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View The Ruins Of Chernobyl By Drone

Dangerous, dirty, but certainly not dull<p>With all the symbolism of man’s hubris turned to dust, in 1986, the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl melted down. The scale of the devastation was vast. A whole town, abandoned, was left to the elements. And in the decades since, the Ukrainian city of Pripyat has …

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How A Little Chill In The Air Could Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to tackling obesity, eating right and staying active are usually the way to go. But a research team in the Netherlands says there's an environmental factor that might help and that is often overlooked: the cold.<p>We're not talking bone-chilling temperatures that'll make you shiver …

Seagrass Below Sunken Cruise Ship Worries Biologists

While the Costa Concordia may soon leave the Mediterranean, damage may linger.<p><b>When Italian salvage workers propped up the Costa Concordia this week, they cleared a major hurdle in the long saga of the cruise ship that sunk off the coast of Giglio in January 2012. Over the next few weeks, crews will</b> …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Crazy New Electric Car Folds Itself In Half To Park

An armadillo-inspired micro car from South Korea can shrink itself down to just 65 inches.<p>This absolutely awesome all-electric car, created by engineers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, can fold itself completely in half when parking. Inspired by a certain leprosy-carrying …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Cloud Security: What Are Your Options?

NSA leaks have boosted worries about online security. Services and products such as CloudLocker, Tonida, and SafeMonk offer ways to protect your privacy.<p><i>Editor's Note: This story was originally published on August 13, 2013.</i><p><b>Before Edward Snowden came along, it was</b> easier to upload files to the cloud …

When the next Ernest Hemingway dies, who will own his Facebook account?

The next Ernest Hemingway might not craft his masterpiece online. He might still publish some futuristic form of a book, and his works will be printed in publications—digital or print. Still, people will want more from a literary hero. He’ll probably have online accounts—Twitter, Facebook, …

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What Outbreak? Students Tune Out Tweeted Health Warnings

You can lead college students to soap and water, but you can't make them wash their hands. In fact, you can't even make them read their e-mail.<p>That was one takeaway from an outbreak of pneumonia at Georgia Tech last fall that sickened at least 83 students – "the largest [outbreak] reported at a …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

A 3-D Printer Can Pay For Itself In Less Than A Year

Routine questions for the makers of desktop 3-D printers: "what do you do with this thing?" and "why would you want one?" A study from Michigan Technical University answered that with some math: the researchers found that you could recoup the up-front cost of a 3-D printer in less than a year.<p>The …