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Homemade Yogurt

Cheryl Sternman Rule's Streamlined Instructions for Making Homemade Yogurt<p>1/2 gallon whole milk (organic, if possible)<br>• 2 tablespoons plain yogurt …

The octopus is so highly evolved scientists think it's an alien

<b>Mother Nature was feeling particularly avant-garde when she cooked up the octopus.</b><p>As well as a ridiculous number of arms, the ability to camouflage …

Cicret Bracelet Turns Skin Into a Touchscreen Display

After years of wearing early iterations of smart wearable devices (whether for fitness or for data/communication) and perusing the aisles of new and …

I thought my father was unbreakable. But he was too proud to entrust anyone with his suffering

<b>For years I tried to write this story – Mom, Rory, Dad, discovering my half-brothers – as fiction. I finally showed the manuscript to a writer friend. If you put all that in, she said, no one will believe it. Life doesn’t care if the plot feels clumsy.</b><p>My father was never one to complain. On the …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

Someone is picking all the leaves off the trees in Parliament one-by-one

What out of context might seem like a piece of performance art or a comment on environmental policy is unfolding at the Palace of Westminster, where …

Why You Should Make Your Own Granola

For more flavor, go beyond the bag<p>There’s a long list of foods that always taste better when you make them yourself compared to when you buy them at the store: apple pie, pasta, pickles, and so on.But it’s not until you make the recipe below that you realize granola should be on that list. Homemade …

A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

In the past week, world leaders have started using a mathematical term when they talk about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.<p>"It's spreading and growing <i>exponentially,</i>" President Obama said Tuesday. "This is a disease outbreak that is advancing in an <i>exponential</i> fashion," said Dr. David Nabarro, who …

Super Easy Savory Pies that are Ready in Minutes

There is a reason that this is not the first time we've shared savory pie recipes - it's a ridiculously easy meal that is ready in just minutes. The …

"Supermassive Black Holes at the Center of Every Galaxy May be Wormholes Created in the Early Universe"

The origin of these supermassive objects is not well understood, and structures like wormholes are allowed both in general relativity and in …

Sugar battery offers hope of green-powered gadgets within three years

Scientists in the US have developed a sugar-powered "biobattery" that they say stores 10 times more energy than the equivalent-size lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones.<p>According to the team at Virginia Tech university, the results of their work could be in use within three years – and …

Mystery Gas Cloud On Course To Enter Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way's Heart

The result could be a boom or a sizzle.<p>Astronomers expect a mysterious gas cloud to cross paths with the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy in the next few months. Then, one of two things could happen. The cloud could plunge on in, throwing off intense X-rays as it goes. Or, if the …

Black Holes

Biology's Big Problem: There's Too Much Data to Handle

Twenty years ago, sequencing the human genome was one of the most ambitious science projects ever attempted. Today, compared to the collection of …

Loop turns almost any point-of-sale system into a mobile payment machine (hands-on)

In a small shop on University Avenue in Palo Alto, mobile payments vet Will Graylin proudly points out the point-of-sale (POS) system sitting next to the register. "This is a 13-year-old Hypercom," Will explains, emphasizing its age and the lack of modern mobile payment options. Then, he does …

New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)

There’s a new web tool called Raw that makes it really easy to do some advanced visualizations on data in just a few minutes. (Hat tip to Nathan Yau …

What's Next For The Cloud? The Intercloud

Cloud computing products and services from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Rackspace as well as companies ranging from AT&T to Zuora are clearly gaining traction, growing at a 36% CAGR, according to one recent forecast. As cloud computing becomes pervasive, customers will need to determine how …

BBC plans to help get the nation coding

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1017000/1017164_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534432488_8c407a079af7c76f8ce365f9195abe21<p><b>The BBC's director general, Tony Hall, has announced plans to "bring coding into every home, business and school in the UK".</b><p>It comes 30 years on …

Raspberry Pi

As the digital revolution kills jobs, social unrest will rise

ORLANDO - Gartner is forecasting some major changes in technology, especially in areas like 3D printing, machine learning and voice recognition. They …

Why RMS Built Its Cloud Environment in Iceland

Risk Management Solutions is a provider of catastrophic risk models that, in the last few years, has expended its portfolio management services at …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

A Year of Incredible Space Photos: Royal Observatory's Winning Images

Author: Adam Mann<p>01:00 am<p><i>All images copyright their creators</i><p><i>All captions courtesy of the Royal Observatory Greenwich</i>

Parametric Architecture Rattles The Italian Alps

With the Paramount Alma Residence, PLASMA Studio places a contemporary and well considered wake-up call in a sleepy town of quaint chalets.<p>Tucked away in the northernmost part of Italy’s South Tyrol province is the picturesque town of Sesto. The thousand-year-old hamlet sits at the base of the …

Japanese Robot Astronaut Headed for International Space Station

Kirobo, a talking Japanese robot, is headed for the International Space Station (ISS). Space.com reports that the small 34 centimeter tall (13.4 …

Google is about to create a multi-billion dollar market for cyborg accessories

There are fewer than 10,000 Google Glass headsets in the wild—2,000 in the hands of developers and another 8,000 trickling out to early adopters—but already, creative entrepreneurs are thinking ahead to what will be a brand new, multi-billion dollar industry: accessories for Glass and other …

Google Glass

Curiosity confirms Mars air is CO2

Los Angeles - The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars' air: It's made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases.<p>The measurements by the most …

Why the future of computing is analog

Our world is ruled by 1s and 0s.<p>Most of us rarely think about it, but when we turn on our smartphones and PCs, we're giving ourselves over to …

Speedy tsunami seen on Sun's surface

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/993000/993708_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534488892_0fb4bf4dce0ac58ab3dbc105478eb438<p><b>Two satellites have seen "tsunami" spreading on the surface of the Sun after a release of matter into space called a coronal mass ejection</b> …

Magnetism

China discovers 5 000-year-old writing

Archaeologists say they have discovered a new form of primitive writing in markings on stoneware excavated from the relic site in eastern China …