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Here's Why The Myth of The Genius Solitary Scientist Is Wrong And Dangerous

It's time to change our perception.<p>Picture a scientist. Seriously, right now. I'm not going to discuss the nature of the person that you have in your …

Cubs close, but Sarge knows what can happen in a hurry

NEW YORK (AP) — Once in a while, Gary Matthews relives how close his Chicago Cubs came to reaching the World Series.<p>Actually, a little more …

Baseball

Teenage swimmers attacked by angry otters in California

Two teenage boys have been attacked by three otters while swimming in Lake Shasta, northern California.<p>Chris Whitney, 13, and his friend Jacob Savage, 14, had been jumping off rocks at the lake when the animals struck.<p>"So we had to swim back about 70 yards, back to our camp, and they just kept …

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A startup that wants to end world hunger is starting with a tiny indoor vertical farm

It’s not quite farm to table, but one Berlin supermarket is trying to make urban farming mainstream with a high-tech vertical garden in its produce aisle.<p>A pilot project between wholesale supermarket Metro and indoor farming startup Infarm, the Kräutergarten (‘herb garden’) uses hydroponic …

Aquaponics

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15 Jaw-Dropping US Libraries All Bookworms Should Visit This Summer

Whether it’s the intoxicating smell of old books or the millions of stories just waiting to be discovered, take a bookworm to a library and you’ll likely be stuck there for a <i>long</i> time. With thousands and thousands of books to discover — from Pulitzer Prize winners to cheeky little books that …

Broken Stuffed Animals Get “Surgery” to Teach Kids About Organ Donors

Organ transplants are an amazing procedure where one person is able to give away a piece of their body in order to save another person’s life. The other aspect of this is that, in many cases, the donor has died under tragic circumstances.<p>Although sourcing organs can be a challenge anywhere, this …

Amateur Scientists Will Love Science Journal, Google’s New App

This morning, Google released Science Journal, its latest free app for Android phones. Science Journal is a digital science notebook that allows kids (and amateur scientists of all ages) to use the sensors on their Android phones for experiments. With a just a phone you can measure sound, light, …

An Ode To The Rice Cooker, The Smartest Kitchen Appliance I’ve Ever Owned

One of the first things I bought when I moved to college was a rice cooker. It was simple, the kind that costs 20 bucks at any old appliance or …

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ISPs

Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Flute

Male scientists described in same demeaning way as female scientists

You know the stories about how close Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger came to never marrying? Chances are you haven't heard them, …

Build an Ionic Thruster like NASA Uses for Space Propulsion

An ion thruster produces a flow of air even though it has no moving parts. A version of this seemingly impossible device is used on a larger scale to propel deep space probes for NASA. The advantage to this system over others is that you need only an electrical source to power the device and it has …

Arduino

5 Netflix tricks only power users know about

Netflix has some shortcuts for controlling it. Here's how to use them - and find what to watch based on your taste.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Netflix

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Could the Third Reich Happen Here?

The Nazis ruled by fear. Sir Richard Evans, probably our foremost authority on the Third Reich, explains how they did it and why that matters …

8 Low-Cost Kits for a 21st-Century Log Cabin

Early American homes were rugged and rustic—the ultimate DIY project. Today, modern homesteaders can build a new house with the same frontier appeal …

Log Cabins

Build a Drawbot from Two CD Drives and a Raspberry Pi

You may not know it, but your old computer CD ROM drive is a treasure chest of useful components. Inside you’ll find stepper motors, rare earth magnets, bearings, and coils. It’s enough futuristic-looking greeblies to construct your own Star Wars prop, or maybe even your own portable CNC drawbot.<p>To …

These Students Built A Working Hyperloop (A Very Tiny One)

'What is this? A Hyperloop for ants!?'<p>Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is an idea as ambitious as it is fantastical. A train that travels at 760 mph through a pressurized tube is a hard sell, even with it gracing the latest cover of *Popular Science magazine. So it's pretty cool to see a real, working version …

University of Illinois

Does ‘good try’ distract kids during math?

Telling a child “Good try, but your answer is incorrect” when he or she gets a math problem wrong may seem helpful, but it may not be the best …

Cell jamming gives science teacher an important legal lesson

A high-school science teacher has received a five-day suspension without pay for using a jammer in his classroom to block students’ cell-phone signals.<p>He can consider himself lucky, however, because he had actually violated federal law.<p>Dean Liptak was fed up with his students’ phone activities …

High School

Connect Raspberry Pi and Arduino with Serial USB Cable

Using USB Cable Between Raspberry Pi and Arduino<p>There are many ways of connecting the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, such as using the GPIO and Serial …

Microcontroller

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

Build a Kickass Robot Arm: The Perfect Arduino Project for Beginners

The Arduino is a cheap, fun way to get into building your own electronics. It can also be daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to get a …

Colleges grapple with cheating in the digital age

Stanford University's honor code dates to 1921, written by students to help guide them through the minefield of plagiarism, forbidden collaboration, copying and other chicaneries that have tempted undergraduates since they first arrived on college campuses.<p>Exams aren't proctored, and students are …