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Six “Now, Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Shop Tips

I’ve been working on a special project for <i>Make: Books</i> that has had me knee deep in the dusty stacks of the <i>Make:</i> archives. I’m going through the entire ten years of content looking for awesome and indispensable shop tips that we’ve published along the way.<p>I’ve always had a special fondness for shop …

Woodworking

100 Years Later, Antarctic Explorers' Huts Look Frozen in Time

Whiskey and all, the wooden dwellings of early explorers have been restored to look as they did during the first treks to the continent in the early 1900s.<p>About a hundred years after Antarctic explorers set up house on the coldest, driest, and windiest place on Earth, conservators have restored …

Modeling Suspects' Faces Using DNA From Crime Scenes

But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?<p>This winter, a biotechnology company began offering a whole new service to police departments. Virginia-based Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot service allows police to send Parabon NanoLabs DNA samples taken from crime scenes. From that DNA, the …

Genetics

Google Glass accessory will give you thermal vision

As CES 2015 kicks into gear, companies will be throwing out press releases like Mardi Gras beads in order to draw attention to their products they …

Jesus Christ Had Two Kids With A Prostitute, ‘Lost Gospel’ Claims

Jesus Christ was a family man who had two children with his prostitute wife, according to a controversial claim by a recently translated “lost …

Ask Anything: Would Cannibalism Make You Fat?

Short answer: It all comes down to portion control.<p>Taken as a whole, a cooked cadaver would yield about 81,500 calories’ worth of food, says James Cole, a lecturer on human origins at the University of Brighton in England. But that’s only if you wolfed down every part that could be consumed. To …

Nutrition

Detection of primordial gravitational waves announced (Updated)

BICEP provides the first direct evidence of the Universe's early inflation.<p>When the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced a press …

I present "The Glyphtionary"

I present "The Glyphtionary"<p>Though +Stein Lightman's public research may in time grow to surpass my own, I believe this is the most comprehensive list of known glyphs and their respective interpretations (complete with sources) to date.<p>I would like to note two things.<p>1.) I have color coded the glyphs here according to where I had first found them; red - Cross Plains files, teal - Tycho comic, purple - NIA files, orange - Lightman Decipherments, and green - Lightman's G+ page. This color coding …

Yesterday was a great day for the german resistance!

Yesterday was a great day for the german resistance!<br>Hamburg got with +RaMs BaMs a new member of the L11 club andBrühlCologne his first member of the famous L12 club :-)<p>Of course i can't say i did it myself.... so special thanks to:<p>+Hans hansemann Bickhofe (Hansemann) our "General" and moral conscience. A great player and useable as an idol in fairplay without any "tricks" !<p>+Carolin Reuber (Reuberc) "Queen of recharge" hard to see her in the log etc. but without her great job half of the city …

I feel the need to voice my thoughts as an Enlightened agent …

<b>I feel the need to voice my thoughts as an Enlightened agent for change:</b><br>We the <b>Enlightened</b> are at a drastic disadvantage in our fight worldwide. The <i>Resistance</i> are systematically trying to stop humanity's advancement in all possible aspects; and we are fighting to retain that which makes us "Human".<br>There is an intelligence that throughout time has influenced us, shaped us, and gave us the nudge to accomplish many great things throughout our civilization. Some say these <b>"Shapers"</b> have always been …

IQ on Twitter: "Smashing the "third ward" here in Milwaukee, Wi #baconcape #showmeyourBaconCape #ingress #enlightened http://t.co/K9nlc4CwhB"

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Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today. By 5-4, it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.<p>In a separate ruling, it declined to take on the broader issue of gay …

Scientists Regrow Severed Spinal Cords In Rats

Neuroscientists surgically and chemically reconnect rats' severed spinal cords, recovering the rats' bladder control.<p>Scientists have found a way to reconnect severed spinal cords in rats, allowing them to regain bladder control--a major accomplishment that could one day help humans with similar …

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at This Billion-Pixel Panorama of Mars

No, seriously, check it out. <b>This is the first gigapixel image produced from almost 900 images snapped by the Curiosity Rover, and all billion-plus</b> …

Google, CodeAcademy And Mozilla Back Launch Of Code Club World

CodeAcademy has been a huge story in the last couple of years. Now a new player is emerging with a complimentary real-world model. Code Club, a UK network of volunteer led after school coding clubs, is launching a new open source Code Club World framework to give every child in the world the chance …

Amulet camera records your life, stores it in cloud

ParaShoot is a compact, wearable prototype camera that can record at intervals or continuously. Slap on a custom cover to make it cute or fashionable.<p>"The destruction of music through YouTube is enormous."<p>That's what pianist Krystian Zimerman told an audience in Germany when he stopped his …

Google Glass

Facebook's first data center DRENCHED by ACTUAL CLOUD

Facebook's first data center ran into problems of a distinctly ironic nature when a literal cloud formed in the IT room and started to rain on …

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Teaser Poster; Trailer Out Tuesday – /Film

Warner Bros is opening their biggest movie of the year this week, which opens the door to start promoting the second biggest. The first trailer for</b> …

Movies

Nasa's Opportunity rover finds Martian water appropriate for the origin of life

Opportunity has made one of its greatest scientific discoveries so far. Clay minerals in a rock called Esperance clearly indicate that neutral water …

Life-producing phosphorus was carried to Earth by meteorites

New research from a team of scientists now shows that one key element that produced life on Earth was carried here on meteorites.<p>Scientists may not …

Meteorites

Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger, say researchers

Security researchers have discovered a way to push software onto an iOS device using a modified charger. The team at Georgia Institute of Technology says its charger was able to upload arbitrary software to an iOS device within one minute of it being plugged in. According to the researchers, "all …