Will Carroll

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Your Coolest New Party Trick: The Instant Old Fashioned

Forget not having fun at parties you're hosting. Make this quick and easy syrup in advance and make guests instant Old Fashioneds all night.<p>Ready to be the coolest person at any party you attend from here on out? Come equipped with a recipe for Old Fashioned syrup you're about to commit to memory, …

Why Bill Gates is wrong about clean energy

Bill Gates recently announced a $1 billion increase in his investments to address climate change. He intends to focus on long-shot solutions—i.e., …

Top 10 bike-friendly wine routes

Photograph: Slow Images/Getty Images<p>View over Weissenkirchen.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/24/1437742054745/a70ecac6-ca9d-4b29-b271-712b67e17b3a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Slow Images/Getty Images<p>View over …

The Only Three Heavy Elements In The Universe That Aren't Made In Stars

Immediately after the Big Bang, before the first stars in the Universe ever formed, the Universe consisted of hydrogen (element #1), helium (element #2), and pretty much nothing else. Despite originating from an incredibly hot, dense state, arbitrarily heavy elements weren’t created early on the …

Particles

The morphing of Market Street, San Francisco

Only the most determined tourist could avoid San Francisco's Market Street.<p>As this video shows, it begins at the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. At Powell Street near Union Square, it includes one of the city's busiest cable car turnarounds. It continues through the long-bedraggled blocks around …

This band's website loops Spotify songs to rack up payments for musicians

The website plays 30-second loops of music from artists with a live counter at the bottom that shows the amount of money the listener made for the artist. With each half a minute loop, the user can earn $.005 for an artist.<p>It's a clever wrinkle to the ongoing debate about musician compensation in …

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …

Morning Buns and Bay Views: 5 San Francisco City Hikes

By: The Outbound Collective and Hipmunk<p><i>Photo by: Lisa Bao</i><p>We know, a trip to San Francisco is always busy. There's so many places to eat -- you've gotta have your Tartine morning bun! Next you need to make sure you hit up the shops in Hayes Valley, see the street art in the mission, enjoy your …

IKEA To Invest €600 Million In Wind & Solar Power

<b>Published on</b> June 5th, 2015 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>9<p>June 5th, 2015 by <b>Jake Richardson</b><p>IKEA has announced it will spend €600 million over the next five …

Renewable Energy

Premiere: My Morning Jacket’s New Video

An exclusive video of “Compound Fracture,” plus Jim James on the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, leaving it behind, and loving his least critically …

An Important But Basic Bird Photography Principle: Use Wide Apertures in Low Light… « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Stuff<p>Tuesday was a relaxing day. I had to head into town for some errands in the afternoon but did have time for an ice bath before dinner. This blog …

Cameras

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers …

Climate

5 Best Cocktail Bars in America

The James Beard Awards are our country’s top accolades for all things culinary. Four years ago, the James Beard Foundation added a new, exciting …