Erin E. McCabe

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How to draw beautiful things in the browser

Beautiful code is a joy to write, but it is difficult to share that joy with other programmers, not to mention with non-programmers. In my freetime …

Microsoft unveils Sway, Office app for creating interactive Web stories

Addition to Office suite uses Web canvases, ties to OneDrive, runs as mobile app.<p>The day after giving a preview of the next version of Windows, …

The “he said, she said” of how the FBI found Silk Road’s servers

Lawyer for accused drug website mastermind says FBI explanation is "implausible."<p>It was just about a month ago when the Justice Department kicked to …

PLANTOID: Plant-inspired robotics could be used in mining, agriculture, and more.

At long last, the robotic revolution is upon us. Any day now we'll have robot cars driving our roads, robot bees pollinating our flowers, robot …

MAVEN arrives: Spacecraft now in orbit around Mars.

Mars has acquired a new moon: the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft entered orbit around the planet at 02:26 UTC Monday …

Deception Island

An abandoned whaling station on an active volcano offers hot springs in Antarctica, surrounded by ruined giants of industry.<p>Deception Island has been …

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Tristan da Cunha, the world's most remote inhabited island

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura.</i><p>A stay on …

Why It Matters That Sunday Political Talk Shows Skipped The Big Climate March

For once, there wasn’t a media blackout for big climate news. Activists put on the largest-ever climate march Sunday, and flooded Wall Street Monday …

Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying

The National Security Agency has some of the brightest minds working on its sophisticated surveillance programs, including its metadata collection …

The Great Fracking Forward: Why the World Needs China to Frack Even More

Jaeah Lee and James West<p><b>Jaeah Lee</b> is the associate interactive producer at Mother Jones. Email her at jlee[at]motherjones.com. <b>James West</b> is senior …

Fantastically Wrong: Magellan’s Strange Encounter With the 10-Foot Giants of Patagonia

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.17.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan took time out of …

An Obelisk That Oozes Paint, in Tune With a City's Social Feeds

With so many people broadcasting their feelings on social media, we're reaching a point where we can reasonably say we're able to discern the mood of …

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | WIRED

SCROLL DOWN<p>The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my …

The Man Who Brought Stop-Motion Animation Into the 21st Century

Travis Knight on the set of <i>The Boxtrolls</i>.<p><b>Travis Knight arrives</b> at his animation studio at 7 most mornings, spending a few hours moving puppets a …

With Its New Kindles, Amazon Tries to Replicate the Magic of Paper

A lot of people would say that when it comes to reading, there’s nothing better than a printed page. It seems Amazon would agree.<p>Two of the company's …

A System to Cut City Traffic That Just Might Work

Traffic sucks. Congestion is bad for the environment, health (see: Beijing), and maybe most importantly, our sanity. One solution gaining in …

8 Goofy Design Ideas That Solve Problems You Didn't Know You Had

Some years back, Dominic Wilcox was tasked with cutting his then-girlfriend’s bangs. Though he had no professional hair cutting experience, he …

Dave Raggett's Introduction to CSS

You can set the color using the BODY tag. The following example sets the background color to white and the text color to black:<p>The BODY element …

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Google testing drones that could provide Internet access to remote lands

Google plans tests in New Mexico using solar-powered unmanned aircraft.<p>Google has asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to …

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Introduction<p>The U.S. Department of Transportation had a problem: Toyota customers were alleging that their vehicle had accelerated unexpectedly, …

Justice Sotomayor says technology could lead to “Orwellian world”

"We are capable of being in that Orwellian world," Supreme Court Justice says.<p>Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says that without proper privacy …

Iconic NYC subway design guide from the '70s is being reprinted thanks to Kickstarter campaign

Massimo Vignelli, the design mastermind behind New York City's subway map (among many other things) passed away earlier this year, but one of his most timeless pieces of work is coming back thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. As noted by <i>FastCo Design</i><i>,</i> the official 1970 MTA Graphics Standards manual …

MIT is holding hackathon to make a breast pump that doesn't suck

MIT is putting its considerable might behind a problem that many mothers would agree needs solving: the breast pump. Yes, the university is holding a particularly focused hackathon aimed at making the breast pump "not suck." On September 20th and 21st, parents, hackers, nurses, lactation experts, …

Julian Assange on Snowden, disliking Google, and his “inevitable” freedom

WikiLeaks man talks with Ars—new book may reveal more about him than its subject.<p>It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange …

Healthcare.gov is not secure, says government report that will surprise no one

The government cut corners when building Healthcare.gov, the federal marketplace for health insurance, and security was no exception, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office that will be presented to Congress this week.<p>The team building the site skipped some privacy risk …

Why parents are raising their kids on Minecraft

Back in June of 2011, David Pakman’s son and daughter, at the time age eight and 10, asked him for a copy of Minecraft. “I didn’t know what that was, so I checked it out, thought it was kinda like digital Legos, and agreed to get it,” says Pakman, a tech entrepreneur and investor. Pretty soon …

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