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Memorial Day 2016 in Pictures

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J.K. Rowling on the reaction to a black Hermione: 'Idiots were going to idiot'

On the eve of previews for a Harry Potter play, the author discusses the casting of a black actress as Hermione and releases a video begging fans to keep the new story's secrets.<p>Hermione Granger isn't new to prejudice. As the wizard child of Muggle dentists, she came in for plenty of "Mudblood" …

New Studies Rely on the Internet for Help Treating Cancer Patients

In one study, lung-cancer patients using an app to report their symptoms lived longer than others getting standard care<p>New reports on two web-based cancer initiatives provide fresh evidence for the potential of the internet to give patients more influence over the research and treatment of their …

Cancer

Three Big Mysteries of Human Evolution We Still Don’t Understand

We know when and how humans evolved, for the most part, but these questions remain.<p>Although a lot is known about the history of human beings and our ape-like origins, many evolutionary questions remain a mystery.<p>We still aren't really sure why we walk on two legs, why we don't have fur, and where …

3.5 billion years ago, the Earth's climate maybe wasn't so different from today

A new study that looks at glacial deposits and hydrothermal fields at the bottom of the ocean disputes the conventional belief that Earth, in its …

A short Leica X-U review

on 23 February, 2016 at 11:55<p>When the Leica X-U was announced, one of the things that was said repeatedly on all the gear forums was ‘they won’t sell …

Lady Gaga Delivers Powerful ''Til It Happens to You' at Oscars 2016

Lady Gaga gave a powerful performance of "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary on campus rape, <i>The Hunting Ground</i>. Gaga and songwriter Diane …

Music

A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …

15 Recipes that Prove Cardamom Makes Everything Taste Better

Cardamom may be expensive, so put the spice to good use in these 15 recipes.<p>Cardamom is wonderfully strong and fragrant, and using fresh pods makes a world of difference in flavor. Just keep in mind that 10 pods equals 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom when you're out shopping, because you'll soon be …

Cooking

Scientists built a book-sized, protein-powered biocomputer

Supercomputers are absurdly impressive in terms of raw power, but it comes at a price: size and energy consumption. A multi-university team of researchers might've sidestepped that, though, with protein-powered biocomputers. Lund University notes that where this should really be helpful is with …

Clean Energy

Self-Driving Cars And The Kobayashi Maru

Andrew Heikkila Contributor<p>Andrew Heikkila is a tech enthusiast and writer from Boise, Idaho.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Technology, happiness on demand and the absurd human condition<br>• Defining our relationship with early AI<p>In 1966, Gene Roddenberry’s <i>Star Trek</i> would boldly go where no man had gone …

Read Apple's statement to Congress on the FBI warrant fight

Tomorrow, Apple will make its case before Congress, as General Counsel Bruce Sewell gives testimony to the House Judiciary Committee at 1PM ET. It's Apple's first appearance before Congress since the company received an order to break security measures on a phone linked to the San Bernardino …

Apple removes apps after App Store hit with first major malware attack

Dozens of iOS apps in Apple's App Store were infected with malware in recent days, including hugely popular Chinese social networking apps, in what …

Apps

Man dies after being buried in pothole in India

A man in India has died after being buried alive by workers who did not see him lying unconscious at the bottom of a pothole.<p>Officials in Katni, in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, are investigating the incident and have promised compensation to his widow.<p>The 45-year-old man, named as Latori …

India

Zoo decides not to put down tiger that killed keeper

A New Zealand zoo has decided not to put down a Sumatran tiger that attacked and killed a keeper.<p>The male tiger named Oz killed 43-year-old Samantha Kudeweh on Sunday morning inside the animal’s enclosure at Hamilton zoo. Kudeweh had been a zookeeper for more than 20 years.<p>The zoo is owned and run …

Asia Pacific

Kickstarter CEO: “We Don’t Ever Want To Sell Or Go Public”

Crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced it is reincorporating as a public benefit corporation.<p>On Sunday, Kickstarter made a decision that appears to be in stark contrast to the usual trajectory of investment-chasing tech companies. The crowdfunding platform has elected to become a “public benefit …

Harvesting and Storing Potatoes from Your Own Home Garden

In this post I will go over some details on when and how to harvest potatoes, as well as what I have learned about storage. Also see my other posts …

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

Lego

iOS 9 adblocker apps shoot to top of charts on day one

Less than a day after the launch of iOS 9, Apple’s latest operating system, content blocking software is at the top of the app charts worldwide.<p>In the UK, two content blockers have hit the top 20 paid apps, with Purify at number 11 and Peace at number 12. In the US, the take-up has been even …

Digital Advertising

VSCO Keys for Adobe Lightroom | Visual Supply Co (VSCO)

Free for All<p>Keys was originally distributed by VSCO in order to give users a speed boost when editing images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. In August …

What the golden age of travel was really like

This #tbt, we’re kicking it back to the golden age of air travel, when flying coach was all glamour. Passengers wore their finest threads, the meals …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

Winnipeg

A Cultural History of the Fever

The fever phobia that parents experience is ancient and useful.<p>For most of human history, an unusually high body temperature was a sign of the supernatural. Fevers were sinister but common, unnatural but real. And without a theoretical underpinning by which to understand them, fevers long seemed to …

Medicine

Amazon Fire tablets are now so cheap you can get them in a $250 six-pack

Tablet shoppers now have a tough choice: A 16GB iPad Mini 2, or six of Amazon's new Fire tablets for $19 less. Seriously.<p>Amazon announced Tuesday …

In-App Purchases

Apple patent victory puts Samsung devices in jeopardy

Apple has won another small victory in its never-ending patent row with Samsung. The war that nobody asked for (and like most wars will have no winners, only losers) rages on with another appeals court decision. This one went in favor of Apple (as all but a few have), ruling that the company could …

Patents

7 Unexpected Ways to Cook with Tea, from Pasta to Pudding

Tea isn't just for drinking—check out these creative ideas for cooking with it, too.<p>We love a good, hot mug of matcha, tisane, or Darjeeling, but lately we've been thinking about ways to get a little more creative with tea. Our favorite teas are fast becoming one of our favorite ways to add grassy, …

Tea

The Clog's guide to spices

When following a recipe, there is usually an abundance of spices and herbs, but many times we absentmindedly pour the spice in without taking time to …

Out With The Caraway, In With The Ginger: 50 Years Of American Spice Consumption

Each morning, Patty and Tom Erd mix a paste of turmeric and drink the wood-tasting mixture to calm their screeching joints. Their aches and pains …