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This is Earth's malware threat, visualized

Ah, nothing like good old fashioned scare tactics to get you to install anti-virus software. In a thinly veiled advert for its security suite, Kaspersky Labs has created a real-time cyber threat map -- painting the globe with six shades of malware. The brightly colored map lists Russia as the …

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This Phone Charger Uses Crystal Orbs to Focus the Sun's Rays

Solar panels might be the solution to climate change, but they sure are ugly. RawLemon, a startup founded by architect André Broessel, wants to …

Beer Drone Can Buzz The Skies No More, FAA Says

Lakemaid Beer is brewed in Stevens Point, Wis., and distributed to several states in the region. But it was a very local delivery that put the company out of favor with the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>The Minnesota-based company is receiving a flood of support and condolences after the FAA …

'World's oldest flamingo' dies in Australian zoo at 83

<b>A flamingo believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world has died at the age of 83 in Australia.</b><p>Greater the flamingo was put to sleep on Friday due to complications brought about by arthritis and old age, officials at Adelaide Zoo said.<p>The flamingo, named after its species, arrived at the zoo …

Birds

Florida woman, 81, arrested for allegedly feeding bears, threatening officers

An 81-year-old Florida woman arrested last year for allegedly feeding bears was again arrested this week on suspicion of violating her probation by illegally feeding wildlife and threatening to kill a law enforcement officer.<p>Mary Musselman, of Sebring, was arrested Wednesday by Florida Fish and …

Missouri Executed This Man While His Appeal Was Pending in Court

Herbert Smulls was pronounced dead four minutes before the justices in Washington denied his final stay. Did Missouri officials breach their ethical duties by permitting this to happen?<p>It is 2014, not 1964 or 1914, and yet on Wednesday night a black man in Missouri, a black man convicted by an …

Uganda archbishop responds to Welby on anti-gay laws

<b>The head of the Anglican Church in Uganda has given a critical response to a letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York warning that gays and lesbians should not be victimised.</b><p>Their letter was sent to all presiding archbishops of the Anglican Communion.<p>It was also sent to the presidents of …

Christianity

Dylan Farrow Speaks Out on Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations

Woody Allen's Golden Globe lifetime achievement award reignited a debate about past charges of child sexual abuse against the Hollywood director, and …

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Top 10 Herbs You Should Have in Your Medicine Cabinet

<b>by Courtney Chapman, Contributor</b><p>If you’re a beginner home herbalist, you’ll find it easier to make sense out of the wide world of herbal remedies by …

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Read This Before Zapping Your Brain

Have you bought your transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) head-set yet? You've heard of this, right? It's a device with electrodes that zap …

Buying a New Camera? Flickr Can Help You Pick the Right One

If you like photos, you can get lost for hours on Flickr. If you're looking to buy a new camera, getting lost on Flickr might be a good idea.<p>You may …

Mind-Blowing Portraits Made of Test Tubes and Pushpins

It’s fun to imagine what Michael Mapes’ studio must look like: You would assume that the New York-based artist’s workspace has to resemble the lab of …

Art

Meet the Mad Scientists Who Invented Edible Fireworks

People like to call Sam Bompas and Harry Parr the Willy Wonkas of the 21st century. The two Londoners do have some distinctly Wonkalian qualities: …

Culinary Arts

Horizon App Solves the Dumbest Thing About Smartphone Video

In some distant future, when the aliens harvesting Earth's scant remaining resources are killing time by going through humanity's old viral videos, …

Bitcoin Has Arrived in Vegas, But It's Still Far From Mainstream

In 1906, it installed the first Las Vegas telephone. In 1959, it served the first Las Vegas shrimp cocktail. And now, the Golden Gate Hotel and …

Backed by Apple and Microsoft, Patent Troll Makes Money Off Android

Some turn their noses up at Rockstar, a new kind of patent company backed by tech giants Apple and Microsoft. Rockstar's sole aim is to make money …

A Journey to the End of the World (of Minecraft)

On March 28, 2011, a man who calls himself Kurt J. Mac loaded a new game of Minecraft. As the landscape filled in around his character, Mac surveyed the blocky, pixellated trees, the cloud-draped mountains, and the waddling sheep. Then he started walking. His goal for the day was simple: to reach …

Tech Time Warp of the Week: In 1959, a Fitbit Weighed 2,000 Pounds

Today, we have Fitbit, a tiny wearable computer that instantly analyzes your physical activity from inside a band slipped over your wrist. But in …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Foot-Long, Sex-Crazed Snails That Pierce Tires and Devour Houses

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.24.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Ah, the innocence of children. So free of …

What was Your First Mac?

It’s the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, and the technostalgia is frothing all over the Internet. Now, I’m not trying to start any Mac …

Digital Note-Taking With Penultimate and Jot Script

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>People who know me will tell you I don’t go too many places without my iPad. I’ve made it an indispensable tool for both my …

Congress Gives Mass Transit Riders the Finger

A popular tax benefit for public transit commuters has come to a sudden end, forcing bus and train riders to pay more out of pocket – even though …

Nissan’s Crazy-Powerful New Engine Weighs Just 88 Pounds

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 01.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 2:59 pm. 2:59 pm<p>Anyone can build a small engine. Hell, …