Isaac Hinsley

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AstroBot Kit Teaches Kids the Joys of Coding

These days, a toy store has more STEM bundles than a florist. At this year's Toy Fair, almost every company we visited launched a new robot or …

The Darkest Town In America

GERLACH, Nev. — Here in the desert, the Earth boils and stars fill the sky. By day, you can see plumes of geothermal steam rising in every direction, …

Breast Cancer

Let's Go Back to a Future Where Sci-Fi Does Good Time Travel | WIRED

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 02.04.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Let’s Go …

The 20 best travel books of all time

The New Rules of Retirement Planning

Wayne Slater-Lunsford’s parents enjoyed the classic, secure American retirement. When his late father, a career Air Force officer, retired in 1963 at …

Retirement

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

Psychology

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

NASA's findings suggest Mars even more Earth-like than previously believed

NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring the Gale Crater on Mars since 2012, and in that time has come up with some astounding discoveries that suggest the Red Planet was somewhat Earth-like in its earlier times.<p>The rover has come through again, this time detecting significant amounts of manganese …

Planetary Habitability

Congress Gets Another Reminder From Scientists That Climate Change Isn't Coming -- It's Already Here

"We owe it to our children and to our children's children to take bold action now so that our descendants do not pay the price for our generation's greed."<p>The severity of climate change is already harming the global economy, natural resources and human health -- and it will only get worse in the …

Scientists Found An Enormous Reserve Of Helium, And It's A 'Game-Changing' Discovery

Just In Time<p>Apart from making balloons float and making you sound like a chipmunk, helium is essential to the superconductor industry, and is a …

Helium

Scientists are building an enormous telescope — at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea

You may have heard of neutrinos: the tiny subatomic space particles found throughout our galaxy, which pass through our bodies in their tens of …

Scientists Finally Know What Stopped Mongol Hordes From Conquering Europe

It's written in the tree rings.<p>In 1206, Genghis Khan, a fierce tribal chieftain from northern Mongolia, began to take over the world. The khan’s …

World History

100 pictures that will change the way you see the world

Earth is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind place.<p>To remind you of this, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of our home planet.<p>These images will make you fall in love with earth all over again.

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

The artisanal coffee movement has hit the U.S. in a major way, with hip cafés serving flat whites and almond milk lattes popping up on pretty much …

Coffee

When Mothers Need Extra Protein

corbis<p><b>I've finally gotten back to the gym after having a baby, but I'm still breast-feeding. Do I have to change how much protein I'm …

Nutrition

Everything You Can Do with a Jar of Kimchi

Burgers, Bloody Marys and more!<p>Now is the time to stock up on kimchi; recent studies have shown the pungent Korean condiment could increase metabolic …

34 Brilliant Ingredient Swaps That Make Any Recipe Vegan

Whether you intend to go full-on vegan or just want to incorporate more plant-based foods into your life, there are substitutions for every …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Psychology

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

How to Predict Your Future with One Question

The self-interview that could change the way you see your world<p>If you could ask a question of yourself, 20 years in the future, what would it be?<p>It sounds like one of those stupid party games, right? In the same ballpark as “which 10 albums would you take with you to a desert island?” It’s an …

New Hampshire

Deus Sex Machina: The Ethics Of Robot Love

There was to have been a conference in Malaysia last week called Love and Sex with Robots but it was cancelled. Malaysian police branded it “illegal” …

Paleo Profile: The Head of the Devil

You know a skull’s special when the researchers studying the fossil call it “the head of the devil”. And <i>Lende chiweta</i>, described by paleontologist Ashley Kruger and colleagues, lives up to the title. With large canines and a set of bosses jutting from its skull, this little protomammal probably …

Mendoza’s Malbec Magic

<b>Mendoza</b> lies in the heart of Argentina‘s wine country, a vast, lush land of grapevines stretching into the shadows of the majestic Andes.<p>> When to go:<p>December through March coincides with the harvest season, when the fields and the celebrations of horticultural bounty are at their most …

Argentina

12 of the best multi-country trips

Picking one single country to visit can be a challenge – so why not cross a few borders while you’re away? These trips pack in a glut of different …

Central America

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

DIY Computer For Kids Maker Kano Ships Its Build-Your-Own Screen Kit

Learn-to-code startup Kano is now shipping a 10.1-inch HD display to go with its keyboard plus Raspberry Pi DIY computer kit for kids. Back in May the startup announced a $15 million Series A funding round, in part to develop additional hardware add-ons for their core product, such as the screen …

Raspberry Pi

Beware the Retirement Splurge

Many people are spending more--way more<p>When trying to figure out how much money you will need in retirement, the amount you plan to spend is …

Retirement