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Can I Increase Soil Organic Matter by 1% This Year?

This fall, I participated in workshops where a farmer claimed his soil organic matter increased by 1% per year. Is this a realistic goal to shoot for?<p>…

10 Math Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

Are you ready to give your mathematics skills a boost? These simple math tricks can help you perform calculations more quickly and easily. They also …

Mathematics

Is organic always better? It’s not as clear-cut as you might think.

<i>This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>It’s easy to think that buying organic …

Plant Heirloom Garlic Now, Reap Rewards in the Spring

It’s bulb season. About this time of year, people punch holes in the ground and plop in bulbs that sleep all winter, shooting up in the spring. Tiny green blub shoots poking up from the dirt are one of the first and most anticipated signs of the new season in some parts of the world. One bulb has …

3D Printed Farm Drone Designed by Mexican Engineering Student Helps Small Farmers Monitor Crops

With global population exploding, perhaps few efforts are more essential today than those aimed at developing efficient and cost-effective ways of …

Here's the saddest thing anybody's ever said about virtual reality

He told me he'd made some investments in virtual reality, but none in augmented reality. "I don't believe in augmented reality," he told me.<p>A quick catch-up on those terms: Virtual reality puts you entirely in a computer-generated world. You're cut off from reality inside a bulky headset. The main …

Augmented Reality

Relook: High-End Portrait Retouching Tools for iOS

The Finnish app development studio Sumoing has just launched Relook, a new photo-editing app for iOS that it calls the first professional-level …

Texas doctors do world's first skull-scalp transplant

Opening a new frontier in transplant surgery, Texas doctors have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man who suffered …

Medicine

How To Grow Strawberries

Strawberries are the quintessential summer fruit. Juicy, flavorful, and packed with vitamin C, they are a must-have for any summer garden. Organic …

Gardening

Summer Garden Ideas: Choosing The Best Plants

When deciding what to plant in your summer garden -- whether you're starting fresh or adding on to your current assembly of flowers and shrubs -- it's important to account for climate and soil conditions. For example, you don't want to add species that require a lot of shade and moisture if you …

This infinitely customizable keyboard only does everything

Keyboards are great for typing numbers and letters and stuff, but don’t they seem a little static sometimes?<p>This awesome-looking Bluetooth peripheral aims to solve that problem you may or may not actually have, and it does so with a lot of style and a crisp, simple design.<p>The Sonder keyboard …

eReaders

7 common tech myths busted

I know you've had the experience of sharing a "fact" you've known for years, only to have someone point out that it's actually wrong. In the fast-changing tech universe, it's very common. Here are seven myths that I hear people saying over and over, but are not exactly accurate.<p><b>1. You shouldn't</b> …

At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

For the next six months, Italy is hosting a dinner party — and the entire world is invited to attend.<p>The event, called Expo Milano 2015, is the latest World's Fair. This year's theme is "feeding the planet, energy for life." The global population is projected to pass 9 billion by 2050, and Expo …

Agriculture

Why are so many people still going hungry?

Alison Visser, City Press<p>Another red light. Another beggar. A couple of minutes worth of staring straight ahead, wishing he would go away. The …

'Seeds' gets right to the root of how global warming affects food supply

Although it may not be the most vivid or exciting subject for cinematic exploration, the documentary "Seeds of Time" offers a vital, clear-headed look at the effects of climate change on global food security. Still, one suspects the film will likely preach to the converted instead of enlightening …

Archives

China’s military has declared war on Western thought on the internet

China’s military says the internet has become its main ideological battlefield and that it should build a “Great Wall” online to protect the country’s citizens from “hostile Western forces.” A strongly worded editorial (link in Chinese) published in the People’s Liberation Army Daily on May …

China

With Windows 10, The OS Becomes A Service Instead Of A Series Of Major Releases

Microsoft is moving to a different kind of software model with Windows 10. A developer evangelist noted that Windows 10 would be the “last version of Windows” during the company’s Ignite conference this week, and a follow-up confirmation from an official Microsoft spokesperson revealed (via the …

Software