B Kerr

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The Great Sleeping Bear Is The Most Awesome Sleeping Bag Ever

You will finally have the opportunity to sleep inside a bear with more than one person. Really, we don’t want to explain that statement any further, …

The Week In Drones: A War In Yemen, Farming At Night, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>A Bombing Campaign In Yemen</b><p>Last weekend, the United States launched a series of drone strikes in Yemen, killing at …

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Top Taliban Commander Resigns, Revealing Major Rift in the Leadership

A major split in the Taliban leadership has emerged that could have far-reaching implications for the war, for the progress of the American …

On Transhumanism and Why Technology Is Our Silicon Nervous System

<i>Transcendence,</i> starring Johnny Depp, is the latest in a series of Hollywood films with what you might call a <i>transhumanist</i> flair. Other recent movies …

Germany’s Wine Revolution Is Just Getting Started

The world’s most ethereal wines are produced in a small region in northwestern Germany, where the Mosel River flows northward in tight hairpin curves …

Popes, Saints, Miracles, Weird Relics and Odd Omens Converge on Rome

VATICAN CITY — This Sunday, Rome, a city of nearly 3 million mostly sane people, will tilt into complete chaos as two dead popes are elevated to …

These Videos of Paris in Motion are Mesmerizing

In 2012, web developer and photographer Mayeul Akpovi launched <i>Paris in Motion</i>, a series of stop-motion hyperlapse videos that take the viewer on a …

12 Things You Didn't Know Were Named After People

1. Mesmerize<p>Franz Mesmer wasn't a cheap vaudeville hypnotist. He was a doctor in the 18th century. And … he was sort of a quack. But just about …

5 Reasons Teenagers Act the Way They Do

<i>For everyone who is or was a teen, here are some scientific explanations for why they behave that way.</i><p>1. Risk Taking<p>All teenagers take stupid risks …

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

DNA Particles Could Prevent Olive Oil Counterfeiting

They are also apparently safe to eat.<p>Is your olive oil really 100% olive oil? The question is more important than it probably seems. In recent years, counterfeit oils have become big business; One European Union anti-fraud trafficker said that the profits from counterfeit olive oil are “comparable …

Watch NASA's Morpheus take to the air - then make a smooth landing

NASA's Morpheus lander has gone a long way since it crashed and burned in 2012. The agency's vertical landing and takeoff test vehicle now has a number of successful flights under its belt, including one that's just concluded at the Kennedy Space Center. On this most recent flight, the lander …