Colin Bartley

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Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

What Would Happen If You Drank Water From The Gowanus Canal?

The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.<p>"So, right off the bat, you'd have a massive problem with dysentery," Ludgen Balan, founder of the Urban Divers …

Will A Chicken That's Fed Lemons Taste Like Lemons?

BRB, feeding a cow ketchup<p>A recent New York Times story looked into the high-end chicken market. These are chickens in stark contrast to factory chickens, fed with produce that's out of the price range of most humans. David Burke, one of New York City's most prominent chefs (he runs Fishtail, David …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Solving the mystery of why we sleep using DIY tech

Ever dreamed of being able to build your own house? Craft a perfect cup of coffee? Or even - figure out why you sleep?<p>For a growing community of people, known as makers, those aren't dreams, but reality.<p>Held for the first time in 2006, Makers Faires big and small are now held across the globe, …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Almost half the jobs Americans thought were safe will soon be done by robots

Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as immune to computerization are now under threat.<p>In 1930, as the Great Depression spread across …

Income Inequality

Fleetwood Mac, O2 Arena, Dublin, review

Watching Stevie Nicks and Lyndsey Buckingham sing into the same microphone in a surprisingly edgy set is the musical equivalent of seeing divorced parents back together, says Neil McCormick.<p>Amidst an absolute thunder of drums, a sleek, racing Formula One bass line and a fuzzed-up guitar attack, a …

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

So God Made the World's Hottest Pepper

Searching for a winner in the cutthroat world of competitive chili pepper growing<p>Meet the Carolina Reaper. It is an evil looking pepper—a gnarled, lumpy pod with a sucked-up belly and a small tail reminiscent of wasp’s stinger. When ripe it is a luscious Crayola red. Its looks are a carefully …

Most ambitious 3D printing projects

As 3D printing technology becomes cheaper and more widely available, the creations being produced are growing ever more ambitious. Here we look at some of the most impressive.<p><b>Print your own ... rocket engine</b><p>The sky may be the limit for some users of 3D printers, but Nasa are trying to go beyond …

Concept Design

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Why music is good for the heart

Doctors have discovered what music-lovers always guessed – music touches places nothing else can reach, says Ivan Hewett<p>In its onward march, science is always trampling over folk-wisdom. But sometimes a piece of research comes along which shows folk-wisdom might have a point after all. There’s been …

The Mass-Market Beer Styles You Wish Existed

<b>Beer is beer,</b> your piss-swilling friends claim. And sure, it's hard to really argue with that if all they truly like are lagers or pilsners or even white ales. You know your favorite craft brewery's equivalents are vastly superior, but they won't see much of a difference (except for the higher …

Richard Dawkins: 'I don't think I am strident or aggressive'

Richard Dawkins,Evolution,Autobiography and memoir,Culture,Douglas Adams,Peter Kay,Ayaan Hirsi Ali,Christopher Hitchens,Books,Charles Darwin<p>Richard Dawkins is outspoken in denouncing religion. But what really drives him, he says, is the wonder, and truth, of Darwinism<p>On the top floor of Random …

Prince: Strutting With the New Soul Monarch – a classic from the vaults

This fellow sitting across the table from me in an uptown Manhattan Holiday Inn room may be a Prince, but he ain't no Charlie.<p>On the other hand, this 20-year-old Prince is just as much a lad with the ladies as is our prospective monarch: in the musicality of his speaking voice, which is much lower …

Psychiatrists: the drug pushers

A psychiatrist who once "treated" me used to recite this rueful little mantra: "They say failed doctors become psychiatrists, and that failed psychiatrists specialise in drugs." By drugs this psychiatrist meant drugs of addiction – and his "treatment" of me consisted of prescribing Temgesic, a …