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‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …

The 1918 Flu Killed 40 Million People. This Man Is Re-Creating the Virus.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka caused a global uproar by re-creating history's deadliest flu virus. That might sound crazy. But when a real influenza pandemic strikes, you're going to want him on your side.<p><b>BREAKTHROUGH</b><p><b>WHO</b> Yoshihiro Kawaoka University of Wisconsin–Madison<p><b>FIELD</b> Virology<p><b>ACHIEVEMENT</b> Flu pandemic …

5 Apps to Help With Your Spanish

It's time to brush app on your Spanish! To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, make your parents proud and improve your español five minutes at a time. These fabulous apps bring you closer to praising your <i>abuelita</i>'s food with more than one adjective.<p><b>Spanish 24/7 Tutor</b> <b>(Free)</b><p>This is a perfect option …

A geological mystery draws tourists to the Appalachians

At this time of year, many people head for the shore or the mountains to escape the city heat. But there’s a special spot in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania that’s as cold now as it is in winter.<p>The Coudersport Ice Mine in Potter County is a little different from the usual campsites and …

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

How to pay less for everything

Over the past few years, in the interest of saving money I’ve cut the cord with cable, nabbed an amazing deal on a top-of-the-line refurbished …

Personal Finance

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

The Place You're Most Likely to Be Stressed

Researchers at The Pennsylvania State University recruited 122 employed men and women for the research. Six times a day for three days, the participants completed both subjective, self-reported stress and happiness assessments and objective stress measurements (via saliva samples for levels of …

The Secret To Delicious Coleslaw | Men's Health

The crunch of the cabbage, the creaminess of the dressing, the bite of green apple—paired with their fat-veined brisket, Fette Sau’s coleslaw had me feeling like I was sitting on a lawn in my backyard, Dale’s Pale Ale in hand, head tilted up toward the summer sun.<p>If you need a break from the …

This 'Soul Food' Burrito Is Stuffed with Mac and Cheese

Because novelty hamburgers have apparently run their course, a Mission-style burrito restaurant in San Francisco is dishing out a novelty version of grab-and-go wrap: Behold the "<b>Soulrrito</b>," a soul food/Mexican mash-up that stuffs tri-tip steak, yams, collard greens, and a <b>salsa-infused</b> …

How to Master the Motion Blur in Photoshop

Learn the 3 "Must Do" steps to add a realistic looking motion blur to images in Photoshop. Keep your subject still and don't overkill the blur.

Tutorials

These new skyscraper tilting windows are designed to freak you out

Holy crap. The John Hancock Tower in Chicago rolled out a snazzy scary new attraction for people who visit the top of the skyscraper: windows that …

10 Best Things to Say When You Call a Credit Card Reconsideration Line

So you applied for a new credit card and your application was denied. Your credit card story doesn’t have to end there. Instead of getting …

Caramelized apple burrito (burrito de manzana) recipe

Forget meat burritos: nothing goes better in a crispy casing than stewed apples with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream<p>I love this dish for its simplicity. My time living in the US taught me a love for apple pie and this takes the same simple principle that stewed, spiced apples in a crispy casing are …

Shrimp tacos with garlic and paprika (tacos de camarón) recipe

Fill your tacos with this vibrant mix of shrimps and spice for a real Mexican feast<p>Prawns are one of my favourite seafood. Even though my home town of Puebla is inland, fresh fish is delivered daily to the market and seafood restaurants are everywhere. This dish takes me right back to happy times …

Capital One Can Now Just Show Up At Your Home Or Workplace, Apparently

Will be able to ask "What's in your wallet?" and mean it<p><b>Credit cards are a beast</b>, aren't they? If you mess up just once on a payment it can lead to a whole host of problems. Luckily, credit card companies aren't about to show up at your home or workplace and bug you about payments.<p>Until now. The …

10 Ingenious Ideas to Keep Your Garage Organized

Its all too easy to let your garage become a refuge for junk, so full of boxes you can barely pull in your car when a storms coming. But follow the advice of these car guys and you could be the proud king of an immaculate space.<p>It's all too easy to let your garage become a refuge for junk, so full …

Nvidia's First Maxwell Card Is a Power-Sipping Screamer

Nvidia'sTegra K1 is damned pretty for mobile tech, but the desktop team hasn't just been sitting around waiting for Tegra to catch up. Say hello to …

Arduino Alternatives: 5 Microcontrollers You Should Know

If you're growing bored with your Raspberry Pi or Arduino, try working with one of these.<p>If you're growing bored with your Raspberry Pi or Arduino, try working with one of these.

A Motorcycle Helmet For The Digital World

The P-1's head-up display is a live GPS.<p>At a time when screens are being integrated into everything, Skully engineers saw an opportunity to upgrade something that’s remained largely unchanged for decades: the motorcycle helmet. The P-1 is the first helmet with a digital head-up display. The …

Gear & Gadgets

Beep Connects Any Speaker to the Cloud

A pair of ex-Googlers have launched Beep, a beautiful WiFi-equipped dial that lets you stream music to any speaker with a line-in port. The device will launch this Fall with Pandora integration.<p>Multi-room streaming systems like Sonos have made listening to music easier than ever, but many of the …

Access Denied: Virtru Wants to Make Your Email More Secure

Two brothers, one a former NSA and another a Bush White House policy maker, want to change the way you use email.<p><b>Truly secure email is like some out-of-focus mythical creature</b>, brother to Bigfoot and second cousin to the Jersey Devil. You hear of a potential solution, maybe you test it out, but …

How to Make Sweet Potato Caramel

<i>Bon Appetit</i><p>When Brad Leone, our test kitchen assistant, told us that his thick homemade caramel sauce had only one ingredient, we didn't believe him. Because, of course, he was LYING. It has two ingredients: water (which, fine, Brad, we suppose that doesn't really count) and sweet potatoes.<p>Yep, you …

Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

Scientists Develop 3D Quantum Matter That Performs Like Graphene

As two-dimensional graphene has become one of the most lusted-after materials in science, many have wondered if there might be a 3D counterpart that …

The sky looks incredible from the darkest and clearest place on Earth

The San Pedro de Atacama region of Northern Chile is one of the prettiest and most desolated places in the planet. It also has the clearest and …

The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses

When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to get it. For a responsible person living with Type 1 (or Type 2) diabetes, like my good friend Cara, …

A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars | Colossal

<p>While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of …