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The Rise Of Open Source Hardware

Hardware has always lagged behind software in the open source movement. But one website is beginning to change that.<p>Emile Petrone founded Tindie for selfish reasons. “The basic idea was that there wasn’t a marketplace for the things I was interested in,” he says. At the time, those things were his …

What My Mother Learned from Einstein

How a young woman's correspondence with the Nobel laureate changed her life forever<p>In 1946, my mother, Myfanwy, was 16 and going to school in Cape Town, South Africa, when she wrote a letter to Albert Einstein that changed her life forever. She shared her dreams of becoming a scientist, describing …

Engineered Bacteria Excrete Propane Fuel

Researchers want to harness your stomach bugs in the service of your barbecue<p>Propane, the gas that fuels your barbecue (and perhaps one day your car), may soon have a new, renewable source.<p>Researchers in Finland and England developed a genetic process that puts <i>E. coli</i> bacteria to work producing the …

Natural Gas

New Galaxy Map Relocates The Milky Way To A Ginormous Supercluster Called Laniakea

Astronomers have long had a sense of where the Milky Way is in relation to other galaxies, but a new three-dimensional star map gives us a more nuanced look at our cosmic neighborhood.<p>Until now, the Milky Way was believed to be one galaxy in the 2,000 that make up what's known as the Virgo …

Lessons From Lewis + Clark

For the past two months, my daughter, Saya, and son, Sho, and I have retraced a large section of the path <b>Lewis and Clark took</b> on their monumental journey west more than two centuries ago. After cycling through North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, we’re in the final stretch of our own …

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World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking

TheWholeTruth

Can an Airplane Door Open in Midflight?

Two incidents raise questions about airplane doors—and ejecting from a plane.<p><b>Passengers reportedly subdued a 23-year-old man who had tried to open an emergency exit on an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Portland, Oregon, on Sunday. Could he have succeeded?</b><p>We asked Doug Moss, a …

30 Unique And Must-See Photos From Our Past

Photographs have long been used to record special and unique moments - birthdays, weddings and the occasional selfie are all commonplace. But these …

Nine inspiring lessons the suffragettes can teach feminists today

On 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison travelled to Epsom Downs to watch the Derby, carrying two suffrage flags – one rolled tight in her hand, the …

Possible Pandemic

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe tells us about a deadly new virus.<p><b>A 65-year-old man infected with a new SARS-like virus died of multiple organ failure on Monday in France.</b><p>He was the first French patient to die from the condition, which is known as Middle East Respiratory Symptom Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV. …

"Feelin' Cheeky" [photo by Barb D'Arpino] http://t.co/owzZvWS3PB

Teenage Photographer Creates Delightful Photo Series of Miniature People

Teenage photographer Zev creates imaginative digitally manipulated photos in which he shrinks his human subjects to the size of Lilliputians. Zev …

Miniature

Girasole - Sunflower - Tournesol

Tiny moon discovered around asteroid that's due to fly by Earth on May 31st

An asteroid the size of the Golden Gate Bridge (about 1.7 miles wide) is due to fly near the Earth on May 31st, that much scientists have known for a while. But what they did not know was that the asteroid, named 1998 QE2, would be bringing along a friend. New radar imagery of the asteroid's …

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles