Alyssa Foley

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At MWC, Facebook’s Zuckerberg Talks Free Basics, Lasers and Encryption

Facebook had a high-profile setback when its Free Basics mobile connectivity program got blocked in India earlier this month over net neutrality issues, but its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is adamant — even upbeat — about the social network continuing to look for other ways to provide services to more …

Internet

Russia's amazing moon base: Everything we know

More than 18,300 people applied to be NASA astronauts this year

A lot of people want to be NASA astronauts, apparently.<p>The space agency announced Friday that it received more applications than ever before for …

NASA and 'Star Trek' Combine Forces to Make Replicators a Reality

NASA wants kids to help build the food replicators of the future.<p>While it isn't quite the magical wave of hand envisioned in <i>Star Trek,</i> 3D printers are still pretty close to the replicators seen from <i>The Next Generation</i> on, able to fabricate body parts, cars, and even food from raw materials. It's no …

Global warming in overdrive: We just had the hottest January ever recorded

Global warming went into overdrive in January, leading to astounding temperature records.<p>January was the globe's most unusually warm month ever …

Global Warming

Tesla partnered with an iconic toymaker to create a driveable Model S for kids

Radio Flyer, the American toy company known for its red toy wagons, partnered up with Tesla to create a kid-sized Model S. And it comes equipped with some of the perks you find in the grown-up version.<p>You can even customize the car's color and wheels online.<p>For example, the car comes standard with …

16 IKEA Hacks That Will Help You Organize Your Entire Life

From your bedroom to your kitchen to your car.<p>Even though most homes have a few key trouble spots (hello, messy closet), it's safe to say every room could benefit from some extra organization. Lucky for you, these IKEA hacks offer just that: Affordable and genius solutions to everyday home issues.

How the Smithsonian Institution Is Crowdsourcing History

A transcription in process of Euphorbs from U.S. National Herbarium. (All Photos: Courtesy Smithsonian Transcription Center)<p>It’s the end of the day, …

Genealogy

Mark Bittman Dishes on Meatless Monday and His New Startup

Mark Bittman set the culinary world abuzz when he announced he was leaving his position as a <i>New York Times</i> columnist to join a startup. His new gig is with Purple Carrot, a vegan meal kit delivery service that seeks to provide consumers with an easy way to work more plant-based meals into their …

Stir it up: San Francisco's Cala eatery uses ex-cons to serve and cook

The latest fine dining spot from renowned chef Gabriela Cámara has taken a novel approach to the city’s hiring problem<p>On my initial visit to Cala – the first restaurant in the US by star chef Gabriela Cámara from Mexico City – it took 20 minutes for a waiter to take my order for a paloma cocktail …

Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010.<p>The five-year borehole project was …

MyShake app - helping seismologists keep track of earthquakes

MyShake app may not bring all the boys to the yard, but it may save your life one day. Or at least it may serve as a great way to track and alert people when a significant earthquake hits your area.<p>The application was developed by a group of scientists from UC Berkeley, and it is meant to help …

UC Berkeley

Birth control pills without prescriptions, coming soon to California under new law

Under a law expected to go into effect by April, women in California will be able to stop by their neighborhood pharmacy and buy birth control pills without a prescription.<p>Proponents argue that easing women's access to birth control will reduce unintended pregnancies, which make up as many as half …

Women's Health

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

Steve Jobs Tells the Best Definition of Object-Oriented Programming

It’s a well-known fact that even without any formal engineering training, Steve Jobs had an unmatchable understanding of technology.<p>Many people avoid …

Research says your cat might be thinking about killing you? Really?

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I fear that cat research has been heading in a disturbing direction for some time.<p>Last year, a wise anthrozoologist declared that your feline thinks you're just one big, stupid cat. Earlier this year, …

Psychology

Photographer Completely Transforms Herself into a New Character for Every Day of October

Photographer Amanda Chapman is a Christmas baby, but her favorite holiday has always been Halloween. In fact, the enthusiasm for this season has helped her and her family get through a rough period in their lives—in August 2012, Chapman’s husband, Greg, was diagnosed with cancer. As a mother of two …

10 Stunningly Beautiful Abandoned Buildings in America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Eric Holubow)</i><p>Photographers who capture images of abandoned sites are often referred to as urban explorers, and through their lenses, we are able to witness how at one time, certain communities and industries thrived before falling into collapse. …

Answer to What is object-oriented programming?

I haven't seen a better explanation about OOP till date than the one given by a guy who never had any formal engineering training but always had a …

These 26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

Have you ever thought, “Where the hell are we?” I don’t mean like when you are lost on a road trip, I mean, where the heck is Earth? Where, exactly, …

Nicolas Winding Refn Made a Book Out of His Collection of Gorgeously Schlocky Movie Posters

We talked to the director about films like "The X-Rated Supermarket" and "My Body Hungers."<p>Today, New York's Times Square is a family-friendly neon tourist trap of Broadway shows and overpriced chain restaurants. But to film aficionados, 42nd Street in the 70s and 80s—best known for its mess of …

The battle over the 'right-to-dry' heats up

<b>To the editor:</b> Kudos to San Fernando Democratic Assemblywoman Patty Lopez for her bill giving Californians the right to hang their laundry on clotheslines, and to Gov. Jerry Brown for signing it. ("Right-to-dry's day in the sun," Opinion, Oct. 15, and "California will be 'right-to-dry' state," …

Santa Barbara

21 Decorating Ideas Every Bookworm Will Love

Book lovers are notorious hoarders. We pile books on our nightstands and squeeze them underneath our beds. We fill up bookcases and create sky-high stacks on the floor. Instead of hiding books in every nook and cranny, let's celebrate this literary passion in our home.<p>Wear your library card loud …

Sanders Sends Seismic Shockwave Through The Election Process

<i>Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks in LA at the Avalon fundraising event the day after the debates 10/14/15</i><p>Tuesday night's first televised Democratic debate is being heralded as a victory by both the Clinton and Sanders' camp, and for good reason. Hillary Clinton was able to shine as a candidate of …

NASA made about 100 Pluto discoveries in 3 months with more to come

Pluto is full of surprises — about 100 of them and counting, to be exact.<p>Scientists working with the New Horizons mission — which make its close …

Aggressive mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases found in California

Unusually aggressive mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases have been found in many parts of California, including Los Angeles and Orange counties, health officials warn.<p>The two invasive species of mosquitoes spotted in California — the Asian tiger and yellow fever mosquito — can transmit infectious …

Too late: 400 cities in America, including Miami and New Orleans, will likely be submerged by rising sea waters

Scientists have identified 414 towns and cities in the United States that are guaranteed to eventually be underwater, regardless of how much humans decrease their carbon emissions.<p>"Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of …

The Best Way To Make it to Mars? Go Back to the Moon.

Getting to the Moon was one of the greatest accomplishments in human history. But now, the Moon may be reduced to a mere pit stop for space travelers …

This programmer made a hilarious ‘Volkswagen’ tool to help bad code pass quality tests

"Your primary objective is to ship more code to the world. No need to be slowed down by regressions or new bugs that happen during development," writes VW Phpunit author and French PHP programmer Hugues Maignol on the project's GitHub page.<p>Basically, VW Phpunit is an extension for PHPUnit, a …

Articles about super green home mexico embraces nature through huge pivoting glass doors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Overlooking the town of Healdsburg in the wine country of Sonoma County, this astonishing residence uses garage-style doors to...<p>Pantone’s colour of choice is having a major design moment and we’re digging it.<p>Breakthroughs in VR hold promise for architects and designers.<p>From wall-sized swinging …