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The Origins of the Shroud of Turin
Charles Freeman, surprised by the lack of research into one of the great unsolved mysteries, reveals for the first time his groundbreaking examination into the creation of the venerated object. Jump…
Length: 33 minutes (8270 words)
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@HistoryToday 6 months ago
35 SAVEs
The Golden Ratio: Design's Biggest Myth
In the world of art, architecture, and design, the golden ratio has earned a tremendous reputation. Greats like Le Corbusier and Salvador Dalí have used the number in their work. The Parthenon,…
Published: April 13, 2015
Length: 6 minutes (1669 words)
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@Hellicarusprime 1 week, 1 day ago
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How Marissa Mayer Mobilized Yahoo
"I joke that my son is about as old as my tenure here," says Marissa Mayer, the president and CEO of Yahoo. "He showed up when I was about eight weeks in. And I just have this vision that when he…
Published: April 14, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3951 words)
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@peterpasi 1 week ago
Tristan Walker: The Visible Man
Tristan Walker is in the house. He is posted up in the vestibule of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California, where the hottest venture-capital firm in Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, has…
Published: Nov. 11, 2014
Length: 31 minutes (7906 words)
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@waqasaday 5 months, 1 week ago
5 Reasons Not to Work Out
By Sonny Long We've all been there: standing at the treadmill, bench press, or stairs, deciding whether or not we should use them to hopefully shed a few pounds. And, if we did enough reps, we would…
Author: Four Corners
Published: April 10, 2015
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@fourcornerstuds 1 week, 3 days ago
How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys
Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with sunblock, huge bins of Lego bricks,…
Published: Jan. 8, 2015
Length: 21 minutes (5280 words)
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@bhatnaturally 3 months, 1 week ago
Stories of Punctuation and Typographic Marks: A Reading List
From the now-ubiquitous hashtag (or octothorpe, hash, pound, or whatever you like to call it) to the loved, hated, and misunderstood semicolon, punctuation marks not only help us shape our…
Published: March 11, 2015
Length: 1 minutes (496 words)
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@gkamadi 1 month, 1 week ago
Will Self On His Addiction To Vaping
One thing needs to be made clear at the outset and painfully so: I am a smoker. True, I no longer smoke tobacco in the traditional cylindrical delivery systems, but such is the duration, consistency,…
Author: Will Self
Length: 13 minutes (3314 words)
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@KarinSpaink 1 week ago
A Billion-Dollar Mirage
The International Banking Corporation, in Bahrain, generated billions of dollars while issuing a series of fake loans. Credit Illustration by Shout
Published: April 13, 2015
Length: 39 minutes (9954 words)
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@amspatel 2 weeks ago
The Stanley’s bio-pharma operation is just one example of the ways science and tech are transforming every aspect of the industry—from growing to harvesting to packaging to retailing to…
Author: Mat Honan
Length: 4 minutes (1178 words)
Submitted by:
@kitkatpecson 10 months ago
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