Kris Betty

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Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

29 Seriously Cool Snow Sculptures That Will Make You Want Another Storm

~Blizzard wizards.~

Allan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics

Spice-Crusted Carrots with Harissa Yogurt

4 Servings<p>The sugar in the spice rub can burn if cooked too long, so watch these closely.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small carrots with tops, scrubbed, tops trimmed to ½”<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon English mustard powder<p>1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground …

How to Make Bakery-Style Apple Danish at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Hands from Flourishing Foodie is sharing a recipe for a delicious -- and jaw-dropping -- danish braid that will give you a reason to get</i> …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

January 28, 2014 | 8:33 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/01/28/sustainability/study-links-ddt-exposure-alzheimers-disease/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Photographer Takes Intimate Portraits of Her Playful Dogs

German photographer Elke Vogelsang (of Wieselblitz Photography) makes a living shooting weddings and portraits of people and animals, but some of her favorite subjects are none other than her own three dogs, named Ioli, Scout, and Noodles. Her studio portraits of the adorable canines are incredibly …

Photography

Silver Oak Cabernet — an ‘obvious’ choice

There are many wines that are much beloved — and a few that are notoriously reviled. Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet happens to be both. It’s incredibly …

10 surprising myths about gas mileage

Slide 1 of 12<p>Long cold winters take their toll, and to add insult to injury, your car generally gets worse gas mileage in cold weather, according to …

How Sony Learned That Product Features Don’t Matter

Sony’s former vice president of brand and strategy Denise Lee Yohn writes about how empathy and evolution worked side-by-side as the company changed with the times–and with consumer’s needs.<p>By putting you in close contact with the private lives of your customers, empathic research helps you see …

Why buy dividend-less Berkshire Hathaway?

USA TODAY <i>markets reporter Matt Krantz answers a different reader question every weekday. To submit a question, e-mail Matt at mkrantz@usatoday.com.</i><p><b>Q: Why invest in Berkshire Hathaway when it pays no dividend?</b><p><b>A:</b> Warren Buffett prizes having a margin safety when selecting investments for Berkshire …

One Chart Will Force You To Rethink An Old Economic Stereotype About China

It's one reason so much of what was once made by American workers is now made by Chinese workers.<p>But all of that is slowly changing.<p>In what's been dubbed the American Industrial Renaissance, manufacturing activity in the U.S. is expected to make a comeback for several reasons.<p>Perhaps the most …

Latin America

Will Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam dry the Nile in Egypt?

<b>Ethiopia is pressing ahead with construction of a major new dam on the River Nile, despite stiff opposition from Egypt. BBC correspondents in both countries report from both sides of an increasingly bitter water dispute.</b><p>Emmanuel Igunza, Ethiopia<p>A vast section of northern Ethiopia has been turned …

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

18-Year-Old Photographer’s Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Photography

After The Death Of Their 12-Year-Old Daughter, Parents Find The Letter She Wrote To Her Future Self

In the wake of tragedy, Taylor Smith's parents stumbled across a letter she had written to herself 10 years in the future.

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Pictures of the Week 2.28.14

2014 Could Be The ‘Tipping Point’ For Female Founders, Says Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston

Y Combinator held its first ever Female Founders Conference Saturday afternoon at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. In opening remarks, Y Combinator co-founder Jessica Livingston said that the sold-out gathering is “the most over-subscribed event” in the famed startup …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Batteries

Bing search gets a scientific calculator almost two years after Google

If Bitcoin currency conversion is too trivial a use for you, loyal Bing user, perhaps the <i>addition</i> of a calculator will help solve the equation of your unhappiness. Simply type a math problem into Microsoft's search engine and, as <i>Windows Phone Central</i> has noticed, an interactive scientific …