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Almost Earth: A Newly Discovered Planet Could Be a Lot Like Ours

When a faulty aiming device crippled the Kepler space telescope last year, NASA officials reluctantly declared the orbiting observatory’s …

Fiery: Volcano Photography by Francisco Negroni

Photography

As Mac Turns 30, Apple Still Lives Under Its Glow

There’s a moment when Steve Jobs is officially introducing the first Macintosh that has now become iconic. He’s talking up the specs of the machine at the Apple shareholders meeting 30 years ago today and then shows off an ad for the computer where we see someone unzip a case and pull the machine …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Nanotech

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Quick & Easy Paella - Oven Baked Sausage & Shrimp Paella Recipe

Crab Bisque Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 4 servings<p>MY OTHER RECIPES<p><b>Prep:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>40 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>A quick recipe for a robust and flavorful …

FYI: Why Does My Voice Sound Different When I Hear It On A Recording?

It sounds different because it is different. "When you speak, the vocal folds in your throat vibrate, which causes your skin, skull and oral cavities to also vibrate, and we perceive this as sound," explains Ben Hornsby, a professor of audiology at Vanderbilt University. The vibrations mix with the …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Costa Rica To Close Its Zoos And Release Animals Into The Wild

The silky anteater, shown here, could be climbing trees in its native forests soon.<p>Costa Rican Environment Ministry officials yesterday announced the closing of its two national zoos, the Simon Bolivar zoo and Santa Ana Conservation Center. But they're not just shuttering; they're going to become …

How Pigs on Antibiotics Are Making Superbugs Stronger

Meanwhile, genome detective work could uncover new weapons in the war on bugs<p>Methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus,</i> (MRSA) a nasty strain of bacteria that resists most antibiotics, probably developed its defenses while spending time down on the farm, a new study says. It has been thought that …

Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 40mm f/0.33: The Fastest Lens Ever Made?

If you thought the Zeiss f/0.7 lenses we shared yesterday were impressive, check out this crazy piece of glass: it’s the Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar …

Dramatic Black and White Photos of Solitary Moments in Photo Series 'Man on Earth'

Photographer Rupert Vandervell’s photo series entitled <i>Man On Earth</i> was inspired by his desire to show the isolation and sense of being alone even …

Photography

Scout adds crowdsourced incident reporting to nav apps

The latest update to this navigation app helps users find fun things to do, share those things with friends, and avoid traffic along the way.<p>Telenav's Scout GPS Navigation & Traffic borrows a bit from Waze and Trapster's books with the addition of crowdsourced incident reporting in the newest …

Apps

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

3D Printing

Jay-Z performs Picasso Baby for six hours in New York gallery

Jay-Z performed his song Picasso Baby for six hours yesterday in New York. Taking place at the Pace Gallery, the rapper's music video shoot was …

J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ Hits #1 on Album Charts

J. Cole’s newly released <i>Born Sinner</i> album continues to impact on Billboard‘s album charts. After sitting at No. 2 behind Kanye West’s <i>Yeezus</i> and …

Antibodies during pregnancy linked to autism - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Antibodies found only in mothers of children with autism cross the …

Autism

Full Throttle Thrills: Top 5 Track Cars

Einstein once said that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results was the very definition of insanity; obviously he …

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How to Keep Summer Produce Fresh

3<p>SHARES<p>Basil, kale, cherries, oh my! Summer produce has arrived. As a New Yorker, I appreciate this time of year when I purchase most of my produce …

Tomatoes

Seitan Piccata | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Preheat a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat.<p>Dredge half the seitan slices in flour to coat. Add a thin layer of olive oil to …

BET Awards 2013: Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, and R Kelly

The 2013 BET Awards took place on Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle …

Apple’s Golden State: Just Doing What’s Right

Among his last advice he had for me, and for all of you, was to never ask what he would do. “Just do what’s right.”<p>That’s what Tim Cook told the audience of Apple employees at the memorial for Steve Jobs, following his passing in 2011. Now, nearly two years later, we’re starting to see that plan …

The myth of the eight-hour sleep

<b>We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.</b><p>In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people …