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Helping monarch butterflies rule

Every winter a fluttering blizzard of orange-and-black monarch butterflies settles in Mexican mountain forests after a 2,500-mile trek through the U.S. and Canada. Every spring, gardeners and butterfly enthusiasts across the Midwest cultivate milkweed plants that beckon the butterflies to alight on …

Dutch family of four living in experimental urban greenhouse home

People living in northern climes don't have the year-round greenery that people living in the tropics can enjoy. Unless they live in a greenhouse, …

Green Roofs

whoa, cool gif of how a chain is made -->

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

Pickles

Introducing Steam Gauge: Ars reveals Steam’s most popular games

We sampled public data to estimate sales and gameplay info for every Steam game.<p>Right now, I can tell you that about 37 percent of the roughly 781 …

Open source comes to farms with restriction-free seeds

29 crop varieties are now distributed under an open source license.<p>There are now 29 kinds of plant varieties that are available under an open source …

Mission-critical satellite communications wide open to malicious hacking

Weaknesses from a host of makers pose risks to military, aviation, shipping.<p>Mission-critical satellite communications relied on by Western militaries …

Monowheels: The coolest deathtrap on one wheel

Build a big wheel, put a rider and motor inside, and it's time to roll.<p>Well sir, there's nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, …

Facebook tweaks its privacy settings

Everyone has that friend or family member who unwittingly still posts publicly on Facebook. It's not that they're over-sharers, they just haven't bothered to keep up with the social network's ever-changing and often confusing privacy settings.<p>Facebook highlighted some of its minor new and future …

Netflix to Al Franken: Comcast takeover would harm consumers

You probably won't see executives from Comcast and Netflix cozying up at some corporate event anytime soon.<p>In its second such complaint this week, Netflix told U.S. Sen. Al Franken that Comcast's takeover of Time Warner Cable would give the merged cable behemoth the leverage to extract higher fees …

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