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How to Sleep in Your Truck

As I’ve <i>thoroughly</i> established in the past, I am an avowed enemy of sleeping in or on a vehicle while camping. Doing so compromises important things on your truck, such as safety, fuel economy, and handling, while failing to deliver superior camping comfort. But there are times when that compromise …

Caffeine fix - Barista Harley Davidson Sportster

Motorcycles and coffee are two items that appear on my list of things that I can’t live without, which is rather fortunate. Through my observations, …

Top 100 in Physics

Scientific Reports | Article |<p>open<p>Shuping Wang<br>• , Jiancheng Tao<br>• & Xiaojun Qiu<p>Scientific Reports | Article |<p>open<p>Nabil Mohammad<br>• , Monjurul Meem<br>• , Xiaowen …

From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets

Silicon Valley is no stranger to cannabis culture, so it's no surprise that tech companies are driving innovation in the pot world. And guess what? …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Sci-Fi Short Film Explores What Happens When You Travel at Light Speed

Adam Stern and Artifex Studios present a new short film detailing the incredible story of astronaut Ethan Kane, the first person attempting to travel …

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

The Silver Bullet Mk2

The <i>Silver Bullet</i> built one year ago by <i>Pepo Rosell</i> for the Spanish magazine "<i>Revival of the Machine</i>" is now at its stage 2 and it's even more …

Motorcycles

Mountain Bike the Kokopelli Trail Through Colorado and Utah

This backcountry route connects some of the best biking meccas in the U.S.<p>Moab, Utah, and Fruita, Colorado, are some of the West’s great mountain bike meccas, so it’s no surprise that the backcountry route that connects them—the Kokopelli Trail—is a stunner, too.<p>"It’s one of those epic historical …

40 Ultimate Backpacking Hacks To Make Your Next Journey Comfortable

“If travelling were free, you would probably never see me,” this has been one of the favourite sayings of people who have been bitten by the bug of …

The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Now You Can Download 2,500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’s expansive digitization efforts makes more art available to a larger public.<p>The digital revolutionhas long been in the works, and now, count The Library of Congress as one of the standard-bearers of making old, new. The Library's comprehensive digitization project, makes …

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens Awarded Highest Score Ever by DxOMark

Sigma is still on a roll when it comes to its high-end Art lenses, and the latest accolade is impressive: DxOMark just awarded the new Sigma 85mm …

Wellcome book prize reveals longlist for 2017 award

Val McDermid, chair of this year’s judges, hails a selection that crosses divide between arts and sciences<p>Crime writer Val McDermid, who is chairing the judges for this year’s Wellcome book prize, has criticised the divide between arts and sciences in the UK’s education system, speaking out as the …

31 books you should add to your holiday reading list

Hello viewers and book lovers — you know who you are — and welcome to our holiday book picks. We asked members of our staff to recommend books that …

Books

5 Professional Photographers, 5 Different Camera Systems

A pro-level camera system won’t make a great photographer. It can’t create composition or find the right light. It doesn’t get you “the eye.” But in …

35 Tech Gifts Everyone Will Be Asking for This Holiday Season

Tech the halls this holiday season with these cutting-edge gadgets.<p>2016 was a BIG year for tech! Google launched their new AI-powered Home speaker, Apple released their updated Series 2 smartwatch, Microsoft's new Surface Book has conquered the 2-in-1 notebook scene, and the kid-friendly Anki Cozmo …

45 Proven Insect Repelling Plants With Insane Benefits

Bad bugs can be annoying and sometimes utterly disgusting. However, insect repelling plants can save you a lot of trouble having to use harsh …

Top 10 New Tech Inventions that Will Blow YOUR Mind

HUB: The first Hi-Fi<p>Here we make a list of Top 10 new amazing tech inventions that will blow your mind. In this post you found some amazing gadgets …

10 New Tech Inventions You Didn't Know Existed

Cicret Bracelet<p>Check out these top 10 new amazing inventions, you didn’t know existed in technology World. Here we make a list of best new tech …

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

Books

Margot Robbie blows minds on 'SNL' as a sexy librarian gone very wrong

Ohhhhhhhhhh....... no?<p>Margot Robbie upended the "sexy librarian" archetype on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> this week with a performance that would have been …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

A dying cell's last act | Cosmos

<b>When immune cells get sick</b>, they will often self-destruct to protect the rest of the body from harm. New research suggests that before pulling the …

La Trobe University

How Much Does Everyone Working on a Blockbuster Movie Get Paid?

You made it! You’re in a movie! You’re a superstar! Not quite. Vanity Fair made this clever credits sequence showing how much people working on a …

How Olympic swimmers can keep eating such insane quantities of food

This is what the breakfast of US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte looks like: Five to six eggs with spinach, tomatoes, and ham. Hash browns, pancakes, oatmeal, fruit. And a French vanilla coffee (with one sugar and cold milk, please).<p>That’s just on a normal training day.<p>The amount that Olympic swimmers …

Swimming

Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps

The folks at <i>National Geographic</i> just did a solid favor for all the adventurous outdoor photographers out there. They put every US Geological Survey …

The Surprising Benefits of Training in the Heat

One of the highest sweat rates ever recorded was that of marathon runner Alberto Salazar at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. In the months leading up to the games, which were expected to be oppressively hot, the marathoner was put through a regimen of temperature acclimation training with the goal …

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Computer Hardware