Alan Reynolds

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These Tilapia-Bandaged Bears Burned in California Fires Will Melt Your Heart

In early December, the Thomas Fire erupted in Southern California. By the time it was fully contained some five weeks later, it had upended the lives …

Wildlife

America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission

"The federal government must take bold action to address inequitable funding in our nation's public schools."<p>So begins a list of bold recommendations released today by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency created by Congress in 1957 to investigate civil rights …

Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Russia Mania, covfefe and the Category 5 weirdness of 2017

Looking back on 2017 is like waking up after a party where you made some poor decisions, such as drinking tequila squeezed from the underpants of a person you do not really know. (At least you hope it was tequila.)<p>The next day finds you lying naked in a dumpster in a different state, smeared from …

Donald Trump

What is a horsepower?

It's enough to power a coffeemaker or boil 2.2 gallons of water.<p>In 1781, the story goes, James Watt needed to convince skeptics to ditch their draft horses and buy his new steam engine. To prove his machine’s superiority, he measured a horse walking in ­circles to turn a grindstone in a mill. He …

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

After Trump Will Be Another Trump — and This One Could Be More Dangerous

For many, if not most, Americans, the only pleasure to be had from Donald Trump’s presidency is to imagine his premature eviction from the White …

Political Science

Four recipes for classic quick pasta sauces

The following recipes we’ve picked using these five families of ingredients take as long to make as your pasta needs to boil<p>Basil pesto<p>Don’t skimp on the nuts and cheese here. To use as a pasta sauce, spoon the pesto into a large bowl and add just-cooked, drained pasta.<i><br>Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by</i> …

Thomas Keneally: death is not the fly in the cosmic ointment. It is the cosmic ointment

Life is strong in people – we didn’t get to be wreckers of the planet without a mighty life force in us. But accepting death is one of the contentments of age<p>When I was 16, I was given a wonderful anthology, Poetry of the English-Speaking World, as an English prize. I recommend it to this day, …

Code mistake freezes up to $280 million in digital currency

Imagine if one person's code error deprived you of a pile of money, and there was no guarantee you'd get your funds back. Wouldn't you be hopping mad? That's how many cryptocurrency owners are feeling right now. The digital wallet company Parity is warning users that a large volume of Ethereum …

3 smart strategies geniuses like Albert Einstein and Elon Musk use to learn anything faster

In a world that includes the theory of relativity, the plays of Shakespeare, and a worldwide web of instantly connected supercomputers, it's not difficult to come up with people who might have the authority to talk about how to learn hard things quickly.<p>Thankfully, the geniuses behind just these …

Albert Einstein

NASA turns to lobsters to help locate the sources of gravitational waves

Gravitational waves may be one of the biggest scientific discoveries in recent years, but pinpointing their sources isn't easy. To help with this, …

Read Albert Einstein’s handwritten advice from 1922 on living a happy life

Fresh off the news of hearing that he won the 1921 Nobel prize for physics, Albert Einstein was on a lecture tour of Japan when he was delivered a message by a local courier. For reasons not entirely clear, he tipped the courier not in cash, but in short notes that seemingly contain Einstein’s …

Physics

One Nation After Trump review: an inspiring plan for American recovery

EJ Dionne Jr, Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann are three wise men with a gift: a guide for a rational tide to sweep away Trump and his Republican enablers<p>If you’re still baffled by how Donald Trump got to live in the White House, or you want to make sure that no one like him ever lives there again – …

'This is the future': solar-powered family car hailed by experts

As the annual solar race across Australia wraps up, a Dutch entry averaged 69kmh from Darwin to Adelaide and resupplied the grid<p>A futuristic family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid has been hailed as “the future” as the annual World Solar Challenge …

11 cities around the world where crime is low, hospitals are plentiful, and families can feel safe

Big cities aren't necessarily unsafe.<p>In fact, some of the safest cities in the world are urban hubs that boast low crime rates and high levels of safety.<p>The Economist's 2017 safe cities index, sponsored by NEC, ranked 60 cities based on the factors of personal security, digital security, health …

Hong Kong

Hovering cars are one step closer to reality

A hovering vehicle nicknamed "Float" won a recent design contest by automaker Renault.

High-speed Rail

Waste-generated biogas is turning homes into power plants

Sandra Sassow wants to talk about sticky subject of waste. Just the word, the umbrella term for our uneaten – or indeed, post-eaten – food carries …

Renewable Energy

Earth has entered a new era, new Smithsonian book says. That is not a good thing.

The planet is becoming overpopulated — with humans, that is, not Javan rhinos or Sumatran tigers. And as never before, people are becoming urban dwellers.<p>By mid-century, two-thirds of the human race (by then almost 10 billion people) will live in cities and mega-cities.<p>John Kress, a veteran …

Climate Change

What happens if you turn off the traffic lights?

When Amsterdam removed signals from a busy junction, it made journeys faster and interactions more pleasant. Now the approach is being copied across the city<p>On a foggy Monday morning in May 2016, 14 Amsterdam officials, engineers and civil servants gathered nervously at Alexanderplein – a busy …

Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich

Sceptics prefer to reject regulations to combat global warming and remain indifferent to the havoc it will wreak on future generations<p>From my vantage point outside the glass doors, the sea of grey hair and balding pates had the appearance of a golf society event or an active retirement group. …

The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence: What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?

What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a sudden? If you skim online headlines, you’ll likely read about how AI is powering Amazon and Google’s virtual assistants, or how it’s taking all the jobs (debatable), but not a good explanation of what …

Artificial Intelligence

Earth Is Running Out of Sand, Apparently

Summer is coming to an end, and you may be thinking fondly back to times spent lounging on a beach, soft white sand flowing between your fingers and …

I had to learn assembly language to truly understand my grandfather

He didn’t process the world like the rest of us<p>When my grandfather died six months ago, my sister said it felt as if we had lost a family archive. We knew he was an electrical engineer who began his career at the dawn of digital computing. We knew he had spent some months in the American southwest …

The Jon Snow of climate change is emerging in Congress

Being a big fan of “Game of Thrones” — yes, I’ve read all the books — I noticed early on that the overarching story of George R.R. Martin’s epic …

Climate change did not “cause” Harvey or Irma, but it’s a huge part of the story

9 things we can say about hurricanes and climate.<p>The recent Category 4 hurricanes making landfall in the US have revived the perennial discussion about the relationship between extreme storms and climate change. Despite what you might think from the dueling headlines, it’s actually a fairly …

If I Teleport from Mars, Does the Original Me Get Destroyed?

A philosopher debates the hypothetical ethical dilemma to destroy his original self if he teleported from Mars and grapples with the concept of human …

La mejor tabla periódica ilustrada para estudiar los elementos y enterarse

Un padre ha dibujado esta tabla con los 118 elementos y sus aplicaciones en la vida diaria<p>Cuando el ruso Dmitri Mendeléyev publicó en 1869 su célebre</b> …

Here’s how much giving up beef helps – or doesn’t help – the planet

I think it’s safe to say we all want to save the planet, and a good chunk of what’s written about food systems is about how to do it.<p>Estimates vary, …

Thirty Helens Agree

I want you to think about the following statement: <i>97% of scientists agree that climate change is man-made and dangerous</i>. It’s a factual claim, but in …

Climate Change

Let’s Play Around With Two Big Ideas in Physics. It’ll Be Fun

The first semester of an undergraduate physics course invariably spends a lot of time on two big ideas: The momentum principle and the work energy …

Physics