Andrew Asper

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Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Leftwing senator Bernie Sanders confirms 2016 presidential run interest

The Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has confirmed his interest in running for president in 2016 with a blistering prescription for mending America’s “broken democracy” that would position him significantly to the left of Hillary Clinton.<p>In a speech at the Brookings Institution that underlined both …

Prepare For The E-Bike Invasion

How to electrify your bike<p>When Micah Toll moved to Tel Aviv after college, the electric bike enthusiast got a job repairing his favorite form of transportation—in the process, learning all the ways e-bikes break. Now he uses that knowledge to build better models, electrifying regular bicycles at a …

Classical Surfboard Designs Inspired by 15th-Century European Artwork

Surf culture is perhaps not usually associated with fine, classical art, but one company has combined the unlikely elements in a fantastic, limited-edition line of surfboard designs inspired by European art.<p>One design set is a three-part rendition of the 15th-Century, wool-and-silk Dutch tapestry,</i> …

Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.<p>Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate.<p>A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader …

Next Year, NASA Could Get An Extra $500 Million And A Mission To Europa

Finally!<p>President Obama wants to give NASA’s missions a big boost. Monday afternoon, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden updated the nation on the state of its space agency, noting that the Obama administration is proposing an $18.5 billion budget for NASA for the 2016 fiscal year. That’s about $500 …

Space Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson is live-tweeting the Super Bowl with awesome science facts

Because "deflate-gate" shouldn't be the only time we intermingle science talk and football, our favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is live-tweeting the Super Bowl with awesome science facts. Don't worry, he talked about deflated footballs, too.<p>Below is a sampling from the first half. So …

The Circuit

“Circuit, the<br>noun<br>Normally: being on circuit, being available for work as a messenger.<br>Can also mean the job in a wider sense eg. He’s been on circuit forever, since before bikes had round wheels”<br>Moving Target zine, May 2003<p>From 2001 until 2014 I worked a job I loved and hated. I was a cycle courier …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Dramatic Ice Loss Is Messing With Antarctica's Gravity

But don't worry, the penguins won't float away<p>Just when you wondered if climate change news couldn't get much worse, along comes proof that it's affected one of the fundamental forces of nature: The ice sheet covering West Antarctica lost enough mass between 2009 and 2012 to cause a measurable dip …

Elon Musk: We Need a Million People to Colonize Mars

It would take at least a million people to create a healthy civilization on Mars, Elon Musk, the billionaire behind SpaceX and Tesla, said in an interview with Aeon Magazine. Of course, there are not exactly buses leaving for Mars every half hour. The largest crew ever to fly into space was made up …

Space Travel

First Listen: Interpol, 'El Pintor'

El Pintor<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>Interpol once seemed like a candidate for a quick post-debut flameout. Its 2002 debut, <i>Turn on the Bright Lights</i>, broke through with seemingly instantaneous intensity, setting the band up for an equally ferocious …

Spoon Perform "Do You" on "The Tonight Show"

Sharing a bill with Helen Mirren and James Cameron, Spoon were guests on last night's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". They did their single "Do You" from their great new album <i>They Want My Soul</i>.<p>Embedded content is unavailable.

Denmark's cage-free zoo will put humans in captivity

He’s designed apartment blocks in the shape of mountains and a power station with a ski-slope on the roof. He’s made museums that erupt from the ground with cartoonish glee, and proposed a viewing tower like a gigantic spiralling lollipop. Now the Danish architectural wunderkind, Bjarke Ingels, has …

The truth about science vs. religion: 4 reasons why intelligent design falls flat

<b>Neil deGrasse Tyson (AP/Richard Shotwell/CURAphotography via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The devil’s in the details<p>Greta Christina<p>August 4, 2014 4:53pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>Of course I believe in evolution. And I believe in God, too. I believe that evolution is how God created</i> …

The Courts Speak Up for California High-Speed Rail

And so do some readers.<p>As a reminder, this is #7 in a series on the most ambitious and consequential infrastructure project now under consideration in our infrastructure-degraded land. It is the plan for a north-south California High-Speed Rail system, which had its genesis before Jerry Brown’s …

The 'bumblebees can't fly' lie

Billions of insects take to the sky every day, but we've only recently discovered how their flimsy wings support them. Dr Karl lifts the lid on …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

LAGER - Urban Series, Bikes

SIZES<p>49cm, 52cm, 55cm, 58cm<p>COLOR(S)<p>Black, Blue, Silver<p>FRAME<p>Hi-Ten Urban Single Speed, Butted Top Tube and Down Tube, Cr-Mo Seat Tube, Integrated Seat …

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The True Cost of Extreme Weather…Or is it Climate Change?

Politicians and businesses have long complained about the price of fighting climate change. Now they're getting a taste of just how expensive …

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

If pushing your enemy into the sea signifies success, then Google's decision to start ferrying workers to its campus by boat suggests the revolt against big technology companies is going well. Standing on the docks of Oakland, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, last week, you could watch the …

Let the Games Begin

Inside Flipboard / February 7, 2014<p>Welcome to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which starts today in Sochi, Russia. And not a moment too soon. With a run-up …

Winter Olympics

How LED lighting changes the way cities look on film

As major cities like New York and Los Angeles make the switch over to LED lighting, the change is having a somewhat unexpected impact — changing the way these cities look in movies. As Dave Kendricken explains in <i>No Film School</i>, nighttime LA looks completely different under LED lights than it does …

Watch: Neko Case on Comedy Central’s @midnight

For the second night in a row, Comedy Central’s late-night game show <i>@midnight</i> featured a member of indie-rock royalty. Where as St. Vincent’s Annie …