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How America’s Most Useless Crop Also Became Its Most Commonly Grown One

Contrary to what you may think (and what your food labels may suggest) corn is not the most grown crop in America. The most grown crop is something …

Nextbit's Robin Android phone is a glimpse of a cloud-first future

A long time ago – so long in fact that I worked elsewhere – I wrote about how increasing mobile network speeds could be the beginning of the end of the smartphone as we know it.<p>With increasingly capable hardware, fast networks and some additional infrastructure in place, the idea of a cloud-first, …

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

Graphic Design

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

Universe

What’s the best way to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables?

<b>The Question</b><p>Is rinsing fruit and vegetables under water effective at removing pesticides? Should I use a store-bought produce wash instead? Are there some fruits and vegetables that, no matter how I clean them, I should buy organically grown?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There is a growing concern among Canadians …

Star Wars Showerheads Let You Bathe In Vader's Tears

With a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie on the horizon, the Disney/Lucasfilm marketing machine is finally fully operational. How do we know? Because in addition to …

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

Space Exploration

We're all about to start taking 3D printed drugs

<i>Aprecia Pharmaceuticals announced that its epilepsy drug SPRITAM was the first drug approved by the FDA that is manufactured with 3-D printing technologies. (Image Credit: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals)</i><p>“By combining 3D printing technology with a highly-prescribed epilepsy treatment, SPRITAM is designed …

Biopod uses the cloud to maintain a micro-habitat in your home

If you've ever owned exotic reptiles, amphibians and/or plants, then you'll know that keeping their living conditions optimal can be quite the …

Assassin's Creed Movie Modeled After Batman Begins, Blade Runner

New details about the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender have been revealed, relating to its plot and more. Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean Julien Baronnet acknowledged in a new interview with French film magazine <i>Premiere</i> that video game movies don't have the best track …

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating habits, examining the personalities of people who eat fast, …

21 Best TV Shows Based on Comic Books, Ranked by Awesomeness

Comic books are kind of a big deal.<p>No longer for just the neck-bearded crowd at Comic-Con, comics have become mainstream on both the big and small screen. Studios are constantly searching for intellectual property that can get them the next "Walking Dead." The genre has a very deep bench of hits …

Comics

Europe's big data bombshell: What you need to know

Europe's top court has delivered a bombshell ruling that will force thousands of U.S. companies to change the way they treat personal data of users, customers and staff.<p>Here is all you need to know about the Safe Harbor ruling:<p><b>What did Europe do?</b><p>The European Court of Justice declared invalid a 2000 …

Privacy

John Fogerty Explains Creedence Clearwater Revival's Hall of Fame Meltdown

Singer-songwriter tells full story of CCR's notorious infighting in exclusive book excerpt<p><i>There have been many bitter and awkward moments at the</i> …

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The space agency will reveal latest data and photos of the planet and its moon from New Horizons spacecraft Thursday, adding to its unprecedented collection<p>The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall …

Solar System

10 Dishes You Loved in September

From honey cake to lots of enchiladas, these are the dishes you loved the most in September.<p><b>These were the 10 dishes you loved the most in September</b>. There will be enchiladas.

Cooking

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Declutter Your Home: Why Being Organized Saves You Money

If you’ve ever accrued a late fee after losing a bill, thrown away spoiled peaches you forgot to eat, or bought yet another pair of sunglasses …

Minimalism

Johnny Depp Performs With His Rock-Legend Supergroup, The Hollywood Vampires

Last week, the actor took a break from Black Mass Oscar buzz to rock out at West Hollywood's Roxy.<p>Before Sunset Junction or Sunset and Glendale, there was the Sunset Strip—an infamously raucous stretch of punk rock and metal venues perched on the edge of Los Angeles's most seductive boulevard. A …

Concerts

You won’t believe which movies are now being considered for remakes

Deadline reported today that the long-time production partner to Warner Bros. is going to sell off the rights to 78 of their most precious nuggets of fandom. While the libraries of every film are up for grabs, the studio has retained the rights to remake certain properties in the mix.<p>Among the …

Construction

The USA’s top historical sights

A lot of people think of the United States as a young country with little in the way of history. Sure, the country’s only been a country since 1776, but before that there was the colonial period and before <i>that</i> there were centuries of Native American cultures. And, of course, there's its more modern …

History

Slash Keyboard for iOS partners with popular Web services to share just about anything

If you ever need information or advice about what to do or where to go while out an about, you might throw a query to Siri or Cortana. But they have nothing on Slash Keyboard, a new app for iOS that arrives today.<p>Slash is a free, intelligent helper that makes it easy to share links and other …

Microsoft Office Just Made Its Biggest Change in 30 Years

More than any other productivity app, Microsoft’s Office software suite has dictated the way we work. For years, workplace collaboration has meant …

Software

Articles about 7 futuristic apartment buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard.<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching …

Architecture

Hawking, Musk Warn Of ‘Virtually Inevitable’ AI Arms Race

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and over 1,000 AI and robotics researchers have signed a letter suggesting a ban on AI warfare, warning of the potential for rampant destruction at the hands of “autonomous weaponry.”<p>The letter, which was presented Monday at the International Joint Conference on …

Artificial Intelligence

How Zappos Determines Salaries Under Its New Holacracy System | Inc.com

In 2013, Zappos began transitioning to "Holacracy," an alternative management system that replaces a pyramidal hierarchy with a network of circles dedicated to specific functions like marketing or HR, and ditches traditional management.<p>Job titles are replaced with "roles" that employees can …

For 3 months in 2015, Tesla did something we've almost never seen before

Take a look at its stock chart.<p>Then draw a line at about March 11, 2013:<p>Tesla's 2010 IPO price was $17. After a bit of a bump, for roughly the first two years of its life as a public company the stock traded flat.<p>Then the stock exploded. Eventually, it would surge to $291 in September 2014 and give …

Tesla

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans will be robots' pets

Humans will be taken care of like pets should robots take over because AI will want to preserve us as part of nature<p>Apple’s early-adopting, outspoken co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks humans will be fine if robots take over the world because we’ll just become their pets.<p>After previously stating that …

Singularity

Smartphones Can Be Smart Enough To Find A Parasitic Worm

Smartphones aren't simply an amazing convenience. In Africa they can be used to make a lifesaving diagnosis. In fact, scientists are hoping to use a souped-up smartphone microscope to help them eradicate a devastating disease called river blindness.<p>Onchocerciasis, as the disease is also known, is …

Medicine