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Census 2016: what's changed for Indigenous Australians?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a complicated history with the Australian census. Until the 1967 referendum, the question about …

The Tertill Is a Roomba-Style Robot That Whacks Weeds for You

By<p>Jun 27 2017, 4:23 PM<p>Straw, cardboard, fabric, a full bottle of Roundup: Doesn’t matter what goes down in the garden, weeds will still pop up. …

The Air Plant Thrives Without Soil

If you've ever browsed Pinterest or Instagram, you've definitely seen them: those little green plants that look like they came right out of a design …

Draw a figure in under five minutes

Sketching a five-minute pose is a lot of fun because it offers just enough time to capture a strong sense of the pose, but not enough time to …

Meet the House That Can Produce More Energy Than It Consumes

Negative Footprint Design<p>Imagine living or working in a building that produces all the power it needs — and more. One that makes the absolute best …

Microsoft is building a smart antivirus using 400 million PCs

An upcoming security update will incorporate machine learning from millions of computers fending off malware, the company says.<p>Microsoft is turning to artificial intelligence to create the next generation of antivirus software.<p>The company is under massive pressure to deliver a cybersecurity …

Artificial Intelligence

ISTE 2017: Google Introduces New Features for Classroom Exploration

By Jena PassutThe tech giant expands offerings that help teachers use tools like Google Earth Voyager in the classroom.

Education Technology

Scientists discover water has not one, but two liquid phases

We know from our early science classes that water exists as a solid, liquid, and gas. But an international team of 19 scientists say that’s not the …

Supercapacitors could be better than batteries or fuel cells for clean electric powered transit

<b>They are already building them in China.</b><p>Everyone agrees that electric rail transportation is the greenest way to go, but hanging the wires needed to …

India Has Shut Down 37 of the World's Biggest Coal Company's Mines

On its Way Out<p>Things are not looking good for the coal industry. In the latest blow to this fossil fuel, the world biggest coal company is closing a …

Enhance Kitchen Storage With Different Styling Options

Having enough storage in the kitchen is a prime concern for homeowners no matter what the budget. Of course, it’s not just a matter of having a place …

Kitchens

Britain’s Futile Attempt to Keep American Colonists From Taking Tribal Land

British surveyors and Native American leaders drew a border along the Appalachians. Then the Revolutionary War happened.<p>Picture this: In the 1760s, a …

An entire region of China just ran on 100% renewable energy for 7 days

But the Chinese province of Qinghai has already reached that goal, according to news outlet Xinhua. For seven days — from June 17 to 23 — the region ran on 100% renewable energy, including solar, wind, and hydropower.<p>The week was part of a trial conducted by the State Grid Corporation of China, …

Self-Driving Safety Data Should be Public, Consumer Advocates Tell Congress

As automakers pushed Tuesday for federal authorities to clear the way for autonomous test vehicles on public roads, consumer advocates called for a …

Seed Savers: Essentials for a DIY Kit

Seed savers believe in miracles. Or as Henry David Thoreau put it, “I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am …

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Cats are an extreme outlier among domestic animals

Massive study of ancient and modern cat genomes reveals an unusual history.<p>People who live with cats like to joke about how these small fuzzy …

Pets

Scientists show future events decide what happens in the past

Quantum physics is a weird world. It studies subatomic particles, which are the essential building blocks of reality. All matter, including ourselves …

Girl Mistakes Bride For Real-Life Princess From Book She’s Holding, And Her Reaction Melts Everyone’s Hearts

Most girls get to meet princesses only in Disneyland, but this little girl, she met one on the streets of Seattle.<p>“My wife and I got married last …

Ancient DNA Could Unravel the Mystery of Prehistoric European Migration

Let’s face it: Even with the modern conveniences of U-Hauls and cardboard boxes, moving is a pain. For Neolithic humans living in Europe 5,000 years …

Anthropology

Doctors Are Now Fighting Depression by Targeting the Brain's Wiring, Not Its Chemical Balance

The Damage of Depression<p>Depression is becoming an epidemic that is damaging individuals, society, and the economy. Its has become the leading source …

How clean energy is transforming the world, in 5 charts

Take it straight from a major fossil fuel supplier: The world's energy mix is changing, and it's shifting toward lower-carbon fuels.<p>BP, the British …

Google has built a stunning, searchable archive of 3,000 years of world fashion

Google’s latest project may be the most widely accessible and comprehensive fashion collection on the planet. All you need to view it is an internet connection.<p>“We Wear Culture” is a collaboration between Google and more than 180 museums, schools, fashion institutions, and other organizations from …

Interactive Video

Roof that Curves Upwards Brings Light into This Revitalized Aussie Home

If you find us constantly harping on the importance of lighting and natural ventilation while planning for a home, then it is for good reason. …

Interior Design

An Explanation of the Differences Between Image File Formats

How JPEGs, PNGs, GIFs, TIFFs etc. work<p>Are you the type of designer who wants to know how your tools work, or are you only concerned with the utility …

7 Vegetarian Meals You Can Cook Once And Eat All Week

It's no secret that prepping your food on the weekend makes it easier to eat right during the week. There's no need to order takeout or nuke that frozen mac and cheese when you've got a healthy meal in the fridge, right?<p>Right, you say. But what if you're trying to meal prep without the meat? Beef …

There Was Less Crime in Border States After Medical Weed Was Legalized

Mexican drug cartels may be dialing back their activity thanks to legal marijuana.<p>Medical marijuana has proven indispensable for many people, from autistic children to veterans with PTSD. There's even a case to be made that, used as a painkiller, marijuana could help solve the country's opioid …

This in-ear translator will hit eardrums next month

Aussie startup Lingmo is claiming a world-first with the launch of an earpiece that translates foreign languages in seconds.<p>Aussie startup Lingmo is farewelling language faux pas with an earpiece that can translate eight languages, taking seconds, and it could be yours within a month.<p>Lingmo's …

Language Learning

How to Get Proper Exposure in Camera

In this video, you'll learn how to use live view in your camera's LCD to find the proper exposure before clicking the shutter.<p>In second part, you'll …