Jorin Cowley

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Icelandic Adventures: Once In A Lifetime Trip To The Land Of Gods, Trolls And Elves

My dream came true when we bought the tickets to Iceland. I was very excited about the journey and hoping that apart from admiring the beauties of …

European Travel

Adobe to acquire Magento for $1.68B

Adobe announced today that it was acquiring Magento for $1.68 billion. The purchase gives Adobe a missing e-commerce platform piece that works in B2B and B2C contexts and should fit nicely in the company’s Experience Cloud.<p>It should also help Adobe compete with Salesforce, which offers its own …

eCommerce

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

Clean Energy

NASA Is About to Create The Coldest Temperature in The Universe, Using Lasers in Space

We can't deal with the awesomeness.<p>In the quest for ever-colder temperatures, NASA is sending an apparatus to the International Space Station that …

Quantum Physics

The Profound Presence of Doria Ragland

The day of the royal wedding, we could not keep our eyes off her. What was she thinking, as she sat in the pews of the five-hundred-year-old chapel, enveloped in history and irony? I mean the mother of the bride, Doria Ragland. A millennium of world-shifting encounters—of violence and of romance …

Women of Color

This tree beautifully reveals the relationships between languages

For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designer's go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the world's largest language families.<p>All of the languages illustrated …

Language

This app hacked the iPhone’s dual camera system, and you’ve never seen anything like it

Apple wasn’t the first smartphone maker to switch to a dual-lens camera setup on the back of its handsets. Of course once Apple did it, plenty of …

Mobile Photography

Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A stream of lava blocked a Hawaii highway on Sunday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.<p>A homeowner on Noni Farms Road who was on a third-floor …

Geology

What Men Want: 7 Traits Men Look For In The Lady Of Their Dreams

Ad failed to load<p>For years, we've talked about finding the <i>right</i> woman <i>-- s</i>omeone we can ride the waves of life with, who will stand by our side for …

Relationships

Pilot Reveals How Dramatic Thunderstorms Look From Above the Clouds

The sights from 32,000 feet in the air are amazing. From that distance, you’re above the clouds and can watch the weather from an extreme bird’s-eye view. While it’s now common to snap a photo of the clouds from your seat, pilot and photographer Christiaan van Heijst does one better with his view …

Northern Lights

The 30 Best Gardening Tips of All Time

Even the Marthas of the world could use a little help when it comes to the delightful—but laborious—task of gardening. Read on for the 30 most …

Gardening

Small group of iOS devs form “The Developers Union” to request App Store changes

There's little in the way of organization, but some notable names are attached.<p>A small group of developers for Apple platforms has banded together to …

App Store

Here 15 Vegetables You Didn’t Know You Could Eat and Grow Again

Romaine Lettuce<p>Eating salad is about to feel way more satisfying after growing those healthy greens on your own. Just stick your unused root in soil, …

Onions

What to Do If Your Flight Gets Diverted

I’m spending this week in Scotland, a journey that started for me at 5am Tuesday and thanks to weather on the east coast ended in me not arriving in …

Flying

Do You Know the Meaning of Om?

Om is a very simple sound with a complex meaning. Om is the whole universe coalesced into a single word, representing the union of mind, body, and …

Yoga

A dozen years after near-death, Star Trek’s future may be stronger than ever

2005's Enterprise finale stopped ~18 years of Trek on TV—how did today's renaissance occur?<p>On May 13, 2005, <i>Star Trek: Enterprise</i> ended its …

Star Trek

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Biology

Elon Musk tweet-announces a $78,000 performance Model 3 with all-wheel drive

"Cost of normal dual motor AWD option is $5k," Tesla CEO says.<p>On Saturday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a few announcements via Twitter about new …

Tesla

Nightshade Vegetables and Psoriasis

A healthy diet won't cure psoriasis, but it could help minimize its symptoms, such as painful skin swelling and, if you have psoriatic arthritis, …

Wellness

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match. M-theory …

Quantum Mechanics

Top Coolest Survival Gadgets to Keep You Alive in the Wilderness

Most people have no idea about what the basic survival gadgets are and how to use them. The newbies mostly waste their money on fancy tools that they …

Gear & Gadgets

17 Really Interesting And Entertaining Websites That You Never Knew Existed

A simulation that lets you control a human vocal tract?!

Horns

48 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way And Start Making Real, Lasting Change In Your Life

So often in life, our greatest obstacle is ourselves.<p>It’s not that we can’t force ourselves to grit our teeth and push through another four hours of work. It’s not that we don’t <i>know</i> what we should be doing, or how we could better apply ourselves. Self-sabotage happens in small, almost undetectable …

Self-help

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific -- only to create another deadly danger

<b>(CNN) —</b> First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was sulfur dioxide. Now Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about.<p>Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the …

Geology

Hands-on with the RED Hydrogen One, a wildly ambitious smartphone

Come for the holograms, stay for the modules<p>We just got a look at the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone at an event meant for “RED Pioneers” (read: superfans). It is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious smartphones in years from a company not named Apple, Google, or Samsung. It’s an …

Mobile Technology

Alchemy Equipment Carry-On Bag

Designed for compliance with IATA standards for carry-on luggage, the Alchemy Equipment Carry-On Bag is the only bag you need for short trips. And …

Backpacking

Brilliant ‘National Geographic’ Cover Is Getting High Praise as One of Its Best Ever

Our latest @NatGeo cover is one for the ages#PlanetorPlastic pic.twitter.com/NssiHOtaYc— Vaughn Wallace (@vaughnwallace) May 16, 2018The newest cover of <i>National Geographic</i> is set to become one for the ages. As the world continues to drown in single-use plastic, the iconic magazine has launched a …

Pollution

Grimes is changing her name to the symbol for the speed of light, encouraged by Elon Musk

Her legal first name is now “c”<p>It’s easy to pick up habits from romantic partners. People who are attracted to each other often engage in mirroring, or subconsciously copying each others gestures and patterns of speech. It’s also common and understandable for people in relationships to adopt each …

Met Gala