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Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …
The world has lost a third of its arable land due to erosion or pollution in the past 40 years, with potentially disastrous consequences as global demand for food soars, scientists have warned.
New research has calculated that nearly 33% of the world’s adequate or high-quality food-producing land …Environment
By Julie Kelly and Henry I. Miller
The organic products industry has been on a tear for the past decade, with total organic sales by farms in the United States increasing 83% between 2007 and 2012. In spite of the fact that organic products are expensive and objectively offer little to recommend …Organic Products
The South Downs national park authority has pleaded with Google to reinstate it on the internet giant’s mapping service, after Britain’s newest national park disappeared from Google Maps for the fourth time.
The authority’s chief executive, Trevor Beattie, said he did not know why Google Maps kept …Google
Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, genetically modified mosquitoes could put an end to malaria, Tesla announces pricing for the entry-level Model X, Windows 10 updates appear to be uninstalling users' software without permission and more.
Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every …UK News
We may not yet have seen him in publicity for the much-hyped Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, has revealed he is set to return in the film’s sequel.
Posting on Twitter, Hamill appeared to confirm he will be back as the veteran Jedi knight for Star Wars: Episode …
BP had alleged that businesses were allowed to claim money from compensation scheme without proving the spill caused financial losses
BP has dropped its bid to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses it claimed were wrongly handed compensation following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill …Energy
Dissolve sea salt blended with cocoa butter and almond oil into a warm bath for a super soothing soak. Plus, it makes a great gift!DIY
The “Transformation Department” has challenged the city’s commitment to cyclists.
They showed up on the street on the morning of October 7—25 orange traffic cones marking the bike lane that runs northbound on Chrystie Street in lower Manhattan. Several had sunflowers poking up out of their necks.
SUMTE, Germany — This bucolic, one-street settlement of handsome redbrick farmhouses may for the moment have many more cows than people, but next week it will become one of the fastest growing places in Europe. Not that anyone in Sumte is very excited about it.
In early October, the district …Asylum Seekers
Cyclone Chapala as it headed across the Arabian Sea. Photo: NOAA
A rare intense tropical cyclone has formed in the Arabian Sea and is forecast to dump …Yemen
If you’re an average consumer, you’ve had little reason to take electric cars seriously—they cost too much, and don’t go far enough on a charge. But starting about this time next year, you will.
It’s hard to keep track of all the competing mainstream electrics coming soon to showrooms, as major …Elon Musk
This ingenious cooling system circulates cooled air in an endless loop—all without any electricity.
If they weren't so necessary, you wouldn't choose to build an air conditioning system inside a large building. With endless ducting, they take up lots space, produce lots of noise, and cost a lot.
So …Domestic Technology
I've always loved Scandinavian prints. They manage to be both sophisticated and fun at the same time, and they combine so many of my favourite …DIY
Join us in a city near you at Entrepreneur’s Accelerate Your Business event series kicking off Feb 23. View cities and dates »
To turn you into a better public speaker, I'm not going to tell you to stand up straight, avoid verbal "fillers," speak clearly or abstain from reading from your slides. …Public Speaking
What did you do when you woke up this morning?
How did you feel?
Was it the same routine you had yesterday?
On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.
Your morning defines the rest of your day.
If you can optimize …
The fever phobia that parents experience is ancient and useful.
For most of human history, an unusually high body temperature was a sign of the supernatural. Fevers were sinister but common, unnatural but real. And without a theoretical underpinning by which to understand them, fevers long seemed to …Medicine
Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.
What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people dont? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.
Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:
Most people spend their money to get the most utility …
As a hobby, blogger and photographer Jesse Rockwell takes photos of the night sky, reaching with his lens into the deep regions of space to bring the …
So, you've downloaded iOS 9, now what? Update all your apps, of course.
Though iOS 9 offers more subtle improvements, like better searches and time-saving multitasking features, developers are already putting Apple's newest update to good use.
From ad blockers, to games, to the first wave of 3D …iOS
This past weekend my niece Jennifer was freaking me out!
It was a perfect evening and we were eating a lovely dinner in my sister’s beautiful backyard …
If Bruce Wayne ever had to vacate the Batcave, he might insist on moving his Batgear with an arrow sleek microturbine big rig with a carbon-fiber cargo trailer, an electronic dashboard of three computer tablets and tires wider than any race car.
This is WAVE, the Wal-Mart Advanced Vehicle Experience …
Rainbow cloud phenomenon, known scientifically as cloud iridescence, is caught on camera in Costa Rica
A so-called rainbow cloud formed over Costa Rica on Tuesday, leaving residents and tourists in awe as the natural phenomenon glided through the sunny skies.
The scientific name is cloud iridescence, …Weather
“I was a bit naive,” admits Jeffrey Lim. “I thought it would be easy.” In Lim’s bright studio in Kuala Lumpur, bike wheels adorn the walls and a large table is spread with maps of Malaysia. Lim, a graphic designer, has spent the past three years mapping the city for cyclists.
To anybody familiar …
This week’s best city stories from around the web explore Silicon Valley’s newest sustainability project, an app which automatically sprays potholes you cycle over, the “missing” Guatemala City neighbourhood and Indianapolis’ growing pains with a new electric car share scheme.
We’d love to hear your …
Famed Hollywood stuntman, Shawn Robinson, was found dead in his hotel room early last week, Deadline reports.
Robinson was in the middle of work on Lionsgate's new film Deepwater Horizon in New Orleans when he failed to show up to work on July 28. Another stuntman went looking for him and found …Transformers
Ever since you followed along last week’s Android customization post, turning on data compression in Chrome, you’ve had data to spare. We can think …Google
British scientists have cracked the global earthworm mystery: they have worked out how the planet’s great subterranean reprocessing system copes with the poisons that would choke most herbivores.
Earthworms underwrite almost all life on earth: they drag fallen leaves below the soil and digest them, …Atoms