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An Author Who Makes Good Money Publishing With Amazon Isn't Cheering On Its Industry Takeover

Vincent Zandri, a novelist published by Amazon Publishing's Thomas & Mercer, told David Streitfeld of The New York Times that even though he makes enough money from working with Amazon to fund trips to Nepal, Italy, France, and the Amazon River, he isn't on either company's side in the pricing …

How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …

A Simple Eye Test Could Accurately Detect Alzheimer's

Current tests for Alzheimer's include expensive tests using brain PET or MRI imaging. But two studies have shown that a simple eye test can detect …

Almost all of the world’s biggest cities will be in Asia and Africa by 2030

Tokyo is the undisputed champion of mega-cities. With a population of 37.8 million, it dwarfs second-place Delhi. The Japanese capital has such a big lead in population that even though it’s expected to lose about half a million people over the next 16 years, it will still be the world’s biggest …

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Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Orbital Sciences Cygnus Launches To The International Space Station

Earlier today, an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket successfully launched from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Atop the rocket was one of the company’s Cygnus craft, loaded with over 3,600 pounds of supplies and scientific equipment for the International Space Station.<p>The successful launch …

The top 5 things that cause brain hiccups

Why are we capable of complicated thinking one minute, and the next, our minds are thrown for a loop by the simplest of things?<p>Our brains balk at the …

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Palestinians fear 'no place is safe' in Gaza

<b>Gaza City -</b> Khader Khader had less than one minute to evacuate his home.<p>At 7am on Friday, the 55-year-old was sleeping under the staircase with his five children, when he heard his neighbour scream, "Dr Khader, evacuate! They are going to bomb my house!"<p>At that moment, Khader's seven-year-old son, …

Two men and their quest to make Bitcoin truly untraceable

For some, Bitcoin doesn't go far enough towards truly unregulated, untraceable currency. Cody Wilson, the man behind the world's first lethal 3D-printed gun, and Amir Taaki, a Bitcoin entrepreneur, are the two crytpo-anarchists leading the effort to build software that hopes to make Bitcoin …