Kathy Herland

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Why you should get ready to say goodbye to the humble lightbulb

Lightbulbs are disappearing. The traditional incandescent bulbs that revolutionised daily life in the 20th century have largely already gone and the …

How to Build Your First Amplifier

In this tutorial we are going to build an amplifier circuit. We are going to accomplish this via the venerable LM386 integrated circuit (IC) …

10 habits of people who always have a clean home

These simple steps will help you become more tidy with minimal effort.<p>For some, keeping a clean home can feel daunting, but for others like myself, …

Revolutionary discovery: Scientists find gravitational waves Einstein predicted

Einstein has been proven right – again.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves, bizarre ripples in space-time foreseen by Einstein a century ago. The discovery was the final, acid test of Einstein’s celebrated general theory of relativity, and once again …

What the octopus can teach us

It can change color and shape. It can taste with its skin. It has a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake and ink like an old-fashioned pen, and it can pour a 100-pound body through an opening smaller than an orange. You'd have to turn to science fiction or go to outer space to find an animal more …

Vladimir Putin: Supporting Syrian regime only way to end war

"There is no other solution to the Syrian crisis than strengthening the effective government structures," the Russian president says<p>The only way to end the war in Syria is to support its existing government in the fight against terrorism, said Russian president Vladimir Putin in remarks released on …

Apple warning lists top 25 apps infected in massive App Store malware attack

After setting up a special help page that provides information about the massive XcodeGhost malware hack on its website, Apple has listed the top 25 …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

6 awkward conversation topics for Obama, Xi

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Washington on Thursday for his first official state visit, and his interactions with President Barack Obama are sure to include some awkward conversations.<p>Xi will be welcomed to the White House at two dinners -- a smaller dinner on Thursday …

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Meteorite from birth of solar system to go on display

The Natural History Museum, London, will be displaying a piece of the Ivuna meteorite, which dates back some 4.6bn years to before the Earth was formed<p>An extremely rare meteorite that has the same make-up as the primordial solar system goes on public display for the first time on Friday at the …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of …

Productivity Apps

What your date of birth says about you

Astrology may be pure bunk, but new research is shedding light on how our birthdays can impact our personalities<p>Kali Holloway<p>July 29, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>A search for the amount of money Americans spend annually on astrology turns up estimates ranging from …

11 things the rest of the world does so much better than America

When it comes to food waste, vacation time and student loans, the U.S. is anything but a beacon for the free world<p>Larry Schwartz<p>July 10, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, …

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Unbridled capitalism is the 'dung of the devil', says Pope Francis

The pontiff condemns the impoverishment of developing countries by the world economic order and apologised for the church’s treatment of native Americans<p>Pope Francis has urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity …

Gun killings fell by 40 percent after Connecticut passed this law

In the early ’90s, gang shootings gripped Connecticut. Bystanders, including a 7-year-old girl, were getting gunned down in drive-bys. “The state is becoming a shooting gallery, and the public wants action,” an editorial in the Hartford Courant said at the time.<p>So in the summer of 1994, lawmakers …

Designing Superhumans

The age of genetic design is here.<p>It is now possible to edit genes of diverse organisms — almost like we edit a string of text — by cutting and pasting (splicing) genes at desired locations. A recent technology known as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) allows for …

Genetics

The U.S. and China Should Not Risk War Over a "Damn Fool Thing" in the South China Sea

The U.S. and China disagree on a long list of issues. That's not particularly serious. After all, America and Europe hold different views on many topics. However, the territorial controversies in the South China Sea (and further north) risk swallowing the entire bilateral relationship.<p>Contrasting …

7 Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

From smartphone apps that can do seemingly everything to driverless cars and eerily humanlike robots, the past decade has seen dramatic advances in science and technology. What amazing advances are we likely to see in the <i>next</i> 10 years?<p>To find out, HuffPost Science reached out to seven top futurists …

The Top Ten Ways Gardeners Can Give Back to Our Planet

<b>Practice environmentally-friendly gardening techniques as much as possible.</b> Protect our soil, our water and all the creatures (including ourselves) …

Sea of troubles

AMERICA and its friends in Asia have long worried about the South China Sea becoming a Chinese lake—a vast stretch of water, through which half the …

China

Australian Officials Condemn the Chinese Regime's Forced Organ Transplants

The Chinese Communist Party has been using prisoners of conscience–mainly Falun Gong practitioners, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs, and Christians–as …

Obama Threatens China with Nuclear Weapons. Militarization of Asia-Pacific | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Last Friday, National Security Council senior Asian affairs director Evan Medeiros said John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter would meet …

US ‘welcome’ to use China’s man-made islands for civilian purposes | Financial Times

The US and other countries will be welcome to use facilities on islands China is building in the South China Sea for civilian activities “when the …

China

​China, Russia to hold first-ever Mediterranean naval exercise

The Russian and Chinese Navies are to hold a joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May, a first in that part of the world. A total of nine …

China Keeps Close Watch as Vietnam Builds U.S. Ties

BEIJING — While Vietnam’s communist party chief was greeted with full honors as he visited neighboring China this week, the pomp barely papered over tensions between the countries over Hanoi's warming ties with Beijing’s archrival: the United States.<p>The strained diplomatic dance is partly due to a …

If You Speak Mandarin, Your Brain Is Different

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to …

Language

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

What are the 10 biggest risks facing the world in 2015?

European discord tops list of threats facing the world in 2015, ahead of Russian aggression and the advance of the Islamic State, warns leading risk consultancy Eurasia Group<p>Europe’s growing political dysfunction is the number one risk facing the world in 2015, as Europe’s fringe political parties …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

Baltimore

Republicans Revive Bold Scheme to Rig Presidential Elections

After Republicans failed to capture the White House in 2012, they dusted off a tried-and-true plan to improve their future electoral prospects. No, they wouldn't moderate their views or expand their appeal to <i>win votes</i>. They would just <i>change the way that the votes are counted!</i><p>The plan: to rig the …