When you’re riding along on your bike or in a car, you sometimes see the word “ONLY” painted on the roadway just before an intersection. The white letters look normal from where you’re sitting. But if you were standing beside the “ONLY” instead of riding toward it, the letters would look stretched out. It’s only when you look at them at the proper angle that they don’t look distorted.
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Hot Dogs in a Hurry DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
EVERY YEAR IN NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE ENTER A CONTEST TO SEE HOW MANY HOT DOGS THEY CAN EAT IN 10 MINUTES.
The amazing thing about origami is the enormous number of different objects you can make by folding a square sheet of paper.
The Real-Life: BATMAN
HOW ONE PERSON SEES THROUGH SOUND
DO YOU HAVE ESP?
MAKE YOUR OWN ZENER CARD DECK AND FIND OUT!
SHOULD PEOPLE BECOME CYBORGS?
IN THE MARVEL COMICS AND MOVIES, billionaire Tony Stark dons a red and gold suit and becomes Iron Man.
E. PAUL ZEHR
BRAIN SCIENTIST, AUTHOR, SUPERHERO ENTHUSIAST
Life in the clear
THE SECRET TO BEING (ALMOST) INVISIBLE
Amazing Powers Of The Mind
What happens when scientists study psychic abilities?
A moth’s costume lets it hide in plain sight.
EU PROPOSES RULES FOR HIGH-RISK ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE USES
European Union officials unveiled proposals for reining in high-risk uses of artificial intelligence such as live facial scanning that could threaten people’s safety or rights.
Hands Off My Football Team!
The European Super League followed a model shaped in the U.S. Opposition from fans scuttled the idea
STARVING FOR MORE CHIPS IN A TECH-HUNGRY WORLD
As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology.
GROUPS: CENSUS PRIVACY TOOL COULD HURT VOTING RIGHTS GOALS
The findings reinforce concerns that differential privacy will lower the quality of the data used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts. They also suggest that the census figures won’t support efforts to protect the power of minority voters and comply with court rulings requiring districts to have equal population numbers.
Asian Americans Are Ready for a Hero
After going from “model minority” to invisible minority to hunted minority, the community needs a new generation of cultural and political leaders
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
The usurper has come
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Meditations on loneliness with a 50-year-old Elephas maximus.
Luxury Summer Hideaways and Boltholes in Europe
Venture out in Vienna, a city of opulence and grace.
COUNTRIES URGE DRUG COMPANIES TO SHARE VACCINE KNOW-HOW
In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. It is operating at just a quarter of its capacity.