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101 Signals: The 22 Thinkers, Websites, Explorers, and Feeds That Will Keep You in on All the Science News

Junk science is everywhere, and today’s research is often discredited tomorrow. This mix of academics, writers, and thinkers will help guide you …

How to Raise a Tech-Savvy Kid

When is a kid ready for her first computer? How do you nurture a child's knack for tinkering? PopMech Senior Tech Editor and techie dad Glenn Derene has the answers.<p><b>When I was 14 years old</b> I got my first computer. It was 1986, and my father took advantage of a deal with a local bank that was …

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Shipping A 50-Foot Magnet Across The U.S., For Physics

From New York, around Florida and up the Mississippi, all to study a subatomic particle that only lives two millionths of a second.<p>After the discovery of the Higgs boson last summer, particle physicists are exploring new avenues to help shed light on how the universe works. But the most intricate …

Homeless to hacker: How the Maker Movement changed one man’s life

A Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and a Hollywood actor cross paths at a coffee shop in San Francisco’s Financial District.<p>You’d never know by appearance alone, but one of these men will sleep on the streets tonight.<p>Scott Glover and Marc Roth are feeling quite comfortable at this branch of Peet’s …

Google App Engine finally supports PHP, the language that runs 75% of the web

Two days ago, Google announced it would finally support the most popular computing language on the planet, PHP, in its platform-as-a-service offering, Google App Engine.<p>That means that yes, at some point you’ll be able to run your little WordPress-powered blog on the biggest server farms on the …