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Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

The science behind 'breaking the seal' — and why alcohol makes you pee more often

You're at a bar with your friends. After a few beers, you feel like you need to go pee. As you get up to go to the bathroom, one of your friend shouts "Don't go, you'll break the seal!"<p>The term "breaking the seal" refers to an urban myth that says when drinking alcohol, urinating the first time …

Can marijuana rescue coal country?

<b>Johnsie Gooslin spent Jan. 16, 2015</b>, tending his babies — that’s what he called his marijuana plants. More than 70 of them were growing in a hydroponic system of his own design. Sometimes, he’d stay in his barn for 16 hours straight, perfecting his technique.<p>That night, he left around 8 o’clock to …

Cannabis

FlySpaces Raises $2.1 Million In Biggest Philippines-Based Pre-Series A Investment

In the land of the permanent office-based blind, the open-eyed flexible office is king… to bowdlerise a popular phrase.<p>As the sophisticated working world moves away from the cubicle and a conversation around the water cooler to the home office, coffee shop or co-working spaces, those providing such …

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' League gets its first European team

Blizzard revealed two more teams participating in its upcoming <i>Overwatch</i> League: one team representing London and a second team representing Los …

Blockchain could fix a key problem in China’s food industry: the fear of food made in China

Behind every food item being sold, there’s a story to tell. In China, where food scares are common, many consumers are particularly anxious to hear it.<p>With that in mind, a Chinese e-commerce company has made it possible for customers to look at a detailed history of their steaks—from when the cow …

Blockchain

Gun-wielding drones are now a thing, and that’s somewhat worrying

Capable of firing semi-automatic weapons and 40mm grenades, it really is death from above<p>In what is quite possibly the most frightening news beyond …

US ISPs could soon monitor your ‘secret’ porn viewing habits

When I heard last week that Congress had voted to repeal restrictions that would’ve prohibited internet service providers (ISPs) from monitoring and selling users’ browsing histories, locations, app usage, identifying information, and more to whomever was buying, I wasn’t too bothered by the news. …

Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video-editing studio

It's an overcast day in San Francisco, and there's a drone buzzing high above the city. I'm with Tim Feess, the young co-founder of Gnarbox, a rugged portable video-editing tool that pairs with an app on your phone and works with multiple cameras and memory cards. Clouds might be lingering over the …

Videography

Reviving the art of Filipino tribal tattoos

<b>The Spanish conquistadors who landed in 1521 dubbed the Philippines the Islands of the Painted Ones after the heavily tattooed locals. Nearly 500 years on, tribal tattooing is almost extinct. Aya Lowe met the islands' last practitioner and those trying to keep the tradition alive.</b><p>For more than …

Upscale Food and Gear Bring Campsite Cooking Out of the Wild

Barbara Hodgin, who was once president of the Pacific Crest Trail Association, is old enough to remember a time when, if you asked a backpacker what was for dinner, the standard answer was either “brown in a cup” or “green in a cup.” A clever hack for trail pad thai was an envelope of unsweetened …

How a Rising Minimum Wage Affects Jobs in Seattle

Three years ago, Seattle became one of the first jurisdictions in the nation to embrace a $15-an-hour minimum wage, to be phased in over several years.<p>Over the past week, two studies have purported to demonstrate the effects of the first stages of that increase — but with starkly diverging …

Income Inequality

One Step Closer To A Functional Fusion Reactor

Although the vacuum chamber in the British fusion reactor JET has a wall made of solid metal, it can melt if it gets hit by a beam of runaway …

Carbon Dioxide

The creator of Android explains how his new phone can take on Apple and Samsung

But Rubin left Google back in 2014, and now he's on his own.<p>His latest gig is Essential, a startup he runs as CEO that's trying to become a new kind of gadgets company. It starts with a phone, called the Essential PH-1, and the plan is to expand into smart appliances and cars from there.<p>Rubin spoke …

More people than ever are looking to stay in treehouses, you can see why...

If you’re looking to take your travels to new heights, consider spending the night in a treetop as interest in treehouse accommodation continues to grow.<p>There was a nearly 30% increase in demand for treehouse hotels in 2016 over 2015, according to newly-released information from travel booking site …

Stratolaunch, the world's largest plane, emerges from its hangar for the first time

The giant twin-fuselage aircraft, which weighs in at 500,000 lb (226,000 kg), is designed to carry payloads up to 550,000 lb (249,476 kg). With a …

4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

Picture this: You've just finished working your busiest time of the year. For all your efforts, you receive a nice paycheck.<p>To reward yourself, you …

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

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These superfoods from all over the world need to make it to your diet

From spirulina to matcha and chia seeds, these are the most nutrient-rich, detoxifying and energizing ingredients to add to your diet. Emma Sawko – …

Immune System

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

This concrete home cost only $109K to build

It’s located in a coastal town in Portugal<p>Is it possible to build a house for €80,000 (that’s approximately $87,000)? That was the million-dollar question a Portuguese family had for local architect José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira of NoArq. The answer turned out to be <i>not quite</i>, so the family upped …

Architecture

Who Are the Americans In North Korea’s Prisons?

On Sunday, North Korea’s state-run news agency reported that Kim Hak Song, a U.S. citizen, had been arrested on charges of “hostile acts” toward the …

Sharpening.

<b>Sharpening.</b> Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan. By J. Luis Andrade.<p><i>JPGs</i> <i>is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a</i> …

The World: ship is 'most exclusive floating city' | CNN Travel

Fushimi Inari Shrine.

<b>Fushimi Inari Shrine.</b> Kyoto, Japan. By EX PlusAndy<p><i>JPGs</i> <i>is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a photographer and have</i> …

These Blackout Shades Will Make You Feel Like You Live in a Penthouse

In New York City or London, no less.<p>Sensitive sleepers know blackout shades are a must. But they're not exactly known for being the prettiest accessory — until now. Ukrainian designers at HoleRoll found a way to combine functionality with fun. Seriously, tell us it wouldn't be totally delightful …

New York City

KFC brought fried chicken by hovercraft to a woman in a flooded Filipino village

Nanay Cora hasn't had a birthday celebration since she was eight.<p>So for her 69th birthday, KFC decided to throw her a party, complete with some good …

Fried Chicken

What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Have you ever wondered if life is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be? OK, let’s take that thought a little further. Have you ever suffered from an identity crisis? Yes? One in which you suspected that you’re not a real person, but instead an extremely sophisticated computer simulation of a real …

Singularity

The Biggest Anime Film of All Time Comes to the U.S.

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>The plot of the new movie "Your Name" may initially sound more like a spin-off of "Freaky Friday" than it does Japanese anime film: A teenage boy in Tokyo swaps bodies with a teenage girl in the Japanese countryside, the two eventually fall …