Lisa Baker

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Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

The icebound crew of the Akademik Shokalskiy made headlines but, a year on, the fruits of their expedition are revealed<p>Rescue from Antarctic - the full story<p>The voyage was meant to retrace the steps of Douglas Mawson, the great polar explorer and scientist who led the Australasian Antarctic …

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

Comedy

Everything Is Distributed

In September 2007, Jean Bookout, 76, was driving her Toyota Camry down an unfamiliar road in Oklahoma, with her friend Barbara Schwarz seated next to her on the passenger side. Suddenly, the Camry began to accelerate on its own. Bookout tried hitting the brakes, applying the emergency brake, but …

Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

The Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, which last summer raised $2.6 million via crowdfunding, has finally begun shipping, the company now claims. Early backers may be a bit skeptical, given the delays the company experienced since raising a significant round of funding many months …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: hybrid Batmobile, self-cleaning fish tank and an anatomical Barbie

Clean tech fans were thrilled this week when Germany proved it's possible to power the world with greener energy by announcing that 74 percent of its energy was recently met with renewable sources. But if you still have doubts about the future of renewable energy, a new report from the …

The Conspiracy Theorist Who Duped The World's Biggest Physicists

Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.<p>In December, the trailer for a star-studded new documentary about the universe was uploaded to YouTube. "Everything we think …

Star Trek

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Nearly eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a …

10 GIFs Of Deep-Sea Creatures Encountering A Sub

Never-before-seen images from a recent expedition to the ocean floor<p>For the past three weeks, we've been following an incredible livestream of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, filmed from a submersible operated by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer.<p>The expedition, led by the National Oceanic …

New State Of Light Revealed With Photon-Trapping Method

A theoretical physicist has explained a way to capture particles of light called photons, even at room temperature, a feat thought only possible at bone-chillingly cold temperatures.<p>Alex Kruchkov, a doctoral student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), has built the first …

High CO2 Makes Crops Less Nutritious

Climate change could increase deficiencies in zinc and iron, new study suggests.<p><b>This story is part of National Geographic's special eight-month Future of Food series.</b><p><b>Crops grown in the high-CO2 atmosphere of the future could be significantly less nutritious, a new study published today in Nature</b> …

This Plastic Is Made Of Shrimp Shells

It's called shrilk, and no, it won't cause allergic reactions.<p>There ain't no reason why we can't replace plastic with something biodegradable. Here's one option: a material called shrilk. It is made from a chemical in shrimp shells called chitosan, a version of chitin--the second-most abundant …

Biodegradation

Did Homer Simpson Actually Solve Fermat's Last Theorem? Take A Look

You don't have to notice, but if you do, it's like a hidden kiss. There have always been popular television shows that sneak bits of arcane learning into their storylines. <i>Star Trek</i> did this. <i>Dr. Who</i> (in Britain) did this. So, back in the day, did Rocky and Bullwinkle, and before them, a cartoon show …

Ancient Egyptians Had Vegetarian Diet, Mummy Study Shows

(Inside Science) -- Did the ancient Egyptians eat like us? If you're a vegetarian, tucking in along the Nile thousands of years ago would have felt just like home.<p>In fact, eating lots of meat is a recent phenomenon. In ancient cultures vegetarianism was much more common, except in nomadic …

Why crowd-funding is set to explode in size over the next few years

Peer-to-peer lenders may be in for boom times. The type of social-driven lending that helped fund flashy startups such as virtual-reality goggles maker Oculus VR could more than double over the next few years, according to research from the Tabb Group. Oculus was scooped up by Facebook for a cool …

Virtual Reality

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make Putting on Eyeliner

Everyone knows it's hard to apply eyeliner. But what if you're doing something that you don't even realize messes it up, and if you fixed that one little thing, your eye makeup would look noticeably better? Here, the five things most likely to mess up your eye makeup game. Watch out for them, and …

Iro | Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio, a Denver-based startup, have presented Iro, a retro-fit sprinkler controller which connects to the internet via Wifi and is controlled …

Belkin Kitchen Stand and Wand / Stylus for Tablets

Dad Uses Special Effects to Turn His Son into a Superhero

The title of “Coolest Dad of the Year” might just go to Daniel Hashimoto for his epic home videos of his 3-year-old son, James. Hashimoto, an After Effects artist for DreamWorks Animation, adds spectacular special effects to short videos of his son's playtime, turning everyday scenes of visiting …

Action Movies

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Zero waste, lower transport costs and recyclable materials – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam<p>Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon …