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Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

'It was like having a full-sized hobbit for a father'

One of Rhianna Pratchett’s most cherished early memories is of tucking herself “like a human hot-water bottle” at her father’s back in the big chair in his study, “peering out from behind him” as he played computer games.<p>The year was 1982 and Rhianna was six. Her father, Terry, was a young …

Rosetta mission: Philae could be saved

The Rosetta probe Philae could be saved if it successfully stores enough charge to send a signal back to earth<p>There are renewed hopes that the Philae probe might be salvageable after engineers began the laborious task of trying to reconnect with it.<p>A hard landing in a shaded part of the destination …

Did The Future Begin In 1610?

Scientists debate the start date of 'the age of man'<p>Time is a valuable commodity for humans. We like our news up to the minute and our technology up-to-date. But when it comes to some temporal boundaries scientists are still trying to figure out what's up.<p>There is no doubt that humanity is …

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NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface, which looks to be rocky and pockmarked.<p>Ceres lies in an asteroid belt between the paths of Mars and …

Astronomy

‘Warrior’ fungus could wipe out a quarter of British wheat crop

The virulent ‘Warrior’ strain of yellow rust fungus has been found in many what crops in the UK and could damage the harvest, scientists warn<p>An aggressive fungus could wipe out a quarter of British wheat crops this harvest season, scientists have warned.<p>The virulent ‘Warrior’ strain of yellow rust …

Vurb Is Mobile Search For Finding Things and People

Organizing friends to go out to the movies or dinner can be a pain; you jump between apps and websites as you try to figure out which restaurant to eat at, which movie to see, at what theatre, all the while trying to organize it over texts.<p>Vurb, a new iOS app, aims to simplify the way you search by …

Food Additives Inflame Mouse Guts By Disturbing Microbes

If you walk down the aisles of any supermarket, you’ll see what dietary emulsifiers can accomplish. This common class of food additives binds water and oils together, preventing mixtures of the two from splitting. They stabilise ice-cream and other frozen desserts, mayonnaise, salad dressings, and …

Ice XVI Is the Strangest Form of Solid Water Yet

The sixteenth phase of solid H2O has arrived.<p>Water ice, the unlikely solid that is less dense than its liquid form, is already a thing that should not be. As temperatures drop below freezing, water molecules form super-resilient hexagonal crystals, leaving a material that is technically …

Chemistry

9 Easy Holiday Cakes and Quick Breads

<b>1. Gingerbread</b><p>Old-fashioned gingerbread is the perfect treat to keep on hand during the holidays. There are many different kinds -- from the darkest, densest cakes made with robust molasses and stout beer to the lightest, most delicate cakes flavored only with brown sugar and a hint of ground …

Dessert