cormac mealey

14 Flips | 5 Magazines | 2 Likes | @cormacmealey | Keep up with cormac mealey on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “cormac mealey”

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

The Week’s Best Longreads for August 9, 2013

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the Web this week.<p><b>Wikileaks’ Teenage Benedict Arnold Ryan Gallagher, Slate</b>How the FBI used a …

Who's blocking this astonishingly effective tool to fight meth labs?

State troopers clean up a meth lab found on school board property about a block from a London, Kentucky elementary school.Photos by Stacy Kranitz. …

Playlist: 5 Podcast Episodes on the History of Hip-Hop

<i>Gabrielle Gantz (</i><i>@contextual_life)</i> <i>is the blogger behind The Contextual Life, a frequent longreader, and a fan of podcasts.</i><p>In this episode of Stuff …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Photographer Captures Concealed Underwater River in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

To the perceptive eye, one can tell that there is something unusual about the underwater images shot by underwater photographer Anatoly Beloshchin. …

Scuba Diving

Smart Handlebars Give Any Bicycle A Bluetooth Brain Transplant

What Tesla is to automobiles, Helios wants to be for bicycles.<p>Converting calories into gasoline guzzled, the bicycle is such a beautiful engine of efficiency and grace that, if it were a car, it would get over 900 miles to the gallon. No wonder H.G. Wells once said, “Every time I see an adult on a …

2013 Editors' Choice Road Bike Winners

From 30 finalists, we chose eight extraordinary bikes as this year’s Editors’ Choice award winners.

Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

Morning Edition talks with NIH's Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The family of the late Henrietta Lacks finally got the chance to weigh in on how scientists use cells taken from her — without consent — more than 60 years ago.<p>The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family …

Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …

Why on Earth does Goldman Sachs own a coal mine in Colombia?

Big banks are increasingly operating their own commercial businesses. It’s high time the Fed reigns them in<p>In 1913, Congress determined that a cabal of Wall Street bankers had captured control over the US economy. Having bought up large shares of railroads, utilities, and manufacturers, these …

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

3D Printing

Earth’s Gold Forged in Stellar Collisions

<b>Until today, astronomers believed that all the gold on Earth, and in the universe, was forged in ancient supernova explosions. But new evidence points to a far more violent birth for this most precious metal.</b><p>The new culprit is the cataclysmic collision of two neutron stars. The impact produces a …