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SCiO Pocket Molecular Sensor

My friends Constantine and Kristof always talk about making a Shazam app for plants. What flower is that? <i>Shazam for Plants it.</i> Can I eat that? <i>Shazam</i> …

Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle

Why does being eco-friendly and emission-free always seem to translate to pastels and girly colors? I don't think the Austrian Johammer J1 electric …

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

Yamaha's Exquisite Electric Motorcycles Will Soon Hit the Streets

Tesla Motors proved electric cars can be sexy, and Yamaha is out to show electric motorcycles can be, too.<p>We already knew that, of course, having …

The 7 Best New Anime Series You Need to Be Watching

The coming of spring means many things, as life springs anew, tulips bloom, and of course, a new season of anime shows hits the air in Japan. While …

4-Year-Old Boy Describes Heaven... Only Days Before Going There Himself. ✝

A urologist wasn't expecting his patient to refuse treatment. But the 80-year-old said she was already dead, beautifully explainin...<p>Las Vegas …

Las Vegas

Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel & The Roots Sing "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (w/ Classroom Instruments)

Jimmy Fallon

The Total-Body Workout You HAVE To Try

<b>The Workout</b><br>Do this routine two or three days a week on nonconsecutive days. For each superset—that is, a pair of back-to-back exercises—complete as many reps of the first move as you can (with perfect form) in 30 seconds, then immediately do the same for the second. Without resting, follow each …

Tyrese Gibson

YouTube Reveals Its Top 10 Videos of 2013

There are more than 6 billion hours of videos watched on YouTube each month so it’s certainly a barometer of what may be viral or popular in the mainstream. With that, the Google-owned video site is once again releasing its annual list of the top videos and channels of 2013.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

Why I hate being a black man

Every time I sit on a crowded street car, bus, or subway train in Toronto, I know I will have an empty seat next to me. It's like a broken record. Sometimes I don't mind having the extra space, but other times I feel awkward, uncomfortable, and annoyed.<p>I know I have good hygiene, I dress …

It’s Really Easy to Get Your Genetic Results. But Good Luck Making Sense of Them.

A ge­net­ic test a few years ago told Cath­er­ine Afar­i­an and her hus­band that their fu­ture child would have a 50 per­cent chance of …

Molecular Biology

Before & After Makeover: A Dark, Dated Kitchen Goes Light and Bright

Click for the after photos.<p>By painting the existing cabinetry, replacing the countertop, and swapping the ceiling fan for pendant lights, designer T. Keller Donovan transformed his Florida kitchen on a tight budget. Here, he shares his time and money-saving tips for getting a dream kitchen — …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

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Infamous 'Black Dahlia' Murder Case Has a New Suspect

The infamous Black Dahlia murder case -- the subject of James Ellroy's 1987 novel, which was adapted to film by Brian De Palma -- may have just been …

This Magical Desalinating Water Bottle Will Make The Ocean Drinkable

This bottle that separates drinking water from ocean water doesn’t exist yet–except in the renderings you see here. But it would be nice if it did. It could be a useful addition to a boat’s safety equipment, ensuring the shipwrecked are able stay alive without resorting to their own urine.<p>The …

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Folding Desk

It’s no surprise how much we love pallets around here. That’s why we were so excited to find this folding desk made from a pallet! This is such a …

The Pirate Bay Celebrates Its 10th Birthday By Launching A Tor-Based Anti-Censorship Browser

The Pirate Bay (TPB), the torrent site that really doesn’t need an introduction anymore, celebrates its 10th birthday today. To mark the day, TPB launched PirateBrowser, “a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), Firefox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon).”<p>The package, the group says, …

Man Tries To Beat Bank At Its Own Game With Fine Print That Gives Him Unlimited Credit

When it comes to fine print on user agreements and terms of service, I’ve found that there are those who blame companies for making these documents …

Celebrities With Attractive Siblings

Sometimes it feels like Hollywood is on a totally different planet -- one where celebrities are untouchable, beautiful freaks of nature. We forget that they're just like us -- they have siblings. Not only do these brothers and sisters function as huge support systems, they aren't too hard on the …

10 Ways to Make Your Smart Phone Pay for Itself

Twenty years ago, telephones were simple – and relatively cheap, with the average U.S. household spending $57 monthly on landline telephone service. …

Obama Explains Black America To White America

The days are few and far between when President Obama has intentionally reminded us that he is the first African-American president.<p>Friday was one.<p>The president did something no other holder of his office has ever had the life experience to do: He used the bully pulpit to, as an African-American, …

The "N" word

Have African-Americans reclaimed racist language? The “N” word has always been associated with the crimes of slavery, but today with the influence of the hip-hop industry it has evolved into a term of endearment used within the community. However, debate continues, as many fear this is …

Citizen Journalism

Here's How I Manage 13 Separate Credit Cards Without Going Into Debt

As a kid, my parents taught me the value of a dollar, and I saved everything I could. I was fortunate to have received an allowance from my parents in return for completing chores: $5 a week in elementary school and $10 a week in middle and high school. At a young age I questioned why other …

These Excel Text Tricks Will Save Your Life When Cleaning Up Disorganized Data

// OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'x3bzZ5YzotLZQKMUOTKm3k0D59Fe0GNW', {"autoplay":true}); }); //<p>While Microsoft Excel is an impeccable program, sometimes you're forced to scrounge for data from less organized places.<p>Here, we look at one such example where the data that we …

FBI, Snipers & Occupy

Would you be shocked to learn that the FBI apparently knew that some organization, perhaps even a law enforcement agency or private security outfit, …

Freightliner Cascadia Pikes Peak Special ride-along [w/video]

It seems as if every type of powered vehicle is attacking the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb these days, each in search of a new record as they climb the 12.42-mile road course to its finish at a gasping 14,110-foot elevation. While the "anything goes" Unlimited class provides plenty of …

How Morning Rituals Jumpstart Joyous Workdays

Let’s imagine two entrepreneurs. We’ll call them John and Marie. They run similar businesses, wake up around the same time each day, and both get to the office around 9 a.m..<p>But what they do between waking up and getting to work is very different.<p>Phil Drolet<p>John hits snooze a few times, then grabs …

9 Ways to Help Your Significant Other Be Successful | Inc.com

Books and blog posts from thought leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and <i>Inc.</i> columnist Carrie Kerpen have triggered many a party conversation about the roles of husbands and wives as contributors to family success. I recently found myself in a fascinating conversation with Australian entrepreneur …

Sheryl Sandberg