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5 Stories of 2014: The Surprising Links Between Human and Animal Protection

Here's my list of five headline-grabbing stories in 2014 that show just how connected human health and animal protection are:<p><b>1. Chris Christie Sells Out Humans and Animals</b><p>After reports of his bridge scandal, the New Jersey Governor's 2016 presidential ambitions took a nosedive. That's why many see …

E.coli

Bitcoin Bulls Made the Worst Predictions of 2014

Predictions of bitcoin domination may have been a little too optimistic...<p>The last 12 months have not been kind to bitcoin. After starting the year …

Cryptocurrency

Rewind: Best viral videos of 2014

There were more viral videos in 2014 than you can shake a stick at, and you could spend weeks watching them all. From John Oliver to the Ice Bucket Challenge, we were absolutely inundated with stuff to watch throughout the year, and that’s a great thing.<p>Wishing you could relive some of the best …

Sticky sensors will monitor your body's organs

Health sensors that attach directly to your organs to are potentially very useful, since they can measure miniscule electrical signals and other details that might otherwise fly under the radar. There's just one problem: actually sticking those devices on to something that soft and squishy is …

Could We Build a Disk Bigger Than a Star?

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Alderson disk, an astoundingly enormous sun-encircling object.<p><b>Megastructure name:</b> Alderson disk<p><b>Named after:</b> The late Jet …