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ESA Video Shows How to Hack Your Webcam to See Infrared Radiation

A new video from the European Space Agency (ESA) provides step-by-step instructions for how to modify an inexpensive webcam so that it sees infrared …

Kedi, a documentary about cats in Istanbul, is expectedly adorable and unexpectedly wise

Cats. Cities. God. Life. Humanity. This new film covers it all in just 80 minutes.<p>The locals carry the tiny kitten’s form gently. It got into a fight with a larger cat, who threw it to the ground, and the kitten is clinging to life — if it’s alive at all.<p>They bring the little feline to the big man …

Sea Levels Could Rise 8 Feet: See How That Will Drown Your City

These animated videos show the findings of a new report on sea level rise, so you can fully understand that Manhattan streets and Fenway Park might be underwater by 2070.<p>By the end of the century, global sea levels could rise as much as 8.2 feet, according to a recent study. A new series of …

Sophie Theallet vows not to dress Melania Trump, asks other designers to do the same

In an e-mail sent Thursday afternoon, Sophie Theallet has said she will not dress the incoming First Lady Melania Trump and she is calling on other designers to do the same.<p>Theallet, who did not respond immediately available for comment, said in her missive that as an independent fashion brand, "we …

Donald Trump

If you don’t want to get the new MacBook Pro, consider these Windows laptops instead

Perhaps it was the lack of ports that did it for you. Or maybe it was the removal of the MagSafe power connector. Or maybe it was the weird mini-touchscreen that replaced the function keys for an extra $300. Or maybe you just think Apple is boring now.<p>Whatever the reason, it seems that the new …

MacBook Pro

Ideas drawn up in village pub show world’s experts how to save planet

From Kyoto in 1997 to Paris last year, the most significant agreements on climate change have been hammered out in tense exchanges between world leaders at global conferences.<p>But now, a Cheshire village of only 1,000 residents has become an unlikely draw for scientists hoping to save the planet …

Climate

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.<p>I have a strange-looking, handmade bust of Yoda sitting atop my desk at school. I made this statue in a high-school art class because the teacher asked us to create a life-like bust of a human face. While molding my sculpture, …

Education

Dangers lurking in the permafrost | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 05.08.2016

More than 20 people were recently sickened by anthrax in Siberia. It's thought a heat wave thawed permafrost there, releasing the bacteria. What else …

Google’s new app lets kids explore the Himalayas as a friendly 500ft tall Yeti, powered by Google Maps 3D Imagery

Google’s mapping software is the most powerful in the world, and one of its biggest strengths is in 3D imagery. Over the years Google has amassed 3D imagery around the world for a number of locations, and with a new app it’s putting that technology to use in a fun new game for kids.<p>Verne: The …

Read Michelle Obama’s Emotional Speech at the Democratic Convention

First Lady Michelle Obama gave an emotional speech at the Democratic national convention Monday night, arguing for the importance of black and female …

CERN Just Dropped 300 Terabytes of Raw Collider Data to the Internet

Yesterday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) dropped a staggering amount of raw data from the Large Hadron Collider on the …

Physics

MacBook versus Surface Pro 4: Battle of the ultra-lights

It’s funny, and a little humbling, to realize you’ve been doing it wrong.<p>I mean, all this time, I was comparing the Surface Pro 4 to Apple’s giant …

The link between climate change and meat consumption is harrowingly real

Adjusting our diets will greatly reduce the costs associated with global warming. The public just needs to buy in<p>Annick de Witt<p>April 16, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Over the last decade or so, the media have slowly but steadily fed the public …

James Hansen has crossed the classic divide between research and activism. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he responds to critics and explains why he believes the reality of climate change requires him to speak out<p>Climate scientist James Hansen has been a prominent figure in the global …

Climate Change

Scientists Search for ‘Holy Grail’ of Million-Year-Old Ice

<i>By Michael Slezak, The Guardian</i>Somewhere deep below the ice in Antarctica lies a time capsule. It’s the holy grail of climate science and promises to …

How Father.io uses augmented reality to turn the world into a first-person shooter

Laser tag is still one of the coolest things ever, but it’s kinda weird for me (a 32-year-old man) and my friends to go to the local Magic Mountain to take on a team of kids celebrating little Gary’s 10th birthday.<p>This is where Father.io comes in.<p>Father.io is a new generation of laser tag that uses …

Call of Duty

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

A 17-year-old came out to his friends but not his family, and the worry has been affecting him for years. Mariella Frostrup advocates honesty<p><b>The dilemma</b> I am a 17-year-old gay man who doesn’t have the courage to live how I want. Being gay has easily been the most daunting thing of my life. I found …

Relationships

Here's how much the iPhone's software has changed over time

Apps like Safari, Mail, and Messages were reminiscent of the Mac counterparts, giving the phone a PC-like feel.<p>Over time, Apple has dramatically changed the way iOS looks, having introduced a slew of new apps and an entire redesign, which launched on the iPhone 5s in 2013.<p><b>Here's what iOS looks like</b> …

Meet Samsung's updated Galaxy A smartphones (pictures)

A Windows 10 'superphone' is coming from an unexpected source

It's been a rough time if you're one of the few fans of Windows 10 smartphones.<p>For those of you out there, it's been slim pickings. Microsoft has its two flagship products, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, but sometimes seems as though it doesn't care that much about them. Both were an afterthought …

Windows 10

Tina Fey says a job she took in her 20s was life-changing, even though it barely paid anything at all

For Tina Fey, a career-changing job that she landed in the early 90s upon graduating from the University of Virginia barely paid anything.<p>It was a gig at an improv and sketch comedy theater in Chicago called The Second City, she explains in her book, "Bossypants."<p>"I moved to Chicago in 1992 to …

Windows 95 on a Nintendo 3DS is as strange as you'd think

The trend of putting PC software on wholly impractical devices isn't stopping with the new year, folks. <i>GBATemp</i> fan Shutterbug2000 has managed to get Windows 95 running on a New Nintendo 3DS XL thanks to both DOSbox emulation and some ingenuity. You won't be doing a whole lot with this right now -- …

Retrogaming

Should we solar panel the Sahara desert?

<b>Could one solution to climate change be to harvest the power of sunlight where it shines brightest on the planet? Should we solar panel the Sahara desert?</b><p>Four experts discuss the radical proposal with the BBC World Service Inquiry programme.<p>Gerhard Knies: Scientifically sound and economically viable<p>…

If you want to know whether it's environmentally worse to travel by air or car, you have your answer

Worldwide, commercial jets pour an estimated 700 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, leading to headlines like this one in The New York Times not long ago: "Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel."<p>But it turns out that air travel's notoriety as a most-wanted carbon …

Top 10 Smartphones of 2015

Smartphones have become a de facto mobile "PC" for many consumers. And that trend will only intensify as phones gain bigger screens and get more sophisticated. Here’s the top picks for 2015.<p><b>iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus:</b> the 6S Plus is Apple’s second stab – following the 6 Plus -- at building a big …

See how our megacities will 'slip under the waves' with two degree rise in temperatures

Study shows how large parts of New York, London, Shanghai and other cities will be submerged as a result of rising sea levels<p>Large swathes of Shanghai, Mumbai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to two degrees Celsius, …

Climate Change

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …

Nasa reveals that Mars has its own northern lights and loses atmosphere with surprising speed, which could explain how the planet became dry<p>Mars has its own northern lights, a varied and changeable atmosphere and a history probably shaped by solar eruptions and magnetic “tendrils”, Nasa announced …

Astronomy