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Pax rolls out 2 new sleek app-connected weed vaporizers

Pax Labs is the Apple of cannabis vaporizers, and it released two new vapes just in time for the upcoming holidays.<p>Since multiple states in the …

'This Record Belongs To ...' introduces kids to the joys of music on vinyl, complete with turntable

About five years ago the DJ, record producer and music supervisor Zach Cowie decided to commemorate his friends' newborn with a melodic greeting.<p>"I don't even know what got into me, but I thought it would be fun to make a little mix tape as my way of saying hello to their kid," says Cowie, sitting …

Carole King

Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Coffee lovers may have noticed a new offering in their local cafés. Cascara is a tea-like drink with a fine, fruity flavor and plenty of caffeine, and it's popping up everywhere. For this new addition to chalkboards nationwide, credit Aida Batlle.<p>Batlle is a fifth-generation coffee grower in El …

Coffee

Science Guy Bill Nye’s radically simple blueprint for ending climate change

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” instilled an early appreciation for science in young Americans who grew up watching his TV show in the ’90s. And now, he’s using his voice to spark a national conversation about climate change.<p>The head of The Planetary Society and former Boeing engineer released a new …

Climate

This minor league baseball game got postponed because of a circus tent

Baseball games get postponed all the time. There's nothing weird about having to move a game to another day due to rain, or lightning, or other …

Baseball

B.B. King through the years: A life in pictures

1 of 10<p>Portrait, circa 1948, of future blues legend as a young man in Memphis<p>More...<p>2 of 10<p>King in the recording studio with his ''Lucille'' model …

Guitar

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' Played in Reverse

There's song covers and then there's YouTube star Rob Scallon covering Metallica's "Enter Sandman," <i>in reverse</i>. Perhaps this should be called, "Exit …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

This Lucky Charms Cocktail Beats the Hell Out of Green Beer

Just in time for the annual drunkfest known as St. Patrick's Day, a Dallas cocktail bar has infused a little luck o' the Irish into a cocktail. Capitalizing on the cereal milk trend started by Momofuku Milk Bar, Parliament is serving <b>Lucky Charms Cereal Milk Punch.</b> Made with Jameson, housemade …

KFC Introduces Edible Cookie Coffee Cups in the UK

Today, KFC unveiled a completely novel concept that could impact coffee consumers and chicken bucket enthusiasts everywhere: Edible coffee cups. <i>Metro UK</i> released the news this morning, noting that the cups — which are called Scoffee cups — are made out of cookies shaped like cups that have been …

Behold, the NFC-enabled smart whisky bottle

Image copyright Thinfilm.Sure, drinking too much Scotch can dull your wits, but if you can’t tolerate dumbness from the bottle itself, then here’s …

Internet of Things

The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

<b>(CNN) —</b> How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?<p>Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its …

Biotechnology

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Physics

Bob Dylan’s Whole Life in 30 Minutes

In a rambling, comprehensive and surprisingly biting speech, Bob Dylan gave a half-hour speech of a lifetime on Friday. Here’s what he had to …

In Alaska, Wood Frogs Can Freeze Solid for Several Months, Thaw, and Return to Life

(Photo: Michael Zahniser)<p>The wood frog (<i>Lithobates sylvaticus</i>) is a resilient creature. You can find it as far south as Alabama and as far north as …

How to Save Money When You Don't DIY

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The Internet is overflowing with ideas (many good ones!) for crafting, painting and DIYing your way to a beautiful home on a budget. But what if you don’t want to DIY? Here are 10 smart ways to save money while decorating your home — with nary a staple gun or stencil …

Home Decorating

A PSA On How Not To Fly Drones

Lessons from the guy who crashed a drone on live TV<p>Yep, that's me crashing a quadcoptor on live national television last week. Hovering one moment, careening into an innocent cameraman the next.<p>At <i>Popular Science</i> we talk, read, and write a lot about drones. We put them on our magazine covers and a …

The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

More than 600,000 homes in the U.S. have solar panels today — up dramatically from just a few years ago, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Leasing programs that require little or no money up-front have played a key role in that growth.<p>But here's a question for homeowners: Is it …

Solar Power

How To Season, Clean And Care For A Cast Iron Skillet Like A Pro

In today's world of fast-paced living and uber convenience, cooking with a cast iron skillet seems like an antiquated notion. We have nonstick pans we can throw in the dishwasher, so why would we ever bother with a skillet that can't be washed with soap and has to be dried over heat immediately …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Dark Energy

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

Dessert

Smart body panels will let you know when someone dents your car

Ever come back to your car to find that someone dinged it while you were away? You might have a better chance at catching the culprit in the future. Germany's Hella is developing a smart body panel that uses a grid of foil-like pressure-sensitive electronic sensors (plus special algorithms) to …

This Land is Your Land » Zinn Education Project

Lyrics by Woody Guthrie. Click on image for YouTube of Guthrie performing the song.<p>“This Land Is Your Land” is one of the United States’ most famous …

Library of Congress

Exclusive First Look: Hands On With the Fast, Powerful Raspberry Pi 2

Today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the Raspberry Pi 2, Model B. <i>Make:</i> has been able to play with the tiny new computer for a week and let us tell you, the new Pi is fast, really fast.<p>How fast? We set it up and concurrently sliced an STL, browsed the internet, ran the photo editing software …

Microsoft to support Raspberry Pi 2 with a free version of Windows 10

A full Windows PC for just $35?<p>Microsoft is throwing its weight behind the newly announced Raspberry Pi 2 today. The Raspberry Pi Foundation's low-cost computer was an instant hit when it first debuted in 2012, and the new Raspberry Pi 2 now includes a more powerful processor and twice as much RAM. …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Mind