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Pressing on: How Apple evolved and eliminated the iPhone’s home button over a decade

When the original iPhone was unveiled in January 2007, Steve Jobs introduced its signature home button with a succinct pitch: “It takes you home from wherever you are. And that’s it.” Such a simple explanation seems striking today. Not only would the home button evolve into a Swiss Army Knife of …

iOS

10 Things Lefties Do Better

Lefties make up a small, but mighty group. At around 10 percent of the Western population, they are clearly dwarfed in numbers alone by right-handers …

Found: 30 Lost English Words That May Deserve a Comeback

A treat for all you snout-fair wordsmiths.<p>A team of linguists at the University of York has excavated 30 “lost” words from the English language. …

Tire Buying Guide

Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all season or high performance), driving …

Meet the horsemen of our environmental apocalypse

These Trump appointees are destroying life on Earth for us and for our children<p>Consolidation of power by the oil and coal barons began immediately after the election; president-elect Trump’s transition advisors emerged as an oil industry dream team. Despite the initial antipathy between Trump and …

This Viral Photo Shows What Living With Depression Is Really Like

Over the weekend, Facebook user Katelyn Marie Todd posted a photo on the social media platform of herself brushing her hair. Sounds simple, but as someone who struggles with depression, Todd had a message to share — and her caption revealed that this seemingly small act of grooming was actually a …

Viral

Half of All Species Are on the Move—And We're Feeling It

As climate change displaces everything from moose to microbes, it’s affecting human foods, businesses, and diseases.<p>The shrubs probably responded first. In the 19th century, alder and flowering willows in the Alaskan Arctic stood no taller than a small child—just a little over three feet. But as …

Nature

Erasing yourself from the Internet is nearly impossible. But here’s how you can try.

For those of us who spend a lot of time on the Internet, there will be the occasional urge to simply disappear — delete your accounts, roll back your Google results and become invisible.<p>At this particular moment in time, a lot of people seem to be interested in making that a reality — or at least …

Privacy

Hundreds of ancient earthworks resembling Stonehenge found in Amazon rainforest

Hundreds of ancient earthworks resembling those at Stonehenge were built in the Amazon rainforest, scientists have discovered after flying drones over the area.<p>The findings prove for the first time that prehistoric settlers in Brazil cleared large wooded areas to create huge enclosures meaning that …

Amazon Rainforest

Gardening 101: Pole Beans

Pole Beans, <i>Phaseolus vulgaris:</i> “The Beanstalk”<p>Pole beans are simply a vining cultivar of edible beans. Both bush and pole beans have several options …

Gardening

How to make the perfect lemon curd

Bring a golden glow to January with a Victorian classic, and, no matter if you’re looking to be eased into the day or hit with a full-on acid trip, there’s a variation for you<p>A ray of sunshine in one of the darkest months of the year, lighter and zingier than marmalade (and considerably quicker to …

Liberals risk becoming a permanent minority in America

Faced with an existential threat, here are the things they must do to reinvent themselves<p>What will liberalism do in the new, terrifying world the 2016 election has inaugurated? More than any other presidential election in a century, its outcome turned not on issues but on resentment and alienation. …

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

The Brain

How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone from Anywhere in the World

Last summer, Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on your iPhone’s contact list and messages—and even record your calls. Illuminating shadowy firms that sell spyware to corrupt governments across the globe, Marczak’s story reveals the new arena of cyber-warfare.<p>The night it …

This 'bank for the poor' could hold the key to ending poverty and inequality

In 2016, Oxfam estimated that the total wealth of 99 per cent of the global population was barely equivalent to the wealth of the top one per cent - …

Muslims in Trump's America: realities of Islamophobic presidency begin to sink in

For many Muslim Americans, threats of violence and discriminatory policies under Trump’s administration signal a need for increased political engagement<p>Fariha Nizam was sleepy and stressed last Thursday morning when she boarded the Q43 bus, which cuts through the affluent Queens neighborhood where …

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Raspberry Pi

Six Crazy Discoveries Science Still Can't Explain

We tend to believe that ancient people, living centuries ago were kind of low developed and were running around hunting for animals to survive. But …

Costa Rica

Canadian Thanksgiving 2016: 8 Facts About The Harvest Holiday

Ready for Thanksgiving? Monday is Canadian Thanksgiving and the origins of the celebration are a little different up north.<p>Thanksgiving in Canada …

Arianne Zucker releases statement following Trump tape

Actress Arianne Zucker has issued a statement following the release of a 2005 video showing Donald Trump making graphic comments about women, …

Getting Your Knee or Hip Replaced? 3 Things to Do.

Knee and hip replacements are now among the most common operations in the U.S.<p>With about 1 million performed every year and quadruple that number …

35 Laundry Tips and Tricks That Everyone Should Know

The words "laundry day" strike fear in even the bravest of hearts. Still, it simply has to happen — but it doesn't have so bad! We've rounded up the …

Housekeeping

4 Mistakes to Avoid During Open Enrollment

Whether you get your health insurance through your employer, Medicare, or one of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, there’s a good chance …

How to live to 100: Town full of centenarians spills its secrets

<b>Acciaroli, Italy (CNN) —</b> "Eat badly and work hard," 94-year-old Giuseppe told me when I asked him the secret to a long life.<p>Giuseppe was taking me to his garden, which he tends to every day, growing tomatoes, peppers, lemons, oranges and lotus fruit.<p>We had come to his hometown of Acciaroli, south …

CNN

10 Natural Ways to Keep Insects Out of Your Home

Insects are beneficial to the environment in a multitude of ways—especially when they're outside where they belong. Ants, flies, moths and other …

How to Clean Your Toilet the Right Way

Cleaning the toilet has to be one of the least desirable household tasks there is. It's a chore we <i>dread</i> and, more often than not, put off for an indefinite amount of time. (Don't judge us.) But, naturally, the toilet is also one of the germiest, dirtiest, nastiest places in the entire house—and, as …

Gardens: ripen your tomatoes

How to get your crop up to speed<p>I freely confess to being an obsessive tomato grower, experimenting with up to 60 varieties every year in my tiny Croydon plot. Sadly, my anorak-level fixation with the fruit makes much of July and August a long and frustrating wait for them to ripen. Without a …

7 Houseplants That Purify The Air (And Are Nearly Impossible To Kill)

By Neny Herni Saturday, August 13, 2016 Benefit houseplants<p>According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend an estimated 90 percent …

Plants