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The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

As deadly fires burned Redwood Valley, delays, confusion about evacuation orders

When the fire swept into Redwood Valley, Nick Ioimo was among the lucky.<p>He happened to get up around 1:20 a.m on Oct. 9 to use the bathroom and saw the flames. He and his wife managed to escape, but the elderly couple who lived behind them died in their home.<p>Nearly a month later, two things are …

Russia votes, but will the Kremlin notice? - Local heroes

Local heroesRussia votes, but will the Kremlin notice?<p>ON A brisk Monday evening early this month, Yulia Scherbakova watched her two young children …

How Hurricane Irma Became So Huge and Destructive

WASHINGTON — As Hurricane Irma barrels dangerously toward Florida, scientists say that a perfect mix of meteorological conditions has conspired over the past week to make the storm unusually large and powerful.<p>“You need just the right ingredients for a hurricane of this magnitude to last for so …

Why I am sorry that I left California

Sometimes a little separation can do wonders for a relationship<p>Being apart for a little over a year made me realize all that you stood for. From those happy moments of life to making-me-smile, even in those trying times.<p>Yes, I took you for granted. Yes, I didn't appreciate you the way I should've. …

California

The Leica M9M Monochrom - First few shots and initial impressions

I’ve fancied a Leica Monochrom since the day they were announced. It can’t have been that long after that my mate Pete bought one and sent me a few …

Books: A Saga of Love and Family in the Mississippi Delta

Phyllis Dooney didn’t set out to photograph Greenville, Mississippi.In 2011, Dooney, a photographer then based in New York City who calls herself “a …

How to Live: Words From Adrienne Rich, on the Fifth Anniversary of Her Death

This year marks the fifth anniversary of poet Adrienne Rich’s death. Rich, a writer whose words many readers and writers followed throughout her …

How the Circadian Rhythm Responds to Temperature Changes

<b>Researchers from the University of Bristol have gained a new insight into how the circadian clock responds to changes in temperature.</b><p>With …

What is Depression if not a Mental Illness?

Sometimes you might hear a person talking about mental disorders like depression or bipolar disorder without really understanding what they mean. …

Mental Health

Jyrobike – the two-wheel cycle that automatically balances you

The bike has a gyroscope that corrects any swaying, making it good for anyone who has trouble with co-ordination<p>The story of Jyrobike, according to its CEO Rob Bodill, is a neat illustration of “how people without a hardware background can get into hardware”.<p>In 2012, Bodill, an Australian …

Emerging Technology

FCC is wisely taking its time on net neutrality action

The Federal Communications Commission has decided to put off action on net neutrality until 2015, drawing protests from those lobbying for strict regulation of Internet service providers. It's tempting to argue that the delay gives the commission time to develop a consensus, but that's a fool's …

Google's Nest Moves To Become Master Of The Smart Home, By Talking To Other Devices

Nest Labs is taking the next step in its quest to become a hub for the smart home, by letting other gadgets and services access its learning thermostat and smoke detector for the first time.<p>With the long-awaited developer program Nest is launching today, other apps and devices will be able to …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

Meet the guy who just broke TweetDeck

TweetDeck, a popular Twitter app for desktops, has been hacked -- because a 19-year-old computer geek in Austria wanted to use cute, little hearts.<p>On Wednesday, something like an Internet worm quickly spread across the Twitter (TWTR) social media network. It came from a tweet of a "♥" symbol that …

The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner Is About To Get Really Useful

Wouldn't it be cool to log into your banking app on your smartphone using your fingerprint instead of that string of capital letters, numbers and symbols known as your password?<p>For iPhone owners, those days could be near.<p>Apple announced on Monday that it's opened up Touch ID, the fingerprint …