Everybody knows that old Aesop's Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, but it seems like everybody always forget to follow its advice. Here's an inspiring video that reminds us to take things slow and steady as opposed to rushing into things. The video works not only because of the message but because of the visuals too.
This is a rant. It's a rant because, sometimes, you've heard something just one too many times. And sometimes, things link together in my head. I had a conversation with a friend the other day. He was shaking his head over a girl he was seeing. She called herself a fantasy fan...but she had never read Joseph Campbell!…
Inspiration is fickle and difficult. We all strive for those bright "Aha!" moments, whether we work in a creative or logical field. While it's not a process you can control entirely, there are ways to enable and encourage your brain to have more of those epiphanies when you understand how they work.
Kyle Allums has been a fighter for most of his life. Fighting to excel at the sport he loved and fighting to find acceptance for who he is. Growing up transgendered led him into a suicidal depression, but basketball was his salvation. This is his incredible story.
When finding a steady source of potable water is challenge enough in the developing world who has the time—or water—to take a shower? One South African student may have the answer with a unique, water-less shower gel—that he invented on his dumb phone.
Technology makes life so easy, and advances at such a breakneck clip, that sometimes we forget that all the tech in the world still can't change the way some people experience the world. David Peter explains how the world works for the deaf.
Our Ghost in the Shell dystopian future will be here sooner than you think. A new study published in Nature today demonstrates, for the first time that robotic limbs can successfully be controlled with just the power of the user's mind.
After 16 days of an agonizingly slow process, a paralyzed woman has become the first person to complete a marathon in a bionic suit. Talk about an inspiration.
Philippe Croizon lost his arms and legs in a terrible accident 18 years ago. Since then, he has trained to become a world class athlete. This summer, the Frenchman is going to swim between every continent in the world.
When Ray Fearing received a kidney from his sister, Cera, after a long battle with a disease which forms scar tissue on the kidney, he was extremely relieved. Sadly, his condition worsened and the doctors had no choice but to remove the kidney—but it went on to find itself inside a third patient.
As any Border Collie owner (*raises hand*) can tell you, to describe them as "high energy" is modest at best. Bred as herding dogs, they required near constant activity and attention because if they aren't "working," they aren't happy.Roosevelt taking a hike Roosevelt in his harness Roosevelt sans his harness.
This is Annie Clark. She's only seven, and sadly she was born without hands. But that doesn't seem to pose much of a problem for her, because she's just won a national penmanship award. A handwriting award. Without hands.
Roger Ebert remains one of the most influential voices in film, but when a failed surgery related to thyroid cancer left him without the ability to eat, drink, or speak, he had to reinvent the way he communicated with the world.
I don't care who you are: growing up is hard. Particularly if you're growing up gay or transgendered in an unsupportive environment. But what all of these people—the Apple Employees in this video, the Google employees before them, and countless others—say is true: it gets better. It really, truly does. [AppleEmployees]
A Youtube user thinks NASA is "the most fascinating, adventurous, epic institution ever devised by human beings". We agree. That same guy thinks NASA has no idea how to promote itself. So he made this commercial for them. It's beautiful.
Being a kid can be tough. It can be especially tough for gay and transgender kids. But take it from these Google employees: It gets better. Here they share their inspiring stories about life after adolescence. [It Gets Better]
Gabriel Nderitu is not an aerospace engineer He's an IT professional and self-proclaimed innovator, who built his own airplane from scratch. If the plane flies, he'll be the first in his country to successfully build one.
Here's a sampling of the most fascinating of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks, culled from 7000 pages of original sketches and text, by H. Anna Suh. She'll be answering reader questions in the comments for the next hour. UPDATED.
Let's take a five minute break from Food Week to watch this compilation of some incredible moments in the history of visual effects, from silent films to recent blockbusters. Oh, and pay attention to the background track. The tune's nice.