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The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Habitats

A Chinese Startup Made This Gorgeous iPhone Clone That's Thinner Than Any Phone In The World

The Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world.<p>It's more than two millimeters slimmer than the iPhone 6, and it's so skinny it can't even fit a standard headphone jack.<p>The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will …

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

Pets

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Hackers shut down Sony Pictures' computers and are blackmailing the studio

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message …

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it …

Streetwear

Tom Meade's wild Ferrari Thomassima was the P4/5 of its day

Before the Pininfarina Sergio, there was the Thomassima.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the December 1970 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>IF you are ever in Modena, Italy, you may see a big blond kid tearing down the street on a Lambretta scooter with a big, mean-looking German shepherd on board. That …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

How Tesla got Nevada to give it $1.4B in exchange for a giant battery factory

Elon Musk is riding high.<p>He’s running two acclaimed companies, SpaceX and Tesla. The former recently scored a multi-billion-dollar contract with NASA to shuttle supplies and astronauts to the International Space Station. The latter is building one of the most highly acclaimed cars ever, …

Early Fans Are Abandoning Google Glass In Droves

He'd left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who heads up the top-secret lab which developed Glass, has hardly given up on the product -- he recently wore his pair to the beach.<p>But Brin's timing is not propitious, coming as many developers and early Glass users are losing …

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

Ebola outbreak: Millions of doses of vaccines planned by 2015

As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experimental doses by next year.<p>There is currently no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which continues to spread in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.<p>The virus …

Bosco Verticale is Italian for dope urban treehouse

This just in: We no longer have to choose between living in the city or the forest. A pair of new towers in Milan, Italy, proves that we can have it …

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The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

Breitling

Correction: Iraq story

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a story Oct. 14 about violence in Iraq, The Associated Press reported erroneously the year of a series of lethal attacks by two …

Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director

BETHESDA, Md. -- As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country's top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered were it not for budget …

Hagel says U.S. close to enlisting Turkey in Islamic State fight

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. was getting closer to reaching a deal with Turkey about training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels inside Turkey's borders for the ongoing campaign against<p>Islamic Statemilitants.<p>Rebel training is already set to occur in Saudi Arabia, where the fighters …

Middle East

No Ebola Checks at Brussels Airport After Flights From Liberia

BRUSSELS, Belgium — It’s the classic airport scene: a man hugs his wife and two daughters at arrivals. But in this case, the traveler had just stepped off a plane from the Ebola-stricken Liberian capital of Monrovia —meaning that some might shy away from such embraces. "I've been screened before …

Disease

Dallas Residents Wake Up To This Automated Phone Call Telling Them Their Neighbour Has Ebola

A Texas community is reeling today after hundreds of people received pre-recorded phone calls telling them that a health worker living in their …

U.S. CDC head criticized for blaming 'protocol breach' as nurse gets Ebola | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by a top U.S. health official that a “protocol breach” caused a Dallas nurse to be infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient, saying the case instead shows how far the nation’s hospitals are from adequately …

Turkey opens its bases for US and coalition forces in fight against Isis

Heavy fighting between Isis and Kurds continues in Kobani, with reports that neither side is gaining ground despite losses<p>Turkey has agreed to let US and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State (Isis) …

The 27-Year-Old Who Tells Investors and Reporters What's New in Tech

Ryan Hoover was dancing with some friends at DNA Lounge in San Francisco last month when a stranger suddenly turned to him and asked, "Are you Ryan …

DIY Small Stylish Shed

Often, ordinary garden tools and common materials are not kept in a resistant or highly durable structure. The outdoor cabinets or tables are seen as …