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Beneath the white coat: the radical science movement

A raised fist of solidarity against oppression held up behind a chemist's flask: a striking, slightly humorous image that playful juxtaposes images …

Ingenious Tourniquet Invention Saves Lives

An inflatable abdominal tourniquet recently revived two men who were moments away from bleeding to death. The device could have saved three soldiers per month between 2001 and 2010, the U.S. Army says.<p>On June 7 in Birmingham, Ala., a blood-soaked, unconscious 41-year-old man arrived at a hospital …

New Self-Aiming Rifle Would Outshoot Human Snipers

Thankfully, it's not for sale<p>TrackingPoint, a company that combines gun tech and software to create super-accurate, easy-to-use rifles, announced yesterday it is developing a new system that would give regular people unprecedented sniping powers at distances greater than humans have ever accurately …

Speedy weight loss may put brakes on diabetes

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Dropping body weight by 10 percent within six months of a pre-diabetes diagnosis dramatically reduces a patient’s risk of …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

To Stop Invasive Carp, Train Them Like Dogs

Just hum really loudly at them.<p>The common carp (<i>Cyprinus carpio</i>) is one of the world's most destructive invasive species, found on almost every continent, screwing things up. But a new method may give us the upper hand in carp control: acoustical conditioning.<p>The common carp is a freshwater fish …

The Terrifying Truth About Bananas

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Flipboard for Photographers and Photography Lovers

Inside Flipboard / July 16, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something …

Photography Tips

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

The Burger Dog Is Changing The Face Of Grilling

There's a new food making an appearance on the grilling scene this summer; it's called the burger dog. The burger dog is the combination of your two favorite grilled foods: the hamburger and the hot dog. Last year, the ham dogger -- a ridiculous kitchen gadget that helps you shape ground beef like …

5 Wonderful, Charming & Different Ways To Use Curtains

The wonderful flow and feel of curtains, these simple pieces do more than just dress the windows. They’re perfect for rounding out a space and …

19 Foods That Are Too Damn Hard To Eat

If I wanted a challenge, I'd be climbing a mountain.

How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions

Leading lines refers to a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the …

Digital Photography