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Our biology wants us untethered. So why does society place so much emphasis on monogamy?

Monogamy is a mystery. A Martian zoologist, visiting Earth and noting our basic biology — not to mention our frequent philandering — would conclude that monogamy is not "natural" to the human species. So why is it so widely promulgated, especially in the modern Western world?<p>Of course, just because …

Build a See-Through Cyclone Dust Separator for Your Shop Vac

Capture the mess before it’s made, with a DIY dust collection system<p>Here’s a rewarding weekend project that turns an ordinary shop vacuum into a capable mini dust collector. It creates a swirling vortex of airflow to spin out all the big chips and sawdust particles, so that only the finest of fines …

How to Build a Cheap Wi-Fi Controlled Water Valve

One day a co-worker of mine asked me if I knew of a way to control an irrigation system from a smartphone or computer. We did some research and quickly found that it was very expensive to purchase a system with this capability, so we wondered if we could build it. This happened to be right around …

Best Raspberry Pi, Arduino DIY Projects For Your Holiday Downtime

Looking for an escape from egg nog this holiday season? Here are 10 tech projects based on either Raspberry Pi or Arduino to keep you busy, happy, …

Raspberry Pi

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Wi-Fi

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Wi-Fi

America's Horrifying Mass-Incarceration System, In 1 Chart

The nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative released a graphic on Tuesday showing just how many people are currently locked up in the U.S., as well as where they're being held. The short version: It's a <i>lot</i>.<p>Drawing on a wealth of federal data, the chart illustrates a criminal justice system that now …

Criminal Sentencing

Why Republicans Are Bad for Business

Republican politicians bill themselves as pro-business, pro-growth, and pro-opportunity. Yet the financial facts say otherwise. Republican administrations bring hard times, for rich and poor alike. Why are their results so different from their aims? Perhaps Democrats are better at motivating …

Stock Markets

The Best 20 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People (photo & video)

The world is becoming more centralized, increasingly focused on economies of scale and transferring wealth to a tiny elite at the top of the …

Google’s been quietly recording your voice; here’s how to listen to—and delete—the archive

Google searches are like a stream of consciousness. We plug every idle curiosity, every thought, and every question into the search engine. Google has always kept careful record of these searches, which helps sell ads. But Google also keeps an audio log of the questions you ask its voice search …

Google Chrome

8 Things Your Homeowners' Insurance Won't Cover

Even a fully-loaded policy has some gaps.<p>If you snooze soundly at night knowing your beloved house is 110% covered by homeowners’ insurance, better …

San Francisco

Create A Free Project Management System From Scratch

<i>Nicholas is a marketer & web designer based in Boston, MA with a specialty in high growth B2B startups. He is currently the Director of Marketing for Jebbit.</i><p>For marketers who wear multiple hats, keeping project information streamlined can become an overwhelming task. Managing content, sales …

Project Management

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are closer than ever to catastrophe

Important changes have been made since 2010, but the oil and gas industry has not learned from the historic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico<p>In the five years since the Deepwater Horizon accident, the oil and gas industry has not retreated to safety. Instead, it has expanded its technological horizon …

Oil & Gas Industry