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The Night Sky in March 2015: Mice that spell doom for Earth

Impending collision of galaxies threatens mass extinctions in four billion years (so not before the solar eclipse)<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the beginning of March. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous Night Sky charts</i> <i>for they rise two hours earlier each month.</i> …

Universe

How BioLite’s Camping Stoves Became A Life-Saver In The Developing World

Burning coal inside open fires in small buildings is an enormous killer in the developing world. The BioLite stove was originally developed for campers, but when its creators realized it could also help solve the problem of cookstoves in the developing world, the company took off in a whole …

Developing Countries

Florida by Land: Go Beach Camping

Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand.<p>Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand. Options range from primitive tent …

National Parks

This App Lets You Take Back Your Awkward Text Messages

There have been times where I wanted to take back an embarrassing text message. Fortunately, there is an app called Strings that lets you permanently take back text messages that you sent out. Created by Be Labs in Seattle, Strings allows users to “spontaneously and fearlessly” share your personal …

Apps

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …

Mobile Technology

18 Things I've Learned about Changing Habits, Settings Goals, and Living Life

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

Sea Level

Watch a Green Comet Streak Across the Sky for Christmas

Comet Lovejoy is brightening faster than expected, putting on a show you can see for yourself this holiday season.<p>Just in time for the holidays, the skies are serving up a special cosmic gift: a brightening comet that may not have been in our part of the solar system for nearly 12,000 …

My Top 10 Tips for a Brand New Photographer, From a Slightly-Not-So Brand New One

Hello. My name’s Tom. After two years of tinkering around with DSLR photography, I believe that I may have passed an important milestone and …

Photographer Patrick Rochon Transforms Cars into ‘Moving Light Painting Toolbrushes’

For a new marketing campaign titled “Inspired Light,” Infiniti invited Canadian professional light painting photographer Patrick Rochon to Dubai to …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $41!)

Yesterday’s post included a huge list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps that were all on sale for free for a limited time — and if you hurry, you can …

Photographing the Moon: 6 Useful Tips to Help You Capture a Unique Shot

We've all been fascinated by the moon, even trying to photograph it at least once. But it can often prove to be a pretty difficult task to …

New features, low prices make these PlayStation 4, Xbox One + Wii U games worth second looks

Early adopters get bragging points for being first to own new game consoles, but they’re only a small fraction of the consoles’ eventual user bases. That’s why game developers save their biggest titles until consoles’ second or third years – there are a lot more potential customers to buy their …

Steve Troletti Nature and Wildlife - Editorial Photographer - Location Scout - Los Angeles - Varese - Montreal

<b>L'on célèbre le 100e anniversaire de Nikon avec une entrevue exclusive</b><p><b>Lexus Driven to discover / En voiture à l'aventure avec Patrick Langlois</b><p>Lexus …

Lexus

Futuristic Wind Turbines Take the Form of Sleek Minimalist Trees

The <i>Wind Tree</i>, developed by the French <i>New Wind</i> group, is a prototype battery of small wind turbines in the form of a minimalist tree that seamlessly blends in with urban environments. Standing 26 feet tall, plastic pods resembling leaves, with miniature turbine blades inside, hang from the tree's …

Renewable Energy

The Outdoorsman Gift Guide

Sometimes you need power, but simply can't reach a power jack — like when you're camping, or working on a project far enough from your house that an …

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

Ireland

A Vision Of The Vertical Cities Of The Future

We’re talking more than skyscrapers, but rather a complete ecosystem in the sky that you never have to leave.<p>Cities will need to be denser and taller in the future. It’s the only way to accommodate a global population of 9 billion-plus people and increasing demand for urban living (70% of us could …

Skyscrapers

Five Amazing Gifts For Smartphone Photographers

With the holiday season now upon us, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite smartphone accessories aimed photography enthusiasts.<p>All of these would make great gifts for the smartphone photographer looking to get a little bit extra out of their photography.<p>Presented in no particular …

The Foldio2 Foldable Pop-Up Light Box for Product Photos is Bigger, Brighter, and Better than Ever

Remember Foldio? Introduced a little over a year ago today, it’s an ultra-portable, foldable light box that gave smartphone photographers the ability …

14 of Earth's hottest 15 years have occurred in this century

With 2014 headed toward a record for one of the warmest years since instrument records began in 1880, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) …

The Night Sky in December: A new cold war waged not on Earth, but in space

A war not with nuclear-tipped missiles but with destructive laser beams, travelling at the speed of light and reaching their targets 50,000 times faster than today’s missiles<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the start of December. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous</i> …

Panasonic Creates A Cool Sustainable City Near Tokyo

How to build a city that uses resources — water, fuel, electricity — efficiently presents a big challenge and opportunity for tech companies. Panasonic just inaugurated a town near Tokyo that is experimenting with sustainable designs, and it’s worth taking a look at what’s been done.<p>Called Fujisawa …

Department of Justice employing ‘All Writs Act’ to compel Apple to bypass iPhone encryption

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the federal government is not a big fan of Apple’s decision to employ data protection measures on its iOS devices that prevent snooping on a customer’s private information, even taking its disapproval to ridiculous levels at times.<p>Today Ars Technica reports that …

Demand For Tesla Is Not The Problem, Switching The World To Electric Cars Is

When Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says there’s enormous demand for his powerful electric cars, he may not be exaggerating.<p>We called a Tesla sales center in New York City for a Model S for Christmas. After some hesitation, the salesperson said he might be able “to dig one up.” There were two Model S sedans …

Environment: News & features

Environment

How to deal with Wall Street and income inequality in one fell swoop

If we want to curb the worst Wall Street abuses, and also make America a more equitable place, here’s what to do<p>The financial industry is a behemoth. Over the past 150 years, it has grown dramatically as a share of GDP. And entrance into its ranks has become a great way to enter into the top 1 …

How Ancient Japanese Monks Mummified Themselves to Death

Over 1,000 years ago, a practice was pioneered by a Japanese priest named Kukai, which was intended to demonstrate the ultimate act of religious …

The Monkey’s Fist iPhone Key Cable

If you’ve never heard of a monkey’s fist (or monkey paw), it’s a type of knot used at the end of a rope to serve as a weight or simple ornamentation. …

Zebra