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Garden Beds for the Urban Dweller

Lest you think lack of dirt means no vegetable garden for you, two companies out of Los Angeles have a solution.<p>(N.B.: See our earlier post, Raised …

Antimatter Particles Detected Erupting From Solar Flares

Some weird stuff up there<p>In the surge of energy of solar flares, physicists have now detected antimatter particles streaming away from the sun.<p>Researchers already knew that the reactions that fuel the sun create antimatter particles called positrons, among other particles. However, this is the …

Voyager: A long, long trip into the unknown

Whether or not Nasa’s Voyager has become the first object to leave our solar system, Quentin Cooper wants to know what will happen if it meets extraterrestrial life?<p>Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know.<p>Thankfully there are no small children aboard …

Astronomy

Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov | Colossal

<p>Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov who is probably best known for his experiments in liquid typography just released this experimental video …

The color and scent preference of catfish

Back in the late 1970s, young Dion Hibdon’s science project spawned a revolution in how bass anglers dressed their bucktail jigs. Hibdon’s project …

From cupcakes to cucumbers: BBC moves from Bake Off to Allotment Challenge

TV bosses hope to replicate the success of the Great British Bake Off with a new show centred around planting, nurturing and harvesting fruit and vegetables<p>Gardening will be getting the 'Great British Bake Off' treatment next year as the BBC launches a new competition to find the nation's best …

Score Some Bucks, Win a New Prime Alloy Bow

What's this? You haven't arrowed your buck yet. Must be the bow. But hey, it's not too late to switch out--especially when all you need to do to get …

Found: A Receptor For The Smell Of Rotting Flesh

It's in zebrafish, and it could help us learn more about our own smell aversion<p>The striped zebrafish is a popular pet, not uncommon in aquariums. But it may have a lot more in common with pet owners than you might guess by looking at it—humans actually share 70 percent of our genes with the little …

Ancient clam killed by scientists was even older than previously thought

Back in 2006, scientists removed an ocean quahog, or deep sea clam, from the seas, and discovered it was a whopping 400 years old — eventually it made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Unfortunately, the scientists also put it in the freezer, as is standard practice, killing it — they …

Headquarters Tour: Crank Brothers – Company Profile, Inside Look & Original Prototypes!

Crank Brothers started in 1997 with the Speed Lever, a card table and a trip to Interbike’s basement.<p>Well, actually, it started out with the notion …

Behind the Cover: Taking a Walk With Paul Salopek (and His Camels)

National Geographic's December cover image shows Salopek at the start of his epic seven-year trek.<p><b>A man and two camels. These simple elements dramatize a tale big and bold: the December National Geographic cover story on the first installment of author Paul Salopek's seven-year walk from Africa to</b> …