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Noah's Ark: the scientific version

With the weather worsening, it may be time to build a second ark to preserve the ecosystem. But can it be done using science, instead of divine intervention?<p>The UK experienced a major storm this week. Cardiff, where I live, had the highest rainfall in the country. This is nothing unusual in Wales. …

Sweden

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

Burning Man

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Why Futurama Was The Greatest Show About The Future Ever Aired

R.I.P. Futurama, we'll miss ya<p>The first time I saw <i>Futurama</i>, the long-running (but off-and-on) animated series from <i>Simpsons</i> creator Matt Groening, I was a kid watching it on summer afternoons at my grandmother's house. I don't think I'd ever laughed that hard--not at its colossally influential older …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

Health Care

iOS 7: Is There Any Reason to Jailbreak Anymore?

Newer iOS users may not realize it, but video recording, multitasking, copy/paste and customizable notifications, among others, were initially only available to people who jailbroke their iOS devices to add unsanctioned features. Then little by little, Apple integrated those functions into its …

Why Gold iPhones And Cheap iPhones Make Perfect Sense

What is white and glass and gold all over? Depending on who you believe, that would be the new iPhone. In addition to a gold variant, likely to be known as the iPhone 5S, Apple is also rumored to be coming out with some cheaper, plastic iPhones called the iPhone 5C that will come in a variety of …

Would You Move Into A 5-Foot-Wide Home?

Can’t afford to live in the heart of a major city? A new scheme has designs on the spaces in between buildings.<p>As the world urbanizes and the density of cities scales up and up, there’s the pressing architectural and urban planning reality of where and how to create new housing. In a city like New …

NJ to allow medical marijuana for kids. Safety still under debate

arents who believe their sick children would be helped by medical marijuana won a partial victory in New Jersey Friday. Using a conditional veto, Gov. Chris Christie modified a bill to allow prescriptions of edible medical marijuana for children. Parents of qualifying children will need the …

Cannabis

ACA tougher to launch than Medicare

President Barack Obama says he’s not worried that all the Obamacare fights will kill the law — because people fought the creation of Medicare and Social Security too, and now they’re more popular than ever.<p>Democrats have always wanted to believe Obamacare would follow the same pattern: Opponents …

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 …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Tutorials

15 Campfire-Inspired DIY Projects

We’re sad to say it, but summer’s coming to an end. Rather than mourning endless days at the beach, metallic sandals, and boating trips, we’re going to say farewell to the blazing heat with a last hurrah. We’re Maddy and Shauna of Confetti Pop, and we’ve rounded up a collection of crafts perfect …

S'Mores

Scrap Wood Lantern Tutorial - One Dog Woof

Here’s the tutorial for my scrap wood lantern, in case you have an armload of scrap wood you’d like to use up!<p>The brainstorming process for this …

Woodworking

The iOS 7 Masterstroke? Developers Are Updating The Third Party Apps

The changing of the UI in iOS continues to intrigue me, not least because this change, and the underlying changes in the SDK, is already having an interesting effect in the development of apps for Apple‘s mobile devices. With so much focus on apps in the current climate, it’s not enough for the UI …

Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

There's the mandolin — and then there's the mandolin when Chris Thile puts it to work. He started playing with the band Nickel Creek when he was just 8, and recorded his debut solo album at 12. In his early 20s, he pushed the mandolin to new places as a member of Punch Brothers.<p>Today, Thile is …

Hawt Sauce by Holloway Kitchen

Made from just 10 ingredients, Hawt Sauce is the result of a year's experimentation and is the very first product to emerge from Adam Brooks' start-up culinary enterprise, Holloway Kitchen. “It's unusual in that it's very thick, almost like a salsa," he says. "The idea is that it's more versatile …

Startups

The Last of Us masters storytelling in ways only a few games should

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Video games are only about 40 years young as a part of our cultural consciousness. They’ve gone through a lot of transitions that correspond with advances in …

Codename Cygnus Kickstarter campaign successfully funded

The Kickstarter campaign for <i>Codename Cygnus</i>, Reactive Studios' interactive radio drama in development for iOS, was successfully funded when the crowdfunding campaign ended at 6 p.m. ET today.<p>The indie developer received nearly $14,000 in pledges, in excess of the campaign's $11,000 goal.<p>Last week, …

‘Breaking Bad’ Watch: In ‘Blood Money,’ Tempers Flare and Bills Come Due

'Breaking Bad' Watch: 'Blood Money'<p>It’s all over for Walter White.<p>However <i>Breaking Bad</i> ends — and anyone who thinks they already know is a fool — it …

TV

‘Breaking Bad’ Sets Us on Walt’s Road to Hell — The Only Question is How He’ll Get There

'Breaking Bad' Sets Us on Walt's Road to Hell -- The Only Question is How He'll Get There<p><i>The article below contains spoilers for “Blood Money,” the</i> …

TV

All Apple developer services are back online

All of Apple's Developer Center services are back online, and the company extended memberships for "all developer teams" by one month to compensate for the downtime, according to an email sent today from Apple to developers and obtained by Polygon.<p>"We are pleased to let you know that all our …

Brazil

What's going on Sunday? (Breaking Bad, Literature, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Shuggie Otis, Hyetal more)

Browse our <b>full NYC show calendar</b> for all of tonight’s shows. Here are some highlights…<p><b>Literature @ South Street Seaport’s Front/Row stage (FREE)</b><br>One …

Rihanna's Bikini And More Cheap Celeb Finds Of The Week (PHOTOS)

This week, we fell in love with Ashley Tisdale's Célfie t-shirt, and we were ecstatic when we discovered that the top only cost a mere $35 (suffice it to say we're ordering a few).<p>But it turns out Tisdale isn't the only celeb who loves a discount -- other A-listers are hitting the high street …

OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors

Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller<p>OxyContinhas compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills toaddictsand drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical authorities.<p>Despite its suspicions, Purdue Pharma …

Pharma