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The Map Of Mathematics

Posted: 14 Feb 2020 01:43 PM PST

An interactive map of mathematics as it stands today, mathematics as it is practiced by mathematicians. From simple starting points — Numbers, Shapes, Change — the map branches out into interwoven tendrils of thought.

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Waiter Is Very Mystified By A Mysterious Tip That Appeared In His Back Pocket

Posted: 11 Feb 2020 09:41 AM PST

As tipping practices go, this is seriously quesitonable.

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17th-Century Plague Doctors Were The Stuff Of Nightmares

Posted: 12 Feb 2020 10:53 AM PST

No one was safe and since the germ theory of disease wouldn't reinvent medicine for another 200 years, the Italians figured desperate times called for desperate measures, and so they sent their physicians out in the most bonkers costume imaginable.

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Watch This Airplane Make An Almost Sideways Landing In Stormy Conditions

Posted: 16 Feb 2020 07:10 AM PST

An airliner taxying into London's Heathrow had to make an awkward, almost sideways, landing against heavy storm wind.

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Brain Wave

Posted: 10 Feb 2020 10:43 AM PST

Binaural beats and the poetics of brainhacking.

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How America Became 'A City Upon A Hill': The Rise And Fall Of Perry Miller

Posted: 11 Feb 2020 01:40 PM PST

From 1931 to 1963, Perry Miller "presided over most literary and historical research into the early forms of American culture." He helped establish the study of what he called "American Civilization," contributing to the rise of a new discipline, American Studies.

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Inspired By 'The Dark Knight,' Man Turns Entire Ceiling Into Giant Light Panel

Posted: 10 Feb 2020 09:26 AM PST

Let there be light — lots and lots of it.

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What College Basketball's Talent Drain Might Mean For March Madness

Posted: 12 Feb 2020 08:00 AM PST

In a season already devoid of star power, injuries and defections have further weakened the talent pool, flattening the crop of contenders for the NCAA tournament championship.

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This Video Of Two Golden Retrievers Attempting To Carry A Massive Stick Across The Street Is The Sweetest Thing You'll See Today

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 02:10 PM PST

Willow and Preston run into some trouble with this giant stick.

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The Case Against Italicizing 'Foreign' Words

Posted: 12 Feb 2020 07:35 AM PST

Khairani Barokka explains why the practice of italicizing non-English words is a form of linguistic gatekeeping.

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How Three Senior Citizens Ended Up In A Love Triangle, And More Best Photography Of The Week

Posted: 14 Feb 2020 01:58 PM PST

The world's fanciest and weirdest hand dryers, life under London Heathrow's flight path and more best photos of the week.

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Perfect Your Parties With This Co-Op Card Game

Posted: 15 Nov 2019 01:12 PM PST

This game starts with three to six players getting stranded in a plane crash. Now, you all have to work together to survive. It only takes about 15 minutes to play a round, and it's suited for players ages 10 and up.

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Two Couples Shared What It Was Like Falling In Love At A Migrant Camp At The US-Mexico Border

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 02:48 PM PST

"He tells me we can't look back. 'We have to push forward together.'"

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'Every Single Person Is Losing Money': Shipt Is The Latest Gig Platform To Screw Its Workers

Posted: 12 Feb 2020 12:48 PM PST

Unlike many gig work platforms, Shipt was transparent about pay and afforded its personal shoppers the chance to earn respectable wages. That came to a crashing halt late last month.

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What Is The Most Dangerous Car On The Road?

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 12:22 PM PST

Brian McManus of Real Engineering crunches the numbers and figures out the most dangerous car on the road.

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Take A Tour Of The Apartment You Get For $950 In Tokyo

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 09:41 AM PST

People who live in New York City might feel a little jealous of what you get for $950 in Setagaya, Tokyo.

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Former 'Love Island' Host Caroline Flack Found Dead At 40

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 12:33 PM PST

"We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February," read a family statement

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Watch This Rusty Old Hammer Get Impeccably Restored To Look Like New

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 10:50 AM PST

A man takes an old and rusty broken hammer from his uncle and gives it an extraordinary restoration.

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The Original Renegade

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 09:53 AM PST

A 14-year-old in Atlanta created one of the biggest dances on the internet. But nobody really knows that.

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After Years Of Tasteful Reality Shows, Netflix Is Diving Into The Trash Heap

Posted: 12 Feb 2020 08:22 AM PST

From "Chef's Table" to "Dating Around," the streamer has historically devoted its ample resources to elevating a delightfully trashy genre — but that's starting to change.

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A Photo Series Shows A Deserted Shanghai Caused By Fears Of Coronavirus

Posted: 14 Feb 2020 08:14 AM PST

Shanghai-based American photographer nicoco captures the fear and isolation that the outbreak has caused, and how it has rendered China's largest metropolis a ghost city.

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Mom Wine, Wine Moms, And The Threat Of Parenting Under The Influence

Posted: 14 Feb 2020 07:51 AM PST

Does she deserve a drink? Absolutely. Time with friends? Of course. But a culture of consumption is hurting American mothers.

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How The Internet Killed The Meet-Cute

Posted: 14 Feb 2020 12:43 PM PST

Meet cutes are some of the most iconic scenes in romantic comedies, but now feel like a rarity in real life.

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Bloomberg's Billions: How The Candidate Built An Empire Of Influence

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 10:17 AM PST

Over the years, Mike Bloomberg has spent billions of dollars to advance philanthropic and political causes across the U.S. That spending has given him an unmatched network of influence and could give him a crucial advantage in his 2020 presidential run.

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How Reno Became 'The Divorce Capital Of The World'

Posted: 15 Feb 2020 10:25 AM PST

By the 1950s, a thriving economy had evolved for the sole purpose of meeting divorcee's needs while they waited for their divorce to become official.

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Comparing The Carbon Footprint Of Different Products, From Straws To Plastic Bags To Cars

Posted: 10 Feb 2020 03:02 PM PST

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, here's a video that can give you a better idea of how much carbon is produced from our everyday products.

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