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In Florida, A Clash Over Exhuming Bodies At Reform School

Researchers at the University of South Florida are fighting with the state over access to the grounds of a now-closed reform school.<p>For decades, the Dozier School for Boys was notorious for the harsh treatment boys received there. Now, a forensic anthropologist and her team want permission to …

Nest Learning Thermostat: Saving Time, Money, And Improving Your Livelihood

I’ll admit that with three boys running around here we don’t have the cleanest house on the block, but I bet we have one of the more efficiently run …

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You're More Likely to Die a Violent Death in Rural America Than in a City

Video: The Pixel Painter

Hal Lasko, also known as Grandpa, creates full-scale masterpieces pixel by pixel using Microsoft Paint. This video by our friend Josh Bogdan, shares his story.<p>When Josh Bogdan sent Dwell his new video, <i>The Pixel Painter</i>, we had to pass it along. Hal Lasko, a 97-year-old retired graphic artist, uses …

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CDC: More than 275 have unidentified stomach bug

WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities say more than 275 people in seven states have now been sickened with an unidentified stomach bug.<p>The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to …

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What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

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Everyone’s Cooking with Greek Yogurt

It’s popularity only seems to be increasing – on grocery shelves and in your kitchen.<p>Sweet & savory, people are getting creative cooking with Greek …

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Girls' Legos Are A Hit, But Why Do Girls Need Special Legos?

Two years ago, in 2011, <i>90 percent</i> of Lego's consumers were boys. A tough statistic to swallow for those of us who grew up playing with Lego's gender-neutral buckets of bricks. But the statistic came straight from Lego, which was then focused on boys with franchised sets based on properties like <i>Star</i> …

Mummies reveal ancient nicotine habit

The hair of mummies from the town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile reveals the people in the region had a nicotine habit spanning from at least 100 B.C. to A.D. 1450.<p>Additionally, nicotine consumption occurred on a society-wide basis, irrespective of social status and wealth, researchers say.<p>The …

Report: Android’s malware problem is getting worse, and only users of the latest version are safe from harm

Earlier this year, we saw a report that said there was a 163% rise in the number of malware-infected Android devices in 2012. As shocking as that figure might be, we have a new report now that says the problem has blown up even further.<p>According to a recently published report[1] from networking …

Senate passes sweeping rewrite of immigration laws

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill Thursday that would allow the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants to become U.S. citizens, overhaul the country's immigration system and spend billions to secure the southwest border with Mexico.<p>After years of failed attempts, …

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20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

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The 4 Biggest Myths About Fat (and How to Lose It)

At a recent get-together, I overheard a few friends talking about their weight loss woes. One said, “My problem is I have a gym membership and I …

New crowdfunding site gets YouTubers a regular paycheck

Jack Conte says he’s earning over $60,000 a year making music videos for his YouTube channel, and he wants to help other artists do the same. Launched in May, his crowdfunding platform Patreon aims to get YouTube personalities get paid for the things they make—great and small.<p>Unlike Kickstarter, …

The Incarceration Epidemic

About one-fourth of all incarcerated people on Earth is in the U.S. That constitutes a public health problem.<p>Shannon Stapleton/Reuters<p>The U.S. incarceration rate has more than quadrupled since 1980. It's now the highest in the world, just ahead of Russia and Rwanda. It is estimated that …

Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden Reaches 100,000 Signatures

A petition demanding the US government pardons Edward Snowden, the former NSA agent whose leaks revealed the existence of the PRISM program and other spying revalations, has passed the 100,000 digital ‘signatures’ required to force a response from the President’s Office.<p>The timing of the milestone …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

Gay-Therapy Ministry Shuts Down, Says 'We've Hurt People'

Gay-rights activists have welcomed a decision by a Christian ministry dedicated to "curing" homosexuals to shut its doors, praising the organization's president for his "integrity and authenticity" in offering an apology for the group's actions.<p>The Orlando, Fla., based Exodus International, which …

Can This Sleek Lighter Challenge The Zippo?

Alessi’s new Sushi lighter is at home both in your pocket and your kitchen.<p>Design is a search to perfectly integrate form, function, and meaning. A single design can take years of iterations and refinements and still may never embody that ideal. But if it becomes iconic–think the <i>Coca-Cola</i> bottle …

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human skin cell to grow a very early human embryo, then …