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Graffiti artist banned from national parks after vandalizing them

A New York-based graffiti artist was banished from national parks throughout the United States earlier this month, after a month-long spree in 2014 …

These solar powered, floating homes could be the future of housing

A staggering 4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels in the next 100 years, according to a Nature Climate Change study.<p>But a floating home could help you continue living safely along a coastline.<p>California-based Terry & Terry Architecture has designed floating concepts that it …

Amazon Video's traffic is spiking, which means internet video is now ruled by three big firms

Amazon’s video servers are working a lot harder these days. Amazon Video has now become the third-largest source of peak internet traffic in North America, behind longtime leaders Netflix and YouTube, according to new research by traffic analysis firm Sandvine.<p>Amazon Video’s climb to third place …

Beijing has fallen: China's capital sinking by 11cm a year, satellite study warns

Pumping of groundwater blamed for causing soil to collapse as development roars ahead above, with railways among infrastructure at risk, say scientists<p>China’s capital is known for its horrendous smog and occasional sandstorms. Yet one of its major environmental threats lies underground: Beijing is …

Could Hunting Humans for Sport Be The Future of 'Dark Tourism'?

<i>Photo courtesy of Thinkstock</i><p>A tourism expert in the United Kingdom has revealed his controversial thoughts on the possibility of hunting humans …

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Scientists have found evidence that antibiotics may have unintended effects on babies

While babies learn to walk and talk, there’s another crucial piece of development taking place: the microbiome.<p>This collection of bacteria in our gut plays a crucial role in the way we break down food, put up defenses against pathogens, and even how we feel. Less robust microbiomes have been …

Alibaba's Jack Ma: The problem with counterfeits is they're "better quality" than luxury goods

At Alibaba’s first-ever investor day since going public in 2014, Jack Ma, the Chinese e-commerce giant’s founder and CEO, addressed his company’s counterfeit problem—or sort of did. He shifted blame away from Alibaba as the platform for selling those goods by arguing the real issue is that fakes …

Tim Cook won't pay for Apple's offshore billions until tax laws catch up with the 'digital age'

Apple has tens of billions in offshore profits that the US government can’t tax and CEO Tim Cook is defiant against critics that charge his company with avoiding tax.<p>In an interview with CBS where 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose doesn’t beat around the bush, when asked how he feels about Congress …

Star Wars reviews: What critics thought of the 1977 film when it was first released

People outside of Disney have finally seen <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens;</i> if you’re not holed up in a bunker keeping out all news and plot details …

Meet America's Anti-Anti-Science Crusader

Anne Schuchat battles pandemics, anti-vaccers, and the flu<p>America's war on science is widespread and well documented: from climate-change deniers, to moon-landing doubters, to those who claim there is a link between vaccination and autism.<p>It's Anne Schuchat's job to take on this last group of …

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THE SHOT: The Melting Glacier

The Great Aletsch is among Europe’s biggest glaciers, coiling 23 km through the Swiss Alps. Despite its size and majesty, this mighty river of ice could almost vanish in the lifetimes of people born today because of climate change.<p>The glacier is 900 meters thick at one point. But it’s retreated …

Why Do All Airplane Windows Have A Tiny Hole In Them?

Looking out the window of a plane – with many hours to burn and a god-like perspective of the world – can get you pondering some of life’s big …

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Oukitel K10000 with 10,000mAh cell boasts 15 day battery life

Fed up with having to charge your smartphone up every day? Well Oukitel’s new K10000 smartphone boasts a humongous 10,000mAh battery, which the company boasts is enough to last 10 to 15 days of normal use on a single charge. That’s quite the claim.<p>Despite the colossal battery, the Oukitel K10000 is …

Baidu says it’s developed China’s first fully autonomous self-driving car

Chinese Internet search giant Baidu announced on Thursday that its self-driving car has “successfully completed rigorous, fully autonomous tests… under a variety of environmental conditions.”<p>Following the test, Baidu is claiming to be “the first in China to have demonstrated full autonomy under …

What’s life like for a man who tastes words?

In the world of synaesthesia, words can be tasty and tastes can have physical shapes – but neuroscientists aren’t quite sure why.<p>James Wannerton says his favourite people to listen to are Americans who speak quickly. “A well-elocuted UK accent I'd have difficulty listening to,” says the IT …

There Is a Longevity Pill Backed by Five Nobel Prize Winners

A new pill marketed as a dietary supplement claims it can boost 'metabolic health.'<p>So, we finally have a more credible longevity pill.<p>It's called Basis (as it wants to provide you with the foundations for a long life), and it's a dietary supplement purporting to boost your "metabolic health." It's …

Rethinking the unthinkable

A new report from the US National Academies looks at the ‘wildly, utterly, howlingly barking mad’ idea of geoengineering the climate. <b>Jack Stilgoe</b>, a sociologist who has spent the last three years working with geoengineering researchers, takes an early look<p>Earlier today, the American National …

A Security Researcher Just Dumped 10 Million Real Passwords

Security researcher Mark Burnett released a torrent of 10 million passwords and usernames, a trove of comparatively anonymized data that he sourced from open websites from around the web. The passwords and usernames are older and most probably dead and, most importantly, Burnett sourced them from …

So can we really feed the world? Yes — and here’s how

<i>Over the past six months I’ve been trying to figure out how we can feed ourselves sustainably and equitably without wrecking the planet. I’ve been</i> …

This Japanese Made Motorized Vagina Will Sync With Your, Uh… ‘Movies’

You may remember, a few months back we discovered the “Chinese Automatic Sperm Extractor,” (aka the Chinese Handjob Robot) a hospital-based machine used to extract sperm from shy guys. At least, *I* remember. I remember like it was the Kennedy assassination (it also featured prominently in the Best …

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Design Process Revealed: Aaron Draplin Walks You Through a Logo Design

I greatly enjoyed Barry Berkus' "How to Think Like an Architect" videos, and have been searching in vain for an industrial design counterpart. To …

If you wanna go to deep space, as NASA does, you gotta have lots of plutonium, which NASA doesn't.

A ‘hot cell’ at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where plutonium is processed. Photo: Alexandra Witze<p>In the journal <i>Nature,</i> Alexandra Witze writes about …

How to add Qi wireless charging to any Android smartphone or tablet

Wireless charging is one of our favorite smartphone features. Simply drop a wireless charging-equipped smartphone on a compatible charger and you’ll …

CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees

Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. A company called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), spearheaded by Walmart, was started to build a mobile payment …

ER Doctor: What Scares Me Even More Than Ebola

<i>Doctors and nurses treat flu patients lying on cots and in outdoor tents at a hospital camp during the influenza epidemic of 1918. (Photo: Hulton</i> …

Ebola crisis update - 23rd October 2014

Operational Highlights<p>MSF’s West Africa Ebola response started in March 2014 and now counts activities in three countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra …

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