Jennifer Dodson

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Carnivorous giant platypus with sharp teeth once roamed Australia

A giant, carnivorous platypus with fearsome teeth once roamed the waterways of Australia, researchers have discovered.<br>The newly identified species, dubbed <i>Obdurodon tharalkooschild</i>, measured about a metre long, double the size of its modern-day equivalent.<br>Within the distinctive platypus beak, the …

thingCHARGER Is A Clutter-Free Charger For Multiple Devices

A lack of power outlets, messy wires and multiple kinds of charging accessories — the woes of charging multiple devices at once present a headache that is familiar to many.<p>In steps thingCHARGER, a new charging solution that transforms any regular US power outlet into a charging station for up to …

New E-Book Services Borrow a Page From Netflix

If you’re a voracious reader, you know that keeping up with your habit can get expensive, whether you’re buying physical books or e-books. The public …

Google Chrome Gets Automatic Blocking of Malware Downloads

Google today revamped Chrome’s download blocking feature for malware. Google has already added the new functionality to the latest build of Chrome Canary.<p>All versions of Chrome will soon automatically block downloads and let you know in a message at the bottom of your screen. You will be able to …

2 DIY Printers That Would've Impressed Gutenberg

Inventive ink!<p>Now : Bioprinter<p>If office printers can build images by spraying tiny blobs of ink onto paper, why couldn't they also print in living cells? The question compelled Patrik D'haeseleer and a few collaborators at Biocurious, a biohackerspace in Sunnyvale, California, to build a machine …

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

I Am Robot Boss

Popular Science's editor in chief conducts a terrifying experiment on his employees, from 3,000 miles away.<p>I roll out of my office and immediately crash into a box. Across the hall, three colleagues in a group stop talking and turn to watch me. I feel intensely self-conscious. My appearance, I …

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Will Self-Driving Cars Mean The End Of Highway Fatalities?

A new study says that 21,700 lives would be saved each year if 90 percent of U.S. vehicles were autonmous.<p>Autonomous cars are coming, slowly but surely. Over the past several years, automakers (and Google, of course) have unveiled an array of self-driving technologies, with some promising to …

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Can Facebook Tell When Your Relationship Is Doomed?

Analyzing the structure of a social network can predict who a person's spouse is. And when the algorithm's wrong, that means the couple is likely to break up.<p>Give up now. Facebook knows everything. According to a new paper, the makeup of your Facebook network might even be able to tell you when …

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Newly Found Exoplanet Is Earth-Like In Size And Composition

A recently discovered exoplanet is similar in density and size to Earth. Too bad the planet is also 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface.<p>Who's this little guy hanging out so close to its sun? It's an exoplanet, discovered just this past July, and before I call it "little" again—its radius is …

O.J. Simpson Can Still Vote In Florida, But Thousands Of Others Can't

He's one of the most famous incarcerated felons in the world, yet O.J. Simpson is still eligible to vote in Florida, according to local records. His registration status was first reported by local blog Tamarac Talk and confirmed through online Miami-Dade County Department of Elections records …

Paul: Plagiarism charge from 'haters'

Sen. Rand Paul responded to accusations that he plagiarized parts of his speeches this year from Wikipedia, but Rachel Maddow, who’s been leading the charge on the claims against him, said his answer showed “absolute incoherence.”<p>Earlier this week, Maddow had played clips of two of Paul’s speeches …

New species of humpback dolphin discovered in Australia

A species of humpback dolphin unknown to science has been swimming in waters north of Australia undetected, a international team of researchers has discovered<p>The yet-to-be-named species has been identified through a decade-long scientific collaboration that involved genetic mapping and the physical …

Let’s Make a Pinball Machine

Amy Oyler, The Scientific Mom is at it again. This time she has a great hands-on project to present: a pinball machine you can make with household materials! Amy says on her blog:<p>What can you do with a cardboard box, wooden skewers, marbles, and hot glue? You can make a pinball machine!<p>Amy …

642 Things to Write About: Young Writer’s Edition

Most of us have a hard time counting anything we can’t calculate on our fingers and toes, but we’re excited to have a way to mark time as we’re …

Teacher Evaluation in Practice: Implementing Chicago's REACH Students | UChicago Consortium on School Research | The University of Chicago

If you would like to order multiple copies of this report, please visit Amazon for pricing information.<p>This report finds that the overwhelming …

How To Read Way More Books (And, Thus, Know Way More Stuff)

Humanity has learned a lot of stuff. Most of it is in books. So we should read more of them. Here’s how.<p>While many problems are new to 2013–what, exactly, is twerking?–most are quite old, like having a meaningful career or being able to do your best work. So if we want to be able to address our …

7 Ways To Cut Stress For More Success In Just 15 Minutes

Tense? Stressed? Highstrung? With these quick tips, learn how to regain your workday balance.<p>We take breaks at work whether we’re aware of them or not.<p>Here’s an unconsciously chosen break: clicking away from a report you’re supposed to be writing to read headlines that haven’t changed much since …

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

7 Of History’s Weirdest, Most Awesome Productivity Tips

Beethoven, Franklin, Angelou. Caffeine, nudity, hotel rooms. How Fast Company–and history’s greats–do productivity.<p>If genius is close to madness, then works of genius require working like a mad man, woman, or muppet.<p>As Amanda Green writes on Mental Floss–drawing from Mason Curry’s <i>Daily Rituals: How</i> …

Here's A Shocking Truth If You Think You've Wasted Your Life

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

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Why Changing Your Desk Changes The Way You Work

To clutter or not to clutter? That is only one of many work-space issues. Let’s go beneath the surface.<p>What you’re working on is really important.<p>No, not the task on your to-do list–the actual surface that you’re physically working on. Your desk.<p>As people are getting more mindful of their workdays, …

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How Einstein’s Brain Was Probably Different Than Yours, And Why He Was So Creative

It turns out that Einstein had a killer corpus callosum–a large bundle of fibers connecting the left and right hemispheres to each other. “The corpus …

Stephen Hawking

5 Productivity Tips for Incredibly Busy People

What’s your personal strategy to staying productive even during explosively busy times? It’s easy to get sidetracked when your to-do list is a mile …

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Arduino Fingerprint Lock

All in One Arcade System<p>IoT Split-flap Weather Forecast Powered by XOD<p>DIY ACRYLIC INDIGO BUTTERFLY LAMP.<p>Arduino Class<p>Pls how can I make the …

Lite Brite LED Clock

I just finished mentoring a high school student in the build of a 4×4×4 LED cube for his senior project. I was sitting at the desk, looking at a small pile of LEDs left over from the build, trying to think of something fun to do with them, when my three-year-old daughter walked in, sat down, and …

6 Creative Ways to Use Evernote

There's a reason the Evernote logo is an elephant. Because when used correctly, this helpful, versatile, free app will make sure you never forget …