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Why Tiny Microbes Mean Big Things for Farming

The soil-dwelling bacteria that we walk on every day are working their way into technologies that could help feed the world.<p>On a frigid day last February, Maren Friesen drove eight hours across snow-covered plains to Centralia, Pennsylvania. A fire ignited a seam of coal below the town in 1962, and …

Day and night exactly equal at equinoxes?

On the day of an equinox, the center of the sun would set about 12 hours after rising – given a level horizon, as at sea, and no atmospheric …

Astronomy

Jesse Livermore's 21 Trading Rules

Back in the early part of the 20th century, Livermore made and lost millions shorting the market.<p>"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre, a fictionalized account of Livermore's path from small-time bucketeer to big-time stock trader, is one of the most widely-read and revered books on …

The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. Watching one, two, even <i>three</i> more episodes of "Orange Is The New Black" before finally shutting down Netflix and calling it a night.<p>We all …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Space Exploration Can Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution

Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science

From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013.<p>Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines. And scientific expertise figured in disarmament debates in Syria and in Iran's …

Kids Closets Used as Reading Nooks

All a little reader really needs is a book, but a soft place to curl up, a light and maybe even a bit of privacy doesn't hurt. I love the trend of …

24 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas That Will Charm Your Guests

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and we’re all grateful and happy that another year has passed and has brought us all sorts of great …

Spruce Up Your Decor With Floor Vases – 10 Beautiful Ideas

Vases are amongst the most popular and beautiful accessories you can use in interior décor. But they are of several types. Today we’re not going to …

Living Rooms

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24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Interior Design

August 2013

Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

The Moon And NASA Now Communicate Via Lasers

Our favorite space agency has just set a new communication speed record. With lasers!<p>In January, we wrote about an impressive feat—when NASA sent the Mona Lisa to the moon using lasers. In the accompanying video, NASA noted that they've been using lasers to track satellites, and in the future, …

Healing Damaged Hearts With Stem Cell Implants Gets New Technique

We’re much better at saving the lives of those who suffer a heart attack these days. Sadly, many people survive a heart attack only to later succumb …

Electric Brain Stimulation Helps Rats With Spinal Cord Injuries Walk

The discovery could hold promise for paralyzed patients.<p>Stimulating a set of neurons deep in the brain has allowed rats with severe spinal cord injuries to walk almost normally again, a group of Swiss researchers reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i> this week. The rats were not completely …

Biologists Discover Tiny Neural Computers in the Brain

Neuroscientists have learned that dendrites do more than just provide passive wiring in the brain. These nerve cell connectors also process …

Neuroscience

Scientists Can Now Genetically Modify Facial Features

This image is a CT scan of a mouse's face — but not just any mouse. Scientists at Berkeley have identified thousands of small DNA regions responsible …

Scrooge McDucks And Uncle Sam's Trillion-Dollar Stock Buybacks

Share repurchase programs are all the rage these days, but according to PIMCO bond guru Bill Gross the biggest one of all is coming from the U.S. economy at large, funded by the coffers of the Federal Reserve.<p>Let’s back up a second. In the last few weeks Exxon Mobil said it expects to buy back $3 …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

Your brain would be less brainy without these proteins

When the brain is forming, neural stem and progenitor cells differentiate into neurons and related cells called glia. A new study has identified …

Neuroscience

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

The Most Complete Guide To Beer Ever [Infographic]

It's... it's beautiful.<p>The artists at Pop Chart Lab, who've created gorgeous visualizations of everything from classic Nintendo games to bicycles, are tackling beer. A lot of beer.<p>Pop Chart has already released two beer posters, but since you can never, ever have a problem because of too much beer, …

Alcohol

STACT Wine Wall

If you’re looking for a stylish and simple way to store and display your wine collection, <i>Stact</i> is the best option. It’s an elegant, modular wall …

Black Tattoo Art 2

In 2009 tattoo expert and enthusiast Marisa Kakoulas released "Black Tattoo Art: Modern Expressions of the Tribal," an extensive catalog of traditionally inspired and executed tattoos that has become known to many as the "Bible of Blackwork Tattoos." To expand on the subject, Kakoulas recently …

Three-Dimensional Trees Formed with Layers of Painted Glass

Using delicate materials like layers of glass or paper, artist Ardan zmenoglu redefines everyday objects in her visually complex sculptures. In these tree sculptures, the Turkish artist breaks the object down into rows of hand-painted glass. A single sheet appears to be completely abstract, …