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Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change combat forever

Duke Robotics is co-founded by Raziel Atuar, a former Special Mission Unit commander in the Israel Defense Force who was inspired to develop this …

Drones

Scientists successfully infiltrate computer using malware coded into DNA

‘We wanted to understand what new computer security risks are possible’<p>In what reads like science fiction becoming reality, researchers at the University of Washington have been able to successfully infect a computer with malware coded into a strand of DNA. In order to see if a computer could be …

Malware

The Bizarre Story of ‘Vasa,’ the Ship That Keeps On Giving

<i>Vasa</i> was the world’s most high-tech warship when it set sail. Today, it’s a resource for naval historians and archaeologists–and a cautionary tale …

Scientists identify first flowering plant from 40 million years ago in 'major step forward'

A 140 million-year-old bloom bearing a striking resemblance to a water lily was the mother (and father) of every flowering plant living today, scientists believe.<p>No fossils of the flower have been found, but scientists inferred what it must have looked like after analysing a mass of botanical …

The Best Resources For Teaching Students The Differences Between A Good & Bad Slide

We’ve all seen lots of student and adult-created very bad slides.<p>Here are some resources I’ve used to help teach students to improve their quality …

Watch: this robot can spray paint giant murals

Estonian inventor, Mikhel Joala, hasn’t got an artistic bone in his body, he says. But, like many of us, he wanted to make art.<p>Last week, Joala painted a thirty-meter high mural on an industrial chimney—thanks to a robot armed with five cans of spray paint.<p>Joala created the image on a computer, …

Murals

NASA has a job opening for someone to defend Earth from aliens — and it pays a 6-figure salary

US government scientists work hard to protect the public.<p>Some study infectious diseases and effective treatments. Others ensure that drugs, food, vehicles, or consumer products live up to their claims and don't harm anyone.<p>But the concerns at NASA's headquarters are, quite literally, …

Security

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Natural Selection: A Year in the Garden by Dan Pearson

For gardeners in England, Dan Pearson is not just a hugely talented landscape and garden designer and plantsman, he’s also a much-loved gardening …

European Space Agency

Picking edible flowers? Make sure you choose carefully

Plant experts have warned that a craze for edible flowers could see enthusiastic bakers accidentally poisoning themselves.<p>The new food craze has led to Sainsbury's launching its own edible flowers range.<p>The supermarket said it was reacting to Instagram trends in launching its new range earlier this …

How to buy a satellite and launch it into space

How to buy a satellite and launch it into space<p>For the first time since the beginning of the space age, privatisation of space has reached such an …

MoMA PS1 unveils futuristic solar canopy that reacts to heat, sunlight, and movement

MoMA PS1 just completed one of its most experimental and coolest installations to date. The Long Island City-based contemporary art museum wrapped up …

Design

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve …

Growing Cut Flowers Part 3: Coming Up Roses

<i>Clare Foster continues her series on the cutting garden, focusing this month on growing a variety of roses for scent and colour, with advice from</i> …

10 Tips for Planting Under Trees

01 of 11<p>How to Plant Under a Tree<p>Every yard looks better with a mature shade tree in it. Trees add permanence and weight to the landscape. To make …

Head of a goddess | New Kingdom, Ramesside | The Met

This head once belonged to the statue of an unidentified female deity. The gender is suggested by the lack of a beard, and the simple hairstyle …

Ancient History

Why Bats Are Beautiful Things to Behold in the Garden (And How to Get Them There) - One Green Planet

As a general rule, bats aren’t the most beloved of creatures, and most people aren’t all that thrilled to see them hanging around the house. Stories …

Gardening

‘Light Painting’ Duo Captures Perfectly-Timed Photo as Lightning Strikes

With an imaginative interest in light painting and an ability to freeze fleeting moments in time, artist Eric Paré creates mesmerizing studies of light, space, and time. While most of his dazzling depictions are accomplished using artificial luminescence, Paré and his model, Kim Henry, were …

Photography

The Art of the Marbler: An Enchanting Film on the Centuries-Old Craft of Making Handmade Marbled Paper

The current mode of scandal in business and politics involves email and tweets rather than memoranda. But we do not yet live a paperless world, even …

Wes Anderson

The Secret Every Frustrated Writer Needs to Know

Are you frustrated with your writing? Tired of writing words you <i>know</i> aren’t as good as you want them to be? Frustrated writer, I know why.It’s called …

Creative Writing

Who knew a vegetable garden could be so fun?

<b>It's my first time having a real vegetable garden, and I can't get over how exciting it is to watch plants grow.</b><p>This spring, my kids and I planted …

Gardening

Living with Houseplants: Four Years Later in a Brooklyn Apartment

The first time we visited Summer Rayne Oakes in 2013, the wellness author and houseplant enthusiast was living in Brooklyn with more plants than we’d …

The Best Ceiling Medallions to Dress Up Your Space

There's no denying that appeal that architectural moldings can add to a space. And one of the easiest ways to get the look — with hardly any work at …

Home Depot

Why the shade garden is so underrated — and how to create your own

Shade gathers from year to year in the garden like the wrinkles on your face, growing more pronounced with time.<p>Small bushes develop into large shrubs, young patio trees shift from skinny to broad, newly planted trees rise to the rooftops and beyond. This is a direct consequence of our love of …

Gardening

10 Vegetables That Can Regrow From Their Own Scraps - One Green Planet

The idea of grocery shopping is that you buy your food and then a week or so later, you go back for more. Well, what if you never had to go back from …

Gardening

NASA Scientists Baffled By Mysterious Pit Photographed On Mars

While it’s been said that the moon is made of cheese, we know, of course, that particular dairy product was never discovered on our close lunar neighbor. But what about a place on Mars that looks like it’s made of Swiss cheese?<p>This area of the Red Planet’s southern hemisphere includes a large pit …

Plant Seeds Use Mini 'Brains' to Decide When to Sprout

Plant seeds may use miniature "brains" to help them decide whether to sprout or stay dormant, new research suggests.<p>These seed "brains" don't have …

Download 2,500 Beautiful Woodblock Prints and Drawings by Japanese Masters (1600-1915)

No one art form has done more to shape the world's sense of traditional Japanese aesthetics than the woodblock print. But not so very long ago, in …

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War