Katie Hurd

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IFTTT: ' We're building an intelligence layer for the internet of things'

Could 2015 be the year that IFTTT goes mainstream? IFTTT, or If This Then That, has become part of the internet furniture for many in the tech community, becoming the default way to connect one internet service to another.<p>If you’d like to get a text reminder to take an umbrella if rain is forecast, …

This Infographic Reveals How to Raise Happy and Healthy Kids

We all want to raise happy and healthy kids, but sometimes it's harder than it sounds. This infographic takes a look at the studies behind what …

Parenting

29 Photos Every Parent Must Get Of Their Baby

Make sure your baby book rocks.

PixController, Inc. Hays Bald Eagle Webcam

<b>Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest</b><p>A pair of Bald Eagles are now nesting within 5 miles of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along the Monongahela River …

BiKN locater for iPhone tracks RF-tagged objects around the house (hands-on and pictures)

BiKN's locator system uses your iPhone to track up to 256 objects of your choosing.<p>Scheduled for release this month, BiKN uses 802.15.4 — the basis for ZigBee, among other low-power wireless network protocols — to pair up your iPhone to a bunch of tiny tags that can be used to locate objects that …

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Online

44 Reasons Why Your Life Will Be So Much Easier In 2013

We really learned a lot in 2012. Now it's time to put it all to good use.

Ice Cream

Hydroponics for Nano Garden

<b>The other day I received an email from one of our website visitors asking for details about this Garden stand in kitchen. I had found this picture in</b> …

E.coli

With These Classy Clip-On Lenses, You Can Call Your Nude Pics Art

Amateur iPhone photographers know that Apple's camera is capable of producing some impressive images, by most standards. With each new model, the …

17 Things That Scare You About Babies Before You Have One

Are you right to be freaked out?

Ancient Egyptian Statue Moves On Its Own, Curators At Manchester Museum Say

Don't go running to mummy just yet: the spooky movements of this Egyptian statue probably have a logical explanation, even if museum curators are in de-Nile about it.<p>Staff at the Manchester Museum in Manchester, England say the 4,000-year-old statue, recovered from a mummy's tomb, has been spinning …

The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth

It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night. These places have well …

Two of America’s Most Haunted Caves

<b>Though cemeteries and historic properties are the traditional settings for ghost stories, spirits don’t limit themselves to old inns and graveyards.</b> …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Jeff Bezos

Mysteries of the Unseen World

The current René Magritte exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC (which concludes on 12 January), titled "The Mystery of the Ordinary," showcased surrealist paintings by the Belgian artist that challenged the way the viewer would perceive the "ordinary." In a similar—and more …

Time-lapse Photography

Mysterious Ancient Indian Metal Works Surpass Modern Technology

What is amazing about the Iron Pillar of Delhi is that, in spite of being at least 1,500 years old and possibly much older, it is so impenetrable to …

Space Missions and Events We’re Looking Forward to in 2014 | WIRED

While our spaceflight missions come to fruition in the heavens, they all have to start here on Earth. The next year in space will see a lot of …

25 Different Ways to Wear a Scarf, in One 5-Minute Video

Who knew there were so many ways to tie a scarf? If ever there was an epic scarf-wearing video, this one by Wendy's Lookbook is it.<p>She shows options …

Photograph Your Suitcase Before Flying to Find It Fast If It Gets Lost

While we prefer to avoid checking a bag whenever possible, if you have to put yours into the hands of someone else you should at least take a picture …

Flying

Amazing visions of the future in 2013

Some of the most impressive glimpses of what the future may hold unveiled in 2013, from a lab-grown burger to a balloon that can bring wi-fi to the world’s remotest spots.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture<p>The year in …

Heavy Metal

2013: An incredible year in space

From an inspired cover version to one probe’s giant step for humanity, we look back at 2013’s most important space moments.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in amazing design<p>The year in wildlife<p><b>Want more space galleries...</b><p>Best space images of October<p>Best space …

Space Exploration

Violent 'weather forecast' for 'failed stars'

<b>The first weather forecast for a brown dwarf is in - and it's not looking good up there.</b><p>Astronomers predict it will rain molten iron and "snow" hot sand, with lightning and hurricanes likely.<p>New observations with Nasa's Spitzer telescope reveal surprisingly turbulent storm clouds circling these …

Weather

Helping make Dream Chaser a reality

8 January 2014<p>ESA and American company Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), have signed an understanding to identify areas of collaboration with European …

Space Exploration

International Space Station life 'to be extended'

<b>Nasa has won White House backing to extend the life of the International Space Station for a further four years, until 2024.</b><p>Construction of the ISS began in 1998 and is a joint venture between the US, Russia, Canada, Japan, and states in the European Space Agency (Esa).<p>For the extension to happen, …

Space Exploration

DC Comics Boasts Bigger Box Office Than Marvel in Letter to 7th Grader

Warner Bros.<p>DC Comics is throwing shade at Marvel... and to a 7th grader!<p>For a class assignment, Spencer needed to write a letter to a company of his choosing, so he penned a note to DC Comics, asking, "How does DC plan to compete against Marvel movies when Marvel seemingly dominates the live …

Mystery Bodies, Explosives Discovered Near Winter Olympics Site

Russian security forces launched an aggressive "anti-terrorism sweep" today after coming across multiple unexplained deaths and explosive devices in …

Bon Voyage, Voyager: Old Friends Take Stock

For the scientists who have emotionally traveled with NASA's Voyager mission for decades, 2013 will be remembered as the year they knew Voyager 1 had finally become the first explorer from Earth to enter the mysterious realm of interstellar space.<p>Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, both blasted off …

Here are 89 Life Hacks That Will Make Your New Year So Much Better

As you go into the New Year, remember that things can be better than previous years. Maybe you'll get a raise, date someone new or even adopt an …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …