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Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Animals

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

European Union

Groundbreaking Surgical Procedure Uses 3D Printing to Repair Injuries

Doctors at a United Kingdom hospital have broken surgical boundaries by reconstructing the face of a motorcycle-crash survivor using 3D-printing …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

Ray Kurzweil popularised the Teminator-like moment he called the 'singularity', when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. But now the man who hopes to be immortal is involved in the very same quest – on behalf of the tech behemoth<p>See our gallery of cinematic killer robots<p>It's hard to …

Zirtual Opens Up To Allow Anyone To Hire Their Own Virtual Assistants

Zirtual, which operates a marketplace to match up busy professionals with virtual executive assistants, is ready to go big. After three years of operating in invite-only mode, the company is opening up the floodgates to enable anyone to hire a virtual assistant for as little as $99 a month.<p>Zirtual …

Government Scientists Created Crude Oil from Algae in Mere Minutes

Be excited, Earthlings, because science has a surprise for you. Engineers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have …

Homejoy sweeps up millions of dollars to liberate you from the burden of brooms

Homejoy says it is on a mission to free you from housework.<p>The tech-savvy home-cleaning service has raised $38 million.<p>“Homejoy is on a social mission to make homes happier everywhere,” cofounder and CEO Adora Cheung told VentureBeat. “We do this by giving people back time at home to do things …

The 20 big questions in science

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon. A new book seeks some answers<p>1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the …

Cerego Hacks Your Personal Learning Style to Help You Remember Anything

Cerego today launches a tool that aims to help us actually retain what we’re learning.<p>It’s an educational product that caters to the individual …

Thai iced coffee recipe

Presentation is important: sweetened condensed milk is gently poured over a spoon resting atop the iced black coffee to achieve a layered effect.<p>Makes 2 servings<p><b>4 cardamom pods (or substitute ½ teaspoon ground cardamom)<br>45g coarsely ground dark-roasted coffee<br>475ml boiling water<br>Sugar to taste<br>Ice<br>75 ml</b> …

South Florida Bars and Restaurants Recycle Liquor Bottles to Make Brandles Candles

At least for local entrepreneur Bryan Turner - owner and founder of Brandles. For him, all those empty bottles from last night's party are more than …

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but the Northeast saw temperatures in the mid 80’s this past weekend.<p>Ummm… <i>what</i>?!<p>For someone …

Dessert

Make Your Own Wood Butter to Keep Your Wooden Utensils and Furniture Looking Lovely

Wood utensils aren't too difficult to care for. but over time however, even the best wooden spoons, bowls, cutting boards, and even furniture like …

Furniture

DIY Log Stools

Neat

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

First Lavabit, now Silent Mail: what secure mail is left?

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: ollyy/Shutterstock<p>It has been tough week for those who love secure email clients and platforms. First, Lavabit, an …

MaskMe guards your privacy like a vigilant angel

In a world that values data mining over privacy protections, the new MaskMe tool restores your ability to use the Internet without compromising your identity.<p>Who hasn't bought something online, only to receive a torrent of marketing spam that follows you around like a rabid puppy?<p>Abine's new MaskMe …

Information Systems

Google Glass wearer scans museum’s Marcus Aurelius bust for 3D printing

The unsuspecting bust of Marcus Aurelius as it was drive-by scanned by Google Glass wearer Todd Blatt.<p>It was just yesterday that I wrote a story on …

3D Printing