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A 'Floating Fillet': Rice Farmers Grow Bugs To Replenish California's Salmon

Jacob Katz is on the hunt — not for geese or ducks. On a farm about 40 minutes north of Sacramento, he wades through a rice paddy with an aquarium net in hand. But he's not fishing.<p>"We're going bug hunting," Katz says.<p>The senior scientist for California Trout, a conservation group with a focus on …

The Fish That Makes Other Fish Smarter

By removing bloodsucking parasites, the cleaner wrasse improves the intellectual abilities of its clients.<p>It’s not easy for fish to clean themselves, without limbs or digits to scrub those hard-to-reach places. Fortunately for them, coral reefs come with cleaning stations.<p>At particular sites, an …

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The first 13 years of Nintendo Power are available free online

Nintendo is continuing to give back to the gaming community — or at least the nostalgic members. As we get ready for the mini NES to drop this Fall, Nintendo has made the first 13 years of Nintendo Power available online for free.<p>Via Internet Archive, we get a page-by-page digital recreation of all …

Wolfram has created a website that will identify any image you throw at it

And it's learning as you do it<p>One of the most amazing things you can do with Wolfram Alpha is ask it what planes are overhead. If you're on your phone, it will pull your location, then cross reference that with a database of flights, including their altitude, angle, and even their flight number and …

Monument Valley, The Room Two, Clumsy Ninja and much, much more in our pick of games released this year through the Google Play store.<p>• <b>The best Android apps of 2014</b><p>What we say: Beautiful puzzler Monument Valley won bags of critical acclaim in 2014, deservedly. It’s a surreal shape-shifting game …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

The Story Behind John Cage's 4'33"

<i>In a world plagued by Muzak, John Cage needed to find a quiet way to make a powerful statement.</i><p>On August 29, 1952, at a rustic outdoor chamber music …

You're Getting Dumber as You Age: Here's How to Slow the Decline

A healthy brain processes information as a wave (via electrical impulses) and as a particle (via the brain chemicals) at a fast pace along the neuronal highway. Think of "the wave" that goes around a sports stadium during a football game. Every person in the stadium represents a single cell in the …

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It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's An iPhone! Why Evolution Makes Things Larger And Faster

Despite the title of Robert Bryce’s recent book, <i>Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper</i>, miniaturization is only one half of the story of technology—and of nature. Making components of things smaller, lighter and denser indeed enables the things composed of those parts to be faster, yes, but also …