Deborah Shealy Wiley

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Chipotle's literary cups: where the reader is the prisoner of Tex-Mex

It's not often that people complain about not having enough to read. In 2010, Google calculated that there were 130,000,000 books in the world. This excludes Kindles, Kindle Singles, the internet, emails, ad copy, tattoos, menus, street signs and so on. It also leaves out what’s between the lines. …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

Mazda is updating car software to fix problems with real, living bugs

Just like Toyota, Mazda's also recalling cars due to a nasty bug -- the difference is, Mazda's problem involves real, live multi-legged creatures. Apparently, the company's recalling roughly 42,000 Mazda 6 sedans in the US, because of a certain yellow sac spider with a penchant for the smell of …

Bill Clinton: 'I Wouldn't Be Surprised' by Alien Visit

Former President Bill Clinton said he “wouldn't be surprised” if Earth was eventually visited by aliens.<p>“I don’t know,” he said when quizzed on the subject by talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday. “But if we were visited someday I wouldn’t be surprised. I just hope that it’s not like …

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate …

Why AT&T's Surveillance Report Omits 80 Million NSA Targets

AT&T this week released for the first time in the phone company's 140-year history a rough accounting of how often the U.S. government secretly …

Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ

Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.<p>GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program …

A new way to print cells could make it easier to 3D print organs

If you think 3D printing plastic is advancing quickly, take a look at bioprinting, a technology that uses inkjet-style printers to create living …

Study: 'Organic' Labels Make Food Taste Healthier

People reported that cookies and chips they believed to be organic "tasted lower in fat and calories."<p>CoCreatr/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> The rapid growth of the organic food industry is a good thing if it means that more people are supporting sustainable practices and avoiding unesecessary pesticides, but any …

The future of Whole Foods might not be organic

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>Wall Street really doesn’t like Whole Food’s latest quarterly results.<p>The Austin, Texas-based organic grocery chain posted decent growth in both sales and revenue, but evidently not enough to live up to its lofty valuation.<p>Whole Foods is facing increased competition, …

Does organic food turn people into jerks?

Renate Raymond has encountered her fair share of organic food snobs, but a recent trip to a Seattle market left her feeling like she'd stumbled onto the set of "Portlandia."<p>"I stopped at a market to get a fruit platter for a movie night with friends but I couldn't find one so I asked the produce …

Organic Food Makers Hilariously Take Down Bogus ‘All Natural’ Labels on Packaging

Hey, professional truth-benders. Here's a sweet mockumentary-style PSA about professional truth-bending. Extra bonus if you also happen to be a tree …

TAZO Launches Three Organic Teas Exclusively Available at Whole Foods

TAZO® Launches Three Organic Teas Exclusively Available at Whole Foods<p>This month, TAZO® is launching three organic teas exclusively available at …

Flavors

Organic Food Isn't More Nutritious, but That Isn't the Point

<i>That doesn't mean it's not healthier. How our obsession with organics' "healthiness" led us away from the term's roots</i><p>ericksonkee/Flickr<p>Of all the food-related countercultural buzzwords that have gone mainstream in recent years, <i>organic</i> ranks among the most confusing. Like its cousins (cf. <i>local,</i> …

Who's Who in Organics, Soda Warnings, and More in Food Policy This Week

Chart Shows Who Owns Who in the Organic Industry<p>Professor Phil Howard of Michigan State University is known for his complex infographics displaying corporate ownership in the food industry. He recently updated his map of the top 100 food processors in the organic industry to reflect new …

The World Health Organization Declares Air Pollution an Official Carcinogen

It’s official – air pollution causes cancer. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) just announced that …

HOW TO: Make Homemade, Healthy, Organic Popsicles To Beat the Heat!

This summer’s been one of the hottest yet, but if you’re already sweating from the intense heat, you can rest easy — I’ve got a sweet, refreshing …

Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers

HUSTONTOWN, Pa. — Jim Crawford was rushing to load crates of freshly picked organic tomatoes onto trucks heading for an urban farmers market when he noticed the federal agent.<p>A tense conversation followed as the visitor to his farm — an inspector from the<p>Food and Drug Administration— warned him …

6 Surprising Fruits You Can Grow Organically Indoors in Containers!

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i> Most backyard gardens focus on vegetables and herbs—not only are they easy to grow and packed full of nutrients, they're also …

Gardening

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Lego

Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience

Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods.<p>If you want to write …

Everything We Know About How the NSA Tracks People's Physical Location

With Monday's new revelation, we can see the NSA's two-pronged system for finding out where people are.<p>Glenn Greenwald is back reporting about the NSA, now with Pierre Omidyar’s news organization FirstLook and its introductory publication, <i>The Intercept</i>. Writing with national security reporter …

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

By John Paul Titlowlong Read<p>When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a …

DuckDuckGo

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Don't just sit there! It could be harmful later in life

Sitting too much increases the risk of disability in people over 60, study finds.<p>Sitting too much, sometimes called sitting disease, may increase the risk of disability in people over age 60, a new study suggests.<p>Adults this age spend an average of two-thirds of their waking time being sedentary -- …

January 2014 NPD: PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One by a nearly 2-to-1 margin

The PlayStation 4 was king once again to start off 2014.<p>Gamers only spent $664 million on physical games at brick-and-mortar stores, which is down 21 percent from $835 million in 2013, according to industry research firm The NPD Group‘s monthly report. But the comparison isn’t quite fair since The …

Google deems Android ready for more Chromecast apps, lets the floodgates open

With Google's latest update to Play Services, it shouldn't be long before the Chromecast section of its app store gets a little more lively. Now that the Android SDK has support for the HDMI dongle baked in, developers can add the functionality to virtually any app they want, at-will. Google opened …