, even the creepy glowing orb used to inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s new counterterrorism center, …

Middle East

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with …

TED Talks

NASA Has Recorded The First Sounds of The Eerie Void Inside Saturn's Rings

Hold me.<p>If you happen to have an irrational fear of one day getting sucked out into space to die a lonely, silent death in the sad, black void of the …

Astronomy

How to Disappear

<i>Alex Difrancesco | Longreads | April 2017 | 8 minutes (2,070 words)</i><p>Last year in New York City, a 19-year-old engineering student named Nayla Kidd …

Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

Physics

Tribeca Loft Modern Home in New York, New York by Andrew Franz… on Dwell

Franz

Watch: These are the reasons all animals don't have identical lifespans (and turtles outlive us)

An Icelandic clam is just hitting the prime of life.<p>Everyone knows that the tortoise can live for more than 100 years. Maybe fewer people know that …

Biology

Woodshed Guest House

From the salvaged Douglas fir cladding to the gabled roofline, the Woodshed Guest House is greatly influenced by local architecture found throughout …

Design

Milan Design Week in Pictures

8 killer Typography Tips To Maximize Your Design Skills

Come the time when typography has become the lifeblood of your brand image. The advanced web designing junkies swear by good typography because it …

Living Among the Ruins In Aleppo, A Man Keeps Playing His Songs

There is a photograph that's been seen around the world this week. It seems to hold both civilization and destruction in the same frame.<p>The photo shows a white-haired man sitting on a bed in the midst of rubble. He sits in front of broad windows, which have been shattered; and gauzy white curtains, …

Middle East

Incredible Bosjes Canopy Chapel In South Africa

This Chapel does not fit at all to the classic idea of traditional places of worship. This building located in the Bosjes farm in the Wintzenberg …

South Africa

Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem is 'red line,' Jordan warns

Jordan's government spokesman warned on Thursday of "catastrophic" repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem.<p>Such a move could affect relations between the U.S. and regional allies, including Jordan, …

Israel

Bird Photography Technology Makes Great Images Possible

Lisa is not a professional photographer. She started taking photos and learned about photography because she started watching birds and wanted a way …

Five of the best board game conversions for your new iPad or iPhone

A niche category of the expanding game market on iOS are board game translations. AppleInsider goes beyond Monopoly and Scrabble and looks into five …

Board Games

Ethos Typefaces

Every Friday we post some awesome free fonts on our Friday Free Fonts, but what if we can get a new serif font on a Tuesday? For today's post I want …

Typography

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mom Turns Her 3-Year-Old's Drawings into Incredible Art

Many parents hope their kids develop an interest in areas like debate, science or software design. But Canada-based painter Ruth Oosterman wanted her daughter Eve to love art as much as she did -- so much so that she made her own creative process a very familiar part of 3-year-old Eve’s life.<p>“When …

HCI

We're obsessed with this artist's dreamy illustrations of animal best friends

The word <i>comfort</i> can mean many different things to many different people. This arrangement of seven letters can manifest itself in the form of a …