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This Is What Happens When You Combine Ferrofluids and Glowsticks

Ferrofluids are cool. Glowsticks are cool. And what happens when you combine them is pretty neat, too.<p>Ferrofluids are liquids that hold tiny …

Magnetism

I Heart My Island: Aruba

<b>Tisa LaSorte</b> has deep roots in <b>Aruba</b>. She was born and raised on the Dutch Caribbean island, where her father held positions as minister of tourism and lieutenant governor.<p>After attending college in the United States, Tisa returned to Aruba to be a television reporter. Her journalism career took her …

Travel

9 Misconceptions About Drones That Engineers Wish You'd Shut Up About

They’re robots. They fly. They’re watching you. And they’re increasingly found everywhere: Yup, they’re drones. You may think you know exactly what …

Drones

The Rubik's Cube World Record Now Stands At 5.253 Seconds

World-record Rubik’s cube solving happens obscenely quickly, but you can barely even count the moves in Collin Burns’s record-setting 5.253-second …

World Records

There's a Wearable for Your Sex Life Now

<i>Start your day off with a slice of future: including sex tracking, Apple's continuing VR ambitions, and music created... by your butt.</i> <i>Some of the</i> …

Wearable Tech

One Year In, Nadella Is Planning Microsoft’s Long And Short Game

Golfers like to talk about their long game and their short game. Maybe it’s useful to look at Microsoft’s strategy that way too. Since Satya Nadella took over just over a year ago as CEO at Microsoft, he has started to redirect the company, looking at the short term, while perhaps beginning to …

10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Fake

Believe it or not, there are a lot of fake photos on the internet. And the explosion in the number of spammy Twitter accounts like OldPicsArchive and …

Salvador Dali

This Celestial Show Is So Crowded It Almost Looks Unreal

There are not three, four or five, but <i>six</i> different night sky phenomena visible in this amazing astrophoto taken by Petr Horálek, European Southern …

Astronomy

Snow scenery of Huangshan Mountain[1]

Tourists visit Huangshan Mountain after a snowfall in Huangshan city, East China's Anhui province, Jan 13, 2015.It is the first snowfall in Mount …

ESSAY: Infighting Over Whether to Trade in Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn Jeopardizes Both Species

Changing Planet<p>By Michael Schwartz<p>For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Isaac Newton’s third law of motion is certainly an adequate illustration of the ongoing pugilism between pro-trade and anti-trade advocacy groups concerning the battle to protect remaining elephant and …

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Japan by Bullet Train

I wanted to cross the country in one day. You can do that now, thanks to the incredibly fast bullet trains that connect Japan’s major cities.<p>The bullet, or Shinkansen, train looks futuristic but celebrates its 50th birthday this year.<p>Since 2011, it has linked the northernmost city of Aomori, on the …

Charles Dickens's Great-Great-Grandson: Author Was 'World's First Superstar'

The "Christmas Carol" author was a champion of the poor. "He'd been there," says Mark Charles Dickens.<p>A <i>Christmas Carol</i> is the universal story of Christmas: a tale of the triumph of compassion over mean-spiritedness, humanity over injustice and poverty. Charles Dickens could write it because he had …

The Best 10 Drones for Beginners

Human Journey<p><i>This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.</i><p>1. <b>Hubsan</b> …

5 Important Places That Were Saved This Year

In the grand tradition of giving you the bad news first, yesterday we looked at the bummer that is the National Trust for Historic Preservation's …

National Trust

5 Important Places We Lost Forever This Year

Every year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation—which fights for the protection of historic places and buildings—releases a list of its …

National Trust

US to levy punitive duties on China's steel wire rod - Business

WASHINGTON -- The International Trade Commission (ITC) of the United States ruled on Monday that an American industry is materially injured by reason …

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Social Network Website Use Dips In U.K. And U.S. — Study

The use of social networking websites such as Facebook has dipped in the U.S and U.K., according to research conducted by U.K. telecoms regulator, Ofcom. Visits to ‘traditional’ social networks also fell in Japan and China between September 2013 and October 2014, it found.<p>The research identified …

​HP Stream 11 Review: $200 and Worth Every Penny

I just got finished rounding up the best Chromebooks out there, but there's more to the world of dirt-cheap computing than Google's browser-machines. …

Consumer Tech

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19 Gifts That Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

Gift-giving can be extremely tricky territory—not only because the pressure to find the perfect gifts for your friends is very real, but also because …

Beauty

Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.<p>“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.<p>“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”<p>“How could you tell?” she said wryly.<p>“The flag at the top of the screen.”<p>It took 9 months to be approved, but, …