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Watch President Obama Read All Of The Mean Tweets People Have Posted About Him On ‘Kimmel’

Jimmy Kimmel has come through to provide one of the best entries in the Mean Tweets series to this point. President Obama gets an entire segment to read all of the mean crap that people have posted to Twitter about him (minus the more hateful comments, I’m sure).<p>At this point in his presidency, …

Darwin's HMS Beagle may be coming to Lego

A hundred and eighty years ago, Darwin visited the city of Santiago, Chile. Generations later, one of its residents has worked for months to recreate his voyage in Lego; and soon you might be able to build it too.<p>“I stayed a week in Santiago,” wrote Darwin in his account of <i>The Voyage of the Beagle</i>, …

Banksy Goes Undercover in Gaza, Releases New Works and Eye-Opening Video

The world's most famous street artist, Banksy, returned to Palestine to create a series of powerful new works. In 2005, he made several paintings on Israel's West Bank barrier wall. This time, the artist goes undercover, making a satirical travel advertisement for Gaza. The 2-minute film shows …

Israel

Beautiful Naturalistic Turntables Made from Black Walnut Trees

These beautiful turntables are made from cross-sections of trees, turning state-of-the-art hardware and black walnut wood into rustic record players. The creative, minimalistic designs are produced by Kent Walter and his father through their Seattle-based company, Silvan Audio Workshop. The pair …

Turntables

New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life

The brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power …

American atheist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Photograph: Rajib Dhar/AFP/Getty Images<p>Avijit Roy’s wife, Rafida Ahmed Banna, is carried on a stretcher after being seriously injured by unidentified assailants. Roy founded a blog site which champions liberal secular writing in the Muslim majority …

Atheism

Prefab “carbon-positive” houses actually make more energy than they use

Prefabricated homes already have plenty going for them: They don’t take long to construct, can fit into small urban spaces, and can even be an affordable housing solution. Now an Australian architecture firm, ArchiBlox, has created a prefab home that it says actually produces more energy than it …

Prefab Homes

Given a multiverse, does astrology work somewhere? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Whether they exist or not, we can at least think of four different kinds of multiverse. Or maybe five.<p>I find it amazing that the scientific method (or methods, if you prefer) is powerful enough to start classifying different types of multiverse. Max Tegmark has had a go at it, as described here by …

Scientists say all the world’s data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon

Even though it’s looking increasingly likely that humanity will find a way to wipe itself off the face of the Earth, there’s a chance that our creative output may live on. Servers, hard drives, flash drives, and disks will degrade (as will our libraries of paper books, of course), but a group of …

Genetics

Limpet teeth found to be strongest natural material

Scientists say structure of teeth could be reproduced in high-performance engineering to make Formula One cars, boats and planes<p>Scientists believe they may have found the strongest natural material known to man – the teeth of the humble limpet, which could be copied to make the cars, boats and …

Anonymous claims victory over jihadi Twitter accounts in #OpIsis

Hacker collective says it has taken control of almost 100 Isis-affiliated accounts and warns of more to come<p>The hacker collective Anonymous claims to have taken control of almost 100 Twitter accounts associated with Isis in an operation begun in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.<p>The …

Tackling the “Achilles’ heel” of OLED displays

Flexible smartphones and color-saturated television displays were some highlights at this year’s Consumer Electronics Showcase, held in January in …

OLEDs

Harvard Scientists Create ‘Bionic Leaf’ That Makes Alcohol From Solar Energy

<b>Science Daily: Researchers Use Bacteria to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel</b><p>Scientists have figured out how to harness solar energy, using …

Tweaking Bacteria, Scientists Turn Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

Daniel Nocera's "artificial leaf" might get a boost from new research.<p>A few years ago, Daniel Nocera pioneered an "artificial leaf" that—just like the real thing—uses only the sun and water to produce energy. He touted the silicon cell as a breakthrough that could allow every home to become its own …

Zao Fox Village, a Sanctuary in Japan Where Foxes Roam Freely

Located near the city Shiroishi in the mountains of Miyagi, Japan, the Zao Fox Village (Zao Kitsune Mura) is a paradise for fox lovers. Open since 1990, the village is a sanctuary for over a hundred animals, including six different breeds of foxes who roam freely.<p>After paying a small admission fee, …

Japan

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

The New Nintendo 3DS XL doesn't come with a charger, and it's weirdly hard to buy one

Nintendo isn't including any way to charge the New 3DS XL when it launches in the US this Friday, which is strange (even by Nintendo standards). To be clear, this means that if you don't already have a 3DS charger purchased separately or from a previous device, you will be able to use your new …

Nintendo

Intricately Carved 16-Century Prayer Nuts Open to Reveal Incredibly Detailed Scenes

A prayer nut was an extravagant, intricately carved boxwood carving from the Middle Ages that could be carried and used for private devotion. Owned mainly by the wealthy in northern Europe, a prayer nut was as much a status symbol as a sign of faith, as only those with money could afford them.<p>The …

Five Friends Build Spectacular "Icehenge" Sculpture on a Frozen Lake

Five friends from Lake Mills, Wisconsin recently worked together to construct a magnificent, icy version of Stonehenge on Rock Lake near Bartel's Beach. Called <i>Rock Lake Icehenge</i>, the gorgeous structure is made of blocks cut from the lake's ice and stuck together using a mortar of snow and water. …

Stonehenge

Samsung to nix bloatware in Galaxy S6 OS, report says

Samsung will remove many of its own programs in the upcoming version of its TouchWiz user interface, a new report claims.<p>The new version of Samsung's TouchWiz will be stripped down to not include any Samsung-built applications, Sammobile is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of …

Scientists: No, We Can't Fight Climate Change by Burning Trees

<i>This article originally appeared at the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i>A group of 78 scientists is …

Clean Power Plan

Articles about 8 one room wonders on Dwell.com - Dwell

Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press...<p>Due to its shape and size this living room presented quite a challenge in terms of creating a cohesive, organic interior design.<p>Check out this list of furnishings and …

Carnegie Mellon University

Up close with Google's new and improved Project Ara prototype

Google has come a long way since it first publicly demoed a "working" Ara Prototype during Google I/O last summer. That device was big and didn't …

New York Times Repeats Keystone XL 'Little Impact on Climate' Falsehood

Coral Davenport, one of <i>The New York Times</i>' few environmental reporters, is repeating her past mistakes on Keystone XL reporting. The Keystone XL pipeline would connect Canada's tar sands to Texan oil refineries, allowing the high-carbon product to reach the global oil market. Over its forty-year …

Fossil Fuels

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

Salman Rushdie on Charlie Hebdo: freedom of speech can only be absolute

Author who faced Iranian death edict over The Satanic Verses expresses anger at vilification of murdered magazine staff<p>The author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book The Satanic Verses drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, has spoken of his anger that …

Salman Rushdie

Yan Yan, constipated panda, back from the dead

When the giant panda Yan Yan died of acute constipation in 2007, the entire German nation went into mourning. Today she is back<p>When the giant panda Yan Yan died unexpectedly in her enclosure at Berlin Zoo in 2007, there was speculation that a polar bear might have played a part. “Did the presence …

Lawmakers in charge of NASA and the environment don't understand science

Well, this is more than a little depressing: The politician who tried reducing NASA funding (and successfully shut it down for over two weeks) is now in charge of the senate subcommittee that effectively controls NASA. More than that, one of the most vocal climate-change detractors is now in charge …

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …