Amanda Pickell

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17 Savory Apple Dishes Ripe for the Pickin’

Apples sweeten our lives, whether as a standalone snack or part of a classic dessert. But it’s time to live a little. By paring them with ooey-gooey cheese, pork or even fall vegetables, we have 17 nifty new reasons to eat an apple a day. These 17 sweet + savory selections are just what the doctor …

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

This Solar-Powered Electric Bike May Be Even Greener Than A Regular Bicycle

The design isn’t the first to build solar power into an electric bike, but it uses unique technology that makes it possible to charge the bike even …

Clean Energy

15 best Android tablet games

Tablets seem almost tailor made to play Android games. Their larger screen sizes allow you to enjoy the graphics more. It also lets developers spread out the controls for an easier, better feel. Android tablets aren’t the most popular devices in the world. Many developers are making games that play …

Biohackers Want to Make Your Life Better

Sponsored by Dave Asprey and his media and performance-enhancement company, Bulletproof, the second annual Biohacking Conference last month attracted more than 500 registered attendees and numerous startups offering everything from intravenous vitamin cocktails and blue concoctions of ghee and MCT …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

This New Netflix Hack Lets You Get Even More Out Of Your Streaming

If you thought "Gilmore Girls" was the only thing awesome thing coming to Netflix this month, prepare to be left speechless.<p>Lifehacker has just unveiled a new add-on for Chrome that lets you to take your streaming to the next level. Flix Plus lets users customize their Netflix experience, providing …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

How To Raise Your Own Edible Crickets

Plus a recipe for turning them into a tasty treat<p>In April, Big Cricket Farms became the first U.S. company to raise insects for human consumption. It’s no surprise crickets are leaping onto our plates—they require less space and fewer resources than cows or chickens, and they’re packed with protein …

Gardening

Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

Each individual Kilobot doesn't look like much: just a few centimetres in diameter, on three almost comical matchstick-like legs. Powered only by a pair of coin batteries, they move by vibrating, shuffling forward on those funny sticks.<p>The impressive part is what they can do together. In a swarm …

The Ultimate Banksy Gallery (127 photos)

Banksy is one of the today’s most prolific artists yet his identity remains unknown. Best known for his satirical street art, the artist debuted his …

How to pay less for everything

Over the past few years, in the interest of saving money I’ve cut the cord with cable, nabbed an amazing deal on a top-of-the-line refurbished …

Kindle Fire

These are the Coolest Rolling Pins Ever

Polish designer Zuzia Kozerska created an awesome series of laser-engraved rolling pins with a variety of designs and patterns. The rolling pins are …

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When Plants Get Metal: Part 2

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>A little while ago, I introduced the concepts of phytoremediation and phytomining, two of the ways that special hyperaccumulator plants can be used to clean the environment, and maybe make a little …

Study Skills

NASA's futuristic spacesuits made for Mars walkers

NASA is thinking hard about what the first boots to set foot on Mars will look like.<p>Getting astronauts to the Red Planet is the chief long-term goal of the agency's human spaceflight program, so NASA is developing many technologies to help make that happen. For instance, there's the Space Launch …

Cosmic Test For Quantum Physics' Last Major Loophole

What does light from the most distant objects in the universe and quantum mechanics have in common?<p>More than most would imagine — potentially including answers to whether quantum encryption technology is hackable to whether physics on the smallest scales allows for complete philosophical “free …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

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 Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

US government called to account after agency kills 4 million animals in 2013

For years, the massive toll of wild animals exterminated by the US federal government as a service to everything from airports to ranches has bounced up and down like a yo-yo.<p>Near the turn of the century, the number of kills reached 4 million. Two years later, in 2001, it fell to about 1.5 million …