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Why it's so hard to fake the smell of watermelon

There are few smells that conjure up all the pleasures of a hot summer day more than freshly cut watermelon. And, it turns out, there are few smells more difficult to duplicate chemically.<p>Most artificial watermelon fragrances and flavors end up smelling like a teenage girl's shampoo, and tasting …

NASA's Staff Sniffer | World's Strangest

Stop and Smell the Volatile Organic Compounds

Infographic: Table of Esters and Their Smells v2 (200+ smells!)

This updated version of my Table of Esters and Their Smells contains 200+ smells from nearly as many esters.<p>Best of all are the phenylacetates that …

The Latest Craze In Winemaking: Marijuana-Infused Wine

8 minute Read<p>There’s been a lot of buzz about pot and wine recently. It’s hard to separate the toga party contingent’s thirst for a potion into which …

Ten of America's Best Farmers Markets

The ten must-see farmers markets you should add to your bucket list.<p>We love visiting farmers markets—and judging by the photos you share with us …

Urban Agriculture

An Internet Map To Rule Them All

It's detailed, open to the public, and still not a series of tubes<p>Despite the fact that we use it every day, most of us don't really know where the Internet comes from or how it works. Hint: it's not magic, and it's not exactly a 'series of tubes'.<p>In a paper that was presented at the Sigcomm …

Long Haul

Schrödinger's microbe: physicists plan to put living organism in two places at once

A radical demonstration of quantum theory could see a bacterium suspended in an uncertain state similar to that famously endured by Schrödinger’s cat<p>Physicists have drawn up plans to put a living organism in two places at once in a radical demonstration of quantum theory.<p>The scientists aim to …

Quantum Mechanics

David Gilmour on Pink Floyd's end: 'I can’t really see myself going back'

David Gilmour has told EW that last year’s Pink Floyd album, <i>The Endless River</i>, is likely to be the final collection of previously unheard material …

New Albums

Gorillaz Creator Jamie Hewlett Announces London Exhibition "The Suggestionists"

As Gorillaz prepare their followup to 2011 album <i>The Fall</i>, Jamie Hewlett, the animated group's co-founder, has been working on a project of his own. This November at London's Saatchi Gallery, the <i>Tank Girl</i> artist will host his first ever art exhibition. It's called "The Suggestionists", and you can …

Art

Hear Lady Antebellum Partner With EDM DJ Audien on 'Something Better'

Vocal group grows past country roots on bass-heavy, synthesized track<p>Ever since "Need You Now" launched Lady Antebellum toward the upper reaches of …

ZHU Recruits AlunaGeorge for "Automatic"

Elusive electronic producer ZHU – who was nominated for a Grammy last year for his track "Faded" – recently announced his mysterious Genesis Series project, which also features Skrillex, A-Trak, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Gallant and more. ZHU has teamed up with AlunaGeorge on the new track "Automatic". …

Skrillex

Hear Kanye West's House-Influenced Song, 'Fade'

Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone appear on new track that debuted during New York Fashion Week<p>Like he did in February with the melancholy "Wolves," …

Leo Abrahams Enlists Brian Eno on "Chain"

Leo Abrahams is longtime collaborator with Brian Eno. (He's also worked with Roxy Music, Nick Cave, Florence and the Machine, Paul Simon, Pulp and countless others.) Abrahams is gearing up to release <i>Daylight</i>, a new solo album due November 20 via Lo Recordings. Above, listen to "Chain", which …

Brian Eno

Photographer Creates the World’s Largest Negative

After hearing that a hundred-year-old building was soon to be demolished in downtown Vancouver, artist Joel Nicholas Peterson had an idea: why not …

World Records

So You’re New to Flipboard? Here’s What You Need to Know

Ah, Flipboard. So much information to read. So many topics to explore. Flipping through beautiful magazines, you’re thinking, “I could never do that.” Well, wrong. With all the tools Flipboard provides, even beginners don’t have to look like newbies. Here are some ways to ensure your Flipboard …

Fine-tune Your Flipboard

Your interests and passions are as unique as you are—which is why today’s update gives you greater controls over the content you see in your Cover Stories. Often the first stop for readers, Cover Stories is your Flipboard “home feed,” offering a quick overview of everything you’re following from …

Spotlight: Science Writer Richard Carter

<b>My name is</b> Richard Carter. I am a writer and photographer based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, just a few miles across the moors from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.<p><b>My love of</b> nature, science and history led me to write my first book, On the Moor, which examines the stories behind the things I …

Daily Edition Travel Gets Boost from Lonely Planet

Planning your next vacation is the perfect way to avoid the end of summer blues, and The Daily Edition is here to help. Over the next four weeks, Friday’s Daily Edition travel section will feature the work of expert travelers and writers from Lonely Planet. The largest guide book publisher in the …

Spotlight: Food Stylist and Photographer Kristen Hess

<b>My name is</b> Kristen Hess, NYC food stylist/photographer and author of The Artful Gourmet food blog.<p><b>My love of</b> food and cooking led me to dive into the world of food styling and food photography, start a food blog back in 2010 and pursue a career in the culinary arts.<p><b>I use Flipboard as</b> a starting …