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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

The dustiest portion of my home library includes the 1980s books — about how Japan's economy would dominate the world.<p>And then there are the 1990s books — about how the Y2K computer glitch would end the modern era.<p>Go up one more shelf for the late 2000s books — about oil "peaking." The authors …

Scientists can now simulate curved space-time in a lab - ExtremeTech

By on October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When discussing quantum physics, …

Real space battles would be more 'Asteroids' than 'Star Wars'

You're probably aware that most sci-fi space battles aren't realistic. The original <i>Star Wars</i>' Death Star scene was based on a World War II movie, for example. But have you wondered what it would really be like to duke it out in the void? PBS is more than happy to explain in its latest <i>It's Okay To</i> …

Don’t Do As the Romans Did…

It's not just the Islamic State. Obama must wage a two-front war for civilization, just like Ancient Rome.<p>For many years, the world’s greatest power faced two grave external threats: from irregular groups of non-state actors and from large, newly empowered, rising states that wanted to displace it. …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Massive reserves of “freshwater” are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>This is the conclusion of a new study by a team of Australian scientists that appears in this week’s issue of the journal, …

Japanese firm plans 250 mile-wide solar panel belt around Moon

A Japanese firm announces its innovative solution to the nation's energy problems - a 250 mile-wide belt of solar panels on the moon<p>A Japanese construction firm is proposing to solve the well-documented energy problems facing Japan - and ultimately the entire planet - by turning the moon into a …

Science Weekly podcast: in love with the art of mathematics

Mathematician Edward Frenkel discusses the Langlands programme, the GUT of maths, and says maths has the same beauty as poetry, literature and fine art<p>This week on the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast presented by <b>Alok Jha</b>, we hear from celebrated mathematician <b>Edward Frenkel</b> on his passion for …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

3 ‘Modern’ Inventions That Existed Millions of Years Ago: Nuclear Reactor, Telescope, Clothes

Evidence exists pointing to prehistoric civilizations as advanced as our modern civilization—or perhaps more advanced.<p>Such evidence could turn our …

Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply

Warming western temperatures may mean that some of the creeks and streams that Salt Lake City relies on will dry up several weeks earlier in the …

Salt Lake City

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

Babies remember melodies heard in womb, study suggests

Newborn babies can remember melodies played to them while they were in the womb, according to a study.<p>Scientists found that the brains of babies who heard a specific melody just before birth reacted more strongly to the tune immediately after they were born and at four months.<p>In the study involving …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

After war, many veterans confront another battle

Hundreds of thousands of soldiers have come home with psychological wounds. A master reporter tells their story<p>David Finkel<p>October 13, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Thank You For Your Service”<p>“ ‘I can’t pay my rent.’<p>“ ‘I ran out of meds.’<p>“ ‘I haven’t gotten my pay.’ ”<p>Patti Walker is reading the …

The South is holding America hostage

<b>(Brandon Bourdages, Paul Wishart via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The Tea Party’s not crazy — they had a plan. Now liberals and progressives need one, too<p>Michael Lind<p>October 13, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>When I have described the well-considered, coherent political and economic strategies of the conservative white …

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Eric Schlosser: What the government doesn’t want you to know about nukes

The author on the disturbing similarities between nuclear near-misses, fast food and pot<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>September 21, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>"I’m trying to share important information that powerful bureaucratic systems don’t want the public to know," says journalist Eric Schlosser. The author of "Fast Food …

SNL Taps Six Web Comedy Stars to Join the Cast - PAPER

Though Lorne Michaels says that strong online presence isn't a factor when selecting new <i>Saturday Night Live</i> cast members, telling the <i>New York Times</i>, "You can't be famous before you're famous," any actor or comedian coming up in 2013 has surely created web videos -- or an entire web series -- that …

Bill McKibben: “Being green won’t solve the problem”

<b>(Time Books/Steve Liptay)</b><p>The writer-turned-activist on leading the leaderless climate movement<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>September 15, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>A self-described “average 51-year-old book author with a receding hairline” turned “unlikely and somewhat reluctant” activist, Bill McKibben these days is …

How To: Make Hot-As-Hell Chicken Wings

Testicle size may indicate men's childcare aptitude, suggests US study

Men's aptitude for childcare may be reflected in the size of their testes, according to a study by US scientists.<p>Researchers found that men with smaller testes were more likely to take charge of children's bath-time, visits to the doctor, night-time comforting, and other parenting jobs than others …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

Spaghetti With Olive Oil, Garlic and Pan-Fried Jalapeños

This is my New World take on <i>Spaghetti Aglio e Olio</i>, the legendary pasta dish!<p>A few years ago, my husband and I savored a plate of <i>Spaghetti Aglio e Olio</i> while dining in the equally legendary Venetian restaurant, Locanda Montin. The dish was so simple: no parsley or cheese thrown on top. The pasta …

The Extraordinary 30-Year Growth of the U.S. Hispanic Population

Yes, you can grill dessert! Make a grilled banana split

One of the questions I’m most often asked is about what can be grilled for dessert. This quandary has stumped even the best of char masters. Here is my opinion: If you want a dainty little morsel with tuiles, edible flowers and perfectly tempered chocolate, go to a nice bakery. If you want a …

Dessert

Swift Identity launches free 2-factor authentication for everyone (yeah, this matters)

Passwords are so passé. At least, on their own, ever since Matt Honan had his “digital life destroyed” last year due to what he called Apple, Google, and Amazon security flaws.<p>But a startup that just graduated from FounderFuel in Montreal might have the answer: free two-factor authentication for …

Freedom Of Information Act Machine Fights Government Secrecy By Automating Transparency Requests

The Freedom of Information Act Machine, an open online platform that automates Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, launched on Kickstarter two days ago and has already surpassed its funding goal. At the time of publication, it had cleared $20,000 in funding from over 600 backers.<p>The issue …