Ethan Washam

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Here's how you can actually help stop climate change

It takes more than turning off the lights, but it's all doable.<p>Soaring temperatures, melting ice caps, diseases on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s not surprising that climate change tends to trigger a sense of fear. In fact, one recent, widely-shared story about climate change in <i>New York</i> …

3D-printed cities: is this the future?

The words “we print architecture’s future” adorn the wall of a showroom on the outskirts of Suzhou, a rapidly urbanising city in eastern China. Arranged around the room are samples of odd-looking concrete wall of varying thickness. Outside, across the car park of this otherwise unremarkable …

Construction Industry

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

The Smartest Bike Lock Ever

The solar-powered Skylock uses new technology to up the ante on bike theft protection<p>We’re seeing more and more new gadgets introduced to thwart bike theft—but few advances in the locking technology we already depend on to protect our bikes. Smart pedals and other GPS trackers are helpful …

Is internet addiction real?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/lasse<p>The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In …

Cool $59 pocket synthesizers from Teenage Engineering

Teenage Engineering, makers of the amazing $850 OP-1 synthesizer, have designed three nifty $59 pocket synths: the PO-12 "rhythm" drum machine, the …

Roundabouts Versus Stop Signs: Which is Safer for Cyclists?

We looked into the science behind traffic flow at intersections<p>There are 446 roundabouts in the 2014 Tour de France, according to French newspaper <i>L’Equipe</i>, which is more than any state in the US can boast. The pro peloton, riding on a course closed to traffic, can blast through the circles without …

Want to Lose Weight? Eat Before 8

New research shows that eating within time constraints could lead to a healthier, leaner you<p>How many times have you eaten healthfully all day only to plop down in the evening and plow through a bowl of mixed nuts, some cheese and crackers, a little popcorn and maybe a brew or two during a Netflix …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

Nick Offerman: What I’m Thankful For

I would like to offer my gratitude for the writing of Kentucky agrarian, Wendell Berry. His essays, poetry and fiction have fertilized a crop of …

Why I Never Ride Without a Cycling Cap

This hopelessly traditional, possibly outmoded, remarkably humble piece of headgear screams panache. (And it's really practical.)<p>I put on a cycling cap every day that I ride my bike. I've done so pretty much since I became a professional cyclist, when I felt that I had finally earned the right. …

As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Imagine Manhattan under almost 300 feet of water. Not water from a hurricane or a tsunami, but purified drinking water — 2.1 trillion gallons of it.<p>That's the amount of water that researchers estimate is lost each year in this country because of aging and leaky pipes, broken water mains and faulty …