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“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

World Economic Forum

5 Hidden Superfoods to Eat Healthy in 2016

It's Jan. 2nd, you are serious about your New Year's resolution. In addition to getting in good shape, you start the year off eating healthy. You are doing extremely well until about Jan. 12th. By the second week of the year, you become tired of eating foods that taste like grass or wet cardboard. …

Finally, Some Good News For Manatees And Green Sea Turtles

West Indian manatees and some colonies of green sea turtles have been in danger of extinction for decades.<p>But scientists have some good news about the much-loved sea creatures, which both have their largest U.S. populations in Florida.<p>The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service says the West Indian manatee …

The Nod: Why Leonardo DiCaprio Should (And Will) Win An Oscar For ‘The Revenant’

Related: <i>Will Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Win An Oscar With ‘The Revenant’?</i><p>This year, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious DiCaprio blocker standing in the way. Most of those who seem poised to compete against him — Eddie Redmayne, Michael Fassbender, possibly Bryan Cranston — don’t have quite the same …

A Pen that Lets You Draw with Wine, Beer, Tea and More

The WINKpen dispenses the alternative ink of your choice<p>Industrial designer Jessica Chan was working on a sustainable printer concept when she made …

Recommended Reading: The gadgets and cocktails of James Bond

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>The (James) Bond Index</b><br>Bloomberg Business<p>With the latest installment in the Bond …

See How Super Mario Bros. Changed Over 30 Years

1985: Super Mario Bros. This is it, Nintendo luminary Shigeru Miyamoto's zany-looking masterpiece that launched a platf<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Nintendo

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Hit a high with this slow-motion video of swooping birds

You understand bird’s-eye view. How about the view of its prey?<p>It’s likely that mouse or fish don’t even see the canopy of feathers coming. Our eyes and brains barely work fast enough to process the sight ourselves, so the guys who work in the studio for the BBC’s <i>Earth Unplugged</i> slowed it down for …

The man who created the world's first self aware robot says this next discovery will change the human-robot relationship forever

A decade later, the Oxford professor's seemingly unattainable challenge has been met.<p>On July 9, a team of researchers led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord helped a robot solve the riddle, displaying a level of self-awareness and satisfying what had until then been considered "the ultimate sifter" …

Robotics

Mara Pollins Costello Engages the Terror and Beauty of the Sublime in Her Landscape Works

And then again, sometimes an artist makes such a stunning leap in their work that some of us who have been watching their progress for a while are left dazzled in the process. Such was the case with Mara Pollins Costello's work last summer. I remember walking into a small exhibition that she was …

Pluto mission: NASA's New Horizons 'phones home' after blackout

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind's first flyby of Pluto.<p>Mission managers who were packed into the New Horizons "mission control" room anxiously waiting to hear from the …

Solar System

6 Cruise Lines With Amazing Art Collections | Fodor's

Art has always been a part of cruising, and today many cruise ships are becoming floating museums, offering more priceless art on the high seas than …

Watch 'Jurassic Park' reimagined as a retro video game

Hold onto your butts, "Jurassic Park" fans, as the 1993 dinosaur movie has been given a remix courtesy of CineFix that imagines the film as an old-school video game.<p>The clip is the latest in CineFix's "8-bit Cinema" series. In the clip, which was posted to the company's YouTube channel on Tuesday, …

Comic contest April 1 to April 6 Let's have a Crossover!

Incredible Member<p>Join DateApr 2014Posts670<p>Let's have a crossover!<p>This week I want to see covers that have one hero ( or heroes) crossover into the …

Superheroes of rock’n’roll – in pictures

Graphic designer by day, cartoonist by night, Butcher Billy has a soft spot for dual-identity superheroes. While growing up, the Brazilian artist was influenced by Saturday morning TV cartoons and the music on his radio. “I’m a huge fan of comics, cinema, music, games, art,” he says. “Salvador …

Firefly Monopoly Sells the Verse - Technabob

I don’t think anything started as many fights growing up as a game of <i>Monopoly.</i> We always fought over who got to be the car, and the weakest person …

Board Games

The 15 best places to play Pac-Man on Google Maps

Tech companies tend to come up with the worst April Fools’ Day jokes on the planet, but every once in a while a gem shines through the muck. Google …

'Blood Moon' Eclipse Dazzles Skywatchers

The total eclipse of the moon lasted only a short time, but it still dazzled.<p>Early risers in the western U.S. and Canada should have been able to catch a glimpse before dawn Saturday. The moment when the moon was completely obscured by Earth's shadow lasted several minutes, making it the shortest …

Lunar Eclipse

April 2015

"As The World Turns" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>As The World Turns<p>Published <b>Mar 23, 2015</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>30 Contributors</b><p><b>30 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p>View Slideshow<p>Like poetry, photographs can speak to us in a language of the heart. We long to see life unbound, to raise the veil and peer …

British Columbia

WonderCon: Marvel Answers Who Would Win, Star-Lord or Batman?

And other fun fan questions.<p>Marvel’s Next Big Thing Q&A panel kicked off with moderator Will Moss introducing the panelists: Greg Weisman (Star Wars: …

The 'Star Trek' crew will meet Green Lantern in comic-book crossover

LOS ANGELES — Set phasers for Green Lantern's Light.<p>Two of space's most storied franchises are coming together this summer, when the voyage of the …

WonderCon: DC's Convergence Is Fan-Fiction Become Canon

Jeff King, Dan Jurgens, Scott Lobdell and more talk DC's big event.<p>Writers Jeff King (Convergence), Dan Jurgens (Booster Gold), Marc Andreyko (Batman …

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New interview with Kevin Lynch reveals more Watch details, early prototypes used timeline UI

WIRED has posted a new story on the Apple Watch, which revolves around interviews with Apple human interface designer Alan Dye and Apple’s VP Technology Kevin Lynch, who heads Apple Watch software. The piece shines new light on the foundation of the smartwatch project at Apple as well as some new …

Smartwatches

31 Beech Tree Forests To See Before You Die

Go live in the woods? Beech I might.

Sony buys OnLive streaming game service, which will shut down later this month

OnLive, one of the most promising video game startups in the industry, is shutting down.<p>The Mountain View, Calif., company, which offered gamers a groundbreaking new way to play games over the Internet, announced Thursday that it's selling its patents to Sony. OnLive's service will be shut down …

Hiking in the Nordic countries

The Atnsjøen lake and the Rondane massif.<p>In the Nordic countries of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden there are large sparsely populated areas …