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Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something …

Renewable Energy

Politicizing Science Is Nothing New: It Happened To Ben Franklin

In the 1700s, Earth was a pre-electric world. We didn’t have light bulbs, circuits or batteries. We didn’t know what electric currents or charges were. And many known phenomena — the aurorae, visible light, permanent magnets, static electricity, etc. — had their true nature obscured. In France, …

Benjamin Franklin

Harvard scientist worries we’re ‘reverting to a pre-Enlightenment form of thinking’

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Science reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>George Q. Daley, the new head of Harvard Medical School, knows what it's like when presidential politics collides with science. <b></b>Daley was a leading stem cell scientist back in 2001 when President George W. Bush suddenly barred …

Health Care

Goodbye, age of great expectations: We know how America got here, but where does it go now?

<b>FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president, simultaneously praising President Barack Obama’s</b> …

Thoughts On The iPad & iOS 10

It’s been over a week since the announcement of iOS 10, and I remember feeling a little disappointed in the lack of iPad-specific features they announced. The only obvious iPad-specific features we know of so far are:<p>Three-panel views in Mail and Notes (not bad…)<br>• Side by side windows in Safari …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

Apple releases official Apple Music API documentation following iOS 9.3

Apple today has officially released more information on the Apple Music API available in iOS 9.3. Entitled <i>Apple Music Best Practices for App Developers</i>, the documentation today solidifies what the Apple Music API can do and sets a precedent that developers of music apps should follow. At the …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

Castles

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The USA’s top historical sights

A lot of people think of the United States as a young country with little in the way of history. Sure, the country’s only been a country since 1776, but before that there was the colonial period and before <i>that</i> there were centuries of Native American cultures. And, of course, there's its more modern …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

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Watch President Obama interview David Simon about The Wire

Our President has great taste in fictional characters<p>The White House's YouTube account just published a video interview between President Obama and reporter, author, and creator of HBO crime drama <i>The Wire</i>, David Simon. Simon is the interviewee, and speaks frankly about the nation's policing …

On Craftsmanship: The Only Surviving Recording of Virginia Woolf’s Voice, 1937

On April 29, 1937, as part of their <i>Words Fail Me</i> series, BBC broadcast a segment that survives as the only recorded voice of <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 25, 1882–March 28, 1941) — passionate love-letter writer, dedicated diarist, champion of reading, widely mourned luminary, muse to Patti Smith.<p>The …

The Human Behind 'Humans of New York'

Brandon Stanton has talked with 10,000 strangers and shared their stories with millions of people across the Internet. The 29-year-old photographer …

Terrorism raids: beheading attack could have taken place within days, Tony Abbott says

A terrorist attack involving the random killing of a member of the public could have happened “within days” and all that is required to carry out an attack in Australia is a determined individual, a knife, an iPhone and a victim, the prime minister said.<p>Tony Abbott also said there had been …

Hamster-wheel standing desk: Embrace the rodent race

I have a standing desk that I use to alternate between sitting and standing while I work. I now feel completely inadequate since Instructables user Robb Godshaw posted his impressive hamster-wheel standing desk with a DIY guide for making your own.<p>You've seen standing desks. You've seen treadmill …

Standing Desks

Apple’s Tim Cook Does Some Security Straight Talking

Today, Apple’s Tim Cook posted a letter announcing a new security page on the company’s website, publishing some fairly plain-language security talk.<p>There’s some solid language here that is clearly designed to allay fears about the way that Apple protects user data in the wake of the celebrity nude …