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The tree of life: with Darwin from Genesis to genomics

A new “tree of life” has prompted a re-evaluation of our place in evolution. But why are these diagrams named after the tree in the biblical Garden of Eden?<p>Last week a team of scientists published a new “tree of life” in the journal Nature Microbiology. The evolutionary diagram, representing the …

Biology

4 gadgets to spice up your epic house party

Invites sent to everyone who’s ever known you: check. Dungeons and drag queen theme: check. Glowing aurora jungle juice: check.<p>What else is missing to throw that epic party of yours? Technology! It never hurts to throw some of the cool gadgets in there to make your event merrier.<p>Check these gadgets …

Ten of the greatest Super Bowl car commercials of all time

With an average of over 100 million viewers each year, the Super Bowl always has advertisers bringing out the big guns. And for those among us who don't know the difference between a safety and a touchback, those commercials can be one of the most compelling aspects of the annual ritual.<p>Car …

Check Out This Surprisingly Powerful Computer That Costs Less Than $10

At just $9, every kid could have one.<p>It’s taken for granted that everyone has a computer. But it’s not true. Computers may be all but essential to …

Raspberry Pi

Take a Video Crash Course in Beginner Electronics

In 2008 and 2009, <i>Make:</i> produced a wonderful series of videos, called <i>MAKE Presents</i>, done by the inimitable Collin Cunningham. The idea was to create a series of highly entertaining, user-friendly, and informative videos that would explain the rudiments of electronics — the basic components, tools, …

Arduino

Fun with Magnetic Cars and Trains

Here are some great projects for a rainy or snowy winter’s day inside with the family. Getting kids to understand the science behind magnetism and how magnets can be employed to create motors can easily be demonstrated with these simple projects.<p>The first project, by Instructable member KJMagnetics …

Magnetism

The Secret to De-Fogging Your Windshield Revealed...By NASA

Science does it again.<p>Winter is here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're harried and already late for …

High-speed Rail

Review: Swipe Dial Is the Fastest Way to Place a Call

Speed dialing is important if you call a large number of people on your contacts list regularly. It may be family, friends, or business contacts, but you want to be able to contact them quickly and without having to search for their number.<p><b>Swipe Dial (free)</b> is the speed-dial widget that gives you …

Apps

Meet Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 desktop PC as small as a smartphone

Desktop PCs aren’t exactly en vogue right now. In fact, PC sales are still in decline across the board and Windows 10 hasn’t been the sales boost …

Windows 10

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

The lawn goodbye: Why it's time to consider alternatives to those labour-intensive patches

Lawns are highly political things.<p>The green expanses first emerged in the 16th and 17th centuries as a place where wealthy European aristocrats could graze their sheep and show off the hired help. Since then, they have come to represent inequality, environmental degradation and conformity (not to …

5 best gadgets I've purchased recently | ZDNet

Surface 3 with Type Cover<p>The best purchase I’ve made is the most recent. The Surface 3 and Type Cover are fantastic gadgets, and I count them as one …

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

Lyft and Starbucks deal adds coffee tipping, rewards

While Uber has been busy striking up different partnerships with cities and others, Lyft has apparently been courting Starbucks, as today the two …

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

Parenting

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

Laugh it up with Audi's "Fifty Shades" elevator spoof

SNL's Vanessa Bayer gets insatiable, hilarious reactions ensue.<p>Why has Audi produced a comedy tie-in video for <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>?<p>Because, as approximately eleventy-four trillion beach readers will inform you, Audis feature prominently in the E.L. James sex trilogy, and so it shall be in the …

Onyx Boox M96C - 9.7" E-ink Screen, Capacitive Touchscreen, Android 4.0 | The Digital Reader

Shares 39<p>Onyx released a new version of its 9.7" ereader today, and they finally fixed the screen.<p>When the Boox M96 shipped last July it was equipped …

10 kits for teaching yourself about computers

Discover Electronics Kit<p>If you're looking for hands-ons ways to learn more about building computers, or wanting a refresher, here are 10 kits to get …

Secret Mail shortcuts: Twelve gestures to speed up your iPhone email!

Mail is both simple and accessible to first time iOS users and powerful enough for pros. If you play around with it for a while, you'll discover a …

Microsoft Surface Hub

We know: Microsoft's Surface brand doesn't have the best reputation. Fortunately for them (and you), the Microsoft Surface Hub is far from another …

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

Ad campaign filmed entirely on the iPhone 6 Plus

From the press release for luxury skincare brand Erno Laszlo:<p>“iPhone 6 Plus was instrumental in helping us achieve our creative vision for this …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About How Tires Work

<i>(Credit: All Illustrations by Bryan Blades and Hal Mayforth)</i><p>Don't ever think of a tire as a homogeneous glob of molded rubber, because nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, a tire is more properly recognized as a high-performance composite of some 60 different materials. It is quite …

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

25 years of web design, summarized in nine unforgettable GIFs.<p>Froont, a San Francisco company that makes tools for web designers, has created nine GIFs that show just how far web design has come in the past 25 years. If you’ve ever wondered why CSS is important, or why Flash died out, these GIFs …