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Building R&R (Reuse and Recycling)

I’ve settled on a date for the group walk: Saturday, May 7, starting at 10:00 a.m. If you’d like to join me on a walk through the Inner Harbor area, …

How thousands of gamers are helping to decode the human body

<i>EVE Online</i> isn't just a game about internet spaceships and sci-fi politics. Since March, developer CCP Games has been running Project Discovery – an initiative to help improve scientific understanding of the human body at the tiniest levels.<p>Run in conjunction with the Human Protein Atlas and …

Life Sciences

PayPal Promotes “Gender Equality” Panel Without Any Women

What better way to go about solving Silicon Valley’s systemic gender-diversity problem than by having a team of men talk about it onstage? That seems to be the premise behind the innocuous-sounding Gender Equality and Inclusion in the Workplace panel, hosted by PayPal’s diversity and women-in-tech …

Feminism

Backyard Airstream In New Orleans

Good morning. I love exploring your site, such great inspiration! Thought i would sumbit a few pictures of the 79 airstream guest house that my …

New Orleans

The list of cancers that can be treated by immunotherapy keeps growing

NEW ORLEANS — New immunotherapy drugs are showing significant and extended effectiveness against a broadening range of cancers, including rare and intractable tumors often caused by viruses. Researchers say these advances suggest the treatment approach is poised to become a critical part of the …

Health

Science Finally Explains Why Books Smell So Darn Good

Ask an avid reader what their favorite scent in the world is, and the answer is almost immediate: the intoxicating smell of old books. Whether you’re taking a good whiff in an indie bookstore or breathing in the delicate pages of an ancient volume at a local library, there’s no denying that old …

Chemistry

You Can Now Ride A Bed From San Francisco To LA

And get a good night’s sleep on the way!<p>Forget waking up after a cross-state bus ride with a cramped neck and cold feet. A ticket on the SleepBus -- now offering transportation from downtown San Francisco to Los Angeles and back -- gets riders a single bed outfitted with clean Casper sheets, WiFi, …

San Francisco Bay Area

This tiny adapter lets you use wireless controllers with an NES

Analogue, the company behind perhaps the most gorgeous NES ever made, is releasing a new adapter so you can use a wireless controller with your classic Nintendo hardware. Called the Retro Receiver, the $19.99 receiver simply plugs into the controller port on an NES, letting you replace the …

Gaming

Animal Planet TV Crew Finds Castaway While Filming Off The Coast Of Australia

TV shows love to send crews out to remote locations where few humans dare to tread and film the whole experience, because audiences who are stuck at …

TV (Australia)

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State | Motherboard

Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist in in conditions of extreme …

Quantum mechanics

Making Moves

<b>Group Walk update!</b> The weather is getting clear enough that I think I can safely schedule a group walk. I’ll have more details next week, but here’s …

San Francisco

U.K. Science Minister Torpedoes 'Boaty McBoatface' As Ship Name

Appearing to drown all hope that the U.K.'s new $300 million research vessel will be named "Boaty McBoatface," Science Minister Jo Johnson says the ship needs a more "suitable" name.<p>Although Boaty McBoatface decisively won a public poll that Britain's Natural Environment Research Council launched …

Science

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 12 – Awakenings by Oliver Sacks (1973)

Among the great books in this series that address the human condition, <i>Awakenings</i> stands out as a profoundly influential medical classic from the 1970s, whose extraordinary narrative continues to reverberate.<p><i>Awakenings</i> has inspired short stories, poems, novels and plays, notably Harold Pinter’s <i>A</i> …

Oliver Sacks

Top 10 industrial-chic hotels and hostels

Sekeping Kong Heng, Ipoh, Malaysia<p>With beds made from wire fencing (don’t worry, the mattresses on top are normal) and communal spaces that resemble a car park or a building site, this design hotel in the town of Ipoh is as stripped-back as it gets. The hotel occupies a three-storey neo-classical …

Hostels

Top 8 Family Vacations in America

Like a Kid on Christmas Morning

Although I’m in my mid-fifties, I must confess that I still find myself getting excited as the calendar approaches Christmas. Some people feel that …

Christmas

Dogs and Peanut Butter: A Match Made in Photo Book Heaven

If you have a dog, you know the magic of the substance known as peanut butter—a small smudge on their nose and they’ll be busy for the next 30 …

Pets

Salone del Mobile 2016: The 15 most desirable objects in the world right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Each year, I'm amazed by how luxury brands and designers come together at Salone del Mobile Milano to wow us with their creations.<p>I'm a sucker for shiny objects, collaborations and emerging trends, and what I've noticed at this year's fair is that more and more exhibitors are showing …

Mobile Development

Experimental therapy for brain cancer developed by UCLA and Caltech could prevent drug resistance

UCLA and Caltech researchers have developed a technique that shows promise for preventing drug resistance in people with glioblastoma, the most …

Health

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Science

Amazing toilets around the world – in pictures

Travel Photography

SpaceX Releases Photos from Historic Ocean Barge Landing

On Friday, SpaceX made history by performing its first successful ocean barge landing following a resupply mission to the ISS. Today, they released …

SpaceX

This Optical Illusion Will Break Your Brain

A tweet by the BBC’s Marc Blank-Settle about his kid’s train track has been baffling the Internet. In the video you can see the two track pieces are …

Illusion

Taco Bell's Cheetos Crunchwrap is just another reason to move to Canada

Pack your bags, America. Canada just one-upped the fast food game.<p>Taco Bell Canada is now selling its Cheetos Crunchwrap Slider for $2.99 (that's Canadian dollars, so $2.22 USD) for a limited time.<p>While Americans are still chowing down on our so-yesterday Doritos tacos, Canadians will be satisfying …

Canada

Simplistic Chart Of How Long Different Animals Live

This is a retro chart from Compton's Encyclopedia detailing the average lifespans of a bunch of different animals. I had no idea that carp and swans …

Encyclopedia

Stephen Hawking wants to use lasers to propel a tiny spaceship to Alpha Centauri

When famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech tycoon Yuri Milner announced a $100 million hunt for alien life last year, they pledged to inject a whole lot of funding and brain power into the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. At a news conference Tuesday, the duo announced …

Stephen Hawking

American Hero Hacks Game Boy to Run Almost Any Retro Game

Meet the Gameboy Zero. It’s a classic Gameboy shell with a Raspberry Pi’s heart. But the mod isn’t purely cosmetic.Using Emulation Station, this Pi …

Retro

New Test for Brain Tumors

Every year in the United States as many as 15,000 people are diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most aggressive kind of brain cancer. Many patients …

Brain Tumors

A Local's Neighborhood Guide to Los Angeles

Jaclyn Johnson's style is so nice, we've toured her home twice! She's the creator of Create & Cultivate, "an online platform and offline conference …

Los Angeles

Walk, Don’t Run

This was a short work week for me. I spent a very long weekend—Thursday through Tuesday—in Southern California, helping with a “Ragnar” race and …

Honda